Forum Upgrade 25/10/8

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Forum Upgrade 25/10/8

Postby TC on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:03 pm

Next weekend were planning on upgrading the Forum software we use on UKCS. The new version of PhPBB v3 allows some nice new features, like post attachments and much better moderator tools.

There is a demo of the new forums available, based on a copy of UKCS from a few weeks ago. The final colouring/style is not fixed and we're likely to play around with that more over the comming weeks.

ALL POSTS MADE ON THE TEST FORUM WILL BE TEMPORARY AND LOST - it is NOT LIVE

http://test.forums.ukcs.net

You will need to login to the test forum and know your password.

Do not use the TEST uploader, all images will be lost.

I appreciate any change of look will take a while to get used to, but I think once you get used to the new features you'll enjoy them. Take a look under "User Control Console" (the new name for profile). You'll see how much there is there.

Note that the old youtube posts won't work at the moment. There is a new method of posing youtube, like you do with posting an image. We'll go through and fix the previously posted you tube videos once we've converted the live system.

We're planning on upgrading the LIVE forums on Saturday 25th October, in the morning. During the upgrade process the forums will not be available.
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Postby BenJy! on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:05 pm

Looks the sex tbh, will the uploader be getting the same treatment? :D
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Postby TuPac on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:13 pm

Looking good, shouldn't take too long to get used to :)
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Postby Nelsaidi on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:21 pm

Looks good :)

If you want to keep the forum theme the same, let me know :)
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Postby evil elmo on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:22 pm

so you are removing the life and relationships thread either that or i cant see it :oops:
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Postby Xerxes on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:24 pm

It's there, you need to log in, like it is at the moment. :)

Looking very good chaps...:)
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Postby sarah on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:28 pm

Oohhh looks good!
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Postby Mox -05 on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:39 pm

nelsaidi2 wrote:Looks good :)

If you want to keep the forum theme the same, let me know :)

I do want to keep this current theme D:
The new theme on the Test forum is just too... "Bad".
It's like a parade of colours! :P
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Postby Dr C on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:39 pm

Looking good :D

And TC the 26th is a Sunday :wink:


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Postby mole3700 on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:46 pm

Looking great!
I might be wrong.
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Postby Blast on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:48 pm

dont get me wrong it looks nice,

but on first impressions its lost that homey UKCS feel to it, it looks like every other forum out there.

im sure ill get used to it though.
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Postby ShoTz on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:50 pm

what's the friends and foes stuff?

that looks awesome, i dont really understand it though


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Postby Master Yoda on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:55 pm

blast wrote:dont get me wrong it looks nice,

but on first impressions its lost that homey UKCS feel to it, it looks like every other forum out there.

im sure ill get used to it though.


Exactly what I though.
I want(demands!) something unique.
Not necesarily the exact as now, but. I want the home feeling .. :)
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Postby gandy on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:56 pm

i think that allows you not to see there posts.. not 100% sure but who knows


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Postby DeanX on Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:56 pm

ShoTz wrote:what's the friends and foes stuff?

that looks awesome, i dont really understand it though


- Friends enable you quick access to members you communicate with frequently. If the template has relevant support any posts made by a friend may be highlighted.

- Foes are users which will be ignored by default. Posts by these users will not be fully visible. Personal messages from foes are still permitted. Please note that you cannot ignore moderators or administrators
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Postby ShoTz on Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:04 pm

Hm don't know why i didnt see that!

The functions of the forum look very good.

I think the pages with posts look abit messy - maybe that is just it's different


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Postby death sentence on Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:33 pm

ShoTz wrote:Hm don't know why i didnt see that!



log in and go to user control panel
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Postby NightStalker on Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:37 pm

see this version has much better group management system....eg mod's admins etc.....and also able to distinguish between mod's ranks alot more easier now
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Postby CraKinShOt on Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:43 pm

Don't worry about the colours, I'm editing the theme to tone stuff down. Group colours were just a proof of concept to see if it was worth it.

I'll be playing with the colours a bit see what works and what doesn't, so don't worry if you catch it while I'm playing. Either way, the test board will be wiped.
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Postby um!!! on Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:02 pm

what does the [*] do?
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