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Forum Upgrade 25/10/8

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:03 pm
by TC
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.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:05 pm
by BenJy!
Looks the sex tbh, will the uploader be getting the same treatment? :D

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:13 pm
by TuPac
Looking good, shouldn't take too long to get used to :)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:21 pm
by Nelsaidi
Looks good :)

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

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:22 pm
by evil elmo
so you are removing the life and relationships thread either that or i cant see it :oops:

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:24 pm
by Xerxes
It's there, you need to log in, like it is at the moment. :)

Looking very good chaps...:)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:28 pm
by sarah
Oohhh looks good!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:39 pm
by Mox -05
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

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:39 pm
by Dr C
Looking good :D

And TC the 26th is a Sunday :wink:

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:46 pm
by mole3700
Looking great!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:48 pm
by Blast
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.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:50 pm
by ShoTz
what's the friends and foes stuff?

that looks awesome, i dont really understand it though

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:55 pm
by Master Yoda
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 .. :)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:56 pm
by gandy
i think that allows you not to see there posts.. not 100% sure but who knows

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:56 pm
by DeanX
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

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:04 pm
by ShoTz
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

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:33 pm
by death sentence
ShoTz wrote:Hm don't know why i didnt see that!



log in and go to user control panel

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:37 pm
by NightStalker
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

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:43 pm
by CraKinShOt
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.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:02 pm
by um!!!
what does the [*] do?