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#1 Catalyst

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:55 AM

Hey all,

you will have noticed that some small changes will have happened to the forums over the last few hours, including 404 errors, skin crashes, and improvements!

Below are the changes that have been made, not necessarily viewable to the public;

  • Skin changes to Elegant;
    • Sidebar removed - possibly being re-added
    • Default skins forced to Elegant
    • several configuration changes made to the skin
    • improvements to the topic structure
  • Registration Improvements;
    • Password Strength Checker
    • Redundant checks removed
    • New Captcha keys and difficulty
  • Back-end Changes;
    • Several Performance and Tuning Tweaks
    • Several new back-end processes made
    • Changes to Permissions and Groups
    • Members Moved around
    • Quotes can now be quoted
    • up to 20 quotes per post
  • New Features;
    • Reputation System now online
    • Calendar online
    • "Like This" now works
    • LOTS OF EMOTICONS :tractor: :emot-smug: :emot-gonk: :wub2: Posted Image
    • Iphone app for IPB 3.2.2 - Download here
  • Upcoming Features
    • New Main Page Website!
    • Ranks built into the forum skin
    • Lots more!
  • Features Removed with Forum upgrade
    • Animated Avatars
    • Old theme
    • Anything Cool

As always, please be patient with the changes that are being made, we're :trying: to keep everybody happy with what we've got available to us - but won't be able to keep everybody happy.




Please use this post as a "Bug report" as per say, or even use our nifty new bug reporting software to let us know about problems Here!

Cheers,

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#2 Catalyst

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:42 AM

  • Features Removed with Forum upgrade
  • Animated Avatars



I have since found the setting that fixes this.
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#3 Dukat863

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:22 AM

Could you also modify BRT's font? Because I and l looks same (just get that bold tag out)
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#4 Allie29

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:41 AM

I still can't get most photos to upload properly. Is there some size limitation that isn't shown? It's not large by any means.

Alternatively, is it possible to upload via hyperlink instead?
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:08 PM

Why a forum like shit?
Why a blog is not updated?

P.S.
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#6 Catalyst

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:12 PM

Why a forum like shit?
Why a blog is not updated?

P.S.
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Patience.
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:45 PM

And how to wait? (Make the forum even though dark, is not suitable Elegant)
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#8 Dukat863

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

KOMMUNIST, можно сменить тему с Elegant на IP.Board. Нужно прокрутить в самый низ страницы, нажать на Change Theme и затем на IP.Board. По сравнению с Elegant это тянет хотя-бы на Ладу Приору.

//Something about changing themes, and Lada Priora.

Edited by Dukat863, 15 October 2011 - 03:17 PM.

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#9 Westy543

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 05:48 AM

You said we can have animated avatars? Not working. :(
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:36 AM

The new forum makes BRTs 10 times more apparent, thus 10 times more humiliating.
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#11 Catalyst

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:58 PM

I still can't get most photos to upload properly. Is there some size limitation that isn't shown? It's not large by any means.

Alternatively, is it possible to upload via hyperlink instead?

You said we can have animated avatars? Not working. :(


Upped to 800kb and 300x300
try now (westy's works)
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#12 Allie29

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:54 PM

Air Allie29 flies again! Now I just have to fix the crappy crop somehow. More imagesize reduction here I come.

Then again, may have to do more because it just plain doesn't like me. I'll fix it in the morning.
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#13 Catalyst

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:39 AM

I Have uploaded a new skin.... It is called "Source" and is kinda the same as the IP.Board default skin.

it's just black.

really.

god damn.

black.

It's really hot and i like it alot, and will default it in a few days if people don't complain about it too much.

Cheers
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:54 AM

<3 source it's like a combination of Warior and IP.Board
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:51 AM

I know you guys are busy with the Forums and adding stuff ect and changing things to it but I'm just having a few problems with it.

1) When I actually log on and go to my own profile page it's saying "Member offline". I have to refresh the page then it says "Member online". Then when I leave it to go read a topic and go back to my profile page it says "Member Offline". Is that normal?

2) Posting stuff. The only Post Options I have is Enable emoticons/signature or follow this topic. I cannot change the font size of my text or make it underlined, bold or itallic. I cannot change the colour of it either.... like to make it purple txt for example.

There is nothing to show that I can post a emoticons unless I remember the old way as in two dots and the half bracket for a smile :)

3) I noticed there is a "more" tab at the top of the page.... I click it and nothing happens.

4) On the right hand side there is that colour circle to change the colour theme outline. When I click on it... it just ends up clicking on the "read all forum or post" button instead and the colour never changes.

I have read the "help" topic at the bottom of the page and still no joy. Am I missing something that I should have clicked on or am I being a total n00b about it or is those options for Admins ect?

Can someone give me a bit of advice please cheerz.

A confused ice187dna.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:28 AM

Source is nice, but instead of black i would like to have 70 70 70 (decimal) color.
It's much better to eyes (it's from cncseries.ru but who cares?).

Edited by Dukat863, 18 October 2011 - 09:31 AM.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:34 AM

why not a real background image?
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#18 Catalyst

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:54 AM

why not a real background image?

It's on it's way.

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Hey Ice,

can you send me an image of what you see in the forums?

we should also have a chat later and see if i can help you out with the forums,

i'll be around in about 11 hours from now if you want to jump on irc.bluehellproductions.com and we can have a chat!!! :)

Coolies :)
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#19 Allie29

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:09 AM

Yeah I can't get the crop to work properly. Is there any way the crop can not be square? If I adjust the picture it just gets squashed or stretched. The avatar's are forced to be square... whatever tiny pixel amount x whatever tiny pixel amount. I'm cool with empty space, but the new board apparently isn't.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:10 AM

The only thing I don't like about the "Source" theme is the annoying bar at the bottom of the screen. Otherwise, it's nice.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:26 AM

Oh, and ^ this.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:47 PM

Hey Cata,

11 hours from now would be 3am for me and I'm getting up for work at 4.15am lol if I figured out the time correctly. Yeah I can post the images on here later on. Am not sure if there is a 10 or 11 hour time difference between us. Right am working Sat 22/10/11 and I finish at 4.45pm so I can be home for about 5.15pm GMT so do you want to go on TS then for a quick chat? If not I'm off work on Sunday 23/10/11 and can jump on TS at anytime on Sunday for a chat instead. Up2u in which you thinkz best option. :D

Cheerz for helping me out.

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#23 Catalyst

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:09 PM

Yeah I can't get the crop to work properly. Is there any way the crop can not be square? If I adjust the picture it just gets squashed or stretched. The avatar's are forced to be square... whatever tiny pixel amount x whatever tiny pixel amount. I'm cool with empty space, but the new board apparently isn't.


i set it to 300x300 - what works better?

Hey Cata,
MOREWORDS


Send me a message on the forums when you get home and i'll see if i'm available? :)
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:24 PM

I've got a friend attempting to register for the forums, but there's apparently a question about "what domain are you on?". Anybody willing to help out here? Neither of us are sure as to what it means, and it's been a while since I signed up so I'm not sure what it's about.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:42 PM

I've changed the question - was investiggating anti-bot crap.

should be nice and easy.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:54 PM

I left this forum about an hour ago, finally used to the new look...

... I come back now, and I am met with darkness...

"... Wow. This was unexpected..." :O

However, now that I'm over the initial shock, I actually like this new version. At least it somehow feels slightly more C&C-ish than the previous version, and the layout better resembles that of the old apathbeyond.com layout. :)
Now, all we need is some red and blue and some RA-themed icons, and it'll be perfect.

Edited by APB_ICE, 18 October 2011 - 11:00 PM.

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#27 Catalyst

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:54 PM

The only thing I don't like about the "Source" theme is the annoying bar at the bottom of the screen. Otherwise, it's nice.


Yeah i know, it's terrible, but everything else is awesome
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:53 PM

You guys would not imagine where they hide the CSS for this new version; the answer is "in about fifty different places"
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:14 AM

Ah, a new blue background! Very nice. :)

*EDIT: Aw... what happened to the layout? It's back to the older version. :( I really liked the Source version.

*ANOTHER EDIT: Wait, now it's back to the Source version! :)

Edited by APB_ICE, 19 October 2011 - 12:15 AM.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:25 AM

You guys could probably create a thread saying what's needed and people what make custom icons and stuff if the goal is a heavily decked out theme. Also, Source is awesome. Only request is to make the text/banner on top go to the main website, and move main website link on the link bar. It's effectively the opposite of the old layout as "forum [home]" used to be the leftmost link, and I keep on going the opposite of where I want to. It's a super minor point, but hey, if it's easy to change...
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