Site Migration Completed

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Be Sandy? » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:06 am

Rigo wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:48 am
Can we have the "20 most recent posts" on the list as well ( https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... t_topics_2 ) ?
...
I know it's not exactly the same but you can access that now :)

Go to "new posts" in the quick links menu - it's at the top left of the page just below the MW text.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Rigo » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:17 am

> And why not, Collapsible Categories (so one can hide all the manufacturers forums) ?

I just realised the categories can already be collapsed ... there's a minus sign on the right of each category.
But of course I was trying it the old way, by simply clicking the category, and that now simply goes to a separate page with the entries of that category.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Mark II » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:23 am

Great work.

Happy Holidays!

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by aphantomvaper » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:28 am

Thank you for all this hard work, a Christmas miracle indeed. Have only been in Synth for a couple of years, and hadn't realized this was my go to site every day, a few times a day! When it was lost, I was also lost!

Keep it up the forum is looking great and on the mend!

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by insoul8 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:49 am

The header image could stand to be a bit shorter/smaller I think. Takes up a big chunk of the vertical when the site loads for me on PC. Might not be worth thinking about now though if there is a possibility of changing styles down the road.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by sparood » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:50 am

Great news, thanks for the work!

Although the anti-spam function seems to be overly aggressive, I already got logged out of my account 3 times with a [b]permanently banned[/b] warning to boot.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Be Sandy? » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:59 am

sparood wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:50 am
Great news, thanks for the work!

Although the anti-spam function seems to be overly aggressive, I already got logged out of my account 3 times with a permanently banned warning to boot.
You're not banned! :)

We're being absolutely hammered with spam at the moment compared to the old site so it may take a little while for us to get a good mix of settings.

If anyone does get booted out permanently use the support email and I'll sort it out as soon as possible.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by indigoid » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:27 am

ooh look, the forum's back! well done on the migration, that shit can so very easily go badly wrong

a few things:

* thankyou!

* if there's a nice [i][b]non-fixed-width[/b][/i] theme out there that people like and it costs money, I will [b]gladly[/b] pay for it. Fixed-width themes can die in a fire. Particularly in the DIY forum I've found it useful to have a really wide window sometimes when people post series of large inline images

* the old forum had a "view entire thread in one page" option; this was super useful for actually finding things in threads

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by joeSeggiola » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:58 am

> are bookmarks gone or will they be restored somehow `?

+1 for this! I collected something like 50 bookmarks for all the modules I have or I'm interested in, it'd be great to not have it lost completely. I see you recovered watched list, maybe the same it's possible for bookmarks?

If not, can't you recover a simple IDs or links list from the old database, and sent it to who's interested? I'll add them again manually if necessary, but there's no way I remember them all!

Thanks for your work, finally a more modern look!

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by hbc » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:05 am

Thank you so much to everyone involved in keeping this place running.

The new setup is _so_ much better on mobile.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Be Sandy? » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:07 am

hbc wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:05 am
...
The new setup is _so_ much better on mobile.
:tu:
I keep on doing the pinch thing that the old software needed so I could actually read it and then realising I don't need to anymore!

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Bodo1967 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:11 am

Congrats for the successful migration.

However, a strange thing happened just 3 minutes ago: I tried to login, got a message I'm permanently banned (similar to what happened after the VSE migration), wrote an e-mail to the admin, tried again, and now it worked. Verrrry strange...?!

Anyway, merry Xmas and a good new year to everyone here!

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Transistor » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:43 pm

[quote=Bodo1967 post_id=3168278 time=1577200263 user_id=32025]
Congrats for the successful migration.

However, a strange thing happened just 3 minutes ago: I tried to login, got a message I'm permanently banned (similar to what happened after the VSE migration), wrote an e-mail to the admin, tried again, and now it worked. Verrrry strange...?!

Anyway, merry Xmas and a good new year to everyone here!
[/quote]

I’m getting exactly the same, only just reading up here so glad to see my alter ego is unlikely to have provoked the ban and this is a wider issue unrelated to my behavior :) Great work on the upgrade just the same though, much better general experience navigating the forum

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by chamomileshark » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:17 pm

thanks to everyone involved in getting this sorted out

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by melodydad » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:38 pm

Although from reading the posts above it appears that you can never please everyone I for one am more than happy to see the new look forum and I think that it is amazing that Muffs can carry on. Rob, Mike would be proud of you!

Best wishes for 2020

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Peake » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:42 pm

Got banned and it was lifted in just a few minutes. I imagine the admins are having to do a great deal of work and this the day before Christmas, it's truly appreciated. Best wishes to the admins and all who make this place functional for a wonderful holiday season and new year!

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by slumberjack » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:06 pm

maybe this was asked before: is it possible to implement that a link on a post always opend in a fresh tab?

btw. thanks for keeping this up and running in mike spirit!

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Be Sandy? » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:19 pm

slumberjack wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:06 pm
maybe this was asked before: is it possible to implement that a link on a post always opend in a fresh tab?

btw. thanks for keeping this up and running in mike spirit!
The default in the new software is to open in the same tab. Apparently to do with XHTML 1.0 Strict-validation.
It looks like it is possible to change this with some code in the backend but that's something Rob would need to do.
Rob, here's the link I found:
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... w-windows/

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Flatscan » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:24 pm

Rigo wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:17 am
> And why not, Collapsible Categories (so one can hide all the manufacturers forums) ?

I just realised the categories can already be collapsed ... there's a minus sign on the right of each category.
But of course I was trying it the old way, by simply clicking the category, and that now simply goes to a separate page with the entries of that category.
The minus sign is new. I added the extension for that late last night just before going to sleep.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Flatscan » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:30 pm

Be Sandy? wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:19 pm
slumberjack wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:06 pm
maybe this was asked before: is it possible to implement that a link on a post always opend in a fresh tab?

btw. thanks for keeping this up and running in mike spirit!
The default in the new software is to open in the same tab. Apparently to do with XHTML 1.0 Strict-validation.
It looks like it is possible to change this with some code in the backend but that's something Rob would need to do.
Rob, here's the link I found:
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... w-windows/
Thanks. That seems reasonable. I've added it to the issue tracker.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by slumberjack » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:46 pm

Flatscan wrote:
> [quote="Be Sandy?" post_id=3168409 time=1577215180 user_id=44578]
> [quote=slumberjack post_id=3168397 time=1577214409 user_id=24081]
> maybe this was asked before: is it possible to implement that a link on a
> post always opend in a fresh tab?
>
> btw. thanks for keeping this up and running in mike spirit!
> [/quote]
>
> The default in the new software is to open in the same tab. Apparently to
> do with XHTML 1.0 Strict-validation.
> It looks like it is possible to change this with some code in the backend
> but that's something Rob would need to do.
> Rob, here's the link I found:
>
> https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... w-windows/
> [/quote]
>
> Thanks. That seems reasonable. I've added it to the issue tracker.

great

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Flatscan » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:48 pm

joeSeggiola wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:58 am
> are bookmarks gone or will they be restored somehow `?

+1 for this! I collected something like 50 bookmarks for all the modules I have or I'm interested in, it'd be great to not have it lost completely. I see you recovered watched list, maybe the same it's possible for bookmarks?

If not, can't you recover a simple IDs or links list from the old database, and sent it to who's interested? I'll add them again manually if necessary, but there's no way I remember them all!

Thanks for your work, finally a more modern look!

I believe the missing bookmarks have now been restored. Could anyone that had some bookmarks before confirm that they're back now?

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Flatscan » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:52 pm

The "Recent Topics" extension has been added as requested by Rigo.

This adds a new section on the index page which not everyone may love. Open to feedback and removing this if it's unwelcome.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by insoul8 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:00 pm

Flatscan wrote:
> [quote=joeSeggiola post_id=3168273 time=1577199539 user_id=46083]
> > are bookmarks gone or will they be restored somehow `?
>
> +1 for this! I collected something like 50 bookmarks for all the modules I have or
> I'm interested in, it'd be great to not have it lost completely. I see you recovered
> watched list, maybe the same it's possible for bookmarks?
>
> If not, can't you recover a simple IDs or links list from the old database, and sent
> it to who's interested? I'll add them again manually if necessary, but there's no way
> I remember them all!
>
> Thanks for your work, finally a more modern look!
> [/quote]
>
>
> I believe the missing bookmarks have now been restored. Could anyone that had some
> bookmarks before confirm that they're back now?

I had a few bookmarks and they appear to be there now.

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Re: Site Migration Completed

Post by Rigo » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:09 pm

Flatscan wrote:
> The "Recent Topics" extension has been added as requested by
> Rigo.
>
> This adds a new section on the index page which not everyone may love. Open
> to feedback and removing this if it's unwelcome.

If people don't want it, you could move it to the bottom (where it was before). It seems it can't be minimised like the other categories,don't know how this was before.

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