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New Forum Changes

#1 Post by richb » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:24 pm

As you are aware we have migrated to new Forum software. This was necessary as the software was out of date and no longer supported by phpBB. Also internal security is improved.

Following are some salient differences and changes from the previous software. This is not intended as a full guide.

1. The Announcement banner can be suppressed by clicking on the X when hovering over the right hand corner of the announcement box. It will reappear when a change is made to the content.

2. The Quick links at the upper left gives access to a number of post listings such as Your Posts, New Posts, Unread Posts, etc. These can also be accessed on the third like down from Quick links.

3. The gray bar below Quick Links will show what forum you are currently in.

4. The Newest Posts is a new module that will show the eight latest posts, top posters and newest members. Unread posts will have a yellow outlined box to the right of the post.

5. Mark Forums Read is now at the top right of the Index page just above the Newest Post block. I will only show if the Announcement block is suppressed. (See item 1).

6. Notifications and Private Messages to the right of your Username at the top right will show the number of each if they exist.

7. We no longer have the Thanks capability. When a module becomes available we will implement it.
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Re: New Forum Changes

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:30 pm

<clicks thanks icon>
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Re: New Forum Changes

#3 Post by DBeckett » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:56 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:<clicks thanks icon>
Here also
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Re: New Forum Changes

#4 Post by asqwerth » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:47 pm

'Quick links' is on the top left, not top right.
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Re: New Forum Changes

#5 Post by richb » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:50 pm

asqwerth wrote:'Quick links' is on the top left, not top right.
thanks
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Re: New Forum Changes

#6 Post by Gordon Cooper » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:53 pm

richb wrote : The Announcement banner can be suppressed by clicking on the X when hovering over the right hand corner of the announcement box. It will reappear when a change is made to the content.

This looks a bit restricted, if anyone clicks this X while browsing around, the banner is gone until one of a restricted few changes it? Or have I misread this
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Re: New Forum Changes

#7 Post by Richard » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:59 pm

The forum is really great on my telephone.
I can read and write without having to resize.
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Re: New Forum Changes

#8 Post by tascoast » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:54 am

We will adapt. Currently, I wish for cell borders on new post listings and am inclined to put sunglasses on, but I'm sure I'll grow fond of it soon. The colourful user names look good.
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Re: New Forum Changes

#9 Post by Pierre » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:20 am

looking good - now similar to other sites, that have also migrated ..

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Re: New Forum Changes

#10 Post by asqwerth » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:57 am

Just to confirm, there is no longer any big red box informing you of new private messages, and the only notification for that now is found at the top right corner, right?
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