Forum update coming soon

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Forum update coming soon

Post by MarkM » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:35 pm

Just an FYI, I plan to update the forum software sometime this weekend, possibly tonight. The forum will be down for around four hours or so if everything goes as expected.
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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by John Brennan » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:09 pm

Cool, thanks! Looking forward to the results.
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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by MarkM » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:02 am

As should be obvious, the update has been performed.

There may still be some tweaks ahead, but we're back online. Comments and bug reports can go in this thread started for the purpose: http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... 19&t=32517
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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by Mike McCreight » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:39 am

Old geezer here, trying to find the "new posts since last visit button. (also know as my "start button"...)

Edit: Nevermind. Found it 2 layers deep in a un-labelled drop down.
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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by MarkM » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:42 am

Look in the upper left of the screen, next to the word "Forums". There's an icon with three horizontal lines to its left. Click the three lines icon.
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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by milehighXR » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:32 am

Can we change the look, either as individuals once we login, or can the look be changed back to something easier on the eyeballs, like the old forum? Current color scheme is not easy to look at.
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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by GPz11 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:55 am

Wow, what a difference!

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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by milehighXR » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm

Only difference I'm noticing is the color scheme. What was wrong with the previous version, or software(if this is entirely new)?
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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by MarkM » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:00 pm

milehighXR wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:32 am
Can we change the look, either as individuals once we login, or can the look be changed back to something easier on the eyeballs, like the old forum? Current color scheme is not easy to look at.
Click on the down arrowhead to the right of your username in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Select User Control Panel
In the User Control Panel, click on the Board Preferences tab
Under Edit global settings, change My Board Style: to prosilver
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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by MarkM » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:34 pm

milehighXR wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Only difference I'm noticing is the color scheme. What was wrong with the previous version, or software(if this is entirely new)?
The old version has been out of support for a while and the entire 3.0.x series had reached end of support as of Jan. 1, 2017. So regardless of any additional features, we needed to get up to date. This version is not entirely new, but it does have some new features we'll use. Many of the changes are architectural resulting in improved performance, security, or other under the hood type changes that might not be immediately obvious.

One of the subtle visible changes is in the quoting function. It still works the same for posters, but provides more information regarding the original quote. Regardless of the board style selected, the user interface has been updated. Some of the controls have changed and that does take some getting used to. Upgrading to the new version allowed us to set the Classifieds section so that the first post in a thread can be edited by the original poster, even after the normal editing deadline has passed. I know there were complaints about that with the old board, but there wasn't a simple mod available to allow that. We've got a new registration CAPTCHA that I hope will be easier for humans and harder for bots to deal with than the current one. There are some other items in the works.
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Re: Forum update coming soon

Post by Bob Weir » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:40 pm

Hi Mark,

Thank you for all the work and time you invested in updating the software. However, I do have two suggestions: 1] Make "pro silver" the default and 2] in the posts, change the background from light blue to white. Rational - our eyes have been trained to read dark [black] on white, therefore black on white is easier to read and when copying / pasting a post into a document, the user won't have to change the color of type and background.

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