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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 12:47 Fri 20 Jan 2017

PhilW wrote:
10:38 Fri 20 Jan 2017
(am also surprised people use the link for "new posts" rather than "unread posts", but perhaps that's just me)
It's one and the same thing for me!

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 12:53 Fri 20 Jan 2017

PhilW wrote:
10:37 Fri 20 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
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Unintended consequence is that clicking on the :tpf: logo now takes you to New Posts rather than the main forum page. A support request has been logged.
Definitely not a fan of this; I frequently use the logo to return to top to be able to see everything to navigate; having to retype the web address to return to top is horrible.
Hopefully Derek's support request will bring a fix. You can though click on "The Port Forum" hyperlink in the breadcrumbs line to get back to the top.

I've also just noticed that the logo doesn't even appear on the iPhone Safari browser, but does appear on the iPad.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 14:28 Fri 20 Jan 2017

PhilW wrote:
10:37 Fri 20 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
00:22 Fri 20 Jan 2017
Unintended consequence is that clicking on the :tpf: logo now takes you to New Posts rather than the main forum page. A support request has been logged.
Definitely not a fan of this; I frequently use the logo to return to top to be able to see everything to navigate; having to retype the web address to return to top is horrible.
You don't have to do that. Immediately to the right of the new New Posts link is a link to the TPF home page :smile:
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 15:08 Fri 20 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
12:47 Fri 20 Jan 2017
PhilW wrote:
10:38 Fri 20 Jan 2017
(am also surprised people use the link for "new posts" rather than "unread posts", but perhaps that's just me)
It's one and the same thing for me!
I think Phil is correct. During a session New Posts will continue to list posts you have read during that session whereas Unread Posts only lists those you have not yet visited.

I have changed the link to be Unread Posts.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 17:33 Fri 20 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
15:08 Fri 20 Jan 2017
flash_uk wrote:
12:47 Fri 20 Jan 2017
PhilW wrote:
10:38 Fri 20 Jan 2017
(am also surprised people use the link for "new posts" rather than "unread posts", but perhaps that's just me)
It's one and the same thing for me!
I think Phil is correct. During a session New Posts will continue to list posts you have read during that session whereas Unread Posts only lists those you have not yet visited.

I have changed the link to be Unread Posts.
Good point, I had overlooked that nuance. I now like Unread Posts better.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by Andy Velebil » 20:19 Fri 20 Jan 2017

How do I go back the blue color? Not a fan of the red.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 20:27 Fri 20 Jan 2017

In the top right of the screen you should see a drop-down attached to your usename. Select User Control Panel >> Board Preferences >> My board style and select "prosilver" from the drop-down list.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 21:23 Fri 20 Jan 2017

Andy Velebil wrote:
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How do I go back the blue color? Not a fan of the red.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 21:25 Fri 20 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
21:23 Fri 20 Jan 2017
Andy Velebil wrote:
20:19 Fri 20 Jan 2017
How do I go back the blue color? Not a fan of the red.
He has come from the Dark Side, and is blinded by the light.
Either that or President Trump says that prosilver will make America great again.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 21:51 Fri 20 Jan 2017

(I’m failing to faff satisfactorily with the new theme. Service might be interrupted.)

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 22:56 Fri 20 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
21:51 Fri 20 Jan 2017
(I’m failing to faff satisfactorily with the new theme. Service might be interrupted.)
You don't need to interrupt service to do what you are doing. Leave everyone on prosilver while you faff around with the new style. When you want to see what the new style looks like or test that it is working use the preview option on the right hand side of the screen on ACP >> Customise
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 10:45 Sat 21 Jan 2017

The nested quotations persist in being wrong. Am aware. Am trying to fix.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 19:38 Sat 21 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
10:45 Sat 21 Jan 2017
The nested quotations persist in being wrong. Am aware. Am trying to fix.
Good work. Seems to be sorted.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 22:03 Sat 21 Jan 2017

Fixed indeed. Well done JDAW.

I have not spotted any other glaring errors or omissions in the style. Should we make it the default?
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 22:08 Sat 21 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
22:03 Sat 21 Jan 2017
I have not spotted any other glaring errors or omissions in the style.
The icons.
DRT wrote:
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Should we make it the default?
It already is.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by Glenn E. » 20:36 Tue 24 Jan 2017

This latest upgrade seems to have mitigated a certain slowness that crept in after the previous upgrade. The forums are still not as fast as they were prior to the previous upgrade, but they're now back to being solidly within the "tolerable" range.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 23:19 Sun 29 Jan 2017

Some of our usages of the quote tag have been broken by phpbb version 3.2. :-( I couldn’t get through the bug-reporting mechanism, so have posted on phpbb.com.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 00:21 Mon 30 Jan 2017

From that discussion it seems that it previously worked by mistake (or at least unwittingly) and the new style of auto linkages means that the loophole has been closed.

You would have more luck persuading the IVDP to allow bulk shipment of Port in Pipes than you will trying to persuade the admin team on that site to change how their software behaves. Their default position is you that you are wrong - and a bit stupid for bothering to ask for help.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by PhilW » 11:23 Mon 30 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:test1
DRT wibble wrote:test1
[url=wibble]wibble[/url] DRT wrote:test1
DRT [url=wibble]wibble[/url] wrote:test1
DRT [url=wibble]wibble[/url] wrote:test1
[/url]DRT [url=wibble]wibble[/url] wrote:test1
DRT [url=wibble]wibble[/url] wrote:test1
wibble wrote:test1
[quote="DRT" [/url]wibble"]test1[/quote]

I think our habit of modifying the attribute of quote="...", and the inclusion of links or other elements within that attribute, has been terminated.
I tried a few options to see if there were a simple search/replace on the old post text which might have been possible (grep/awk) to fool the display, but nothing works well without significant parsing being required.

Simple search/replace option:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=98381#p98381]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=98347#p98347]Here[/url] Chris Doty wrote:I had been thinking, given my recent adventures on the subcontinent, that we would be using some form of local script (e.g., http://www.omniglot.com/writing/malayalam.htm)

feel free to explore and revert
I have explored, and am unable to get any Malayalam script to render using my software. This is being filed under ‘known bugs about which nothing will ever be done’.
wrote:Here jdaw1"]
wrote:Here Chris Doty"]I had been thinking, given my recent adventures on the subcontinent, that we would be using some form of local script (e.g., http://www.omniglot.com/writing/malayalam.htm)

feel free to explore and revert
I have explored, and am unable to get any Malayalam script to render using my software. This is being filed under ‘known bugs about which nothing will ever be done’.
The original is probably clearer; though might also only work where the included link is at the start of the quote="..." field rather than part-way through; but at least the intention is still relatively easily discernible in the old posts, whereas the (simply) mangled form while notionally clearer initially, is less so when reading it.

More complex parsing option:
Here jdaw1 wrote:Here jdaw1
Here Chris Doty wrote:Here Chris Doty
I had been thinking, given my recent adventures on the subcontinent, that we would be using some form of local script (e.g., http://www.omniglot.com/writing/malayalam.htm)

feel free to explore and revert
I have explored, and am unable to get any Malayalam script to render using my software. This is being filed under ‘known bugs about which nothing will ever be done’.
Trying another option:
wrote:["Here jdaw1"]
wrote:["Here Chris Doty"]I had been thinking, given my recent adventures on the subcontinent, that we would be using some form of local script (e.g., http://www.omniglot.com/writing/malayalam.htm)

feel free to explore and revert
I have explored, and am unable to get any Malayalam script to render using my software. This is being filed under ‘known bugs about which nothing will ever be done’.

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