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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 18:10 Mon 15 Feb 2016

I can't find it :-(

I looked at the admin settings and you are currently set to "prosilver", which is the blue style you were enthusiastic about a few days ago.

Is that the one you want to use?
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 19:07 Mon 15 Feb 2016

Yes I was also struggling to find where to change style. There is a setting in phpbb to force a certain style on all users, found at General -> Board Configuration -> Board settings, "Override user style". Is it possible this has been activated?

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by Glenn E. » 19:19 Mon 15 Feb 2016

Load times seem to have increased significantly. It isn't consistent, but it seems to be only the main page (and links off of the main page) that loads slowly. Once into a sub-forum things seem normal.

It's very strange.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:32 Mon 15 Feb 2016

DRT wrote:I can't find it :-(

I looked at the admin settings and you are currently set to "prosilver", which is the blue style you were enthusiastic about a few days ago.

Is that the one you want to use?
yes

i now see it as red and a tanish color

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 00:57 Tue 16 Feb 2016

In the top right you will see your avatar with a drop-down button next to it. Click on that and select User Control Panel >> Board Preferences. On that menu you will see an option to select the style you want to use.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 09:15 Tue 16 Feb 2016

DRT wrote:In the top right you will see your avatar with a drop-down button next to it. Click on that and select User Control Panel >> Board Preferences. On that menu you will see an option to select the style you want to use.
Perfect. What change was needed to make this option appear?

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 14:50 Tue 16 Feb 2016

flash_uk wrote: What change was needed to make this option appear?
Admin wizardry :wink:
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:56 Tue 16 Feb 2016

DRT wrote:
flash_uk wrote: What change was needed to make this option appear?
Admin wizardry :wink:
Thank you Wizard :D

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 09:50 Fri 29 Apr 2016

Apologies for the short outage this morning. The forum software and database have now been updated to the latest stable versions.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 11:08 Sat 17 Dec 2016

The latest version of the forum software was installed this morning. Apologies if you experienced a short outage.

Please report any issues in this thread.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 12:17 Sat 17 Dec 2016

Thank you.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 15:39 Sun 15 Jan 2017

Has there been a software upgrade? My board style has change to a blueish silver, rather than the red style I had before. The user control panel field to select style has also vanished.

Edit: also, can't seem to browse sub forums. The top index page is there, and individual posts can be reached, but browsing can't be done.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by PhilW » 15:57 Sun 15 Jan 2017

Woah. Forum looks strange (probably just doesn't have our styles applied by default yet) and logo looks ugly. Weird things afoot, which I'm sure will resolve themselves if this is just part of a forum software upgrade.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 16:02 Sun 15 Jan 2017

Sorry, gents. Upgrade in progress and not going according to plan.

Hopefully back to normal soon but I suspect we will need jdaw1 to recreate our board style as it isn't compatible with the new version.

I'm on it!
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 16:25 Sun 15 Jan 2017

Progress.

We now have an upgraded version of the phpBB software that is linked to an upgraded version of the database. Hurrah!

But the PortForumRed2016 style is a disaster with this version so I am reverting everyone to the default style, prosilver.

JDAW will need some time to work out what to do next.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 19:32 Sun 15 Jan 2017

Thanks for all the efforts on maintenance Derek!

Something very strange happening when using Chrome browser. IE seems OK. Safari has a few gremlins going on.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 20:24 Sun 15 Jan 2017

Feel free to post details of strange things in this thread and I'll try to find a fix.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 20:41 Sun 15 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
19:32 Sun 15 Jan 2017
Something very strange happening when using Chrome browser. IE seems OK. Safari has a few gremlins going on.
Try clearing the cache for each browser that you use.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 22:51 Sun 15 Jan 2017

Our usual style, ThePortForumRed2016, is now sort-of working, but with too many aesthetic failings. You are invited not to remark on similarities with its author.

There will be improvements. You are invited not to remark on dissimilarities with its author.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 23:05 Sun 15 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
22:51 Sun 15 Jan 2017
Our usual style, ThePortForumRed2016, is now sort-of working, but with too many aesthetic failings. You are invited not to remark on similarities with its author.
I think it takes up too much space and is a bit ugly. Improvements will be most welcomed by all who encounter it.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by Andy Velebil » 23:06 Sun 15 Jan 2017

FYI, I can log in here on a regular computer but I can't log in through TapaTalk on my phone.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 23:11 Sun 15 Jan 2017

I like the new quotation feature very much :D
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 23:37 Sun 15 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
23:11 Sun 15 Jan 2017
I like the new quotation feature very much :D
It does automatically that which we have long done as a ‘Here’ link. The new things is fabulous — it’ll make it so much easier to post in Apostrophe Crimes.

Does it do anything else?

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 23:45 Sun 15 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:37 Sun 15 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
23:11 Sun 15 Jan 2017
I like the new quotation feature very much :D
It does automatically that which we have long done as a ‘Here’ link. The new things is fabulous — it’ll make it so much easier to post in Apostrophe Crimes.

Does it do anything else?
It puts a date and time stamp in the right hand corner of the quote. Now we will know where the crime was committed and precisely when.

And the user name is a link to their profile.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by Doggett » 23:48 Sun 15 Jan 2017

Safari definitely had a problem for my apple devices until cache was deleted. Now seems to be ok other than blue styling to go with the red logo.

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