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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 23:50 Sun 15 Jan 2017

NON-DRIVEL UPDATE ON THE UPGRADE

An upgraded version of the auto-backup software has now been installed. It should now backup hourly rather than daily. Happiness.

I cannot find a version of TapaTalk that is compatible with this version of phpBB. This version of phpBB seems to render very well on mobile devices. Happiness.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by Doggett » 23:52 Sun 15 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:37 Sun 15 Jan 2017
The new things is fabulous — it’ll make it so much easier to post in Apostrophe Crimes.
Deliberate?
Test?
Or just a crime?

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 23:53 Sun 15 Jan 2017

Doggett wrote:
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.
The blue styling will only go away when we have a new version of our bespoke style sheet. JDAW is the master of style on this forum but was unaware of the upgrade until I SNAFU'ed it earlier today. Please give him time to resolve. Days, not hours. Perhaps even weeks.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 00:25 Mon 16 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
23:50 Sun 15 Jan 2017
I cannot find a version of TapaTalk that is compatible with this version of phpBB.
Apparently the upgrade of TapaTalk is on its way.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by PhilW » 11:52 Mon 16 Jan 2017

I appreciate that the update to forum software/configuration is likely not complete yet, but thought I should flag that while the threads themselves are perfectly readable currently, the forum index and sub-indexes are barely readable by browser. I see the following, as an example:
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Note that the background logos are moving, not static, which make reading even harder.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 12:29 Mon 16 Jan 2017

Phil - you need to clear the browser cache. I had the same issue until Derek suggested clearing the cache.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by PhilW » 14:33 Mon 16 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
12:29 Mon 16 Jan 2017
Phil - you need to clear the browser cache. I had the same issue until Derek suggested clearing the cache.
Thanks Mike. Following cache clear all works fine. I did try switching to "ThePortForumRed2016" in the user control panel, but that still currently clearly has issues (image references) but staying with the default "prosilver" all is good for now. Cheers for the tip.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 23:23 Mon 16 Jan 2017

Doggett wrote:
23:52 Sun 15 Jan 2017
Deliberate?
Test?
Or just a crime?
I am a sinner.

But nowhere near as much as I’d like to be.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by idj123 » 14:50 Wed 18 Jan 2017

flash_uk wrote:
12:29 Mon 16 Jan 2017
Phil - you need to clear the browser cache. I had the same issue until Derek suggested clearing the cache.
Yes, thanks Mike, otherwise I would have continued to experience withdrawal symptoms! One thing however, I now can't seem to readily see the latest post on my mobile (not a problem on other devices), only by drilling into the topic-anyone give me a quick idiot's guide?

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 16:21 Wed 18 Jan 2017

idj123 wrote:
14:50 Wed 18 Jan 2017
I now can't seem to readily see the latest post on my mobile (not a problem on other devices), only by drilling into the topic-anyone give me a quick idiot's guide?
In the top left hand corner of the screen you should have a symbol made of three horizontal lines. Click that and then select "New posts" :wink:
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by PhilW » 19:04 Wed 18 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
00:25 Mon 16 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
23:50 Sun 15 Jan 2017
I cannot find a version of TapaTalk that is compatible with this version of phpBB.
Apparently the upgrade of TapaTalk is on its way.
Good stuff; it is appreciated when available.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 22:29 Wed 18 Jan 2017

PhilW wrote:
DRT wrote:
00:25 Mon 16 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
23:50 Sun 15 Jan 2017
I cannot find a version of TapaTalk that is compatible with this version of phpBB.
Apparently the upgrade of TapaTalk is on its way.
Good stuff; it is appreciated when available.
This message was posted using TapaTalk :smile:



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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by PhilW » 10:21 Thu 19 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
22:29 Wed 18 Jan 2017
PhilW wrote:
DRT wrote:
00:25 Mon 16 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
23:50 Sun 15 Jan 2017
I cannot find a version of TapaTalk that is compatible with this version of phpBB.
Apparently the upgrade of TapaTalk is on its way.
Good stuff; it is appreciated when available.
This message was posted using TapaTalk :smile:
Huzzah! Normal service is resumed. Good job Derek :D

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by idj123 » 14:17 Thu 19 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
16:21 Wed 18 Jan 2017
idj123 wrote:
14:50 Wed 18 Jan 2017
I now can't seem to readily see the latest post on my mobile (not a problem on other devices), only by drilling into the topic-anyone give me a quick idiot's guide?
In the top left hand corner of the screen you should have a symbol made of three horizontal lines. Click that and then select "New posts" :wink:
Just realised that you have to be logged in for the 'New Posts' link to appear although what I was referring to was now the inability to view the Forum page in full on my mobile ie I can no longer view the right hand part of the home page.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 16:45 Thu 19 Jan 2017

idj123 wrote:
14:17 Thu 19 Jan 2017
DRT wrote:
16:21 Wed 18 Jan 2017
idj123 wrote:
14:50 Wed 18 Jan 2017
I now can't seem to readily see the latest post on my mobile (not a problem on other devices), only by drilling into the topic-anyone give me a quick idiot's guide?
In the top left hand corner of the screen you should have a symbol made of three horizontal lines. Click that and then select "New posts" :wink:
Just realised that you have to be logged in for the 'New Posts' link to appear although what I was referring to was now the inability to view the Forum page in full on my mobile ie I can no longer view the right hand part of the home page.
Yes that seems to be the norm behaviour on a phone screen now. On the plus side though, the content is properly sized onto the screen, so for example you don't need to flick across to see the right hand side of the page. So it is now immediately obvious if you are logged in or not as that is permanently visible.

I find it very unhelpful that New Posts is located un the Quick Links pull-down. 99% of the clicks within that pull-down must be on New Posts I would guess, which tells me that a link for New Posts should be permanently in view on the front page. That is feedback for phpBB though, rather than :tpf:

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 21:16 Thu 19 Jan 2017

I think it might be possible to do something about the New Posts thing but only when JDAW has cracked the problem of creating the new version of the style sheets.

I noticed a new feature in the admin area last night that is now enabled: "Quick Reply" - I like it :smile:
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 21:26 Thu 19 Jan 2017

As a temporary workaround to the "New Posts" thing I have created a link named "View New Posts" in the description area of "Port Conversations" on the front page of the forum.

A more permanent fix will be applied once the new style is available.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 21:58 Thu 19 Jan 2017

Another way to access new posts quickly is to bookmark search.php?search_id=newposts on your browser or save that url as an icon on your smartphone.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 23:05 Thu 19 Jan 2017

Something like the usual style should have returned. If it has any problems — such as white writing on a white background — please let me know.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 23:32 Thu 19 Jan 2017

Thank you. From what little I have looked at it looks excellent.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 23:51 Thu 19 Jan 2017

Thanks to help from someone on the phpBB support forum "New Posts" has now been added to a very accessible place on both the desktop and mobile versions of the forum.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 00:22 Fri 20 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
23:51 Thu 19 Jan 2017
Thanks to help from someone on the phpBB support forum "New Posts" has now been added to a very accessible place on both the desktop and mobile versions of the forum.
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.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by flash_uk » 08:09 Fri 20 Jan 2017

DRT wrote:
23:51 Thu 19 Jan 2017
Thanks to help from someone on the phpBB support forum "New Posts" has now been added to a very accessible place on both the desktop and mobile versions of the forum.
Superb! Well done Derek, massively useful. Great upgrade.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by PhilW » 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.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by PhilW » 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)

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