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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:39 pm

Ok lads
We are back online and the board has been updated.
The style is slightly different, but keeps the black and orange.

If you notice anything wrong with the board let me know.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:44 pm

A couple of things, neither a huge issue. Didn't we used t have a "new posts" link on the screen that you could click without having to use the drop down menu? Also, we had the "floating" arrow to take you down to the latest post on mobile devices. I suspect the latter was only added because of my moaning so no one else will probably miss it! :)

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:56 pm

Last point seems to be resolved now as accessing a thread seems to take you straight to the latest post. :thumbs

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:39 pm

harry_rag wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Last point seems to be resolved now as accessing a thread seems to take you straight to the latest post. :thumbs
Not sure what you mean harry

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:48 pm

Yeah, you're right harry we did have a new posts link on the other board.
Obviously this style doesn't have it, but as you say, the drop down can take you there.

The old forum had a lot of stuff that I added along the way, such as the floating arrow
links opening in new windows, stars for how many years membership etc.

I still have those add ons, but I'll have to test them out to see if
they are compatible. Once I find out, I'll put them back in.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Fruitster » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:04 pm

Col wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:39 pm
Ok lads
We are back online and the board has been updated.
The style is slightly different, but keeps the black and orange.

If you notice anything wrong with the board let me know.
Is the white and blue option still about Col?
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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:33 pm

There will be mate, but I need to get the snagging done on this one first. :thumbs

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:56 pm

The forum links when hovered were set on red, which was annoying me. I've changed them to white

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:30 pm

Re Kenbo's comment elsewhere, the red on black display of threads with new posts is a bit hard on the eyes, if anything can be done about that.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:33 pm

Yeah I thought that as well, I'll see if I can find where that's hiding. :thumbs

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:16 pm

Yeah, think it just used to be the arrow in a different colour (as it still is) to highlight threads with new posts, not the thread title as well.

Must be a fun job Col! {8

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:20 pm

Isn't it strange
I couldn't remember if the thread title was highlighted as well.

But you're right, it was only the arrow

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:02 pm

One more question, again nothing critical. Looking at it on a laptop, does the forum take up more of the screen from right to left than it used to, i.e. did it have bigger margins previously?

If it is any different I'd say I prefer how it used to be (surprise, surprise)!

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by kenbo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:25 am

I've got similar colours to last time, but they're quite harsh on the eye.

The 'new posts' tab seems to have disappeared too?

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:07 am

The new posts link can be accessed through the drop down menu, top left.
I'll try and get onto some of those colours today.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by kenbo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:02 am

I found it. I must say I preferred it as it was.

The 'new post' tab was very handy. It feels like you have to go round the houses now to find it.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:49 am

Can't say I ever used it at all, but then I read everything.

I'm sure I can find a new link for it.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:23 pm

harry_rag wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:02 pm
One more question, again nothing critical. Looking at it on a laptop, does the forum take up more of the screen from right to left than it used to, i.e. did it have bigger margins previously?

If it is any different I'd say I prefer how it used to be (surprise, surprise)!
I've not had time to look at the forum on a laptop yet, but I'd be very surprised if that's the case.
We don't have tapatalk back yet, but I've just checked out the site on my phone, and it looks very good on there, so might not bother with tapatalk.

I've managed to get rid of the red forum links, and imported new forum buttons for unread posts.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:28 pm

That logo at the top is only there temporarily, I'm trying to get it centred without any luck so far.
I'll remove it if I can't get it centred.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:06 pm

Sorted :)

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:23 pm

Not sorted for me Col? Couple of chopped off "Punters Mat" logos over to the left of the screen with an orange banner over the rest of the screen.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:26 pm

fook :(

You tried a F5 refresh harry

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:48 pm

Anyone else not seeing the banner at the top of the forum.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:53 pm

It looks different but wrong on every device Col.

Laptop - 2 chopped of logos, one above the other, over to the left and a huge expanse of orange across the rest of the screen.

Phone - the same chopped off logos in the middle of the screen, with the orange either side

Tablet - best, single logo but the line "simply the best..." is cut off before the end of the word "internet".

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:04 pm

I've just tested my ipad, phone and laptop and the banner is showing fine on them all. {:(

Have a look here, and try a hard refresh.
https://www.getfilecloud.com/blog/2015/ ... lU1VDfLhPY

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:37 am

Tapatalk seems to be working now :thumbs

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:54 am

Banner near enough on phone now (all text doesn't quite fit but it'll do). Will check other devices when I get chance.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:03 pm

Afternoon gents.
I hope everything is starting to settle down on the board after the forum update. I realise some people are having trouble with the banner at the top of the board not showing properly
but that's mainly a browser cache issue, if you are still having trouble either post up on here, or drop me a line, and we'll get it sorted out.

We'll give that a few days to settle down
As from Sunday we will have two styles to choose from on the board, the black and orange style, and the prosilver style which is pale blue.
You'll be able to alternate between them whenever you want.

To change the style, you 'll go to top right and click your username/user control panel/Board preferences/choose Black or Prosilver.
Again any problems, just let me know.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:52 pm

Ok on laptop now Col. :thumbs

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:56 pm

Cheers harry :thumbs

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