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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:03 pm

Just for information lads
Uploading a new forum to the server just now, It just comes in a basic form, so once I get it looking half decent, we will transfer all the posts, members, etc over
The black and orange style that we are using just now, is not compatible, so we will lose that.

I'm hoping that all the avatars and smileys will be saved.

I'll keep you updated

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by grudertyne » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:18 pm

Hi, I'm new here. Is this the new or old forum?

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:24 pm

Hi grudertyne
Welcome to puntersmate. :)

This is the forum we are using just now, but will be replaced in the next few days.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:21 pm

The puntersmate board can be read just now without logging in. This is to allow the changeover to the new board. As soon as we change over, the board will be visible to guests, but if they try to read they will be directed to a message asking them to register.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Sun May 03, 2015 9:04 am

Only registered members can now read the Puntersmate forum.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Sun May 03, 2015 6:55 pm

The UK Football forum has been merged with the Worldwide football forum
So we have just one Football betting forum.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Tue May 05, 2015 7:44 am

Morning lads
The forum software has been updated to the latest version.
All posts, users, avatars, smilies etc have been transferred over.

The board is now responsive and should adjust itself to whatever device it is being viewed on.
phones, tablets, etc.

Although still some work to be done on various parts of the board, everything should work as it should, and I'll sort things out as I go.

If anyone has any problems post up on here, or PM me.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by charliepie » Tue May 05, 2015 10:57 pm

Woah, it's bright now! I was so used to the old black/orange design.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Tue May 05, 2015 11:15 pm

I know exactly what you mean charlie, but the style we were using is no longer compatible.
Should it get updated, and if everyone wanted it, then we may use it again.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Wed May 06, 2015 10:12 pm

Given the choice between what we have now, and the black and orange style that we had
Which would you prefer lads.

Just a quick survey.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by charliepie » Wed May 06, 2015 10:16 pm

I would say the old look myself just because it was distinctive and I was used to it, I like the quick links menu though and this format might work better on phones:-)

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Wed May 06, 2015 10:23 pm

This definitely looks better on the phone charlie, that's down to the updated software.
But if I can get an updated version of the style that we had, that would also suit the phones.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by russ » Thu May 07, 2015 4:26 pm

I prefer the old style, but give it a week or so and I'm sure I'll have forgotten about that and be quite happy with this!

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by nick » Thu May 07, 2015 5:50 pm

Surprisingly (for a grumpy old git ;-) ) I prefer the new colours/design. Easier on the macular-degenerating eyesight! '# The only thing I miss is "View New (or was it Active - I've forgotten already *, ) Posts" which avoided looking through the main Forum Index for new stuff.

Personally I like the fact that we are members only too. Hopefully it will encourage those members who don't feel inclined to post to give it a go in front of a friendly, co-operative bunch.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Thu May 07, 2015 6:00 pm

Try the Quick Links button Nick
Top left of the board

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by nick » Thu May 07, 2015 6:29 pm

Col wrote:Try the Quick Links button Nick
Top left of the board
:cheers *,

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 07, 2015 7:29 pm

Tempting to say I prefer the old colour scheme but that could be the old fogey in me coming to the fore! I'm sure I'll get used to the new one.

Biggest issue for me so far is how hard it is to get to the latest post in the thread, which is something I want to do more often than not. The icon on a computer is a bit on the small side and it isn't even available to click when the site is viewed on my phone. It's a pain getting to the latest post on the phone. (I'd prefer a "new posts" link to be displayed without having to go via quick links but perhaps that's being lazy!)

I also don't like the movement in the icons next to the topic titles, it makes me feel seasick! :)

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Thu May 07, 2015 7:54 pm

Biggest issue for me so far is how hard it is to get to the latest post in the thread, which is something I want to do more often than not. The icon on a computer is a bit on the small side and it isn't even available to click when the site is viewed on my phone.
The last post icon is a bit small, but looking around, not any smaller than other boards.
When I use my phone, I've always had to widen the screen to get to the last post.
(I'd prefer a "new posts" link to be displayed without having to go via quick links but perhaps that's being lazy!)
I could maybe look into a new posts link, but then that only gives you the topics, you would still have to get to the last post. :)

The button icons might not be here to stay
They were added because I didn't like the standard ones.

For what it's worth I thought the old style was a cracker :)

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by harry_rag » Thu May 07, 2015 8:12 pm

The last post icon simply isn't displayed on my phone (Iphone 4). Best I can do is go to the last page and scroll all the way down. Would be better if it was at least displayed, even if I had to zoom in to click on it.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Thu May 07, 2015 8:26 pm

Sorry harry, just checked and the last post icon is not shown on my phone either.
Last page and scroll down is what I have to do.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Thu May 07, 2015 8:29 pm

Do you think it would be easier if a new posts link was added to the board.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by charliepie » Thu May 07, 2015 9:49 pm

I guess there's room for it and it would save an extra click on the quick links menu..the last post missing icon(on phone) is a bit of a pain though I can get it on my android chrome browser so perhaps it is browser dependent?

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by whiteowl » Fri May 08, 2015 8:16 pm

I preferred the old style forum

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by russ » Fri May 08, 2015 9:37 pm

I like this new version with the old colour scheme Col. A bit less bright on the eyes. :thumbs

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Fri May 08, 2015 9:38 pm

Just checking it out russ :)
Quite like it myself, but needs a few tweaks

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by Col » Fri May 08, 2015 9:46 pm

I'm going to leave it up for now and let you lads have a look.
Let me know what you think.

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by The Linnet » Fri May 08, 2015 11:19 pm

Think it looks great Col :thumbs
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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by charliepie » Fri May 08, 2015 11:37 pm

Pretty good Col, I think I like it:-)

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by peanut » Sat May 09, 2015 8:05 am

russ wrote: A bit less bright on the eyes. :thumbs
I agree with russ , better now. :)

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Re: Forum Maintenance

Post by whiteowl » Sat May 09, 2015 9:04 am

This is much better I like it well done Col

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