1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I've moved from vBulletin to Xenforo for the software that runs the Forum.

    This will initially cause some things to break, and be a little confusing, but in the long run Xenforo is a much nicer system to use, and seems like it is better positioned for what I want to do with Metabunk.

    I know video links are broken (video fixed), and EX tags don't look quite right. I'm working on fixing this and other things, but please feel free to note in this thread if you find something else missing or broken, or even just a suggestion for improvement.
     
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  2. A380

    A380 Member

    Thank you for your work! I think it looks more modern.
     
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  3. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks!

    Tip for people used to the "Activity Stream", try the Members/Recent Activity tab. I'll move it to the main menu bar shortly.
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Uploading Fixed. Much easier that before. Just click on "Upload file" (right next to "Post Reply" at the bottom right of the edit box).
     
  5. Elfenlied

    Elfenlied Member

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  6. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    Thanks! That was actually a leftover forum from the import, the comments are now attached to the actual articles.,
    https://www.metabunk.org/forums/front-page.37/

    And the "article comments" forum has been deleted, as it was all just duplicates (part of the suckiness of VB)
     
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  7. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Hopefully no more double posts........
     
  8. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    The "thanks" system has been replaced by "like" (on the right side of the post). All previous "thanks" have been converted to "likes"
     
  9. FreiZeitGeist

    FreiZeitGeist Senior Member

    Recent activity seems not to update automatical like the old activity-stream did.


    ...and for some reason Avatar-changes are not saved after uploading a picture.
     
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  10. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I shall look into it. I see your avatar, did it change eventually, just not straight away?
     
  11. FreiZeitGeist

    FreiZeitGeist Senior Member

    tried to upload the avatar i´m using at twitter, after uploading, the old and current avatar pops up again. tried to delete it and upload the new one, but also the old one apeared.

    I please you to change it manual, use this pic please:
    https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2517767103/jhx98265n92kq2yukfys.jpeg
     
  12. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    That looks like your avatar. Sorry for the problems, teething issues.
     
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  13. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    But see the new "Spy" tab at the top
     
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  14. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

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  15. FreiZeitGeist

    FreiZeitGeist Senior Member

    Much better than th old activity-stream. Thanks!

    "I, spy" :)
     
  16. JFDee

    JFDee Senior Member

    I must say that there are one or two regressions from my point of view. Several fonts are tiny and/or light grey on white.
    Some action links (e.g. View last message in overview, Like, Reply) are quite small and inconspicuous.

    I suppose I'm getting old ...

    Edit: on the other hand I like the default serif font for post text!
     
  17. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Hey, I'm getting old too. I'll need reading glasses soon.
    I'll see if I can make it so the fonts are all as before (i.e. in vBulletin). I don't really like this serifed font anyway.

    Feel free to mention any quibbles. There's a lot of flexibility, and lots of add-ons (like that "Spy" module).
     
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  18. FreiZeitGeist

    FreiZeitGeist Senior Member

    Hey, I'm getting old too. I'll need reading glasses soon.[/quote]

    Welcome to the club :cool:

    [​IMG]

    ... but i didn´t shoot the comic-sans!

    Noticed, that inserted pictures are linked directly, there is no option to copy them to metabunk.
     
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  19. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I'll also work on making the start-up of the "spy" screen less annoying. (the slow filing in in the last ten posts)
     
  20. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Font changed to Verdana/sans-serif, Like/Reply made a bit bigger.
     
  21. FreiZeitGeist

    FreiZeitGeist Senior Member

    the interval between the update-request seems very short for me (5 seconds) 15-20 seems to be enough.
     
  22. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    Yes, I'll probably change it, if I can figure out how. Don't want to waste server bandwidth.
     
  23. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    Ah it's the apocalypse! I hate change!
    No, actually it seems quite cool.
     
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  24. Soulfly

    Soulfly Banned Banned

    Thanks for all your work and effort Mick!
     
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  25. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I've changed the Spy so it displays previous events instantly, and future events only every 15 seconds.
     
  26. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    The 'what's new' doesn't really work the way it used to, the recent member activity doesn't update automatically, so the 'spy' option seems to be the best.
     
  27. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    Can we change the 'alert' system to suit ourselves? I don't want alerts for every little thing.
     
  28. Gavriel

    Gavriel Member

  29. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    Yes, click on "Alert Preferences" at the bottom right of the alert drop down menu, or:
    https://www.metabunk.org/account/alert-preferences
     
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  30. Trigger Hippie

    Trigger Hippie Senior Member

    I'd also like to convey my thanks for all your work on this site, Mick. The update looks great. Especially after the font change. It makes following long complicated posts much easier. (Yes, I got my first pair of reading glasses this year)

    I'm not fond of the peachy pastel tone of the quote box. It makes me angry and confused.
     
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  31. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    Easily changed (unlike in vBulletin)
     
  32. Trigger Hippie

    Trigger Hippie Senior Member

    Thank you. I'm feel much better now.

    One feature I liked in vBulletin was the little green light next to the avatar that let you know if the member was on-line. Can you do something similar with Xenforo?
     
  33. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

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    Oh this former typesetter really LOLed at that one!
     
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  34. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

    Oh and I love the new look!
     
  35. David Fraser

    David Fraser Senior Member

    I am missing the recent posts on the main page. That helped me see what was a hot topic or even grab my attention to something I.would nit normally be interested in. I have a Windows phone and everything does seem a little smaller. Apart from that it is all good.
     
  36. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    The "Spy" page should serve the same purpose, but I suppose the difference is that it's not on the home page.

    I'll be working on the mobile themes - or at least making it look nicer on mobile. Might take me a few days though. Keep reminding me :)
     
  37. FreiZeitGeist

    FreiZeitGeist Senior Member

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  38. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

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  39. FreiZeitGeist

    FreiZeitGeist Senior Member

    @Mick

    Is it possible to change the collums on the spy-page? I´m using overlapping windows with the sites I "have an Eye on" . The Event-Collumn on the Left is not so practical to recognize changes, The "Who/Where"-Collumn would be much better there.
     
  40. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    I'll give it a go. It's a fairly small piece of custom code, so I should be able to re-customize it quite a bit. I'm going to restrict it to New Post & New Threads, so the first column is really not needed at all.
     
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