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#1 Coleslaw

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 11:11 PM

Okay, it's been about a month since the new software was put up, and in that time, I've sorted out all the concerns that were raised in the original NEW FORUM SOFTWARE IS UP! thread in Announcements. The fixes/answers to some of the issues that haven't yet been addressed are as follows:

RESOLVED ISSUES:
Gender Field:
Drop down option only had three choices: male, female, and not provided.
Solution: The drop down has been deleted from the profiles, and we are left with a write-in field instead.

Birthday Field: Members were unhappy with having their birthday publicly displayed.
Solution: Members can enter in their birth month and day, but leave out the year. This adds some privacy back to those who wish to keep their age/full birthday to themselves.

Additionally, I have reordered our custom fields so that they make more sense.

E-mail notifications: E-mail notifications are not being delivered.
Solution: This should be fixed by the IPB tech guys. Give them cake, ya'll.

IP.Board Pro Skin: The skin is showing up in AVEN Purple instead of its original colours.
Solution: Re-uploaded the skin. It should be back to normal.

PM Issue: Some members are having trouble with PM notifications/receiving PMs.
Solution: None. The IT guys said there shouldn't be a problem anymore.

Chat issues: Many issues with the chat, including login problems and admin problems.
Solution: DJ reinstalled the chat and everything should be working juuust peachy.

Updated! Search Functions: Could not search for members be location.
Solution: Added a modification that allows for a search by location/interests in the Member Search "Toggle More Options" section of the board. EDIT: Added to all skins. My bad...

Updated! Closing Polls: Could not close polls without also having to close the topic.
Solution: Installed a "Close Poll" mod. Also reordered some of the text in the poll area to make more sense...

CURRENT ISSUES
Redirection of old links: Old links redirect to the old, offline board.
We had a code made up by andrew_w, but only part works. I'll see if he's willing to help fix this, otherwise, I'll look into a solution.

Updated! Addition of Comments/Friends: Cannot add comments/friends on personal portal view.
I'm on this...

If anyone has any other issues that need to be looked into, post back here and I'll try and get them all sorted out.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:20 PM

Thanks for all you hard work cole.
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#3 Gatto

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:30 PM

Coleslaw, you've done a cracking job with the forum. :cake: :cake:

And as for the E-mail notifications, I've always been getting them fine. Maybe it's because I'm special :blush: :ph34r:

And I love all these new faces :blink: ;) :P :D B)

#5 Coleslaw

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 02:41 AM

Thanks, all!

The e-mail issue is resolved. It is not instantaneous, but it should work now for those it wasn't working for before. If anyone has further problems with this, let me know.

Gatto, the saved PMs is something I am not able to fix. The only thing that might get them back is if DJ ever opens the old board again, but that's unlikely, so... I apologize, but I don't think we can get them back.

Lastly, I am still trying to get a copy of the skin... It'll be up soon.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:36 PM

Great work on all this Cole :)

One question though: AVEN time seems to be about 8 minutes slow. Looking at post times, or "User's Local Time" in profiles, they're all out. And it's not my clock, either, I'm sure of that :) Depending on where the site is hosted it should be easy to fix, hopefully.

#7 Coleslaw

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:07 PM

Oliver, I think that's just something related to the server, and I'm really not sure we can fix it. On the old board, it was off by several minutes as well. I am in Pacific Standard time, that's where the board is being hosted, and I'm also getting it 8 minutes slow. I'll try and look into it, but I think it's just server-related.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:40 PM

Oliver, I think that's just something related to the server, and I'm really not sure we can fix it. On the old board, it was off by several minutes as well. I am in Pacific Standard time, that's where the board is being hosted, and I'm also getting it 8 minutes slow. I'll try and look into it, but I think it's just server-related.

I like AVEN time. It's a nice quirk, you always think you've got more time to post if it 8 minutes slow B)
Anyway, everyone can always use the clock in the bottom right!

#9 Gatto

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:58 PM

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:03 PM

I like AVEN time. It's a nice quirk, you always think you've got more time to post if it 8 minutes slow B)
Anyway, everyone can always use the clock in the bottom right!


You mean the top right?

The clock on the taskbar in Windows

#11 Gatto

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:09 PM

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#12 vits3k

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:27 AM

How can I delete a post I've just made?

I don't see a delete button anywhere.
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#13 Coleslaw

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:11 AM

You can't. PM an Admod or Admin, and they'll delete it for you.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:28 AM

Wah! Posted Image

OK, thanks.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:54 PM

yeah sadly that feature went away with the switch over...technically I guess you could blank it out
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:30 PM

Been wondering about this, maybe it's discussed somewhere else, but...all the old links are broken. I've been digging in the archives and on the AVENwiki and a lot of the links "relevent thread here" and such redirect to the "Check out our newer shinier software here" page.
Is that something that can ever be fixed?

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:42 PM

I noticed that with some of the older threads
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:53 PM

According to the tech gods in chat, it's being worked on! hooray!

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#19 Coleslaw

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:22 PM

*In Godly voice* Yes, it is being worked on... Have no fear.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:12 PM

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:16 AM

Kay, I updated the original post to reflect current issues/resolved issues as of April 1st, 2008.

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#22 Coleslaw

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:32 AM

Recent fiddlings:
I have added a "Flash Chat Users" section under the active users section in order to increase chat traffic. I might get really fussy about that awkward end comma one day, but... At the moment... My brain is fried on PHP code.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 07:24 PM

Just go lie down in a dark room with a cool cloth on your forehead.
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#24 Coleslaw

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:18 PM

But... The nightmares... THE NIGHTMARES.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 09:23 PM

I just logged into the chatroom and got a "_____ is ignoring you" box that wouldn't close. I couldn't type anything because it was still open. I had to log out and back in and it still took several tries to close it.

#26 Coleslaw

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:18 AM

Weird... If it happens again, lemme know and I'll brave the chat code...

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:03 PM

Okay, it just happened again, Coleslaw. This time I was already in the chatroom when the other person entered and the box popped up and wouldn't go away no matter how many times I clicked "Ok". I couldn't type anything as long as that box was there so I had to log out and back in.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:31 PM

Update:

The Ignore Users feature has been enabled for a three month trial period. At the end of that time, we shall evaluate whether it is proactive or retroactive in this community.

Also note that this feature does not carry over to the chat.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:32 AM

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:03 PM

ooo that is handy!
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