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#1 Tim Tyler

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:30 AM

Hope everybody likes the forum upgrade. SteadicamForum.com has been running with this upgrade for a couple of months without any issues, so I expect the transition here to be smooth too.

Please report any issues or problems to me and I'll attend to them ASAP.

I recommend each user update their profile picture, avatar, signature, and "About Me" info as the existing ones don't always fit the format of this new layout and may not be displayed properly.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:41 AM

you know, honestly, Tim I really enjoyed the older layout. I'm sure this one can grown on me, I suppose but it did spend about 15 minutes this morning trying to figure out where the "view new posts" button was (found it eventually).
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#3 Jeremy Hunt

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:56 AM

I tired to post a new topic in 8mm forum, but it wont let me post the txt, it might be my internet though.

Looks nice however

Edited by Jeremy Hunt, 09 May 2010 - 10:58 AM.

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#4 Tim Tyler

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:43 PM

I fixed a bug that created empty posts that were submitted late last night.
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#5 Chris Millar

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:19 PM

I like how the search function is directly on the main page -

however "No results found for 'EX1'" doesn't bode well - why do forums always have trouble with shorter search strings ?
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#6 Stephen Williams

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:33 PM

Hi Tim,

There is a problem with subscriptions,
Current Package: Sustaining Membership - Lifetime
Purchased With: Paypal
Paid Until: 13 Dec 1901
You have paid until 13 Dec 1901. No automatic renewal will be performed.

Best Stephen
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#7 George Ebersole

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:56 PM

An interesting upgrade.

What is the "reputation" thing on a person's profile? How does it work?
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#8 Mei Lewis

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:59 PM

I just notice the dpreview forums changed recently, is that just a coincidence?
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#9 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:10 PM

Also, dunno if this is just me, but it seems that if I close out my browser and then come back to the forum (relogin) it doesn't pull the "new posts" when I hit it, despite the fact that there are new posts online.
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#10 Tim Tyler

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:05 PM

it doesn't pull the "new posts" when I hit it, despite the fact that there are new posts online.


"View New Content" shows new posts since your last visit, not unread posts.
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#11 Tim Tyler

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:05 PM

I just notice the dpreview forums changed recently, is that just a coincidence?


I guess so. There's no relation.
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#12 Tim Tyler

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:40 PM

why do forums always have trouble with shorter search strings ?


It is currently a trade-off.

Allowing short search input strings means disabling fulltext search support. I'm looking into a solution with the best of both though.
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#13 Sean Lambrecht

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:49 AM

I do like the new look. Crisper, yet also somehow softer. And new information that's good to have as well:

* Current Package: Sustaining Membership - Lifetime
* Until: 06 Sep 2014

I shall mark my calendar and begin making arrangements tomorrow.

S-
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#14 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:58 AM

I doubt that my opinion is going to change anything but personally, I prefer to old layout.
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#15 Tim Tyler

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

I liked the old design too, however this upgrade is less about the look than it is about forum's functionality and extensibility.

http://www.invisionp...lookandfeel.php
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#16 John Sprung

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:02 PM

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Aha -- Ye olde Y2K bug rides again.... ;-) It looks like they used some old library code.

As for the new design, it's just a little bump in the road to get used to it, sort of like driving a rental car.



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#17 Edgar Dubrovskiy

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:31 PM

I like the new layout. Search is much better as well.
The only thing that bothers me - "Interests" section next to every post. Some members have quite a lot in written in it - so the post gets stretched vertically quite a lot.
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#18 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:30 PM

I liked the old design too, however this upgrade is less about the look than it is about forum's functionality and extensibility.

http://www.invisionp...lookandfeel.php

:D Well, being a director, of course I'd be more concerned with the look that the functionality.
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#19 Richard Boddington

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:04 AM

Tim,

How could you change the design of a forum that is populated by 99% men?

You know we like the furniture in the same spot for 40 years, and we can go with the same haircut from 21 to 81 :D

R,

PS: If the new design means that 100% of my old posts where just deleted, great!!

PSS: One technical thing I notice, if I click an external link a new browser window no longer opens up. On the old site a new browser would open and then when you where done with that window you could just close it and the forum would still be there. Now I have to click "back", not as good in my book. Plus why would you want people to be taken away from your site via external links? I think automatically opening a new browser window is better. My .02.
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#20 Tim Tyler

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:49 AM

if I click an external link a new browser window no longer opens up.


Yes - That was a mod I made to the old software that I haven't implemented here yet. I will.
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