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#1 Dave

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Posted 3 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

You will probably have noticed that following a couple of hours upgrading, we have successfully upgraded to the latest version of our forum software. The reasons for upgrading are pretty numerous and there are some nice new features, including changes to make the editor easier to use, improvements to the search engine and some performance enhancements. However, we hope that by far the most marked impact will be a reduction in spam messages throughout the forum.

 

One thing that you will almost certainly have noticed is that the site is looking quite a bit different! Unfortunately the changes to themes have meant that we have had to remove quite a lot of our customisations. We hope that, over the course of the coming days, we can restore some of our old looks!


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#2 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 3 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

And if anyone notices any glaring problems, please do let me know. I'm going to try to squish the obvious bugs, but there will likely be more lurking.


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#3 ydoaPs

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Posted 3 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

And if anyone notices any glaring problems, please do let me know.

 
Yeah, it's super ugly.
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#4 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 3 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

Yeah, it's super ugly.

We decided to use your mom as inspiration.


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#5 ydoaPs

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Posted 3 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

We decided to use your mom as inspiration.


That was clearly a bad idea.

Also, the blog widget appears to be missing.
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"The universe is under no obligation to us not to be absurd."

#6 Daedalus

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Posted 3 December 2012 - 11:22 PM

LOL... The new look isn't that bad ; ) Furthermore, it seems that the forum is working correctly with IE. I can actually view my profile and check my messages without having to jump through hurdles. Before the upgrade, the drop down menu would instantly go to my profile page whenever I clicked it. Now I can actually choose one of the menu items.


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#7 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 3 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

Also, the blog widget appears to be missing.

Fixed that. Some template bits were missing.


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#8 ydoaPs

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 01:23 AM

Fixed that. Some template bits were missing.


It seems they disappeared again.
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"The universe is under no obligation to us not to be absurd."

#9 ACG52

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 01:25 AM

Oh good.  I always like being on the bleeding edge of technology.


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#10 StringJunky

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

I don't think it's desirable for a person's warning points to be public. It'll just give them even worse karma than they already might have and won't feel like changing their behaviour...best keep that sort of thing between the mods and themselves.


Edited by StringJunky, 4 December 2012 - 01:51 AM.

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#11 ydoaPs

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 01:53 AM

I don't think it's desirable for a person's warning points to be public. It'll just give them even worse karma than they already might have and won't feel like changing their behaviour...best keep that sort of thing between the mods and themselves.


I think only you can see your warning points.
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#12 ACG52

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 01:59 AM

Can you see my warning points?


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Its the way nature is!

If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
To another universe, where the rules are simpler
Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

 

Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!" 


#13 StringJunky

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 02:03 AM

Can you see my warning points?

 

No. Didn't think it was a good idea. I can only see an area for mine.

 

I also noticed when you hover over the rep point area a cross appears and the Report button darkens. I'm going to rep you then click the X to see what happens ok?

 

Edit: It brings up a choice to ignore that person's signature or all signatures but there is no visible option to reverse it...I can't put your sig back now.


Edited by StringJunky, 4 December 2012 - 02:09 AM.

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#14 ACG52

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 02:06 AM

Can't load the aboutme tab in profile.


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If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
To another universe, where the rules are simpler
Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

 

Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!" 


#15 StringJunky

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 02:14 AM

Can't load the aboutme tab in profile.

 

Same here.


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#16 D H

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 02:23 AM

It's sloooow. Very, very slow.


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This is modern software; there's no useful manual. After all, changing how everything works every six months or so is more important than helping people use the features you have.


#17 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 02:29 AM

Can't load the aboutme tab in profile.

Whoops. Apparently that's not supposed to be there at all. Fixed.


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Posted 4 December 2012 - 02:31 AM

Can you see my warning points?

 

Are you able to see how many warning points you have and are you able to click on that number at all?

 

Oh dear. Just noticed my beloved Woodward has been replaced by a magical sloth. This needs to be ammended.


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#19 ACG52

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 03:04 AM

 

Are you able to see how many warning points you have and are you able to click on that number at all?

 

 

Yup, that's working.


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Its the way nature is!

If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
To another universe, where the rules are simpler
Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

 

Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!" 


#20 ydoaPs

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Posted 4 December 2012 - 03:09 AM

 
Are you able to see how many warning points you have and are you able to click on that number at all?


I have no warnings to display :'(
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"The universe is under no obligation to us not to be absurd."




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