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phpBB 3

Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:02 pm

Subject to the results of some final testing today we are tentatively planning on upgrading these forums to phpBB 3 tomorrow afternoon. The forums will be unavailable for 3-4 hours while the data conversion takes place and we verify everything comes over in one piece.

I'll post an update when we have a finalized time.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:21 pm

Cool. I for one am looking forward to it. I like the new tools for us mods. :D
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:25 pm

3-4 hours of down time, eh? I should be able to manage the withdrawal symptoms for that long.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:03 pm

Do it tomorrow morning while I am at work then I will have a nice suprise when I get home.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:07 pm

Here's hoping it comes with a blue theme. That tan thing is an abomination.
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Re: phpBB 3

Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:17 pm

sroylance wrote:I'll post an update when we have a finalized time.


Is there a list of what will be different (if anything)?
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:30 pm

Quite a bit of different stuff especially what the moderators can do. It should help cut down on spam. If you have smoky back room access go take a look there. If not your just going to have to wait.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:43 pm

Hance wrote:Quite a bit of different stuff especially what the moderators can do. It should help cut down on spam. If you have smoky back room access go take a look there. If not your just going to have to wait.


I can barely afford the free section of the site. :cry:
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:44 pm

The thread merge feature will make me very happy. It'll take some time to get a good handle on all the new mod controls; phpBB3 actually logs the use of mod controls so I can undo what I've done if I goof.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:02 pm

The biggest thing I like is all mods can move threads. That will make dealing with spam pretty easy. I dont see much point in the friend foe thing but some people will probably use it. The new look is different better or not i havent decided yet.

The thread merge thing will be nice on the porch as many duplicate threads as get posted there.
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Re: phpBB 3

Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:11 pm

PRIME1 wrote:Is there a list of what will be different (if anything)?

http://www.phpbb.com/about/features/

Not everything that's new will be enabled, but that list breaks down pretty much everything that's different.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:51 pm

Vrock wrote:Here's hoping it comes with a blue theme. That tan thing is an abomination.

Tan is awesome and you know it.
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:45 am

Well it looks like there's more template/theme customization available. And subforums.

Purely from a user's perspective, lot of features look useful/nice -- post drafts, better query options -- but what's with no HTML in posts? How are we going to post those URLs that have parens or other characters the [URL] BBCode tag barfs on? Or has that problem been fixed?
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:08 am

Wait, don't do it! No HTML in posts! If that's true, I'll have to edit a lot of posts.
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:55 am

Hance wrote:I dont see much point in the friend foe thing but some people will probably use it. The new look is different better or not i havent decided yet.

That's for the next ric, obviously.
(I distinctly remember mentioning I couldn't wait until we upgraded so I could foe him, lol.)
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:23 am

SNM wrote:
Hance wrote:I dont see much point in the friend foe thing but some people will probably use it. The new look is different better or not i havent decided yet.

That's for the next ric, obviously.
(I distinctly remember mentioning I couldn't wait until we upgraded so I could foe him, lol.)
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:31 am

The forums will be unavailable for 3-4 hours while...


This is unacceptable.
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:35 am

Nitrodist wrote:
The forums will be unavailable for 3-4 hours while...


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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:58 am

Wow! Great news, guys! Can't wait! :D
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:53 pm

Testing was delayed to today. It's looking like the data conversion takes more like 4.5 hours.
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:54 pm

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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:28 pm

I'll be starting the upgrade at 4PM eastern. I expect data conversion will take until 8:30PM eastern and if everything goes well the forums will be available again between 9 and 10.
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:44 pm

Steel wrote:
Vrock wrote:Here's hoping it comes with a blue theme. That tan thing is an abomination.

Tan is awesome and you know it.
I've seen quite enough tan to last me for a lifetime, thank you very much. :)
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Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:53 pm

sroylance wrote:I'll be starting the upgrade at 4PM eastern. I expect data conversion will take until 8:30PM eastern and if everything goes well the forums will be available again between 9 and 10.


I shall sacrifice a PSU to appease the computer gods to make sure the upgrade goes flawlessly.
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Re: phpBB 3

Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:16 pm

Well, looks like we are back up and running, the look could use some work, although the full widescreen effect is better.
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Re: phpBB 3

Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:17 pm

If you're reading this, then the forum upgrade has been completed. A few notes while we get used to all the new features:

Blue Theme: There will be a blue/blue theme coming.

Report Posts: You are now able to report posts that are flagged for the moderators to look at. Please do NOT over use this feature. I'll be adding some new reasons for reporting posts in the next few days.

Please use this thread for all comments and suggestions for the new forums.

Enjoy! And let's hope it holds off the spammers for awhile.
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Re: phpBB 3

Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:20 pm

Looking forward to use the news forums, well done guy.
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Re: phpBB 3

Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:27 pm

Gah, I keep clicking the save button instead of submit. That darker black outline draws me to it. :lol:
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Re: phpBB 3

Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:30 pm

i object to the theme being called tr_prosilver. its obviously not silver. :)
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Re: phpBB 3

Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:31 pm

gah, i have to delete a PM to receive new ones if my box is full? the old forums just nudged old ones out...

edit: OK, I can create a folder and set certain rules, but I can't set a rule on a folder to move to another folder; just if a folder is full to move old messages to a specific folder.

So if I have my Inbox and I have a folder called "old" I can move stuff from the inbox (or any other full folder) to a folder called "old" but I can't set a separate rule, that I can see, to move stuff from a folder called "old" to a folder called "older", and from "older" to "oldest" and then set the auto-delete on the "oldest" folder. Not a huge deal...I'll just let it work like it did the old way, thanks to Hoser pointing me to teh right place.
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