Big Forum Update

Ben Ruset

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Hey everyone,

I've just upgraded the software that runs the discussion forums to the latest version. It was probably about 5 years out of date, so it was critical to do.

There are just a ton of changes and differences in the new software. I'm still learning it myself. Right now I'm working to make it look pretty again. (This is a very boring default that you're looking at right now.)

I just ask for everyone's patience as I Make NJPB Look Great Again and we go through the inevitable teething problems.
 

Teegate

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I am in. I also checked my photo area and that works. Very nice!
 

Teegate

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I know it is early but please try and get the IP check in the approval area so I can see where people are from. We get a ton of new sign-ups that I use that on.
 

Ben Ruset

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Looks good except: Broken images where pictures are linked rather than attached?
The first 5 pictures display as red-X icons. These seem to be loaded via a redirection (proxy.php) from teegate.njpinebarrens.com? His 3 later photos load fine - I think these are attachments.
Okay, this should be fixed. Thanks for the troubleshooting.

The image proxying thing is to not have people's browsers throw off scary errors when someone links to pictures that are served from a http website.
 

Ben Ruset

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It pulls out a side menu, like this:

IMG_9454.PNGIMG_9455.PNG

So if you had any alerts (like an unread PM) you'd get a red alert icon on top of it. I don't have an Android device to test and see, but my first question would be if you have your phone's font size set larger than the default.
 

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One thing I noticed is that the 'stay logged in' box is always checked. Was not in the previous version. No biggy thouogh.
 
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I'm using all the default settings as it relates to fonts and their sizes. I knew the function of that icon, as that's how I get to New Posts to check the new ones each morning.

It was the red dot I was unsure and it only made it more confusing because it was chopped off a bit.

I can work with it as is.