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  • Frenzie
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Upcoming Upgrade
I don't quite now when yet as I'm still working on it, but within the month I'll be switching the forum software from Simple Machines to ElkArte.

I've already ensured we'll keep the features we know and love by porting them over or finding alternatives, like quick quote, bookmarks and first post on every page.

We'll gain a much improved experience on mobile devices, auto-saving drafts for posts, improved password security, as well as @mentions and likes.

When the software switch is done, you'll have to sign in twice to upgrade the safety of your password.

Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #25

I figured out the problem, but I might hold it off for a couple more days.


  If I might ask....I know I'm not alone in this wonderment......specifically, in layman's terms please, why the migration/upgrade?

Is this forum not working well as it stands, requiring your drastic intervention/action?

Is it causing grief to you & danger to us that we are all unaware of? 

If this upgrade were simply transparent, then by all means.

As the 'owner' you can do as you please in the end, but I would like to think we will all benefit from your hard work too.


  • Frenzie
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #26
If I might ask....I know I'm not alone in this wonderment......specifically, in layman's terms please, why the migration/upgrade?

Better security, better mobile compatibility without me having to redo practically everything, better extensibility without me having to rewrite in the source making updates harder to apply, the fact that I wanted to create a new theme anyway, etc.

Edit: And I'm sure you're going to love quick edit for when you noticed you made a typo just after posting.

If this upgrade were simply transparent, then by all means.

It is. This isn't like the new Opera forum. ;)
  • Last Edit: 2016-04-11, 07:15:52 by Frenzie

  • ersi
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
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We will lose WAP, I suspect. How about RSS?

  • Frenzie
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #28
RSS is the same as always.

  • Frenzie
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #29
Alright, this should do it. Please let me know if anything appears broken.

  • Luxor
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #30
Alright, this should do it.


That was faster than the half hour message that I saw.

May need some tweaking yet though.

The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

  • Frenzie
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #31
Should've been fixed while you were posting. :cheers:

  • Luxor
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #32
Should've been fixed while you were posting.

And as if by magic...  :D
The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

  • ersi
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #33
RSS is limited to very few last posts only :(

whine whine  :cry:

  • Frenzie
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #34
RSS is limited to very few last posts only :frown:
Fixed. Will 50 do?

The quick quote seems to be slightly broken in smiley detection but that can wait until tomorrow.

  • ersi
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #35
Fixed. Will 50 do?
120  :knight:

Good we got to keep the stats. Is it now easier to keep track of browser identifiers and include them in the stats?

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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #36
Oh yes!

Mobile experience is so much better! I can actually click things (like 'goto last') without accidentally selecting something else. Lol.

I may start occasionally posting from my phone again. :)

  • Frenzie
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #37
Good we got to keep the stats. Is it now easier to keep track of browser identifiers and include them in the stats?
There are some integration hooks available that I don't think were there in SMF, but I haven't really given it any thought.

Oh yes!

Mobile experience is so much better! I can actually click things (like 'goto last') without accidentally selecting something else. Lol.
Yup, that was one of the things I wanted. :yes: If you want to add the website to the home screen you should also get a fairly decent DnD icon.

  • Frenzie
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #38
@Belfrager @Colonel Rebel
Just demoing @ mentions.

Edit: PMs can now be shown as conversations, but you'll have to change your settings here.

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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
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@Belfrager @Colonel Rebel
Just demoing @ mentions.

Edit: PMs can now be shown as conversations, but you'll have to change your settings here.
Cool.

Paging @rjhowie to see if he can work out what's happened. :D

  • ersi
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #40
In mobile mode, the font sizes within a post vary wildly between the quoted portion and the rest of the message. Any way to equalise the font sizes?

  • Belfrager
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
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Tulips???  :doh:
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #42
@Belfrager

I also have no liking for the background image. It should be possible to switch it off for a solid colour.

My two recent posts were from mobile phone, with Dolphin browser and Lightning browser. They identify as Chrome. That sucks.

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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
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I also have no liking for the background image. It should be possible to switch it off for a solid colour.
I suppose it was "Dutch humor"... :)
Still a bit lost around... but it has potential, congratulations Frenzie.
A matter of attitude.

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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
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Gonna take some getting used to, but I like it better already.  :yes:

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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #46
    :cheers:  Nice job Frenzie...... an so, so perrrrrty too!  :queen: 

'Coony will just be soo besides himself with glee!

BTW..... I think they be Crocuses in the background, no?  Whatever, day jus be so dang perrrty! 


➤ ➤  Is  Quick Quote  still a work in progress/on the  'to do' list??

Also, are there any other BBCodes/Tags we can use for text formatting in here ..... some of the SM Boards Tags don't work in here, so maybe the nomenclature is different or nonexistent? 

Like, for one example, what BBcode .. Tag do we use to insert a video? 

For all our information ......  Is there a  'complete' list of BBCodes/Tags   that can be used in this forum....something like what we had in our other forum??

http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Category:Bulletin_Board_Code


ElkArte
doesn't seem to place much importance on it....the link it provides on it's site is a brick wall/dead end. Their "USER HELP" leaves much to be desired.




http://www.elkarte.net/community/index.php?action=help



On the brighter side, I think the transition will take a bit,        investigating this, investigating that,        but in the long run it will work out just fine as long as we can find how to do everything we were able to do (hopefully more ), as we were capable of doing on the good ole SM DND Forum.    Godspeed  Frenzie  Godspeed!   





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  • ersi
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #47
It's harder to browse the site with Elinks now. Everything seems to work, but the design is a bit...

For example, can you try out quoting someone's post and then find where it's quoted? I eventually found it, but the form looks overly tiny in Elinks. It should be as large as the Quick Reply hole. This is how it was with the former design.

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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #48
In mobile mode, the font sizes within a post vary wildly between the quoted portion and the rest of the message. Any way to equalise the font sizes?
Quoted text is marginally smaller. Do you have a screenshot?

  • Frenzie
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Re: Upcoming Upgrade
Reply #49
Like, for one example, what BBcode .. Tag do we use to insert a video?
Just putting the link on a new line will do.