VLJ software upgrade

Discussion in '**ANNOUNCEMENTS**' started by Nathan Flowers, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Administrator

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    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we'll be upgrading the forum software for VLJ to Xenforo sometime this afternoon or tomorrow.

    Nothing should change with your usernames or passwords. It will have a really basic look to start with, but I'll do everything I can to make it look similar to the current look.

    -Nathan
     
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  2. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Working well so far. Happy to see new SFW here! Thanks @Nathan Flowers
     
  3. Nathan Flowers

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    You're welcome. Trying to play with the style now to get something more "grey", and get the banner up.
     
  4. Nathan Flowers

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    Looks like some avatars have been borked in the migration process. You guys will have to re-upload.

    Good news is it looks like the media gallery and photo posting works.
     
  5. John Lever

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    I hope the Active Topics will remain.
     
  6. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It will take some getting used to, but looks impressive.
     
  7. Nathan Flowers

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  8. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    Will the number of posts each member has made return or has that gone for good ?
     
  9. Nathan Flowers

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    It will return.
     
  10. John Lever

    John Lever Moderator

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    Hi Nathan,
    As a user of TFL I have found navigating less easier than on VLJ, less intuitive somehow and slightly over complicated. It could just be me but I always go to Active Topics when I open the page and not new posts.
     
  11. Nathan Flowers

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    http://www.vintageleatherjackets.org/find-new/posts?recent=1

    When you go to this link above, is it showing you the most recent active topics?
     
  12. deand

    deand Active Member

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    I like it. Great new look!




    dean
     
  13. Andrew

    Andrew Active Member

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    So @Nathan Flowers is the forum now open for anyone not a member of VLJ to view all posts? It appears so as I was able to view threads before I logged in.

    Also, I take it the "Reply" button is the same as "quote" on the old forum? Any chance it can be changed back to quote?
     
  14. Nathan Flowers

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    Yes, "Reply" is the same as "Quote" on the old forum. Now we have "+Quote" in addition to "Reply", which allows you to multi-quote several messages at once. In addition to this, you can also quote directly when you highlight/select text of a post.

    You can view some threads without logging in, but not all. Life Beyond, For Sale, and some others are not open to public viewing. Also, per request from @John Lever we're blocking images from showing up in search engines.
     
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  15. Nathan Flowers

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    Also, if you have any suggestions regarding colors, or how things are set up, I'm all ears. The goal is to keep the forum running, and keep you guys happy. Next up is Tapatalk integration, and some additional skins (Light/Dark Style).
     
  16. Vcruiser

    Vcruiser Well-Known Member

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    It's growing on me. I think I like this new version.
     
  17. Vcruiser

    Vcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Is there still a 'time limit' on editing a post..??
     
  18. Nathan Flowers

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    I think it's set to 3 hours by default.
     
  19. dujardin

    dujardin Active Member

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    same reflexion as John Lever
    but it will be ok soon
    just the time to get in use
     
  20. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan at all but it looks as though I'm outnumbered.

    My first impression is a vicous assault on the eyes.

    I'm a luddite.
     

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