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FORUM MAINTENANCE - UPGRADE (Sept. 1, 2015)

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The forum will be offline for scheduled maintenance and software upgrade, probably for 6 hours or so. There will be some improved functionality in this new version 4 of Invision Board.

Note:   Previous members must now use their DISPLAY NAME to sign in.

(For many, this won't be an issue because their "username" is the same as "display" name).

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Phase 1 of the software update is done. There may be some glitches for the next few days, as the entire database is rebuilt. (i.e. The 'Search' function, old posts with Youtube videos may show as a text link instead of the preview video window, etc. This will correct itself as the database rebuilds).

 

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Looks fab! Worth the wait! (though I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms lol)


Love the clean new look, colours, spacing, new background photo, and cool prominent Zep font for each thread.


One observation is that quotes in responses do not yet show up, so one cannot tell what quote is from whom and where the response begins. Another is that on the phone version, there are stars next to some topics, and also there's no option to go back to a previous page (on the PC there's the 'home--main forum--ramble on...' tab that you could choose to go to directly, rather than having to go back several times, or to the main site to then go back to general forum. I know there are still things to be ironed out, but just some forum feedback.


On my phone now, and it looks almost the same as it does on the PC. With the previous configuration you could switch to the 'full version', but this one is WAY easier on the eyes and seems easier to  navigate.


Very positive change overall, glad it's back!!
 

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Looks fab! Worth the wait! (though I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms lol)


Love the clean new look, colours, spacing, new background photo, and cool prominent Zep font for each thread.


One observation is that quotes in responses do not yet show up, so one cannot tell what quote is from whom and where the response begins. Another is that on the phone version, there are stars next to some topics, and also there's no option to go back to a previous page (on the PC there's the 'home--main forum--ramble on...' tab that you could choose to go to directly, rather than having to go back several times, or to the main site to then go back to general forum. I know there are still things to be ironed out, but just some forum feedback.
 

This.

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On the PC, the quote ID does show up.

 

What's bugging me is 2 things:

1 ) no Go To Top button

B )  Going to New Content or using the browser back button after reading a thread gives me a message that I can't "search" for another 45 seconds.  The only way out of that is to click on the Home button, but that doesn't take me to new content.

 

I like the layout - it's easier on my old eyes :) 

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I am loving this glitch that makes it look like the person quoting another member they disagree with is coming from their thoughts - at least 2 members seem to have suddenly gained some common sense!

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Just noticed the Preview Reply option is gone.
Is that final, or something else waiting to be re-integrated?

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So, how does one post youtube videos with the new layout?

I just posted one with no problem, so it appears you post the same way as before.

 

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On the PC, the quote ID does show up.

 

What's bugging me is 2 things:

1 ) no Go To Top button

B )  Going to New Content or using the browser back button after reading a thread gives me a message that I can't "search" for another 45 seconds.  The only way out of that is to click on the Home button, but that doesn't take me to new content.

^This. Not good. :(

 

I still don't like it. Too plain looking IMO. 

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This.

 

Ha! Yet there it is, oh the ironing :D

Quotes are appearing now in the new format, but old quotes before the change still do not appear.

Still on the phone, and trying to get the cursor to go where it should is challenging. Once I press enter for spacing, that seems to lock in the format and the spacing can't be removed. Also, it's great that I can now insert smilies, but even when they're put at the end of a sentence, they jump to the beginning of it. I'm writing in Word and pasting here for ease of use.

On a positive note, it's great that users are now listed, and the new profile section looks great. I love seeing user names in the Zep font! Hopefully the friends list will return, that was a nice feature. Glad that the pm's are still there.

Looks like more features are continuing to appear after the update. Thanks to all who are putting in the hard work to make it happen. 

Edited by Patrycja

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I can't even get to the second page of 'New Content' without waiting 60 seconds. :wall:

This is really frustrating.  I use the New Content page as my home page...because really, I just want to read the new content.  I truly hope I'll be able to do that again soon.

 

Meanwhile, thanks Sam for all the work.  Much appreciated.

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I am loving this glitch that makes it look like the person quoting another member they disagree with is coming from their thoughts - at least 2 members seem to have suddenly gained some common sense!

Ha, so true.

 

Sam...good work, I am sure all bugs will be worked out over the next few days. No worries mate!

 

Now, I am off to San Diego for some much needed R&R on the beach. Peace my fellow Zep Heads.

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Obviously it takes a yeoman effort to switch formats and redesign a site like this, so I'll wait a week or more before commenting again, as more of the new features reveal themselves. Good luck and good work, Sam Webmaster.

Edited by Strider

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Too much white, a light beige for the background would be good.

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Thank you thank you thank you Sam!  Works beautifully now :thumbsup:

 

You're a star!!

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