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Forum Upgrade

11 Jul 2012 16:53 #27849 by fats
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hi all,

Today I've upgraded the software that runs the forum from version 1.7.2 to 2.0.1. This is a major upgrade to the site as it removes the last legacy code from the original forum, the new code will show a slight speed improvement and a reduced load impact to the server so will allow more users to access the site at the same time without slowing the site down.

All this work is in preparation for the site to move from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5 which i hope to complete before the end of the year.

More site upgrades will happen over the few months these new upgrades will not add many new features but mainly improve the overall site's experience. Screen grabs of possible new themes for the site will also be posted over the same time frame.

That is all...for now.

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11 Jul 2012 22:27 #27851 by Random321
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Woa - the home page news thread looks good in landscape on a mobile device.

Vertical it has some issues because some of the pictures are so wide.

I've also noticed things are much snappier loading.

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12 Jul 2012 01:49 - 12 Jul 2012 02:07 #27852 by njae
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The "Recent Topics" page isn't working anymore :(
(at least if you call it from the main page, from inside a topic seems to work, though)


Otherwise nice changes, finally a preview option.

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12 Jul 2012 02:28 #27856 by fats
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Random321 wrote: Woa - the home page news thread looks good in landscape on a mobile device.

Vertical it has some issues because some of the pictures are so wide.

I've also noticed things are much snappier loading.


you found my secret mobile template, it's perfect it's not showing the forum right at the moment, but i expect it to be good soon.

the forum element of the site is loading 20% faster for a 3% reduction of server load.

Not bad.

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12 Jul 2012 23:52 #27861 by Woodclaw
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njae wrote: The "Recent Topics" page isn't working anymore :(
(at least if you call it from the main page, from inside a topic seems to work, though)


Otherwise nice changes, finally a preview option.


Same here.

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13 Jul 2012 14:00 #27866 by Woodclaw
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Another little problem: the "My Topics" option doesn't work either. Not a big deal for me, but I though it was worth mentioning.

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13 Jul 2012 16:10 #27868 by fats
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Anon wrote: Another little problem: the "My Topics" option doesn't work either. Not a big deal for me, but I though it was worth mentioning.


that along with "No replies" and "Recent Topics" have now been fixed.

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13 Jul 2012 16:15 #27869 by njae
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fats wrote:

Anon wrote: Another little problem: the "My Topics" option doesn't work either. Not a big deal for me, but I though it was worth mentioning.


that along with "No replies" and "Recent Topics" have now been fixed.

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Recent topics still isn't working if you're going over the top menu (Community/Forum -> Recent topic)

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13 Jul 2012 16:28 #27870 by fats
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njae wrote:

fats wrote:

Anon wrote: Another little problem: the "My Topics" option doesn't work either. Not a big deal for me, but I though it was worth mentioning.


that along with "No replies" and "Recent Topics" have now been fixed.

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Recent topics still isn't working if you're going over the top menu (Community/Forum -> Recent topic)


fixed.

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15 Jul 2012 22:24 #27886 by fats
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animated avatars are now working.

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15 Jul 2012 23:16 #27887 by paulsamiga
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What did you say fats I wasn't lisening... Too bizzy looking at your animated avatar. :woohoo:
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