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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Pete F » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:51 pm

I think they sit in the Outbox until the recipient reads it, when they move to Sent. Do you know for sure that the member(s) you are PMing have checked their Inbox?

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Philo » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:57 pm

Ben? Benedict? You read my PM?

Have sent another one to Pete F to test.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Pete F » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:03 pm

I haven't received anything.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Philo » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:20 pm

It seems I have a problem sending messages then. Pete your message is sitting in my out box with the others.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:48 pm

I got you message no problem;
It might be the "outbox" bit doesn't update till you relogin? just a thought.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Martyn » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:51 pm

Is there anywhere that describes what the little icons mean?. Some scroll, some don't, some scroll with a star etc etc.

Just curious.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:13 pm

- Red icons are unread items, blue/grey are read
- A star on any thread means you have posted in it
- An "i" is information/announcements
- A light bulb is a sticky
- A padlock indicates that topic is locked
- Scrolling indicates a "hot" topic, or rather, one with over a set amount a posts
- And occasionly, there will be a smaller icon within the icon, indicating a subforum (although there's only one true subforum so far, and it's not public).
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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Chaz » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:44 am

Chaz wrote: Edit 2: WG Logo user group seems to be the only non-hidden WG user group
That permission was inherited from the old forum; I assumed it was correct![/quote]
Most definately. Someone else setup the Logo WG without going through me so it wasn't setup in the same way. I just hadn't noticed before because I was admin so could see everything irrespective.
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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Richard » Tue May 19, 2009 4:50 pm

I was wondering whether there were any plans to change the design/graphics/colours on the forum to make them look less like the default PHPBB install.

I suppose there are people who may come across this site and dismiss it quickly without realising it attracts the significant majority of the top UK players on a regular basis. Especially with the google banners at the bottom people could think it is just a commercial site.

Separately, it would be really nice to integrate it to the main site, somehow, make it appear both dynamic and engaging - rather than just an (outdated) static site + completely separate discussion forum. I know there have been quite a few projects in the past attempting to achieve this, and to an extent i guess i am just highlighting that i suggest this should be a principal aim of the BFA to deliver.

All just a suggestion - i know resource is limited.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by shovie » Tue May 19, 2009 5:28 pm

Can links open in a new window/tab please.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Tue May 19, 2009 5:51 pm

Richard wrote:I was wondering whether there were any plans to change the design/graphics/colours on the forum to make them look less like the default PHPBB install.
There are indeed plans in the offing... just a matter of time; whilst I won't be changing the core theme/style too much (it's a lot of work, and this one works really rather well I think) a custom header is certainly on the books - especially as it will be the same header as on the other three(!) websites...
Richard wrote: Separately, it would be really nice to integrate it to the main site, somehow, make it appear both dynamic and engaging - rather than just an (outdated) static site + completely separate discussion forum. I know there have been quite a few projects in the past attempting to achieve this, and to an extent i guess i am just highlighting that i suggest this should be a principal aim of the BFA to deliver.

All just a suggestion - i know resource is limited.
See above - after the Drupal release, it should all be that bit more special..

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Tue May 19, 2009 5:53 pm

shovie wrote:Can links open in a new window/tab please.
Actually, that's a bit contraversial as it goes against latest useability practice (along the same lines as "don't autoplay videos" etc..

Additionally, the target="_blank" attribute of the anchor tag is deprecated in XHTML..

So, I'd rather not :)

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Advanced notice of downtime

Post by tom_k » Sun May 31, 2009 8:49 pm

FYI for all - Forum will be down at some point tomorrow (Monday 1st June) for a brief period for security updates (v 3.0.4 - > 3.0.5).
Details of changes can be found here if you're that way inclined :)

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1625005

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:25 am

Further to the above - this update has now been completed.
Please let me know if you see anything "odd".
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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Sampson » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:38 am

Nice job Tom. Without looking too hard, the "Skip to content" button below the BFA logo is rendered a bit useless with such a small banner, could this be removed?

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:15 am

Curious - I can see the HTML which would generate the skip to content link, but for me, it's hidden by CSS (as it's being moved 999px to the left, essentially offscreen)

Code: Select all

.skiplink 
left:-999px;
position:absolute;
width:990px;
}
What browser are you using?

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Sampson » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:34 am

I'm using IE 7. I don't know if you've done anything, but it's gone now :)

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:36 am

Ah, must just have been the cache. cool.

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Re: Forum Changes

Post by Richard » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:20 pm

[quote="Sampson"]It's good to see that Google Adsense has been added to the forums, this should hopefully bring in some extra revenue...[/quote]

As someone who is not a particularly big fan of the added Google Adsense (i think it makes the site look like a million other referral sites, and distracts from the professional nature of the UK game) can i ask how much this has raised for the BFA over the last 6 months?

Thanks
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Re: Forum Changes

Post by tom_k » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:38 pm

Hi Richard, I'll answer you in a PM

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