Looking good so far

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Demon Shine
Joined: March 17th, 2015, 11:00 am

May 10th, 2017, 5:54 am

Ok I have been having a quick look at my forum on the new platform and so far....

Two big pluses for me so far is that you can now post a YouTube video without having to use that stupid bb code, just post the whole YouTube video URL and hey presto its auto embedded.

Secondly the new platform uses https: which is much more secure.

Still to dig deeper, which I will do later today and report back.

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magicmuggle01
Joined: October 14th, 2012, 12:47 pm

May 10th, 2017, 8:44 am

Ok, I like what I see so far. It's simple and to the point. Have you done away with the bit at the bottom that said who had been online over the past 24 hours? And I wonder why the opening page http://www.freeforums.org/ was never changed?
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Demon Shine
Joined: March 17th, 2015, 11:00 am

May 10th, 2017, 12:59 pm

A few items i have noticed that are missing ....

Link Bar
Static Pages
Thanks Mod (Thank You Button) - Really Do Need This !!!!
Welcome PM
Calendar
Activity Stats
Ability To Edit or change the style of the forum
Manage Extension Groups
Ability to attach items to a post even though the settings are there in the ACP
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Demon Shine
Joined: March 17th, 2015, 11:00 am

May 10th, 2017, 1:29 pm

Problems i have just found
When using the Search function if it does not find anything in your search there is no way of going back to the board index except by clicking on the back tab arrow twice in your browser.
In the old software you have the option of being able to click on "Board Index" to return.

Also there is no way to change the font or font colour.
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Chrisw
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May 10th, 2017, 2:34 pm

When using the Search function if it does not find anything in your search there is no way of going back to the board index except by clicking on the back tab arrow twice in your browser.
Click the freeforums.org in the middle of your screen (the board title)

... and keep the feedback coming :)
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Demon Shine
Joined: March 17th, 2015, 11:00 am

May 10th, 2017, 2:50 pm

When using the Search function if it does not find anything in your search there is no way of going back to the board index except by clicking on the back tab arrow twice in your browser.

Click the freeforums.org in the middle of your screen (the board title)

... and keep the feedback coming :)
That works, Thanks Chris
Still digging into the software and will keep the feedback coming as i find things.

I have noticed that it shows https: now instead of http: is this new software going to remain https: when we finally move over to it and be secure on all browsers and domains ?
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Demon Shine
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May 10th, 2017, 8:18 pm

Avatar upload non functional, whatever you try it keeps rejecting it saying the sizes are wrong even when you correct them and try again.
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Chrisw
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May 11th, 2017, 1:19 am

I have noticed that it shows https: now instead of http: is this new software going to remain https: when we finally move over to it and be secure on all browsers and domains ?
Yes, that's the plan :)
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Chrisw
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May 11th, 2017, 1:20 am

And I wonder why the opening page http://www.freeforums.org/ was never changed?
Because none of freeforums, other than this support forum, is upgraded. There are a few boards like yours that had a test upgrade for beta testing purposes.
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lefrenchquarter
Joined: February 2nd, 2014, 5:11 pm

May 12th, 2017, 8:25 pm

Demon Shine wrote:
May 10th, 2017, 12:59 pm
A few items i have noticed that are missing ....

Link Bar
Static Pages

Activity Stats


Wow, this would be a great loss. I believe these are the features we get with the (paying) premium forum option
Is it planned to implement this ?

An other important question : will we be obliged to use an English interface ?

Thx
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Chrisw
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May 12th, 2017, 9:19 pm

An other important question : will we be obliged to use an English interface ?
No, and it will be a lot easier. Nobody will have to install language packs, people pick their language at signup and can view the board in any language they wish.
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lefrenchquarter
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May 12th, 2017, 9:22 pm

THAT is a good point :)
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Chrisw
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May 14th, 2017, 2:58 pm

I know, and even people who learn a different language will be able to view the board in the language of their choice.
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