WFF The new forum

Discussion in 'New Features, Site News, Issues Info.' started by Chris Scoones, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Chris Scoones Administrator

    Posts: 3,584
    North Bend
    Ratings: +295 / 0
    Hi guys,

    The new site is operational but I'm still finishing up a number of items. Work on those tweaks will continue for a while.

    Initial items of note:
    1. You will need to log back in.
    2. You may want to adjust your avatar. Click on your avatar until it brings you to the option to edit it. New format is square so that may not jive with your old image.
    3. Ratings: below everyone's posts now, towards the right, you will see [IMG] [IMG]. Use them. Allows for feedback on others approach without the chatter and it is tracked. In the classifieds there are two other ratings options. [IMG][IMG]. They should be used to provide feedback for buyer / seller transactions.
    4. Trophy points, ratings, posts... Points are given based on criteria you can see in Help > Trophies. Points are given for positive ratings by others on your posts and to a lesser extent, post count.
    5. The mechanism for attaching photos to posts is an excellent improvement over the old forum. Just saying.
    6. Please update your link to the forum. Note that it's now /forum, not /board.
    There is a lot more to cover but much of it will be obvious. For now, explore and, hopefully, enjoy it. If you see something obviously wrong, let me know here. Otherwise, explore a bit. I think you'll find things different but somewhat easy to figure out.

    My item list:
    1. I need a beer. :)
    2. Groups aren't ready to release yet. I have them imported and almost ready to use save for one major item I need resolved before I can turn them back on. It's a security thing. I expect them back within a couple days.
    3. The gallery hasn't been adjusted yet from the old board to the new. Either the cookies or board/forum bridge is challenged, impacting logins. The gallery logout link doesn't work. Other than that, the gallery seams functional now.
    4. Add-on's: SocialGroups, PostRatings, XeniqueFramework, AdManager,
    5. Redirect forum
    6. Expose the article content. In progress.
    7. The attachments were imported but are not displayed in posts any longer. Update: It's going to be a bit before this is resolved, but it will be.
    8. Rebuild search cache. Posts, user cache, threads.
    9. Change the inbox notification email so it's not as confusing
    10. Re-instate the option to delete your own ads in the classifieds.
    11. Layouts: Adjust current layout. Some font size, contrast & color issues to work out.
    12. Sidebar: Adjust to display in forum_view & thread_view. Ads, links, etc.
    Regards,

    Chris Scoones
  2. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    Posts: 1,428
    Montana
    Ratings: +214 / 1
    So far, so good, Chris! Drink up!
  3. Cedar Active Member

    Posts: 214
    South King
    Ratings: +41 / 0
    Looks good to me
  4. Old Man Just an Old Man

    Posts: 21,614
    Dillon, Mt
    Ratings: +1,655 / 0
    I was having with drawl pains. I felt I was left out.

    Only time will tell how I like this new system. I'm so set in my ways I don't like any changes. Being old does that to a person.

    What in the hell happened to my post count. I feel like a newby with out my damn near 17,000 posts.
  5. Steve Saville Active Member

    Posts: 2,487
    Tacoma, WA
    Ratings: +312 / 1
    I really like it though it will take a bit to get used to. Thanks for the great work you and the others are doing to further the sport and make it a daily interest.
  6. Old Man Just an Old Man

    Posts: 21,614
    Dillon, Mt
    Ratings: +1,655 / 0
    I guess that change is good. I feel better each time I do something here on the new forum. It takes a while to get around in something new. So I feel it is a good upgrade.

    I'm really computer DUMB. I have to fumble around to get anything done. It something happens on my Computer I have to rack my brain as how to fix it again.
  7. jeff bandy Make my day

    Posts: 2,241
    Edmonds, Wa.
    Ratings: +284 / 1
    New is good. Right?
  8. Jordan Simpson Active Member

    Posts: 786
    Tsawwassen, BC
    Ratings: +54 / 1
    Is there a way for us to view how many posts people have? I actually used to use that as a form of trust when it came to things. For example, in the classifieds, I could usually tell who was only on the forum to make a few bucks when their 'Join date' was five years ago and they only have 56 posts.
    The little things, oh the little things...
  9. Chris Scoones Administrator

    Posts: 3,584
    North Bend
    Ratings: +295 / 0
    Trophy points, post count & ratings will be displayed under your name before long. For now, click on anyone's name or avatar image to see it.
  10. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Nice Chris! Now go have a beer or 12!
  11. yellowlab Active Member

    Posts: 2,605
    In a van... down by the river, WA
    Ratings: +89 / 8
    Nice Like and Trophy system, like the ability to see the green or red $ sign for good or bad classified ad transactions. Go have a beer!
  12. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Posts: 6,444
    Duvall, wa
    Ratings: +1,622 / 2
    I'm liking it more and more. I especially like the new PM layout.
  13. Jason Decker Active Member

    Posts: 2,626
    Issaquah, WA
    Ratings: +1 / 0
    ack my eyes are going crazeeee
  14. noknose New Member

    Posts: 15
    bow,washington
    Ratings: +3 / 0
    Looks good Thanks for keeping things up to such high standards
  15. Rick Todd Active Member

    Posts: 1,861
    Ferndale/Winthrop
    Ratings: +237 / 0
    I'll use that criterion for when I'm old! When I no longer like change I'm truly old!
  16. t_law Active Member

    Posts: 102
    Seattle, WA
    Ratings: +38 / 0
    Like it!
  17. Olive bugger Active Member

    Posts: 2,381
    Woodinville, WA
    Ratings: +408 / 0
    My computer has been down all day. I was going through withdrawal.
    Dang near drank two fifths to calm myself.
  18. Upton O Blind hog fisherman

    Posts: 2,158
    out of state now
    Ratings: +211 / 0
    Clearly lots of hard work went into the changes and the changes wouldn't have been considered unless they were seen to be improvements. I'm sure I'll adjust to them since they are minor changes compared to learning how to use a "smart" phone. This is the best forum of any I've visited or joined so very well done Chris.
  19. ribka Active Member

    Posts: 1,419
    E WA
    Ratings: +164 / 0
    I'm too old for change

    Nevertheless did a quick tour and it seems did a very good job on the upgrades. I think FB has a rival web site now

    Kudos Chris
  20. Dave Alberts Member

    Posts: 231
    Lakewood, WA
    Ratings: +24 / 0
    Chris--
    Thanks for your efforts on the new pkg! It will take some exploration, but looks like it will be an improvement over the previous! You deserve a beer...or two!