WFF The new forum

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

  1. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

    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

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    So far, so good, Chris! Drink up!
     
  3. Cedar

    Cedar Active Member

    Looks good to me
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    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

    Steve Saville Active Member

    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

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    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

    jeff bandy Make my day

    New is good. Right?
     
  8. Jordan Simpson

    Jordan Simpson Active Member

    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

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

    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

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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

    yellowlab Active Member

    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

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    I'm liking it more and more. I especially like the new PM layout.
     
  13. Jason Decker

    Jason Decker Active Member

    ack my eyes are going crazeeee
     
  14. noknose

    noknose New Member

    Looks good Thanks for keeping things up to such high standards
     
  15. Rick Todd

    Rick Todd Active Member

    I'll use that criterion for when I'm old! When I no longer like change I'm truly old!
     
  16. t_law

    t_law Active Member

    Like it!
     
  17. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    My computer has been down all day. I was going through withdrawal.
    Dang near drank two fifths to calm myself.
     
  18. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

    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

    ribka Active Member

    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

    Dave Alberts Member

    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!