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gapan
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Forum upgrade notification

Post by gapan » 12. Mar 2018, 13:31

An upgrade to the forum software has been long overdue. I'm planning to perform the upgrade on Wednesday, March 14, at around 07:00 GMT. The forum will probably be down for about an hour or so.

Since the the theme we're currently using is not compatible with the new phpbb version, I have created a new one. So it will look a bit different than it does now. Here's a screenshot:
http://people.salixos.org/gapan/img/for ... _3.2.2.png

I'm not expecting anything to go wrong, I have already performed the upgrade on a backup server, so hopefully everything will be back to normal soon after the upgrade.
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Post by gapan » 14. Mar 2018, 08:06

And we're back! :)
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Post by ChuangTzu » 14. Mar 2018, 19:55

Looks good!

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Post by laprjns » 15. Mar 2018, 10:54

Not sure if it's because I've been using mobile devices this week but the Active Topics link is buried under a Quick links menu. Is this how it appears on laptops and desktops?

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Post by gapan » 15. Mar 2018, 11:00

laprjns wrote:
15. Mar 2018, 10:54
Not sure if it's because I've been using mobile devices this week but the Active Topics link is buried under a Quick links menu. Is this how it appears on laptops and desktops?
Yes. I'll see if I can put it back where it was.
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Post by gapan » 15. Mar 2018, 11:25

Better now? I put it on the right side next to Notifications and Private Messages.
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Post by laprjns » 15. Mar 2018, 12:43

Yes, much better. Thanks

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Post by mimosa » 15. Mar 2018, 12:55

I also missed unread topics (my normal way of looking) though if you put that up there too, it may start to look a little cluttered.

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Post by gapan » 16. Mar 2018, 08:15

OK, so I've put that up there too. I think it's OK on big screens. On small ones, like mobile phones, maybe it's a bit confusing as the text disappears and you get two similar looking icons, one blue and one red, but I guess you can get used to it.
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Post by mimosa » 16. Mar 2018, 08:25

Thanks - entirely your call. I could always bookmark it, and I think I am the only one who uses it. The reason I do is to see foreign-language posts, which I think don't appear in active topics. French is a particular concern, because a lot of people there really don't speak English that well.

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