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MrLaserSharkKH

Stand User
The upgraded forums...I like it!

Quoting has never been easier these days, you can actually whack the quote button Inside of the actual reply menu, also clicking spoiler tags works on iOS :D
 

Arbalest

黒い剣士
Moderator
MaxonTreik said:
I like the new look. Feels less 2002. Glad to have a report function too. Now we don't have to kick Arby's **** on the Chat.

Hey HEY. I've been keeping track of the forums more now the update has happened. I don't need kicked anyways >.> It doesn't help that spam bots are stupidly overactive at the moment either, though we may have that under control now.
 

ilmaestro

State Alchemist
So, I guess this is a thing. Avatars on the right, though, glad I didn't check the forums for a couple of days or my face might have exploded. Why would avatars ever be on the right?

It's actually pretty hype, looks generally better, presumably functionality has been upgraded as a result, too.

Spoilers with titles is great, might help people remember to always say what you're spoiling before people have to check the text.

edit: where are the stats for posts by month? I've probably missed them somewhere obvious, but it was interesting to see the ebb and flow of activity over a chunk of time.
 

chaos

The Boss
animefreak17 said:
@chaos
so *chaos controls* all here. get it from shadow the hedgehog.
I control everything here, but then Arby and Rui kick me every so often whenever I'm acting too dumb.

Mohawk52 said:
I'm not a "spambot", whatever that is.
It's a computer program like google bots - like google, it "crawls" the whole website, checking for text boxes it can write spam to. The problem is that the spambots can create thousands of requests in a a very short time, which is similar to a DDOS attack. The problem with the spam bots is that even if you don't see them, they can do some real damage on top of the annoyance of spam itself =(

Just Passing Through said:
Old style Youtube embeds are broken...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16247&p=376502#p376502
ilmaestro said:
where are the stats for posts by month? I've probably missed them somewhere obvious, but it was interesting to see the ebb and flow of activity over a chunk of time.
Yep, I'm aware of these issues. Unfortunately, the plugin that allowed those things (HTML code) is dangerous for the website, so I'll have to come up with something new to embed youtube videos. I'm thinking something similar to facebook, where you can simply copy the YT Address and it embed the video automatically.
As for the statistics, it doesn't seem to be part of the new phpBB version.

MrLaserSharkKH said:
The upgraded forums...I like it!
MaxonTreik said:
I like the new look. Feels less 2002. Glad to have a report function too. Now we don't have to kick Arby's **** on the Chat.
ilmaestro said:
It's actually pretty hype, looks generally better, presumably functionality has been upgraded as a result, too.
Glad you like it. As I'll have to work on many changes on the website to get everything working properly and I might actually add a few new features, so it might be your chance to make suggestions and requests.
 
ilmaestro said:
So, I guess this is a thing. Avatars on the right, though, glad I didn't check the forums for a couple of days or my face might have exploded. Why would avatars ever be on the right?
On the left for me...

I was about to report that the off-topic forums were not showing, but they magically appeared when I logged in. D'oh.
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
It was indeed very stressful for the hour or so when everything was on the wrong side.

YT stuff has been implemented, but we haven't told you guys how to do it yet pending approval by the boss ;)

The old topics with embedded YT links will just show embed code though for old videos unless they are manually changed; that's not a bug so much as a decision to change the way it's done to tighten things up.
 

alexrose1uk

Straw Hat Pirate
Oooh I go away for a little while, come back and the world has exploded...or the forums :)

Nice work getting things back to the way they were kinda in such a short space of time. Will be good when there a few nicer/more fancy skins available though :)
 

teonzo

Straw Hat Pirate
I much prefer this new version to the previous one.

I have a request, if possible: can you change the way the post dates are displayed? Now it displays the whole date, I found more useful the previous version, where it wrote "today" and "yesterday" for recent posts (instead of weekday month day year). Thanks.



Teo
 

Ryo Chan

Symphogear
Rui said:
It was indeed very stressful for the hour or so when everything was on the wrong side.

YT stuff has been implemented, but we haven't told you guys how to do it yet pending approval by the boss ;)

The old topics with embedded YT links will just show embed code though for old videos unless they are manually changed; that's not a bug so much as a decision to change the way it's done to tighten things up.
oh............. so i best not tell anyone how to do it then :D

but i myself am above the law 8)

 
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Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
Well, it's more that the embeds will all stop working again if it's changed, so telling people how to do it serves no point until it's agreed ;)

Though Chaos seemed happy with it so I'll turn it on properly now...

R
 
Ryo Chan said:
Rui said:
It was indeed very stressful for the hour or so when everything was on the wrong side.

YT stuff has been implemented, but we haven't told you guys how to do it yet pending approval by the boss ;)

The old topics with embedded YT links will just show embed code though for old videos unless they are manually changed; that's not a bug so much as a decision to change the way it's done to tighten things up.
oh............. so i best not tell anyone how to do it then :D

but i myself am above the law 8)

You do realise that anyone quoting your text will see how to do it for themselves. Not that it matters now that it's been implemented.
 
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chaos

The Boss
reborn said:
Can't you just create the BBCode for Youtube via phpBB's admin panel?
Rui just did. Check the youtube BBCode.
Fro instance to post http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myo_0HDj ... re=g-all-f

get the characters between "v=" and "&"
Myo_0HDjtkc

of if you click on share on youtube, you'd be given an URL likes this: http://youtu.be/Myo_0HDjtkc
the You Tube code is just the last bit. As this is not really intuitive, I'll look into change this once the more urgent things are sorted.

fabricatedlunatic said:
ilmaestro said:
So, I guess this is a thing. Avatars on the right, though, glad I didn't check the forums for a couple of days or my face might have exploded. Why would avatars ever be on the right?
On the left for me...

I was about to report that the off-topic forums were not showing, but they magically appeared when I logged in. D'oh.
Avatars on the right lasted for an hour or two, until I managed to fix that.

I've blocked some of the forums for guests, but I'll change that once all is back to normal.

Rui said:
The old topics with embedded YT links will just show embed code though for old videos unless they are manually changed; that's not a bug so much as a decision to change the way it's done to tighten things up.
Don't worry about changing anything on old posts manually, as this might not be the final solution. In case we use if from now on, then I'll do it all in bulk from the database.
The old-style Youtube linking allowed for hacker attacks on both server and forumites side, luckily that didn't happen, but as we have been targeted by loads of spambots ATM, I just figured we wanted to play on the safe side.

alexrose1uk said:
Nice work getting things back to the way they were kinda in such a short space of time. Will be good when there a few nicer/more fancy skins available though :)
Thanks. More skims to choose from. mmmm.....

teonzo said:
I have a request, if possible: can you change the way the post dates are displayed? Now it displays the whole date, I found more useful the previous version, where it wrote "today" and "yesterday" for recent posts (instead of weekday month day year).
I'll get there at some point.

Rui said:
Well, it's more that the embeds will all stop working again if it's changed, so telling people how to do it serves no point until it's agreed ;)

Though Chaos seemed happy with it so I'll turn it on properly now....
In a "worst" case scenario, it should be fine to keep this BBCode on top of whatever comes next.
 

reborn

Vampire Ninja
chaos said:
reborn said:
Can't you just create the BBCode for Youtube via phpBB's admin panel?
Rui just did. Check the youtube BBCode.
Fro instance to post http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myo_0HDj ... re=g-all-f

get the characters between "v=" and "&"
Myo_0HDjtkc

of if you click on share on youtube, you'd be given an URL likes this: http://youtu.be/Myo_0HDjtkc
the You Tube code is just the last bit. As this is not really intuitive, I'll look into change this once the more urgent things are sorted.
I wondered why it weren't done since at least two other Forums I use (one which is phpBB) have the same code usage though with [yt] or [you] instead of [youtube]. :p
 

chaos

The Boss
reborn said:
I wondered why it weren't done since at least two other Forums I use (one which is phpBB) have the same code usage though with [yt] or [you] instead of [youtube]. :p
Simply because it's not an out of the shelf feature. You have to add it. And I'm still struggling with performance on the website in general :(
 

reborn

Vampire Ninja
chaos said:
reborn said:
I wondered why it weren't done since at least two other Forums I use (one which is phpBB) have the same code usage though with [yt] or [you] instead of [youtube]. :p
Simply because it's not an out of the shelf feature. You have to add it. And I'm still struggling with performance on the website in general :(
Yeah, I should have probably worded my post better. I got the impression plugins were being looked into when they could have just been added. Then again time is an awful thing and there are more than likely 'higher priority' things.

Here's to hoping the performance is sorted. Thanks to all the efforts of the team for keeping the site running and active :)
 
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