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Forum upgrade!

Postby Mooncow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:02 pm

So I've spent the last few days updating the database and upgrading the forum. Few new things which were long overdue (removing ICQ and AIM, now have Steam, Tumblr, etc). Better notifications, smoother forums.

Upcoming changes:

  • Re-intergrating the front page with the forums
  • Bring the Chao economy back (Chao Points)
  • Add hero and dark forum themes
  • Update emoticons
  • Hunt for bugs
  • Begin Project X

Since this is all new, if you find any errors or bugs please let me know! Or anything you feel can be improved.

Thank you for your patience.
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby DarkyBenji » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:05 pm

i thinks i found the 1st problem
when i click my name after login, well this happen
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(same problem with notification)

Edit : Fixed Image
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Mooncow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:09 pm

ah crap, brb
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby ShadriaFan » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:12 pm

As of right now, the options that are supposed to appear when you hit the down arrow by your user name does not properly show up. It seems that the search bar blocks it from fully showing. I ended up logging out twice trying to get to my user profile.

On the note of the chao emotes, I'm still up for the challenge- however the dark chao I'll have to pass on. I tend to make them too dark, which would be bad for dark chao theme users.Hero and Neutral chao though, I can do. :wink:
Animated ones..that'll be difficult but I'll try!

Hope the themes come soon, the blue blends in for me, and I can barely see some times..
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Mooncow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:19 pm

ShadriaFan wrote:Hope the themes come soon, the blue blends in for me, and I can barely see some times..


Do you have your monitor calibrated correctly? Try taking a look at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/wind ... ur-display
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Mooncow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:28 pm

DarkyBenji wrote:Edit : Fixed Image

Still wasn't fixed, fixed now though :cool:

Edit: Why does your header background look purple :O
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby ShadriaFan » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:28 pm

Mooncow wrote:
ShadriaFan wrote:Hope the themes come soon, the blue blends in for me, and I can barely see some times..


Do you have your monitor calibrated correctly? Try taking a look at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/wind ... ur-display

yes, it is calibrated correctly.
It's just me and my awkward eyesight messing up. >n<' Colors too similar tend to merge and blend into one color, and it looks weird to me. Can't tell where one thing stops and another begins.

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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby DarkyBenji » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:32 pm

Mooncow wrote:Still wasn't fixed, fixed now though :cool:


indeed, it's better

Mooncow wrote:Edit: Why does your header background look purple :O


purple ? where ? i don't see it :blink:
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Mooncow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:38 pm

OK, when you upload to imgur it changes the RGB of the image a bit o_O just tried it to show you, and mine came out purple too

EDIT: everywhere I upload pictures it comes out different colour. I'm assuming there's something I don't know about the way stuff is displayed vs colour of saved images. :chaocry:
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby ShadriaFan » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:42 pm

Active Topics is gone, however due to the fact it was my bookmarked way here I can still access it. It's not broken or anything, just inaccessible unless you already have it pinned as a bookmark. Is it going to be brought back to make it easy to find the popular topics or is 'Active Topics' being removed for good?
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Mooncow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:47 pm

click "quick links" in the top left!
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby ShadriaFan » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:52 pm

Mooncow wrote:click "quick links" in the top left!

Oh!
Might be a good idea to announce that, I never noticed.
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Ivogoji » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:07 pm

I think some posts are missing.
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Link The Hedgehog » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:46 pm

Probably because it's so different but I'm not liking the drastic changes. The old forum format was so familiar and welcoming.
Did I miss anything guys? Besides CI revival posts I mean.
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby ZipoCXG » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:55 pm

Ignoring the fact that I'm still not fond of how the default layout of the forum is now, I'm a bit annoyed how every last board post on the index has Re: before it. Obviously I know they're replies, but it's quite repetitive seeing that for every single post on the index.
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[EDIT] There's also this:
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The ranking on my profile seems to be glitched as it repeats itself three times. I've seen other users having the same thing on their profiles, so it's not because of my custom rank at the moment.

[EDIT] Now I'm seeing it happen on just the forum topics in general, usually with people at the higher ranks.
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Chaos the Light Chao » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:43 pm

So quoting people gives them a notification. Wonder if that can be used to summon people to a topic.
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Mooncow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:49 pm

ZipoCXG wrote:I'm a bit annoyed how every last board post on the index has Re: before it.[/img]

The ranking on my profile seems to be glitched as it repeats itself three times. I've seen other users having the same thing on their profiles, so it's not because of my custom rank at the moment.


Keep the suggestions and bugs coming, thanks. I'll work on these.
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby ChaoGardenBuster » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:02 pm

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...Did I win?

(Yeah it's obvious it's a test but I'm just curious if anyone else has this)

Edit: This is kinda picky but I'd prefer little chao logos instead of the people logos that appear beside profile and members. :darksurprise:
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Mooncow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:03 pm

working on the front page at the moment, so expect lots of mess on there :blah:

Forums should be all fine though!
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby ShadriaFan » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:29 pm

When I put my Youtube channel name up (copied straight from my page) it sends people to a error stating that my account doesn't exist?
Is this a issue with CI or YT?
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Rajikaru » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:00 pm

If you've added revamps of the Hero and Dark themes like you said, then they're currently inaccessible via the user Control Panel.

Like the upgrade otherwise, nice to see the site get a fresh coat of paint, though you may want to see what you can do about that nasty looking strikethrough'd Wiki at the top left of the forum page.
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Mooncow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:17 pm

The list in the first post are thing's I'm working on next!
Nova! wrote:though you may want to see what you can do about that nasty looking strikethrough'd Wiki at the top left of the forum page.

I'm waiting for the incoming popular demand to bring the wiki back >_>
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Sable » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:27 pm

looks great! i like it a lot over the previous layout which felt somewhat unintuitive
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby Pumpkinium » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:24 pm

*flails arms around cautiously* i cant see! i cant see without my dark theme!
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Re: Forum upgrade!

Postby SonicBoom » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:02 pm

Can we bring back pop-up window notifications for new PMs when one comes in while CI isn't the active window? A tiny notification number increase isn't enough.
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