CM Announcement Major Forum Upgrade

Casinomeister

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Hiya peeps!

We are pending a major forum upgrade that is really pretty freaking awesome (in my opinion, of course). I have been nerding out with the new functions on our test site, and I think many of you will enjoy some new features.

Unfortunately, one of our plugins is causing conflicts in the templates, one of which is one many of you (to include myself) use frequently. It's the stats on the main forum page here;
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That one.

So instead, we will have to resort to what most everyone else uses - the New Posts and Find Threads tabs located here:

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Actually, you will probably thank me for this once you start getting used to using those tabs. :D

Anyway, I am looking forward to having this upgrade launched shortly. There will be some downtime of about 30 mins to an hour when it happens. I will let you know. :D

:cheers:
 

paul7388

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Upgrade already happened?

what happened to the latest threads/posts?

That was what the upgrade was going to do in the end remove them.

Sorry Bryan got to admit I would also say it is the worst improvement ever.

I know maybe we are just used to the set up we had but removing the latest posts just takes away the ease from posting.
 

Casinomeister

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Upgrade already happened?

what happened to the latest threads/posts?
That was what the upgrade was going to do in the end remove them.

Sorry Bryan got to admit I would also say it is the worst improvement ever.

I know maybe we are just used to the set up we had but removing the latest posts just takes away the ease from posting.

I don't really have a say in the matter. :p

Those latest thread and posts were from a 3rd party plugin that is not supported. In other words, as the forum software updates, that plugin won't and will break the site. Sad but true. :(

I feel your pain as well, since I used that al lthe time. But I was sort of spoiled. There is a built in feature that is a click away.

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That is part of the default forum software, and is just as informative - if not more informative - than the old plugin. You just have to get used to doing something a bit differently.

And no, the forum is not upgraded yet. :p
 

Casinomeister

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But I will see if the coder can improve the plugin to work with the new software. Right now they are unresponsive - which is not cool.
 

Jono777

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With today's tech and know-how, surely it cant be too much stress to upgrade what is needed but leave the forum home page as it is/was????
 

paul7388

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After having time to think about it this could be a great idea.

Just wait till next time poor @ternur logs into the site.

He will spend about half an hour resetting page to try find where the posts went. Then after a couple more drinks to calm himself will give up.

Hence the reason i tagged him to help him. Yeah i know i am all heart lol.
 

colinsunderland

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Are you upgrading to xenforo 2.x? If so theres a widget for latest posts, not the same as what was here but similar

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Casinomeister

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We already have that widget - lol. But yes, if this is an issue for folks not being able to click the link "Find Threads", I can add this to the right column. :D

I'm gonna have to retrain folks here :p
 
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