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Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Shevarash » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:45 am

The forum software has been updated to the latest version - PHPBB 3.01.

This upgrade brings many new features, as well as significantly improving the performance of these forums. For the time being I have loaded up one style that is similar to our old default black style, but I would be happy to add more if you find some that you like. Check on http://www.phpbb.com as well as http://www.phpbb3styles.net/ to find styles to use with these forums.

You'll notice there's been a little bit of rearranging and archiving as well. The old General Discussion forum has been archived and a new one created. We felt this was a good opportunity to start fresh.

Enjoy the new boards, and please don't hesitate to PM or email me if you have any questions or suggestions concerning the new forum software.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Xisiqomelir » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:02 am

In these days of everyone dashing off to vBulletin for pointless features like vCash and rep, I'm always happy to read the Toril board.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Corth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:06 am

The new forum looks nice.

Gameplay discussion and ideas don't need a fresh start, huh?
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Ragorn » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:08 am

Eh, I liked the old beige/tan skin I used to use. But if messages will take less than 30 seconds to post after hitting Submit, then I'm all for the upgrade ;)
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Gormal » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:59 am

I suppose that's one way to avoid answering uncomfortable questions.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby ssar » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:16 am

Seems to work a lot better.
Looks pretty schmick too.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby shalath » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:10 pm

Could we please have at least one style which is black on white instead of white on black? Not fussy about it, just a white background like I had before :-)
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Corth » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:48 pm

The 'subsilver' style is still available. You can change to it in your preferences. I can't use the black background setting either.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Sarvis » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:26 pm

Just an FYI Shev, if you choose subsilver2 (probably other themes too) the Toril logo doesn't appear in the upper left.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby shalath » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:03 pm

Corth wrote: The 'subsilver' style is still available. You can change to it in your preferences. I can't use the black background setting either.


Very cool, the world is right again, many thanks.

Edit: how odd, quotes aren't working. Although on this board that may be a good thing...

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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Shevarash » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:24 pm

Yeah, I haven't setup the logo for the other style yet, but I will get to it. The offer stands to load other styles that you all request also, so take a look at them and let me know either in this thread or by PM.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Shevarash » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:25 pm

Gormal wrote:I suppose that's one way to avoid answering uncomfortable questions.


Not really. Feel free to ask those in the appropriate forum.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Lilira » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:25 pm

[quote="Ragorn"]Eh, I liked the old beige/tan skin I used to use. But if messages will take less than 30 seconds to post after hitting Submit, then I'm all for the upgrade ;)[/quote]

Chronicles isn't supported anymore. I looked. *pout*
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Postby teflor the ranger » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:30 pm

Ah, the post-lag monster is gone. It's like a breath of fresh air. Well, on this board, it's more like a breath of fresh smog, but the important part is that it's fresh.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Shevarash » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:50 pm

Fixed the weirdness with not being able to use quotes in this forum. Somehow Registered USers didn't have permissions to use BBCode in this forum. If you find the same issue in any other forums please let me know...
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Corth » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:35 am

FYI Shev. The new BBS doesn't allow you to embed more than 3 quotes in your message. First off, this is really going to mess up Sarvis' game. But even more to the point, if you quote another message with 3 existing quotes in it, you end up writing an entire post and you can't save it. With that many embedded quotes its a pain to try and extricate one of them, so the easier option is just to hit back and forget about it. This wasn't even a flame thread either.. just a normal conversation on here. Any way we can increase the max embedded posts?
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Shevarash » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:51 pm

There's a new setting for "Max Nested Quotes Per Post" - it was set to 3 and I just increased it to 10. We'll see how that works.

Honestly I'm not really sure why it needs a limit at all...
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Corth » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:48 pm

Thanks Shev.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Sarvis » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:04 pm

Is html supposed to be disabled?
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Shevarash » Fri May 02, 2008 7:41 pm

Yes. It always has been disabled on these forums.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Sarvis » Fri May 02, 2008 7:52 pm

Not to be argumentative, but no it hasn't. My sig used to work, for instance.

No biggie, just wanted to know if it was deliberate or not.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Ragorn » Fri May 02, 2008 7:57 pm

[url=http://www.yoursitehere.com]Text Goes Here[/url]

Use that instead of HTML.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Shevarash » Fri May 02, 2008 9:31 pm

I believe it was always disabled in posts, but .sigs may have been handled differently. The new board treats them the same. You should be able to find all the BBCode tags you need for links and the like.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Sarvis » Fri May 02, 2008 9:48 pm

I know, but I hate bbcode. It's just different enough from html to be annoying, and when I'm typing fast I always do HTML by default...

Like I said though, no biggie.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby teflor the ranger » Sat May 03, 2008 5:10 am

What happened to player created polls?
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Corth » Fri May 23, 2008 2:15 pm

This thread is off-topic.
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Re: Upgrade to PHPBB3

Postby Shevarash » Fri May 23, 2008 5:08 pm

Actually, this thread is a global announcement. Global means that it shows up in every forum. This is another new feature of PHPBB3.
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