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News We're Back Online With Our New Design!

Discussion in 'Signs101 Website News' started by Signs101Admin, Jan 24, 2017.

Like our new design? Vote in the poll and post about it...

  1. Yes. Sorta brilliant.

    22.8%
  2. Eh...

    38.6%
  3. Nope. Kinda sux.

    38.6%
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  1. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    Fred WeissFred Weiss - The old vBulletin install actually made use of vBAdvanced. I've created some fabulous homepage design with vBA. It's my all-time favorite vBulletin plugin. Unfortunately it is dead. It hasn't been developed for years and will no longer be developed, as development and support was "OFFICIALLY" ended in 2014.

    That being said - I will be posting an announcement thread about some of Xenforo's features. I think you'll also be (somewhat?) pleased with the changes we've made to the current XenPorta2 homepage design, which I absolutely believe is superior to vBA in every way imaginable. Of course - That's my opinion - And I'm sticking to it.

    Another nifty feature of Xenforo is the Recent Activity section. You'll find the link the "Home" dropdown menu and/or sublinks. I'll post more about it in the announcement thread.

    Okay SignosaurusRexSignosaurusRex - I see you mocking me and it's perfectly fine. The word nifty is great, under-appreciated and goes unused far to often :)
    We will hopefully be bringing the old vBAlbums content online soon. As for recreating your gallery... The new Media Gallery is full-featured and superior to the old PhotoPost and the vBAlbums functionality. Like vBA - PP is a dead script and is no longer being developed. I'm not quite sure about it's support, as I don't own the script... But I can tell you that the last development update it received was in 2014. As I've told you - The import from vBAlbums will not recreate a new section in your profile. So yes indeed. If you'd like images to appear in your profile - you must create an album or albums and upload the images via the Media Gallery.

    Our apologies for bringing you new, enhanced functionality..

    Signs & DesignsSigns & Designs - I appreciate the positive feedback. We hope you're enjoying Signs101 on the Xenforo platform.
    If you have any questions about functionality or suggestions on how to make the upgrade better - just ask. Thanks.

    I'll update the thread with the announcement link a little bit later.
    We appreciate you guys' patience as we complete the upgrade.

    J.
     
  2. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    Eon MediaEon Media

    Wait a sec.. "Is that rigamortis setting in? Is there a pulse? Is there a pulse?? Nurse .... 20CCs of XenPorta2 stat.." [​IMG]
    "Yup," says the nurse after stickin' it to the live one, all focus on the dead one. "Tis definitely rigamortis. It's basically a corpse that vBA thang..." [​IMG]

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  3. Correct Color

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    Fred,

    You explained my issue exactly. Thanks.

    Jaquii,

    Your new "View All New Forum Posts" button solved the issue for me. Thanks.
     
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  4. Fred Weiss

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    Fred Weiss said:
    What those who commented about the page not advancing are looking for is what was central to the old vbPortal display of "Recent Threads from Our Forums". It would take one back to view the titles of threads in chronological order for the previous two weeks at the rate of 30 threads to a page. It typically would contain 15 to 20 pages of recent threads whether the member had read them or not. It simply represents an alternate way of viewing threads that evidently some members had become used to using. Conversely, the News threads were a part of that and the News Blocks you have set to look at older news through page changes were never cycled in the past.

    FWIW, I think the current approach is counter-intuitive. Most viewers are looking at the Recent Threads and when they click on page 2 expect the next oldest threads to be displayed ... not the News below them.

    JacquiiDesignsJacquiiDesigns - The old vBulletin install actually made use of vBAdvanced. I've created some fabulous homepage design with vBA. It's my all-time favorite vBulletin plugin. Unfortunately it is dead. It hasn't been developed for years and will no longer be developed, as development and support was "OFFICIALLY" ended in 2014.

    That being said - I will be posting an announcement thread about some of Xenforo's features. I think you'll also be (somewhat?) pleased with the changes we've made to the current XenPorta2 homepage design, which I absolutely believe is superior to vBA in every way imaginable. Of course - That's my opinion - And I'm sticking to it.

    Another nifty feature of Xenforo is the Recent Activity section. You'll find the link the "Home" dropdown menu and/or sublinks. I'll post more about it in the announcement thread.

    Fred WeissFred Weiss - My point was regarding the way the Recent Threads worked. It was offered as a possibility that you might have the option and/or the ability to set it up that way and, perhaps, hadn't noticed the difference. It is a given that vBulletin and vbAdvanced have become obsolete and that Xenforo is going to be the go to software for Signs 101. A simple yes, no or "I'll look into it" would be preferred over a rehash of Xenforo being a great and superior product.
     
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  5. Signs101Admin

    Signs101Admin Owner

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    Sorry guys , with such a large investment to continue to use outdated, unsupported, unsecured software it just not a wise move. We will continue to LISTEN to the members and make REASONABLE accommodations, I have been in the forms business for over 16 years, and have much success. Since the upgrade traffic has gone up 20%, posting up about 5% , registrations up 150% and user activity up 150%. To some it just the "newbies" but I'm sure that most who are in business have no problem welcoming New "business"? I will do my best to screen new memeber as I have been and removed as necessary.
     
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  6. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Okay Jacquii, Let me ask this.... "Are you capable of retrieving the contents of the gallery that appeared on my profile page in the old vB"?
    If so, I don't care where you put images as long as I can then retrieve them and I will gladly recreate a gallery.
     
  7. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    You're welcome!

    It is great and is superior right? LOL And I'd prefer the current 44 votes of 'kinda sux' at least be 'eh!'
    My only concern here really is to prove that Signs101 has been upgraded. I hope I've proved that Fred WeissFred Weiss. Thanks.
    As an FWIW ... I've posted a bit about at News - New Signs101 Functionality/features Added And Explained...

    J.
     
  8. ikarasu

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    Slightly better. Now on long posts it always appears on the second to last line like above - never through the text, so it's an improvement!

    [Edit] I realize I probably used the worst post as an example. But it was the easiest to see the line in. Even if there's 10 words, the break line is always above the last line.
     

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  9. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    Okay. I'm re-opening this thread. First, because there is a lot of information that may be helpful to members as for site functionality and navigation. Second, because we appreciate the member feedback and suggestions that have been posted, 90% or more of which have been implemented for the betterment of the community.

    Please remember to keep your critique, feedback and suggestions pithy, specific and CONSTRUCTIVE. Also - many of you had voted negatively in the poll. If your opinion has changed - We'll appreciate it if you let us know by changing your vote! Do so by using the "Change Your Vote" link in the poll section:

    As an FYI - There should be no further posting about ad blocking or upgraded membership pricing. Decisions have been made and are no longer up for discussion. Also - we are in the process of developing an updated TOS/posting policy, part of which include the following:

    Please keep this in mind when posting. Any violation of this directive will result in posts being removed and/or thread banning.

    Also - we hope you all have appreciated the changes we've made during the site upgrade process. If yes = Tell us so. If no = Then please feel free to make suggestions. All feedback is welcome. And please feel free to change your vote using the "Change Your Vote" link in the poll section if you had originally voted "Nope. Kinda Sux." :thumb:

    Thanks,

    J.
     
  10. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Can a member delete one of their own posts or is das verboten?
     
  11. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    Members cannot delete their own posts BlyBly
    If you require a post be deleted, report it. Deletions may occur at the Administrator's discretion.

    J.
     
  12. Signed Out

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    What's the deal with attaching images? I only see options to post image url's. Can we no longer upload a jpg to a thread?
     
  13. Signed Out

    Signed Out Very Active Member

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    Nevermind I see it now down at the bottom.
     
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  14. nickgreyink

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    I'm liking it so far.
     
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  15. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    All-SignZAll-SignZ - There was previously the option of attaching images via the quick editor's image BBCode button. Since the new software allows uploads of additional file types (.txt, .zip, etc...) ...The image BBCode, as you've noted, is for hotlinking images only. Xenforo developers believe it's a bit more intuitive to only use the Upload A File button for ability to upload all allowed attachment types. It resides in the quick editor form with the rest of the editor buttons.

    Thanks for the feedback nickgreyinknickgreyink.

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  16. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    I've edited your post iSigniSign and have moved it into its own thread in the proper section. To answer your original question though. No. This thread is regarding the site upgrade, specifically for the vBulletin to Xenforo script change, as well as functionality and aesthetic concerns. The poll is quite specific as well ==> Like our new design?

    So discussion on specific policy change, as I've noted in my previous post #187 should probably reside in a different section, if indeed at all. That being noted - I've moved your post to its own thread at Re: Policy Changes, Even If Voting "yes, Sorta Brilliant" On The Forum Upgrade...

    If you guys appreciate the actual design, enhanced functionality and script change, please change your vote to reflect it.
    Thanks,

    J.
     
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  17. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    I think it's very nice.
     
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  18. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    Thanks BlyBly. I appreciate the kind comment!

    Hmmm... There absolutely is a place to voice your opinion as for Signs101 policy. It's why -- as a courtesy -- I moved your post in its entirety to the appropriate section. Unfortunately as Paul has stated, and has been noted in the thread - such discussion is more welcome via the Support Ticket system that in open forums.

    It was a courtesy. As I've said to iSigniSign - I can appreciate the sentiments very much. And so can Paul.
    He has, again, made his opinion plainly clear:

    So really - is further discussion and mockery even needed.
    Let's please stop and stick to the topic of THIS particular thread or thread-banning will occur guys.
    Thanks.

    Chapter headings? I'm sure you're being facetious - But yes... Use
    BBCODE FOR YOUR CHAPTER HEADING:
    :D

    Well... IDK if I'll be the one locking you down. But if that's the way you feel... I'm very troubled about it.
    The changes that have been made on Signs101 are superb IMO. I don't believe the poll numbers reflect reality. I've personally received several nice comments in private and via email. But honestly ... Your post has been read and your concerns have been taken into consideration. If I were you and had more to say - I'd honestly post a support ticket as has been instructed. Perhaps Paul will entertain your concerns in private - but more talk about it here will result in post deletions and thread-bans.

    Thanks for understanding. Also ... I don't see that you voted in the poll iSigniSign? :(

    J.
     
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  19. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    I'm perplexed actually...

    J.
     
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