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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 07:53 am
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I have now upgraded the software that runs the board from WowBB to the UltraBB system. No data should have been lost in the upgrade. The colour scheme is the default for the new system. I may fiddle about with this over the next few weeks.
The main features remain the same and users should have no problem in navigating around.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 08:06 am
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Hi tarotcol
Been using the new look software for about half an hour already, and yes, navigating just as easy as before. Everything seems to be there as before, and maybe it works better from an administrator's point of view...
BUT...

...I miss the old "look" of things :~(


Can't remember what the old "themes" were called; I know you could change them, but I always returned to the one I first saw. It was green and gray, and the logo top left toned in perfectly. Now it looks like it's just stuck on top of something else that doesn't match.
Call me a ludite if you will, but if you can "fiddle about with this over the next few weeks" as you say, please see if you can bring back the old look to the new software.

But I will cope if that's not possible :~)

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 10:00 am
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If you go to 'Menu', 'My Account' and 'Preferences', it's possible to set the theme to 'Sea', which is a compatible green with shells and things...

Pen

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 12:52 pm
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Yup. I reckon that's the best of what is available too :D
But now our avatars have gone! and the pop up emoticons aren't fully functional.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 01:38 pm
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I see your avatar, Sumada.  Do the emoticons work?

:c

Yep.  It would seem so.
So it's you.
Try logging out, clearing your cache, and eating a nice toasted cheese sandwich.  That oughta fix it.

:kt

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 07:11 pm
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I see no avatars, and the animated smileys are gone. (I just see words for them).

I'm running FireFox 3.6.8 for Mac.
(This is the latest version that will run on my current system.)

Logging out & clearing the cache has had no effect.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 07:18 pm
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I can see avatars and emoticons (I'm on Chrome).

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 08:04 pm
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I spoke too soon. After running cache cleaner last night and logging out of everything, I too cannot see the avatars or emoticons.

*insert bashing head against brick wall emoticon here*

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 09:15 pm
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No avvies. I shall try reuploading mine.... One moment.. .. :gi

The emoticons don't seem to work - I can see them here to the left but they just aren't happening... :? (except for two of they...)

OK - I uploaded a fake while I find the original. So I guess we just have to re-upload them ?

Last edited on Thu Jul 28th, 2011 09:22 pm by gregory

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 09:49 pm
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I can see the avatar images and emoticons in Google Chrome.

In Firefox 5.0 most of the avatars and emoticons are missing.

In Internet Explorer 8 most of the avatars and emoticons are missing.

I feel sure this is due to the way Firefox and Internet Explorer are caching these small image files. The new software probably maps the image files to a different location but Firefox and Internet Explorer are going to their cache of these. Clearing the browser cache will probably help or the problem may just heal itself when the browser cache expires.

There will be some teething problems with the new software but no information appears to have been lost. WowBB has ceased trading and thus the software would not be developed further. I had no alternative but to move to the successor in business, UltraBB. At least we now have continuing support for the software.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 10:13 pm
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I can only see gregory and I am at work so don't have the makings for a cheese sandwich...

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 11:08 pm
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Avatars and emoticons were working ok on my other machine, with FireFox 5.0, until I cleared the cache. Then they all stopped working.

I think if Adam re-installs the emoticons, they may work.

I'm not sure if he can do anything about the avatars.
We may just have to re-upload them.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 11:14 pm
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Nice ! Too bad about the avatars/emoticons. Like Gregory above,
I uploaded a fake while I find the original.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 29th, 2011 07:26 am
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Went to the farmers' market and came home to find avatars and emoticons intact. Magic?

Thanks, Adam :)

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 Posted: Fri Jul 29th, 2011 08:31 am
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debra wrote: Went to the farmers' market and came home to find avatars and emoticons intact. Magic?

Thanks, Adam :)

Oh crap - now I need to find my blue cat; should have waited :(

Thanks Adam.

Done - in a less bossy size ! Dunno what caused all that - but the first thing I did was clear my cache (firefox 3.6) - nada....

Last edited on Fri Jul 29th, 2011 09:19 am by gregory

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 Posted: Fri Jul 29th, 2011 10:13 am
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Hello

no problem here but I don'tdidn't even have an avatar and use Chromium - so I'm posting this post to thank Adam for the work of maintaining this forum !
I know by experience how complicated, painful and boring it can be to update and keep everything safe on a forum, not to speak about spammers or off-chart messages, and customizing those overly complicated themes...

Bertrand

Last edited on Fri Jul 29th, 2011 10:19 am by Bertrand

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 Posted: Sat Jul 30th, 2011 11:34 am
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I really like the Sea theme - it's so easy on the eyes and the little shells flip over rather appealingly.

Thank you Adam.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 30th, 2011 12:05 pm
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OOH THEMES ! Missed that. I too am now on Sea !

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goldenweb wrote: I really like the Sea theme - it's so easy on the eyes and the little shells flip over rather appealingly.

Thank you Adam.

Pen


Variety is the spice of life...

 

I like the colour, but those darn little shells drive me crazy!

PW:m

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 Posted: Sat Jul 30th, 2011 03:03 pm
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I'm running Firefox 5.0, all seems well at my end. Everything now loads much faster, even on my dial-up connection. Big difference :D I see emoticons, avatars, no problem. I'm liking this. :gi

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Everything seems to be fixed now.
Thanks Adam!

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 Posted: Sat Jul 30th, 2011 04:03 pm
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Pathwalker wrote:
I like the colour, but those darn little shells drive me crazy!


I do so agree !

If these really annoy people I could try and replace them with a non animated image. It does alert us to a thread we have not read or one with a new post, but I find the circling shell a bit too insistant.

:c

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 Posted: Sat Jul 30th, 2011 04:54 pm
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AdamMcLean wrote: Pathwalker wrote:
I like the colour, but those darn little shells drive me crazy!


I do so agree !

If these really annoy people I could try and replace them with a non animated image. It does alert us to a thread we have not read or one with a new post, but I find the circling shell a bit too insistant.

:c

People who don't like it can use another theme ??? (I LOVE them !)

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 Posted: Sat Jul 30th, 2011 07:08 pm
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gregory wrote:  People who don't like it can use another theme ??? (I LOVE them !)


You are right, and I did!

I liked the green colour, which was why I chose that option, but too much twisling made me dizzy 

:m

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 Posted: Sat Jul 30th, 2011 11:06 pm
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I like the sea theme too.

And I really like having the page numbers at the top of page now too. Usually I'm too tired to scroll and it makes me fall out of my chair.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 30th, 2011 11:28 pm
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hoo, you're a hoot
:ok

I like the sea shells.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 12th, 2011 10:40 am
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