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Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by Forum Administrator, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Forum Administrator

    Forum Administrator Member Forum Staff

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    Please post your questions/comments about the new forums here!

    There are tons of possibilities with this new software, but with limited resources, your input helps us prioritize tasks.

    Post any questions or suggestions and we'll do our best to answer them all

    Thanks
     
  2. neilz

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    Looks great ... on the FAQs .. you may want to revisit the Broadland's 'Places of Worship' FAQ ... formatting got lost
     
  3. Zansu

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    it will take some time to learn the new format. how do I set it so I see all the new stuff when I log in (the way I had the other one set up)? I see "all yesterday's Posts" but that's not quite the same.
     
  4. tvl

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    I'll second Zansu's question, the "active topics" link on the old system was very useful to seeing what had post since I last read. Or is that what the "new posts" link will do once people start posting here.
     
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  5. tvl

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    I notice for Zansu and myself we have a "location" of '.' listed on the right of our posts. If I try to clear that in the profile section, I have to ender a BDay, any way to skip that? And was it the import that got the . by mistake?
     
  6. Dutchml

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    We've got a new toy!!
     
  7. brim

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    Just put in an fake birthday if you're worried about privacy.
     
  8. Zansu

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    OK, I like this. mreow!
     
  9. Dutchml

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    There is a pull down for "Hide birthday and age."
     
  10. Forum Administrator

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    Click on 'New Posts' in the center of the screen in the blue bar. Way better :)
     
  11. Forum Administrator

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    The location is due to the import. Old software didn't have that feature. I encourage people to put the area of Broadlands they live in their location. That will help people see 'where you are coming from' so to speak with your posts.

    The birthday issue.. its a setting on the forum. You can hide it from others. Its another value that didn't exist in the old forum, so you must configure now (normally you would do it on account creation).

    There are alot of tweaks that will be done in the coming weeks to get the forum settled to where we want it, but currently yes, I have it set to require that field.

    Thanks
     
  12. Zansu

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    yeah, but it was so hard to find, right there in the middle of the banner bar
     
  13. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    I thought this forum software had the ability for the users to select themes. I'm not a big fan of the current theme. Am I missing this option?

    Otherwise this forum software is above and beyond better than the old one.
     
  14. Forum Administrator

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    Yup.. if you want to go find some good sources.. post and we'll import them.

    Working was higher priority then flair for the first night :)
     
  15. Dutchml

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    (Smilies used with discretion of course...and only to communicate one's true feelings!!)
     
  16. Dutchml

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    Just e-mailed you a monster list of smilies...Have fun!
     
  17. volvo_nut

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    Nice to see the HOA using more robust forum software. I'm familiar with vBulletin and ZeroForum -- nice work guys.
     
  18. brim

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    I'd like to know why vBulletin ($160) was chosen instead of a free, open-source solution like PHPBB.
     
  19. neilz

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    Actually, you have a choice whether or not to show the birthday.
     
  20. brim

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    Right...but you still have to put one in to submit the form and for some of the more Orwellian out there, that's some sort of privacy issue.
     

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