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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby bahua » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:37 am

Wow! You guys are the man.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby bahua » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:49 am

So, I'd been putting off getting the forum updated to the latest version of phpBB, as the automated process is not quite as automated as I would hope. But I just bit my lip and did it. Let's never speak of this again.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby mean » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:07 pm

The update process is definitely obnoxious. I can't understand why it isn't more automated.

But it beats the crap outta drupal.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:11 pm

I will take your word for it.
Know it works just don't know how.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby bahua » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:06 pm

I deleted the theme we were using. It's totally broken, and was filled with spammy links to some dude's russian gaming site. If there's sufficient outrage, I'll look into grabbing a new theme and installing it. Feel free to go peruse available themes(called "styles" in phpbb) and link any here that you might like.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby grovester » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:41 pm

Seems about the same when you're actually reading a thread. The header and homepage are a little Hello Kitty, but not really a problem.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby flyingember » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:19 pm

I'm good at nitpicking things so here's some in no particular order. I'm thinking the theme needs to be simple, stay out of the way of people's posts and have good notification coloring.

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... ia_deluxe/ good notification
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... a_phantom/ better notification but a little bright and bubbly
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/absolution/ simple design, poor new post notification

if I had to pick a change I would do the first one.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby smh » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:38 pm

That first one Ember linked to shows some promise.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby bahua » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:45 pm

The first two are not compatible with the latest version of phpbb, but the last is. Let me have a look.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby bahua » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:00 pm

I installed and enabled Absolution, and while I do like how it looks, I'm not crazy about the spacing out of everything, and the sideways scrolling it does in the smaller window I use for firefox.

viewtopic.php?style=9&f=13&t=20098&start=20

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby bahua » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:17 pm

Turns out the ability for users to choose their own style was disabled. I managed to dig up the option and re-enable it.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby smh » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:29 pm

bahua wrote:Turns out the ability for users to choose their own style was disabled. I managed to dig up the option and re-enable it.


Agreed, not crazy about the spacing.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby grovester » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:56 pm

Was it just me or has the forum been down for a couple of days? I blamed Trump and/or bahua's birthday.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby longviewmo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:33 pm

Just really slow for me.

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Re: Yet More New Hosting

Postby mean » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:54 am

Yeah, it worked, it was just painfully slow.


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