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  • ashleymccabe
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    New Site - PLEASE READ

    Hello All,
    My name is Ashley and I am the one that moved the forum to its new hosting location. This was done for security reasons and try to keep the forum from going down every other day. I understand that the new forum looks very different from the old one but I promise almost everything you had before you still have it might just be in a different place.

    items that are gone due to a limitation of the new hosting/ forum version update:
    - Awards
    - Flags
    - Threaded and Hybrid views
    - Calendar events are something they are not able to transfer.

    As I was going thought your posts I was able to fix a lot fo the issues you were listing. Below is kind of a running list of issues an what is fixed and what I am still working on.

    Items that I have fixed from your comments:
    - Smilie are now working.
    - Color/Theme changes - You can also select other themes as the bottom of the site again.
    - Signature are now showing up. (Here is how to edit them https://screencast.com/t/OJHzzhiV1)
    - Ranking is now showing up.
    - Private messaging is now working.
    - Like button is now working.
    - Search should be better now as they have rescanned the site.

    Some issues I am still working on are:
    - The Ignore list issue I have a ticket in for.

    One other note I have seen a lot is theme/color related items. I know this is important to all of you but at the moment the most important thing was getting you back a functioning forum with as many features I can get you back from before.

    Theme/color is something we can change but it the moment I do not have the time and resources to fix all of the issue and design the site. I did do some theme updates yesterday but it is very time consuming. Please just be patient with the forum as we get it back to as close as I can to what you had before.


    If anyone has any issues that they are running in to please let me know. Please only send real issues not things like I hate the colors of the site or the site looks cheap now. I am trying to get as many issues fixed for you as i can and If i have to read through stuff like that it's going to take me longer to get stuff fixed.
    Last edited by ashleymccabe; 04 Jun 18, 09:54.

  • GCoyote
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    Originally posted by Snowshoveler View Post
    It might help to fix the ignore function the one person that isn't blocked on ignore their rank is General of the forums which might be the problem because moderaters cannot be put on ignore and the new website might consider them to be a moderator.
    Nope, still a little buggy. There isn't much special about the General rank as far as the site settings go. No connection to the Ignore function if it were working correctly.

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  • Snowshoveler
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    It might help to fix the ignore function the one person that isn't blocked on ignore their rank is General of the forums which might be the problem because moderaters cannot be put on ignore and the new website might consider them to be a moderator.
    Last edited by Snowshoveler; 11 Jun 18, 21:11.

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  • joea
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    I got my rank and stars back!! Next flags please! Thanks again Ashley and whatever tech people are working behind the scenes. Plus our own GCoyote.

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  • At ease
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    Originally posted by At ease View Post

    <SNIP>
    P.S. You will note that there is very little contrast between the "normal", or unquoted, part of a post and the portion that is under quote tags.

    The previous version of the forum provided a much greater contrast which made it much clearer to view and thus comprehend.

    If this has not been pointed out thus far, could you see(pardon the pun) what you could do about this?

    I am sure that many of us older members with slowly degrading eyesight would benefit from this.

    Thanks again.
    I just noticed you can change the colour scheme, way down on the bottom left. Really cool thanks!

    Which one do you like? I've tried Denim and seem to like it, the others have a bit more contrast.
    Thanks to Joea and AB(not those whose "job" it is to point these things out), I now know about what changing the colour can do.

    Using "Gradient"(a logical choice of descriptor that does seem to suggest a distinct change of levels), the contrast between quoted and unquoted portions of the post is now increased to a more satisfactory degree, making it easier to distinguish between these two portions of a post.

    Thank you Joea and AB.

    This aspect is not as good as I have a preference for the older version in this respect, but it will do for now.

    If only we could still "Multi Quote".
    Last edited by At ease; 09 Jun 18, 20:23.

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  • joea
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    Denims is nice though a bit too bright, I like and use grunge.

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  • Achtung Baby
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    Originally posted by joea View Post
    I just noticed you can change the colour scheme, way down on the bottom left. Really cool thanks!
    Which one do you like? I've tried Denim and seem to like it, the others have a bit more contrast.

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  • joea
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    I just noticed you can change the colour scheme, way down on the bottom left. Really cool thanks!

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  • Salinator
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    Originally posted by GCoyote View Post

    I "unsubscribbed" about 2/3 of the list but I'm still getting notifications from several that are definitely not on subscribed list any longer.
    Maybe it shares a setting with the ignore function that is not currently working.

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  • GCoyote
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    Originally posted by Salinator View Post

    The subscribed posts are coming from what was previously your list of friends. Lord help those that befriended everyone. You are essentially "following" everyone that you have ever befriended in the old format.
    I "unsubscribbed" about 2/3 of the list but I'm still getting notifications from several that are definitely not on subscribed list any longer.

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  • Salinator
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    Originally posted by Snowshoveler View Post
    When is the ignore list going to be fixed?
    It's been two weeks now.
    Please follow along. Ashley clearly has stated that is an issue that requires the attention of the software developer and the hosting site, vBulletin.

    She cannot give you an answer for something that beyond her control.

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  • Snowshoveler
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    When is the ignore list going to be fixed?
    It's been two weeks now.

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  • Salinator
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    Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
    I'm still getting notified of new "Subscribed" posts from a number of members even after clearing the subscriptions for those members' posts. Anyone else having this issue?
    The subscribed posts are coming from what was previously your list of friends. Lord help those that befriended everyone. You are essentially "following" everyone that you have ever befriended in the old format.

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  • GCoyote
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    I'm still getting notified of new "Subscribed" posts from a number of members even after clearing the subscriptions for those members' posts. Anyone else having this issue?

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  • At ease
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    I will attempt to put the preceeding few posts in an alternative, but what should be an easily understood, context being a new car that has just been placed on the market(probably because I have sold so many cars over the years there is some familiarity there for me).

    It is the 21st century...Dur.

    A new car is offered with a choice of 2 options.....

    It can be reliable(as it should be in the 21st century - after all, we sent a man to the moon almost 50 years ago), but very plain.

    Or, it can be stylish and well equipped but break down frequently.

    The consumer is to be clearly advised that it is not possible to have both situations concurrently.

    That car will not sell very well.

    In this day and age, almost 50 years after the first manned moon landing, it is not unreasonable for a consumer to want both conditions to be fulfilled concurrently.

    I visit a number of forums other than this one.

    Many are able to achieve both conditions simultaneously.

    It is something to think about.....but not too hard.

    It is a no brainer, actually.


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