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Forum Upgraded to v1.2

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Bram, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    The forums are now updated with the newest version of the software.

    Will post a more extensive changelog tomorrow of what has changed but for now a couple of important things.

    • As expected the custom theme I made for the forums that matched our frontpage (which is another software) is broken and needs to be fixed or redone completely (i think the latter is best but takes some days to build from scratch)
    • Chat, Videos and the old downloads are (temporary) disabled, will see how many people still use the old downloads otherwise ill remove it completely now.
    • Nicely styled postbits for our Premium Members are gone, will have to rebuild them from scratch today or tomorrow. At least asap!
    • The downloads system we have been using for the last months is intact and will receive a small upgrade later on to iron out some bugs but all files and thingies are there and working.
    • Comments system from the frontpage might be bugged and needs a fix tomorrow morning.
    • Frontpage theme and layout will be redone from scratch as well and take some time.
    For now the biggest visible change you will see are affecting mobile users. No longer do you have to swipe to make stuff visible as our forum is now 100% responsive and will match whatever device you are using.
    For all the old tapatalk lovers that were disappointed with our decisions to remove it recently, now you know why and we hope you are happy with this more modern approach of reading forums for mobile users.

    I normally don't ask for donations but in this case we have invested quite extensively into new software and your help would be much appreciated. If you can miss a penny please do chip in as every bits and pieces make a difference to pay for our growing bills.

    There have been a TON of changes made and ill do my best to highlight them for you at a later time.

    Enjoy this awesome new software and if you happen to run into bugs or you need help with functionality that has changed please drop a line below and ill help you out!
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
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  2. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Small bug fixed for mobile users. All should work fine now on mobile phones, tablets, pads, laptops, and good old desktops. Give it a try :)

    (off to bed, 6 o'clock :whistling:)
  3. Wow, it looks fantastic!! Thank you!
  4. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan

    Looks great :) how does one donate?
  5. Copy past and auto correction still doesn't work on my Android tablet.
  6. looks great chaps well done, especially like the mobile upgrades, should make browsing around here much easier :)
  7. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    I'm happy to chip in a bit more, but I can't see how to do this.
    Since I'm already a Premium member, there doesn't seem to be any options to make a further donation. :unsure:
  8. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen
    Premium Member

    I'll look into my wallet lil later today and see if I can find something gathering dust, but for that donation upcoming I reserve the right to bitch a little, the mobile theme is fine and dandy but it does by far not live up to Tapatalk or such dedicated forum apps on the phone, for instance we are lacking push notifications.
    That said I completely understand the reason for getting rid of it and I DO appreciate all the work and effort that has gone into improving our experience here. That's why I'll chip in again, thanks for all the work admins and mods!
  9. Melphiz

    [TruckSim-Map Team]

    I hope the new changes / update was worth the time you'll have to spend to get the old look etc. back. This is terribly ugly at the moment, the font hurts.
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  10. I only see the Xenforo logo at the top, and a weird font. I guess that isn't the upgrade?
  11. Forums looks terrible now but hopefully not for long!
    Hopefully they (xenforo) have fixed some small issues like sometimes "enter" simply doesn´t work while writing messages etc.
  12. I like the new look, but the Xenforo logo on the top is a bit of a shame.
    Overall a great update :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  13. Calum McLure

    Calum McLure
    Did ye, aye? Premium Member

    The look and Xenforo logo is only temporary until they fix the RD layout.
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  14. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    As you have seen in the past Bram moves heaven and earth to get the forum up and running often working day and night for days on end with very little sleep.
    As he has said above this is stage one get the software in place then start adding things, over the next week we will see our forum take shape right in front of our eyes, and while were all sleeping Bram is hard at in the background slaving away.
    Right now i hope he's getting his rest he deserves it..

    If you find a fault please post it but as for the other stuff these things will be implemented over the coming days
    What we need to no is is the stuff that's on show now is it all working:)

    You're doing a great job Bram. don't forget to get your sleep and drink plenty of coffee when not sleeping.:p
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  15. Bram does indeed do a lot of work here, but the first thing that came up to me that somebody hacked RD and turned it into a dating portal.
  16. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    That's stage 4, :roflmao:

    And not a bad idea i must say:whistling:
    as long as it doesn't interfere with my racing:roflmao:

    only joking :p
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013
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  17. Loz Reid

    Loz Reid
    Premium Member

    "This is a demo featured page"... oh dear =/

    I dont like to be negative, but site is very broken atm.
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  18. Thank You SO MUCH for the phone update! It was so painful to run on the last version.. :) Looks great.. Thanks So Much.. :D
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  19. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    Hi loz:)
    As much as we want feed back this tells or gives us very little information to go and the faults you have encountered.
  20. Please keep the old downloads :confused: and the new downloads, it's actually quite scary to see all this new stuff. I hope that it will be better than the new one, lets see.