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Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:07 am
by Forceflow
I finally got around to upgrading the website to a newer php Version. For this I also had to update the Forum to a more current version.

I did some testing (many thanks to Darksaber, General_Trageton and keiranhalcyon7 for their help)
Hopefully most of the bugs and issues have been resolved. There will be some issues. Some avatars are missing, some signatures will have to be redone and unfortunately some links will be broken if the proper url logic was not used. (In order to make sure links are always properly saved you have to use the BBCode tags!)

Performance will be slower for a while until the forum cache has been reloaded and currently the search index is busted. I hope to fix those soon!

Please let me know if you encounter any issues in the board or the main website. This new foundation should make sure the page will be viable for quite some more time and future updates should be easier.

Re: Website and Forum has been upgraded!

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:28 am
by Forceflow
And the SPAMbots are here... damn, I forgot that I had a special bot protection active. For now new members need to be validated by an admin. I will look into getting the old protection activated again.

SPAM protection should be active again

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:49 pm
by Darksaber
Thanks for updating the website and forum :D

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:23 pm
by ual002
Well done. Keeping the community together!

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:35 pm
by keiranhalcyon7
Thanks, Forceflow! Site looks great.

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:53 pm
by Mark_Farlander
Thanks for updating the website, Admiral Forceflow.

Edit: and my A-Wing survived.

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:17 pm
by Forceflow
Had to purge the cache again, so performance will be bad yet again. Hope that this will be the last time.

Btw. if anybody sees any php errors popping up looking like this:

Code: Select all

[ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 121: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: unrecognized character after (?< 
At the top of the page, please let me know which thread you are looking at. It seems some signatures are causing issues and need to be re-saved. So far I found two, but in case there are more let me know.

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:12 am
by General_Trageton
I noticed one more thing regardin mobile view: in the thread list the lowest line is bein cut off, see acreenshot.
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Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:54 am
by Forceflow
Oh how I hate the mobile view... have to look into that. But I am afraid fixing that will be a challenge.
Thanks for the heads up!

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:51 pm
by JeremyaFr
Well done

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:39 pm
by Forceflow
General_Trageton wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:12 am
I noticed one more thing regardin mobile view: in the thread list the lowest line is bein cut off, see acreenshot.
Looks like it might have been an easy fix after all. (Well, really only undoing my stupidity to be honest) Could you re-check please? Should be working now.

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:52 pm
by keiranhalcyon7
I saw the same thing. Looks better now. Thanks!

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:00 am
by Driftwood
I can't seem to attach files.

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:34 pm
by Forceflow
Corrann Horn wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:00 am
I can't seem to attach files.
I adjusted the size restriction, can you try again please?

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:46 pm
by Forceflow
Can you guys please go and add some votes in this poll:

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=11846&p=153265#p153265

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:33 pm
by JeremyaFr
A few links in the contributer pages are broken:
  • avatar image path
  • contact icon path
  • contact link

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:42 pm
by Forceflow
JeremyaFr wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:33 pm
A few links in the contributer pages are broken:
  • avatar image path
  • contact icon path
  • contact link
Fixed!

Thanks for the heads up

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:18 pm
by General_Trageton
Yup looks better now. Good job!

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:56 pm
by JeremyaFr
Hello,
The Location field and the Website field are no longer shown in the right user profile.

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:46 pm
by Forceflow
JeremyaFr wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:56 pm
Hello,
The Location field and the Website field are no longer shown in the right user profile.
The website is still there, though granted it's a bit hidden. It's under the contact button, that one will give you several options if available. (PM, eMail, Website) The location field is missing however. I have to check if I can get that one back.

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:12 am
by General_Trageton
Hey Force, sorry for being a pain but I just noticed that in mobile view of a thread all the post options (edit, quote, delete etc. ) are missing.

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:36 am
by keiranhalcyon7
Hmm, and names longer than about 7 letters are getting wrapped (if the user has a full-height avatar, which is most users, but not Forceflow).

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:24 am
by Darksaber
When you click on the "Mark forums read" link, a box appears but you can't actual read it as the text and box are all white

it's not a big problem but just one to add to your list :)

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:40 am
by Forceflow
keiranhalcyon7 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:36 am
Hmm, and names longer than about 7 letters are getting wrapped (if the user has a full-height avatar, which is most users, but not Forceflow).
Could you demonstrate with a screenshot? I am not sure I understand what you mean.

Re: Website and Forum have been upgraded!

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:41 pm
by keiranhalcyon7
With apologies for the obnoxious size.

Edit: reduced image size 90%