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Post by Forceflow » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:53 pm

Hello Folks!

Okay, I finally got the Forum up and running! And guess what, it's a completely new forum! It's a phpBB3, so it's pretty much top of the line all nice and shiny!
Now of course you think you'll have to reregister, so that sucks, but lucky for you, all your user information has been transfered, too!
Of course, wih all the posts gone it'll be really boring, right? Well, I guess it would be right, but lucky us I was also able to safe and transfer all posts into the new board, too! (Yay me, it took me forever to get that all working!)

Now I know it looks ugly and there's certainly quite some problems I still haven't fixed (like the not working search-feature) But it's a new start and will hopefully make sure that the XWAU will prevail for much longer!

P.S. Yes, I do know that it looks ugly as hell! Live with it, it took me a week just to get it working, you'll survive it looking sucky for a couple of days ;)
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Post by Adderfangs » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:05 pm

Hi Forceflow. Congrats on the new forum. Don't worry about the looks we can definitely wait. I know what kind of work it entails and it is a pain in the ***! On the other hand thanks for making it possible for this huge and fantastic community to keep on going through the centuries :D

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Post by Atx » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:48 pm

Looks awesome! :D
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Post by Dragon » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:55 pm

Wow! Realy cool! Great work Foreflow. :gott:
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Post by WildstarBlue9 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:59 pm

Very nice! :D

I did notice that everyone's signatures needed to be redone, so I redid mine. They'll probably allow images now, too, so I'll add that later.
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Post by darklord » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:04 pm

Holly cow this is awesome!
Great job Force flow!

Though if you could change my user name back to darklord I'd be pretty thankful. the half email address was an old mistake i did when registering typing at a mile a minute, and I put up with it all this time because my displayed name was right.

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Post by Trent001 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:06 pm

Yes, very good work man! The hard works paying off! :D

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Post by ANDREW L » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:13 pm

OMG XWAU IS ENTEREING THE 21ST CENTURY!!!!

AWESOME JOB!

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Post by Forceflow » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:27 pm

Yeah, the signatures need to be redone, and a lot of the old posts have some errors, too. (The old forum worked to much with html coding and stuff)

@darklord: I'll see what I can do, okay?
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Post by darklord » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:33 pm

Thanks allot! :D Now i don't have to confuse myself when ever I try to post in these forums by typing part of my email address.

We can't use HTML anymore? :(
Ive also just noticed some of the smiles are a tad inappropriate

On the bright side we now have a working search though i think it only works with new threads

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Post by Will T » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:09 pm

Wow, this is going to take some getting used to I think.
I hope you manage to get it looking a bit more XWAU though Force, just isn't the same without those X-wings telling me where the new posts are :D
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Post by DTM » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:45 pm

Nice, really nice ! :cooler:

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Post by VPR » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:58 pm

Looks a bit wierd at the moment but I'm sure it will be much better than the old forum and we'll have some new features to play with after all your hard work.

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Post by Forceflow » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:00 pm

darklord wrote:Thanks allot! :D Now i don't have to confuse myself when ever I try to post in these forums by typing part of my email address.

We can't use HTML anymore? :(
Ive also just noticed some of the smiles are a tad inappropriate

On the bright side we now have a working search though i think it only works with new threads
Yeah, no more html, sorry about that. But you really shouldn't need it anyways, all that's necessary should be possible with the BBCode.
As for the smilies, yeah I still have to change some of those. I just ripped them off my other board, which is why all the signs are in German, too ;)
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Post by Vince T » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:09 pm

Yay, here we go!

Hmmm, could you please check if the migration of the PMs worked? My inbox and outbox are empty. :(
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Post by Forceflow » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:12 pm

I am afraid those might be lost, sorry :(
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Post by WildstarBlue9 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:30 pm

Was going to add my helmet artwork (done nicely by former Red Squadron member Chelsey "Vape" Maxfield) to my signature, but I forgot I had the option of making it my avatar, too, so I did that instead. :)

EDIT: Forceflow, any chance of changing my name on the board from "WildstarBlue9" to "WildstarRed2"? I noticed you were able to do it for dragon, and the new name would be more in line w/ my current squadron and slot.
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Post by Drake26 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:21 pm

Hey, Forceflow, can I get ShadowDuelist again? For some reason I didn't use that as my sign in name here, like I have everywhere else, so now I'm drake26, and it may confuse people.
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Post by Rookie_One1 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:09 pm

good work forceflow!
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Post by K_Kinnison » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:13 pm

GAaaaah. It is like going from black and white to Technicolor
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Post by WildstarBlue9 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:37 pm

My avatar seemed a bit grainy when I resized it on my local machine, and it wouldn't take the original (6KB limit), so I resized it on PhotoBucket...looks a bit better now. :D
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Post by Dragon » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:46 pm

WildstarBlue9 wrote:My avatar seemed a bit grainy when I resized it on my local machine, and it wouldn't take the original (6KB limit), so I resized it on PhotoBucket...looks a bit better now. :D
Thanks for this hint. :up:
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Post by General Edor Crespin » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:55 pm

Thanks for the work, Forceflow!!! The color scheme is jarring, but I am confident in your abilities! :D
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Post by Timon Solus » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:55 pm

Congrats on setting up the new forum - not an easy job.

Keep a close eye on it, though, I visit the Axis History Forum which recently upgraded to the same software, and they've had some reliability problems.

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Post by Vince T » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:27 pm

@Force, are you going to set the number of posts per page back to 25 as it was before?
I'd do it myself, but I don't want to interfer while you're still in the process of setting everything up.
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