Forum software upgrade

arno

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#1
Hi all,

I have just upgraded the forum software to the latest version. Things seem to run quite well, but I'm sure there are some issues left with the upgrade. If you find any, please post them here. Please see the list of "known issues" below.

  • All addons for the old forum software are removed, since they are not compatible.
    • This means there is no automatic login into the wiki anymore. We will announce how to get access to the wiki for editing soon.
    • This means the Tapatalk plugin for browsing the forum is no longer available, but since this new version of the forum software is much more mobile friendly we don't think that's a big issue.
    • This means the Hotspots plugin is no longer there, but it was not used so actively anyway :)
  • The country flags are not shown in the user information anymore.
  • The colours and looks of the forum have changed a bit. We are currently running the default style with minimum changes. We will probably tune this more in the near future.
But to not keep the forum down for too long, we just reopened with these known issues. Please let us know if there are other problems.
 

arno

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#8
Yes, I also like the clean looks. And since we mainly use the default theme we don't have to spend a lot of time on updates and tweaks.
 
#9
Hi Arno,

Looks great on my computer! But could you please try to bring back Tapatalk anyway? To offer easy and instant access to the variety of forums it is still the best point of Entry that I know.

Thanks for considering!
 

arno

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#10
Hi Martin,

Looks great on my computer! But could you please try to bring back Tapatalk anyway? To offer easy and instant access to the variety of forums it is still the best point of Entry that I know.
At the momoment Tapatalk doesn't support this version of the forum software yet. There is only a beta release for it. So we might consider to add it back later. Let me post a poll to see how many people were actually using Tapatalk.
 

arno

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#11
I do notice that sometimes the responds time of the forum is too long. We'll keep a good eye on this.
 

dave hoeffgen

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#13
To be honest I liked the old design better. It took more advantage of the size of big computer screens. This one has much space to the sides while the content is crowded together in the middle, making an overview harder than before.
 

rhumbaflappy

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#14
To be honest I liked the old design better. It took more advantage of the size of big computer screens. This one has much space to the sides while the content is crowded together in the middle, making an overview harder than before.
I agree Dave. But perhaps we'll get used to the format over time.
 

arno

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#15
I'm quite happy with it, but I guess we all read the forum slightly differently.

But would you prefer less side bars? We can probably tune the theme a bit more.
 

arno

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#18
I see what some of you mean, now that I maximize the browser window there is quite a lot of empty space on the sides. Let me see if we can tune that.
 

arno

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#19
I always thought the older one automatically adjusted to the screen. It would be awesome if this one could do this too
I just checked and the old theme spread out more indeed, the new one seems to limit the width and then add empty areas on the side.
 

arno

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#20
I have changed the setting now so that the full width is used again.

But for my personal taste that's too wide :), I'll resize my browser window again.
 
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