Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

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Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby JQW » 04 Nov 2014, 10:37

I plan to get this site upgraded to phpBB 3.1 sometime on Saturday morning UK time.

I've located phpBB 3.1 compatible versions of all of our relevant styles. I've also acquired the beta version of the Tapatalk plugin.

I can't see the site being down too long as the upgrade process is essentially little more than moving some files around, plus a few database changes. However given that problems can happen, assume that we could be down for several hours.
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday - probably morning.

Postby never/ever » 04 Nov 2014, 10:41

Cool. Hope it brings up the necessary improvements you want. Hope it fixes up the spam filter :)
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday - probably morning.

Postby Charlie O. » 04 Nov 2014, 22:57

Thanks as always, Jeth!
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby JQW » 07 Nov 2014, 11:58

All being well I hope to start on this upgrade sometime around 8 to 9 am UK time.

The actual installation and upgrade process doesn't take too long, so I hope to get at least a basic site with one functioning style up and running within a few minutes. Tweaking the site and adding new styles could take longer, but many of these tweaks can be performed with the site running.

I will attempt to preserve the old SubSilver style if I can. There is a version included in the 3.1 distribution, but I've no idea if it supports mobile devices.
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Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby JQW » 08 Nov 2014, 11:48

Up and running again, with a few minor issues.

The main one is determining where the option to change the site logo has gone to - it's not where it was.

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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby never/ever » 08 Nov 2014, 11:51

Oh Lord.This looks horrible!
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby jimboo » 08 Nov 2014, 11:57

Get with the times gramps x
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby never/ever » 08 Nov 2014, 11:59

What times would those be?
This is the default setting- a bit like your posts, champ!
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby jimboo » 08 Nov 2014, 12:02

Modern times dude.
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby Rayge » 08 Nov 2014, 12:04

The option to change style, if possible, is it there? Looking for some kind of landscape layout rather than this phone-friendly portrait thing.

And where are 'active topics' and 'your posts'? Edit - cancel, found them
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby JQW » 08 Nov 2014, 12:08

The option to change the board style is in your user control panel. I'll be adding more styles throughout the day.
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby never/ever » 08 Nov 2014, 12:09

Managed to change the style- aero black, no less.

Still looks like the old default logged-out setting but I guess that if this is it I'll get used to it.
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby Rayge » 08 Nov 2014, 12:11

JQW wrote:The option to change the board style is in your user control panel.

Cheers, it's just appeared. Pleased to see that the subsilver now resizes pictures automatically to fit, rahter than letting them bleed off the screen.
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby The Modernist » 08 Nov 2014, 12:19

Cheers Jethro looking good.
Does anyone know which setting puts the posters on the left as you read the posts (if that makes sense). Cheers.

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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby Hugh » 08 Nov 2014, 12:20

Will there be Tapatalk support? I've got quite used to using it.

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Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby JQW » 08 Nov 2014, 12:23

TapaTalk should be working fine.

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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby Samoan » 08 Nov 2014, 12:28

Thank You very much, Paul
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby Hugh » 08 Nov 2014, 12:35

JQW wrote:TapaTalk should be working fine.


Ah, yes. I can get the individual forums - Yackety Yack, Nextdoorland etc to load but the Timeline option doesn't show any posts.

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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby JQW » 08 Nov 2014, 12:47

It does seem a little tempramental. I'll look into it further.
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Re: Board upgrade this Saturday morning.

Postby yomptepi » 08 Nov 2014, 12:49

Where has the logo gone?
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