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Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby roland » Fri May 27, 2016 7:03 am

I just did the update and everything seems to work as usual.

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby Prime » Fri May 27, 2016 8:15 am

Is that a picture of the server the software is running on.....must be well written to run in 2K :)

But well done on the upgrade :)

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby hoglet » Fri May 27, 2016 8:22 am

Yes, many thanks to Roland and the rest of the Admin team (Daniel and Sydney)!

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Postby sydney » Fri May 27, 2016 8:26 am

I think Roland and daniel must take the lions share of the credit here as I did nothing to help other than to keep out of the way!
Great job by the way!

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby DutchAcorn » Fri May 27, 2016 10:40 am

Well done! =D>

So what cool features can we (ab)use with this new version?
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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby oss003 » Fri May 27, 2016 10:45 am

Thanks guys, nice job =D>

I don't know what we should do without the Startdot forum ............ 8)

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby danielj » Fri May 27, 2016 10:47 am

Goodness no - Roland here - look what happened last time I was holding the button!

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby roland » Fri May 27, 2016 3:39 pm

danielj wrote:Goodness no - Roland here - look what happened last time I was holding the button!

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It was our first task and we didn't know the exact ins and outs. Now we're a bit older and wiser :lol:

I'm not sure about new features on the forum. When we had a look at the changes it looked like there were improvements for mobile devices.
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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby 1024MAK » Fri May 27, 2016 5:35 pm

Thanks Roland =D> =D> =D>

Daniel, you mean you managed to keep away from the master controls:
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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby danielj » Fri May 27, 2016 6:58 pm

That looks very like the button I'm going to use to break upgrade the OS. Shiny shiny... ;)

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby JonC » Fri May 27, 2016 11:27 pm

danielj wrote:Goodness no - Roland here - look what happened last time I was holding the button!

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Numbotron wrote:Ignition Key (for the unnecessarily complicated startup sequence)


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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby sweh » Sat May 28, 2016 12:36 am

roland wrote:I just did the update

You did? Oh... I didn't notice. I guess it worked :-)
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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby MartinB » Sat May 28, 2016 7:16 pm

Thanks for the upgrade, all seems well.... =D> :D

On the subject I mentioned previously where within the mobile interface, it appears not to be possible to get to to the latest post in a topic without either logging-in or using a lot of juggling, I think I have found a satisfactory method. I don't actually think it's related to the upgrade and the sequence has probably always been there but anyway.....

Basically, you tap 'Quick links' > 'Active Topics' as always but when the list comes up and you see the thread you are interested in, you next tap the category of the thread and not the title - see pic 1. Next, you scroll down a little because the page you will see always seems to include 'Announcements' first but you will now also see the thread you are interested in within a 'Topics' section and there will be an explicit statement saying 'Last post by....". You finally click on the date portion of this statement - see pic 2 - and Voila! See pic 3 :D

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There's probably only me that cares but just in case..... :D


Now a question - Could the upgrade have made the real-time spell-checking during post writing disappear? I just don't see the red squigglies under mis-spelled words now #-o. It seems to be working as expected everywhere else, just not on Stardot anymore :?. I'm using Win 7 and Chrome and it may be something amiss in these but there hasn't been anything going on config-wise on my computer as far as I know.

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby roland » Sat May 28, 2016 8:28 pm

I don't think that the latest update disabled the real time spell checking. Spell-checking is performed by the browser and IMHO it it not controlled by the website you're visiting.

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby danielj » Sat May 28, 2016 8:40 pm

If the "type" of boxes has changed, then that could be it. I seem to remember something about that when going through the changes...

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby roland » Sat May 28, 2016 8:44 pm

It's still a textarea:

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<textarea class="inputbox auto-resized" onfocus="initInsertions();" onkeyup="storeCaret(this);" onclick="storeCaret(this);" onselect="storeCaret(this);" tabindex="4" cols="76" rows="15" id="message" name="message" style="position: relative; height: 401px; resize: none;"></textarea>
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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby MartinB » Sat May 28, 2016 8:57 pm

I get this which I think is the same as it always has been except no red squiggly... :(

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As I said, happy to be told it's my kit, but thought I'd ask first... :-k

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby MartinB » Sat May 28, 2016 9:01 pm

And another question... :lol:

When I log in and tick 'hide me', I now see my name appear in the active users whereas previously I was just one of the N hidden users. Is it just me that (now) sees my name or is the anonymous log-on (now) broken?

EDIT : It's not broken, just changed. You only, not others, now see your name (in italics) in the current registered users list when you log-in hidden.

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby danielj » Sat May 28, 2016 9:24 pm

Yup - italics is how it denotes "hidden".

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby MartinB » Sat May 28, 2016 9:34 pm

So do you have a list of 'new tweaks' that affect the user interface? No worries if not, we'll learn on the job.... :wink:

btw - Just posted this on an XP machine and the red spelling squigglies are back so either there's something in the new forum build that upsets Win 7/Chrome or my machine is having a hissy-fit. (I'll go with the latter for now although I haven't a scoobies what to do about it.... :? :roll: )

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Re: Forum software now updated to latest version

Postby danielj » Sat May 28, 2016 9:39 pm

Not 100% sure - but we went from 3.1.5 to 3.1.9 -> here's the changelog to 3.1.7 (they don't seem to have the 3.1.9 one!)

Sorry, that seems to be the complete changelog!

https://www.phpbb.com/support/documents ... ion=3#v317

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