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Board Upgrade

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] I decided to upgrade the boards again after all, since it'll still be some time before we can switch to vB. There aren't any major changes for users, though the Quick Reply box at the bottom of posts should be handy. I still need to do some tweaking to get the board back to what you're used to, so if anything doesn't look right just yet, give it a bit of time.
     
  2. Spellbound

    Spellbound Fleur de Mystique Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    This little reply box is pretty cool! ;) Does it have a restriction as to the number of characters allowed?
     
  3. Takara

    Takara My goodness! I see turnips everywhere ★ SPS Account Holder

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    It'll make it easier a fair bit. Sometimes I'd have two window open, so I could read the post I was replying to for reference. Dont have that worry now. Although the AoDA is going to get a real boost from this. ;)
     
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    Noticed only two things:

    - New font in the front-page 'latest replies.'
    - This box down here. :D
    Translation: when pigs fly and it rains farking dogs and kittens. :shake:

    Just one question: can't you change the 'quick-reply-box' background colour from white to something more fitting (like light-blue)? It sticks out a little.
     
  5. Foradasthar Gems: 21/31
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    Please don't. We got enough pages already that defy find and custom settings with weird text background colors. For practical reasons, white is always the best base to write on. ;)
     
  6. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    The font there's just bold. It bothered me before for some reason and I unbolded it, but I'll let it stay as it is now.

    As for the quick reply box background / text colour, good question. It probably can be changed. I'll look into it when I have a few minutes. Anyway, I've reinstalled all the previously applied hacks now, so everything should be back to normal.
     
  7. Hugo Gems: 15/31
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    This new back is good - it makes me happy.
    Thank you Oh great sorcerer of sorcerers place :D
    :borg:
     
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    /me bows to the great Taluntain.

    Nice work, this.
     
  9. Gothmog

    Gothmog Man, a curious beast indeed! ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Aye, this is much easier. I wouldnt be suprised if we got more posts either because of it.
    It lacks the standard smilies, URL, bold and other tools, but that's just a click away and most of us dont need it anyway, i'd think.

    Good stuff :thumb:
     
  10. Shrikant

    Shrikant Swords! Not words! Veteran

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    I like this Quick Reply box.
    It's a boon for guys like me who cant think past two mono-syll-ab-les.
     
  11. Apeman Gems: 25/31
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    Yeah quick reply is a definate plus, hey I'm using it right now. Only thing left to do is to remember the more extravagant smilies ;)

    Can anyone give an example link to vB? I've never heard of it neither have I seen it.
     
  12. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Wow - quick reply can only accelerate the already formidable spamming powers of some SP members!
     
  13. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Btw, the change in urls on the boards you might have noticed is due to a new feature that will allow search engines to finally crawl the boards. Should bring in some extra visitors. ;)
     
  14. chevalier

    chevalier Knight of Everfull Chalice ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    I could swear I had seen some SP topics in search engines before...
     
  15. Malovae Gems: 18/31
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    Hmmmm, I don't like it. Doesn't seem right not having to click the reply link.
     
  16. Shrikant

    Shrikant Swords! Not words! Veteran

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    Tal!

    I had to edit one of my posts and found that you can't scroll down to see the previous posts on that thread.
    However the 'Full Reply Form' retains this feature.

    Why the multiple pages?
     
  17. Rotku

    Rotku I believe I can fly Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    This quick reply thing is wonderful! Makes replying so much more easier than before. And this way I won't have to wait for my slow computer to load the reply page. Expect to see more posts from Rotku now :)
     
  18. Mesmero

    Mesmero How'd an old elf get the blues?

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    This has always been the case.

    The quick reply thing is anoying; the bright colors attract too much attention in the dark color scheme of these boards. Oh well, I better get used to it. At least it saves a whole mouse click.
     
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    Hmm - not sure that I like this quick reply thing (however, I am using it :D ). If you can, please make it a nice blueish or otherwise dark colour.
     
  20. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Whine, whine, whine. How's this, then? ;)
     
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