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Title: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on Apr 27, 2022, 05:32:06 PM
The forum will be upgraded to SMF 2.1 this Sunday so expect some downtime. It's the first big release really of SMF since 2.0 was released 11 years ago. All the newer themes have had to be ported from scratch but I'm afraid for those of you still on the old legacy themes, this is the point to get rid of those themes altogether.

I've tried to keep things as close as possible to the current themes but the biggest change is the header where pms and alerts can be accessed through menus.

(https://i.imgur.com/5NABkIR.png)

The main new features:

-Better mobile layout.

-Time Zones - It actually takes Daylight Savings Time into account.

-Drafts - Autosaving of PMs and Posts and you can reselect them. Definitely a feature I wanted.

-New Post Editor with new emoticons. The WYSWYG editor is actually quite good if you don't want to use BBCode.

-Attached Images can be now placed anywhere in the post. They still appear at the bottom of the post if you haven't inserted them manually.

-Mentions - You can use @Darkness in a post which sends an alert to the member.

-Likes - This replaces the Karma system. We never used Karma before as I never really thought it was fair to give people permanent dislikes. There is no dislike option here and it's related to the post rather than the member. I do like on other forums that you can give posts a like. You might not have anything to add to the topic, but it might be worth giving a user's post a like to say you agree. We'll give the Likes system a go and see if it's worthwhile.

-Alerts system - This is the biggest feature. Things like mentions, when somebody quotes you, when a user likes your post, posts from boards and topics you're following. You can receive real-time notifications too even if you're not on the website. This can be all customized as to what you're alerted to.

There's many more little bits that have been changed. One important change is that PMs now require you to write a subject.



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Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Master Chief on Apr 27, 2022, 05:38:31 PM
Looking forward to using the new features.  The @ feature is a good upgrade.
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 27, 2022, 05:52:04 PM
I don't like this likes thing.
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Stitch on Apr 27, 2022, 08:55:38 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Apr 27, 2022, 05:32:06 PM
You will be logged out and will be required to log back in.
Uh-oh. I'm gonna have to try to remember things...
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 27, 2022, 08:58:06 PM
The rest sounds alright tho
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Darkness on Apr 28, 2022, 11:37:18 AM
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 27, 2022, 05:52:04 PM
I don't like this likes thing.

Yeah, like I said, if nobody uses it, we can get rid of it. I just think every forum I go to nowadays has a Likes and Reactions feature. Before Facebook did it, it would have been unthinkable to add something like that but it's become pretty much standard now.
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2022, 12:02:43 PM
Any chance of allowing members to make multiple posts right after each other on a single thread without having to wait 24hrs?

Because those of us doing regular updates on the film board basically have to copy the old post, delete it, then make another post, paste the deleted post's text again along with the new updated info,  in order to bumb it so others can see it's been updated. It's all a bit of a schlep.

Some members don't even bother with that, so one is not always aware a post has been updated by the same member that last posted.
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Darkness on Apr 28, 2022, 07:06:27 PM
We can do that now. How many hours do you think it should be? I always thought 24 was a decent number. It still marks the threads as unread for users if a post is auto merged but yes, it doesn't show up in people's Unread Posts.

You shouldn't ought to be having to do that. That's why the Merge thing was added - so people wouldn't have to do that.
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Kradan on Apr 28, 2022, 07:24:21 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2022, 12:02:43 PM
Any chance of allowing members to make multiple posts right after each other on a single thread without having to wait 24hrs?.

So much that
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Stitch on Apr 28, 2022, 08:09:59 PM
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 27, 2022, 05:52:04 PM
I don't like this likes thing.
I think I agree
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2022, 09:23:50 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Apr 28, 2022, 07:06:27 PM
We can do that now. How many hours do you think it should be? I always thought 24 was a decent number. It still marks the threads as unread for users if a post is auto merged but yes, it doesn't show up in people's Unread Posts.

You shouldn't ought to be having to do that. That's why the Merge thing was added - so people wouldn't have to do that.

Yeah, admin and mods can currently do it. If you take for example the Alien Day thread:

https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=65547.45

Hicks was constantly updating it throughout the day and you could see each time he posted something new because the thread got bumbed and time- stamped without him having to wait 24hrs to post again or for someone to reply below his last post.

So basically no wait period to post again in order to prevent auto-merging with the last post.

With regards to the "like" feature, I think it's a nice way of acknowledging an interesting post without needing to post a reply yourself. It's just a polite nod to the member who posted it, not a popularity contest or anything like that.
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Darwinsgirl on Apr 29, 2022, 12:23:38 AM

This may just be a transitional issue with the change. The personal text that shows up under the Avatar is not working. I usually post a quote related to the Avatar.  :)
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Darkness on Apr 29, 2022, 04:22:48 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 28, 2022, 09:23:50 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Apr 28, 2022, 07:06:27 PM
We can do that now. How many hours do you think it should be? I always thought 24 was a decent number. It still marks the threads as unread for users if a post is auto merged but yes, it doesn't show up in people's Unread Posts.

You shouldn't ought to be having to do that. That's why the Merge thing was added - so people wouldn't have to do that.

Yeah, admin and mods can currently do it. If you take for example the Alien Day thread:

https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=65547.45

Hicks was constantly updating it throughout the day and you could see each time he posted something new because the thread got bumbed and time- stamped without him having to wait 24hrs to post again or for someone to reply below his last post.

So basically no wait period to post again in order to prevent auto-merging with the last post.

With regards to the "like" feature, I think it's a nice way of acknowledging an interesting post without needing to post a reply yourself. It's just a polite nod to the member who posted it, not a popularity contest or anything like that.

Yeah, Admins and Mods were always excluded. I get it for things like that where it's busy with news item after item but it's rare we get days like that. I'll reduce it though.

Quote from: Darwinsgirl on Apr 29, 2022, 12:23:38 AM

This may just be a transitional issue with the change. The personal text that shows up under the Avatar is not working. I usually post a quote related to the Avatar.  :)

No problems here. I can see your personal text.

(https://imgsh.net/i/O8HwhHE.png)
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Darwinsgirl on Apr 29, 2022, 06:37:55 PM

Glad it shows up. When I look at my post nothing shows up under my Avatar. This way I know the text is visible to others.  :)
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: RidgeTop on Apr 30, 2022, 07:21:57 AM
Looking forward to the updates! Thanks, D. Those are some nice new features.
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Darkness on May 01, 2022, 08:00:45 AM
If you're reading this, the forum has now been upgraded to SMF 2.1.

Feel free to report any issues. Especially if any colours look a bit out of place on the themes. I've tried to check as much as I can.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 01, 2022, 10:05:16 AM
I mostly like the new changes with exceptions: I don't like that you can't see avatars on mobile, or the large spaces between images on mobile, critically having two different profile drop down menus (the ones with log out options present) I think's needlessly complicated, and finally marking forums read being part of a drop down menu with no other options I think's kinda pointless.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 01, 2022, 10:16:51 AM
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on May 01, 2022, 10:05:16 AMI mostly like the new changes with exceptions: I don't like that you can't see avatars on mobile

Yeah, that's one of the changes they made. I had mixed feelings about the avatars too. But then thought, people on capped/slow mobile plans aren't going to be wanting to download avatars. I might change it back if people really want it.

Quoteor the large spaces between images on mobile

Have you got a post example?

Quotecritically having two different profile drop down menus (the ones with log out options present) I think's needlessly complicated

Oh, you mean in the header. That one is mine from the homepage. I knew it was duplicating what was already on the forum but just kept in there for consistency. I could have somehow tried to move the forum one to the top but it just would have got too complicated as it wasn't my menu.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 01, 2022, 10:39:22 AM
https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=65522.msg2561898#msg2561898

Here's an example of images acting strangely for me anyway.

And Avatars are only 100x100 though, even someone on shoestring internet ought to be able to afford to see them.

Also the header's ability to log in's broken.

And not being able to go to the most recent post in a thread directly's anymore's a downgrade.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 01, 2022, 10:43:00 AM
Thanks. I'll sort the images thing out. That shouldn't be happening.

QuoteAlso the header's ability to log in's broken.

And not being able to go to the most recent post in a thread directly's anymore's a downgrade.

Fixed these now.

Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 06:34:20 PM
Too bad I can't resize the fonts to make the site readable.  Looks like I'll finally have to move on.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Stitch on May 01, 2022, 08:13:28 PM
Quote from: Darkness on May 01, 2022, 10:16:51 AM
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on May 01, 2022, 10:05:16 AMI mostly like the new changes with exceptions: I don't like that you can't see avatars on mobile

Yeah, that's one of the changes they made. I had mixed feelings about the avatars too. But then thought, people on capped/slow mobile plans aren't going to be wanting to download avatars. I might change it back if people really want it.
I'd like the avatars back on mobile. It makes it easier to read through threads and see who's posting.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: [cancerblack] on May 01, 2022, 09:43:34 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 06:34:20 PMToo bad I can't resize the fonts to make the site readable.  Looks like I'll finally have to move on.

Upping the zoom in the browser works in a pinch.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 01, 2022, 09:50:32 PM
So, the draft feature allow you to delete a thread without mods powers?
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 01, 2022, 10:12:12 PM
Quote from: Darkness on May 01, 2022, 10:43:00 AMThanks. I'll sort the images thing out. That shouldn't be happening.

QuoteAlso the header's ability to log in's broken.

And not being able to go to the most recent post in a thread directly's anymore's a downgrade.

Fixed these now.



Still curiously not an option when using new replies or unread posts.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 10:18:24 PM
Quote from: [cancerblack] on May 01, 2022, 09:43:34 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 06:34:20 PMToo bad I can't resize the fonts to make the site readable.  Looks like I'll finally have to move on.

Upping the zoom in the browser works in a pinch.

That's what I used to do.  Now it cuts off the rightmost column.  It's a staggeringly frustrating first-world problem.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 01, 2022, 10:20:50 PM
The changes honestly make the forum feel even more outdated than previously to me in their current state.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 10:23:46 PM
Correct.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 01, 2022, 10:40:20 PM
Come on guys, comments like these really aren't helpful. I've just spent a solid two months of my time doing this. I agree with most of what you've said and will make improvements.

The bottom line is, and I go through this every time there is an update. People simply don't like change or anything remotely different.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 01, 2022, 11:08:52 PM
I understand, and appreciate that effort, but it's more the absence of old features rather than the addition of new ones I think people are griping about honestly.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Samhain13 on May 01, 2022, 11:29:36 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 10:18:24 PM
Quote from: [cancerblack] on May 01, 2022, 09:43:34 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 06:34:20 PMToo bad I can't resize the fonts to make the site readable.  Looks like I'll finally have to move on.

Upping the zoom in the browser works in a pinch.

That's what I used to do.  Now it cuts off the rightmost column.  It's a staggeringly frustrating first-world problem.

Sorry, I can't relate, I live in a third-world mess.



Anyway, I'm mostly ok with this update, just that on phone mainly I prefered the old theme I had but on my PC the current one looks fine.

The Alerts system, getting a notification if someone quotes and replies is something I missed having here. As sometimes someone would reply to me and I wouldn't know and only reply weeks or months later. The alerts might make me not miss that this time.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Inverse Effect on May 02, 2022, 12:36:27 AM
I don't like the new look tbh. Can we have a feature to use the old version/skin?

Maybe it's my eyes. But everything feels really stretched and narrow. (I'm running on 1920x1080) So i doubt it's the resolution. Like i said, everything feels too elongated. Also my signature is now cut off at the bottom further indication a more narrower picture to me, Losing signature space is a big negative imo. Since now i further have to adjust my signature sizes going forward with limits the space i can create stuff within.

I like some of the features. But my biggest two criticisms are 1) I liked the old color design/skin more. 2) Everything feels stretched or too rectangle/long etc. 3) I don't like the inclusion of a *like* button. This isn't twitter. I think disagreements or agreements on a forum should be discussed not just up voted or down voted. People have posted a lot of unpopular opinions on here. And it's always fun to read them. But like i said introducing a like or dislike button is just gonna cause people to spam it on things they agree or disagree on.

Hope to see tweaks and stuff tho. Always good to see forum updates (even if i liked the old one more)
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: SiL on May 02, 2022, 01:02:07 AM
I mostly like the update.

Quick Reply is nice. I also like the alerts and like function.

The mobile header feels unnecessarily complicated compared to how it used to be, and for some reason some thread titles are twice the size of others. It also zooms in when I go to reply and starts to cut off the right side sometimes.

It's better on desktop for me than mobile, but I feel it's mostly just adjusting to the new design. There's nothing much functional about it I dislike.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Rankles75 on May 02, 2022, 04:09:54 AM
New site is fugly. Doesn't surprise me though, I've been a part of numerous forums over the years and never known an "upgrade" that has actually make them better.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: [cancerblack] on May 02, 2022, 07:21:59 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 10:18:24 PM
Quote from: [cancerblack] on May 01, 2022, 09:43:34 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 06:34:20 PMToo bad I can't resize the fonts to make the site readable.  Looks like I'll finally have to move on.

Upping the zoom in the browser works in a pinch.

That's what I used to do.  Now it cuts off the rightmost column.  It's a staggeringly frustrating first-world problem.

Maybe it's just that I'm using a pretty small laptop, or maybe that you need a truly huge font size, but I have to zoom to what feels to me, far too big to read easily before it cuts off. I hope there's a way to resolve it without some huge pain in the ass though.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 02, 2022, 09:08:20 AM
Don't know if it's intentional but YouTube links also no longer embed a video on mobile.

May 02, 2022, 09:32:12 AM
Ace3g (the bot) avatar's massive for some reason.

May 02, 2022, 09:33:12 AM
And our names appear just above our avatars twice now.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 02, 2022, 09:43:22 AM
Strange, everything looks and works fine for me on mobile and desktop. And I like griping.  :-\

Also thanks for reducing multipost wait times @Darkness

Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 02, 2022, 09:48:19 AM
Ay now that's better! Thank you lots for listening @Darkness.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 02, 2022, 09:49:52 AM
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on May 02, 2022, 09:08:20 AMAce3g (the bot)

:laugh:
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 02, 2022, 09:52:10 AM
I mean  ;D
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 02, 2022, 10:18:57 AM
Quote from: Inverse Effect on May 02, 2022, 12:36:27 AMI don't like the new look tbh. Can we have a feature to use the old version/skin?

It's not like years gone by where we've made a new theme and kept the old ones. It's a major forum update and all the themes had to be recreated from scratch due to the significant changes. That's why all the old themes were removed completely. They were too out of date to port over. I tried to keep things as close as possible.

QuoteMaybe it's my eyes. But everything feels really stretched and narrow. (I'm running on 1920x1080) So i doubt it's the resolution. Like i said, everything feels too elongated.

If you're viewing on a desktop, the general widths are exactly the same as before.

QuoteAlso my signature is now cut off at the bottom further indication a more narrower picture to me, Losing signature space is a big negative imo. Since now i further have to adjust my signature sizes going forward with limits the space i can create stuff within.

Okay, I fixed the signature size.

QuoteI don't like the inclusion of a *like* button. This isn't twitter. I think disagreements or agreements on a forum should be discussed not just up voted or down voted. People have posted a lot of unpopular opinions on here. And it's always fun to read them. But like i said introducing a like or dislike button is just gonna cause people to spam it on things they agree or disagree on.

Yes, that's why everybody hated Karma and it was changed. I remember when Alien Experience had it and people were trying to team up with other people to give people they didn't like, numerous dislikes. I think it's more suited to the homepage comments. I do think it's interesting on places like Eurogamer where you can downgrade comments and if they get too many, they are simply hidden. Like I said, I'm testing the water. There's no dislike option here so I'm hoping there won't be any of that happening.

Quote from: SiL on May 02, 2022, 01:02:07 AMThe mobile header feels unnecessarily complicated compared to how it used to be,

Okay, I've got rid of the messages/alerts box on mobile. I can see how it looks a bit busy to have both the forum one and my header one. It still shows when you've got new pms and alerts but it's not as fancy as the forum one where it opens up and shows which ones you have. Ideally, I'd like to have the forum one in a collapsible box that is maybe hidden by default.

Quoteand for some reason some thread titles are twice the size of others. It also zooms in when I go to reply and starts to cut off the right side sometimes.

Is title sizes wrong on the Thread display?

Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on May 02, 2022, 09:08:20 AMDon't know if it's intentional but YouTube links also no longer embed a video on mobile.

Have you got a topic example? The way youtube embedding has changed too because it's part of the bbcode in the post editor. So I've tried to hook into that instead of using a separate mod.

QuoteI don't like that you can't see avatars on mobile,

QuoteStill curiously not an option when using new replies or unread posts.

Okay, added them and avatars are back. I've altered the boardindex to get rid of board description.

Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 06:34:20 PMToo bad I can't resize the fonts to make the site readable.

Do you mean you're using the Accessibility options in your phone browser to make text bigger generally? Which fonts do you feel are too small? I've tried to keep things a similar size as before.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Local Trouble on May 02, 2022, 03:12:29 PM
It looks okay now.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on May 02, 2022, 03:39:26 PM
Quote from: Samhain13 on May 01, 2022, 11:29:36 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 10:18:24 PM
Quote from: [cancerblack] on May 01, 2022, 09:43:34 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 06:34:20 PMToo bad I can't resize the fonts to make the site readable.  Looks like I'll finally have to move on.

Upping the zoom in the browser works in a pinch.

That's what I used to do.  Now it cuts off the rightmost column.  It's a staggeringly frustrating first-world problem.

Sorry, I can't relate, I live in a third-world mess.

I can relate to that (🇨🇱) 🤣

Although I have never had problems with the new version, I think.🤔
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: SiL on May 02, 2022, 08:24:42 PM
Works and looks a lot better on mobile, thanks @Darkness
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Stitch on May 02, 2022, 09:02:59 PM
Quote from: SiL on May 02, 2022, 08:24:42 PMWorks and looks a lot better on mobile, thanks @Darkness
I agree. I only access the site on mobile and having the avatars back, and with the spacing between posts reduced, it's easier to read.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Inverse Effect on May 03, 2022, 03:10:40 AM
Quote from: Darkness on May 02, 2022, 10:18:57 AM
Quote from: Inverse Effect on May 02, 2022, 12:36:27 AMI don't like the new look tbh. Can we have a feature to use the old version/skin?

It's not like years gone by where we've made a new theme and kept the old ones. It's a major forum update and all the themes had to be recreated from scratch due to the significant changes. That's why all the old themes were removed completely. They were too out of date to port over. I tried to keep things as close as possible.

QuoteMaybe it's my eyes. But everything feels really stretched and narrow. (I'm running on 1920x1080) So i doubt it's the resolution. Like i said, everything feels too elongated.

If you're viewing on a desktop, the general widths are exactly the same as before.

QuoteAlso my signature is now cut off at the bottom further indication a more narrower picture to me, Losing signature space is a big negative imo. Since now i further have to adjust my signature sizes going forward with limits the space i can create stuff within.

Okay, I fixed the signature size.

QuoteI don't like the inclusion of a *like* button. This isn't twitter. I think disagreements or agreements on a forum should be discussed not just up voted or down voted. People have posted a lot of unpopular opinions on here. And it's always fun to read them. But like i said introducing a like or dislike button is just gonna cause people to spam it on things they agree or disagree on.

Yes, that's why everybody hated Karma and it was changed. I remember when Alien Experience had it and people were trying to team up with other people to give people they didn't like, numerous dislikes.I think it's more suited to the homepage comments. I do think it's interesting on places like Eurogamer where you can downgrade comments and if they get too many, they are simply hidden. Like I said, I'm testing the water. There's no dislike option here so I'm hoping there won't be any of that happening.

Quote from: SiL on May 02, 2022, 01:02:07 AMThe mobile header feels unnecessarily complicated compared to how it used to be,

Okay, I've got rid of the messages/alerts box on mobile. I can see how it looks a bit busy to have both the forum one and my header one. It still shows when you've got new pms and alerts but it's not as fancy as the forum one where it opens up and shows which ones you have. Ideally, I'd like to have the forum one in a collapsible box that is maybe hidden by default.

Quoteand for some reason some thread titles are twice the size of others. It also zooms in when I go to reply and starts to cut off the right side sometimes.

Is title sizes wrong on the Thread display?

Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on May 02, 2022, 09:08:20 AMDon't know if it's intentional but YouTube links also no longer embed a video on mobile.

Have you got a topic example? The way youtube embedding has changed too because it's part of the bbcode in the post editor. So I've tried to hook into that instead of using a separate mod.

QuoteI don't like that you can't see avatars on mobile,

QuoteStill curiously not an option when using new replies or unread posts.

Okay, added them and avatars are back. I've altered the boardindex to get rid of board description.

Quote from: Local Trouble on May 01, 2022, 06:34:20 PMToo bad I can't resize the fonts to make the site readable.

Do you mean you're using the Accessibility options in your phone browser to make text bigger generally? Which fonts do you feel are too small? I've tried to keep things a similar size as before.


Well i appreciate you listening to the feedback! Especially regarding the signatures.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: SiL on May 03, 2022, 05:34:41 AM
Honestly I didn't mind the previous look but what's been done for mobile and desktop is neat.

Alerts is my favourite new feature, and makes keeping up with conversations so much easier. I like the "likes" feature if only because people going "I agree" does not a conversation make and so streamlines that aspect.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 03, 2022, 08:09:58 AM
It's definitely functioning better after all this feedback. Looks a lot nicer.

I'm curious what the attached signifies though? I'm wondering if I missed that on the old iterations.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: SiL on May 03, 2022, 08:34:28 AM
Looks like the icons for the boards not loading. That's what I see there on mine.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 03, 2022, 05:18:51 PM
Fixed the missing images.

Yeah, I'll be making a few more changes. I feel like the Last Post By should be on the MessageIndex in mobile instead of the Topic Started By.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Kradan on May 04, 2022, 09:48:02 AM
OMG, can I just say how much I love love LOVE the fact you can just upload avatars now ? Making them the old way was such a pain in the ass, let me tell ya
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 04, 2022, 09:57:14 AM
Quote from: Darkness on May 03, 2022, 05:18:51 PMFixed the missing images.

There we go! Looks good!
Title: Re: Forum Will Be Upgraded To SMF 2.1 on Sunday
Post by: Kradan on May 04, 2022, 10:03:56 AM
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 27, 2022, 05:52:04 PMI don't like this likes thing.

This post at the moment is liked by 2 members. Ah, the irony
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 07, 2022, 03:14:39 PM
@Darkness on desktop it appears that one can no longer click on a large image embedded within a post, in order to make it bigger.

Here's two examples:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FQJUQRCVUAYoN_Y?format=jpg&name=medium)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSKLSIfWQAYfsow?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 08, 2022, 08:22:25 AM
Made some updates this morning.

Added collapsible blocks for the login info and news headlines on mobile and the login info is hidden by default.
Added last post info to messageindex on mobile.

Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on May 07, 2022, 03:14:39 PM@Darkness on desktop it appears that one can no longer click on a large image embedded within a post, in order to make it bigger.

Yeah, that's another change they made for some reason.  ::)  Widths and heights aren't saved anymore when you add an image. It does make it clickable if you've actually specified a width and height in the bbcode. It's hard to get the widths until you've downloaded it. I've got around it, I think and it seems to be working.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Kradan on May 08, 2022, 10:25:46 AM
I don't know if any other members experience such problems but I can't post instagram links as I used to by just copypasting the link and cutting that part in the end. They either just dissappear or don't show up properly. Can something be done about it, please ?
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 08, 2022, 11:32:32 AM
Have you got an example link?
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Kradan on May 08, 2022, 12:16:11 PM
I've got three of them:






May 08, 2022, 12:17:16 PM
See ? Only one shows up
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 08, 2022, 01:11:59 PM
@Kradan Thanks for the report. I think I fixed it.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on May 08, 2022, 03:24:09 PM
Quote from: Darkness on May 08, 2022, 08:22:25 AMYeah, that's another change they made for some reason.  ::)  Widths and heights aren't saved anymore when you add an image. It does make it clickable if you've actually specified a width and height in the bbcode. It's hard to get the widths until you've downloaded it. I've got around it, I think and it seems to be working.

Thanks, it's working for me on desktop and mobile now.

Can also see Kradan's three embedded instagram posts now.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Kradan on May 08, 2022, 03:43:52 PM
Yep, seems to be working fine on my end now. Thank you, @Darkness )))
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Kradan on May 10, 2022, 02:29:23 PM


May 10, 2022, 02:29:50 PM
Waaaaaah, @Darkness it happened again !

(https://sarahockwellsmith.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/cry.jpeg)

May 10, 2022, 02:35:42 PM
It looks like making another post right after f**ks with instagram links
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 10, 2022, 04:16:34 PM
Yeah, it's the merging that causes it. If you quick edit the merged post and then save, it fixes it.

I'll have to look into that.

Okay, I think I fixed it. New Merged posts shouldn't have that issue.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Kradan on May 10, 2022, 05:53:57 PM
Thank you, @Darkness :)
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 11, 2022, 07:39:43 AM
On the topic of merging, I can't seem to manually merge posts anymore. Has the option moved somewhere different?
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Darkness on May 23, 2022, 06:51:21 AM
@Corporal Hicks I didn't realise it was missing. I've now added it in.
Title: Re: Forum Upgraded To SMF 2.1
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 23, 2022, 08:07:11 AM
Thanks D.