Forum Software Updated

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Forum Software Updated

Unread post by RocketManRC » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:10 pm

I had to update the software for this forum because it was way out of date. Please let me know if you run into any problems and I will try to resolve them.

One thing to note is the new "Quick links" link just below the banner. That's where you can look for new posts (which is the function that I use the most).
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Unread post by richard » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:02 pm

WOW , LOOKS GREAT!!!
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Unread post by retiredVTT » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:17 am

Looks great Rick, took me awhile but I got my time change completed..!

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Unread post by RocketManRC » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:01 pm

I had to make a few more changes this morning so hopefully nothing is broken...
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Unread post by RocketManRC » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:19 am

There have been some more tweaks to the forums and there is now a new "Home Page" at:

https://www.halifaxelectricflyers.com

There is a new composite logo for everything including the Facebook page (thanks to Brian and AndrewS!). I have had some problems with browsers hanging on to the old logo on the forums so you might have to delete the browser cache to see it depending on what you are using.

Most of the pictures we used were taken by Shelley over the summer so many thanks to her!
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Unread post by retiredVTT » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:33 pm

Many thanks, Rick, for your great work on a rebirth of this decade + old website..!

The thoughts we had earlier that all content might be lost with a refresh attempt was depressing, so it's a major relief that this did not occur.

I really like the new logo, and the "collage" of member pictures is great; so great that the only improvement I can see is to have the picture LARGER, as there are a ton of memories on display in this one picture.

My only other gripe is that I now require two steps to access "new posts"; previously it was one step. It's my first step when going onsite.

Again...thanks to all for a job well done..!
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Unread post by rhyneheimer » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:14 pm

Nice! has that new forum smell!
Bill, see if this link works for you - i have it bookmarked as one of my daily links, and it goes straight to new posts each day - in fact, it's one of 14 sites that open up with a single click for me - i'm very concerned with conserving clicks!
search.php?search_id=newposts

full URL -
www.halifaxelectricflyers.com/Forums/se ... d=newposts
(sorry, the forum is truncating my URLs)
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Unread post by RocketManRC » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:51 pm

You guys are right, that annoyed me too!

How about no clicks? I've added an extension so that the last 5 unread posts are displayed at the top and you can change this in your control panel.

The only catch is that you will most likely have to mark all forums as read first to make this useful. To do this click on the link 'Mark forums read' right under the last visit time on the top right of the index page.


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Unread post by retiredVTT » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:19 pm

Oh yeah, "no clicks" is the way to go..!

This just gets better and better..!

Thanks again Rick, take a day off now...!
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Re: Forum Software Updated

Unread post by astroflyer » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:57 pm

No clicks is perfect Rick. Well done!!

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