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Title: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: CyberShadow on July 24, 2012, 01:44:43 PM

The transfer of the forums to their new home has gone well - as you can probably tell.
As far as I am aware, these boards are now completed and up and running without major issues. Please have a look around. There shouldn't be many changes at all here, but if you notice any issues or things that are different or wrong, please reply to this thread and I will take a look.

To set things off, I think that the avatars have been lost in the move.

So, welcome to the new home. If there is any way that you can think of to make this place even better, I would love to hear your suggestions.

Thanks.
CS/Iain
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: AndrewChristlieb on July 24, 2012, 02:30:15 PM
Margarita mondays? Looks good so far!
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: Jimmy Zimms on July 24, 2012, 05:50:26 PM
That an Taco Tuesdays and we're set!

PS you might have to reupload your avatar photo. Minor hiccups.
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: horizon on July 25, 2012, 05:10:56 AM
Hi!
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: Irisado on July 27, 2012, 11:16:50 AM
Wow, that really did go smoothly!  Thanks CS.

The character in my signature and personal text was converted into incomprehensible gibberish, so I had to fix that, but that's the only glitch that I've noticed from the move.

Settings have been returned to their defaults, so I've had to change some of those back to suit my preferences, but that's an observation, not a glitch.

On the subject of avatars, it would be nice if avatars could be larger, as mine doesn't look anywhere near as good shrunk down to this size as compared to other SMF forums (where the avatars can be larger).

Finally, is there any reason to have the personal gallery enabled for all users?  For example, I know that I'll never use mine, could we not have the option to deactivate it?
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: CyberShadow on July 27, 2012, 11:23:10 AM
On the subject of avatars, it would be nice if avatars could be larger, as mine doesn't look anywhere near as good shrunk down to this size as compared to other SMF forums (where the avatars can be larger).

Finally, is there any reason to have the personal gallery enabled for all users?  For example, I know that I'll never use mine, could we not have the option to deactivate it?

I have increased avatar size to 100x100.
I am afraid that the gallery is either on for everyone or off for everyone, but it shouldn't interfer too much if it is enabled and not used.
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: Irisado on July 27, 2012, 11:42:52 AM
That's a better size, thanks CS  :).  I'd go larger still, but that's just me, so I won't press the point.

The gallery isn't a major issue, I just raised it in case there was an option.  I think that I was getting confused because we have a separate gallery at 40K Online which all users can view, but no personal gallery feature.

One other thing that I've noticed is that the online/offline square next to our user names has disappeared.  Any chance of getting that back?
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: frogbear on July 28, 2012, 04:56:24 AM
Great work!

Any chance on having the site connected to Tapatalk? I cannot seem to get it working on that App.
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: CyberShadow on July 28, 2012, 08:39:57 AM
Any chance on having the site connected to Tapatalk? I cannot seem to get it working on that App.

This should now be done.
Title: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: frogbear on July 28, 2012, 03:52:08 PM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: CyberShadow on July 29, 2012, 05:10:33 PM
One other thing that I've noticed is that the online/offline square next to our user names has disappeared.  Any chance of getting that back?

Your wish is my command.  :o  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: Jimmy Zimms on July 29, 2012, 05:10:51 PM
[Kicks the tires]

NEAT!
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: fracas on July 30, 2012, 03:16:25 AM
What is the link for unread posts since last visit?
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: CyberShadow on July 30, 2012, 08:28:17 AM
What is the link for unread posts since last visit?

http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?action=unread;start=0
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: jchaos79 on July 30, 2012, 10:04:56 AM
Hi I have notice that some links pointing to pages in the same forum are broken, and try to redirect to the old site.

Is it easy to restore the new direction of the hyperlink?
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: CyberShadow on July 30, 2012, 11:24:53 AM
This is always going to be an issue with a domain move. I think that the easiest thing is just to manually change the links. If you want to list the ones that you find here, I can just edit them fairly easily.
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: fracas on July 30, 2012, 12:20:14 PM
What is the link for unread posts since last visit?

http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?action=unread;start=0


Great
Thank you
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: jchaos79 on July 30, 2012, 01:40:01 PM
This is always going to be an issue with a domain move. I think that the easiest thing is just to manually change the links. If you want to list the ones that you find here, I can just edit them fairly easily.

That will be a lot work, I could do it slowly. Thanks for the offer anyway.
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: CyberShadow on July 30, 2012, 06:16:20 PM
This is always going to be an issue with a domain move. I think that the easiest thing is just to manually change the links. If you want to list the ones that you find here, I can just edit them fairly easily.

That will be a lot work, I could do it slowly. Thanks for the offer anyway.

You could start with your sig.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: jchaos79 on July 30, 2012, 07:02:45 PM
That is exactly the threat I was talking about :)

Not now but in the following days...
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: CyberShadow on July 30, 2012, 07:09:02 PM
That is exactly the threat I was talking about :)

Not now but in the following days...

Well, the thread reference is the same and only the first part of the address needs to be changed. So,

http://sg.tacticalwargames.net/forum/index.php?topic=4118.0

Becomes,

http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?topic=4118.0
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: jchaos79 on July 30, 2012, 07:20:19 PM
Great!! thanks for that.

Love you and love your great work cybershadow!!  8)
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: Irisado on August 04, 2012, 04:33:58 PM
Your wish is my command.  :o  ;D

Is it now  ;D?  I'd better start thinking of more ideas then ;).

Thank you CS :).  That's just what the doctor ordered.
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: andys on June 15, 2019, 10:50:29 PM
Good to see the website back! What was the cause of the downtime?
Title: Re: Welcome, to your new home!
Post by: Irisado on June 22, 2019, 10:30:19 AM
Take a look at this topic (http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?topic=9233.0) for an explanation.