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Offline WEBgUy

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New Forum Software
« on: January 05, 2012, 05:01:47 PM »
Hello Everyone,
We've updated our forum software so we hope you'll like all the new features you can use. Feel free to browse around. There may be some issues and things that were lost when bringing all the old threads over. If you catch anything serious, let us know.
Have fun!  :)
 

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 12:15:54 PM »
Hi,  The posts are hard to read. Could you please change the font color to bright white or a color that stands out against the background?


                                       Thanks, lone wolf

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 03:28:39 PM »
Wow, that was a nice surprise.  Me likee the new look WEBgUy.  Nice job!! :D
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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 05:01:15 PM »
I'll also give it a thumbs up.   :)
 

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 01:50:52 AM »
Nice look WEBgUy... that red was... well... red.
 

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 11:27:26 AM »
I like the new look. Kinda gives the feeling of joining a new forum. Tom.

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 06:47:35 PM »
Hi!

Congrats, this new layout does provide a much more pleasant, "soft" reading.

Cheers, JPB

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 05:03:11 PM »
New is good!
 

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 07:45:22 PM »
I've used this forum software before, it's a good system!

Some suggestions:

1.   On the index of threads for each board (i.e...for the "Classical Series" board in the "Washburn Acoustic Guitars" forum), how about enabling the function that will mark in some manner the threads on which we have members have posted.  That always helps me when I'm scanning the "unread posts" feature.  I think it's an administrator-specific function, never seen it on a CP.

2.   If possible, enable a "subscribe" function that would automatically email us whenever a reply has been posted in a thread in which we posted. It is usually a function we enable from within our profile option settings. On the other forums I frequent it is a user defined option on "Default Thread Subscription Mode" under Messaging and Notification on our user CP.

3.   At my age, it's getting increasingly harder to read fine print. I'd like the option of "bolding" all print....can you find a way for us to enable that function, too? I know I can do it using the B icon when I post a comment, but would like to have a way to apply the bolded print to everything that appears on my screen.  Can't help you with location.....never seen it, but sure would like to  :P !

4.   How about enabling a setting that will allow us users to define the forums which we would like to appear on the "New Posts" function?  I'd have little interest in the goings-on in the "U.K. Section" member board, for example,  or even the other U.S. geographical boards since I seldom venture out of the midwest U.S.A., so I could cut down the clutter in the "New Posts" listings.  On the other forums I frequent it's user defined in our CP, "Forums to exclude from view" under Miscellaneous Options

I'm sure more will come to mind, particularly for those of us who are active in a variety of forum formats.

5.   I really like the "Avatar" option!!  Need go choose one, though.....so many options, so few choices!

Good move, WEBgUy!!

Cheers from..... 
« Last Edit: January 09, 2012, 07:48:37 PM by YerDugliness »
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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 08:33:36 PM »
+1, on #2. Of Y.D. Tom.

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 10:27:21 PM »
Yep, another one came upon me.

How about getting the links from the old system to work with the new one...like links to previous Washburn forum posts?

Maybe they work now and I just can't figure it out....... :-[

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2012, 10:18:39 AM »
I'll try to enable some more functionality but we have NAMM coming up next week and I'm extremely busy. To get email for replies, click the Notify button at the top or bottom of each page.
 

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2012, 04:21:17 PM »
Thanks for the info, WEBgUy.  This will realy make thing nice.Tom.

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012, 11:10:54 AM »
I'm having problems with the verification window. 

Windows Internet Explorer on XP SP3: don't see a pictore. Appears incorrectly formatted at times with dialogue boxes misaligned.

Firefox 11 - preferred browswer - image not displayed and having the listen function works intermittently at times.

Seamonkey - ditto Firefox.

Ian

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Re: New Forum Software
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 07:26:43 AM »
I'm having problems with the verification window. 

Windows Internet Explorer on XP SP3: don't see a pictore. Appears incorrectly formatted at times with dialogue boxes misaligned.

Firefox 11 - preferred browswer - image not displayed and having the listen function works intermittently at times.

Seamonkey - ditto Firefox.

Ian

Exact same problem here ... suddenly appeared the other day when I upgraded from Win7 "Starter" to Win7 "Home Premium"

Running FFox11

Dave