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#1 Gerard

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:07 PM

Today we have upgraded TGTAP Forums to IPB 3.2.0!

Apart from a new style, you'll notice a range of new features, such as the black bar at the top from which you can access notifications and PMs. Generally, things are done a lot better in this version than previous versions, where some tasks were quite awkward.


A few things aren't working, which we're working to fix:
  • Skin (We need to re-make the skin for the new version, this may take time)
  • Avatars (you can upload a new one, but your old ones won't show)
If you spot any other bugs, errors or problems, please reply to this topic!

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#2 Spider-Vice

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:09 PM

I have this running on my forum for a while, I like it a lot but is it out of beta already?

Edited by Spider-Vice, 25 July 2011 - 08:09 PM.

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#3 EvoLuTioN

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

Calendar, chat and Award tabs redirect to Forum home.

Is there a change log somewhere for the upgrade? Seems like a lot of work for just the black bar and a couple of changes.

Anyways, Lemme know if you guys need any help with the skin.

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#4 Spider-Vice

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:25 PM

Evo, there's more than that. For example under the hood in the ACP, it's completely remodelled (pink menus...) and there are several new functions and rewritten functions aroung the forum. The fact Calendar, Awards and Chat redirect to the forum index means they weren't configured/possibly recoded in the case of Awards and the forum can't access them anymore because the engine changed.

Edited by Spider-Vice, 25 July 2011 - 08:25 PM.

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#5 Gerard

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:28 PM

Is there a change log somewhere for the upgrade? Seems like a lot of work for just the black bar and a couple of changes.

Yeah there are a lot of changes, but most of the ones I care about are for moderators/admins so I've not listed them here.

You can see a much more comprehensive list of changes here.


Evo, there's more than that. For example under the hood in the ACP, it's completely remodelled (pink menus...)

Yeah "pink menus" - the most important change - how could I miss that out?!?! :P

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#6 Spider-Vice

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:31 PM

LOLGerard. I meant it was the thing that most captured me, because the rest is almost the same as IPB 3.1 or 3.0. On the index it also shows a graph with registrations.

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#7 TUN3R

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:37 PM

This sucks. Forum layout I mean.

#8 Miles Pedro Prower

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:40 PM

Agreed with TUN3R. Hope you finish converting the old one soon :P

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:39 AM

Geez calm down the forum layout is completely different, won't take little nor long to reconvert I guess.

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#10 Sherman

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:45 PM

I like it. It's a refreshing layout from the previous. Good choice guys.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 06:58 PM

Sherman? Is that you? Welcome back or I've been too inactive? :cheers: Well it will need a reskin, porting IPB 3.1 skins to 3.2 must be damn complicated, skins for 3.1 don't work very well, profiles get completely fucked.

Edit: I was browsing through old posts and found that the database might be damaged... Here.

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#12 Chris

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:10 AM

N_ggers.

BTW Gerard is 100% responsible for this. He literally begged me to let him upgrade so he could "play". :rolleyes:

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:19 AM

Sup n_gga, you lazy bum. About time you posted something. Well, now because of Gerard it's up to you... recode the skin.

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#14 Nate10

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:05 AM

I've never liked this type of change this quickly. I can see the new style grabbing new members as well which is a plus. Good job.

#15 Chris

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

I will recode the old skin to work with this new layout but I have more important work to do before that. This new skin is a lot cleaner and slick than the old IPB ones though. And it's the first default skin I've actually liked. I can tell you that we'll be using this as the base template and, at first, simply change the colour scheme to better match TGTAP's homepage. Once that is done we'll start looking into seeing what else could be customised to satisfy you, the users, more.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:29 PM

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I will recode the old skin to work with this new layout but I have more important work to do before that.


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#17 Chris

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:29 AM

This looks shopped. Tell from pixels. Etc.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:27 PM

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#19 Chris

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:47 PM

Have now modified the default skin so the colours are darker and match our style a bit more. It's not completely finished. But it should do for now until I have more time available to spend on it. Let me know if there's any massively retarded looking styles left over I'll try and get them fixed ASAP.

#20 MrLlamaLlama

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:24 PM

Looks helluvalot better. One suggestion I'd make would e to remove the first member post needs authentication thing. Don't seem to have a problem with bots posting atm (now I've done it) so don't see why not. Also no idea why member portraits are avatars now :/ ?

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