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Re: phpBB3

Postby avij » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:25 am

Alright, we've now upgraded to phpBB v3.0.2. The new style may need, um, a bit getting used to :wink: but other than that, the new version looks quite capable of various things.

If you spot any oddities which you regard as bugs or regressions, please report them here. Thanks.

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Re: phpBB3

Postby Ralf » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:10 am

Nice update :)
But personally I like more the user ''profile'' on the left than on the right side of the post.

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Re: phpBB3

Postby magpie » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:38 am

I think the new design is really uncomfortable to look at because there so many moving icons in the forum indices. Maybe one should assign a different icon to "hot" topics...

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Re: phpBB3

Postby androl » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:05 am

sorry, but this looks awful :roll:
why do we need this "upgrade"?
Can this PHPBB3 be edited in some way to make it look more comfortable?
for example:
- put the user boxes back to the left side, this is like every other forum does it
- those subject lines of every message "Re: phpBB3" look very big, they are useless anyway, no one has used them to communicate in the past
- do we really need this "report this post" system where everyone can feel like police? Don't the mods do their job quite well without such "help"?
- I don't like this red colour of the edit, quote and post reply icons :P
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Re: phpBB3

Postby Phaseolus » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:19 am

It's true that we all need to get used to the new lay-out... Let's give it a chance.

I would like to know if the new version would answer a request made by several users : the possibility to have the forum functions in other languages then English ; especially the welcoming of new users. I am obviously thinking in priority of Latin users that are less familiar in handling software in English.
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Re: phpBB3

Postby rakoon » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:24 am

The people who dislikes de new visual style can change it in "User control panel" --> "Board preferences" --> "My board style" and change it to "Subsilver2".
I prefer the old style and with that option its quite similar, the only change is that you have some new options, but the visual style its the same.

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Re: phpBB3

Postby androl » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:29 am

if you click on "User Control Panel" (you first have to find that link) and then "Board preferences", you find a menu "My language:", but the only entry is "British English"

I have the feeling that you have to read too much English text until you understand how this new forum works. And someone who does not speak English very well will perhaps not find the place to change the language
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Re: phpBB3

Postby Craco » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:29 am

rakoon wrote:The people who dislikes de new visual style can change it in "User control panel" --> "Board preferences" --> "My board style" and change it to "Subsilver2".
I prefer the old style and with that option its quite similar, the only change is that you have some new options, but the visual style its the same.


Indeed, we did just install the Subsilver2-style, which is looking like the "old style". So for users, who prefer this style can set it like described by rakoon.
If there are other issues / questions /remarks, just post them here.

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Re: phpBB3

Postby androl » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:31 am

rakoon wrote:The people who dislikes de new visual style can change it in "User control panel" --> "Board preferences" --> "My board style" and change it to "Subsilver2".
I prefer the old style and with that option its quite similar, the only change is that you have some new options, but the visual style its the same.

thank you very much, now it looks nearly like before :D
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Re: phpBB3

Postby Kleman » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:32 am

Ralf wrote:Nice update :)
But personally I like more the user ''profile'' on the left than on the right side of the post.



I totally agree
it's a detail, but I think it's very important :mrgreen:

but i'm very happy of this update !
thanks for it !
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Re: phpBB3

Postby Klazu » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:40 am

Looks very confusing. The most disturbing thing is that so many things have changed their place on the screen from left to right.
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Re: phpBB3

Postby helloggs » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:50 am

androl wrote:why do we need this "upgrade"?


Compare the two versions and you will see. Subforums and moving posts from one thread to the other are among the things that are possible now but were not before. Security might also be updated. All in all stuff that users complained about, but users always complain obviously, no matter what you do. :roll:

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Re: phpBB3

Postby Poutsi » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:54 am

rakoon wrote:The people who dislikes de new visual style can change it in "User control panel" --> "Board preferences" --> "My board style" and change it to "Subsilver2".
I prefer the old style and with that option its quite similar, the only change is that you have some new options, but the visual style its the same.

I prefer the old Subsilver2 as well. Does anyone know how to hide that annoying Image/Image status bar from user profile windows?

I mean this one:
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Re: phpBB3

Postby eddydevries » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:55 am

Ralf wrote:Nice update :)
But personally I like more the user ''profile'' on the left than on the right side of the post.

I agree with this: Now we have a large gap between the profie and te message itself.

I also notice, that messages I read yesterday are still marked as "New Post".

Is it a mistake? Or will it happen once (just now) because it took some time to the new update (and was looked for the posts after the day before yesterday)?

I do like the possibillity to use more colours (I know it was already possible to use these codes, but you couldn't "click" them: you had to know the meaning of the codes).
Allthough the "old" codes (like "[color=blue]") stil work, you can't click them anymore (the colours are in the palette, but you can't see the name anymore).
I think it would be nice if you can choose them seperately.

Further I would like to have changed something else too (more important as the colors :wink: ):
When I click on a link in a post, it used to open it in a new Window.
But from the new forum it use the same window, so with clicking you leave the forum :( .
Is it possible to change it back into "opening a new window"?
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