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Forum change Q&A

Discussion in 'Site Suggestions' started by pd, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Use this thread for any questions about the forthcoming forum change (see the notice at the top of the page, once you've logged in, if you haven't read it already).

    Q: What will happen all the existing posts and users?
    A: These will all be preserved. I've already done a test import of the old forum to the new software and everything was still there

    Q: Are we keeping the chatbox thingy?
    A: No, at least not on launch. It's not used much anyway.

    Q: Is there a lot of work to be done?
    A: A bit. My main challenge is hooking the forums up to the software that runs the "front" site so that users and passwords are shared between the two. This is the main delay, otherwise we'd have launched already. My other challenge is setting up the "theme" for the site, though I have made some progress on this already.
  2. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    So long as the new forum has a "new Posts" button or similar - then I'll be happy !!
  3. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Yes, there's a big friendly "What's New?" button at the top :)
  4. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    No worries Paul, them damned money-grabbers! :biggrin:
  5. Bob Jacobs

    Bob Jacobs Ride away in style

    New forum software

    I'm sure it will be fine Paul, if your past efforts have been anything to go by :wink:

  6. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

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  7. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Can you PD?

    Can you also make LHSF/NH/MP's Avebury's date as a Frontpage item apart from SPB's sticky? Coz I think it's going to be quite a momentously, unusual, well-attended, unique, once-in-a-lifetime, not-to-be-missed occasion? Phps after Roy's ITV thingy; if you can only have one Frontpage item at a time?

    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011
  8. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Andi - I admire your enthusiasm for the Avebury Rocks event - but I think your're been a "bit" OTT !!
  9. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    This is going to be big! You watch!

  10. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Greetings from Cambodia. The upgrade project is still in the works. The Xen Foro software was still in beta last time I looked but getting much more stable and mature. I also have to upgrade the Drupal software (that runs the front site) since the version we are using is no longer supported, so there's a bit more work to do.

    I'm hoping that the new stuff will breathe some fresh life into the site and also help people manage their experience better (filtering out unwanted stuff, quick posting of pictures etc).

  11. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Forget about that... you're on holiday right?! :D
  12. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Maybe if LHSF or Charitable Events had a separate forum thread listing?

    Have spent ages trying to link in again; needing to extract details about Avebury Rocks for publicity purposes elsewhere. Not just sticky, but stuck in stone maybe?

    <Also, never heard of the Avebury Particle Accelerator from FC [via IC], until last week; and can't seem to find it anywhere on Internet; unless I buy their album / boxset?>


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