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WA
08-11-2008, 06:37 AM
Hi guys:
After a few hours, CF is now running the latest version of vBulletin! You can see a list of the new features on VB's site, (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=268833) though probably only a very small subset will be utilized. In the next few days, I'll be making additional, incremental tweaks. If you run into any oddities or have a request, please post them here.

abduraooft
08-11-2008, 07:10 AM
wow.. looks very cute now! :)

liorean
08-11-2008, 10:09 AM
Noo! This update lost me all track of which posts I hadn't read!

abduraooft
08-11-2008, 11:19 AM
Noo! This update lost me all track of which posts I hadn't read!
No such problems at my end.

BoldUlysses
08-11-2008, 02:30 PM
Very nice! I like the new profile pages.

tagnu
08-11-2008, 03:33 PM
One more reason to [regularly] visit codingforums.


Very nice! I like the new profile pages.
Going to be the next myspace?? :)

oracleguy
08-11-2008, 04:16 PM
I like the new anti-spam interface, that will be nice to try out. And the inline authentication is probably a solid idea. The thread tagging could be useful but maybe only allow people that are in the active members lounge and have avatars to add tags.

I don't think the public messaging system on profiles is a good idea, it has "spammer heaven" written all over it.

And what happened to our badges?

tagnu
08-11-2008, 04:26 PM
"Public messaging on profiles"??

The visitor counter is flawed :) refresh the page, it will increment the counter.

Btw, profile visit is cool.

tagnu
08-11-2008, 04:28 PM
And what happened to our badges?

Badges, what badges :p

abduraooft
08-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Btw, profile visit is cool. huh? any private bathrooms out there?

tagnu
08-11-2008, 04:38 PM
shall we remove the following code?
"Top white image, above navigation"

<table width="100&#37;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td align="right" id="header_right_cell"></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

and following style for #cfnavbar [green line]

border-top:1px solid #579F09;

CF looks much better.. WA!!

_Aerospace_Eng_
08-11-2008, 05:55 PM
I like the new anti-spam interface, that will be nice to try out. And the inline authentication is probably a solid idea. The thread tagging could be useful but maybe only allow people that are in the active members lounge and have avatars to add tags.

I don't think the public messaging system on profiles is a good idea, it has "spammer heaven" written all over it.

And what happened to our badges?
I've also lost my helpful member award image. And the visitor count seems okay. I've refreshed the page twice and its still at 4 not 6.

The publish messaging system has always been there. It doesn't show up to non registered users however. When you log out the top navigation looks incomplete because the usercp link goes away and there is no register or link anywhere. It appears okay once you go to the home page because the register link is there.

I like the registration system "captcha". It makes you do something simple but not simple enough as to have a bot read understand what to do.

Millenia
08-11-2008, 08:06 PM
Is there really any need for this at the top? (http://www.codingforums.com/img/shadow.jpg)

WA
08-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Noo! This update lost me all track of which posts I hadn't read!

Maybe that takes care of itself automatically after subsequent visits?

I didn't notice the missing badges. I'll take care of that when I tweak the usergroup settings. Also some of the styling issues mentioned above. Keep feedback coming. :)

liorean
08-11-2008, 09:16 PM
Maybe that takes care of itself automatically after subsequent visits?Probably :) Anyway, I've not visited for a couple of weeks due to a surprise visit by a group of my friends eating all my time, so it's probably for the best.

oesxyl
08-11-2008, 09:22 PM
Probably :) Anyway, I've not visited for a couple of weeks due to a surprise visit by a group of my friends eating all my time, so it's probably for the best.
there is a option "Default Thread Cut Off" in user cp, I guess you can use it but I'm not sure, :)

regards

bazz
08-12-2008, 01:02 AM
The only difference I have really noticed is the new colours of the buttons. I don't like them - yeuuuuuuch. They no longer match the deisgn of the pages. Is tis temporary or is it a necessary development with the new upgrade?

bazz

Inigoesdr
08-12-2008, 02:33 AM
The mod/admin buttons are gone. :o

What happened to the logo? It looks like someone cropped it from a screenshot of the original. Maybe it's me. >.>

twodayslate
08-12-2008, 03:23 AM
The quote buttons look nice but they don't match the site. Either do the forum icons.

binaryWeapon
08-12-2008, 04:27 AM
I like the update overall and the icons changes. Looks very nice. One thing I notice and have noticed in the past:

If you edit a post (which I do all too frequently) immediately after you post it, the "Last edited by <name>" does not appear, and nothing appears under the new "post history" thing. That's cool, btw. It has a nice comparison feature like on Wikipedia :p.

The "thank this user" button should be changed as well, looks real out-of-place next to the nice new buttons.

oesxyl
08-12-2008, 04:30 AM
The only difference I have really noticed is the new colours of the buttons. I don't like them - yeuuuuuuch. They no longer match the deisgn of the pages. Is tis temporary or is it a necessary development with the new upgrade?

bazz
- is slower then old one, I guess yui is the reason.
- if I block yahoo, buttons from post editors don't work.
- new icons from thread pages make unclear when are or not unreaded threads.
- I don't see how new futures make it work better, maybe tags but I doubt

for short, I don't like it too, :)

regards

rangana
08-12-2008, 04:52 AM
"thank user" had gone (as per time being).

The icons looks real nice, but they seem odd. It does'nt match on CF's theme.

oracleguy
08-12-2008, 05:46 AM
I think the new buttons should have slightly larger text, it would make them easier to read.

_Aerospace_Eng_
08-12-2008, 06:52 AM
I do like the new reputation and report post buttons. They stand out more.

Millenia
08-12-2008, 09:20 AM
I like the new icons, but how do you thank other users at the minute?

Oh wait, you can thank people in other forums.

tagnu
08-12-2008, 10:19 AM
Also some of the styling issues mentioned above. Keep feedback coming. :)

Do we need this border-top attribute?


#cfnavbar {
border-top:1px solid #579F09;

}


Looks better w/o it.

abduraooft
08-12-2008, 10:38 AM
http://www.codingforums.com/group.php would be an overkill (?)

evo
08-12-2008, 10:54 AM
I updated one of my boards to 3.7.2... gotta say, it's so hard updating the styles to regain full functionality.

Nice work Mr Gates.

BabyJack
08-12-2008, 12:00 PM
Oooh I like the new images =)

VIPStephan
08-12-2008, 02:28 PM
I must admit, I don’t see much of a difference than before, except the small arrow buttons (view post) and the folder icons. Is that just me or what?



If you edit a post (which I do all too frequently) immediately after you post it, the "Last edited by <name>" does not appear, and nothing appears under the new "post history" thing.

This has always been like that. If you edit a post within a minute or so after posting, no edit signature is displayed. Not new in this version.

But I think the new version has made me disappear from the “top thanked” list. Can you revert that? :-p

Brandoe85
08-12-2008, 02:39 PM
I think I saw one thread that had "Resolved" next to it, which I like.

binaryWeapon
08-12-2008, 04:05 PM
That was mine! :p I like the feature too. Its quite useful.

I also agree the the social groups is totally overkill. I personally didn't even use the friends list before. Although that might have been because I have no friends LOL :p

_Aerospace_Eng_
08-12-2008, 04:57 PM
The noticeable changes are the resolved thing for threads, the profile pages, and the multithread links on the first page of the forum. I can't remember if the previous version had this or not. And I still don't have my helpful member badge. :(

VIPStephan
08-12-2008, 05:25 PM
Ah, now I see the new buttons. Was this a caching issue that I didn’t see it before? Or does it have to be enabled for each user? :-D
However, I think if the icons would match the overall color scheme (i. e. green) a little more that would be much nicer.

_Aerospace_Eng_
08-12-2008, 05:43 PM
Likely just a caching issue. I agree with the colors. The post reply one isn't too bad.

Millenia
08-12-2008, 05:57 PM
http://www.codingforums.com/group.php would be an overkill (?)

OO, OO! Pick me pick me! I want to start a group!

oracleguy
08-12-2008, 06:38 PM
http://www.codingforums.com/showpost.php?p=707034&postcount=8

That FAQ might be a good idea too.

BabyJack
08-12-2008, 08:03 PM
I think CF should have a new look. New logo, new colours and stuff... :)

VIPStephan
08-12-2008, 08:24 PM
Nah, the look is good. We had a discussion about that a while back. The look is good and very distinctive already. After all, this is a coding forum and not a graphic design forum, and a design should only accompany the content/subject as much as necessary. People that come here aren’t interested in a cute site and they aren’t likely to be any more attracted to come back if it would look different because it’s the subject of this site that makes them come and participate. It looks nice enough for a forum of geeks related to programming etc. :)

WA
08-12-2008, 08:25 PM
The noticeable changes are the resolved thing for threads, the profile pages, and the multithread links on the first page of the forum. I can't remember if the previous version had this or not. And I still don't have my helpful member badge. :(

I'm trying to figure this one out without having to edit the template(s) themselves (which was how it was done in the old system).

_Aerospace_Eng_
08-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Could you not make a new group like you did for the moderators and just use that as our "badge"?

VIPStephan
08-12-2008, 10:05 PM
I think I saw one thread that had "Resolved" next to it, which I like.

And how do I “resolve” a thread? I haven’t found a button for that yet.

WA
08-12-2008, 10:09 PM
And how do I “resolve” a thread? I haven’t found a button for that yet.

To edit your thread's title with this prefix after the thread's been posted already, click on the "Edit" button under the first post of the thread, then the "Go Advanced" button. You have 14 days to update your thread's title.

WA
08-12-2008, 10:10 PM
Could you not make a new group like you did for the moderators and just use that as our "badge"?

I may have to resort to that, but I'm trying to find a more elegant way, as creating an entire usergroup for this seems like overkill.

oracleguy
08-12-2008, 11:33 PM
Aren't there something like social groups in the forum now? Maybe you can use those to do it instead of a user group.

twodayslate
08-13-2008, 04:27 AM
I think CF should have a new look. New logo, new colours and stuff... :)

I agree. For being a forum full of people who have tech/code backgrounds I think we can do better than this...
At least make it tableless

binaryWeapon
08-13-2008, 05:16 AM
I agree. For being a forum full of people who have tech/code backgrounds I think we can do better than this...
At least make it tableless

I'll third that. Although its true a huge part of the organization of a forum is tabular data anyway, its used on the non-tabular parts as well. And a redesign never hurts either; I liked the style of the new buttons.

twodayslate
08-13-2008, 05:43 AM
And a redesign never hurts either; I liked the style of the new buttons.
Those buttons were really nice.

VIPStephan
08-13-2008, 11:48 AM
To edit your thread's title with this prefix after the thread's been posted already, click on the "Edit" button under the first post of the thread, then the "Go Advanced" button. You have 14 days to update your thread's title.

So, I still have to write “Resolved” in the beginning of my title? Or is it the format [resolved] that is converted into green text automatically?

abduraooft
08-13-2008, 12:05 PM
VIPStephan, In PHP forum (http://codingforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6), we have one "Resolved" thread (currently at the very bottom of the page, may be shifted to the second page soon)
(Just check the updated "New Thread" form to see the interface)

Well, in http://codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=146525, the "Resolved" is in bread-crumb but not in actual thread title.


http://codingforums.com/images/misc/navbits_start.gifCodingForums.com > :: Server side development > PHP
http://codingforums.com/images/misc/navbits_finallink_ltr.gif Resolved deleting text from a string stored in a variable

deleting text from a string stored in a variable

PS: whew! :)

VIPStephan
08-13-2008, 03:10 PM
Oh I’ve just discovered that combo box next to the title where you can choose what to display:
http://codingforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6609&d=1218632936

Strange that this always just appears to me after I’m asking. :)

abduraooft
08-13-2008, 06:17 PM
lol... that Recent Visitors count has some problems. It increments by 4 when I checked(refreshed) one profile!

BabyJack
08-13-2008, 08:19 PM
And a redesign never hurts either
I think I said before that a select few people do their bit and help re-design CF.

rafiki
08-13-2008, 11:51 PM
This is one of the best features about the update to CF.com Thanks WA// :D

oesxyl
08-14-2008, 04:26 AM
the thank you button create problem:


<a href="post_thanks.php?do=post_thanks_add&amp;p=723317" id="post_thanks_button_723317" onclick="if (confirm('Proceed with thanking this member\'s post? Only click \'OK\' for posts where a lot of thought and effort was put in to help you out.\n\n Your vote goes towards the nominations for the Most Helpful Member award, so cast it only when you mean it!')) post_thanks_give(723317, false); return false;"
style="display:" rel="nofollow"><img src="images/buttons/post_thanks.gif" alt="Thanks" border="0" /></a> <!--Addon Thank You Hack-->

when I try to use it redirect me to a warning page who say that I try to edit someone else post.
also the inline style is incorrect.

regards

WA
08-14-2008, 04:47 AM
when I try to use it redirect me to a warning page who say that I try to edit someone else post.

I just tested the thanks button feature, and it's working fine for me. Anyone having trouble giving thanks?

binaryWeapon
08-14-2008, 05:02 AM
Seems to be working fine for me.

oesxyl
08-14-2008, 05:40 AM
I just tested the thanks button feature, and it's working fine for me. Anyone having trouble giving thanks?
I thought that is session problem but I was wrong and I figure out what is the problem. I have yahooapi.com blocked and that is the reason that don't work.
Until now a big part of cf don't work for me and I have no intention to unblock it.

regards

WA
08-14-2008, 06:23 AM
Hmm I'm curious why someone would block YUI? Anyhow, I've gone ahead and changed the settings to use local copies of the scripts in questions, so unless you're blocking CF itself, you should be good to go. :D

oesxyl
08-14-2008, 06:38 AM
Hmm I'm curious why someone would block YUI? Anyhow, I've gone ahead and changed the settings to use local copies of the scripts in questions, so unless you're blocking CF itself, you should be good to go. :D
can I thank you now? :), thank you, :)
this is excelent, so I can use also multi quote, editors buttons and what I don't know yet that use yui. :)

the main reason to block it is that slow down browser with it's requests.
A local copy is ok, and no, I don't block CF, :)
second is that I don't trust this ping pong with multiple domains.

I rediscover in post editor, :)
best regards

bazz
08-14-2008, 12:41 PM
Yay, I am pleased that the yahoo api is no longer required. I dislike such things that make (or seem to make) a site lose its independence.

bazz

o0O0o.o0O0o
08-15-2008, 07:42 AM
what does yahoo api has anything to do with CF or i am missing something

WA
08-15-2008, 08:00 AM
The newer versions of vBulletin use YUI for some of its effects, such as the Lightbox effect when you click on an image attachment. The YUI portion can either be remotely hosted by Yahoo, or locally.

gnomeontherun
08-15-2008, 05:53 PM
WA, some nice updates which make the visit just a little more pleasing. I appreciate your work.

My criticism is some of the features seem almost too much for the forum, like social groups, but then again maybe they are exactly what we need here? Perhaps we need them, and will use them as we get used to them, but what I like about the forum is that I'm not necessarily nailed down to answering questions about a specific topic. So if I joined a PHP group, wouldn't some visitors (those who decide to PM questions to members instead of posting a thread) target those members first? I guess I'm just thinking forward, but I'm just not sure where the social groups area will go if anywhere?

Conceptually, I'm wondering if allowing social groups, increasing contact support, friends, and other social networking tools (in the future) might cause more visitors to connect with the group, or will it cause the core group of members to become more of a clique? Its something for discussion, since we don't know yet.

Thoughts?

Fou-Lu
08-16-2008, 08:58 AM
I assume you're talking about the PHP group since I think its the currently the only one >.<

One thing I'll mention is that I try to avoid answering any questions via PM's unless they are extending off of a previously posted question for clarifications. This is for the benefit of the overall forum, so others can see what the problem was and what the steps to and / or solution to the problem is. If its a brand new question, I prompt them to post a thread instead which also allows other people a chance to provide alternative solutions; we all know there is multiple solutions to the same problems, and it is not fair for me to provide a solution without allowing other people's input.

Although I'm proficient in 15 or so languages, PHP is the only one I can say I have mastered. I don't feel tied down to the PHP forum, though the majority of my help is in PHP for two reasons, one being I am more comfortable with posting answers for PHP, and the other being how often people are seeking help in php.

I will definitely go with the clique possibility though. I'm currently trying to entice some of the other PHP masters to join up. The idea is to discuss the language itself and some programming concepts and how they apply to PHP. I hadn't really thought about being specifically sought out by people looking for solutions in PHP. I just thought it would be fun to create a social group for some closed discussions without needing to bog down forums with needless posts or creating massive pm chains.

This was mainly to check out the new feature really. I've never seen a social group on a forum before, so I had to test it out for myself :)

oesxyl
08-16-2008, 09:18 AM
Conceptually, I'm wondering if allowing social groups, increasing contact support, friends, and other social networking tools (in the future) might cause more visitors to connect with the group, or will it cause the core group of members to become more of a clique? Its something for discussion, since we don't know yet.
Thoughts?
what about contact support, friends?
people like each others, dislike or are neutral. I don't think that a "not my friend" or a "don't care about you" list can be good but I don't see anything wrong in a friend list.
Beside that something like "....shhhh, I'm your friend and I like you, but ..." look weird don't you think?

I guess a forum is a social thing.

regards

VIPStephan
08-16-2008, 10:56 AM
I’m here to answer questions and solve problems, not to form a social group to chat and whatever. For such things we have the active members forum, and that’s all I need. I don’t need friends (although I have one :D – but it wasn’t my initiative) and I don’t need groups to make myself feel like I belong somewhere. I guess I’m just a purist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purist).

_Aerospace_Eng_
08-20-2008, 10:07 AM
Hmm noticed something. Don't know if its a bug or not. There is a thread here:

http://www.codingforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=52

titled "Newbie Question, Page Source" that has been marked "Resolved". The thread was moved to the general web building forum but now it no longer says resolved. I also noticed that the formatting on the Enhanced Interface seems to be a bit buggy as it gets harder to copy and paste things correctly.

I though lightbox was enabled for attached images?

oesxyl
08-22-2008, 10:30 AM
I remove the link from my signature and doing this remove the link from all posts until december last year.
When I put the link back in signature, it remain blank for all posts. This is how it work or is a bug?

[edit]seems that link apear in some of newer posts. How this work?[/url]
best regards



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