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XenForo upgrade.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Toxic, Jul 18, 2011.

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  1. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Just letting you know guys that Linksysinfo will be moving away from vBulletin to XenForo Software.

    Tis new software is highly compatible with vB and the transfer of database/forums etc should be done in a few days. I have not as yet set a date for the migration but it will be soon.

    I dont anticipate too many issues with migration. (fingers crossed)
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Well i decided as i was ready and had tested a basic setup that the migration should got ahead. hopefully there isnt too much wrong with the forums ;)
     
  3. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    Looking good :) but where are the signature settings :confused:
     
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Appoligies but looks like signatures did make it in the migration, sorry.
     
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Now added Facebook Integration.;)
     
  6. nordberg

    nordberg Networkin' Nut Member

    Looks like my account didn't make the transfer.

    Too few posts?
     
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    no to sure, i check your account on the old system and couldn't find it, yet you are listed as posting as a guest on your initial post. so not sure what happened. sorry for the hassle of registering again.
     
  8. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Can you enable editing for posts please? Thanks!
     
  9. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Toastman is this for you own posts as a user or as a moderator?
     
  10. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    i'll look into this now,

    ok guys see if editing of posts is now fixed.
     
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  11. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Sir????? no mate - I work for a living ;)

    I've also installed (hopefully TapTalk) but need some testers to confirm it is now working.
     
  12. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Edit is fixed, thanks!
     
  13. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Simon, is there a PM facility on this new BB?

    EDIT - ah yes, it's not so easy to use by clicking on avatar etc but it's there under "conversation".
     
  14. fubdap

    fubdap Addicted to LI Member

  15. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Sure will do. I had the old site disabled but I'll add a redirect sometime tonight
     
  16. humba

    humba Network Guru Member

    Is it just me or was the older forum easier to read and fit more information into the same display area?
     
  17. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Simon, I tried to edit a few of my info pages (to correct the linked pages in Common Tomato Topics) and some QOS posts, but could not save them, because there's a different limit of 10,000 characters now. (Although the page I edited didn't look like it had 10,000 characters, I guess looks must be deceptive).
     
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  18. nordberg

    nordberg Networkin' Nut Member

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    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  20. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    redirect should be fixed now please check.
     
  21. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    At present no. xenForo is in its infancy, and has a "clean slate" options and features will be added in due course. sorry.
     
  22. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what post are your trying to edit? I've up'd the limit to 15000 now let me know how you get on.
     
  23. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Common Topics... and Using QOS posts. I'll give it a try later, and get back to you!
     
  24. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Updated Trophies, and Trophy User titles, I may tweak these again soon
     
  25. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Simon, the change to 15000 seems enough for the posts I tried so far.
     
  26. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    ok we shall leave it at that for now, thanks for testing.
     
  27. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Internal links in previous posts from vBulletin are now working fine, no need for me to go editing them in "Common Tomato Topics" after all. Nice work!
     
  28. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    nice programming from the xenforo guys! works very nicely.
     
  29. Jedis

    Jedis LI Guru Member

    Hate to bash the new forum software, but it is ugly and hard to read. It desperately needs a theme and sidebars to move the main content into the center of the page. As is, it's harmful on the eyes.

    vBulletin definitely looked better and was easy to navigate. The first 10 minutes I was here I kept playing with the thread ordering, wondering why posts were all jumbled up. It took me forever to see the pushpin WAY over on the right side of the page, indicating those were sticky threads.
     
  30. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    The vbulletin theme I did have did not have sidebars, that was done by a separate plugin, and not vBulletin, so in that respect vBulleting is just the same.

    Media, what screen resolution do you use, since you had to see the pushpins WAY over to the right hand side?

    XenForo is new, and has a clean slate. vBulletin is years old and has come along way, you cannot tbh compare the two unless you compare vB v1 and xenForo
     
  31. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Fact is.

    I have moved to Xenforo, so comparing the two is not an option any longer,I'm not be going back to vB. (full stop) If you guys dont like that, I'll apologise.... "I'm sorry"... thats life. xenForo is in its infancy, and will improve over time.

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