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Xepher.net => Announcements => Topic started by: Xepher on July 19, 2005, 04:14:52 am

Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on July 19, 2005, 04:14:52 am
After the string of repeated security holes in phpBB, I've decided to move the forums over to a new system. Not only are is it now different software on the front side, it's now running SQLite on the backend as well. This should be a lot faster, as it doesn't utilize the MySQL server at all. I was going to try and migrate everything from the old forums... but it proved too difficult. I also think it might be good to start off fresh, as we had a LOT of dead users on the old boards.

Anyway, start trying this new one out. You'll have to create a new user here, but everything should be pretty easy to use. I'll be leaving the old forums up for another month or so, while I see how this works out. Also, don't post any applications here yet.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on July 19, 2005, 03:17:17 pm
Do you know that the img tags are currently turned off for this forum?
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Lei on July 19, 2005, 05:51:04 pm
well, on signatures, the img tage seems to be turned on for posts
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on July 19, 2005, 06:57:19 pm
Yes, it's turned off in signatures. Call it facist, but I just don't like seeing these huge images tagged on to every single post.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Gwyn on July 19, 2005, 07:31:24 pm
You have given us the power to make our own titles, I FEEL IMPORTANT NOW!
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Lei on July 19, 2005, 08:15:43 pm
Quote from: Xepher
Yes, it's turned off in signatures. Call it facist, but I just don't like seeing these huge images tagged on to every single post.
.. good idea. But, honestly, isn't the four line limit a little too little? :D Loving the smilies :D:D:D
Title: New Forums!
Post by: griever on July 19, 2005, 08:59:27 pm
Yay!  Forums that disable images in posts!  *kicks dial up*  I did notice that the old forums loaded very slowly, but had no idea why.  Most of the other places I visit on occasion use invision or something remotely known.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on July 19, 2005, 10:36:40 pm
Quote from: Lei
.. good idea. But, honestly, isn't the four line limit a little too little? :D Loving the smilies :D:D:D
Perfect example... No offense, but you're posting a single line of text, and complaining that four lines of signature is too little. I'm probably a bit old fashioned, but I think signatures are meant to just be that little bit at the end of a letter or post.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Gwyn on July 20, 2005, 03:02:15 am
yeah the smilies do look better here
Title: New Forums!
Post by: tickyhead on July 20, 2005, 03:57:43 am
hehe this new forum is pretty cool . . . and I gotta agree with Xepher, sigs have escalated into some sort of evil post-eating monsters in a lot of forums. I'm happy with just my little line of text, thankyouverymuch~ :D

ye gods the emoties here ARE awesome! :cool:
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Tangle on July 20, 2005, 09:14:44 am
Well, I think these new forums are sexy.  I'm not one for using emoticons much myself, but I'm loving on the no images in signatures fascist-thing.  Heh heh.  (I'm looking at you, Aetre)
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on July 20, 2005, 07:10:40 pm
That makes sense
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Sno on July 22, 2005, 08:01:17 pm
Heh, just when I join the old forums, you go and change them~  Time to get used to another new (shiny and clean) place!
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on July 24, 2005, 10:38:31 pm
I do sorta like that PhpBB has the javascript setup for the BBCode tags, some people don't know how to use the code otherwise.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on July 25, 2005, 02:50:26 pm
Yeah, but that javascript was flakey at best. If you didn't do things just right, it'd drop tags in wrong places, or in one worst-case scenario I had, eat the entire post.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on July 28, 2005, 02:11:31 am
It'd be cool to have a kinda flash forum, perhaps I'll design one when I get into flash more.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on July 29, 2005, 03:51:05 am
Flash? FLASH? Ugh, if javascript is "flakey" then flash is a dehydrated leper with dandruff!
Title: New Forums!
Post by: SilentFyre on August 03, 2005, 01:22:35 am
I like these new forums. I myself am using the Cobalt skin. It makes me feel good to see the blue and not burn my eyes out with the bright bright white background.

As for the images in signatures... thank you Xepher. I don't much like them either. I mean, the small ones are okay but seeing the same thing over and over again is just frusterating.

As for dead users. I swear I am not dead! I have a fresh new start here and I plan to move into action!
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on August 08, 2005, 06:52:00 pm
I have another suggestion, but more for the old forums. PhpBB has a feature to lock forums, so why not lock all the non-application forums on the old board and place a "moved to" announcement at the tops of them?
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on August 08, 2005, 11:59:25 pm
I will shortly here. For now, it's a good honeypot to see who doesn't pay much attention. :-)
Title: New Forums!
Post by: SilentFyre on August 09, 2005, 08:23:47 am
Well. *huffs* I read about the move but I, having slight ADD, never bothered to read the dates on those posts and completely forgot about them by the time I wanted to make a post. I know I'm silly like that. I hadn't crossed over a link to the new forums though, so it did surprise me when you linke dme here. :x
Title: New Forums!
Post by: MPSinclair on August 12, 2005, 06:54:11 pm
You are just crazy, SilentFyre. :P

*waves to everyone*
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Tye on August 12, 2005, 07:01:29 pm
This new board seem to be just fine to me... works like a jem(but I'm new,so what do I know?)

It's great that this board dosen't take as long as the old one did and all....it was soooooooo slow.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Lei on August 12, 2005, 07:15:34 pm
I didn't mind the old board *huffs* :D Still can't get my head around the fact that we're starting over.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on August 13, 2005, 12:14:03 am
Yeah, well, you didn't have to clean up the weekly hacking attempts that phpBB kept letting in.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on September 08, 2005, 03:30:21 am
New forums are now defacto forums... moved to /forum/

Old forum can be found at http://xepher.net/oldforum/
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Abandoned on September 08, 2005, 03:39:40 am
O.o nifty...
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on September 08, 2005, 01:07:06 pm
Awesome, now we won't lose a lot of the good threads that were in the old forums. Considering there is no way you could transfer the data in a full and reliable manner (without bringing junk over with it) it's nice to continue to have that archive. However, if you want, you could change all the forums under PhpBB to read only.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on September 09, 2005, 12:08:22 am
I may at some point in the future, but it matters little.
Title: New Forums!
Post by: DC Bueller on September 11, 2005, 06:57:19 am
Hehe, well I'm glad to see that at least some link to the past remains...although I doubt I'll start sifting through that until my next vacation (and I probably wouldn't be able to read all of it even then).
Title: New Forums!
Post by: Jaibyrd on October 04, 2005, 05:30:35 pm
Whoa... just noticed the new boards... Man, do I catch on quick or what (she says with sarcasim at herself)? =~.^=

I changed mine to the cobalt skin as well. There's just something pleaseing about greys and blues...