Forum style survey

This section is for forum related issues, problems and questions when Ash screws something up!

Which forum style to you currently use

Poll ended at Thu Feb 17, 2022 8:30 pm

ProSilver (the Blue one)
16
40%
SubSilver (The not so blue/grey one!)
24
60%
 
Total votes: 40

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Ash
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Forum style survey

Postby Ash » Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:30 pm

The forum needs a major overhaul and update, the backend is older than Maz, otherwise you will continue to have issues. It also need all the holes patching in it, to limit the chances of being hacked (again) To do this the newest version of the phpBB forum engine needs installing and configuring, along with a database update. After that a lot needs unpicking, repairing and putting back together.

This upgrade comes with a newer visual style, essentially the forum will look a bit different. I am unsure yet if the current default style (SubSilver) is available for the newer forum software. Personally I think the darker ProSilver looks better and it looks cleaner anyway, but its your forum, not mine.

See the pole below and let me know which style you use. I can see the following info based on EVERY member we have (active or otherwise)

ProSilver 3137 Members
SubSilver 1532 members.

This will help me gauge what sort of time frame I need to give, for you all to swap over. Or I can just blanket change everyone and ignore the moans and groans about change ...!

I need a good run up to do the work and a week when I have a whole day free to do it :ill:

You might also lose some of the custom smilies, you might not. It will be what it will be. I will 'TRY' to fix the links above in the header to. They are based on modular php files that point at broken bits or bits that don't exist in databases that are long gone. That being the case I may just try to remove the header all together. If it's a ball ache it can stay as it is.

The poll will run for 30 days to capture those that dip in occasionally. I have attached screenshots of the two styles so that you can tell which is which before voting.

Your understanding and patience is appreciated. Happy to answer any questions...
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delw
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby delw » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:17 pm

Is there a way to force my use over to the ProSilver version?
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Ash
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby Ash » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:31 pm

Yes.
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Adam
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby Adam » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:25 pm

I have no idea what you’re talking about, so happy to do what you think best Ash :yup:
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby t965m » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:29 pm

Go with the easiest and folk will get used to it - one size fits all :yup:

I think we need to make it as easy as possible to maintain and keep running. My vote is to do the best for the forums survival.

Thanks Ash - your efforts are very much appreciated :yup:
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby edd » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:33 pm

Call me weird, but I find the ‘sibsilver’ clearer and easier to read! :roll: ;)

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Re: Forum style survey

Postby crabbitbear » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:35 pm

What Adam and Clive say
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby t965m » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:51 pm

So how do you switch to ProSilver view?
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby XB4RT » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:53 pm

Crack on Ash whatever is best to keep it going👍
Buell folks is nice folks.
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby fluff » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:59 pm

I'm easy. Whatever fits the bill !

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Ash
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby Ash » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:28 pm

t965m wrote:So how do you switch to ProSilver view?


User Control Panel - Board Preferences (on the left) - My Board Style (on the right)

For some reason the feature was off. Ive just turned it on.
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby Robert66 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:29 pm

Pro silver.

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Re: Forum style survey

Postby mojomick » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:34 pm

Whatever works mate. Thanks for all your hard work. 👍
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby s1nner » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:39 pm

I've voted Prosilver - if that's easiest, it seems a no brainer - just grateful to Ash for his exceptional contribution to saving this very special place.
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Re: Forum style survey

Postby mushroom » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:41 pm

Subsilver appears to be easier on the eyes, however whatever is easiest to set up and maintain. Thankfully the forum has members like yourself that have the skills and willingness to help. Thank you.


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