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MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by mrix » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:11 pm

Hello all, over the past weeks I have been preparing to upgrade the MDF`s forum software which has had to jump to a completely New version, I have tried to keep the site looking like it always has but now you will notice lots of little nice features that are offered in this version ::g B-)
After an upgrade there are always little bugs to sort out in the system " some big " its hard to check everything so if all feedback regarding the upgrade could be posted within this topic that would be greatly appreciated ::g
I just noticed a avatar space over to my right when compiling this post :-/
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:20 pm

Like you can now bookmark topics ::g the smilies aren't appearing though - just the code ,':(

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:22 pm

Oh worked there but not when I put one in the post on the MDF dig - wierd :-SS
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by mrix » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:25 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:20 pm
Like you can now bookmark topics ::g the smilies aren't appearing though - just the code ,':(

Thank you for all your work on this site Mr Rix
Hello, sorry to hear about the smilies, you may need to refresh your cookies as I can see them this end but it could be a permissions issue so if anyone else has the same please let me know ::g
It may be just this forum ? have your checked the others ? do you get the same ?

Thanks for your kind words and the feedback ::g

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by mrix » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:27 pm

Just one other thing was that smilely from the right smilies images ? or code you typed yourself ?
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:30 pm

From the right smilies - this one <:-P - ahhh it is just this one!! :D (the hat one 8 down, three across)
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by mrix » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:32 pm

<:-P
Yes that`s odd :-/
I`ll look into getting that working.
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:39 pm

Thanks ::g
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:16 am

Nice work, sir. :)
It's the best looking thing since I looked in the mirror this morning.. ::g

Haven't seen of any problems with it yet. ::g

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:09 am

Hello mrix - Oops! made a comment on the New Forum Look under 'General' before seeing this!

Many thanks for the considerable time and effort put into the 'updating process' ::g ::g
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:15 am

MilitaryMetalMagnut wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:16 am
Nice work, sir. :)
It's the best looking thing since I looked in the mirror this morning.. ::g

Haven't seen of any problems with it yet. ::g

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Mega B » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:33 am

Not overly keen on the new upgrade if i am honest,just my personal opinion of course.Also liked and use the original MDF Auction site which i did buy a fair amount of items from,but since that changed over some time back have not bought a single item.

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by fred » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:11 am

Looks exactly the same as previous version to me and seems to be behaving well. ::g

Only thing on my Android tablet that I noticed was that there was no longer any indication of the number of private messages in the Menu on the left. There is now a flashing red 'pm alert' in the top left hand corner by my name above a choose language pulldown menu box. This is not a problem, just different.

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Count de Washers » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:08 am

Have another look this morning Mega B - for me it went totally different for a time last night (I thought I was on the wrong forum) but this morning all is looking familiar again.

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by mrix » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:57 am

Not overly keen on the new upgrade if i am honest,just my personal opinion of course.
Personal views are totally fine but what is it you dont actually like ? ::g I have still not quite got everything as I want it.
Also liked and use the original MDF Auction site which i did buy a fair amount of items from,but since that changed over some time back have not bought a single item.
And again, what is it you dont like? the system is very simple to use ? since you last used the auction software it has been upgraded around 3 times so things maybe a little different now ::g

If there is something anyone does not like with the upgrade I would love to know, please be totally honest ::g
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by mrix » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:00 am

Count de Washers wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:08 am
Have another look this morning Mega B - for me it went totally different for a time last night (I thought I was on the wrong forum) but this morning all is looking familiar again.
Good morning, when an upgrade takes place, especially a huge jump which we made the forum software needs to have any modifications removed first, every setting and even style needs to be set back to stock, I think you must of been checking the site when it was at this stage ?

As you say its pretty much now a duplicate of the old site ::g

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Spiker1968 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:51 am

Just noticed when you click on a post the number of Thanks sent and received below peoples avatar has disappeared ::g

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by thefiggis » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:59 am

Thanks for all your effort, mrix. Having hit various parts of the site in a haphazard manner (much like my search pattern, it has to be said) it all looks fine and works well, although the 'thanks' count seems to have reset.

(No need to thank me for pointing this out)

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by mrix » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:03 am

Spiker1968 wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:51 am
Just noticed when you click on a post the number of Thanks sent and received below peoples avatar has disappeared ::g
Hello, this is likely because the thanks systems database could not be carried over from the old version, once thanks start to generate hopefully they will start to appear in the profiles, I`ll keep an eye on it ::g
although the 'thanks' count seems to have reset.
Yes it is a shame but yes the thank system had to been reinstalled with a new version, there was simply no way around it but this should not happen again as updates should simply be able to be merged like they were on the old system, this new system software has been completely re-coded and as explained was more of a huge jump. Our old software had actually become unsupported and it would not of been long before we would not of been able to upgrade full stop! :-O

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Spiker1968 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:10 am

I don't seem to have a thumbs up button to thank with either :-/

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by john Colin » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:11 am

I have a flashing red 1 next to private messages, I guess indicating a new message but having opened them there are no new messages.
Apart from that minor observation all seems well.

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by mrix » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:16 am

john Colin wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:11 am
I have a flashing red 1 next to private messages, I guess indicating a new message but having opened them there are no new messages.
Apart from that minor observation all seems well.
Are you sure that was not the notification flashing ? as that is general notifications and not just messages etc.

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Spiker1968 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:18 am

Just noticed its only on this topic that Thanks have been disabled x;

Thumbs up button is now up and running on this topic now ::g
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by mrix » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:27 am

Spiker1968 wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:18 am
Just noticed its only on this topic that Thanks have been disabled x;
Hello, that was a permission issue which I have now just resolved ::g this was a permission that needed setting in this specific forum, any other forums here at the MDF should show the Thumbs Up icon for you ::g
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by john Colin » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:40 am

Hi M
Not the best on computers, below is a screen shot.

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Count de Washers » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:41 am

mrix wrote:
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Good morning, when an upgrade takes place, especially a huge jump which we made the forum software needs to have any modifications removed first, every setting and even style needs to be set back to stock, I think you must of been checking the site when it was at this stage ?

As you say its pretty much now a duplicate of the old site ::g

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Post by Fisher1266X » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:12 am

Nice work Mike, we're just starting the process of refreshing our site :D
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by fred » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:00 am

Forum time is an hour out now. Is that for me to set or you? :-/

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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Blackadder43 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:02 am

john Colin wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:11 am
I have a flashing red 1 next to private messages, I guess indicating a new message but having opened them there are no new messages.
Apart from that minor observation all seems well.
Just have a quick look down your list of PM's
I had the same thing and when i looked i had an unopened pm from a few months ago....sometimes happens when you get a few come through at once and you just miss it...now the notification set up will always alert you...Nice feature in my opinion
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Re: MDF Just Been Upgraded

Post by Blackadder43 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:05 am

fred wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:00 am
Forum time is an hour out now. Is that for me to set or you? :-/
Go to "control panel" on the left
Then "Board preferences"
Then click utc +1
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