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SMF upgrade
« on: December 15, 2011, 11:30:51 pm »
Hey,

We have been on a version of SMF from 2009 for a ridiculously long time, so I am going to upgrade the forums to the latest version of SMF at this time.

Please consult this thread for further info. 
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 11:48:46 pm »
Okay, upgrade largely complete. What's left is fixing various rough edges and the portal, but the largest part is complete.

Please use this thread to point out issues and provide feedback.

edit: Portal seems done.

another edit: I'm aware the forums are still a bit rough around the edges and I'm going to be continually improving them over the next few days. again, if anyone has anything to say about the forums, please reply to this thread...
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 04:20:01 am »
Do we really need portal ?
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 04:26:29 am »
Nice. the unread topics link isn't with the normal tabs under the SF logo and the list isn't organized like it used to be; by sub forum. thats all. What other change will we acutely notice from this upgrade? layout and theme are mostly the same. Any chance those will change in the future?
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 07:02:11 am »
you can't click on image for front page..

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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 07:17:30 am »
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 07:51:32 am »
you can't click on image for front page..

No, but you can click on the Home tab right below it to go to the front page

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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2011, 12:50:57 pm »
Dammit, lay-out has changed too much! And I'm not really happy about it... Isn't there possibility to keep with older lay-out...?

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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2011, 01:07:02 pm »
If anyone can post a screenshot of older-look, I can fix the css file.
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2011, 01:24:46 pm »
recent posts panel, please!
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2011, 01:40:51 pm »
it looks just wrong ;<


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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2011, 02:24:22 pm »
I need the screenshot of old one. So I can findout and fix the differences.
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Re: SMF upgrade
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2011, 02:53:31 pm »
It's still on Google cache but I took a de-magnified screenshot. attached.

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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2011, 03:07:07 pm »
Dammit, lay-out has changed too much! And I'm not really happy about it... Isn't there possibility to keep with older lay-out...?

The theming of the new version of SMF compared with the extremely outdated one has changed significantly. It isn't possible to retain the same exact theme. I had to take the default SMF theme (look here) and tweak it beyond recognition to what it is now.

I'm not anywhere near done, either. The padding/margins are off in various places and certain areas are lacking borders and backgrounds. That's essentially it, though.

FLAB has been asking me to upgrade the forums for, literally, possibly years now and I was tired of keeping him and everyone else waiting, so I went along with the theme partially unfinished.

you can't click on image for front page..

Done.

Do we really need portal ?

No one ever told me otherwise.

Nice. the unread topics link isn't with the normal tabs under the SF logo and the list isn't organized like it used to be; by sub forum. thats all.

That's something changed by SMF that doesn't really seem to be part of the theme. I'll take a stab at hard coding it in though.

What other change will we acutely notice from this upgrade? layout and theme are mostly the same. Any chance those will change in the future?

As I said above, I'll be continually tweaking the theme/layout to look more like how it did before. Ideally, the forums are faster/more secure now though.

recent posts panel, please!

Working on it.
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 03:29:07 pm »
recent posts panel, please!

Working on it.
Make 'Active topics' instead of 'Recent posts' pls...

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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011, 05:46:47 pm »
I fixed a lot of things.

Before:
http://i.imgur.com/c16DK.png
After:
http://i.imgur.com/09aA0.png

New css file (...Themes/newsoldat/css/index.css) :
http://www.burakcalik.com/trashbin/sforums/index.css

Someone need to upload this.
Also it still need some work for other pages. I need more 'old' screenshots.
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2011, 12:41:45 am »
I fixed a lot of things.

Before:
http://i.imgur.com/c16DK.png
After:
http://i.imgur.com/09aA0.png

New css file (...Themes/newsoldat/css/index.css) :
http://www.burakcalik.com/trashbin/sforums/index.css

Someone need to upload this.
Also it still need some work for other pages. I need more 'old' screenshots.

Thanks. Tweaks to save my time are certainly welcome.

Also, I see what you did there with that awkwardly-placed comment at the end ;)
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2011, 04:20:27 am »
Also, I see what you did there with that awkwardly-placed comment at the end ;)
It is a seperator for additional lines that I added ^^
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Re: SMF upgrade
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2011, 06:46:23 am »
Also, I see what you did there with that awkwardly-placed comment at the end ;)
It is a seperator for additional lines that I added ^^

Oh, well, that's what diff is for.

Regardless, I think you and I did a pretty good job getting the forums to how they look now.
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