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Misc => Announcements => Topic started by: 69ChargerRT on October 01, 2017 - 11:54:17 pm

Title: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 69ChargerRT on October 01, 2017 - 11:54:17 pm
So this wont be much of an announcement as most already know, but weve gone through some significant changes around here within the last week or so.  We have a completely redesigned home page and forum theme, something that ive been meaning to do for a long time.  People seem to be pretty happy with the homepage, which is good because that wont be going back.  I am resetting all members to use the new forum theme.  I will still be adjusting some parts about it over time, but for the most part how it looks now is how it will stay.  because i know some people may not be big fans of the new look, you can go back to the old if you choose.  If you go into Profile, there should be a link off the the side that says Look and Layout.  You will want to switch it back to Cuda-Challenger Old. 

Weve also redesigned the Member Rides section.  I encourage people to take a look and if you want your car showcased there, then send an email to rmolney@gmail.com with all the pictures you and and a write up on your car.  As soon as I figure out how to edit the homepage, we will get back to updating Car of the Month on a regular basis.  I will use my own car for October, but November is up for grabs.  Anyone who wants to be november just send me an email, even if youve been COTM recently.  On the homepage there is a cool scroll section for previous COTMs, so you will get added in there once your month has passed.

Thats the jist for now.  Like i said there will still be some minor tweaks here and there, but this should be the bulk of it.  Remember, dont freak out if you dont like the new theme, you can switch back to the old one easily.  These changes i made were done out of some technical necessities, but if youre happy with the old you can still have that.  If you do see anything really bad with the new, like the all caps issues, try clearing out your cache and reloading. 

So with all that out of the way, send me those Member Rides and COTM submissions!
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Aussie Challenger on October 02, 2017 - 05:11:36 am
Well version 2 is a big improvement, I will be trying it for the moment.
I haven't been getting any reply notifications since version 1 and the change back to the original? Hope this has been fixed!
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: RusTy/SE on October 02, 2017 - 07:08:19 am
 :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 69ChargerRT on October 02, 2017 - 10:25:35 am
Well version 2 is a big improvement, I will be trying it for the moment.
I haven't been getting any reply notifications since version 1 and the change back to the original? Hope this has been fixed!

hmm im not sure about that.  that shouldnt have changed.  i will look into that
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 70chall440 on October 02, 2017 - 01:23:22 pm
Perhaps I missed it, but I really like the "show new replies to your posts" at the top.

I do like the look overall, well done.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: AARuFAST on October 02, 2017 - 09:01:02 pm
Am I mistaken or is Cuda-challenger Challenger only since the home page shows a Challenger only.

I will be using the old theme.

Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on October 02, 2017 - 10:16:16 pm
I will be sticking with the old version.  Since I am old too.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: RusTy/SE on October 04, 2017 - 04:28:57 pm
Am I mistaken or is Cuda-challenger Challenger only since the home page shows a Challenger only.

I will be using the old theme.


Just scroll down on the home page and the Plymouth is there :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: AARuFAST on October 04, 2017 - 08:24:14 pm
RusTy   

That is the car of the month.
If someone wants there challenger for car of the month where is the CUDA.
Make the Challenger TA smaller and add a Cuda nose to nose........
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 69ChargerRT on October 05, 2017 - 10:07:29 am
RusTy   

That is the car of the month.
If someone wants there challenger for car of the month where is the CUDA.
Make the Challenger TA smaller and add a Cuda nose to nose........

the main picture at the top is of my car.  had to work with what i had.  id be happy to switch it out with a pic that has both cars, or maybe make it a COTM thing where it gets rotated out every once in awhile.  i just had to be careful to only use pics i had permission to use...
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Beekeeper on October 05, 2017 - 10:19:23 am
Really glad you allowed members to switch back to older format. It works. The only feature that is really lacking in my opinion is the ability to easily attach a photo. Having to use a third party server like photobucket makes it a big chore to keep a project thread updated. And if my photobucket account ever has issues, the pictures disappear in the thread making the thread practically worthless.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 69ChargerRT on October 05, 2017 - 12:24:08 pm
Really glad you allowed members to switch back to older format. It works. The only feature that is really lacking in my opinion is the ability to easily attach a photo. Having to use a third party server like photobucket makes it a big chore to keep a project thread updated. And if my photobucket account ever has issues, the pictures disappear in the thread making the thread practically worthless.

i recognize that as an ongoing issue.  its one ill look to manage now that im mostly past the redesign
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Beekeeper on October 05, 2017 - 05:40:02 pm
i recognize that as an ongoing issue.  its one ill look to manage now that im mostly past the redesign

Thanks! I look forward to that improvement if you're able to find a solution.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Aussie Challenger on October 05, 2017 - 06:35:47 pm
Any update on why I still don't get reply notifications??
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Beekeeper on October 05, 2017 - 10:21:42 pm
Any update on why I still don't get reply notifications??

Aussie, I've been getting mine. Are you using the old forum? I wasn't getting them till I switched back to the old view.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Aussie Challenger on October 06, 2017 - 04:49:33 am
Aussie, I've been getting mine. Are you using the old forum? I wasn't getting them till I switched back to the old view.
I am currently using the new forum and getting nothing.
When the first generation came out I didn't receive any replies.
When the old version was re-installed I still didn't get any replies even checking that the "receive replies" box was ticked like many other forums ask to be done.
I am an optimist and hope that the teething problems will be worked out for this next update so am sticking for the moment with it......
I just have to remember where I posted last when visiting, frustrating.....
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: RCCDrew on October 06, 2017 - 05:57:33 am
SO glad we can still use the old design.  :clapping:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: RusTy/SE on October 07, 2017 - 11:00:11 am
RusTy   

That is the car of the month.
If someone wants there challenger for car of the month where is the CUDA.
Make the Challenger TA smaller and add a Cuda nose to nose........

You're right, that is cotm :thumbsup: :misbehaving:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on October 07, 2017 - 12:08:14 pm
Am I mistaken or is Cuda-challenger Challenger only since the home page shows a Challenger only.

I will be using the old theme.


   :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Aussie Challenger on October 14, 2017 - 05:09:20 pm
I am currently using the new forum and getting nothing.
When the first generation came out I didn't receive any replies.
When the old version was re-installed I still didn't get any replies even checking that the "receive replies" box was ticked like many other forums ask to be done.
I am an optimist and hope that the teething problems will be worked out for this next update so am sticking for the moment with it......
I just have to remember where I posted last when visiting, frustrating.....
Bump...??
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on October 15, 2017 - 12:14:36 am
Bump...??

Cut & paste from the beginning of the thread... How to go back to the old forum layout....

 because i know some people may not be big fans of the new look, you can go back to the old if you choose.  If you go into Profile, there should be a link off the the side that says Look and Layout.  You will want to switch it back to Cuda-Challenger Old. 
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Aussie Challenger on October 15, 2017 - 03:16:37 am
Cut & paste from the beginning of the thread... How to go back to the old forum layout....

 because i know some people may not be big fans of the new look, you can go back to the old if you choose.  If you go into Profile, there should be a link off the the side that says Look and Layout.  You will want to switch it back to Cuda-Challenger Old. 
Thanks for that, when I did go back originally I still didn't receive the replies, I am now leaning to go back I suspect that this problems hasn't been fixed so will be in the same situation.
I am an optimist hoping that the problem can be identified and fixed.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Aussie Challenger on October 27, 2017 - 03:35:04 pm
I have finally swapped back to the older version having no joy about getting replies, hopefully the old version works in this area.
When the old version was initially brought back by the management this problem was still with my setup.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on October 27, 2017 - 04:36:42 pm
I have been on the old version for a while now...........will not use the new one..............everything is working well on my end...........
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: jimynick on October 28, 2017 - 12:04:59 am
I have been on the old version for a while now...........will not use the new one..............everything is working well on my end...........
:iagree:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: JayBee on October 28, 2017 - 11:03:13 am
Last time I checked there were 41 members using the old format (probably all the active ones, guessing) and 15,868 members with the new format (automatically switched over by default). Also saw that there's a high number of guests, curious if that terrible "new" format keeps them from joining.

If the day comes that the original format option is gone, then so am I.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Aussie Challenger on October 28, 2017 - 09:01:54 pm
Well I have switched back and haven't received any notifications so whatever the problem is is still with me like it was after the original upgrade #1.   :pullinghair:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on October 28, 2017 - 09:54:30 pm
Well I have switched back and haven't received any notifications so whatever the problem is is still with me like it was after the original upgrade #1.   :pullinghair:


I may be confused...but what kind of notifications are you not getting?
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: polarbear123 on October 29, 2017 - 12:29:42 pm
Well I have switched back and haven't received any notifications so whatever the problem is is still with me like it was after the original upgrade #1.   :pullinghair:
.   


      :iagree:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Aussie Challenger on October 29, 2017 - 07:56:39 pm

I may be confused...but what kind of notifications are you not getting?
When a member replies to a thread they automatically get notification of any further responses, this all stopped once the upgrade #1 was issued and still continued when the site went back to this more easily readable old version was re-introduced.
When upgrade #2 was introduced I still didn't get any notifications but persevered but I finally gave up and went back to the old original version but am still not getting any notifications.
I have been checking the "Attachments and Other Options" and the "Notify Me of Replies" is ticked, some sites require you to do this every time if you want notification however this site is set up to do that for you.
Does this explain what I am trying to say?
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 69ChargerRT on October 30, 2017 - 10:30:48 am
ill look into why notifications are not working for everyone.  some people say they are, but for some i guess they are not.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: Aracer on November 02, 2017 - 02:29:02 pm
 2 things are missing: Recent posts: Unread posts since last visit.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on November 05, 2017 - 06:01:07 am
I finally switched back to the old style.  Just could not take the other layout.  Pretty much didn't post anything on the other style set up.  Don't care for it.  Can't read things.  Don't know what was posted today. etc.etc.
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: 70chall440 on November 07, 2017 - 12:30:44 pm
I finally switched back to the old style.  Just could not take the other layout.  Pretty much didn't post anything on the other style set up.  Don't care for it.  Can't read things.  Don't know what was posted today. etc.etc.

 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Forum Redesign 2
Post by: brotow on November 29, 2017 - 01:57:38 pm
Back to the old, Haaaah