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Welcome to the new forums!

Postby nwru » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:36 pm

As you can tell, the biggest one of our "improvements" is moving from Ikonboard to phpBB 3! I've been promising this since July and I'm finally delivering.

This was a surprising amount of work, since the #1 priority was to keep our almost 300,000 posts and 270,000 members. Recreating a custom theme to look similar to the old forums was no easy task either.

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* phpBB mods! phpBB is MUCH more flexible and customizable than Ikonboard. There's almost no limit as to what we can do now (e.g. song ratings). If you think a particular phpBB mod would be useful on here, then make a topic about it on the new Forum Talk forum. Which brings us to...
* New Forum Talk forum! This is self-explanatory. See the sticky over there.
* New smileys! We think that these smileys would be more appropriate for the kind of discussions here.
* A search feature that works! I can't lie. The Ikonboard search was terrible. This one works the way you expect it to work and is much more powerful.
* New style(s)! By popular demand! There is one other style available at the moment, and I'll probably add a few more.
* Less spammers! We (the staff) now have several ways of keeping the spam posts at bay now.
* New moderators! Coming soon!
* Thanks to the beta testers for, well, beta testing!
* If you need some information that somehow did not carry over, please PM me directly.
* I made a script that allows all of the old Ikonboard links to still point to the proper post/topic/forum/user/etc. This will allow all of the old links to still work, such as the song database links in the FoF Wiki.
* There's still some minor touch-ups to be made, so bear with us while we get them fixed up.

Enjoy!
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby nobby76 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:57 pm

Cool! they are up n running :2thumbup:
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby wolferacing » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:04 pm

Awesome. Looks amazing! :biggrin:
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby vedicardi » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:09 pm

I like this rainbow whatever style. The choice of the logo that you put in place of the frets on fire one is a bit confusing though XD
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby mmsven » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:22 pm

I just need to learn how to ban and I'll be set.
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby R4L » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:51 pm

Looks **** awesome nwru! Good work man! :thumbup:

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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby drummaniac28 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:21 pm

so THATS what youve been doing
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby acrox999 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:39 am

Nice! But you need quick reply mod. :)
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby nwru » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:43 am

acrox999 wrote:Nice! But you need quick reply mod. :)

The quick reply mod was left out on purpose. There's a chance that I'll still install it, but no time soon.
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby Mucky » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:49 am

Great to have the board back :)
I'll have to get used to this, but it looks okay. Only suggestion I have is quick reply, too.

Hey, I used to have 420+ posts... o_O
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby endrju » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:55 am

In this moment feel lost lightly, but with time i will be accustomed to new interface.
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby zauLLo22 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:58 am

the forum looks better...
good work... :2thumbup:
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby Puppetz » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:19 pm

Wow! :D Looks great! But it sure takes time to get used to this... :D
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Postby metallikatz » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:27 pm

yea puppetz well said...
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Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Postby maxin013 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:28 pm

WOW! the forums look great!
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