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Okay folks we're on a new box finally, new software new forums and lots for us all to do here on the staff side of things. I've been working hard with lots of other people to ensure we go things done as swiftly as possible for everyone. So far so good. We've migrated all the data and the forums are now alive!

 

There will be things that we need to fix so bear with us. Please post about issues in the usual forum area.

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Definitely looks better. I'll get used to it (though I've always feared change). I do like the updated look though! Well done Arnie/Admin!

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I'm glad we're back, and thanks to all the guys who put in effort to get this guy up again. Doing work on my own webserver and getting ready to transfer to another server and I will soon be feeling the pain!

 

I guess, I'm not a huge fan of the new theme though. The old theme felt very professional, this new one reminds me of something you'd expect from a free forum hosting group like PHPBB. In time I know I'll get used to it, but it still is a little bothersome to me. We were on vB were we not? Why the switch to IPboards? Matters not :) Now to get used to the highly integrated HTML tags in forum posts!

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The old setup was a custom skin on IPB IIRC, I don't think you can even switch from VB to IPB and keep all the posts.

Certainly feels different!

I was actually thinking how familiar(in a good way) it feels...

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Yeah I created a custom skin on the old IPB forums which we used. It was errr... about 5 years old (at least). We are currently using the default IPB skin. I've just tacked a new header image on it so we have a logo.

 

I intend to make it much more homely for us and design the skin to be in keeping with news and vice versa. It's just more important at the moment that we get the backend software all working. I can then work on the looks bit. :)

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WooHoo! Man I was in some major withdrawal while waiting for the update! This certainly feels nice and fresh! :D

 

 

Edit: Is there a new rep system in place?

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Finally, only been down a few days but felt much longer!

 

Like the new system/look - already used to it as other UK forums (UKAZ) use this or similar, only down side it having to get back up to speed on so many threads!

 

:D

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I Think the post vote thing is deliberately disabled, the similarly themed rep system that was in place a few years back was abused a little bit too often.

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Right, but what I was talking about was the fact that if you click the little square next to someone's user name it will bring up a new small window and in the bottom right corner of that it says "reputation: 0"

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I have to agree with UsPeaceKeeper. A bit too "standard". But hey - atleast the forums are up again, thank god. Now I can have my life back.

 

Best regards to Arnies and CO

 

B.

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Much prefer the old one unfortunately, it now looks exactly the same as the new UKAZ forums.

 

But i'm not the one who pays the bills, so i'll just get on with it. :P

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For those of you not happy with the "standard" format, don't forget what Arnie said:

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I intend to make it much more homely for us and design the skin to be in keeping with news and vice versa. It's just more important at the moment that we get the backend software all working. I can then work on the looks bit. :)

 

So just have a little patience ;)

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We were on vB were we not? Why the switch to IPboards?

 

We've always been on IPB, this is just a default skin. I've not had time to code up a new theme yet.

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I don't reckon Arnie needs to knock himself out making the boards look like the old ones.

 

It's kinda nice having a "new look" IMO.

 

A bit more styling in the headers and stuff would be nice but it all looks kinda fresh IMO.

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We've always been on IPB, this is just a default skin. I've not had time to code up a new theme yet.

 

Ohh, I guess I thought we were on vB for some reason :) No worries Arnie, you are busy, we understand that, no need to rush yourself.

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