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Announcement: A new year, a new look
« on: December 13, 2014, 20:43:01 PM »
We've been running happily on the SMF Forum platform for some time and the site has been in dire need of an upgrade to the latest version. I have spent the day bringing the site up to the latest version as well as adding a few cosmetic improvements.

The new version of the site includes various bug fixes and improvements behind the scenes, it also enables the opportunity to extend the end-user experience to add features such as:

  • Quick Reply to topics without page refresh
  • Facebook 'LIKE' on topics/replies

These features and more will be added over the coming weeks, as well as features that you have used in the past being restored (no data lost), such as Trader Feedback etc.

Finally, you'll notice the new header - if you have some high-resolution images that you feel would fit well into the new look, let me know and I'll consider them for implementation. Send me a PM with a link to the images.

Thanks for your continued support, spread the word and Merry Xmas!
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 21:36:11 PM »
Looks great so far.....very nice header too.

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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look!
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 21:58:00 PM »
Looks great so far.....very nice header too.

Thanks dude! I notice that the dynamic banners are broken (in your signature), I'll fix those tomorrow :)
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look!
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 22:13:49 PM »
Looking most swish I think!
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 10:10:48 AM »
Looking most swish I think!

Thanks Alz, dynamic banners fixed, and new portal now live on the front page!
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 15:58:30 PM »
Oooooh!  Like it.   :D

A few minor quibbles:
  • By putting '>Show unread posts since last visit' and '>Show new replies to your posts' in small point immediately above one another, it is easier to click on the wrong one by mistake.  When they were side by side this was never a problem.
  • The banner picture half obscures the names of the tabs, except for the one that is highlighted, because the typeface doesn't stand out against the image (similar to the problem of subtitles on some tv programmes).
  • I used to have posts displayed in reverse chronological order with the most recent posts displayed at the top.  They have now reversed to show the oldest post at the top.  I assume I have to go back in to My Profile and change the option again.
  • The layout function buttons don't appear to be working properly.  I've had to create this list manually using the text commands.

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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2014, 16:02:30 PM »
And you literally can 'like' it now!!!
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2014, 19:51:01 PM »
Well, someone certainly doesn't like the site, here's a PM that I received earlier today from one happy customer...

You can't polish a turd . The clubs over. Since billing  and you sided with Fred or wot ever his name was.. And tim and Dan  now help run for net
This club dose sod all in the way of meets apart from 3at Combe which struggle to get more than 5 cars and that's a really good turn out.as you you we'll you a jumped up prick with a train set that you won't let any one else play with when's the last time you owned a calibra when have shown up to give your support and thanks to the last few members that try and keep it going ???? Iam not fussed now. My cars up for sale so soon as it is sold I will be off

Charming...

p.s. Who the hell is 'Fred', can anyone make any sense of this illiterate garbage?
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2014, 21:14:43 PM »
Like it, nice one dude
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2014, 21:36:07 PM »
Erm.... WTF?!?
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2014, 13:40:20 PM »
Thanks [email protected] for your feedback, please see my comments:

Oooooh!  Like it.   :D

A few minor quibbles:
  • By putting '>Show unread posts since last visit' and '>Show new replies to your posts' in small point immediately above one another, it is easier to click on the wrong one by mistake.  When they were side by side this was never a problem.
ASH: I think this is just because its new, you'll soon use these new links with ease :)
  • The banner picture half obscures the names of the tabs, except for the one that is highlighted, because the typeface doesn't stand out against the image (similar to the problem of subtitles on some tv programmes).
ASH: The alignment is good for me, what web browser are you using and could you provide a screenshot?
  • I used to have posts displayed in reverse chronological order with the most recent posts displayed at the top.  They have now reversed to show the oldest post at the top.  I assume I have to go back in to My Profile and change the option again.
ASH: Yes, this is very much personal choice, the majority of users expect the latest reply to be on the last page - therefore you'll have to amend this yourself via your profile settings.
  • The layout function buttons don't appear to be working properly.  I've had to create this list manually using the text commands.
ASH: Well spotted, I have too noticed that the editor buttons don't appear to be working. I'll investigate.
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2014, 13:56:53 PM »
Afternoon all :D

The banner is fine for me too (on Chrome). Can see all 'tabs' very clearly, logout, messages etc.

I have no quote function and the smileys don't work when clicked.


All hunky dory otherwise !!
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2014, 15:43:22 PM »
[member=545]ALZ1307[/member] and [member=21171]j[/member]@z, the issues with the editor should now be solved, can you try again? You may need to flush your cache :)
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2014, 16:09:38 PM »
[member=545]ALZ1307[/member] and [member=21171]j[/member]@z, the issues with the editor should now be solved, can you try again? You may need to flush your cache :)

 ;D ;D

Sorted!
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Re: Announcement: A new year, a new look
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2014, 16:19:38 PM »
[member=545]ALZ1307[/member] glad to hear, you'll also notice that you can now [member=6476][/member] mention people :)
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