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Forum Upgrade Issues

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My big issues :
NoFavicon - JUST NOTICE THIS IS NOW FIXED
Stretch this page is broken (which is annoying on a HD display) Edited by moosetea

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Thought I'd make a quick post to let you know we are aware of and fixing issues as quickly as possible...

Several people have noticed site timeouts and proxy errors - this is caused by an upgrade script working away in the background to upgrade the database to work with the new forum software. Unfortunately it has to scan every topic and post in the database and as a result the database is taking a good pounding. We've decided to stop the upgrade script for a while and finish running it out of hours tonight to reduce the number of errors people are getting.

I'll update this thread with any other server-end issues we become aware of, but it should be running fairly smoothly at the moment. Please post any server related issues on this thread.

Many thanks,

Mark

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[quote name='Techy' date='01 October 2009 - 04:37 PM' timestamp='1254411450' post='2174903']
I'll update this thread with any other server-end issues we become aware of, but it should be running fairly smoothly at the moment. Please post any server related issues on this thread.
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For clarity then, this is not a thread for general complaints regarding the new upgrade, only upgrade [b]server[/b] issues?

Might need to edit the topic title.

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ive noticed that since the upgrade your database seems to have an infestation of idiots?

One virus in particular I have noticed that is persistently causing my system to crash is sibley.exe which keeps appearing. Can you not do anything about that?

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You need to switch back to the previous layout. The new layout is painful - will you consider switchting back to your previousl layout, which was very effective. You're going see a major reduction in activity if you stick with this new layout.

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[quote name='X-QUORK' date='01 October 2009 - 04:58 PM' timestamp='1254412712' post='2174950']
For clarity then, this is not a thread for general complaints
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No, but that's a good idea. Start one in Off topic. Things like "why are those blister packs of batteries so bleedin' hard to open"

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[quote name='moosetea' date='01 October 2009 - 05:21 PM' timestamp='1254414078' post='2174981']
There is ALOT of wasted space, might be a good thing on other forums but HPC sees ALOT of posts and space is at a premium.
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My main issue... Starting to get a dose of carpal tunnel from all the scrolling to see what should be about 5 lines of text...

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[quote name='uptherams' date='01 October 2009 - 05:15 PM' timestamp='1254413710' post='2174966']
No, but that's a good idea. Start one in Off topic. Things like "why are those blister packs of batteries so bleedin' hard to open"
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you need to use sissors.

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I don't think there is anything wrong with the new forum software, however it needs some serious re-skinning and fixing to make it more workable. The current skin is just broken

Two other bugs:
if you hover over text in the forum, the text jiggles around due to a css bug.
The Bull/Bear text next to each name is out of alignment
There is ALOT of wasted space, might be a good thing on other forums but HPC sees ALOT of posts and space is at a premium.
Peoples sigs are overlapping forum buttons, and they are unclear, Comments in sigs are now broken
Pinned topics are indistinguishable from normal topics
Comments are in green?
Interests are now shown Edited by moosetea

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[quote name='moosetea' date='01 October 2009 - 05:21 PM' timestamp='1254414078' post='2174981']
Comments are in green?
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Obviously not heard the "Blue and green should never be seen" (together) adage.

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Hi Guys,

Today we've simultaneously upgraded the site to the new version 3 of the IPB forum software, and also moved the hosting to a new server cluster. Unfortunately the old skins were not compatible with the newer forum software, so we had to create new ones. Whilst the header and footer have remained pretty much the same, the inner skeleton of the forum has changed with IPB 3. Although we can't completely revert to the old version of IPB, we will try to improve this new layout where possible.

Let's keep track of both server issues, and general style issues in this thread.

Here's some issues that I think need fixing....

[list]
[*]Need to restore the Lo-fi version
[*]Bull or bear link doesn't line up correctly in the poster profile column.
[*]Broken image on my poster profile.
[/list]

Mark, Dawid and Matt will be checking this thread for issues and fixing them as they arise, so please use this as the main place for recording any problems.

Paul

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[quote name='X-QUORK' date='01 October 2009 - 04:58 PM' timestamp='1254412712' post='2174950']
For clarity then, this is not a thread for general complaints regarding the new upgrade, only upgrade [b]server[/b] issues?

Might need to edit the topic title.
[/quote]

Please report any issues, server or design issues in this thread. Edited by Techy
I changed my mind

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I find it VERY difficult to read....blue text on a blue background is not a great idea.

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Minor issues

1. External URL Links are opening in the same window, previously they would open in a new window/tab.
2. Black text on the Thread lists, replacing the blueish colour, might abate some of the negative comments about design.

To end on a positive.

The forum is much faster, e.g. browsing threads, posting and edit posts.

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Bah.


Please also read my (constructive) comments in [url="http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=126831&view=findpost&p=2175047"]XQ's thread here.[/url]

Other issues,


This my third attempt to post in this thread, the others magically vanished?

the 'last post' link has disappeared from the thread listing pages.

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This thread is saying 15 replies but 0 views......

The baby blue background is not pleasing on the old mince pies

You can not read text that ends up under the red and green +&- buttons on each post......

Thanks Tech chap

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Can we have a new posts button again please? A lot of good posts will go unread if we have to switch forums all the time.

Def need black font - I am dyslexic and cant read the blue on blue at all. Its all just a swirling mish mash of color and mess.

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Sorry Mods...but honestly this new layout really is straining my eyes and giving me a headache.

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All the fonts are too small and hard to read, against the too=big and too-loud background. Also the buttons overlap the post text here too.

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[quote name='Bosh' date='01 October 2009 - 07:19 PM' timestamp='1254417566' post='2175089']
This thread is saying 15 replies but 0 views......

The baby blue background is not pleasing on the old mince pies

You can not read text that ends up under the red and green +&- buttons on each post......

Thanks Tech chap
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Love the sig Bosh.
The colours are way off, its a right mess.

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[quote name='X-QUORK' date='01 October 2009 - 05:24 PM' timestamp='1254414289' post='2174988']
Obviously not heard the "Blue and green should never be seen" (together) adage.
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And for that reason I remember choosing a Fila tracksuit that was petrol blue and green. My idol at the time. BB.

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