Forum Tweaks v4.0

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  1. Plainview

    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    UnionVGF has been upgraded to the latest version of Xenforo, 1.5.1. There was a database issue and some recent posts may have been lost in the process. Sorry about that. Everything seems to be moving along OK right now. With the upgrade comes two new styles that will be the new forum look.

    I disable the tagging system we were using in favor of Xenforo's new, built-in, tagging system.

    Tactical and Tactical Light are currently the only two styles available. All of the other ones are now unsupported at this point. There were many things that broke in those styles and I will have to take a look at the. Tactical and Tactical Light are pretty sweet. Towards the bottom there is something called "AD Styler." This will allow users to customize the look of the site. There are also a few different backgrounds that can be chosen. This will be expanded by me over the next few days. I will also created a thread where users can submit high quality backgrounds that the would like to see added to the list. Not every photo will make it on the list as I only want to keep it the best of the best. The background will include tastes for all forum members.

    Take a look at everything and if there are any issues post them in here. Thanks for being so patient.

    Plainview

    Updates:
    1 Added inline spoiler BB Code.
    2 Added thread cover images.
    3 Added Google custom search.
    4 Security update.
     
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  2. menace-uk-

    menace-uk- Division Agent

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    Well posting videos and pictures works just fine.

    Not a fan of the styles of though. Just need a nice simple dark theme. The Dark theme that was an option a moment a go was fine.
     
  3. Dno69

    Dno69 Well-Known Member

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    Everything is new and confusing. But I think I like it so far.
     
  4. Plainview

    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    In the "AD Styler" at the bottom you can remove the background image and tweak the main colors to your liking.
     
  5. Frozpot

    Frozpot Well-Known Member

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    Hey Plainview, What are the background image dimensions? I'm thinking about perhaps doing some custom art for consideration.
     
  6. Plainview

    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    Minimum of 1080p monitor resolution/ratio.
     
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  7. Z A C K

    Z A C K Stayin' Fresh
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    Cool stuff. Can't wait to do some exploring.

    +1 for Tactical Light.
     
  8. Bellybama

    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    Can you make one with Jane Fonda in it? Or the Olsen Twins/Gollum? It could represent the ArtHouse community!

    Like it all so far. I feel like the font is a lot larger, or there are less words per line, but I haven't dicked around with the options yet, and most sites hate Wondows Phones.

    Thanks PV! Xo
     
  9. Plainview

    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    There is more compatibility for Windows Phone built into these styles.
     
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    de3d1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm really liking it. I usually don't give a damn either way but whoever did this you deserve 1000 virgins.
     
  11. BDaddyK

    BDaddyK Generation Crybaby
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    I thought the Olsen Twins are Gollum, no? Maybe I just can't tell 'em apart...
     
  12. Plainview

    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    It's a pain in the ass to constantly update styles whenever there's an update and that's why I don't do it often, in addition to waiting for all the bugs to get out. These two styles fit the theme of the site while finally allowing the level of user customization I'm comfortable with. It had been far to buggy in the past.
     
  13. aceattorney

    aceattorney TXB Join Date: 02/2002

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    Nice and fast. Good work.
     
  14. Bellybama

    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    I'm noticing! The only thing that is iffy so far is the notification system not saying what thread the quotes/likes are coming from, and by whom.

    Grew job PV!
     
  15. Plainview

    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    Was fast but there was a big problem when the database got screwed. The quickest way was to revert to 2:47am.
     
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    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    Are you talking about the pop-up alert window? That was never the case AFAIK. I always clicked the flag/alert icon to see who quoted what.
     
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    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    If I click on my avatar at the top, then click on the flag/notifications, names and threads are blank, but I think it may just be set to white on white or something. I'll try changing soon!

    (P.S. PV I know I said Jane Fonda earlier, but Lindsay Lohan, Shannon Doherty, and Tori Spelling really deserve a banner...) (and maybe an Aziruk one!)
     
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    Not sure if things are still in the works, but if not I believe I've found a bug:

    If you hover over Gallery menu option and click Mark Viewed, it pops up a toast message saying "The board is currently being upgraded. Please check back later."
     
  19. Plainview

    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    When I was updating the Media Gallery was when the db went bonkers. Trying it again. keep fingers crossed.
     
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    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    Fixed.
     
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    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    Added a little color to background so it's visible now.
     
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    Looks dang sweet.
     
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    Plainview I am a sinner.

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    To get your Gamertag, PSN name, Steam name, etc. under your avatar in threads as it has been, go to your privacy settings and change "View your identities" to "Members Only."
     
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  24. Oblong

    Oblong Day 1 Gamer - 1976
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    Looking good!
     
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    Nervusbreakdown XBOX LIVE Member Since 2002

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    I love the default settings
     
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    This site change has my full approval.
     
  27. Bellybama

    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    Not to sound racist, but Tori Spelling, Shannon Doherty and Lindsay Lohan are hardly coloured...

    Oooh, the back drop! Yep!

    Thanks so much PV! You solve problems! Like Judge Judy. And Oprah.
     
  28. morfeeis

    morfeeis The Big Bad Wolf

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    I'd add a forum button on the main page for every retard out there like me that got lost looking to get to just the all forum headings page. Maybe replace the search forums button with a forums button as there is a search button on the right of the page anyway...

    Just a thought though...
     
  29. Bellybama

    Bellybama #PoshSpiceOnlySpice

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    Frozpot and I are alone, looking at this thread together. Just felt like I should point this out... The story of our love had to start somewhere.

    But otherwise, Kudos PV! I'm finding the forum menu easier to read! And I can see who recently responded to what thread now. I'm pretty sure that changed?
     
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  30. VaLLiancE

    VaLLiancE Man Not A Myth

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    Is that a Dark Souls character I see in the background :)
     
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