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Forum version updated

Post by fluffy » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:38 pm

We were running phpBB 3.1.9 which was hilariously outdated. Upgrading to the latest version required resetting all of the forum themes unfortunately (because that's how outdated it was). Sorry for the jarring change.

Let me know if something seems broken.
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by fluffy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:01 am

I can't believe that in the yer 2018, phpBB still uses .gif files for the fucking site logos. And still has no provision for easily replacing said logos.
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by Lunkhead » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:13 am

Um ... thanks, I guess? Some advance notice would have been a good idea though.
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by fluffy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:34 am

wow phpBB such great release quality control
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2492371
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by fluffy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:52 am

anyway in addition to hopefully fewer massive security holes and all new exciting bugs to contend with, phpBB 3.2 finally adds built-in support for Atom feeds, which is great for those of us who still use feed readers.
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by jast » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:43 am

So in case anyone else has been missing the "new posts" link near the top, it's still available using the "quick links" menu right below the logo.
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by ujnhunter » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:09 am

jast wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:43 am
So in case anyone else has been missing the "new posts" link near the top, it's still available using the "quick links" menu right below the logo.
Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for!
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by ujnhunter » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:11 am

Um... so the "Quotes" is obviously broken... and there seems to be no "Edit" button to edit your post... as I was going to add this to my post instead of having to create a separate post. This is not cool. Bah humbug!
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by ujnhunter » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:13 am

Sorry for the triple post but... where is my awesome BLT signature quote? :(
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by Lunkhead » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:49 am

ujnhunter wrote:
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Sorry for the triple post but... where is my awesome BLT signature quote? :(
Huh, my signature seems to have survived. Did you check your user profile?

I recommend using one of the flavors of the Simplicity theme to get back a lot of the links that used to be available in a lot of the old themes. Not sure about everybody else but I got defaulted to the "prosilver" theme and it was totally different than whatever I used to have and was missing all kinds of links I was used to (or at least they were tucked away somewhere rather than readily visible).

And quoting seems to be working now, at least for me.
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by ujnhunter » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:55 am

Eh... prosilver seems to look closest to what I had before... I don't recall ever changing any "Themes" so I assume it's the closest to the old "Default" theme? My profile still shows my Signature... but it just isn't showing up in my new posts... weird... unless it does now? Check down there \/... Test.
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by Rone Rivendale » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:57 am

This is why people with anxiety like me hate change. :)
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by fluffy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:09 am

Yeah there’s a bunch of weirdness with the permissions on this particular subforum and I can’t figure out where to fix it. One of the missing permissions seems to be “post bbcode.” But only for some people.

phpBB certainly is a wonderland, and updating it is one of those damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t sorts of things.

Also resetting the theme was a necessary part of the upgrade too, because it had been like 3 years since the last upgrade and a lot changed in the meantime.
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by fluffy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 am

okay I finally found the permissions editor, and holy hell is it obnoxious now

also wtf I am a forum admin with full admin permissions and yet I still can't actually do admin things on this particular subforum wtf phpBB ugh i hate you so much
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by fluffy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:22 pm

fluffy wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 am
okay I finally found the permissions editor, and holy hell is it obnoxious now

also wtf I am a forum admin with full admin permissions and yet I still can't actually do admin things on this particular subforum wtf phpBB ugh i hate you so much
Okay I think things are fixed, permissions-wise. If you're having trouble with quoting, make sure you haven't enabled "Disable BBCode" in your post settings.

There were also a bunch of permissions groups that were causing a lot of confusion, because we had a Mods group from the phpBB 2 days which had still carried over and tl;dr phpBB permissions are fiddly and annoying but it should all be good now. If you notice anything weird please let me know!
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by ujnhunter » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:59 am

fluffy wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:22 pm
fluffy wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 am
okay I finally found the permissions editor, and holy hell is it obnoxious now

also wtf I am a forum admin with full admin permissions and yet I still can't actually do admin things on this particular subforum wtf phpBB ugh i hate you so much
Okay I think things are fixed, permissions-wise. If you're having trouble with quoting, make sure you haven't enabled "Disable BBCode" in your post settings.

There were also a bunch of permissions groups that were causing a lot of confusion, because we had a Mods group from the phpBB 2 days which had still carried over and tl;dr phpBB permissions are fiddly and annoying but it should all be good now. If you notice anything weird please let me know!
Testing for weirdness... looks to be fixed.
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by jb » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:58 am

ujnhunter wrote:
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Testing for weirdness... looks to be fixed.
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brb adding more weirdness
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by fluffy » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:41 pm

okay I am really disliking all of the themes I've installed so far. If anyone finds a theme they like (that is phpBB 3.2 compatible) please let me know and I'll see about installing it.

Unfortunately the old default theme never got updated for 3.2, which is why I didn't just install that one. :/
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by fluffy » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:24 am

Anyway they released a bug fix for a bug fix which I’ve installed and smoke tested, let me know if something else broke etc
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Re: Forum version updated

Post by irwin » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:15 pm

Appreciate the hard work!

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