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Old 01-31-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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Folks,

Within the next little bit the forums as we know them here are going through a change. This board is run on the PHPBB system. We are changing things over to the vBulletin format.

The bulletin board is uploaded and being customized by MY tech God Warrior, who is responsible for all the hard work you see here everyday. The board will match the rest of the new website design ( so bye bye black and blue and hello browns and tans ) and will be ALOT more user friendly.

So, if you see the board down for a bit, or a bit of tinkering going on, don't be alarmed. We're simply "moving house" and it may take a bit to pack and unpack.

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Old 01-31-2008, 03:03 AM   #2
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See you on the other side!
Thanks to you & Warrior, and the other mods for your hard work! 8)
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As you have no doubt noticed, the forums are now the vBulletin. The layout is the vB default. I am working on the new look. If you want to follow along, you can change the layout at the bottom of the forums.

It is highly recommended that you check your profile information and update it as needed.

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I'm amazed at how smooth the change has been!
Hurrah! My fav mrgreen emoticon is here too! I feel at home already!

Congrats W & T for a job hardly noticed (like the best IT moves, the users don't notice the joins
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I liked the change to the tans (assuming this part will get that as well), but I gotta say I'm not fond of the new layout. Never have liked this style (on other forums). The other was much "cleaner" and easier to navigate (ie not as confusing to weak minds)...
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Hi!
I must confess I'm a bit disoriented....
I think it's just a matter of practice, but for the moment I find it not so easy....

Tracy, Warrior.. Thank you for your work on the board and the time you're spending for us!
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Tracy, I know it's a very stupid question.. but I'm wondering.. what does the 2 symbols (green or grey ball and attention triangle) under our names in our replies?

Sorry and thank you!
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I'll answer that.
The ball is the indicator if they're on-line - green means they're here, gray means they're not.

The attention triangle is a means for someone to report an abusive post. If someone were to do so, another member just clicks on the attention symbol and a report is generated to send to the staff.

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I think red balls means I've gone to my User CP and chosen not to show when I'm online or not!
... I could say something smutty too, but I won't coz I'm a lady!
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I'll answer that.
The ball is the indicator if they're on-line - green means they're here, gray means they're not.

The attention triangle is a means for someone to report an abusive post. If someone were to do so, another member just clicks on the attention symbol and a report is generated to send to the staff.

Does that help?

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Thank you Dawg!!!!!!!!!!
That's clear now!!!
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I LOVE IT!
This is a wonderful change.
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I wonder when the emoticons(smilies) are going be added.
*I see some of them already are*
I'm asking about choosing smilies to add to the replies.
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Redoing a whole message board is a process, so not everything will be perfect right off the hop. Warrior has been working tirelessly ( not to mention under the weather ) doing this all for us. I'm sure everything will be completely set in a few days.
The main forum is running, which is the important thing.

Big HUGE gigantic pat on the back to Warrior for without his hard work, this place wouldn't be here at all

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Didn't mean anything against Warrior or the site itself! Honest! Always appreciative of the work you all do here. I'm just not a fan of this particular format. Like I say - weak minds... ;-)
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The smilies will be added this evening (my time).
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Didn't mean anything against Warrior or the site itself! Honest! Always appreciative of the work you all do here. I'm just not a fan of this particular format. Like I say - weak minds... ;-)
Not sure what you're getting at here.

Are you referring to vBulletin vs phpBB?

Or the design "look" of the forums? If it's the design, are you looking at the default design, or the DBCentral design that I am in the middle of working on?
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Well, I liked the old forum format, with the drop-down menus and not all the "linear" stuff. It was just easier to navigate for me. I'm not fond of the format like the CBB forums used - which is, I guess, the default format here (?). I know you're still working on it, so obviously I don't know what it'll be like when you're done.

Suffering from foot-in-mouth disease again, I guess.
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vBulletin has a lot of bells and whistles phpBB doesn't, it has greater capacity, and it's more secure besides. The navigation does take some getting used to, though, because there's greater choice with vBulletin. Add to that the change in the look - I really notice the difference between the bright red and the dark purple. It feels funny reading dark writing on a white background, instead of the opposite!

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Thank you so much for your work Tracy and Warrior!!!!

We do appreciate it so much..
It's a very hard work and we're luck to have you!
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I also wanted to say THANK YOU to Tracy and Warrior for the hard work that was put into changes at this site. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
I like the idea of tans and browns.
Tracy love your new avatar! Dirk always looking dashing in a tux.
...he looks dashing in everything!......
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Well, I liked the old forum format, with the drop-down menus and not all the "linear" stuff. It was just easier to navigate for me. I'm not fond of the format like the CBB forums used - which is, I guess, the default format here (?). I know you're still working on it, so obviously I don't know what it'll be like when you're done.

Suffering from foot-in-mouth disease again, I guess.
Yeah. The default look is boring. Which is why I make my own template designs

Go to the bottom of the forums and select the DBCentral layout.
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Yeah. The default look is boring. Which is why I make my own template designs

Go to the bottom of the forums and select the DBCentral layout.
Looks great in the DBcentral layout.
Can't wait to see the final layout.
AWESOME job! Warrior.
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I just saw how the new threads look and the added images.
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*did I leave anything out?* LOL
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