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surimi

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I wanted to say thank you to the staff for getting the site moved to the new platform so quickly! Everything seems to be working, even my favorite GS twitter train is displayed ^ ^
Just two minor things- will there be more visible boundaries between individual threads within a subforum? I think they were separated by alternating darker and lighter thread colors on the previous platform, and I thought it was really handy. Also, I have noticed that when I try to substitute written text with new one, the highlighting does not appear around the passage I select. I hope this is introduced because I want to see which text I have selected -from which word to which word- before deleting it to rephrase it, something I do every now and then.
Also, will the Who's Online list be back eventually?
Thanks again for having finished earlier than originally announced!
 

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I like the new look! I hope my Avatar display will include "Hot Tonto" which I did whimsically on a thread concerning a certain gentleman named "Sergei."

But now I kinda like it.
 

CaroLiza_fan

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Hello from the other side!

Since I am sure I am not the only person that has never used XenForo before, I wanted to ask some questions.

First of all, I want to explain that I intended to do this as a numbered list. However, it looks like you can't do that. The last post I made before the migration had a numbered list in it, but now it is appearing as a set of bullet points. However, I can't find a button for doing lists. So, how do you do lists?

That previous post also shows an example of something else I wanted to ask about. Will the emoticons that we were using on vBulletin be uploaded here? Because the posts that included emoticons that are not on XenForo are rather hard to follow now.

When writing this, it seemed to be permanently in "What You See Is What You Get" mode. Is it possible to switch to normal mode?

Also when writing this, when I was highlighting text (for example to insert a hyperlink), I couldn't see that it was highlighted. So, can something be done so we can see that the text is highlighted?

I just had a look at the Hall Of Fame threads from last season's Predictions Games, and saw that the background colours have been stripped out, and the merged cells are no longer merged. The latter has resulted in the headings being on the wrong columns.

When we were on vBulletin, a feature that I used heavily was, when you were on an index page, you could click on the number of posts in a thread, and a pop-up would appear listing everybody who had posted in a thread, along with the number of posts they had posted. And if you clicked on the number of posts for a particular member, it would list all of their posts in the main window. Is there a way of doing this in XenForo?

Speaking of the index pages, I see that you can still sort the threads, but it is now done by using a filter button at the top right of the page. However, there is no longer the option to sort by thread starter. So, could this option be added?

On vBulletin, when you went into your private messages, there was the option at the bottom of the page to download the contents of your Inbox, your Outbox, or both as a CSV, TXT or XML file. And every time I reached the message limit, I would download my messages before I cleared some space. Looking at the mailbox now, I can't find an option to download messages. So, can this be done on Xenforo?

Is it possible to have square / rectangular avatars? (You only need to look at my avatar to see why I am asking).

I see that the American and Canadian members have their flags displayed. Will the rest of us be getting our flags back too?

Right, that is all I can think of for now.

Sorry for asking so much. After 15 years of using vBulletin fora, I am just so used to doing things their way that I need some pointers.

CaroLiza_fan
 

surimi

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^ Don't forget tables in fanfests, I was surprised to see the font in my two fanfest OP tables super small. Glad I am not the only one experiencing difficulties when highlighting/selecting text. And, I was sending a PM and couldn't see emoticons there, though that one might be just my own dumbness. :D
Anyhow, just listing this all here for the record. I don't expect I'll be updating fanfest tables anytime soon, and can survive emoticonless PMs. I imagine the tech admins are super busy with more important tasks, and I'm content with waiting. Just the highlighting thingy bothers me, that's true.
 

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Can someone tell this Luddite if it is possible to adjust the layout/font size and style etc and of so where I go to do it?
 

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I wanted to say thank you to the staff for getting the site moved to the new platform so quickly! Everything seems to be working, even my favorite GS twitter train is displayed ^ ^
Just two minor things- will there be more visible boundaries between individual threads within a subforum? I think they were separated by alternating darker and lighter thread colors on the previous platform, and I thought it was really handy. Also, I have noticed that when I try to substitute written text with new one, the highlighting does not appear around the passage I select. I hope this is introduced because I want to see which text I have selected -from which word to which word- before deleting it to rephrase it, something I do every now and then.
Also, will the Who's Online list be back eventually?
Thanks again for having finished earlier than originally announced!
Ok, I believe the "highlighted text" has been resolved.

Who's Online has been added at the bottom of the forum

We never had alternating colors - I just checked. This is something we can look into a bit later.
 

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Can someone tell this Luddite if it is possible to adjust the layout/font size and style etc and of so where I go to do it?
:ROFLMAO:

If you mean changing what you see, not at this time. What issues specifically are you having?

Change is not easy, I know.
 

TallyT

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:ROFLMAO:

If you mean changing what you see, not at this time. What issues specifically are you having?

Change is not easy, I know.
It's okay, just that a smaller size is more comfortable on my small notebook screen. I'll zoom the screen out when I log in, that seems to work.

The new layout is a lot similar to some other forums I'm on, so it won't take long to get used to the differences.
 

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I'm not a techie so the editing, etc is beyond my extremely limited tech capabilities. The setup is quite logical, and the graphics are generally good. And huge kudos on what appears to be a quick, efficient and timely relocation to an entirely new platform. Bravo!

The only thing I do miss off the bat are the thumbs up. It was always nice to see popular topics, thank someone for an interesting post, and to see which personal comments struck a chord with people. The little Like Button is a poor substitute. Also, the site awards - it's always good to acknowledge and to be acknowledged those who go above and beyond posting comments.

Ok, back to hiatus for me. But Big SO for the transfer. It's a huge job and you've done it so well! (y)

PS Ah, I'll also miss the emojis. This seems to be a rather limited selection. How can I live without the ability to low bow or swoon or do a very happy dance?
 
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We have lots to do, but will get the bells and whistles later after we work out other things :)
 

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We have lots to do, but will get the bells and whistles later after we work out other things :)

You've deserve chocolate cookies to get it as smooth as it is as fast as you have 🍪. I do want to ask - but understand it may be a while before you get to it - if you expect that we will be able to put threads on and off ignore as we can with, umm, posters? That was always a very very good thing for me...
 

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Question about displaying the country/location of members... Being patriotic, I set my country as New Zealand, but am currently located in Canada and (with all due respect to the lovely people I've met in this country) it bugs me a bit that after the forum update I'm stuck with a maple leaf underneath my avatar :confused: Tried re-listing NZ and saving the settings again, but it didn't help.
 

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Question about displaying the country/location of members... Being patriotic, I set my country as New Zealand, but am currently located in Canada and (with all due respect to the lovely people I've met in this country) it bugs me a bit that after the forum update I'm stuck with a maple leaf underneath my avatar :confused: Tried re-listing NZ and saving the settings again, but it didn't help.
:D:D Me too. I'm in the UK but unfortunately it's not my country
 

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Question about displaying the country/location of members... Being patriotic, I set my country as New Zealand, but am currently located in Canada and (with all due respect to the lovely people I've met in this country) it bugs me a bit that after the forum update I'm stuck with a maple leaf underneath my avatar :confused: Tried re-listing NZ and saving the settings again, but it didn't help.
We are going to disable the flags for now and do some testing later ;)
 

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You've deserve chocolate cookies to get it as smooth as it is as fast as you have 🍪. I do want to ask - but understand it may be a while before you get to it - if you expect that we will be able to put threads on and off ignore as we can with, umm, posters? That was always a very very good thing for me...
We will certainly look into it. It may take a while, but this thread will serve as our "To Do" list ;)
 

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I'm not a techie so the editing, etc is beyond my extremely limited tech capabilities. The setup is quite logical, and the graphics are generally good. And huge kudos on what appears to be a quick, efficient and timely relocation to an entirely new platform. Bravo!

The only thing I do miss off the bat are the thumbs up. It was always nice to see popular topics, thank someone for an interesting post, and to see which personal comments struck a chord with people. The little Like Button is a poor substitute. Also, the site awards - it's always good to acknowledge and to be acknowledged those who go above and beyond posting comments.

Ok, back to hiatus for me. But Big SO for the transfer. It's a huge job and you've done it so well! (y)

PS Ah, I'll also miss the emojis. This seems to be a rather limited selection. How can I live without the ability to low bow or swoon or do a very happy dance?
Understand about the Thumbs up. That was a different platform with different software. The icons you see now are called "Reactions". They will eventually count for something, I promise! We just need some time to work on other areas first, so this is on the "To Do" list.

Emojis will come back soon!
 

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Wow, that was a faster transition than expected! Good timing too 😉

Is there a way to bring back the old smileys? It's nice to have all the different emojis, but somehow I'm getting nostalgic for the good old dead banana, dancing banana, pom pom cheers, etc. 😆
 

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Just generally, why did you choose to migrate from vB? I saw they're still updating version 5, so I'm curious. Xenforo is much better, is that the reason?
 
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First of all, I want to explain that I intended to do this as a numbered list. However, it looks like you can't do that. The last post I made before the migration had a numbered list in it, but now it is appearing as a set of bullet points. However, I can't find a button for doing lists. So, how do you do lists?
Click this button on the editor and a list will appear letting you pick numbered lists:

Screenshot 2020-09-18 at 07.53.00.png
That previous post also shows an example of something else I wanted to ask about. Will the emoticons that we were using on vBulletin be uploaded here? Because the posts that included emoticons that are not on XenForo are rather hard to follow now.
At some point, yeah.
When writing this, it seemed to be permanently in "What You See Is What You Get" mode. Is it possible to switch to normal mode?
Click this button on the editor to get out of WYSIWYG:

Screenshot 2020-09-18 at 07.56.06.png
I just had a look at the Hall Of Fame threads from last season's Predictions Games, and saw that the background colours have been stripped out, and the merged cells are no longer merged. The latter has resulted in the headings being on the wrong columns.
Got a link to the specific thread?
When we were on vBulletin, a feature that I used heavily was, when you were on an index page, you could click on the number of posts in a thread, and a pop-up would appear listing everybody who had posted in a thread, along with the number of posts they had posted. And if you clicked on the number of posts for a particular member, it would list all of their posts in the main window. Is there a way of doing this in XenForo?

Speaking of the index pages, I see that you can still sort the threads, but it is now done by using a filter button at the top right of the page. However, there is no longer the option to sort by thread starter. So, could this option be added?

On vBulletin, when you went into your private messages, there was the option at the bottom of the page to download the contents of your Inbox, your Outbox, or both as a CSV, TXT or XML file. And every time I reached the message limit, I would download my messages before I cleared some space. Looking at the mailbox now, I can't find an option to download messages. So, can this be done on Xenforo?
I'll look in to these.
Is it possible to have square / rectangular avatars? (You only need to look at my avatar to see why I am asking).
And finally, yes. @gsk8 will need to give the final say as to whether they should be squared out though. :)
 

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Firstly, thank you so much for making the highlighting of the selected text darker. It is a great help. (y)

Click this button on the editor and a list will appear letting you pick numbered lists:

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At some point, yeah.

Click this button on the editor to get out of WYSIWYG:

View attachment 1257

Got a link to the specific thread?





I'll look in to these.

And finally, yes. @gsk8 will need to give the final say as to whether they should be squared out though. :)

Thank you for the reply. And sorry that I wasn't able to get back to you sooner. I was having computer problems, so couldn't get online.

Firstly the about the lists. I'm an idiot! I thought both those buttons were for different alignments. I didn't notice that they were drop down menus. :oops: So, sorry about that.

And thank you for pointing out the button for going out of WYSIWYG mode.

Since the Senior Grand Prix is due to be the first Predictions Game of this season, I will use last year's Hall Of Fame Thread:


In the header row, the first cell is displayed correctly. But for the rest of the row, each cell is supposed to be 2 columns wide, and coloured as follows:

  • Overall: (No coloured background)
  • Ladies: Red background
  • Men: Blue background
  • Pairs: Green background
  • Dance: Yellow background

Also, in the first column, each cell from row 2 downwards is supposed to be the same colour as the medal in question.

Hope this helps

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Thank you for the reply. And sorry that I wasn't able to get back to you sooner. I was having computer problems, so couldn't get online.
No need to apologise. :)
Since the Senior Grand Prix is due to be the first Predictions Game of this season, I will use last year's Hall Of Fame Thread:

In the header row, the first cell is displayed correctly. But for the rest of the row, each cell is supposed to be 2 columns wide, and coloured as follows:

  • Overall: (No coloured background)
  • Ladies: Red background
  • Men: Blue background
  • Pairs: Green background
  • Dance: Yellow background

Also, in the first column, each cell from row 2 downwards is supposed to be the same colour as the medal in question.
Thanks for the additional context. I'll take a look and see if there's anything that can be done here.
 

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Lol, a funny thing happened with this transfer. In the previous forum, when I used :popcorn:

It's now showing up as :p opcorn: lol

Or even here: https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/threads/yuna-kim.29910/page-313#post-2628254

ETA: one more thing, I think this is in general a problem with these forum softwares, but I sometimes have to reload the page multiple times to see a new post (which I know exists because the thread preview on the board I'm viewing says so). This post also took multiple reloads to finally show my edits.
 
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I like the new look! Feels a lot cleaner and less cluttered. However, and I feel really dumb, but how do I access the mobile version, since it's the one I use the most (on Tapatalk)? 🤔
 

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In the old forum, the ad always jumped to the last unread post. Now I can only choose between the first and the last (newest) post of a thread. Am i doing something wrong? Thanks for your help.
 
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I like the new look! Feels a lot cleaner and less cluttered. However, and I feel really dumb, but how do I access the mobile version, since it's the one I use the most (on Tapatalk)? 🤔
Tapatalk isn't supported here, unfortunately. Since the site scales down to the size of your browser, you should be able to just use the browser version. I'm going to set something up shortly so that you'll be able to add the site to your home screen and that might make it a bit easier as well.
In the old forum, the ad always jumped to the last unread post. Now I can only choose between the first and the last (newest) post of a thread. Am i doing something wrong? Thanks for your help.
It should take you to the last unread post by default. If you've read everything, you'll get taken to the first post.
How do we block , place on ignore a thread?
Can't do that, at the moment.
ETA: one more thing, I think this is in general a problem with these forum softwares, but I sometimes have to reload the page multiple times to see a new post (which I know exists because the thread preview on the board I'm viewing says so). This post also took multiple reloads to finally show my edits.
I don't think I can replicate this. What web browser and operating system are you using?
 

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I don't think I can replicate this. What web browser and operating system are you using?
Windows 10, Firefox. Cleared my cache too. Same problem on my android with Google chrome.

It's okay if it can't be fixed though. It's pretty trivial. It's always been the case with Xenforo forums for me (though this is the only site I'm registered on that uses it), so I thought it was a general thing. Eh.


ETA: maybe should add that it happens when the latest post is very new. Posted say a minute ago. But again meh.
 
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