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2017 upgrade!

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:20 am

I just installed the latest version of the software which runs this board, phpBB 3.2.0.

Other than some slightly rounder corners I haven't noticed much difference yet. Anyone spot anything?

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:57 am

Looks weird on my phone. Red "pieces of paper" with the corner folded over by the unread topics. Stuff at the top looks different too.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:52 am

First loading screwed the screen completely with the red icons repeating across the page and the menu options in the wrong place. Moving pages didn't help, only a complete refresh has made it readable. thought it was probably my pc at first, but not so sure now. I will let you know if it happens again.
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:24 am

Also, menus seem to be stuck open. Teething troubles!
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:44 am

Seems to be a Chrome problem (at least) - tried that first, then changed to Firefox and working fine.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm

guys, all you need to do is refresh. if normal refresh doesn't work then hard refresh (CTRL-F5) - it's just the CSS is cached.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Yep, refresh worked for me.
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Thomas Carey » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:15 pm

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:41 pm

Likes still aren't back.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Euan Slatter » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:11 pm

All this is the same for me, after 3 Ctrl+F5s.
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:46 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm
guys, all you need to do is refresh. if normal refresh doesn't work then hard refresh (CTRL-F5) - it's just the CSS is cached.
Can confirm, ta
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:46 pm

Oooh, when you quote people, their name is automatically clickable now.
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:34 pm

Yeah that's good. And timestamped.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:35 pm

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Yeah that's good. And timestamped.
Although you can just make up some bullshit.
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:07 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm
guys, all you need to do is refresh. if normal refresh doesn't work then hard refresh (CTRL-F5) - it's just the CSS is cached.
How do you do this on a) a phone and b) a Mac?
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Peter Mabey » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:53 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm
guys, all you need to do is refresh. if normal refresh doesn't work then hard refresh (CTRL-F5) - it's just the CSS is cache

Yes, I needed to do that, too (being on Chrome) ;)

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm

Imagine me doing a LMGTFY link Jen along with a disapproving face.

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Hold down the ⇧ Shift and click the Reload button.
Or, hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift and then press R.

Phone would depend on operating system. On iPhone you go into Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data. Apparently Android is Settings then find the app you use for browsing, tap Storage and then the clear cache and app data buttons appear.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm

New feature:

Textarea extends (but doesn't contract) to fit content of post as you type more.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Euan Slatter » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:59 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Nov 07, 1975 11:27 am
Yeah that's good. And timestamped.
Although you can just make up some bullshit. (Loving which post this ended up linking to.) (And the profile.)
And it appears I'm 'Not authorised' to view it! What is it?...
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Call it a draw :)

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:58 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
New feature:

Textarea extends (but doesn't contract) to fit content of post as you type more.
Textarea? Fucking hell.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:50 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:58 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
New feature:

Textarea extends (but doesn't contract) to fit content of post as you type more.
Textarea? Fucking hell.
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:20 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:58 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
New feature:

Textarea extends (but doesn't contract) to fit content of post as you type more.
Textarea? Fucking hell.
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:40 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:57 am
Looks weird on my phone. Red "pieces of paper" with the corner folded over by the unread topics. Stuff at the top looks different too.
For some reason it wants to leave a line between the quoted text and your post, which doesn't look as good. Well, it seems they've changed it now actually so it looks the same.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:42 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:40 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:57 am
Looks weird on my phone. Red "pieces of paper" with the corner folded over by the unread topics. Stuff at the top looks different too.
For some reason it wants to leave a line between the quoted text and your post, which doesn't look as good. Well, it seems they've changed it now actually so it looks the same.









What if I leave loads of lines?

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Graeme Cole » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:08 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:58 am

Textarea? Fucking hell.
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You don't impress anyone by leaving out the space.
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_textarea.asp

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:31 pm

Yep. It calls it the text area. textarea is just what you put in the computer code.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:06 pm

Given how much they lag behind social media in so many ways now, forums should incorporate the ability to tag users. Shame it's not here in this upgrade.
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:36 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Given how much they lag behind social media in so many ways now, forums should incorporate the ability to tag users. Shame it's not here in this upgrade.
Just quote them and they'll get a notification. E.g.
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:38 pm

I'm going to quote you in everything now. You and you alone. Often if not always erroneously and with gross mischaracterisations.
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:30 am

I can't believe you just linked w3s you MONSTER.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Ryan Taylor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:30 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm
guys, all you need to do is refresh. if normal refresh doesn't work then hard refresh (CTRL-F5)
Oh God, is this the new way of describing things after the whole "hard" Brexit chat.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:11 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:09 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:09 pm
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I don't think so at all. It's always been an enjoyment thing.. some people enjoy getting 7s instead of 5s. It's the same for both players in the game so no benefit there. I reckon the majority of people who do it don't even realise that they're getting an advantage in the standings.
If it was true that the percentage of flat rounds and the percentage of freak darrens was about the same in max-5 rounds and max-7 rounds, then that would be fine. This actually might be true, I have no idea.
Quoting deeper than three does not give an error any more.
It just kills off the quotiest quote and retains the three least quoty layers, silently.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:35 pm

Don't know if this is any different from before but when I read 'LAST POST' I hear a bugle playing in my head. It's cool that you can click the north-east facing arrow and jump straight to that post though.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:23 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:09 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:09 pm

If it was true that the percentage of flat rounds and the percentage of freak darrens was about the same in max-5 rounds and max-7 rounds, then that would be fine. This actually might be true, I have no idea.
Quoting deeper than three does not give an error any more.
It just kills off the quotiest quote and retains the three least quoty layers, silently.
Amazing!
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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:12 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:23 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:09 pm

Quoting deeper than three does not give an error any more.
It just kills off the quotiest quote and retains the three least quoty layers, silently.
Amazing!
Wow.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:14 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:58 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
New feature:

Textarea extends (but doesn't contract) to fit content of post as you type more.
Textarea? Fucking hell.
Conrad Textarea.

You all had plenty of time to make this joke so you've only got yourselves to blame for leaving it this long.

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Re: 2017 upgrade!

Post by JJ Smith » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:02 am

It's true that I extend to fit the content of your posts.

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