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Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Post by JaySevenZero » October 15th, 2012, 10:24 am

Hey there fellow Caners and Rinsers,

I'm starting this thread to let you know of any changes we make to the forum and to inform you as to any new features such as the mp3 player, with brief explanations as to how they can be used and where you can also ask any questions you may have pertaining to these codes.

It is also where you can put forward your own ideas of what we might consider implementing in order to make it a better forum or perhaps just something you think might be useful.

NEW ADDITIONS

8th September 2012

MP3 BBcode

As some of you may have already noticed there is now an .mp3 code which allows for the embedding of audio .mp3 into posts. However, there are certain criteria for doing so;

The audio will need to hosted somewhere first, here's a LINK to a selection of free audio hosting services.

You might also need to rename your track slightly as this code will not recognise the link if there are any spaces in the title such as like this;

super monkey ball.mp3

it'll need to be like this instead;

super_monkey_ball.mp3


CHANGELOG

14th January 2013

Changed main font from Verdana to Helvetica.

Changed Forum titles and topic titles from Normal font to bold font.

Removed dark grey text shadow behind topic titles and the light grey text shadow behind post text.

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by JaySevenZero » November 18th, 2012, 12:12 am

We've started to filter in some new alternative emoticons as I've always liked the idea of something a little more related to our favourite pastime, so decided to create some new ones instead - hope you like 'em! :)

They look a little distorted in the group on the right but they are proportioned correctly when posted. :D

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Post by ratsoalbion » November 18th, 2012, 12:51 am

:D

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Post by NokkonWud » November 18th, 2012, 1:25 am

Still shows as the overly enthusiastic gurning fella in Tapatalk sadly as that's what the app uses, but I think it's a good move Jay, thanks.

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by JaySevenZero » November 18th, 2012, 7:49 am

NokkonWud wrote:Still shows as the overly enthusiastic gurning fella in Tapatalk sadly as that's what the app uses, but I think it's a good move Jay, thanks.
Cheers Karl, I'll look into that as it may be a cache issue or something that could possibly be addressed.

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by link6616 » December 24th, 2012, 9:14 am

Would it be at all possible to enable tapatalk support, supposedly (having never done this myself) phpBB can natively do it with only a minor tweak but I have no clue what it is.

(tapatalk is an iOS forum app that can make using forums a lot nice on those gadgets)

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by ratsoalbion » December 24th, 2012, 9:48 am

I thought we already supported Tapatalk. Jay?

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by DomsBeard » December 24th, 2012, 9:49 am

I've been using tapatalk on my iPhone from day one.

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by Guy_JD » December 24th, 2012, 10:26 am

Yep I'm using it right now

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by JaySevenZero » January 6th, 2013, 10:58 am

link6616 wrote:Would it be at all possible to enable tapatalk support, supposedly (having never done this myself) phpBB can natively do it with only a minor tweak but I have no clue what it is.

(tapatalk is an iOS forum app that can make using forums a lot nice on those gadgets)
Apologies for taking a while to respond I missed this when you posted it. We have had Tapatalk support installed from the first week we went live with this forum (just installed the latest update for it this morning).

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by Sly Reflex » January 8th, 2013, 3:43 am

I've been wondering about this since I joined up, but only just noticed this topic due to it being a sticky.

Would it be possible to add other colour schemes or themes? I ask because I had a problem with my eye (I have a recovered detached retina) and some things are hard to look at for any amount of time before it becomes a strain. Different colour options would be a benefit to those who are colourblind too.

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by JaySevenZero » January 12th, 2013, 5:14 pm

I'm not ignoring you Sly, I wanted to see how easy this would be before I replied.

Me being me I don't want to just install a default theme for people to use I'd want it to have all the same customised icons and tweaks to the code etc. that I've added over the months since we started this forum. Not by any means impossible but there is a bit of work in it so it might take a while for me to sort it.

Is there something specifically that causes you grief with the theme as it is?

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by Sly Reflex » January 12th, 2013, 9:29 pm

I think it's the grey background to lettering more than anything. I use many forums and it's only occurred to me once before when it was white text on a dark grey background. In that case they had a skin called "Safe For Work" which just made everything black text on white backgrounds. Boring to look at, but it did it's job.

It's sort of hard to explain, the text sort of buzzes, and while it's OK to read a sentence, reading a paragraph becomes night on impossible without highlighting whatever line I happen to be up to.

Thanks for looking into it, even if nothing can be done I appreciate you taking time to see if anything could be done.

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Re: Additional forum features & suggestions

Post by Benjo321 » January 13th, 2013, 10:05 am

Do you ever access the forums on a smartphone or tablet? You might find Tapatalk pretty useful if you do.

I'm colour blind but don't really have any issues with this forum to be honest.

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Re: Forum Changelog & Forum Suggestions

Post by mikeleddy83 » January 15th, 2013, 8:26 pm

Didn't notice the issue earlier but the bold thread titles have personally made the forums much easier on the eye, thanks Jay.

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Re: Forum Changelog & Forum Suggestions

Post by Sly Reflex » January 18th, 2013, 1:58 pm

Yeah, the bolder text on the thread pages makes it infinitely easier on the eyes. That's a thumbs up from me.

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Re: Forum Changelog & Forum Suggestions

Post by Woodfella » May 21st, 2014, 8:13 pm

how do i put an avatar pic up. Every time i try it says too big, too small and it's annoying

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Re: Forum Changelog & Forum Suggestions

Post by JaySevenZero » May 21st, 2014, 8:39 pm

Woodfella wrote:how do i put an avatar pic up. Every time i try it says too big, too small and it's annoying
It has to be 100x100 and in either .jpg .png or .gif format

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Re: Forum Changelog & Forum Suggestions

Post by Beck » May 22nd, 2014, 7:58 am

You can search Google images by size if that's of any use :)

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Re: Forum Changelog & Forum Suggestions

Post by magicjoef » May 22nd, 2014, 5:44 pm

There's a basic online version of Photoshop that'll resize images if anyone needs it:
http://www.photoshop.com/tools

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