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#108008 - 2003-11-20 02:08 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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no, I mean no BETTER.

let me explain.
to make on upgrade, you need to know where you are going.
I remember we had a discussion that there is a lot of board softs avail and that some are fancy.
but we never had a real discussion of what is good soft and what in it is better and that who agrees and should talk to henri about this option etc.

so, this was kinda the best option to the knowledge and nobody can cry for shakened milk.
anyway, I know I suggested him to look at the options and got a response "I've paid for this, I use this"
so, I will either swallow my dissappointment with the board choice and decide this was the best option or not use the board.
(quess that is why I decided not to be online consistently anymore)
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#108009 - 2003-11-20 02:18 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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The more I use this new board, the more I like it. It does take some getting used to but that's expected. To be hosest, I see this move as being just the start-point of much better things to come. Looking at some of the other UBB.Thread boards there seems to be a lot customization, tweaking and even a host of addons that we can implement down the road (I'm kinda thinking that an online chat area would be very usefull - for realtime assistance) ... my two cents, but getting more and more enthusiastic every day.
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#108010 - 2003-11-20 02:23 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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shawn... well, ja.
but you basta can't deny that you miss the good old "today's active topics", can you?

as UBB.threads ain't topic centered, getting a nice list of last reply to each topic needs some manual work.

and the search ain't helping either.
it has no "subject" search element...

these have nothing to do with customization but the software and db layout itself, thus we will carry the pain forever.
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#108011 - 2003-11-20 02:27 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Indeed, i really DO miss the old "todays active topics" ... the new one is way too much information and dis-orgainzed - it's the only thing that's stopping me from "loving" this new board. So your saying there is no way to customize any of this stuff (from an admin stand-point) ?
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#108012 - 2003-11-20 02:32 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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sure, we could make a direct query to the database for today's active posts and do a "where subject is $var or 're:'+$var"

sorta thing...
but as you might now, that ain't as easy as kix...
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#108013 - 2003-11-20 02:34 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Shawn/Others -

Have you been over to http://threadsdev.com ?

As Shawn said: there are some MODS available. Generally speaking with Mods, you can apply them, but may have to pull and re-apply when doing updates. But, some of them are pretty cool:
PayPal Addon - I know no donations here.

Graemlins - How about some avatars?

Calendar on Front Page

Spell Check 1.2 - I could use this one from time to time.

6.3 Mods - whole list of mods available.

One of the things I really do like is the immediate preview before posting. It really does eliminate extra edits.

Missed another site too - http://www.ubbdev.com/

Kent



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#108014 - 2003-11-20 02:36 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Well, who hold the "keys" to board administration now ? Henri ? Maybe there's a simple checkbox that can be clicked saying "show threads collapsed in active topics view" ... I don't know.
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#108015 - 2003-11-20 02:44 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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hmmm kent, can we get the style-sheet from this site and set it up as the default - the monochromatic darks blues look very kixish !
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#108016 - 2003-11-20 02:45 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Go here - http://www.kixtart.org/ubbthreads/editdisplay.php?Cat=

Change your default view to collapsed threads.

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#108017 - 2003-11-20 02:49 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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hmmm, interesting discussion here and here


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#108018 - 2003-11-20 02:56 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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kent - i already set that to "collapsed threads" no I am refering to collapsed threads in the new "todays active topics" area (really: posts from last 24 hours thingy) ... don't like how all the threads are broken-out by reply, like the old way where modified topics would just move to the head of the list. As it is now, there is way too much info in that list. Think this would be a global board setting (if it existed).
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#108019 - 2003-11-20 04:29 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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There is also a UUB.Clasic skin for UUB.Threads, the topic for it is here
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#108020 - 2003-11-20 04:32 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Good idea, can we get that skin integrated into here ? Henri ? Bastah ?
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#108021 - 2003-11-20 05:14 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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I don't know if I'm the only one but I still have refresh problems. When I post a topic/reply I don't allways see it when i go back to the topic. Restarting the Browser won't work. Shift + Refresh is the only thing that helps. I never had this problem in the past.
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#108022 - 2003-11-20 05:23 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Can't say I've seen this problem over here. One thing I did do though, which fixed some weird logon problems I had with the new board, was to logoff, delete my cookie and then start with a fresh login (cookie).
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#108023 - 2003-11-20 05:23 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Sorry - just you.!
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#108024 - 2003-11-20 06:01 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Sometimes I have to correct my posts because I'm not very well in foreign languages. At school I hated Them. Nowadays I hate myself about this behavior in the past because it is very useful when you speak those languages. Especially when you life in a small country and work for a multinational like I do . After correcting posts the refresh problem appears very often. Sometimes faults appear while i have corrected them before... GRRR
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#108025 - 2003-11-20 06:25 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Don't think your different then anyone else - cripes - I edit all my posts at least once to correct my aweful spelling mistakes ... usually more. One nice thing about the new board is that you can option to not have the EDITED flag visible - wOOt and phew!
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#108026 - 2003-11-20 08:54 PM Re: new server and UBBthreads
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Dear,

indeed an interesting discussion. indeed we get more and more enthusiastic every day
and indeed the way this board is presenting the "latest topics" isn't very clear.
to bypass this problem we jump to each forum. it shows exactly those topics which
were updated. of course we don't see the first line of latest new post.

also those links shows that you can customize this board in such a way you wanted.
our problem is, that we suppose that Henri don't want so far. in the past we saw
something like that with a date-format problem. the solution suggestion was very
small, but never implemented.

also a very good thing is, that Henri is trying to keep this site up and running
all the time. additional hardware and software were implementing to prevent possible
problems.

our SUGGESTION is first to make a list of possible board changes before implementing
them on an ad-hoc base. also it will be very well, when everyone getfamiliar with
the new layout. in an earlier reaction we had collect all kind of comment on the
UBB.Thread already (see this link new server and UBBthreads).
greetings.
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