Forum Update

Marty

Geckos Unlimited
Staff member
Forum is updated to newer version of the software. There is still a lot of functionality that has not been implemented yet, so if something doesn't work, no sweat, we will get to it. For now the key was to get the forum operational

Patience grasshoppers :biggrin:
 

Marauderhex

New member
Looks great, but I have some very large brown gradient borders around the forum now. Is there a way to widen the main body of the forum and decrease the size of the borders? Also, is it just my work computer browser (IE8, stupid army computer).
 

Graham_s

Super Moderator
I like it, Marty! Will take a little while for me to adjust, but a little change is always good!
 

Marty

Geckos Unlimited
Staff member
Thanks, Before we had 2 styles, one that was fixed and one that was fluid (would fill up the whole screen). I think fixed forums look much better and info is not scattered all over, esp on wide monitors. Problem with multiple styles is that any change or implementation has to be duplicated on another style as well not to lose the functionality. It's a royal PITA for making forum changes. We will only run a fixed style on GU to keep it clean. Forum will always be the same no matter what monitor size you use.

There's still a lot more work to be done, including a mobile theme but I got to take 'the wife' our for dinner so not much will be happening tonight LOL...unless I work from my phone when she goes to the bathroom, hehe
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
Looks great, but I have some very large brown gradient borders around the forum now. Is there a way to widen the main body of the forum and decrease the size of the borders? Also, is it just my work computer browser (IE8, stupid army computer).

My Google Chrome has a + and - zoom feature. At +125% those brown fixed borders are history.
 

thorrshamri

Moderator/The French Viking Moderathorr
Looks great, but I have some very large brown gradient borders around the forum now. Is there a way to widen the main body of the forum and decrease the size of the borders? Also, is it just my work computer browser (IE8, stupid army computer).
I agree.
The new version looks good. I haven't seen yet new features, if any.

I don't see the interest of that "new threads" thing on the left. Much more important, I find the readability has lowered because of the "narrowing" of the page. I would have left the page width as it was.

I also regret not to see any longer the list of members who logged in in the past 24 hours, that gives a good reference to the forum's real activity.

That's all for now ;)
 

aquamentus_11

New member
I actually thought that the "new threads" feature was pretty cool. I also like the space provided for descriptions under each of the species forums; adds a little personal flavor to each of them. Nice work!
 

Riverside Reptiles

Administrator (HMFIC)
I'm currently having no issues with the sizing using chrome and a 32" monitor.
Haven't tried accessing it on my phone since the changes though.
 

JonDL

New member
I'm diggin' this update. Seems like it's also easier on the eyes to read the forums after a long day of work and studying. Thanks guys, keep up the good work!
 

Jpdude11

New member
Its popping up a warning at the top of the page:

Warning: mysql_fetch_row() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in [path]/forum.php(787) : eval()'d code on line 121
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
How do I title a post now? Can't find the option unless I go into the post afterwards and edit.

The YouTube links are no longer displayed with an actual picture. Now only with the link with "words".
 
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Marty

Geckos Unlimited
Staff member
Yes, I know...still working out the update issues. Waiting for support tickets to get answered. There are some issues with one of the commercial forum modifications, but support is rather slow. Hopefully I'll figure this out today or tomorrow
 
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