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    Posted: 17 July 2017 at 12:06am
Hi all,

Executive Summary
Check out the new copy of this forum, converted to phpBB now. If you want to look, go to http://test-forums.aeva.asn.au/ucp.php?mode=sendpassword to reset your password, then log in and look around. Any problems or feedback, please read the rest of this post first, then pm me.

The Long version
Over 2 years ago we made an aborted attempt to migrate this forum to a new platform: phpBB. Several months ago, I restarted my conversion efforts and with huge help from coulomb, weber, willing co-operation from Andrew and some proofreading from jonescg and evric, we finally have a conversion that seems complete.

The Test forum is currently only fully visible if you log in. To log in, you first have to reset your password by entering your login name and your login email address here. Don't worry, this won't change your login/password on the live forum (ie this one), only the "test" forum. Once you've clicked the submit button on the above "Send Password" page, you should get an email with a new password and a link to click on to make that password active. If you don't get one of these emails within 30 minutes:
  1. check your Spam folder;
  2. Check that you used the correct username (see the top left of this forum);
  3. check that you used the correct email address (the one you registered with). If you're not sure about the email address, go to the Profile page of your Member Control Panel and check it.

If you have the time and the interest, please take a wander through the new forum and see if you can find anything that doesn't look right. A really helpful thing to do is to check out your own posts, either from the handy "Quick Links" from the top left-hand corner of the new forum, or directly from this link (after you've logged in). If you do find something wrong:
  1. Missing post? Was it posted after 14 July (when the last snapshot was taken from the live forum)? It won't be in this version of the test forum;
  2. Still wrong? Make a note of which post has a problem and let me know (see below). The best thing is to make a copy of the web address of the post in question and put it in an email or private message on this forum.
  3. Tell us what you've found, either by posting in the Admin Notices forum, or by sending me a Private Message.
  4. You've had a look and everything looks fine? Please let us know!
When will we move over to the new forum? That depends on how many of you do some proofreading and how quickly. If I get a few people reporting back over the next couple of days, we could be into the new forum later this week!

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Rob Hills
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote jonescg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2017 at 9:30am
Thanks Rob!
Looks great from my end.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Scotty T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2017 at 11:59am
Looks great, I did the password thing, and reset mine from my profile, had a quick look at my posts and it all worked well. Excellent job.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote woody Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2017 at 1:15pm
Looks good, all images there: e.g.
http://test-forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1670&hilit=cortina&start=25

Internal links work: (e.g. Weber + Coulomb's Contents Post)
http://test-forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=980&hilit=MX5

Editing old posts works + linking to specific posts:
http://test-forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?p=29848#p29848

Awesome Job!

Minor Gripes:
* Private message sent folder empty
* Private message inbox limited to 50 (not sure if it's a soft or hard limit, I have 224 messages!)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rhills Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2017 at 4:33pm
Hi Woody,

Many thanks for the feedback.
Originally posted by woody woody wrote:

Minor Gripes:
* Private message sent folder empty

This is why you get other people to check your work, I'd not noticed that before! I'll investigate further tonight.
Originally posted by woody woody wrote:

* Private message inbox limited to 50 (not sure if it's a soft or hard limit, I have 224 messages!)

It's a "soft" limit, which I've increased to 500 for now, until we can work out what limit (if any) is actually needed.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rhills Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2017 at 1:32pm
Hi All,
Originally posted by woody woody wrote:

...Minor Gripes:
* Private message sent folder empty
...

OK, the Private Messages stuff is now all fixed as far as I can tell from my own mailbox.
Please look through your own and see if it all matches what you have in the Live forum.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote woody Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2017 at 1:39pm
Originally posted by rhills rhills wrote:

Hi All,
Originally posted by woody woody wrote:

...Minor Gripes:
* Private message sent folder empty
...

OK, the Private Messages stuff is now all fixed as far as I can tell from my own mailbox.
Please look through your own and see if it all matches what you have in the Live forum.
Cheers,


Yes, all looks great :-) Have replied to your PMs
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote woody Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2017 at 1:41pm
"Scraping the barrel" Gripe: Just noticed that his links in my Sig did not come accross. I can live with that!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 4Springs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2017 at 2:38pm
Don't know if this is significant, but I found a link that didn't copy across. It is a link in a post to another post. Live post is here. There is a link in that post to another post. In the Test system the "here" is just normal text, it doesn't appear as a link.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rhills Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2017 at 3:28pm
Originally posted by woody woody wrote:

"Scraping the barrel" Gripe: Just noticed that his links in my Sig did not come accross. I can live with that!

Don't have to suffer anymore. I've tweaked the code to convert links and images in signature blocks, I'd not realised it was missing those.
Unfortunately, unlike the PM changes, I can't easily update the sigs in the existing test forum without reloading the whole thing, which would take a few hours to do.
Cheers,


Edited to specify "Test" forum

Edited by rhills - 18 July 2017 at 3:29pm
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Originally posted by 4Springs 4Springs wrote:

Don't know if this is significant, but I found a link that didn't copy across. It is a link in a post to another post. Live post is here. There is a link in that post to another post. In the Test system the "here" is just normal text, it doesn't appear as a link.

Nice catch, definitely should have been converted. There have been several examples of this problem pointed out now (by weber and coulomb in particular) but I've not had a chance to debug yet. I'll keep you posted.
Cheers,
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