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Title: New boards
Post by: Kieran on January 29, 2014, 08:20:40 PM
After much coffee, editing, coffee, messing with scripts, coffee, calling YABB names, and more coffee (I had a lot of coffee), I've managed to move us to SMF.

A few things:

This is a massive step forward for us, the software is somewhere near modern, and will allow me to make tweeks to improve the sites performance. There are also some really useful features, like the option to report a post or user.

It's also written in php, with a MySQL back end, if something goes wrong, it will be far easier for me to fix.
Title: Re: New boards
Post by: FerryMan on January 30, 2014, 11:03:45 AM
User might want to review there profile settings, as email addresses are not hidden as standard & can be viewed by other members of the forum.
Title: Re: New boards
Post by: Kieran on January 30, 2014, 02:05:18 PM
Also, people that can't log in, YABB had Usernames and Display Names (which had to be different), SMF looks like it only ported the User Names, some people having trouble logging in, looks like SMF only ported the username, if your getting "user does not exist" error, mail me and I'll find it in the database end.

Also, I think I can change the username/display name, but need a guinea pig ;)
Title: Re: New boards
Post by: maehara on January 30, 2014, 02:56:04 PM
Got caught out by the display name / username change, but all sorted now.  :)

One behaviour change that might take some getting used to: submitting a new post takes me back to the forum index, and not to the thread.  Any chance that could be changed 'back'?
Title: Re: New boards
Post by: Kieran on January 30, 2014, 03:44:28 PM
Hmm, I'll have a look at that later when I get home from work, should just be a redirect I need to change...
Title: Re: New boards
Post by: Kieran on January 30, 2014, 08:32:16 PM
Changes made this evening:
Title: Re: New boards
Post by: maehara on January 31, 2014, 07:36:56 AM
If it doesn't allow it to be set as a global thing, I've found a user profile setting that can be used to return to the topic rather than the index after posting:
Under Profile -> Modify Profile -> Look and Layout -> Return to tpoics after posting by default.

Has done the trick for me, anyway..!
Title: Re: New boards
Post by: HSS on January 31, 2014, 08:17:45 PM
If it doesn't allow it to be set as a global thing, I've found a user profile setting that can be used to return to the topic rather than the index after posting:
Under Profile -> Modify Profile -> Look and Layout -> Return to tpoics after posting by default.

Has done the trick for me, anyway..!

And me  :)
Title: Re: New boards
Post by: Steven on February 08, 2014, 09:19:38 PM
FWIW I like the blue.  Its has a slight Oscar Wilde look to it ;)

Good job on the migration Kieran!
Title: Re: New boards
Post by: HSS on February 09, 2014, 07:57:31 PM
Yes, well done :)