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Forum software update

Discussion in 'Support - please read the FAQ first' started by Jeff, May 16, 2018.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    A new version of the forum software has been released. I've bought a licence (with thanks to Blaarev and Feriol, whose contributions helped pay for it), but I'm unsure whether to install it yet.


    It's a big upgrade and none of the add-ons I've installed will work if I install it.

    We'd lose the ability to:
    Select the number of posts/page
    Ignore the swear filter
    Ignore threads and subforums
    Play games in the arcade

    The add-on developers may release new versions of these but there's no guarantee.


    The upgraded forum would give us:

    An improved mobile site
    Emoji support
    Retina avatar and smilie support
    Enhanced post editing
    Alerts in the browser title bar
    Improved media embedding
    Faster thread creation


    So I need to decide is whether it's worth upgrading now (and losing some features), or wait for a while until the add-ons we use become available.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    Hmmm..... Difficult choice.....Wait for a while?
     
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  3. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    Can’t say I’m bothered about the ignoring of threads or playing games in the arcade.

    But having to go through 40 pages of ramblings rather than 5, and not being able to see the odd shit or **** would be a travesty.
     
  4. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Shit isn't censored anyway. The word, that is. There's a lot of posts that are shit that probably should be censored...

    I could turn off the censor completely. The only reason I have it enabled is in case the naughty words mean it gets blocked by company firewalls, etc.


    I don't think the posts per page thing is as much of an issue as it used to be. Pages load so quickly that it's not much of an inconvenience to click to the next page.
     
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  5. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    We’re back on :). Thanks, Jeff
     
  6. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

  7. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

    And I'd thought it was my phone playing silly buggers!
     
  8. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Hardly surprising when it does...

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