sodderboy

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2008, 07:15:34 AM »
I will like it, once I embrace "change".  More important I appreciate all the effort that must have gone into this.  Thank you!  I'll have to look for that "babylon" setting now.
Mike
PS: it is a little funny, reading an old pucho post filled with :thumb: , :smile: and :sam adams: stuff all over it.


rafafredd

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2008, 10:29:13 AM »
I like it, but the main problem is the links in some posts that links to other threads, that are in the old place now, so we can't reach it. Could you make some kind of easy redirect to the newer versions of the same threads?

ioaudio

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2008, 11:47:08 AM »
yes, it would be better to return to the old path http://www.groupdiy.com/forum instead of http://www.groupdiy.com
no external link works, and some internals were not changed accordingly.
that means all other forums linking here show "Sorry, but this board is currently unavailable. Please try again later."

-max

Ethan

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2008, 11:58:06 AM »
that means all other forums linking here show "Sorry, but this board is currently unavailable. Please try again later."
-max

No.  They should get redirected here.
I am just the Web Geek here.

Ethan

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2008, 12:04:22 PM »
I like it, but the main problem is the links in some posts that links to other threads, that are in the old place now, so we can't reach it. Could you make some kind of easy redirect to the newer versions of the same threads?
Which threads exactly?  They're all "here".  Its just a matter of making sure the path is right.  Can you give me an example of which thread links you're talking about?
I am just the Web Geek here.

ioaudio

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #65 on: November 14, 2008, 12:28:03 PM »
hi ethan,

e.g. links from jacobĀ“s site
GroupDIY.org's SSL-clone META thread Link
on this page:
http://gyraf.dk/gy_pd/ssl/ssl.htm

ioaudio

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2008, 12:30:44 PM »
and in the meta-meta
META - G9 Tube Micpre - by Gyraf

-max

jdbakker

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2008, 12:42:52 PM »
that means all other forums linking here show "Sorry, but this board is currently unavailable. Please try again later."
-max

No.  They should get redirected here.

Local links which use url= to refer to forum posts (such as [Sorry I mangled this link while testing, please reenter JDB]this one) get the "Sorry, but this board is currently unavailable. Please try again later."-treatment too.

JDB.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 02:54:50 PM by Ethan »

Ethan

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2008, 01:22:07 PM »
After some thought...

As for outside links that point to specific topics, even if I were to change the path back to /forum/ they still will not work because the path syntax pointing to a topic is still different.  Outside links will have to be changed manually by their authors.

The embedded links within the forum that use "URL=", I should be able to fix.
I am just the Web Geek here.

buschfsu

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2008, 01:24:15 PM »
when i view the new forum on my blackberry i get some kind of stripped down version with no pictures and no way to reply????  never used to happen with the old forum software? any ideas.
PRR said...
OHM'S LAW. Not as an abstract thing: you should be able to glance at a small circuit and "instantly" know I and V, the way a soccer player glances at the ball and knows the angle and kick


Ethan

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2008, 01:28:31 PM »
Get an iPhone? ;)

I don't know what kind of browser the blackberry uses, so I'm not sure what to tell ya.  My iPhone uses a stripped down version of Safari and it seems to work fine.  Anyone else with a Blackberry have any info?

I am just the Web Geek here.

jdbakker

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #71 on: November 14, 2008, 01:44:32 PM »
After some thought...

As for outside links that point to specific topics, even if I were to change the path back to /forum/ they still will not work because the path syntax pointing to a topic is still different.  Outside links will have to be changed manually by their authors.

The embedded links within the forum that use "URL=", I should be able to fix.

Fair enough.

Then again, if you want me (or someone with more PHP-experience) to code a simple redirector script to handle the majority of cases (viewtopic.php?t=nnnnn and viewtopic.php?p=nnnnn), just say the word.

JDB.

Ethan

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #72 on: November 14, 2008, 02:31:06 PM »
Sure, I could use all the help I can get.  Just email it to me and I'll apply it to the topic and post pages of the old software.  The only thing that kept me from wanting to do this initially is that it still requires me to keep those files on the server.  Not a big deal, but not the cleanest solution, eh...  ya know?
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 02:38:22 PM by Ethan »
I am just the Web Geek here.

Ethan

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #73 on: November 14, 2008, 02:41:46 PM »
OK, I got it.  The easiest and most practical global way of "fixing" all the links between the URL tags was to eliminate the URL tags altogether.
I think this works out for best anyway, not only so that links remain future-proof, but I like the idea of everyone being able to see the full path of what they're clicking on easily, so they can quickly decide whether they want to go there or not. 
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 02:46:27 PM by Ethan »
I am just the Web Geek here.

Larrchild

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #74 on: November 14, 2008, 02:58:40 PM »
I've been giving great thought to how you would write a converter for say: "viewtopic.php?t=12345 and viewtopic.php?p=12345"  that would get you to "http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=30317.60"
There is no fixed relationship, is there? When the database was converted, it assigned new numbers to all the threads, right?

Ethan

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #75 on: November 14, 2008, 03:03:00 PM »
Topic numbers are the same.
The numbers after the "." in this new software refer to the individual post # in the topic.
I am just the Web Geek here.

khstudio

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #76 on: November 14, 2008, 03:34:58 PM »
Is anyone else having problems getting "Email "Notification"?

I've tried everything & it hasn't worked since the change over. :(

I love the "Email "Notification LIST"... very cool... but it doesn't notify me.

Kevin ~ KHStudio

Larrchild

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #77 on: November 14, 2008, 03:54:15 PM »
Ha, I wonder if you could train the text sanitizer option to replace url's?
It's good that they are the same number. That makes it doable to script a converter.

Ethan

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2008, 03:57:59 PM »
Ha, I wonder if you could train the text sanitizer option to replace url's?
We're already doing that with internal links.
I am just the Web Geek here.

jdbakker

Re: new forum look?
« Reply #79 on: November 14, 2008, 05:41:28 PM »
OK, I got it.  The easiest and most practical global way of "fixing" all the links between the URL tags was to eliminate the URL tags altogether.
I think this works out for best anyway, not only so that links remain future-proof, but I like the idea of everyone being able to see the full path of what they're clicking on easily, so they can quickly decide whether they want to go there or not.

Please don't. The url= tag is indispensable in making (all too common) long links manageable without widening the page viewport (such as this one: http://search.ebay.com/stylistic-lt-2300-3400-battery_W0QQcombineZyQQfcdZ1QQfclZ3QQfromZR10QQfromZR9QQfsooZ2QQfsopZ3QQftidZ2QQsaatcZ146QQsatitleZstylisticQ20Q28ltQ2c2300Q2c3400Q29Q20Q2dbatteryQQsotrZ2QQsspagenameZSTRKQ3aMEFSRCHQ3aSRCH ; although it would seem that this version of the forum software has a slightly saner way of handling long links than the old one).

EDIT: I see you already did..... is there any way you could revert this? IMNSHO this is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

I'll see if I can code a replacement viewtopic.php over the weekend.

JDB.


 

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