Xenforo Software - Troubleshooting and Questions

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  1. Dark Star

    Dark Star Senior Admin Staff Member Donor

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    Let this thread be the place to discuss how the Xenforo software is working, and answer questions about the new platform.
     
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    Thank you for all your hard work in maintaining this forum!

    I would like to ask if all the old posts and conversations will be copied over to the new forum. Some old threads I have bookmarked are coming up as 404
     
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    Dark Star Senior Admin Staff Member Donor

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    Hi, Tea Addict... thanks for the heads-up on that. We were unaware of that. Should be fixable, I'll take a look now. There are still files being copied over, and I don't know how long it will take - but we believe that everything will transfer over in time.
     
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    What is the current replacement of private messages?
     
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    OK Thank you! Again, appreciate everything you are doing!
     
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    wgabrie Well-Known Member Donor

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    BTW the links to the older discussions is
    politicalforum.com/forum.php <-- Note the forum.php has changes to index.php in the new software.
     
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    Dark Star Senior Admin Staff Member Donor

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    Hm. That's one I haven't checked yet, but yeah - mine aren't here yet either. We just added that to the list; too soon to give an ETA, but that's an important one, so we'll make it a priority. Thanks!
     
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    OK, thanks... that one might take a while. On a lot of these things, right now we're just going to make a list and - in many cases - make changes that would solve multiple issues at once.

    I'm sorry, I might not be expressing that clearly. Other than a couple of 1-hour naps, I've been up for 36 hours, and I just realized I'm getting foggy. Apologies for lack of clarity.
     
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    Well that was sudden. Hope everyone arrived with all their fingers and toes. Will be interesting relearning the place.

    I don't have a question yet but I might later on as I check the place out some more. So um, pip pip and all that. I'm off to explore.
     
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    Hey, Red Wolf, how are you? I just started a thread in the Staff forum, if you haven't seen it yet. Enjoy your perusings!
     
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    Dark Star Senior Admin Staff Member Donor

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    Just to let everyone know, we have found a major error in the "search" feature, which will be corrected. What's happening is that when you search for a certain poster's post or whatever, it only fetches back posts that they made since we switched to Xenforo. Obviously a major malfunction. Should be fixed in the first batch of repairs. If anyone notices any other glitch in "search," please let us know.
     
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    Yeah, that was the first place I checked out before anything else. I may not understand why someone would want to hack our virtual home, but I can appreciate the measures you went through to ensure our security.

    Was also curious to see if it would alert me on a new post. Good to see that's still there. Question though, any chance the new site delivers? Because that's something I wouldn't be mad at. I could really go for a good meat lovers pizza right now....
     
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    wgabrie Well-Known Member Donor

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    What about a donation page??? :eek:
     
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    Just_a_Citizen Banned at Members Request Past Donor

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    Format's great. Color scheme could use work, but I'll just wear my shades...
     
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    It funds itself. :D

    Back on topic, one feature I really found useful on vBulletin was the link that allowed me to view the recently, daily, and weekly most active threads. I don't see it on here right now, but I hope it will make a reappearance soon!
     
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    I opened a thread about Avatars - what's the story on them?
     
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    Is there code to embed youtube videos? The old one - [video=youtube; etcetc] - doesn't work.

    The post preview function is now a click away, under "more options". Can it sit beside "post reply" as before?

    Also, I can't see a quote option, but I imagine that'll materialise.
     
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    Dark Star Senior Admin Staff Member Donor

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    I'm sorrry, I didn;t see it. I'm in several forums and threads at once at the moment. I will go find it...
     
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    I don't see how to quote in a reply....
     
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    Actually, that turned out better than I feared, but we will be working on that after we get some of the larger holes in the dike plugged.
     
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    That's just the "reply" button.
     
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    On the top page, can you change "XenForo" to "PoliticalForum.com" It's being used as the title of the site.
     
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    Just added that to the list...
     
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    Is there a plan for users to have the ability to choose skins?
     
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    Yeah, that's been bugging the hell out of me too. It's on a different admin's list for now while I play Sean Spicer here in the forums, but I'm looking forward to seeing that vanish.
     
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