Forum upgraded to SMF 2.x



  • We upgraded the forum from SMF 1.x to 2.x today, and have switched out the default theme. Everything seems to be working fine, but if you see any problems let us know.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Looks good so far…  :)



  • Other than the weird ad for shoes and clothes that made it to first on the list in comments after the upgrade, everything looks great.



  • Thanks.  Looks good and seems to be faster.

    Default font size in this Post reply text box is pretty big.

    Any chance the Ignore Boards option could be turned on?


  • Netgate Administrator

    Nice.
    I agree the font size seems a bit big but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I just have to retrain my muscle memory to click 'unread replies' top right instead of top left.  ::)

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    Nice.
    I agree the font size seems a bit big but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I just have to retrain my muscle memory to click 'unread replies' top right instead of top left.  ::)

    Steve

    That's exactly what I thought first, too! ;)


  • Netgate Administrator

    One further thing I've noticed is that there is no immediate visual difference between posts I've read and those that I haven't. In the SMF 1.X threads with new posts were shown as bold until I read them. This makes it very easy to overlook any new questions.

    Steve



  • Functionally, the only thing I've noticed so far is that I can't tell who is lurking on a thread, and the larger font etc. There might be something happening under the hood that makes life easier for the admins.  Not sure. It works.  I like simple not too jazzed up things.  Suits me.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @stephenw10:

    One further thing I've noticed is that there is no immediate visual difference between posts I've read and those that I haven't. In the SMF 1.X threads with new posts were shown as bold until I read them. This makes it very easy to overlook any new questions.

    Unread threads have an orange "New" icon, though the bold title was better.


  • Banned

    Can you please change the CSS to make the font in (quick)reply textarea smaller? It's really annoying. Should be the quickReplyContent and editor classes.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @doktornotor:

    Can you please change the CSS to make the font in (quick)reply textarea smaller? It's really annoying. Should be the quickReplyContent and editor classes.

    Should be fixed now


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @jimp:

    @stephenw10:

    One further thing I've noticed is that there is no immediate visual difference between posts I've read and those that I haven't. In the SMF 1.X threads with new posts were shown as bold until I read them. This makes it very easy to overlook any new questions.

    Unread threads have an orange "New" icon, though the bold title was better.

    The new threads as bold should be working again (hopefully without any side effects :-)


  • Banned

    @jimp:

    Should be fixed now

    clears the cache…

    Aaaah, much better! TY! 8)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @kejianshi:

    Functionally, the only thing I've noticed so far is that I can't tell who is lurking on a thread[…]

    This should be back now, too.



  • Also, if possible, more contrasted between background and topic table. Maybe border ?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @dvserg:

    Also, if possible, more contrasted between background and topic table. Maybe border ?

    Not sure I follow on that one. Where exactly? Can you post a screenshot with the area highlighted?

    Anywhere I can see that lists topics is already fairly well contrasted (white or very light grey background with dark red text)



  • Love it! Thank you guys!



  • @jimp:

    @dvserg:

    Also, if possible, more contrasted between background and topic table. Maybe border ?

    Not sure I follow on that one. Where exactly? Can you post a screenshot with the area highlighted?

    Anywhere I can see that lists topics is already fairly well contrasted (white or very light grey background with dark red text)

    Mani page looks good. May be would like to continue like this.






  • And +
    ( In some cheap Acer monitors that's look as mono field with background panel )



  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I'm not seeing any contrast issues on any of those, they're all pretty well-differentiated light/dark. Which exact part of the screen are you suggesting should be modified? (circle it in the pic)



  • @jimp:

    I'm not seeing any contrast issues on any of those, they're all pretty well-differentiated light/dark. Which exact part of the screen are you suggesting should be modified? (circle it in the pic)

    It seems to me to make a few darker border as main page.



  • Banned

    Sounds more like you need to replace the broken monitor or stop setting it to 150% brightness.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Better now?



  • Not sure if it's only me but when looking through the unread threads I always focus on the username which is in bold but not on the thread title which is not bold. Should be the way around I think.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @Nachtfalke:

    Not sure if it's only me but when looking through the unread threads I always focus on the username which is in bold but not on the thread title which is not bold. Should be the way around I think.

    You mean the "started by" part?

    How does it look now? Just the title should be bold now.



  • @jimp:

    @Nachtfalke:

    Not sure if it's only me but when looking through the unread threads I always focus on the username which is in bold but not on the thread title which is not bold. Should be the way around I think.

    You mean the "started by" part?

    How does it look now? Just the title should be bold now.

    Hmm, deleted all brwoser cache from Firefox 23.0.1 and still the same.



  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    "Recent unread topics" are all unread. I'm talking about the actual list of posts in a specific board.




  • One suggestion to help vs forum spammers, is to try ZB Block.

    We had big problems with spammers on our students forum, and now it have stopped about 12.000 in 3 months and no new spammers have been able to register :)

    Otherwise like the new layout, seems faster for me… and looking forward to pfSense 2.1  ;)

    Regards.



  • @jimp:

    "Recent unread topics" are all unread. I'm talking about the actual list of posts in a specific board.

    That's working!

    But not on unread posts since last visit. I am not sure if I really understand. Couldn't it be look the same as in the screenshot you posted? Of course "read" posts are not bold and of course not listed in "unread posts since last visit"


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    We had Stop Forum Spam on the old version and it worked really, really well. I'm not sure what we'll do now, but I've already had to stomp on a couple spammers today.

    We're also looking on enabling HTTPS, a "thanks" system, and tapatalk as time allows.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @Nachtfalke:

    @jimp:

    "Recent unread topics" are all unread. I'm talking about the actual list of posts in a specific board.

    That's working!

    But not on unread posts since last visit. I am not sure if I really understand. Couldn't it be look the same as in the screenshot you posted? Of course "read" posts are not bold and of course not listed in "unread posts since last visit"

    No, if you look at a list of all unread posts, they are all unread, it wouldn't make sense to bold them all there, since they could never be normal on that link/list. The username being bold isn't because it's unread on that list

    There may be a way to "unbold" the username there but it doesn't appear to be quite so easy as the changes I already made. If I stumble onto the fix I may make it, but it doesn't seem like it's worth spending a bunch of time on.



  • @jimp:

    @Nachtfalke:

    @jimp:

    "Recent unread topics" are all unread. I'm talking about the actual list of posts in a specific board.

    That's working!

    But not on unread posts since last visit. I am not sure if I really understand. Couldn't it be look the same as in the screenshot you posted? Of course "read" posts are not bold and of course not listed in "unread posts since last visit"

    No, if you look at a list of all unread posts, they are all unread, it wouldn't make sense to bold them all there, since they could never be normal on that link/list. The username being bold isn't because it's unread on that list

    There may be a way to "unbold" the username there but it doesn't appear to be quite so easy as the changes I already made. If I stumble onto the fix I may make it, but it doesn't seem like it's worth spending a bunch of time on.

    OK, thanks. I understand what you mean, now. But something bold focuses my eyes and the thread titel is more important to me than the username. And it would make it consitent to the other views in the forum like you showed in your picture.

    That's just my opinion.  :D

    "Tahnk's" system sounds good. Is this something to say "Thank you" for a specific post? This would make it possible to faster find posts which are really helpful :)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    OK nevermind it was easier to find than I initially thought to unbold the usernames.
    But for some reason it won't bold the topics. At least it's consistent now.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Looking great.  :)
    Thanks Jim (and everyone else involved)

    Edit: One more thing, entirely incidental. The pfSense logo at the top no longer takes you to the main pfsense.org site.

    Steve


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Thank-o-Matic is on now, seems to work OK, but it'll need some testing. And since I can't thank my own posts, I may randomly thank some others. (And if someone could click it for mine, that would also be helpful)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @stephenw10:

    Edit: One more thing, entirely incidental. The pfSense logo at the top no longer takes you to the main pfsense.org site.

    I'd say that is a good thing… It always irked me that it led away from the forum. But it's debatable, could go either way.


  • Banned

    @jimp:

    @stephenw10:

    Edit: One more thing, entirely incidental. The pfSense logo at the top no longer takes you to the main pfsense.org site.

    I'd say that is a good thing… It always irked me that it led away from the forum.

    Yeah, that was pretty annoying.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Like I say it's just something that has changed. Personally I used it to click through to get to the docs wiki for example. Not difficult to type it though. Maybe a link at the top somewhere?

    Steve


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The page links to long threads being on a different line from the page title irked me … so I fixed that, too.

    Not sure about links at the top of the page. None of the other pages interlink that I'm aware of. The doc wiki used to, but we "fixed" that a long time ago, too.


  • Administrator

    @jimp:

    Thank-o-Matic is on now, seems to work OK, but it'll need some testing. And since I can't thank my own posts, I may randomly thank some others. (And if someone could click it for mine, that would also be helpful)

    I gave "Thanks!" for your post. It looks like you can only "Thanks" one post per page.