[COMPLETE]Server Maintenance - 05-11-09

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  1. horseUSA

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    #1 horseUSA, May 11, 2009
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
    [COMPLETE]Server Maintenance - Forums Closed 05-11-09 @ 6:30pm EDT for 1-2hours

    As part of the transfer process the forums will be closed at 8pm EDT for 1-2 hours.

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    Picture Album located here: Main Index - Warbird Photo Album

    Need to update some links in navigation bar.

    Server transfer complete.

    Updated Forums Version, hence the new style. We will shortly open up a contest to design some site banners. More on that...

    I have tested most of the updates and the site seems to be running fine. However, if you notice any issues or have suggestions please post in the Errors / Problems - Aircraft of World War II - Warbird Forums section

    The site should run a bit faster and be a bit more stable. Enjoy


    Update 5-16-09 - Database Error
    Sorry for that, I was updating some of the server database (MySQL). In the process I f'd up the privileges table, what a mess. But, it should be good now. Sorry for that
     
  2. wheelsup_cavu

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    See you when you are back online.
    Hope all goes well.


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    Definatly faster....
     
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    This is amazing, I'm able to get lost in half the time now! Where is bar at?????
     
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    How do you get back to the Home Page!!!!!!!!??????
     
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    I Like the new format... Looks newer and sleaker!!
    Great job!!
     
  8. GrauGeist

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    Dunno about newer and sleeker, it looks like it's half loaded...

    I guess I'm used to the old setup :(
     
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    what's this clean blue crap I see? where's the original homepage?
     
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    I had to backspace my browser to find it.
    Aircraft of World War II


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  11. Amsel

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    The blue color is easier on the eyes.
     
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    I still see clean blue =/ how do I change forum themes?
     
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    Read the first post again. That 'splains the new style. It'll be interesting to see what the place ends up looking like.

    It does indeed seem to run faster and better!

    Good job!
     
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    and I have been educated! :D
     
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    Also it is soothing to the senses, more comfortable.:D
     
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    I hope the background color is one of the things voted on/worked on.
    That sharp white background is tough on "my" eyes.


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    Hi Horse,

    >The site should run a bit faster and be a bit more stable. Enjoy

    Thanks a lot! I already found one important point where the new software does a much better job than the old one - in threads with very wide posts, no longer are all posts scaled to the width of the widest one! :)

    I also found one mis-feature of the old forum surviving in the new one, though. Maybe there is something you could do about it by changing some template files? I'm not familiar with the specific software, but if it works like the wiki software I know it might be a simple change ...

    Here is the HTML the forum generates for a post with three attached images (manually formatted for easier readability):

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      <legend>Attached Images</legend> 
      <div style="padding:3px"> 
        <img class="attach" src="http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/polls/89867d1240011169-p51-vs-p47-p-47_vs_p-51_speed_comparison.png" border="0" alt="" />
         
        <img class="attach" src="http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/polls/89868d1240011169-p51-vs-p47-p-47_vs_p-51_climb_comparison.png" border="0" alt="" />
         
        <img class="attach" src="http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/polls/89869d1240011186-p51-vs-p47-p-47_vs_p-51_turn_comparison.png" border="0" alt="" />
         
        </div> 
    
    (real life example from here: http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/polls/p51-vs-p47-273-5.html#post484230 - post #186 in the referenced thread, in case the direct links still don't work reliably.)

    If the   code would be replaced by a simple space, this would improve the readability a lot because the   code stands for a non-breakable space, so a browser properly will display the attachements all in a single row, making for very wide posts if there are multiple attachments.

    (The Microsoft Internet explorer versions I have tried fail to properly observe the   code and stack the images vertically if necessary. Just in case you wonder why the posts look good for most people - MSIE's non-optimal HTML interpretation veils the forum's non-optimal HTML generation.)

    If this sounds too technical or like it's not a realistic option of forum software, just tell me and I'll never mention it again - I'm aware of how hard it can be to please everyone in software administration :)

    In any case, the problem has already been greatly ameliorated by the better post width scaling mentioned above! In the past, the entire thread (... page) was affected, now it's just a single post :)

    Thanks again for the great job you're doing with this forum!

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     
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    #18 GrauGeist, May 12, 2009
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    Man, I'm getting radiation burns on my face! 8)

    :lol:

    Hey, by the way...were we supposed to lose our flags?
     
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    Yup, definately works better. Good job Horse.

    One request: in the old format there were links at the bottom of the page to return to the higer level. These I found very convenient. Could they return?
     
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    runs quite a bit faster!
    Excellent changeup.
     
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