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The new forums are up for previewing at:
http://beta.ldraw.org/mybb/

The intent of the preview period is to find things that didn't convert well. This is not a live copy of the current forums but a static snapshot from a few hours ago. Anything you post will be wiped out when the actual conversion happens.

Please post bug reports as replies to this thread.
Thanks for fixing the encoding bug!
made some test and browsing, seems to work fine!
...and so I have the rank of "Posting Freak" ?!? Oh well... Wink
Philippe Hurbain Wrote:...and so I have the rank of "Posting Freak" ?!? Oh well... Wink

And Reputation: 0 :-D

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The admin part is overwhelming! I was looking for how to add a link to LDraw.org home but found myself totally lost.

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Yah the template section is really granular and intimidating at first. Thankfully if you look at the source in your browser, the comments usually point you to the right template.
I actually had the double logo and a bunch of other things added and then I stupidly wiped them away when I transferred the database to the live server. Won't happen next time.
Is it intentional that users have the "Receive private messages from other users." option turned off by default?
Nope. That's an artifact of the conversion. I can fix that next time I run the conversion.

Plus you let the cat out of the bag. We will be allowing PMs for users who meet certain criteria (>10 posts and >3 days registered)
I like the new forum a lot! Here are things that I observed:

- I find the top left button "User CP" confusing. I did not know what "CP" could mean (for the curious: "control panel"). I suggest to simply retitle that button to just: "You" or to "My Account" or "My Menu"

- Inserting an image into a post works with URLs starting with http://, but not with data:. The editor displays the image, but after saving the post, the image is displayed as source code - see my example post

- I find the button "insert PHP source code" in the post editor not needed for LDRAW work, and suggest removal (if that's not possbile by an option, then maybe adjusting our custom CSS does the job)

Good job! The forum looks all wonderful and shiny
Orion Pobursky Wrote:Nope. That's an artifact of the conversion. I can fix that next time I run the conversion.

Plus you let the cat out of the bag. We will be allowing PMs for users who meet certain criteria (>10 posts and >3 days registered)
This is what I call The Improvement, many thanks for this!

However, this is another extreme: there are two independent systems and it is not even clear for users there are two of them: somewhere, you find a button "send an e-mail" and elsewhere "send PM". I do not understand the reason for these parallel systems. What about turning the e-mail function off and let users to set e-mail notifications if/when they want to? Everything private will be a PM then.

EDIT: Both can be achieved in your profile options: disable e-mail address and set PM notifications. I believe it makes sense to make this the default.

The e-mail notification footer says that only a notification about one PM is sent and then all others are discarded until you check forum via www interface. I do not find this convenient and I did not find the option to change this behavior to "send me all notifications". Is that possible?

And from the other end: the e-mail notification header has no e-mail address in "From" field. Only the forum name. It looks like it is simply not filled in the main admin configuration. Orion, may you check this, please?
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