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Welcome back - TacCmd June 2012

 Post subject: Welcome back - TacCmd June 2012
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:29 pm 
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Welcome back to the new look, new home, Tactical Command forums.

Firstly, thanks to everyone for their patience and support over the last week. It has been a lot of work - most of it made worse by the fact that only I can see the changes behind the curtain - but I think that the downtime and upgrade was vital for these boards, and the site in general, going forwards.

Firstly, the current state of play. I have opened these boards as they are 'done'. This doesn't mean perfect, but they are in a state that they are essentially complete and ready for public use. The SG forums will be back again very shortly (over the weekend, I hope) and the main site will be made available early next week - this will take a little longer time as there are simply more settings and things to sort out.

So, what has happened while you were away? In short, a lot. With the entire site in general, we have now moved to a brand new host, and a brand new package. While we were before on a standard shared package, we are now on a 'virtual private' package. What this essentially means is that we have a chunk of resources that is for our exclusive use, and is not shared with other sites on the same machine. One of the reasons that we had errors in the past was that the growth of the site and forum meant that we were requiring more and more resources, and the shared package wasn't delivering. It's not the worst problem to have, but it is frustrating. I am hoping that the current setup is now going to see us for a long time into the future.

For these boards, the obvious change are the colours. I felt that a fresh coat of paint was appropriate and needed. This theme is more in line with the eventual colours of the core site, and will help to bind the various parts together better. And, yes, I know, there are some people who either don't like dark themes, or who are more likely to get caught at work reading a web page that isn't 'corporate'. :D Apologies, but this is the way it is for now.

As a result of the re-deco, a few of the regular buttons and links may have relocated. They are still there, so you may just need to hunt them down the first couple of times.

In addition, both the Wiki and the archive site (with Warp Rift and the GothiComp/EpicComp galleries) are currently not available. These are safe and backed up, and I do intend to open them up again, but they will be relocated and there will be a short delay in getting this online (although Warp Rift is a priority).

As far as I am aware, everything here should be set up and functioning normally. There is one exception to this:

- The member list still doesn't display by initial letter, as the drop down alphabet selector is empty. I am aware of this and working on it.

However, if you do notice anything that is not working or missing, please let me know as a reply to this thread, and I will do what I can do sort it out.

Once again, many thanks for all of your support through this. This site and these boards could not function without you guys.

Thanks,
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 Post subject: Re: Welcome back - TacCmd June 2012
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:34 pm 
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Hoooray! Thanks CS.

I'm currently on UTC -3 (Amazon standard time :eh) to get the correct time for posts. It should be -5 for me. Are the boards getting the time from the servers and assuming it's UTC when it's already been adjusted?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:20 pm 
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Have you checked the time in your control panel? The server is set to BST, but I will double check.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:44 pm 
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You're talking about "My timezone" under global settings? Yes, I have to set that to -3 to get the correct time for posts.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:46 pm 
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I will look into this.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Wow. Everything looks great. Thanks for your hard work CS


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Glad you like it, although I can't take much of the credit as it's a fairly standard theme. I have to admit.... I do like it too, though.

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Looks great. Thanks for the work put into migrating everything.


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Many thanks Iain - and I like the new forum style!

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Is there a 'remain logged in' check box anymore? I'm not seeing one.


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Looking great, thanks for all the hard work!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:59 pm 
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I like the new banner but I'm finding the dark grey and dark green difficult to read on the black background.
EDIT: Tilted my monitor, can read it fine now. DOH

View Unread & New posts seems to be only available from the home screen, any chance of them being available when viewing threads?

Oh yeah, Thanks for all your hard work!


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I like the new style.

Thank you for all the hard work you put into this.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:08 pm 
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Thanks for your support, guys.

semajnollissor wrote:
Is there a 'remain logged in' check box anymore? I'm not seeing one.


If you click the 'login' option at the top left, there is the option there.

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I like the new banner but I'm finding the dark grey and dark green difficult to read on the black background.
EDIT: Tilted my monitor, can read it fine now. DOH


See, that's a hardware problem. I am a software guy. You are on your own. :D

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View Unread & New posts seems to be only available from the home screen, any chance of them being available when viewing threads?

Oh yeah, Thanks for all your hard work!


I will add this to the list.

EDIT - I should add thanks to Warmaster Nice for the banner, too.... You didn't seriously expect me to have done that??? :P

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Looking very swanky - I like.

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