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- Am I supposed to see that "edit" tab on first posts? I'm not a moderator, right?

- "Tell us your story" seems a bit strange on tech support forums, it looks as if we will only listen to problems and won't try to solve them. "Got nuxified? Oh, that's too bad! Tell us your story."

- Where did the lovely libervis network bar go? Oh well, I guess that will be back soon. 

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tbuitenh wrote: - Am I
tbuitenh wrote:

- Am I supposed to see that "edit" tab on first posts? I'm not a moderator, right?

Right. Gonna check that out.

tbuitenh wrote:

- "Tell us your story" seems a bit strange on tech support forums, it looks as if we will only listen to problems and won't try to solve them. "Got nuxified? Oh, that's too bad! Tell us your story."

That's an old header and will definitely be changed. I know this one is pretty inappropriate. 

tbuitenh wrote:

- Where did the lovely libervis network bar go? Oh well, I guess that will be back soon.

Yes, that will be back. Smiling

 

Thanks 

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If you shrink the banner

If you shrink the banner logo slightly, you might utilize a little less bandwidth, have a faster page, have the power to support more simultaneous users, and still look good. 

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When in doubt, follow the penguins.

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Yes, thanks for the

Yes, thanks for the suggestion. I might do that with a new logo, though I think the size already is reasonable. I'll see what I can do.

In either case, I think the site is now much faster than it was.

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starrats?
Nathan wrote:

Hi,

My original intent was to register for an account. In the registration email I clicked on the account reset link. It lead me to the user page of a user by the name of starrat (signed up 55weeks ago). It's obvious that something went wrong and I was able to take over another user's account. Note: there was a db query error upon signup.

Nothing should be wrong. You are the same starrats in #libervis IRC channel, right? User named "starrats" was registered on Nuxified.com, a site that is merging with Nuxified.org here and user account was simply imported here. If that is not you, er.. him.. what was your nick supposed to be?

As for the db query error I would appreciate if you could tell me what it said. If nothing, I'll make a test registration to test it out.

Nathan wrote:

Concerning my original question. I was interested in the time frame for the release of your forum theme to the drupal community. I am about to attempt to theme my forums so your theme would help considerably.

Hoping that's it soon.

Nathan.

As soon as this theme is complete I will be packaging it up and release, though with a different color scheme and header in order to keep this one unique to Nuxified.org (we don't want accidental lookalikes). For forums to look like this you'd also need a flatforum drupal module. This thread might also be of some help. But as I said, when I release the theme with this trickeries already implemented it'll be enough to use that and just modify the looks to fit your site. Smiling

I might also write a tutorial on how to do that yourself, for drupal.org handbook...

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OK, to clarify the above

OK, to clarify the above post. A guy signed as Nathan registered, but ended up taking over an existing account "starrats" due to an improper import of users table from nuxified.com where starrats was the second user. The testing account I tried to register went off to override the next account from nuxified.com. It seems that, even though I changed user ids to numbers that continue on existing nuxified.org users, something else was missing. In other words, the users import was incomplete.

Nathans post is quoted in my previous post above.

Nathan, please could you register again? This time everything should work as I've deleted the imported users and the db should be in normal state now. Thank you!

I'll try to figure out what exactly was a problem and attempt another import on a test install. Eventually all content from old Nuxified.com should be imported manually to .org and authors of that content properly asigned to appropriate users.. I'll keep you posted.

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progress update

Just to update you on how things are going, besides redesigning the header I have put tango icons in forum topic lists, added the "new topic" button instead of just link (so you can more easily notice it for starting threads) and probably most importantly removed that signature that was annoyingly always adding itself to the reply form (signature is still automatically appended to your post after submitting).

Any suggestions are still, of course, welcome. I'll be going through some existing ones, mostly by a_thing, but I'm not sure about all of them. Please vote with your support for a given suggestion if you agree or disagree. Here is what was proposed so far:

a_thing wrote:

Make something more than a little text to show new posts in a forum. Perhaps change the background color a little. Done!

Redirect to the last page of the thread after posting.

Remove the first/last page links for two page threads.

Move preview/post comment above input format so you can just hit tab twice and enter to post.

Add page numbers on multiple paged threads when viewing the forums (not jus the threads).

Add page numbers at the top of threads.

Also redirect to the last page after editing a post.

Some of these suggestions make sense to me personally, while some seem rather optional. You tell me! Eye

I can't guarantee to be able to implement all of them, but I can try and do my best.

In case you ask, the old nuxified.COM content will be gradually moved here these days, starting first with most important posts and stories. The image gallery for screenshots is also coming. That's not all of course.. stay tuned and you'll see. Eye

Thanks
Daniel

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