New Forum Software

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chris Smith, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

    Hey guys and gals!

    Due to some upgrade issues with the old software we were using and the inability to apply any new patches to it, we decided to update the system to a new forum software.

    I know change is hard and no one likes change. But I think this version is a lot better and has more features than the old version.

    We moved everything over from the old system, but there are still some minor issues with links and permissions. Please let us know (either through posting, a Private Message, called Conversations in this software, or an email to officers@barleylegalhomebrewers.com) of anything you find that isn't working the way you'd expect it to and we'll take a look at it right away!

    Thanks, and I hope with the switch to the more modern software we'll solve some issues with the old software and have even more engagement going forward!
     
  2. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

    And Tapatalk is now installed. But I recommend giving the mobile web a try, too, it actually works really well and any customizations that may be installed will work on mobile.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

    Number one feature request since the old forum was brought online, you can now get emailed the text of responses to threads you start. Just go through your preferences and make sure they're all set the way you want to get email, but it works like a normal forum software does (you get one email with the first response that lets you know more might be there, and you have to visit the thread to reset the email to get another)
     
  4. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

  5. Bob Thompson

    Bob Thompson Barley Legal Member

    Seems like all threads got marked as new in tapatalk when migrations happened
     
  6. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

    That's probably true, but there's nothing I can do about that. They are all new as far as the plugin is concerned.

    In all honesty, Tapatalk sucks. It was a good forum reader 3 years ago but they keep trying to force this social component on everyone. I recommend trying the mobile version of the website, it's very fast and has all the features of the entire site.
     
  7. Dan_Ell_Wang_Er

    Dan_Ell_Wang_Er Barley Legal Member

    Doesn't seem to be a way to edit your posts.
     
  8. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

    Which forum? There are settings I may need to manually set
     
  9. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

    Try now, there might've been a setting that wasn't set correctly.
     
  10. Dan_Ell_Wang_Er

    Dan_Ell_Wang_Er Barley Legal Member

    Pretty much all of them.
    This forum,
    Public Forum/general discussion
    /Brewing Questions
    /Craft beer events
    Brewers only forums/club only comps
    Committee forums////BBD discussions

    These were my latest posts I tried to go back and edit.
     
  11. Dan_Ell_Wang_Er

    Dan_Ell_Wang_Er Barley Legal Member

  12. Dan_Ell_Wang_Er

    Dan_Ell_Wang_Er Barley Legal Member

    There's no option for editing.
     
  13. Dan_Ell_Wang_Er

    Dan_Ell_Wang_Er Barley Legal Member

    I'm using the Mobil site on my phone if that helps.
     
  14. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

    Okay, see if it works now.
     
  15. Dan_Ell_Wang_Er

    Dan_Ell_Wang_Er Barley Legal Member

    By George, you've done it!
     
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  16. Bob Thompson

    Bob Thompson Barley Legal Member

  17. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

    Yeah, the email features were worth the upgrade!
     
  18. Bob Thompson

    Bob Thompson Barley Legal Member

    went to update my signature and it wiped it out completely after saving and navigating away
     
  19. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Tech Officer

    The signature permissions were pretty basic. I made them much more allowed by default. See if it'll let you edit your signature the way you want now.
     
  20. Bob Thompson

    Bob Thompson Barley Legal Member

    It came back even before I had to edit