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XenForo migration status and bug reports

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    This the Google-ads? I’m not actually allowed to click them for risk of appearing to be fiddling things so hard to diagnose!
  2. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    At the top of the site, its currently an add for a credit card with the 'add choices' logo in the top right, very small.
    If I click it goes the add and leaves pfm.
  3. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    No, it's changed how bizarre!
    It opens a new page.
  4. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    It's random. Let me do some more research and get back to you with the result.
  5. RichardH

    RichardH Bodging pleb

    Yes, I just tried clicking on an ad (LED event technology) at the top of the page and it opened in the same window (Firefox). Wonder if it is ad-specific?
  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’ve just checked and it is apparently just how it is. I suspect so they are not ‘pop-ups’, but there is certainly no option to alter the behaviour.

    PS I guess you could right-click and open in new window/tab or whatever.
  7. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    Is ‘two-step verification’ a certificate of dancing ability?
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
  8. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Green Member

    Bastard is a swear word? Well, I suppose "bloody" was once considered one.

    It's practically a term of endearment in Australia.
  9. Joe

    Joe pfm Member


    But then again " brace y'self Sheila " is considered enough foreplay and sweet talking in Oz.
  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Just a quick advanced warning that another update is pending. Assuming all goes to plan SSL will be implemented a week on Wed (the 21st) and the Xenforo software will be updated to v2.x which is far nicer and cleaner looking. I hope to get all the old YouTube links fixed at this time too. This will be a major outage so the site will likely be offline for a good few hours whilst we get all the ducks in order.

    I’ll make a formal banner announcement nearer the time.

    PS Anyone curious as to what XF v2 looks like have a peep at the Xenforo support forum here. It is a lot cleaner and ‘flatter’, I much prefer it. Annoyingly I’ll lose the pfm colour scheme during the upgrade, but will obviously recreate it ASAP. Hopefully it will be a lot easier to do this time as there are next to no gradients etc, but it will still likely take me a week or so to get it exactly the way I want!
  11. merlin

    merlin Avatar changed - Town names deemed offensive.

    Can anyone explain why I cannot post pictures in the old way using Firefox?

    I just get [​IMG]
  12. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Instructions with examples can be found in the FAQ in the reference room.
  13. merlin

    merlin Avatar changed - Town names deemed offensive.

    Thanks Tony. I'm not overly IT literate and that always worked before.

    Now I click on the photo emblem, put the link into the "image URL" section that pops up, click "insert" and just get the first [​IMG]
  14. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

  15. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Update to Wed outage: after doing a bit more reading I don’t think I’ll be doing the upgrade to V2 of XenForo yet, it is still a bit new and some plugins I rely on don’t seem to exist yet (e.g. VigLink). As such I’ll just get the SSL stuff done and sort out the old broken YouTube links. Makes life a lot easier. I certainly plan to go to V2 fairly soon as it looks so much nicer, but I’ll give it a bit more development time before jumping on board.
  16. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    That's probably a good plan anyway - a number of unrelated updates at the same time does tend to add risk and when you get problems (not if) it's a larger surface to reason about.
  17. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Ok, back up and running.

    SSL now implemented, check out the shiny new padlock in the URL bar.

    XenForo to current point release (1.5.18).

    Most, though not all old vBulletin YouTube links fixed. I reckon we've got about 4/5ths of them and I can live with that.

    Any new bugs or weirdness please let me know on this thread.
  18. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Green Member


    Just a few issues: -

    • The pfm green is slightly off from the previous version.
    • It is still possible to post links from The Daily Mail without having your genitals removed by a blunt avocado slicer. I appreciate you are not ready for the full functionality of V2, but this is essential.
    • I suspect that some people who post on here may own an avocado slicer. This should be unacceptable. There is a plug in along with the bot check that should bar these types.
    • The "like" functionality still works. It's only going to attract the twittararti snapchatting crowd. Everyone will have the big glasses with plain lenses and a passion for making artisanal soap before you know it. You'll have to (ironically) stock Carpenters albums and that Inglesias bloke (un-ironically) to make record sales.
    • The green is now avocado.

    Trust me. I know green.

    lordsummit likes this.
  19. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

  20. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Thanks for that, will look into it.

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