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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by Winston » October 18th, 2014, 6:47 pm

Attention Everyone:

I've just uploaded all the avatars from the old forum onto our server into a zipped file. Here is the download link to it. If you need the file image of your avatar, then download the zipped file below and unzip it. After unzipping, you will see a folder containing all the avatar images. Find yours and reupload it. Thanks for your attention and sorry for the inconvenience.

http://www.happierabroad.com/avatars.zip
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Re: Welcome to the new upgraded forum! Some new features.

Post by Winston » October 18th, 2014, 8:37 pm

eurobrat wrote:
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eurobrat wrote:A lot of features are still disabled.

Please turn on BBCode.
When I edit your posts, I see that you have BB codes and smilies turned off below your post form. For some reason, they seem to be off by default for you. Go to your UCP panel and turn them on. It's linked at the top left of the forum under the logo and is called the User Control Panel.
Still not working, for some reason in just this announcements section. Works fine in other sections.
Ok I figured out what happened. For some reason, the forum permissions on the Announcements board was set so that bbcode and smilies were not allowed by standard users. I don't know why. But I fixed the permissions so they should work now. Try quoting something in this board or adding smilies and bbcode.

This forum involves lots of permissions settings for boards, users and roles. It's very complicated. Now you see why I was reluctant to upgrade to this.
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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by E Irizarry R&B Singer » October 19th, 2014, 10:05 am

WINSTON When are you going to put the Happier Abroad logo at this link? Image
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Post by Winston » October 19th, 2014, 10:42 am

E Irizarry R&B Singer wrote:WINSTON When are you going to put the Happier Abroad logo at this link? Image
As soon as I get to it of course. I have that in mind.

Why? Does that logo bother you? lol
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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by Winston » October 19th, 2014, 12:12 pm

Winston wrote:
E Irizarry R&B Singer wrote:WINSTON When are you going to put the Happier Abroad logo at this link? Image
As soon as I get to it of course. I have that in mind.

Why? Does that logo bother you? lol
Ok I've placed the HappierAbroad logo there, but it looks kind of tacky. I'll see if Eurobrat can design one for us that looks better there.
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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by Winston » October 19th, 2014, 12:23 pm

Update:

I've changed the color theme of this forum to something similar to what we had on the old forum. The default colors of this new theme were kind of too blue and too bright. Jamesbond and Mr S were complaining about it too.

So I changed it to something easier on the eyes. I used the dark blue color from the old forum by fetching its html color code and re-colorizing this theme with it using the colorize panel. When I did that, the other colors were automatically tuned to match it. So the background is not so baby blue now either.

What do you all think? Do you like these colors better?

Jamesbond, is this better now?
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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by Winston » October 19th, 2014, 12:35 pm

New feature:

In this new version of the forum, you can change your vote later after you cast it, whereas you could not do that in the old forum. You can also change your vote in previous polls you voted in as well. To change your vote, just select a different option in the poll results and hit Submit.
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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by eurobrat » October 19th, 2014, 1:23 pm

Winston wrote:
Winston wrote:
E Irizarry R&B Singer wrote:WINSTON When are you going to put the Happier Abroad logo at this link? Image
As soon as I get to it of course. I have that in mind.

Why? Does that logo bother you? lol
Ok I've placed the HappierAbroad logo there, but it looks kind of tacky. I'll see if Eurobrat can design one for us that looks better there.
What are the maximum dimensions allowed and I will design one.

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Post by Winston » October 19th, 2014, 1:52 pm

eurobrat wrote:
Winston wrote: Ok I've placed the HappierAbroad logo there, but it looks kind of tacky. I'll see if Eurobrat can design one for us that looks better there.
What are the maximum dimensions allowed and I will design one.
I'm not sure. At this point, the maximum dimensions are what you see in the top left corner. If the image is bigger then it is automatically shrunk to that size. However the dimensions may be altered. I'd have to do some research on that.

Or, the entire header of the forum could be changed into a graphic as well, kind of like it is in the phpbb support forum. Have a look:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/index.php
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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by eurobrat » October 19th, 2014, 3:44 pm

Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:
Winston wrote: Ok I've placed the HappierAbroad logo there, but it looks kind of tacky. I'll see if Eurobrat can design one for us that looks better there.
What are the maximum dimensions allowed and I will design one.
I'm not sure. At this point, the maximum dimensions are what you see in the top left corner. If the image is bigger then it is automatically shrunk to that size. However the dimensions may be altered. I'd have to do some research on that.

Or, the entire header of the forum could be changed into a graphic as well, kind of like it is in the phpbb support forum. Have a look:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/index.php
Here is is 160 height by 850 width I measured.

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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by eurobrat » October 19th, 2014, 4:06 pm

Wait here's a better one with modern rounded corners

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Post by Winston » October 19th, 2014, 5:15 pm

eurobrat wrote:Wait here's a better one with modern rounded corners

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What? It doesn't show the whole "Happier Abroad", only some of the letters. That would look strange. Why not just use that image and put "HA" in it if the two words can't fit? Or just have "HA" and a globe somewhere around it?
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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by eurobrat » October 19th, 2014, 6:00 pm

Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:Wait here's a better one with modern rounded corners

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What? It doesn't show the whole "Happier Abroad", only some of the letters. That would look strange. Why not just use that image and put "HA" in it if the two words can't fit? Or just have "HA" and a globe somewhere around it?
What are you talking about, it has the whole introduction to the forum. To a new forum member this will peak interests. I'm a world class marketeer who has had several decent jobs in different countries, I know what I'm talking about.

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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by Winston » October 19th, 2014, 7:17 pm

eurobrat wrote:
Winston wrote:
eurobrat wrote:Wait here's a better one with modern rounded corners

Image
What? It doesn't show the whole "Happier Abroad", only some of the letters. That would look strange. Why not just use that image and put "HA" in it if the two words can't fit? Or just have "HA" and a globe somewhere around it?
What are you talking about, it has the whole introduction to the forum. To a new forum member this will peak interests. I'm a world class marketeer who has had several decent jobs in different countries, I know what I'm talking about.
Ok we can try it. I wonder if anyone will complain though. lol

Why not just have a logo with just an H and A in it and maybe a globe behind it?
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Re: Welcome to our new forum! Here are some new features.

Post by Winston » October 19th, 2014, 7:17 pm

New subforum feature:

Just to let you all know, we can create subforums in this forum now. They would be forums under the boards we have now. Not sure if they are necessary though. But it's something to keep in mind.
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