# WOW, THIS IS A NEW CHANGE THAT I"LL HAVE TO GET USE TO

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by cosmictraveler, Sep 25, 2014.

1. ### cosmictravelerBe kind to yourself always.Valued Senior Member

Messages:
33,264
That is probably why we have been having problems with this forum lately because they were trying to get this new "look" ready. It isn't to bad but will take time to "adjust" to.

to hide all adverts.
3. ### Dr_ToadIt's green!Valued Senior Member

Messages:
2,527
This is a completely different software suite. I imagine the issues were with the old packages under vBulletin, but moving the databases to xenForo is proving to be less than smooth.

It's changed twice since I first logged in this morning. I re-uploaded my avatar, but it has since disappeared and I can't replace it yet. Much work for the devs to do before it's stable it looks like.

to hide all adverts.
5. ### YazataValued Senior Member

Messages:
5,579
The new Sciforums seems to be largely incompatible with my old browser.

Sadly, I expect that this will pretty much be my last post. You may still see me posting from another computer occasionally, but that will probably be infrequent.

to hide all adverts.

Messages:
4,833
8. ### rpennerFully WiredValued Senior Member

Messages:
4,833
And -- "Edit Post" is gone... [post=3228069]Post #2[/post]

9. ### Dr_ToadIt's green!Valued Senior Member

Messages:
2,527
Oh, boy. I expect the attachments are still there, but no longer linked properly in the new schema. Lots more for them to work out (that should have been addressed off-line) before it all works again.

Edit: It seems I can edit this post. Maybe they haven't changed defaults yet.

10. ### rpennerFully WiredValued Senior Member

Messages:
4,833
Well -- the thing about this software is ... it's not free. So the site owners deserve excellent customer support from the vendor.

Messages:
2,527

14. ### StryderKeeper of "good" ideas.Valued Senior Member

Messages:
13,104
In an ideal world the change of forum would use a Parallel implementation where the new version is placed separately from the old and members asked to migrate over during testing, rather than a conversion/ Big Bang implementation. Big Bang Implementations have far more bugs to sort out and the problem is once you start on it, your committed to having to deal with it.

Ideally they should of Archived the old forum build and started with a fresh forum. This would negated a number of the errors, bugs and potential zombie exploit code that still exists, however the search function of the new forum wouldn't be been integrated with the old.

Hopefully most of the problems will be ironed out over time.

15. ### zgmcRegistered Senior Member

Messages:
831
Post counts are gone for the time being. Now I don't know who to take seriously

Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

16. ### Dr_ToadIt's green!Valued Senior Member

Messages:
2,527
I'm sure they will. I had a hard crash some time ago, and had day-old database backups to rebuild with. Even so, I was offline for three or four days, and once up there was still some sorting out of problems to deal with. The devs are doing pretty good work, given that they're doing a hot-plug replacement.

17. ### arfa branecall me arfValued Senior Member

Messages:
7,652
Has anyone else noticed that $\alpha$ doesn't display a greek letter?

18. ### FOLZONIRegistered Senior Member

Messages:
129
You'll be missed Yazata...
...even by newbies like me.

FOLZONI

19. ### cosmictravelerBe kind to yourself always.Valued Senior Member

Messages:
33,264
Where's the edit button?

20. ### cluelusshusbund+ Public Dilemma +Valued Senior Member

Messages:
7,780
Wheres the Edit button ------------>test<----------

21. ### cosmictravelerBe kind to yourself always.Valued Senior Member

Messages:
33,264
Where's the "test" button, I have none.

22. ### cluelusshusbund+ Public Dilemma +Valued Senior Member

Messages:
7,780
I dont see a "Edit" button.!!!

23. ### C CConsular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy"Valued Senior Member

Messages:
2,320
That's surely one item that will return eventually. But it's looking ominous that some features in our accounts either won't be back or will return with diminished capacity. CosmicTraveler's once animated avatar, for instance, looks like it's either been made static or cut-back to max 6kb (from the former up-to 97.7kb allowed). Considering that there's no avatar function visible yet for either adding or removing them, I don't care to be stuck for good with the last one frozen on some particular random frame (should the thing ever even appear again).