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vBulletin 3.51 Upgrade Information/Bug Reports (Merged Thread)

Discussion in 'Technical' started by John Stone, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. John Stone

    John Stone Every day is Leg Day
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    The forum upgrade was successful!

    I realize that the forums look a little different, and those of you who were using the lighter style ("Old School, New Beat") are now seeing the darker (default) style. Please understand that there are a number of cosmetic issues that need to be resolved and converted. I wanted to get the forums up as quickly as possible, and these cosmetic issues can be dealt with while the forum is active.

    You may see some weird behavior and things may look strange as I make the changes. I may even have to take the forum down occasionaly today for brief periods of time. Please don't worry - I'm working on it and will have everything looking good soon enough. It's a big job. I'll post back here when I'm done.

    As for the new features, there are a bunch. Some obvious, some not-so-obvious, and some that will not affect you, the end user. Here's a list of some of the most notable changes:



    • Product/Plugin system with over 550 'hook' locations strategically placed in the code. Allows modification and extension of vBulletin without physical alteration of the vBulletin PHP scripts.
    • Inline moderation allows multiple threads or posts to be have moderation actions performed without a visit to the admin or moderator control panels
    • Completely rewritten message editor with ability to instantly switch between standard and WYSIWYG modes
    • Thread title editing on forumdisplay via AJAX
    • Thread opening and closing on forumdisplay via AJAX
    • Super-Quick Reply on showthread via AJAX
    • Inline post edit on showthread via AJAX
    • Username suggestion for PM recipients and search by user via AJAX
    • Data manipulation APIs (Data Manager) for centralized data saving
    • Template History & Comparison for easy tracking of changes
    • Database-based thread and forum read marking
    • MySQL Full Text Search
    • Additional Datastore Storage Methods
    • SMTP Mail Wrapper
    • MySQLi Wrapper
    • PHPDoc'd Source Code
    • Moderator log language abstraction
    • Webkit support for style manager color picker
    • ImageMagick 6 Support (alternative to GD)
    • Calendar events support start/end times
    • Custom avatar and profile picture resizing
    • Profile pictures can be saved to filesystem
    • Statistics ordering
    • Each attachment image type can be individually set to generate thumbnails or not
    • Each attachment image type can be individually set to open in a new window or not
    • Moderated posts and threads do not contribute to post count until approved
    • Language chooser in footer
    • New bbcode parser now corrects invalid tag nesting to ensure valid HTML
    • New
     
  2. 1FastGTX

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    I like the new editor / CMS here on the post message pages... Interesting.

    Nice looking so far John! :claplow:

    EDIT - wow edit your own post, very neat. No page refreshing either! Man this is a great feature!
     
  3. doordude42

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    John, you're killing us old guys!!!!!! (at least me) This type is hard to see!!!!
     
  4. Sholezard

    Sholezard Well-Known Member

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    John,

    I'm finding that I can't see which threads have been newly posted (i.e. bolded threads = new threads) with the new system. Am I missing something?

    Thanks.

    ~Shole
     
  5. John Stone

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    Oh, I must have forgotten to mention that COSMETIC ISSUES ARE STILL BEING WORKED ON!

    :p
     
  6. John Stone

    John Stone Every day is Leg Day
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    See above.

    This is going to be a long day if you guys keep this up. :)
     
  7. 1FastGTX

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    John said in his original post that he was still working on the cosmetic / aesthetic / font size / font face / color / etc. issues!!!

    Be patient! Give him some time!!!!!!!

    :D :D :D :D :D
     
  8. ekomomai

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    forums looking real nice john, thanks for all the work and effort....
    i hope we hear from wh0 soon, because he doesnt normaly handle downtime well ;)
     
  9. wh0rume

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    Looking nice but kind of confusing.

    Hey John, this version of vB does not have the "Reps" feature of you've just turned it off?
     
  11. wh0rume

    wh0rume Senior Member

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    i'd actually LIKE the reps feature.
    gives you something to shoot for.

    i mean... we have the thread-rating feature...
    it's almost inconsistant not to have the rep feature.

    (just a suggestion - clearly up to john only :D)
     
  12. Bluestreak

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    I was about to ask if there was a way to change font size. On a 21" monitor, this is like reading fine print. I'll be blind before the day it out... -R
     
  13. michael2938

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    How about temporarily in FireFox ---> View ---> Text Size --> Increase.

    I think IE has that feature too.

    Mike
     
  14. sc7389

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    Basically to me, it gives an idea of how helpful you were to other members on JSF forums.

    I was going to suggest CTRL + Mouse wheel but that doesn't seem to work.

    Edit: My monitor is 21" and I'm reading the text fine. What's your resolution?
     
  15. Bluestreak

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    2048*1536. The text looks tiny at this res, and adjusting it by CTRL+(mouse wheel) in Firefox makes other websites' text look HUGE, so I just have to remember to set the text size back to normal when I close the browser. It's hardly a big deal, and John will get it fixed eventually.

    -R
     
  16. badgolfer

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    I think it would be only fair to make an announcement at this point. I mean, really, like, how are we supposed to know these things if we are not told ahead of time.
     
  17. Bluestreak

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    He did. In his daily update. -R
     
  18. badgolfer

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    Guess I forgot the silly smilies up there. I guess I thought the really and likes would cover that. Ill make up for it now. :p :p
     
  19. karatetricker

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    I got it, but saw how others may not. :spaz:


    Just a side comment, don't know if this is just for me, but now in Firefox the Ads on top are all the way to the left but in IE, they are properly centered. I know you're working on appearance, just figured I'd throw it out there that one browser it's fine and not in the other.
     
  20. Bluestreak

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    It didn't ruffle my feathers at all... just sayin'... it was mentioned is all.

    -R
     

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