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Miscellany, Inc. => Ensign First Class Blather => Topic started by: jcompton on February 13, 2014, 01:31:56 PM

Title: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: jcompton on February 13, 2014, 01:31:56 PM
After a shockingly long time, I have finally upgraded PPG's forum software to the current version of Simple Machines. The reasons it took so long are boring and dumb, the reason I finally forced the issue is easy enough: spam had been ridiculously bad for years and was finally reaching critical levels of intolerability.

Everybody's account has been reset to the new version's default theme, because the old version was quite broken. I have temporarily disabled your ability to change the theme, for simplicity's sake. At some point in the indeterminate future I will work on updating the old theme, as well as the old FWP look, but I make no promises about exactly when that will happen.

In the meantime, hopefully we can all enjoy a more pleasant forum experience.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Ishad Nha on February 13, 2014, 09:57:41 PM
Hooray! It looks much better.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Finelines on February 22, 2014, 03:10:05 PM
Help!  I used to be Silk but I don't remember my password or the email I originally registered on.

Jason, can you help?
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: PrincessSuzie on February 23, 2014, 03:21:20 AM
Aah, this place always bring back good memories of IE games. Thanks for updating forums, Jason! Long live PPG! :)
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Kulyok on February 23, 2014, 02:06:41 PM
@Silk, I think you'll have better luck PM'ing jcompton directly.

And, yes, 'tis good to be back with a new look. :)
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on February 27, 2014, 02:10:44 AM
i'M LOVING IT. How nice do I have to be to EE "users".?
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on February 27, 2014, 02:11:31 AM
GODDAMIT. CAPS, NO.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Echon on February 27, 2014, 03:12:49 AM
Try not to post when drunk.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: The Imp on February 27, 2014, 06:13:48 AM
Try not to post when drunk.
Only a fool knows that TRYing doesn't help, only DOing does, because he is full of it: Do not post when drunk.

How nice do I have to be to EE "users".?
What's this word "nice" even mean ? It's always preferred that you treat everyone equally. = Bad.

I like this look by the ways.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: jcompton on February 27, 2014, 10:19:17 AM
We've also added some new behind-the-scenes anti-spam measures. If you're reading this message you are probably not affected, but if things start behaving oddly for you, let us know. (Since you may not be able to post it here if you're having trouble, you can gripe here (http://forums.gibberlings3.net/index.php?showtopic=26136) instead.)
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Azazello on March 07, 2014, 12:34:29 PM
Everybody's account has been reset to the new version's default theme, because the old version was quite broken. I have temporarily disabled your ability to change the theme, for simplicity's sake. At some point in the indeterminate future I will work on updating the old theme, as well as the old FWP look...
I like this new theme. Close enough to the old one. Usually I hate the new theme these forum companies force on us.

I do miss the whatchamacallit graphics, in the upper-right, highlighting mods & websites.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: jcompton on March 07, 2014, 02:25:04 PM
I'll put the banner ads back eventually.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on March 08, 2014, 03:15:47 AM
Try not to post when drunk.
NO THERES NO POINT OTHERWISE  ~._
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on March 08, 2014, 03:20:09 AM
AND NO MOAR BANER ADZ
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Lu on March 09, 2014, 02:46:15 PM
Looks like I am lost, with this new design. How can I check my sent messages?
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Kulyok on March 09, 2014, 05:25:43 PM
I just had the same problem! But when your cursor hovers over "My messages", you get a small menu: New Messages/Inbox/Sent - and this way you can check your sent messages.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: The Imp on March 09, 2014, 06:37:19 PM
I just had the same problem!
At the top of nearly every page:
http://i62.tinypic.com/11sjcpt.jpg

Erhm, I can't find the display image thingy... ninja.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on March 11, 2014, 01:52:37 AM
I'm wondering where the Outbox is...

Pfeh. nvm. Sent items = outbox.  Yes, Echon.  Bastard, yes.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on March 11, 2014, 05:22:23 AM
On second glance, you can't get access to your "outbox" readily. Bummer.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on March 11, 2014, 05:28:05 AM
btw, who is The Imp?  They are way too verbose to be new. If they are new, they are to be verboten. But I doubt they are new.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: The Imp on March 11, 2014, 07:04:45 AM
btw, who is The Imp?  They are way too verbose to be new. If they are new, they are to be verboten. But I doubt they are new.
I, well, I am Jarno Mikkola in G3 (http://forums.gibberlings3.net/index.php?showuser=2129), were that here (http://forums.pocketplane.net/index.php?action=profile;u=3456) and in SHSforums (http://www.shsforums.net/user/6381-jarno-mikkola/) and so forth... I just moved to this "The Imp" profile to be more mysterious... or like in SHS forum, lost the password during a forum host move, while the email address doesn't exist anymore.
Yes, that's about 15000 posts at least together in all the IE communities... including 10 page FAQ for Megamods (http://www.shsforums.net/topic/41036-faq-for-the-megamods/)... not that it matters.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Lu on March 11, 2014, 12:43:40 PM
Hi, Jarno. Why did you ruin the mystery then?
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: The Imp on March 11, 2014, 04:27:41 PM
Hi, Jarno. Why did you ruin the mystery then?
The mystery was a joke. The motivation is the unprofound honesty.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on March 13, 2014, 01:08:00 AM
I'm not so sure that honesty is UNprofound in this day and age.

e oh, and welcome (back).  I am enjoying a wonderful CA stout, indulge me.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: CoM_Solaufein on March 23, 2014, 12:31:36 AM
Looks nice.

The next time I'm in the mood to do a forum upgrade I may use version 2.X of SMF or just join the rest and buy IP.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on March 23, 2014, 12:47:34 AM
lol.. eh, next time?  Join us already. And find BR while you're at it :p
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: jastey on March 23, 2014, 01:21:41 AM
There doesn't seem to be a direct link to the PPG homepage any longer? At least I don't get there, no matter what I click from the site's header. I have to click on the "Download here" part of the News in the above right corner for a shortcut.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: The Imp on March 23, 2014, 05:06:12 AM
There doesn't seem to be a direct link to the PPG homepage any longer? At least I don't get there, no matter what I click from the site's header. I have to click on the "Download here" part of the News in the above right corner for a shortcut.
Or do as I do, just take the current pages address, delete a the /index/... stuff from a page and then replace the forums. with www. and enter. But yeah, it would be nice to have a direct link in the forum and all.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: jcompton on March 23, 2014, 09:43:12 PM
Yeah, I'm not crazy about the logo setting defaulting to the forum homepage rather than the PPG homepage. I've done a cursory search to see if that's something I can change at the forum level (rather than hacking the template), so far haven't found it.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on March 29, 2014, 09:27:48 PM
Have you found a setting that will let us change this color (not, colour, but COLOR) scheme?
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: jcompton on March 31, 2014, 03:37:02 PM
It's not a setting as such, each one would have to be a new theme. I can look into some new SMF 2.x themes and load them in, but not today.
Title: Re: Welcome to your mostly upgraded PPG forum experience!
Post by: Cybersquirt on April 04, 2014, 09:58:50 PM
If not today, when? :p