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Upgrade? While I'm sure the theme thing is just what we needed (?), I trust things will move back towards usable before too long.
I've been so used to using the url applefritter.com/tracker, which previously gave all new posts listed by thread. Now the list shows all the new posts individually with their titles, not the thread title. Yikes! Is this 'feature' gonna stay or is it just temporary?
'Nuther thing, new posts inside a thread aren't highlighted, used to be red IIRC.
And hey! My sig is missing!
dan k (not complaining, just passing on my observations)
There's a ton of work left. The GUI and the old forum settings still need to get worked out. Don't worry; Tom will get everything back to normal soon.
Another note--the GUI is actually there. Just go into your account preferences and change the theme to "applefritter."
We just swapped it to the default theme. Don't mess with your template settings, we'll be messing with them for you.
There now is a "quote link" below every post, not just the first one.
There is no longer a Preview button when you are writing new forum posts
"TV can make you think that you are being educated, when in fact all you're doing is blinking your life away with a remote control." - Mynak Tulku
I'll look into the previewing problem now. I just set it to require preview and it still just shows 'Post Comment'. Hmmm....
Require preview, yuck, optional preview, great.
That was something I hated about AF2 when it first was released, the preview was "required".
much cleaner, more professional looking. Less toy-ish.
One question; the sig line ends up in the comment field. Is that by design?
It's still being worked on. That's on my list for today.
I don't visit the site for a few weeks, and what happens...? It ends up looking and working pretty darn good! Administration tools have changed a bit and there's obviously a few bugs to work out, but for now I'm impressed. Visually it's much better too.
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Ok, we've moved where the line actually is. Personally, I think it looks better there. Anyone having any troubles with that?
And I just implemented the sigs again. Once again, if anyone's having problems, let us know. Also, to anyone browsing between 2 AM and 4 AM EST, you may have noticed some weirdness with the comment displaying. Sorry about that. It was me testing out various ways of doing it.
Are you using my signature code from before or have you re-written it? If it's mine then you might want to look at optimising it abit, as it uses far too many SQL queries for my liking. It was meant to be only a temporary fix to stop people complaining, but I lost access to the server (Tom still hasn't recreated my account) and never got round to writing a full version.
My code just did a SQL query for each post and pulled the sig from the database, it might be more efficient to pull the sigs with the rest of the post/user data, but I never figured out how to do this in drupal.
No, I wrote it again myself. I think I probably implemented it just like you did, with a separate SQL query for each user. I can probably grab the signature with the same query that gets the username/avatar information and optimize it a little.
It seems like this stuff is always quick and dirty hacks. I know, I keep promising myself that I'll clean up how stuff is done too, but there's still a few things on the list that take precedence. At the moment, it just works, and the servers not overheating, so we should be ok Besides, it was 1 AM and I had to be up at 7, so I had the 'get this done, then sleep' mentality. I swear, sleep deprivation improves my coding.
Drupals a nice confusing system to learn, but I think I'm finding out how it does things. Had a look at your code in the bbcode.module file last night. Nice preg replaces. Those are something that always take me forever and a half to code.
Site is improving by leaps and bounds every time I reload pages! Excellent work!
BTW, the whateveryoucallit icon next to the page url is still the lil' drupal guy. What's that icon called BTW, and where is it found in the page source?
It's called a favicon and I believe it's appended on by the web server. It's not actually in the HTML source. You can find the current one by going to http://applefritter.com/favicon.ico
Thanks. I'll get the proper one back in.