Feb 2021 Forum software upgrade Tuesday 9th March

Syphon

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Update: This is now planned to happen on Tuesday 9th March - the forums will be going offline from 13:00 and will be down for a few hours. We will keep you updated via our Twitter account.

Some of the features on the way include:

  • Progressive web app
    Yes you'll be able to install the site onto your device and get native push notifications
    "Once the app is installed, it is readily available in the same way as a native app. On mobile devices, that means it can be opened via an icon on the home screen. On desktop devices, it can be opened by searching your system or even pinning the app to your taskbar or dock."
  • GIPHY integration
    You'll be able to search for GIFs from within the editor within the site
  • Different thread types
    Question threads, recommendation threads with voting. This will come in handy for people asking for help and people can vote for the best solution, or recommendations on the best product to use with people voting for those as well.

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  • New lightbox for view for attached images as well as improvements to the media gallery
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  • Activity summary emails
    Automated emails to keep you updated on things you may have missed on the forums since your last visit
  • Search power up
    Search will get even better
  • and more....

These may not all be active straight after the upgrade as we'll need to configure things and learn how best to make use of them.

Keep an eye on this thread for any updates.

Thanks as ever for being part of the community.

Scott
 
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jcbmally

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We've got another upgrade on the way. If all goes to plan will be sometime next week or the week after.

Some of the features on the way include:

  • Progressive web app
    Yes you'll be able to install the site onto your device and get native push notifications
    "Once the app is installed, it is readily available in the same way as a native app. On mobile devices, that means it can be opened via an icon on the home screen. On desktop devices, it can be opened by searching your system or even pinning the app to your taskbar or dock."
  • GIPHY integration
    You'll be able to search for GIFs from within the editor within the site
  • Different thread types
    Question threads, recommendation threads with voting. This will come in handy for people asking for help and people can vote for the best solution, or recommendations on the best product to use with people voting for those as well.

    View attachment 21761


  • New lightbox for view for attached images as well as improvements to the media gallery
View attachment 21762

  • Activity summary emails
    Automated emails to keep you updated on things you may have missed on the forums since your last visit
  • Search power up
    Search will get even better
  • and more....

These may not all be active straight after the upgrade as we'll need to configure things and learn how best to make use of them.

Keep an eye on this thread for any updates.

Thanks as ever for being part of the community.

Scott
Yes, yes all very good @Syphon but will it start my car from the sofa :thumbup:
 

Seriously?

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Phew, we're back:)
The font within a post looks a bit 'thin' (Waterfox browser if it makes any difference), but otherwise everything seems to work. It must be a bit of a moment when you mess about with all this stuff and switch it back on, in case it's all gone 🍐 shaped.
Suggest you go home for tea and medals.🥇
 
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Syphon

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Feb 28, 2002
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www.seatcupra.net
The font now uses people's browser default so will look different for different users. It's better for speed and people's preferences.

The upgrade was taken care of by Audentio who provided our theme, but still quite a stressful experience when things don't quite go to plan! We were down for longer than expected. Full backup was taken beforehand!
 
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