: The New System



BeelzeBob
06-16-03, 03:17 PM
Hey all. As you may have already noticed, we've upgraded to the next generation of vBulletin software.. So far, this is the public beta and we may encounter a bug or two somewhere along the line. If you happen to notice anything, please let me know..

Otherwise, there will be a new release very shortly - which will include graphical changes. I hope you find the new features interesting and enjoyable...

Sincerely,

Sal Collaziano

BeelzeBob
06-16-03, 03:19 PM
P.S. I know we've got an issue with our image gallery. As soon as I find how how to get it back up and running, I'll be on it...

AKPsiMC03
06-16-03, 06:51 PM
i like it... this one keeps me signed in! :bulging:

Katshot
06-16-03, 08:02 PM
So far it sucks!! Everything I try doesn't work, the threads seem more bulky and not as easy to read.

banstyle
06-16-03, 11:11 PM
Yeah, its up in the air for me too. Everything's threaded now, and so you have to reply to the post you mean to reply to... though the message display is flat. Even those little selectors to switch between Linear, Hybrid, Threaded... they work, but bleh.

Other than that, it uh.. works. (-:

I know it's way too late to mention this, but Sal, did you ever look at phpBB? http://www.phpbb.com

Night Wolf
06-16-03, 11:47 PM
vBullitin= alot better then phpBB

Although phpBB is nice to start off with

elwesso
06-17-03, 12:21 AM
I wish we could just start typing in the quick reply box, rather than to click the button on the individual posts...... Other than that, I think its ok... I dont really care....

elwesso
06-17-03, 12:22 AM
I do like the fact that as soon as you reply, it automatically subscribes you to the thread, rather than having to click on the button manually......

BeelzeBob
06-17-03, 12:43 AM
What are you having trouble with, Kevin? Are you in "Linear" mode? That's the same mode we had before we upgraded...

Ralph
06-17-03, 12:43 AM
Oh, sure Sal, the day I send you 5 new pics of my car you decide to do this, LOL. I hope you got them? So far I cannot figure out how to see new posts since last visited.

BeelzeBob
06-17-03, 12:44 AM
Yeah, its up in the air for me too. Everything's threaded now, and so you have to reply to the post you mean to reply to... though the message display is flat. Even those little selectors to switch between Linear, Hybrid, Threaded... they work, but bleh.

Other than that, it uh.. works. (-:

I know it's way too late to mention this, but Sal, did you ever look at phpBB? http://www.phpbb.com
You COULD just hit the regular POST REPLY button instead of using the quick reply. That way you wouldn't have to select any particular message... And yes, I know about PhpBB.. I do like it - but there's just nowhere near as many Admin options.. I run a PhpBB... I've been running message boards since the 80's. :p

BeelzeBob
06-17-03, 12:46 AM
I wish we could just start typing in the quick reply box, rather than to click the button on the individual posts...... Other than that, I think its ok... I dont really care....
It's like that with the Quick Reply BECAUSE of the other options (Hybrid, Threaded). The only reason I'm even leaving it like this is because there are actually a ton of people who like it that way. I'd rather have all options available to attract the most attention possible. It's only a click... - Thought I don't exactly like it either...

banstyle
06-17-03, 01:07 AM
You COULD just hit the regular POST REPLY button instead of using the quick reply.... I've been running message boards since the 80's. :p

NO! I'm too lazy to not use the 'Quick Reply' feature, however less quick it is now..LOL. ;)

So you were in the BBS scene back then huh? What did you run?
My brother and I ran Searchlight on the C64 for a time in the late 80's, then he gave up. I went to running RemoteAccess under OS/2v2 for a while, had two nodes. Swapped to PCBoard 14 later on, then the Internet came along and... well... screwed everything up! :crying2:

Oh GAWD. I remember my first 2400 baud modem. I thought that thing was SOOOO FAST. :rofl:

BeelzeBob
06-17-03, 01:43 AM
Well. I don't wanna go too off-topic here - but I ran a C-Net 10.0 and 11.7a.. I used to modify them like crazy... My first modem was a 300 baud - I thought the 1200 baud modem was fast. Remember disk space back then? :p Yes, I loved the BBS.. I still think Websites should be more like 'em.. Atleast for the Administrator...

Otherwise - without going too far off-topic - let's get some more opinions on this new system. I want to clear up any questions and hear more comments - good or bad... :D

Ralph
06-17-03, 01:47 AM
Sal, about those pics I mailed you on your option line, I got a delivery failure notification, is that because of the construction?

BeelzeBob
06-17-03, 01:50 AM
Send you a PM, Ralph...

banstyle
06-17-03, 06:06 AM
Remember disk space back then?

OMG. Still amazes me that we had managed to get a 10mb HDD for the C64.. we had so much software, it was amazing. mmm... ancient pirating.

Ok, back on-topic, I noticed that the buttons in the upper left are all arrows, but say they're temporary when you hover over them. Strange.... :eyebrow:

Everything else is looking spot-on.

Astronomer
06-17-03, 08:15 AM
Sal,

I liked an old feature that allowed me to "search all new posts since my last visit" Is that going to be reinstated? I do like the last posted time given in the time ago format...it saves me from doing the math. If you can get this software to predict the next stock to buy...that would be a big plus.....it has to be an ironclad guarantee though. I've already lost enough money.

Katshot
06-17-03, 08:28 AM
Sal,
Apparently, I got on right after you put this new system up. The search "new" posts didn't work, as you an others have pointed out, the "quick reply" doesn't work (which I use 99% of the time), and I think the threads look bulkier and therefore longer to scroll down through. Maybe it's me but I just don't like it. I guess like everything else, I just have to get used to it. :rolleyes:

BeelzeBob
06-17-03, 08:43 AM
Sal,

I liked an old feature that allowed me to "search all new posts since my last visit" Is that going to be reinstated? I do like the last posted time given in the time ago format...it saves me from doing the math. If you can get this software to predict the next stock to buy...that would be a big plus.....it has to be an ironclad guarantee though. I've already lost enough money.
The arrow-images on the top right are only temporary - they will be replaced with the next upgrade (graphical - and coming very soon). The second arrow is "View new posts" since your last visit. :)

BeelzeBob
06-17-03, 08:44 AM
Sal,
Apparently, I got on right after you put this new system up. The search "new" posts didn't work, as you an others have pointed out, the "quick reply" doesn't work (which I use 99% of the time), and I think the threads look bulkier and therefore longer to scroll down through. Maybe it's me but I just don't like it. I guess like everything else, I just have to get used to it. :rolleyes:
Are you still unable to "quick reply"? It's the icon at the bottom right of each post - in yellow - right in-between the "edit" and "reply" button...

Katshot
06-17-03, 09:50 AM
There ya go!!
Like I said, once I get used to it, I'm sure it'll be fine. There's so damn many icons etc all over that I have no idea what to do with :rolleyes:
And I'm still not liking the time since posted thing versus just labeling the post with a time/date posted

Ralph
06-18-03, 04:42 AM
There ya go!!
Like I said, once I get used to it, I'm sure it'll be fine. There's so damn many icons etc all over that I have no idea what to do with :rolleyes:
And I'm still not liking the time since posted thing versus just labeling the post with a time/date posted

I agree, plus I liked the extra info under poster's name, ie. what car they drive, etc.

HotRodSaint
06-18-03, 09:05 AM
I agree, plus I liked the extra info under poster's name, ie. what car they drive, etc.

Yeah, what car do I drive?

BeelzeBob
06-18-03, 09:33 AM
All those other added options will come in short time.. I think we'll probably have the new graphical interface first - but the rest will not be far behind.. It's really all up from here.. We'll have all the old features plus many more...

Ralph
06-19-03, 03:08 AM
Yeah, what car do I drive?

Well, there are different types of Caddies, eh? And mileage, etc. :lightbulb

JerseyGirl
06-19-03, 10:21 PM
I have been busy working and have not been online in a while...damn things sure have changed! I like the new site, looks cool...runs smoothly for me. Nice Sal! :)

Mad'lac
06-20-03, 12:32 AM
So we still having problems with the pictures?

BeelzeBob
06-20-03, 08:55 AM
So we still having problems with the pictures?
Unfortunately, yes.. There's nothing that can be done about it just yet...

HotRodSaint
06-20-03, 08:57 AM
I still don't know what kinda car I drive. :bonkers:

Astronomer
06-20-03, 10:40 AM
I still don't know what kinda car I drive.

Well....if you don't know now....you probably never will.

elwesso
06-20-03, 08:29 PM
Just press the alarm button to make the horn go off... slowly walk toward it...... turn the alarm off, and then unlock the doors.... If all goes according to plan, this SHOULD be your car (and if it isnt, hopefully its better than your car)