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Change of Forum Software

 

 

 

Yes, the title of this news post does mean what it looks like it means. We'll soon be moving away from our long used phpBB forum software and onto a newer and better alternative. We are hoping to do this late next week so if you notice downtime on the forums during then, it is not because anything untoward is going on!

 

 

 

You don't need to worry about forums, topics, posts, your accounts and such, all of these will be converted for use with the new forum software. You won't even need to change your password.

 

 

 

Our software of choice for this is Invision Power Board. Some of you may already be familiar with this software as it's used by some of the other major fansites out there, but it won't be quite the same. While the software name is the same, those sites are running on version 2 series of the software. We intend to start out on version 3 which adds a lot of nice functionality we hope you will be pleased with.

 

 

 

We are also not just buying the board software, we are in fact purchasing the Invision Community Suite, this is going to open up some new and exciting things to do on the Tip.It Forums. We're going to have a separate Gallery in which you can upload your images related to various categories and other users can rate or comment on them. We will also have a separate blogging system, we don't intend to get rid of Blogscape, in fact we hope this will complement Blogscape as we will be allowing you to blog about your real life activities. Again, you can create entries in your blog and users can comment on them, rather than you having to create a topic in which to do this.

 

 

 

Discuss away.

 

 

 

Update:

 

Forum conversion will be happening Wednesday night -> some time on Thursday with the aim to get back online before Friday (GMT).

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Ouch, I've always been fond of phpBB3. Hopefully it's for the better. Will certainly be something to get used to. :|


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IPB V.3 Community offers our users more functions , better security (not that it's an issue now, but it is a better setup) and will let us run this board better than ever.

 

 

 

Just to clear up any confusion:

 

 

 

No posts will be lost


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Not really familiar with the new software or anything, but as long as it works well I'll be happy. New subforums sound nice.


 

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... as it's used by some of the other major fansites out there...

 

 

 

Bye bye uniqueness...

 

 

 

Ouch, I've always been fond of phpBB3. Hopefully it's for the better. Will certainly be something to get used to. :|

 

 

 

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Will this allow hide tags inside other hide tags?

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Yes


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yes, we can hide hide tags in other hide tags that may infact be hiding other hide tags. :D

 

 

 

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Will this allow hide tags inside other hide tags?

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

... as it's used by some of the other major fansites out there...

 

 

 

Bye bye uniqueness...

 

 

 

We'll be using v3 of the software not v2 like the other sites are using, they look nothing alike, for the record. ;) The features on v3 are also greatly improved over v2.

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I'm excited about this, I have a sneaky feeling that I'm going to be confused for a really long time when this does change over :lol:

 

 

 

I hope it goes over good guys :thumbsup:


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Just to clarify, EVERYTHING post wise will be the same? Like, say my old PM's in my inbox that I would like to keep?

 

 

 

Looking forward to the change. :)

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Just to clarify, EVERYTHING post wise will be the same? Like, say my old PM's in my inbox that I would like to keep?

 

 

 

Looking forward to the change. :)

 

 

 

 

 

All data will be saved - postcounts, posts, pm's etc.


"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."

Abraham Lincoln

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Pure_MageUK, You mentioned other features. Besides the image upload and blogging tool, can oyu list a few more in your original post/pm me them?


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Just to clarify, EVERYTHING post wise will be the same? Like, say my old PM's in my inbox that I would like to keep?

 

 

 

Looking forward to the change. :)

 

All topics, posts, private messages, subscriptions to any topics, etc. will be retained.

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Can't wait! New software is going to be the [cabbage]. get excited!


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Can't wait. I've personally used both IPB and PhpBB forums. I find them both very good but I personally find IPB a bit better and I'm sure the V3 will be even better than what I've used.


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Is it going to keep the same style of boards, or are the boards going to be designed completely differently? Because personally I like phbb. but oh well. I'm excited.

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Pure_MageUK, You mentioned other features. Besides the image upload and blogging tool, can oyu list a few more in your original post/pm me them?

 

 

 

Alright...

 


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    [*:3a5a1gnz]A fully integrated calendar in the forum showing members birthdays (if they've entered their birthdate) as well as extra features, such as having TET events scheduled on the calendar.
     
    [*:3a5a1gnz]"Friendly URLs", as in topic URLs will look like this:
     
http://forum.tip.it/index.php?/topic/808547-change-of-forum-software/


 
Rather than:
 

http://forum.tip.it/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=808547


 
[*:3a5a1gnz]When large images are posted in a topic, the forum will automatically reduce the image into a thumbnail to stop stretching the window.
 
[*:3a5a1gnz]Nested custom BBCode (think [hide] tags inside [hide] tags) actually works!
 
[*:3a5a1gnz]This has inline topic editing, what this means is that when you hit "Edit" on your post (or in a forum you moderate), the edit box appears right there, and when you click to save it, the post changes in real time, you don't even need to reload the page in order to do it.
 
[*:3a5a1gnz]Fast reply built in at the bottom of each topic page, with a full Rich Text Editor.
 
[*:3a5a1gnz]An extensive polls system allowing polls with multiple questions, the ability to choose more than one answer, or just one answer, and also the option to have the votes public so you can see who voted for what.
 
[*:3a5a1gnz]Multi-quote ability, you can check posts on the topic, then click reply and all of them will be quoted in your post for you to respond to.
 
[*:3a5a1gnz]Private messages are saved as "conversations" which is like a private topic with just you and that user, meaning that you can easily read the whole conversation from top to bottom including your sent messages and their replies. The conversation can be deleted once you're done with your discussion.
 
[*:3a5a1gnz]Generally giving Tip.It a more "Web 2.0" feel, and a more professional look.
 
[*:3a5a1gnz]More intuiative than phpBB taking less time to get to grips with the features.

 

 

 

There's also a lot of additional features that won't be visible to most of you, for example additional help for our moderators/admins. You'll also be able to do things like report private messages and report a user's profile if they have a bad signature for example, instead of having to report one of their posts.

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I never liked those other sites because of IP Board =| But if its what going to happen, I guess i'll see what the new forums will be like. I might enjoy the change!


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