WELCOME TO THE NEW TMW COMMUNITY FORUM!!!

How do you like the new forum?

I love it!
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It's great!
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It's better than sliced bread!
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About the same as the old one
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New forum? I didn't notice a change (although I do need new glasses)
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No sir, I just don't like it.
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I'd rather not answer (but I still want to vote)
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#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:40 am

Yes, it's our 10th anniversary and we did some enhancements for you...

A new forum (with ALL the messages, details, avatars and settings saved) with new looks, new functionality and new features! Check out the really cool stuff you can do now in your profile, when posting a message, adding friends and so much more!

A new photo gallery that is easier to use, a heck of a lot quicker and more fun with more options, features and everything you wanted but never asked for. It will be up shortly with a new URL for it. The old photo gallery (both old ones) will be saved and be an archive (you can see the photos but can't add to the old gallery). If I can ask you repost your photos into the new gallery that would be AWESOME if you could find the time to do so. :D NOW UP HERE: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/gallery/

FASTER speeds. Yes, it's true, yesterday you might have noticed (or at least I hope you did) Total Motorcycle loading up much faster. This is because I'm using a new form of sending the information to your computer called gZip. This compresses the KB size of the page when it sends across the internet to you and now the pages are 84% smaller, meaning they load faster!

Ok, I'm off to update all the setting for this new forum, hope you like it!

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#2 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:52 am

FYI: You can now add small attachments to you post. :)

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#3 Unread post by vladmech » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:33 pm

Definitely freaked me out for a second, since it changed between me going to sleep last night and waking up today :laughing:

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#4 Unread post by csspostal » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:59 pm

Can you do more then one file or just one at a time?
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#5 Unread post by jaskc78 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:05 pm

where's the "I'm still deciding" button? and was wondering why the forums were down when i woke up, apparently i shoulda just slept in later this morning.
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#6 Unread post by BuzZz » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:31 pm

If we are in blitch-n-moan-mode (well I am)..... my email notifications are coming into my junkfolder as 'that' now instead of into the TMW folder......

What size wrench do I use to fix this??? And what nut/bolt combo do I apply it to? Smashing the screen didn't help.... :|
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#7 Unread post by zlib » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:35 pm

BuzZz wrote:If we are in blitch-n-moan-mode (well I am)..... my email notifications are coming into my junkfolder as 'that' now instead of into the TMW folder......

What size wrench do I use to fix this??? And what nut/bolt combo do I apply it to? Smashing the screen didn't help.... :|
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#8 Unread post by mgdavis » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:05 pm

Might just be me, but the text on the new forum sort of blends in with the background and is a little harder to read. The whole blue on blue on blue thing screws with me a bit. I'm on my netbook now though, might be better with a bigger screen.
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#9 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:41 pm

BuzZz wrote:If we are in blitch-n-moan-mode (well I am)..... my email notifications are coming into my junkfolder as 'that' now instead of into the TMW folder......

What size wrench do I use to fix this??? And what nut/bolt combo do I apply it to? Smashing the screen didn't help.... :|
Likewise.....a message went into my spam folder.....and who the heck is Chris from idleserve? I almost did not check...

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#10 Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:56 am

I like it. It's the same software I've been using on my own CURD forum.
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#11 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:50 am

csspostal wrote:Can you do more then one file or just one at a time?
I assume you mean attachment? If so, just 1 per message/reply. :D I set it up for this to see how much server hard drive space having the attachment option uses up before allowing more.

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#12 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:53 am

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BuzZz wrote:If we are in blitch-n-moan-mode (well I am)..... my email notifications are coming into my junkfolder as 'that' now instead of into the TMW folder......

What size wrench do I use to fix this??? And what nut/bolt combo do I apply it to? Smashing the screen didn't help.... :|
Likewise.....a message went into my spam folder.....and who the heck is Chris from idleserve? I almost did not check...

Judgement is reserved until I learn how it works. :o
Idleserv would be TMW host that helped set the upgrade up, I'll check to see that it's fixed now and says Total Motorcycle or something like it. :D

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#13 Unread post by fireguzzi » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:32 pm

Personally I liked it better when there was a little more color contrast for each post. They sort of run together now.
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#14 Unread post by Thumper » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:57 pm

Between the background color and the tiny font, my eyes are going to explode trying to read posts...layout is fine, though...

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#15 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:26 pm

Thumper wrote:Between the background color and the tiny font, my eyes are going to explode trying to read posts...layout is fine, though...

I am seeing approx. 12 point font. If you want to change the overall font size within the forums, use the up/down arrows with the letter A at the right on the top. There are three settings and the default seems to be the smallest. Maybe that will help?

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#16 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:30 pm

The new functionality is really cool (both within the forums and in the photo gallery).

Change can be hard to accept but once you get used to it you will forget what the old one looked like. :laughing:
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#17 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:00 pm

The colours for me of each reply on my monitor are very light blue, white and a light medium blue. I guess it all depends on what monitor you have, brightness and contrast settings. The theme here is the default theme phpBB comes with, I didn't change anything in regards to the colours so it must be the most popular style/theme or the folks at phpBB wouldn't have made it default right? :frusty:

Like all of you, I'm new at this forum setup as well, I've been using it now for 2 days and at first I didn't like how the avatars and details were on the right side of the page. After 6 years, I was used to seeing them on the left. Now after 2 days, I'm ok with it and getting more used to it.

I really just wanted to upgrade the forum to give you more features, options and security for you all. The old forum was 6 years old and while it was good, there have been a lot of advances (and fixes) in 6 years of phpBB development. This version is the most recent version available. :D

Overall, I myself find way more positives in this newest version vs our 6 year old version. I can do so many more things that I wished the old version could have done for me. Maybe there are too many options for the user? You should see the admin options, it's a lot of stuff to learn on my side, so there will be some extra steep learning for me too. :mrgreen:

But I do hope you try your best to enjoy this new feature rich forum. :D If this new version can bring more usefulness to our great community, why not eh? :kicking:

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#18 Unread post by keysman » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:10 pm

I switched my forum from phpbb 2 to 3 a couple years ago after my web hosting provider went out of business and took my forum database with them. I had a bad feeling when I couldn't get to my website and then really sick feeling when I found a thread on some web hosting forum about the provider not paying their bills and shutting down. I wasn't making local backups of my database at that time. :oops: I learned my lesson the hard way.

When I got things up and running again I switched from phpbb 2 to version 3. I had a lot of the same complaints that you're seeing here but now that we have been on it for a couple years, those complaints have gone away. The only complaint people have is that links open in the same window by default with phpbb3 so you have to use the back button. phpbb 2 used to open them in a new window. I think they changed it because of popup blockers.

One issue I have with the new TMW forums is that the UI is using up 100% of the window. That puts some text right on the left edge of the window. I would personally like to see it adjusted so that it's only using 90% or something, that way there would be a little white space on the left and right sides.
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#19 Unread post by MZ33 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:46 pm

I really like the look! Haven't tried any new features yet, but lemme just add that I'm glad you didn't end up with the black background/white text so many other forums have.

I'll put it in bold, so that those with contrast issues can see this. :D
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#20 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:29 am

Thank you mz...the bold text is also blacker...it's much easier to read.
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