Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Here is the place for the admins or moderators to do their annoucements. Or, if you have bought a new scope and want the whole world to know, do it here. Basically this is the place for any astro first-hand news.
Post Reply
User avatar
zong
Administrator
Posts: 621
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:41 pm
Favourite scope: 1x7 binoculars (my eyes)
Location: Toa Payoh
Contact:

Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Post by zong »

Hi guys, the forum has been upgraded. Hopefully the new user registration system will deter spammer registrations. Yay!

If anyone notices any problems with the new systems, please post them here in the thread so I can fix them. Also, we are starting fresh with the forum mods, so if you desperately wish for some mod in the old forums to be installed here, you can post it here too. I'll try to accomodate, but I can't promise anything.

Changes have also been implemented in the posting system:
  1. You're allowed to delete your post (if it's a double-post or you regretted what you typed) within 5 minutes of your submitting the post.
  • You're allowed to edit your post within 15 minutes of submitting the post. This is to ensure continuity in the threads.
Enjoy the new upgraded forum!
Stargazing ... is an excuse to stay up past bedtime that never fails!

User avatar
Clifford60
Posts: 1289
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:41 pm
Location: Central

Re: Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Post by Clifford60 »

Congratulation for a job well done. Thank you for the great effort. [smilie=good-job.gif]

User avatar
andeelym
Posts: 423
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:01 pm

Re: Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Post by andeelym »

Looks nice although it doesn't go full screen

User avatar
Gary
Posts: 3790
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:06 am
Location: Toa Payoh
Contact:

Re: Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Post by Gary »

Brilliant! Absolutely agree with the changes.
http://www.astro.sg
email: gary[at]astro.sg
twitter: @astrosg


"The importance of a telescope is not how big it is, how well made it is.
It is how many people, less fortunate than you, got to look through it."
-- John Dobson.

User avatar
weixing
Super Moderator
Posts: 4699
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:22 am
Favourite scope: Vixen R200SS & Celestron 6" F5 Achro Refractor
Location: (Tampines) Earth of Solar System in Orion Arm of Milky Way Galaxy in Local Group Galaxies Cluster

Re: Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Post by weixing »

Hi,
Thanks Zong for doing the upgrade... [smilie=good-job.gif]
zong wrote:Hi guys, the forum has been upgraded. Hopefully the new user registration system will deter spammer registrations. Yay!
Anyway, the new registration system seem to be more prone to spammer registration... [smilie=bad-atmosphere.gif] Got 20++ new users been register and still increasing... By looking at the username and email address, I think most are spammer registration.

Have a nice day.
Yang Weixing
:mrgreen: "The universe is composed mainly of hydrogen and ignorance." :mrgreen:

User avatar
acc
Administrator
Posts: 2544
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:15 pm
Favourite scope: Mag1 Instruments 12.5" Portaball

Re: Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Post by acc »

Thanks Zongyao for performing the upgrade despite time pressure due to impending shift to the U.S.

cheers!
We do it in the dark...
Portaball 12.5"
Takahashi Mewlon 210
William Optics 110ED
...and all night long!

User avatar
andeelym
Posts: 423
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:01 pm

Re: Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Post by andeelym »

weixing wrote:Hi,
Thanks Zong for doing the upgrade... [smilie=good-job.gif]
zong wrote:Hi guys, the forum has been upgraded. Hopefully the new user registration system will deter spammer registrations. Yay!
Anyway, the new registration system seem to be more prone to spammer registration... [smilie=bad-atmosphere.gif] Got 20++ new users been register and still increasing... By looking at the username and email address, I think most are spammer registration.

Have a nice day.
Frankly, IMHO, phpBB will be spammer prone no matter what. It needs to be harden pretty much after installation, but it will not be perfect. Which prompts me to change it to VBulletin (in another forum I am managing), it's a paid forum but it has very powerful features as well, with a big community backing it providing extensions and mods to make it more user friendly.

Disclaimer: I dun work for VBulletin, just a satisfied customer.

User avatar
Tachyon
Posts: 2034
Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:40 am
Location: Bedok

Re: Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Post by Tachyon »

Thanks for all the hard work!

May I have a small request? Can you make the font size of the username larger? It's quite easy to miss when I read the posts.

Thank you!
[80% Steve, 20% Alfred] ------- Probability of Clear Skies = (Age of newest equipment in days) / [(Number of observers) * (Total Aperture of all telescopes present in mm)]

User avatar
Airconvent
Super Moderator
Posts: 5702
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:49 pm
Location: United Federation of the Planets

Re: Forum upgrade complete! (26 Sept 2011)

Post by Airconvent »

Hi Guys
For those who wish to go full screen, you can go to your user control panel , board preference, and board style to change the theme. The default is what you see but the other one will give you full screen but in a different format. Your choice ultimately.
And if the font is too small , press Ctl+ to enlarge the font (this is a windows feature, not the forum)

[smilie=cool.gif]
The Boldly Go Where No Meade Has Gone Before
Captain, RSS Enterprise NCC1701R
United Federation of the Planets

Post Reply