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Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:05 pm
by Blink Bonny
Ay up!

Has the encyclopedia section been migrated yet? I seem unable to access it.

Re: Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:59 pm
by StevieG
I see that, visibly at least, 'we' (the forums') are fully back after presumed completion of the planned migration.
Well done indeed Richard!

Re: Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:15 pm
by owd sweedy
The Encyclopedia part is up and running, I think it is just the link from forum page that is not.
Thank you for all your efforts with the "migration" Richard, it is much appreciated.
Cheers
Owd Sweedy

Re: Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:41 pm
by third-rail
i have noticed that the smilies dont appear to work properly and seem to have changed shape other than whats been mentioned no change well done

Re: Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:54 pm
by richard
The forum software has been bumped from 3.2 to 3.10 - this will account for things like smilies changing. The backend also has some new options.

I'm about to look at the header - it looks like it is missing the hyperlink as well having some dodgy shading.
And I see a smiley icon doesn't appear - that should be fixable.

(currently there are three copies of the forum software and four copies of the database online - good thing the account is a lot larger!, but it means I can go back and copy bits if necessary)

Re: Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:08 pm
by richard
Header should be fixed.

Re: Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:34 pm
by richard
Smileys should all be present and correct.

Strangely, some of the smileys were not included in the new version. Also, those that were included were formatted slightly differently. I suspect they cut the standard smileys down a little, but the upgrade remembered the text definitions. So the third or so that didn't have images appeared using their text definitions.

There wasn't much in it regarding the image styles, so rather than have a mismatch; I simply copied the old ones over - overwriting the new ones and filling in all the gaps.

Some people go overboard with custom smileys, but I don't really see the point.

Re: Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:09 pm
by Blink Bonny
Ay up!

Lord preserve us from custom smileys - some folk over use them.

All working OK now - good on yer, Richard.

PS - love the wallpaper in the new chatroom. Reminds me of summat..... :roll:

Re: Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:37 am
by 52D
Richard just to let you know its ok now im in.

Re: Encyclopedia Problems?

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:15 am
by richard
obviously :-)

the problems were due a major hardware failure at Pair - it wasn't just lner.info or my other sites, but quite a few other customers.

Had me worried for a short while because earlier today I gave them the go-ahead to delete the old account...