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[FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

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[FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by Miles » May 15th, 2016, 10:56 pm

Hey All!
Since re-opening registration I've noticed a couple of short-falls of the software and a few features we seem to be lacking.

So, over the next few days I'll be performing a few tweaks here and there and stuff may move around a little.
Nothing will be removed, and if I make a major change I'll announce it here.

To-Do:
  • New forum Skin
  • Fully Audit Permissions
Known Issues:
  • Nothing Yet
Changelog:
2019
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November 2019
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2019/11/27
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System
  • Massive Forum Overhaul
  • Archived Old Topics and Forums
  • Restructured Forum Layout
  • Reset some permissions
  • Disabled old or unused extensions
2019/10/20
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System
  • Migrated to Cloudflare DNS
  • Enabled Cloudflare Optimisations
October 2019
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2019/10/26
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System
  • Upgraded forums to phpBB 3.2.8
  • Cleared Cache
  • Resynchronised Statistics
  • Updated Server Software
2019/10/20
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System
  • Migrated to Cloudflare DNS
  • Enabled Cloudflare Optimisations
February 2019
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2019/02/09
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System
  • Took Server Backup
  • Renewed SSL Certificates
  • Upgraded forums to phpBB 3.2.5
  • Cleared Cache
  • Resynchronised Statistics
2018
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November 2018
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2018/11/18
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System
  • Upgraded forums to phpBB 3.2.4
  • Took Database and Forum backup
2018/11/17
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Extensions
  • Added User Merge (Admin)
2018/11/16
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Extensions
  • Added Profile Flairs
  • Added "Quoted Where?"
System
  • Run Text Reparser to make forum more efficient and easier to index
  • "Most Users Ever Online" reset to 0
Permissions
  • Removed the ability for guests to view profiles
2018/11/14
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Extensions
  • Installed Site Logo Extension
  • Installed National Flags Extension
  • Reinstalled Annual Stars
  • Reinstalled Birthday Cake
Appearance
  • Set Site Logo to the PX Logo for prosilver and pycode styles
2018/11/13
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Styles
  • Enabled access to "Simplicity Purple" Beta Theme
  • Installed "pycode" Dark Theme
Extensions
  • Re-enabled Activation Justification
  • Installed and enabled "Simple Spoilers" to replace broken 3.1 spoiler code
2018/11/11
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Forum
  • Upgraded to phpBB 3.2
  • Migrated from Dreamhost to AWS
  • Broke a lot of things... Fixed some others
2018/11/04
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Profiles
  • Removed Profile Fields that are Irrelevant (AOL/YIM/etc)
  • Removed Sensitive Profile Fields (Location)
March 2018
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2018/03/14
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System
  • Installed reCaptcha 2
Extensions
  • Updated Activation Justification 1.0.2 > 1.0.3
  • Updated Add User 1.0.3 > 1.0.4
  • Updated Annual Stars 1.0.1 > 1.0.2
  • Updated Ban Hammer 1.0.0 > 1.0.5
  • Updated Birthday Cake 1.0.0 > 1.0.2
  • Updated Board Announcements 1.0.4 > 1.0.6
  • Updated Board Rules 1.0.3 > 1.0.4
  • Updated Browse Happy 2.0.0 > 2.0.1
  • Updated Collapsible Forum Categories 1.0.0 > 1.0.2
  • Updated File Download 1.0.1 > 1.0.2
  • Updated Genders 1.0.1 > 1.1.1
  • Updated Google Analytics 1.0.1 > 1.0.3
  • Updated Posting Buttons 1.0.0 > 1.0.1
  • Updated Post Numbers 1.0.4 > 1.1.2
  • Updated Precise Similar Topics 1.3.2 > 1.4.3
  • Updated Private Message Box Status Bars 2.0.1 > 2.0.2
  • Updated Stop Forum Spam 1.1.7 > 1.1.9
  • Updated Topic Preview 2.2.3 > 2.2.4
  • Updated User Merge 1.0.0 > 1.0.4
  • Disabled Precise Similar Topics due to a Database Error
January 2018
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2018/01/29
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System
  • Upgraded to phpBB 3.1.12
Users
  • Deleted Un-activated Users
2017
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September 2017
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2017/09/26
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System
  • Updated StopForumSpam plugin to v1.1.7
2017/09/20
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System
  • Spanish Language Pack Reinstalled
2017/09/02
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Registration
  • Registration opened
August 2017
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2017/08/31
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System
  • Upgraded to phpBB 3.1.11
  • ! This has resulted in the Spanish language pack being uninstalled, this will be rectified later
Registration
  • Registration closed
January 2017
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2017/01/01
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Extensions
  • Removed AJAX Loading Indicator
2016
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November 2016
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2016/11/29
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Extensions
  • Updated Activation Justification
  • Updated ACP Add User
  • Updated Genders
  • Disabled and Deleted Password Strength Indicator (Due to serious bug)
  • Updated Precise Similar Topics
  • Updated Stop Forum Spam
  • Updated Topic Preview
2016/11/07
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Ranks
  • Added "Renamon" Rank for Stuffie
October 2016
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2016/10/30
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Ranks
  • Added "Quilava Wright" Rank for CoxTH
  • Added "PeaceKeeper" Rank for Shadowpaine
2016/10/29
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Forums
  • Added OOC Archive to OOC subsection of RP area
  • Renamed Old RPs to RP Archive
  • Moved RP Archive to RP subsection
Permissions
  • Set RP Archives permissions to Read Only for users
  • Fixed Read Only Permissions for Newly Registered Users in Developers Journal
2016/10/21
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Server
  • Added IPv6 Addresses for thezetateam.org and forum.thezetateam.org
2016/10/18
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Rank Markers
  • Added "Robutt Pimp" Special Rank for RobianKnight
System/Forum
  • Forum Upgrade 3.1.9 -> 3.1.10
September 2016
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2016/09/19
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Groups
  • Renamed "ATU" to "AAU/ATU" (Administrative Assisting User/Administrative Testing User)
August 2016
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2016/08/26
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Rank Markers
  • Added Tikal, Sonic, Shadow and Super Sonic Ranks
  • 2500, 3000, 4000 and 5000 posts respectively
2016/08/24
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Users and Groups
  • Renamed "3rd Party Devs/Artists" to "Indie Devs" to be less of a mouthful
  • Assigned Project X Devs to their appropriate groups
2016/08/22
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Forums
  • Created Project X Developers Journal Category
  • Created Developers Journal Forum
  • Broke Indie Developer Section out into it's own Category
2016/08/21
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System
  • Installed Unofficial STK
Users & Groups
  • Reconfigured "Newly Registered Users" group, default until you make 3 posts
  • Used STK to reassign all members with less than 3 ports to "NRU"
  • Increased "NRU" post limit to "5"
  • Used STK to reassign all members with less than 5 posts to "NRU"
July 2016
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2016/07/15
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Extensions/Features
  • Disabled "Quoted Images as Thumbnails"
  • Enabled "Loading indicator"
2016/07/14
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Users/Staff
  • Stuffie Resigned
2016/07/10
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Forums
  • Changed Chatroom Redirect
Website Chat
  • Switched from IRC to Discord, updated Portal Page to reflect this change
Groups
  • Renamed "IRC Team" -> "Chat Team"
2016/07/01
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Forums
  • Changed Role Play from a Forum with Subforums to a Category with Forums
  • Added navigation links to RP areas
June 2016
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2016/06/23
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System
  • Updated HTACCESS Files, all old forum links will now redirect automagically!
  • Cleaned HTTPS redirects in HTACCESS files
2016/06/22
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Forums/Posts
  • Split RP section in to RPs and OOCs
  • Moved all OOC/Discussion posts to new section
2016/06/21
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System/Feature
  • Disabled phpBB Gallery, that sh*t be broken!
  • Installed phpBB Gallery (1.2.x Release Candidate)
2016/06/20
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Forums
  • Added Administrative Discussion Area
  • Renamed "Staff Only" -> "The Staff Room"
2016/06/16
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Users
  • Changed "Miles Kjeller" -> "Miles"
  • Changed "Melissa Kjeller" -> "Melissa"
2016/06/15
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System
  • Increased Post attachment size limit to PHP maximum
  • Increased PM attachment size limit to 1MiB
  • Increased total storage for attachments to 128MiB
2016/06/12
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Users & Groups
  • Renamed "Zeta Team Dev" -> "Project X Dev" for clarity
2016/06/10
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Users & Groups
  • Added "Wiki Team" to groups and team list
  • Added "Zeta Team Devs" to groups and team list
  • Added "ATU" (Administrative Testing User) group to test permissions and manage testing users
  • Removed "3rd Party Dev/Artist" from team list to reduce confusion
2016/06/06
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Forums
  • Added "Art Gallery" to "Off Topic" section, moved topics from Free for All to Art Gallery
  • Renamed "Fan Fiction" to "Fiction/Prose"
2016/06/05
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Users & Groups
  • Tweaked IRC Staff and 3rd Party Artists group colours to improve readability
May 2016
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2016/05/31
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Users & Groups
  • Renamed "Other Games Developers" -> "3rd Party Dev/Artist"
Forums
  • Updated permissions on "Forum Discussion, News & Updates" to be more permissive
2016/05/28
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Users & Groups
  • Added Banned (Underage) User Group to help manage banned underage users
2016/05/27
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Forum
  • Added Staff Only forum for discussion of site administration and moderation
  • Project X General -> Project X Discussion, News & Updates
  • Forum News & Updates -> Forum Discussion, News & Updates
  • Experimental "Guest Lounge" Added
Posts
  • Moved Game Related threads from Forum Discussion -> Project X Discussion
Portal
  • Updated announcements block to pull in announcements from both News & Updates Forums
2016/05/21
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System
  • Attempted to change post database to Unicode
  • Rolled Back post database
  • Resynchronised board statistics
  • Resynchronised post counts
  • Resynchronised "dotted topics"
  • Cleared the Cache
Cosmetic
  • Fixed missing "no_avatar.gif" in forum styles
2016/05/19
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System
  • Resynchronised board statistics
  • Resynchronised post counts
2016/05/17
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Forums
  • Rebuilt Forum Moderator Permissions
2016/05/16
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Registration
  • Reinstated the old "Age" field to assist me in rapidly verifying new users.
System
  • Cleared the Cache
2016/05/15
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Registration
  • Removed old spam filter questions, we have a ReCaptcha now
  • Added "Reason for Registering" Extension to force new users to explain where they found us
  • Installed "Stop Forum Spam" mod to stop known spammers registering
  • Password strength indicator shown whilst you type in a password
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the icons on the portal page, finally
Functionality
  • Removed US English and Swedish language packs to reduce the need for duplicate modifications
Users and Profiles
  • Removed "Sex" from user profiles and replaced with "Gender" (You will need to update your profiles)
  • Added "IRC Team" to usergroups
  • If it's your Birthday, a cake will appear in your mini profile next to posts
  • If someone makes an access attempt on your account, you will be notified the next time you log in
  • You get a star for every year you are a member, this is shown on your big profile and your mini profile
Features/Cosmetics
  • Quoted embedded pictures will now be reduced to thumbnails in the quote block to make topics with images cleaner
  • Updated the post box to provide cleaner controls
  • Added "Post Numbers"
  • Added "Topic Preview" on hover
  • Added "Board Rules" Mod for clearer layout of forum rules, this will be discussed soon with the rest of the Admin and Mod Staff
  • Forum Categories Now Collapsible if you want to hide certain parts of the forum
  • Attached files now have a nicer look
System
  • Administrators can now merge duplicate users together
  • Google Analytics is now enabled
  • Social Login Disabled (Twitter, Facebook, etc)
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If you encounter any bugs, or think of a feature that you'd like to see, please let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Extension suggestions must be compatible with phpBB 3.2.x.

On my To-Do list is re-working global permissions and looking at making some limitations on freshly registered users to protect the board in case a spammer does get through.

Whew, ok, that's a lot, and there's a lot more to come.
I love working with you guys and this forum and I'm excited to continue to expand and work with the forum!
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>_ Forum Updates and Changelog
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Re: [FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by SilverFire » May 15th, 2016, 10:59 pm

ok thanks for the info miles :)
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Re: [FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by RandomPerson123 » May 15th, 2016, 11:03 pm

Alright Thanks For Keeping Us In Touch With New Info. :nerd:
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Re: [FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by Stuffie » May 15th, 2016, 11:52 pm

I appreciate all the work, updates and tweaks you're doing. Sent a little donation your way as a little "thank you". :)
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Re: [FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by Zylphe » May 16th, 2016, 12:25 am

This new update is great news. Great job Miles!

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Re: [FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by francyszz3 » May 16th, 2016, 5:49 am

thanks for the modifications it looks better now
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Re: [FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by Rulychaff760 » May 16th, 2016, 8:28 am

Miles Kjeller wrote:Hey All!
Since re-opening registration I've noticed a couple of short-falls of the software and a few features we seem to be lacking.

So, over the next few days I'll be performing a few tweaks here and there and stuff may move around a little.
Nothing will be removed, and if I make a major change I'll announce it here.

Changelog:
2016/05/16
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Registration
  • Reinstated the old "Age" field to assist me in rapidly verifying new users.
2016/05/15
Spoiler
Show
Registration
  • Removed old spam filter questions, we have a ReCaptcha now
  • Added "Reason for Registering" Extension to force new users to explain where they found us
  • Installed "Stop Forum Spam" mod to stop known spammers registering
  • Password strength indicator shown whilst you type in a password
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the icons on the portal page, finally
Functionality
  • Removed US English and Swedish language packs to reduce the need for duplicate modifications
Users and Profiles
  • Removed "Sex" from user profiles and replaced with "Gender" (You will need to update your profiles)
  • Added "IRC Team" to usergroups
  • If it's your Birthday, a cake will appear in your mini profile next to posts
  • If someone makes an access attempt on your account, you will be notified the next time you log in
  • You get a star for every year you are a member, this is shown on your big profile and your mini profile
Features/Cosmetics
  • Quoted embedded pictures will now be reduced to thumbnails in the quote block to make topics with images cleaner
  • Updated the post box to provide cleaner controls
  • Added "Post Numbers"
  • Added "Topic Preview" on hover
  • Added "Board Rules" Mod for clearer layout of forum rules, this will be discussed soon with the rest of the Admin and Mod Staff
  • Forum Categories Now Collapsible if you want to hide certain parts of the forum
  • Attached files now have a nicer look
System
  • Administrators can now merge duplicate users together
  • Google Analytics is now enabled
  • Social Login Disabled (Twitter, Facebook, etc)
If you encounter any bugs, or think of a feature that you'd like to see, please let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Extension suggestions must be compatible with phpBB 3.1.x.

On my To-Do list is fixing the moderation indicators, updating global permissions and looking at making some limitations on freshly registered users to protect the board in case a spammer does get through.

Whew, ok, that's a lot, and there's a lot more to come.
I love working with you guys and this forum and I'm excited to continue to expand and work with the forum!
can we go back to the old look?
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Re: [FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by shadowpaine » May 16th, 2016, 8:57 am

The old look? It doesn't really look much different...

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Re: [FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by Miles » May 16th, 2016, 2:58 pm

Rulychaff760 wrote:can we go back to the old look?
What do you mean by old look?

If you mean the phpBB 3.0 skin we had, we can't, but are working on something.
If you mean the post boxes, I can run a poll and see what people think.

If it's something else, I'm not sure what else I've changed that's so drastic. Could you clear it up for me?
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Re: [FORUM] Updates, Upgrades and Tweaks

Post by Dovexus » May 16th, 2016, 11:05 pm

Thanks for the info on the updates always appreciated keep up the good work Miles
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