Can someone please explain the forum upgrades?

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  1. Bazza

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    I noticed a few changes to the forum.

    For one thing.....font options no longer include style, color, or size.

    Is this what everyone else is seeing and what other stuff was changed?

    And why?

    If there is a thread explaining this - please let me know, as I did not see one.

    Thanks!
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  2. solari

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    We upgraded our forum backend to newer software and it also included streamlining the editor to make it cleaner. Some folks were abusing the colors/fonts etc. that disrupted the flow of text.

    Ray
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  3. solari

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    ALSO: For those of you wondering about the quoting/multi-quote function it no longer works with this theme because it is out of date. It will work fine in the new one we are customizing and it will be rolled out soon!

    Thanks for your patience,
    Ray
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  4. Bazza

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    Thanks for your reply and info, Ray!

    Abusing the colors and fonts?

    No offense, but IMHO our default font is a bit of an "abuse". :devil:

    Is there a reason why we couldn't use vBulletin® Version 4.2.5? The reason I ask is that's the software used by another forum I that frequent and it's really fantastic.

    Also, would it be possible to insert a "Go Gators!" rating option? Another good one would be "Thank You".

    Thanks!!!
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  5. solari

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    Bazza, we used to be on vBulletin and switched away from them. It doesn't work as well for us anymore and it's way more server intensive than what we have now.

    We do have a new theme coming in that will be slick and more functional, so stay tuned!

    Ray
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    Yes, and w/o colors, how can we apply the green sarcasm font? :D
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  7. Bazza

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    Great point, Davis!

    Sarcastic font is a mandatory standard these days on a talk forum!
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    OK Ray - if you say so good enough for me.

    Just for the record - my wish list:

    Get rid of this washed out font color and let's have the color black as our default.

    While were at it - let's use an easier to read style - such as Tahoma or Ariel.

    Next......it would be nice to be able to click on the thread count and see whose posted and the post # ranking....with links so we can navigate right to a specific post without having to go on a treasure hunt.

    And as mentioned earlier....I would love to see "Go Gators!" and a "Thank You!" options in the ratings section. There's some there now that are redundant anyway like "Informative/Useful" and "Disagree/Dislike".

    Respectfully submitted,
    Bazza :)
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    While we can't please everyone, I can tell you the new look will be cleaner and less washed out and will have an easier to read font, so you'll be happy.

    Thanks for the food for thought on the ratings suggestions.

    Ray
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    New frequently does not mean Better. Out of Date, very frequently associates with Better.

    Increased ease of editing, however, is a benefit.
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    I think a "SMH" or Facepalm option would be very useful for certain posters
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    I don't like that you can't indent text anymore. I used to use that feature all the time, to distinguish text that I was quoting from text I wrote myself.

    Yes, you can use the quote feature to do that, but then the quoted portion doesn't appear in replies when people are replying to it.
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    And....we can upload pictures from our computer instead of using a host site?

    I thought it was back but I was not sure whether it was temporary.
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    And.....I notice that my incredible and profound post counts go down and yet....yours reaches the hemisphere. Coincidence? Hmm...
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    I think we need a "fire" thingy for our non-believing liberal friends who are going to Hell!:cool:
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    I MISS THE COLORED FONT OPTION!
    And I also vote for Tahoma font as well!!
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    I've put the indent options back in as well as text alignment. : ) You can thank @fastsix for those.

    At this point it will likely be for subscribers only since it takes server space and resources.

    Well, I did start posting way before there was even an internet. ; ) Whenever we prune posts, post counts go down unfortunately. All the more the reason to POST MORE!

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    Who needs colored fonts anyway.......:devil:


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    Sweet!

    Thanks! :)

    Much appreciated! :D
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    I ain't thanking a liberal from Seattle for NUTHING! There's an ulterior motive!:cool:
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