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Re: System updates

Post by kevink » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:34 am

It would be much better on the left.

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Re: SYSTEM UPDATE COMPLETED

Post by elc32955 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:06 pm

I just thought I'd share this. Here's how the forums look on the built-in browser on my wife's 2015 Volvo S60. Enjoy!

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Re: SYSTEM UPDATE COMPLETED

Post by elc32955 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:11 pm

I sent that last message as a test. I was posting from my Galaxy S9.

ALSO, just a brief update - I found that the config change to open clicked links in a separate window will take a template modification. I'll see what has to be done to get this change made before the end of the year. I'm going to wait just a little bit to see if any other configuration issues pop up that need fixing.

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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:13 pm

One or two other minor items, we had a bunch of threads all related to system updates and the upgrade process just completed. For simplicity sake and to maintain a good timeline, I've consolidated the misc. threads all into the "System updates" thread. All posts are still present & accounted for!

Also, I'm exploring the possibility of adding the embed video option here, that will allow posting of videos directly into forum messages! I think I can do it, just need to make sure to do it correctly the first time.... More options available to us with the upgraded forum software!

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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:13 pm

OK, let's try this....



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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:26 pm

Ok, I've made three updates so far today.

1) The first (as you can see from my post above) is that we now have video streaming access inside forum messages. The button directly to the right of the text size that looks like a video screen will toggle a request for a URL. Drop the video URL where it wants and then when you send the message, BAM! If the site can see the video then it'll basically take it. No inappropriate material please or the zapgun comes out!

2) The button marked "nturl" stands for New Tab URL, meaning that if you post a link via this button it will automatically display in a new window. This is selectable by the poster, so remember to use this when posting external links and you're set. I didn't have to do a template mod for this one as I thought originally, but found a way to do it through BBCode.

3) Just an update, I wasn't happy with just leaving it on a button in the message for the OP to designate, so I installed a mod that will now let the board behave like our old one - no user action now required on external links. NOW, you have the capability in the User Control Panel to designate whether you want to go into a new window or not when clicking an off-site link. If you choose to enable this, happily into a new window you will go. If you don't enable it, you stay in the same screen when clicking external linkies. This issue is now completely closed.

More improvements coming shortly.... so stay tuned!

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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:47 pm

I'm on a roll today installing updates!

I've had numerous requests over the years to provide an easy method (read - Paypal button!) to make a donation to defer the operation costs of the New Caprice system. I just installed a simple module that will allow for Paypal donations to take place. To access the module, there is now a button labeled "Donate" on the top menu bar, this will take you to a system page where you can donate to Paypal to support our website and forum system.

As of right now I'm not soliciting for donations, however when we elect to do so there will be a clear statement as to how much we're looking for, how much has been received, and what the money will be used to accomplish (pay DNS registration, pay hosting space, pay for the Developer's time to make board upgrades, etc etc..). There's no advertising or sponsorships here, and I in no way have any intention to monetize the system on a for-profit basis.

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Re: System updates

Post by Mooseman » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:16 pm

Very nice!
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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:01 pm

OK, installed another mod. We now have a feature called "Similar topics" which will display on the bottom of any forum thread. There are SO many people on the system that either don't want to or don't know how to use basic search functions on things they are looking for. So, if you go to topics about...say... coolant reservoir cracks for instance. The system will run a quick scan after a thread goes up, look for similar threads/topics containing those keywords, and put up a link to the five most relevant previous threads. I can see where it will unlock a lot more information more quickly for people then just blind searches. If you find one thread, you get links to the others on the board.

We'll try it for a while and see how it runs. I can adjust settings if it picks up too much garbage.

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Re: System updates

Post by elc32955 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:15 pm

And... another one added in. I now have a masthead system announcement space that I can use to make sure all users can get something that the system management deems important. You can retire the announcement after reading from the User Control Panel if you wish.

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