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Admin: Forum Software Upgrade

Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:46 pm

Hi Everyone!

It's been a long time coming, but in the next week or so we're finally going to be upgrading the forum software.
There are a few reasons for doing this, the biggest of course is security. The current software is out of date and more susceptible to hacking. The new software will also increase the site speed and be mobile friendly.

We'll carefully back everything up before performing the upgrade, but the site will be down for approximately 30-60 minutes.

The new software will be the same as what is running on the MyNissanLeaf.com forum.

Thanks!
Mike

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade - and possible forum downtime

Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:40 am

Thanks for the heads up.

One question about the new software. Is there something on each post to show which ones are unread? Currently on this forum, the small page icon next to the post datestamp is orange for unread posts and white for read posts. I find that a very useful feature.
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade - and possible forum downtime

Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:38 am

PV1 wrote:Thanks for the heads up.

One question about the new software. Is there something on each post to show which ones are unread? Currently on this forum, the small page icon next to the post datestamp is orange for unread posts and white for read posts. I find that a very useful feature.


Yes, sort of. Instead of a small icon, the whole post as a slight red border to it.

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade - and possible forum downtime

Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:34 am

Just checked a feature at the updated Leaf forum. I like it when external links automagically open in a new tab. Today, at myimiev, I have to do the "open in new tab" manually. Hopefully this will be default after the upgrade? :)

PS! Is it possible turning off this feature which turn every other EV-related word like "volt", "leaf", "tesla", "evse" and so on in absurdum? At least do I find it a bit annoying while reading. :roll:
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade - and possible forum downtime

Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:48 pm

I see we got the new format.

This will take some getting used to.

For our members, here's a writeup on some common features I did a few months ago:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvjpy1pxdebh1 ... l.pdf?dl=0
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade - and possible forum downtime

Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:29 pm

Wow that's amazing - thanks for creating this!

I've attached it here to make it even easier to find
Tutorial.pdf
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If there's any questions, fire away!

Thanks,
Mike

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade - and possible forum downtime

Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:32 pm

I just noticed something, as well as the red post border (which is very thin and hard to see), the date on the post also turns a shade of red for unread posts. It is black for read posts.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.

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Re: Admin: Forum Software Upgrade

Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:20 pm

I darkened the red border to make it easier to notice...

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Re: Admin: Forum Software Upgrade

Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:43 pm

That looks better. Thanks.

And the active topics button is out in the open. Awesome.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.

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