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Welcome to the new and improved DNO (2010)

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:40 am
by dawm
We're now live on the new server with the latest and greatest version of phpBB. :twisted:

All banned users have been unbanned and their 'temp' accounts sync'ed with their originals.

You might want to go thru your profile settings and correct the time and whatever else might have gotten tweaked, I just noticed everyone got set to hidden (i fixed that), so their might be a few other things that didnt get processed properly. plus theres a whole bunch of new features to play with :) For example you can organize your PM box with folders and filters (rules).

If there are any issues you guys notice please let me know.
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I am aware that the DNS hasn't fully propagated through everyone's service provider yet, so some people see the new site and some people see the old one which is currently locked. Sometimes it takes an hour and sometimes it takes a day(s), early this morning it was working on WOW Cable, but this afternoon its still pointing to the old servers. So keep in mind that not everyone is here yet.

I'm also aware theres alot of old junk posts regarding things from the past that have been taken care of or changed, I'll get around to removing/editing those soon.
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Some new things that we didnt have before are:

Warnings -- Very similar to the 'Strike System' we had before but this is built in, if enough complaints come in about a post or a member, the offending member can be 'Warned' and if enough warnings are placed on a user they get a temporary ban automatically which will be lifted automatically after a set time period.

Search has been vastly improved.. infact the database doubled in size after i rebuild the search index (which catalogs where each word is on the board) meaning you shouldnt have a problem finding that post you barely remember.

Private Messaging -- You can now have folders to sort your PMs, and send a PM to multiple parties all at once. I've also increased the amount of PMs you can have.

New Users Registration -- I've removed the usual 'type in the letters you see in the image' test and replaced it with a Neon oriented 'answer the question' test. Questions like: 'What does NYG stand for?' and 'What is the abbreviation for Dual Overhead Cams?' If they are truely clueless they can just search google for the answer, but a spam bot will not do that. There are still a few spammers hidden that havent posted (one popped up yesterday) that will need to be dealt with but we should have any new users that arent real people.

Posting Restrictions -- Theres also a 'Required number of posts before' feature that i've only setup for the Forsale Section. With this you have to have a required number of posts before you can post or reply in the forsale section, I believe i have this set to 10 but hopefully this will help keep the 'New Guy 1 post Scammer' off our boards. So if you see anyone suspiciously making quick posts that is new let the DNO Staff know (Theres a link at the bottom of every page called The Team thats a list of the current Admins and Moderators)

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:30 am
by bstc00
Wow. Love the new look Dawm.

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:36 am
by white lightning
yea looks good dawm good job

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:25 am
by Mazda787b
Hot hot hot.

Thanks Dawm!

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:58 pm
by SRT_inc
looks sick, will take a while to get used to

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:40 pm
by The01NeoN
Looks good!

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:27 pm
by Mr. Pink
Site looks Good Josh.

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:54 pm
by Wazzy-560
So confused how do I tell if where the new post are on the main board index?

I see the small lil boxes on the actual threads but nothing on the main index for sub cats.

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:03 pm
by SRT_inc
same as before, look for the glowing or red icons. you can also just click the "view unread/new posts" button on the main page below the banner.

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:01 pm
by Wazzy-560
I see it now, hard to see. ...Im color blind and its only the lines. :P

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:56 pm
by SlvrACR
The avatar on the right is kind of annoying

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:14 am
by rice_eater4
my original Rice_Eater name wasnt fixed and i had to make a new one to login.

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:23 am
by 03_sxt
Site looks great Josh!!! Thank you for saving it, this is my true home :)

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:06 am
by Neonsilver
Looks good Josh, thanks.

Re: Welcome to the new and improved DNO

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:43 am
by dawm
SlvrACR wrote:The avatar on the right is kind of annoying
Yeah it takes a bit getting used to, the reason they (phpBB) switched from left to right was 'to focus on the content rather than who posted it' but I believe there's a package that allows you to chose which side of the screen its on and I plan on adding that in soon.