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Started by Dungeon Master, November 22, 2022, 10:31:20 PM

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Scion7

Nice update.  This should bring more women to the forum.
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....  or not.
(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.

Cato

I would like to say thank you to Rob for keeping things going!

Best Wishes to all!

(Times New Roman "4" as a standard would be nice for my aging eyes!
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  0:)
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drogulus


     This is very nice, and I appreciate the YT addition.
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Madiel

Quote from: George on November 23, 2022, 04:10:07 AMFor this reason alone, thank you, Rob! This new one looks and works so much better on my phone!

I'm trying it on my phone now and yes, it's an improvement in that setting.
I am now working on a discography of the works of Vagn Holmboe. Please visit and also contribute!

Symphonic Addict

Thanks a lot for the update, the site looks very nice to say the least.
Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable.

I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.

Carl Nielsen

Pohjolas Daughter

Rob,

I must admit that like Absol. Bach. that my biggest concern would have to do with security/safety updates (as soon as possible).  We do also realize that you have a life outside of your beautiful creation though.  ;)  Again, thank you (as I had mentioned earlier here).  I'm very grateful that a place like this exists.

Best wishes,

PD

George

Quote from: Dungeon Master on November 22, 2022, 10:31:20 PMHi all

The GMG forum software has been updated to the latest version 2.1.3. This is a bare-bones install with no modifications of customisations. As such it will look a little generic. The functionality remains the same, and all boards, topics and posts should have been transcribed. Over the next few days, I will customise the forum to improve the look and tailor it better for our members.

Why was the update necessary? The old version was not being maintained with bug fixes and security patches, so it was becoming vulnerable to bots and malware. The old version was never designed to be viewed on small devices, such a phones and tablets. The buttons were too small for fingers, and some functionality was not available. The new version flows smoothly from full desktop size to tiny phone size, while keeping functionality.

New features:
Alert notifications
WYSIWYG editor
Draft messages (write now, revise and send later)
Mentions of @otherusers
Drag and Drop attachments
Improved moderating functions
GDPR compliance (essential for European standards)
Security updates
Backend server compatibility improvements

Please let me know if you notice any issues.

cheers
Rob

Thanks, Rob!

If possible, can the yellow NEW button that now appears before thread name(s) with new posts be moved back to the end of the thread name, where it was before?
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

Dungeon Master

Quote from: George on November 23, 2022, 04:30:01 PMThanks, Rob!

If possible, can the yellow NEW button that now appears before thread name(s) with new posts be moved back to the end of the thread name, where it was before?

Nope, that's hard-coded.

Dungeon Master

Quote from: absolutelybaching on November 23, 2022, 08:42:56 AMNo problem. It's supposed to have a "GMG:Veteran" badge, and an "S:Subscriber" badge. The one is showing, the other is not.

The old forum showed multiple badges, such as Veteran user as well as Subscriber, if relevant. That was done with a hack that I hard coded, and not a standard part of the software.

The new software does not have the ability to show multiple badges, and I have not got into the guts of the code to modify it. So you only get one badge.

I am considering scrapping the subscriber system altogether. I very much appreciate the financial support, but with PayPal changes it is no longer automated, so I have to manually adjust each subscribers profile when their subscription changes.

George

"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

Brian

Quote from: Dungeon Master on November 23, 2022, 05:11:58 PMI am considering scrapping the subscriber system altogether. I very much appreciate the financial support, but with PayPal changes it is no longer automated, so I have to manually adjust each subscribers profile when their subscription changes.
Is it possible to implement some sort of "tip jar" system where people who want to help support the forum can leave one-time donations as desired? If needed, there could be an annual or semiannual reminder campaign to urge people to use the tip jar.

George

Quote from: Brian on November 23, 2022, 05:58:35 PMIs it possible to implement some sort of "tip jar" system where people who want to help support the forum can leave one-time donations as desired? If needed, there could be an annual or semiannual reminder campaign to urge people to use the tip jar.

Great idea!

"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

Brewski

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on November 23, 2022, 02:37:23 PMRob,

I must admit that like Absol. Bach. that my biggest concern would have to do with security/safety updates (as soon as possible).  We do also realize that you have a life outside of your beautiful creation though.  ;)  Again, thank you (as I had mentioned earlier here).  I'm very grateful that a place like this exists.

Best wishes,

PD

"We do also realize that you have a life outside of your beautiful creation though."

Yes, what PD said!

Quote from: Brian on November 23, 2022, 05:58:35 PMIs it possible to implement some sort of "tip jar" system where people who want to help support the forum can leave one-time donations as desired? If needed, there could be an annual or semiannual reminder campaign to urge people to use the tip jar.

This idea sounds good, and possibly easier to implement than keeping track of subscriptions.

I'm really liking the new interface. More airy and open, and has some very convenient new features that are more in line with what other platforms can do.

-Bruce
"I set down a beautiful chord on paper—and suddenly it rusts."

- Alfred Schnittke

Twitter: @BruceHodgesNY

JBS

I'd like to thank Rob for all his work. The new look seems fine, but I do have a question...
What is "Updated Topics" supposed to be and why does it show a different listing than "Unread Posts"? I don't remember it from the old software.

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

Dungeon Master

Quote from: JBS on November 23, 2022, 07:44:07 PMWhat is "Updated Topics" supposed to be and why does it show a different listing than "Unread Posts"?

"Unread Posts" shows all new posts that you have not seen
"Updated Topics" shows all new replies in a topic you have previously posted on.

...I think.

Scion7

(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.

Dungeon Master

Quote from: Scion7 on November 23, 2022, 08:20:03 PMpassword reset panel?

Click your Profile at the very top left, and choose "Account Settings"

Madiel

Quote from: Dungeon Master on November 23, 2022, 08:16:52 PM"Unread Posts" shows all new posts that you have not seen
"Updated Topics" shows all new replies in a topic you have previously posted on.

...I think.


Yup.
I am now working on a discography of the works of Vagn Holmboe. Please visit and also contribute!

Scion7

Quote from: Dungeon Master on November 23, 2022, 08:23:45 PMClick your Profile at the very top left, and choose "Account Settings"
Sorry, I wasn't clear.  I meant "forgotten password reset" (sends one an email, etc.)
(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.

vandermolen

How do you add a picture in the new space age GMG forum please?
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