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Offline DragonLady

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More work behind the scenes tonight
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:31:22 PM »
I'll be putting us into maintenance mode for a while tonight as I'm going to refresh our scripts, and install new language files.

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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 01:55:02 AM »
While I'm at it, I'll try to make sure the alternative gallery plugin will work for us.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 02:24:51 AM »
I'm taking the current gallery offline for a few minutes now.  It shouldn't cause any trouble, but...you know...best laid plans and all that.  If we go down, I'll have us back up in a few minutes.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 02:54:14 AM »
I'm partly done, but will still have to put us into maintenance mode later for a while.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 05:40:41 AM »
I wasn't able to finish things up; the server just kept timing out on me. :(  I'll try again tomorrow night.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 02:20:56 PM »
I purchased a new gallery plugin last night, and will be testing it out behind the scenes.  With a little luck, it will work better for us than the one we currently have, and if so I'll replace them.

In the meantime, best if everyone makes sure they have copies of their images so nothing gets lost if something goes wrong.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 05:14:39 PM »
New multimedia gallery is installed in a sandbox for today; will check out all the nifty features, and if it seems to be right for us, I'll install it later tonight, or tomorrow.


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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 06:18:59 PM »
I'm playing with the new multimedia plugin, and I think I've discovered a problem with our current scripts.


I'll be shutting the board down again tonight for a while to try to fix it.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2018, 04:17:55 AM »
(sigh)

Well, I've certainly had a refresher course in why, exactly, I hate 3rd party mods, and why I rarely almost never install them, despite enjoying all the bells and whistles just as much as everyone else.

I won't bore you with the details, but I don't think the new gallery will ever work right for us.  :(

It's a real shame, because I think it would've been a huge improvement over what we have. 




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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2018, 06:13:50 AM »
Not quite done, but t-storms here threaten to knock out the 'lectricity, so calling it for now.

If anyone experiences any fresh bugs, post about 'em here.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 11:18:53 AM »
(sigh)
I won't bore you with the details, but I don't think the new gallery will ever work right for us.  :(

Thanks for trying anyway DL   :applause2:
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 04:51:13 PM »
Oh well.  Too bad SMF doesn't offer a nicer more user-friendly gallery option.

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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 05:02:07 PM »
Oh well.  Too bad SMF doesn't offer a nicer more user-friendly gallery option.

Kathryn

I know. :(  There's really only two good ones -the one we're using, and the one I was hoping to switch to.  On the plus side, the second version did cause an odd error, that led me to finding another error, which I hope to finish correcting tonight.

It's okay; the one we're using works, it's just cumbersome and I'd prefer a more streamlined system.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2018, 05:23:11 PM »
Ugh!

Okay; we are, at the moment, entirely up-to-date, although for some reason (that has eluded me for hours), the board still thinks one file is outdated.  Oh well.

Other than that, all is well for now, and I'm taking the rest of the day just to make sure nothing crashes or no new errors pop up before making any more changes.

If anyone does experience any bugs -new or old- post 'em here.   

On that note, I'm tossing out the old list of BugsNGlitches, and starting a new one. 


Let's see what is still happening, and what needs to be fixed before we can move forward to the next batch upgrade.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2018, 05:34:44 PM »
Oh -this theme (sadly) will have to be switched with the other. :(  This one hasn't been updated for years, and although I like the menu tabs, the high color contrast, and the scrolling news bar, it really is out of date, and it's causing problems in other areas.

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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2018, 08:12:12 PM »
We can haz new theme?
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2018, 02:33:37 AM »
We can haz new theme?

I suppose we can recolor this one.  When the upgrade comes out, NONE of the scripts we're using now will be travel over, and neither will the themes.  So there's no point in getting something we become attached to at this junction.
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2018, 10:08:07 AM »
Recolor? Could we have green? Pretty apple green? Pretty please?

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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2018, 12:58:42 PM »
Recolor? Could we have green? Pretty apple green? Pretty please?

Oh dear no !  ;D  (sorry Saashka)
Please make it a taste-neutral colour - make it apple green / lime green / yellow etc etc and I would be unable to come here   :heart_smilie:
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Re: More work behind the scenes tonight
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2018, 01:30:36 PM »
I would want it to stay pretty subdued; the bright colors and such are eye catching at first, but if you have to see for hours at a time, it can get really tiresome.

I was also thinking about it last night, and realized there are probably a bunch of recolored "curve" themes ready made, that can simply be installed as seperate files, then every member could decide whether to use it or not.

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I really do hate third party plugins, but as long as a theme doesn't interfere with the normal workings of the forum, if it stops working it could just be deleted without concern that it will cause trouble elsewhere.


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