1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. BeerCandle is a private community You may need to register to view the content of some threads.

Latest News: Discussion, Questions, Comments

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Private_Ale, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Welcome back to BeerCandle.

    If you're reading this you have officially reached the new site (and back on my network). I do apologize for the extended delay, but as it's freakishly clear, it was a total transformation. Things are very different, but it should still be familiar.

    The initial site theme is basic, I do intend to bring it closer to what we had (just not today ;)).

    The shortlist of "good":
    • New everything!
      • New software
      • New server
      • New network
      • New TLS ciphers
    • Image Proxying!
      • You no longer need to manually attach remote images. Any remote images you post will automagically be handled for you.
    • Much wider and better browser compatibility.
      • You shouldn't hear me cursing out Firefox or IE for a while at least now. :p
    • Videos should now automatically embed themselves.
    • WYSIWYG Editor actually works.
    • Private Message attachments.
    The shortlist of "meh":
    • Some old BBCodes are depreciated and I can't be bothered right now to remove their remnants from 200k posts.
    • Some custom users titles were lost, please reset them.
    • There are far less smilies. More will be added later.
    • Style is so bright it burns like a thousand suns. See above, eventually.
    • I'm probably forgetting to do something important.
    The shortlist of "for your consideration":
    • Some avatars are missing for whatever reason. My apologies if you were affected.
    • This was a total migration. While the important stuff was easily imported, many other things like groups and permissions were wiped and needed to be redone. Everything is very new and I'm sure I may have missed something.
    If you:
    • A: See something you shouldn't.
    • B: Don't see something you should.
    • C: Can do something you shouldn't.
    • D: Can't do something which you should.
    Please be a good sport and let me know. :D

    Help, I can't log in! - Email me at private_ale@beercandle.com
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2015
    jundies, phyuckew and Loadrunner like this.
  2. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

  3. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Also, a reminder to thank @Void.

    Also also, you can now summon users by prefixing their username with "@". Neato.
     
  4. Afronaught

    Afronaught ♫ Official Princess ♫

    I Like this :)
     
    Private_Ale likes this.
  5. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    If anyone has questions or comments please do speak up. This platform is new to everyone, even me. ;)
     
  6. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    If anyone has any requests, do let me know.

    I'll be working on the site a little bit every day until I'm fully satisfied (like I did on the old site) and I would be more than happy to bump any requests to the top of the list. :)

    Today I will be tinkering with making the theme a little less round as well as rebuilding Dennis and Ozzie's memorial page. :)
     
  7. Tinkerbell

    Tinkerbell Well-Known Member

    This is great. My god looks like you've put in a great deal of work here. We appreciate it very very much. Thank you
     
    Private_Ale likes this.
  8. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Page: https://www.beercandle.com/memorial/

    New signature pic since the one some people had is gone: (copy and paste the following)
    Code:
    [img]https://www.beercandle.com/userpics/memorial/in-memoriam-lo.png[/img]
    Will look like:
    [​IMG]
    Thanks Tink! :)
     
  9. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Also, thanks @Afronaught for helping with the new forum icons. :D
     
  10. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    You should now be able to see how many new posts there are. A number should appear next to the "New Posts" link in the header. screenshot.910.png
     
  11. Afronaught

    Afronaught ♫ Official Princess ♫

    Anytime :)
     
  12. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I've been adding trophies. So you'll occasionally get new ones.

    If anyone has any fun ideas for trophies, let me know. :)

    You can view all of the current ones here: https://www.beercandle.com/help/trophies
     
  13. Afronaught

    Afronaught ♫ Official Princess ♫

    I noticed :)
     
  14. jundies

    jundies Well-Known Member

    Starting 100 threads. ^_^ "fire starter"
     
    Private_Ale likes this.
  15. jundies

    jundies Well-Known Member

    Posting x number of times to mature forum "sticky fingers"
     
    Private_Ale likes this.
  16. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I added some texture to the header. I'm not sure if I like it. Let me know. :silly:
     
  17. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Clicking a thread title will now bring you to the last post instead of the first, much like how it behaved on the old system. :)

    You can still click the date next to the thread starter to go to the first.

    screenshot.911.png
     
  18. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I just updated around 30,000 old posts to remove old references and update links. Post which contained older YouTube videos were also touched.

    Please do let me know if I managed to FUBAR something. :dead::D
     
  19. jundies

    jundies Well-Known Member

    Momo where do I go to check who's online. I no see it.
     
  20. jundies

    jundies Well-Known Member

    Just kidding. Never mind. I found it
     
  21. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    On the index page you can click "Members Online Now" which is the second block in the sidebar, or you could also hover over the "Members" tab in the header and an arrow should appear to the right of it, clicking or hovering that arrow should give you the same option, as well as others, such as an activity feed.

    Screenshot from 2015-02-04 07:20:35.png

    Someone else may want to know too! Sharing is caring. :sir:
     
  22. phyuckew

    phyuckew she "pwetty"

    I'm still getting up to speed with the new format. So far I have nothing but praise for it. I have a problem with me utilizing all of the functions but I simply wanna say it is wonderful.
     
    Private_Ale likes this.
  23. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Let me know what you're having problems with. I'd love to help, all of us would. :)
     
  24. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I've been touching things, please let me know if performance (in general) is the same, better, or worse.

    Also if you have any issues with a older browser.
     
  25. phyuckew

    phyuckew she "pwetty"

    still using Opera as a browser.

    no tribble at all.
     
    Private_Ale likes this.