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Ch-ch-changes

Postby rustyslide » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:02 pm

The latest version of PHPBB (the forum software) supports most of the things that I felt were missing and led me to my on-again/off-again efforts to write some custom forum software for us (mostly off-again).

So, we're going to see how this goes. I'm finally able to feel comfortable in turning off administration approval of new accounts, which has been a thorn in my side for two years (and has probably hurt overall forum activity), so please flag spam posts for the admins/moderator in case the new measures don't work.

I will be going through the three week backlog of new user registrations now as I eat my lunch.

I plan on merging a lot of the forums (all of the discussing forums will be 'Talking Blues'), there will be one guitar forum (currently slide, acoustic, electric, tabs, and equipment), etc. You should probably speak up with objections, though I think that everyone who commented about this liked the idea before.
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby zhyla » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:52 pm

Merging sounds like a great idea. Maybe you can rename the other sections to just the instrument name (guitar, bass, harp, piano, etc), just so it's easier to read the list. The blurbs for the different sections, if needed at all, should be very short.

Too bad, I was interested to see how your wheel re-invention turned out.
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby The Breeze » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:10 pm

I re-invented the wheel once. The only place I could find a use for it though was as a door. :D
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby Lo-Fi » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:43 am

I second the merging of guitar forums. Makes sense to me( although that may not be a ringing endorsement).
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby stumblin » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:10 am

I'm comfortable with the merging idea. Make whatever changes you feel are necessary.
Thanks, Rusty, for all your great work in keeping this forum alive, nice one mate!
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby rustyslide » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:23 pm

Have started merging the about-blues topics into Talking Blues.

Also, apparently new members have to have their posts approved. Sweet. Nuked a spammer already, and someone pasted in some HTML code linking to some bizarre webpage* that might be spam, but I'm not entirely sure. I was probably a bit rude.

*URL is sites.google.com/site/skeatesy
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby ricbleu » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:03 am

I'm liking what I'm seeing, Rusty. It's easier to move round topics, nice and accessible and tighter all round. Thanks heaps for all the time you must have put into this. :D
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby rustyslide » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:23 am

ricbleu wrote:Thanks heaps for all the time you must have put into this. :D


An hour or two. Should have done it a while ago.
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby guitarslim101 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:42 pm

Merging sounds fantastic.
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby rustyslide » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:10 am

Already done, so I hope it was good for everyone ;)
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby Raggedyman » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:01 am

If there's ever anything I'm looking for that's blues related,or if I'm just in the mood for a change from the usual sites I visit,I come here.
Great site,all the info anyone needs,and good people.

Thanks Rusty. 8) :D
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby s1120 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:36 pm

I like the setup. I can see the diferent forums if we had a ton of traffic, but at the traffic valume that is here,I think grouping them all together will help generate more intrests in some of the posts that may have gone unnoticed in the past. Good work on the place. It has a nice vibe here!!!
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby Bill Moore » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:17 am

Thanks so much for all your work Rusty, I seldom have time to log onto the forum here, but there is always some interesting discussion when I do.
Thanks again, Bill
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby blueswriter » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:21 pm

Rusty... I'm having a problem posting a new review of the Rory Gallagher Ghost Blues DVD set. It keeps reverting back to the information page where you type/paste a new topic. Any clues?
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Re: Ch-ch-changes

Postby rustyslide » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:59 pm

Huh. But you posted here OK, clearly. Let me try and post something in that forum.
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