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New forum!!

Postby ukcharts » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:05 am

After a few problems with updating the old forum I've finally taken the plunge to phpBB v3. This has many more features than the old version, not least built in attachments and a considerably friendlier menu for us admins.

Bear with us while we translate the new software back to something approaching the look and feel of the old forum! Hopefully it won't take too long.
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Re: New forum!!

Postby ukcharts » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:09 pm

Got the shape about right and have started working on the header and colours.
Added in the strike-through code (see the [=S=] button when posting EXAMPLE
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Re: New forum!!

Postby ukcharts » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:16 am

And now we're back to orangey and with the profile info on the left again. Page header back to something like normal. and I've added in a link (just underneath the header image) back to the www.britburn.co.uk main website.

I'll leave it be for now, unless anyone else wants to suggest something.

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Re: New forum!!

Postby kirkm » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:35 am

Congratulations Bert, it's looking very nice :)

So Mario has been replaced by Al Martino (I *hope it's Al MArtino!) ... LOL who will be the first UK person to be so honoured? How about George Martin or Norrie Paramor ? :)

I haven't yet had much of a look around, but here goes...

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Re: New forum!!

Postby ukcharts » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:20 pm

Just a couple of minor changes.

Added the google ad up top. It might pay a small percentage of the hosting fees! I'll also be adding it to the main site at some point.

Added a spambot checker to the registration module. Hopefully that'll help cut down on the regular (ten or so a day) registration attempts by web robots. They don't get access to actually post anything but they do clog up the user database.

Non forum related, but I've been working on adding the basic chart info from 1990 to 2005 into my local database for future work.

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Re: New forum!!

Postby kirkm » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:37 am

Hi Bert,

I see commercialism has caught up with us! Oh well...
All the best with 1990-2005. Coincidently I've just started
to add the Sheet Music pre-1953 charts into a new sheet.
Destined to ba added to a workbook near you soon !

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Re: New forum!!

Postby ukcharts » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:05 am

kirkm wrote:I see commercialism has caught up with us! Oh well...

I just thought I'd give it a go and see if it was worth the hit. It doesn't look like it's going to be with the current traffic, although I might find somewhere a little more unobtrusive on the main site and see how that goes. Total earnings to date ... $0.00!
kirkm wrote:All the best with 1990-2005..

I've just received a complete list of authors from a contributor, but it's going to take some major jigging around to get that database to match ours. Very useful nonetheless. Anyone that wants to help out with 1990+ please let us know!
kirkm wrote:Coincidently I've just started to add the Sheet Music pre-1953 charts into a new sheet.
Destined to be added to a workbook near you soon !

Excellent. I'm going forwards and you're going backwards :D
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