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amirm

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As you all have noticed, the forum software has been upgraded. I meant to give notice that it would happen in the next few days but the service provider went ahead and upgraded it today! Sorry about that.

This is a brand new platform with some new features. Here is a brief list of its new features (both admin and user): https://xenforo.com/community/threads/whats-new-in-xenforo-2-0.133426/

For now, our home page of articles is down until I buy the upgraded plug-in for that. [Now done.]

The upgrade was prompted by the new EU rules by the way, called GDPR. See the features related to that here: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/xenforo-1-5-20a-xenforo-2-0-6a-released.147414/

So while I was at it, I thought it was better to just upgrade to the next generation version of the platform.

Please post issues and concerns you see.
 
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It reminds me of the look of Ubuntu from about 10 years ago.

It looks like I will need to re upload my avatar as it has got all vertically stretched..
 

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It works fine. I did like seeing who was online above the new posts list as in the previous iteration of the forum.

The emojis are graphically a bit too'forceful'. IMO. o_O
 
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For now, our home page of articles is down until I buy the upgraded plug-in for that.
Aww, now I can't check the ASR homepage with my morning coffee anymore.

Joking aside the upgrade looks clean, nice to see GDPR resolved & eagerly waiting for a home/portal :)
 
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In the old version there was a button (more like a bullet) next to the thread names in the "New Posts" page. It took you to the first unread message. I know that the thread name itself does that too, but it also shows that annoying popup with preview if you hover too long.
 

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Somehow your Xenforo upgrade has ruined my Google News page.
 

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Yes, home page will be coming back. I need to buy the new version and configure it to work. Glad to see people using it because I was wondering if it was valuable.
Yes, I belive the home page was very valuble and a great feature of the site. Please get it back when you can.
 

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In the old version there was a button (more like a bullet) next to the thread names in the "New Posts" page. It took you to the first unread message. I know that the thread name itself does that too, but it also shows that annoying popup with preview if you hover too long.
Yes, seems like they removed this. In my quick search I couldn't find a way to restore it. I will keep looking.
 

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Somehow your Xenforo upgrade has ruined my Google News page.
I had never used that on my desktop but just tried it and looks fine. Hard to imagine how there can be such an interaction between sites.
 

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I'm kidding, for whatever reason Google has revamped their News page (again), so I have to blame something.

As for the ASR upgrade, I'll get used to it.
 

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It looks like I will need to re upload my avatar as it has got all vertically stretched..
I think it is just shrunk in both dimensions.
John is right, the avatars mostly look all wonky here. Proportions are out of wack
Ray is short and fat, I'm tall and skinny, weird?
Screenshot at 2018-05-18 12-32-22.png
 
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That is interesting. Thanks for posting that. It looks OK to me in the forum view but changed in the picture you provided. So some of you are seeing it screwed up. What browser are you using?
 

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