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Offline OzHadou

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OzHadou - the new forum
« on: February 13, 2011, 09:33:48 PM »
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Guys,

Firstly - welcome to your new forums!

You will notice things are somewhat cleaner around here. Yes - all historical posts have NOT been carried over into the new forum. While this was (somewhat) possible, the decision was made to not import things across so we could kick off with a clean slate and new layout. Should you wish to visit the old forums, you can do so by visiting the old forum link:

http://www.ozhadou.net/forum

This will be archived and tucked away in the coming months. We expect that this will upset some people (especially those with active threads) but at some point we had to make a call about cutting ties with a very old and bloated forum database. Hopefully people can appreciate having a clean slate to kick off from.

However, your account details (post counts, registration dates, stats and info) have all been preserved and have been carried across. Worth noting are some new fields in your forum profiles allowing you to provide Xbox and PSN account details (which translate into links for the respective system's web based profiles) in addition to a field that links to your Fighterbase profile should you have one.

You also now have the ability to apply avatars to your forum profiles, but please make an effort to keep them work-safe.

Lastly, your login details have been preserved, though you will be challenged for your password TWICE when logging on for the first time. This is a normal step, but if you have any problems, please contact us by sending an e-mail to support@ozhadou.net so that the problem can be fixed.

Please use this thread to discuss any problems or bugs you encounter with the new forum.

Also feel free to mention any ideas you may have for additional sub-forums or suggestions in general. The goal behind the current design is to have things as clutter-free and condensed as possible so as to minimise the fragmentation of discussion. However, we are always open for new ideas for sub-forum categories provided there is an audience for them.

Consider the current layout the 'default' of sorts which we are happy to add to if you feel we need additional areas.

Cheers,

- OzHadou

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Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 09:00:52 PM »
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I was wondering why I couldn't send Chris and Spidercarnage an email!.
Congrats on the new forum guys, looking forward to seeing OzHadou grow.  :D

Offline Gamogo

Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 09:05:34 PM »
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Cheers dude.

Right now I'm trying to catch bugs as they pop up as a result of more people logging on and using features.

I noticed the BBcode for example in your signature is a bit off - you might want to fix that :D

That aside, its good to see people are able to login (so far) without too many problems.
So keep your bankroll lottery eat your salad day deathbed motorcade.

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Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 09:07:26 PM »
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Yeah, saw it, fixed it and added a nice avy!.  ;D
Sometimes when I try to post it gives me an error, but refreshing fixes it. Other then that, it's great.  :)

Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 09:18:24 PM »
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Great!, thanks fella's.

Nice forum.

Offline Raine

Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 09:29:09 PM »
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Nice work on the new forum. Thanks to everyone involved!

Offline VITRIOL

Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 09:31:30 PM »
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Haven't had any problems thus far, keep up the good work

Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 09:38:38 PM »
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Looks good!

We can now finally have annoying avatars, Shane love your avatar - you sheep loving guy! :)
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Offline Gamogo

Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 10:23:29 PM »
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Hokay, a couple of small bugs have crept through which I've managed to iron out:

- Signature BBCode parsing URL bug fixed
- Fixed cache errors on some page reloads
- Restricted signature fields to three lines max

If you have signatures, please give them a good once-over to make sure any contained BBCode is being rendered correctly.

Also note your Fighterbase profile field within your forum profile requires that you link to your Fighterbase LOGIN name in order to link correctly.

So far though it looks like you've all managed to logon without any major problems which is a relief! A bunch of you are already (Ali!) starting to populate various areas which is cool to see :D

Once the functional side of things settles down I'll start tweaking with some of the more cosmetic aspects where we'll try to keep everyone happy with the general look of things.

If you're logged in and reading this, feel free to shoot me a PM (or post here) with any suggestions or changes you feel would be worthwhile. The forum belongs to everyone, so the goal is to consider all suggestions.
So keep your bankroll lottery eat your salad day deathbed motorcade.

Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 10:28:39 PM »
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Just got an email of the reply....

LOOOOOOVE the fact that the reply is now on the email, previously, you had to go to the thread to see the update.

Awesome
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Offline Gamogo

Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 10:29:35 PM »
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Oh, I almost forgot:

My apologies again for those of you who have been affected by the severing of old posts and forum data.

The decision to do so went back and forth a lot but in the end we chose to cut ties so as to negate clutter and cut back the database size, among other reasons.

As you can no doubt tell, you can still visit your old posts and threads on the previous forum. My suggestion is to cut and paste the initial thread posts and kick them off anew here and maybe have a brief re-cap reply where possible. If there was a lot of content contained in the posts, I'd recommend perhaps linking to them on the old forum for reference.

I know this isn't ideal for some of the on-going threads, but hopefully the ball will start rolling again on the new forum without this being a huge hassle.
So keep your bankroll lottery eat your salad day deathbed motorcade.

Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 10:58:56 PM »
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Cool cool.
Play Skullgirls

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Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 11:02:22 PM »
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Anything for you Gam.  8)

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Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 11:35:45 PM »
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good work guys liking the new layout looks sharp
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Re: OzHadou - the new forum
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2011, 12:02:41 AM »
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goooooooooood work guys! been waiting for the avatar icon for agessssssssss!
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