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New "LOOK" of TurboFord
#1
Sad 

I suppose I'll get used to it ~ BUT......after 18 years of the "old" TF, it's gonna be hard for a decrepit old fart like me to get used to the new "look" of the board. I miss the colors and former smilies/emojis/gifs of the old format.  <shrug>
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#2

"I don't like change."

After 15 years of the old board, I have to say I grew found of it.  However, thank you Paul and crew to keep this site going!
"Keep your foot on the floor until you see God himself, count to four, then brake."

83 Turbocoupe with some stuff done
(its slowish)
79 Pace Car in resto mode
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#3

DSGcoupe Wrote:"I don't like change."

After 15 years of the old board, I have to say I grew found of it.  However, thank you Paul and crew to keep this site going!

Yep, I'm not a fan of change either.  The new look is just too generic.  However, I totally understand the need for an upgrade after so many years.  I'm sure all us 'old timers' will adapt to the change.
I too would like to thank Paul for keeping this board going.  It's not about appearance, it's about content!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
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#4

Paul ~ Could you or our "new computer dude" please explain the advantages of switching to this new format/software?

................................................ALSO

Is there any way to have new posts displayed in blue (or another color besides black) until after they've been read?

The "Quote" icon/option doesn't seem to work.......or, does just it "time out", like the old edit function? (there's no popup to indicate why - for either edit OR quote - like the former edit function used to do. <shrug>
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#5

(12-07-2019, 05:02 PM)TurboRay Wrote:  Paul ~ Could you or our "new computer dude" please explain the advantages of switching to this new format/software?

................................................ALSO

Is there any way to have new posts displayed in blue (or another color besides black) until after they've been read?

The "Quote" icon/option doesn't seem to work.......or, does just it "time out", like the old edit function? (there's no popup to indicate why - for either edit OR quote - like the former edit function used to do. <shrug>

I'm not the 'new computer dude' but I can definitely point out the benefit: the old software was a dozen years old without any support in a time when attackers look for any avenue to control your machine. I am not aware of any active attacks against users of the old version but it is so old and so few people are actively checking for exploits there may be some. and if there are most anti-virus  might not detect them in something so old.

"Quote" now is pretty different, if you select 'reply' on the current post it will quote it like it did before. I used it to put your post in this reply. The idea now is to use Quote to select multiple posts to quote instead of just one. An example of how to use it is here: https://docs.mybb.com/1.6/Multiquote/

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urious which emoji is missing that you use so much? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(12-07-2019, 05:02 PM)TurboRay Wrote:  Paul ~ Could you or our "new computer dude" please explain the advantages of switching to this new format/software?

................................................ALSO

Is there any way to have new posts displayed in blue (or another color besides black) until after they've been read?

The "Quote" icon/option doesn't seem to work.......or, does just it "time out", like the old edit function? (there's no popup to indicate why - for either edit OR quote - like the former edit function used to do. <shrug>

Regarding the 'displayed in blue' request, I see them in blue on mine until I open a post by using the green arrow in the top level listing (that takes you to the latest post in a long thread which is something I really missed in the old software.)

One thing I haven't found that I like on other boards is the 'latest posts' options on the home page that only shows threads with new posts in it. I'll keep digging to see how myBB does it.
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#6

(12-07-2019, 06:57 PM)cmcurtin Wrote:  "Quote" now is pretty different, if you select 'reply' on the current post it will quote it like it did before. I used it to put your post in this reply. The idea now is to use Quote to select multiple posts to quote instead of just one.

I suppose I'll HAVE to get used to it, BUT......it's a lot harder to use and the "compose window" is WAY too narrow (has to be manually "expanded") to see all previous posts from which to select/deselect what ya' wanna include in the reply.

(12-07-2019, 06:57 PM)cmcurtin Wrote:  Regarding the 'displayed in blue' request, I see them in blue on mine until I open a post by using the green arrow in the top level listing (that takes you to the latest post in a long thread which is something I really missed in the old software.)

What OS are you using, Chris? My soon-to-lose-support Windows 7 displays the title of all threads to which I've posted in bold font and those to which I haven't posted in standard font.......both in black (neither in "blue"). As for jumping to the "latest post", that option always existed in the old software by clicking in the far R/H "box".......just as it does in this new version.

(12-07-2019, 06:57 PM)cmcurtin Wrote:  One thing I haven't found that I like on other boards is the 'latest posts' options on the home page that only shows threads with new posts in it. I'll keep digging to see how myBB does it.

As I'm sure you're already aware......threads with "new posts" are always at the top of each forum (formerly shown in "blue", until read), so I must be misinterpreting what you mean here.
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(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#7

(12-07-2019, 06:52 AM)evintho Wrote:  
DSGcoupe Wrote:"I don't like change."

After 15 years of the old board, I have to say I grew found of it.  However, thank you Paul and crew to keep this site going!

Yep, I'm not a fan of change either.  The new look is just too generic.  However, I totally understand the need for an upgrade after so many years.  I'm sure all us 'old timers' will adapt to the change.
I too would like to thank Paul for keeping this board going.  It's not about appearance, it's about content!

we're working on the look of the theme on a daily basis. we may end up swapping out the theme here in the next week or 2, if time allows for it...

(12-07-2019, 05:02 PM)TurboRay Wrote:  Paul ~ Could you or our "new computer dude" please explain the advantages of switching to this new format/software?

................................................ALSO

Is there any way to have new posts displayed in blue (or another color besides black) until after they've been read?

The "Quote" icon/option doesn't seem to work.......or, does just it "time out", like the old edit function? (there's no popup to indicate why - for either edit OR quote - like the former edit function used to do. <shrug>

there's many reasons to list for switching away from the previous software, but just a few:

- the software was at least 15 years old, thus potential security issues

- being that the software was so old, it would not run on newer software platforms on the server, also a massive security risk

- the software is no longer supported; it was totally rewritten and replaced and is equally as bad, in my strong opinion

- there's no extensibility with plugins/add-ons for said old software

- it does not work well with modern technology, AT ALL. there's a reason people preferred using facebook over turboford.org for communication.

the way the replies/quoting work on mybb is as follows:
reply button - quotes a single post
quote button - allows you to quote several posts in one post.

(12-07-2019, 06:57 PM)cmcurtin Wrote:  
(12-07-2019, 05:02 PM)TurboRay Wrote:  Paul ~ Could you or our "new computer dude" please explain the advantages of switching to this new format/software?

................................................ALSO

Is there any way to have new posts displayed in blue (or another color besides black) until after they've been read?

The "Quote" icon/option doesn't seem to work.......or, does just it "time out", like the old edit function? (there's no popup to indicate why - for either edit OR quote - like the former edit function used to do. <shrug>

I'm not the 'new computer dude' but I can definitely point out the benefit: the old software was a dozen years old without any support in a time when attackers look for any avenue to control your machine. I am not aware of any active attacks against users of the old version but it is so old and so few people are actively checking for exploits there may be some. and if there are most anti-virus  might not detect them in something so old.

"Quote" now is pretty different, if you select 'reply' on the current post it will quote it like it did before. I used it to put your post in this reply. The idea now is to use Quote to select multiple posts to quote instead of just one. An example of how to use it is here: https://docs.mybb.com/1.6/Multiquote/

C
urious which emoji is missing that you use so much? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(12-07-2019, 05:02 PM)TurboRay Wrote:  Paul ~ Could you or our "new computer dude" please explain the advantages of switching to this new format/software?

................................................ALSO

Is there any way to have new posts displayed in blue (or another color besides black) until after they've been read?

The "Quote" icon/option doesn't seem to work.......or, does just it "time out", like the old edit function? (there's no popup to indicate why - for either edit OR quote - like the former edit function used to do. <shrug>

Regarding the 'displayed in blue' request, I see them in blue on mine until I open a post by using the green arrow in the top level listing (that takes you to the latest post in a long thread which is something I really missed in the old software.)

One thing I haven't found that I like on other boards is the 'latest posts' options on the home page that only shows threads with new posts in it. I'll keep digging to see how myBB does it.

good post. we'll work on getting a latest post link added to the header - probably up near the search & members button. we'll also probably add a latest post button below the 'recent post' stuff in the sidebar on the forum index.
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(12-08-2019, 07:53 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote:  We'll work on getting a latest post link added to the header........

There's already a "Last Post" link ahead of that poster's name in the far-right column of each thread. <shrug>
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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(12-08-2019, 09:08 AM)TurboRay Wrote:  
(12-08-2019, 07:53 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote:  We'll work on getting a latest post link added to the header........

There's already a "Last Post" link ahead of that poster's name in the far-right column of each thread. <shrug>

sure, but some people like seeing an entire list rather than going into each individual post, like so: https://turboford.org/search.php?action=getdaily
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#10

What is "Warning Level: 0%" AND where has this thread been moved???? <shrug>
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