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Postby jiptravolta » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:59 pm

Hi everyone, the upgrade of the website has temporarily stalled while I source hardware for a solid backup. To counter these bloody spammers, site registration will be turned off via the website until the site is backed up and updated to a more robust version. REGISTRATION IS TEMPORARILY AVAILABLE VIA FACEBOOK REQUEST ONLY.








(Older post - TFNZ will be temporarily inaccessible from the 13th Jan 2019 until 16th January 2019. Just a heads up for those completing sales.)
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby jiptravolta » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:55 pm

Hi everyone, just a quick update. You may have noticed certain forums merging/disappearing. This is due to the revamp that I've put off for three years, because of certain dramas that happened when I was handed the reigns of the site. I have a very tight window to get everything done in time, so apologies if the forums are a bit iffy to get into. Since theres no budget for upgrades to make the site more mobile, I have made the tough decision to cull or merge threads that have low activity, in order to make the site easier to navigate via smart devices.

Thanks for the patience everyone
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby jiptravolta » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:51 pm

Stage one complete.

- sub forums merged (trader ratings has merged the wrong way, I will manually have to fish out each thread for the sticky)
- logo changed on header (place holder until final one is completed)
- full forum backed up on server AND hard drive

The next step involves upgrading the forum from 3.0.x to 3.2 - this is the longest step, as the forum is running an incredibly old version from around 2009 and the latest version was released December 2018. Bear in mind I'm having to learn this as I go, and by only using applications that run on my smartphone.
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby [omega] » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:37 pm

I'm liking the logo, that's a nice change :D
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby Mr_Ash » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:41 pm

If we could get the forum changed backed to a light colour setting that would be amazing.

This dark colour scheme has always been a pain to read
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby jiptravolta » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 pm

Mr_Ash wrote:If we could get the forum changed backed to a light colour setting that would be amazing.

This dark colour scheme has always been a pain to read

I have activated two lighter options - these can be activated in your own settings I believe. I will have to alter the colours of the new logo to suit each one.
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby iceman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 pm

Agree. Popping it back to a white background as per previous look would make viewing easier.
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby jiptravolta » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:33 pm

How about this?
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby loismustdye » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:49 pm

I like the light blue, white setting.
Easy to view
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby Mr_Ash » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:53 am

jiptravolta wrote:How about this?


So much easier to view on my phone! Thanks jip
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby iceman » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:18 pm

Forum looks good. Back to the future.
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby [omega] » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:24 am

I'm the opposite. .. the black is easier on my phone.
Change is good though :D
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby omegaprime » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:35 am

i like everything but one thing the light blue for things that you haven't viewed is very simalier to the blue for things you have viewed and abit harder to tell the difference, if possible a different colour for just that would be awesome
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby Good_Riddance » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:03 am

Looking good mate
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Re: Expected Downtime 13-16th Jan 2019

Postby jiptravolta » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:29 pm

The old style is still enabled, so there's a choice available to each person. There are setting in your user control panel if you wish to keep the old style. I prefer the darker theme, as the white burns a hole through my soul as I work on the site overnight
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