I come in peace,
I am looking for advice and ways on how I can expand my football forum (Don't worry I'm not here to troll and get people to sign up to mine lol). I have been running it for nearly 1 year but so far we only have a dozen regular members, any advice on how to improve this would be appriacted
Looking at your forum it looks a successful forum and hopefully in time I can get mine to run as successful.
I also plan on staying around on here as well
I will be upgrading the software on this site shortly.
Hopefully we will not suffer any downtime and all will be fine with the world - but despite having set up a test site you can never quite tell until you go live
A few items have changed and improved, but a lot is behind the scenes.
Will advise once updated.....
We have now upgraded. I am slowly finding and correcting various errors.
One of them was a database error, which was causing various issues including editing, multiquote, logging in etc....
That has now been corrected.
Please let me know of other errors you find, but that database correction should have helped things a lot.
I have brought many sections back online, but there are still one or two to do.
It looks like the merge of avatars and photos did not go totally right, so if you are missing an avatar, please go to http://www.nonleague...usercp&tab=core and click on the button marked 'Change your photo'. I am looking to improve this in due course.
At the same time look through the various tabs and check out the various configurations available. Several of which are new.
Thank you for your continued patience in what is a large update.
Over the next 24-48 hours I plan to upgrade the software used on the site.
This is not a five minute job, however I have over the last 2 or 3 weeks been building a duplicate site and configuring that up, so I am fairly confident (famous last words!) that things will go well. Of course we might have one or two teething issues, but we will work through those.
There are however a few changes - most of them are good, such as tags, faster reply, inline preview of topics, hovercards etc., but one or two things have reached the end of their life.
The biggest change is connected with avatars. Sadly due to the risk of external sites, it will no longer be possible to link remotely to an avatar - instead you can upload it to the site. Also all avatars will simply be called 'photos' - so in effect we are merging both the personal photo and avatar. You still have multiple choices with regards to your image, you can elect to show your facebook or twitter image, you can show an image from your own gallery, you can use a gravatar or simply upload your own image. So there is still plenty of choice. Of course you can have any image as a 'photo' - it does not have to your image. It is possible that if you have a photo set you will lose that image (as we will be merging avatars into photos) - but if that happens, just upload a new image.
I am currently taking a backup of the site and will backup the database prior to uploading the new version.
The only section that will not be live is the links database and this will be disabled until we can upgrade that section. Some minor features will also be disabled, but re-enabled once the conversion has taken place.
There will be some downtime of a few minutes whilst I configure it all up, but I aim to keep this to a minimum.
This is all subject to me not finding any other major issues with the test site.
I will update this post with any changes or issues. You are welcome to reply with any questions or problems that you spot. (The revision time of the post will be shown below).
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