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Board updates

Post by greeneyed » January 29, 2018, 6:36 pm

Hi all, we are going to update our board software shortly, and there will be some changes to the appearance of the forum... but hopefully they won't be too radical for you! No one likes changes! But we have not updated the board software for some time, and it is now well out of date.

It’s not final, but here’s a preview:

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We have also decided to move to a single URL: thegh.com.au

Our original URL, thegreenhouseact.com.au has been maintained since the forum started, but for a long time, we have promoted the site using thegh.com.au... and we think the time has come to switch over completely, and have a more secure URL. So if you're used to using thegreenhouse.com.au, you'll need to update your bookmarks.

This change will start to be promulgated tomorrow. So please be aware, there may be some site disruptions.
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Re: Board updates

Post by T_R » January 29, 2018, 7:14 pm

Is that the first use of the word 'promulgated' on this site?



EDIT: Nope, its the 3rd. Once was by me, back in 2013 :D


Carry on.
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: Board updates

Post by -TW- » January 29, 2018, 7:27 pm

Out of interest whats the traffic through Tapatalk vs the site?

Don't think I've used the site in nearly a year

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Re: Board updates

Post by greeneyed » January 29, 2018, 7:45 pm

The mobile app is used well less than the regular site. I suspect this is because a lot of site traffic is referred from Facebook... and to a lesser extent, Twitter.
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Re: Board updates

Post by Dibbers » January 30, 2018, 8:02 am

greeneyed wrote:The mobile app is used well less than the regular site. I suspect this is because a lot of site traffic is referred from Facebook... and to a lesser extent, Twitter.
I suspect its because a lot of people are like me... and have it open at work most if not all day... beats working... well mostly... the politics thread can be a bit trying at times..
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Re: Board updates

Post by greeneyed » February 1, 2018, 6:01 pm

The site will be down tomorrow morning for some time so as to transition to the new board software. Hopefully it won’t be too long.

After that we will transition to the single URL for the site.
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Re: Board updates

Post by gangrenous » February 1, 2018, 6:17 pm

I’m not sure you’ve given me enough time to line up counselling here GE...

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Re: Board updates

Post by cat » February 1, 2018, 8:04 pm

Does that mean the app too?

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Re: Board updates

Post by greeneyed » February 1, 2018, 8:16 pm

Yes. There may well be some extended disruption to the App when we change the URL.
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Re: Board updates

Post by -PJ- » February 2, 2018, 2:31 pm

I'm liking this new set up.

How do I quote another post ?
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Re: Board updates

Post by greeneyed » February 2, 2018, 2:32 pm

The board update is not complete. It shouldn't look like this..
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Re: Board updates

Post by greeneyed » February 2, 2018, 2:38 pm

Is now looking as it should!
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Re: Board updates

Post by Dibbers » February 2, 2018, 2:42 pm

tis pleasing to the eye... will take a while to get used to it but its a much nicer look and feel.

Can we add a feature to "Like" posts? lol
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Re: Board updates

Post by -PJ- » February 2, 2018, 2:42 pm

greeneyed wrote:
February 2, 2018, 2:38 pm
Is now looking as it should!
Youre doing some great work, take the rest of the day off.
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Re: Board updates

Post by zim » February 2, 2018, 2:47 pm

Nice, thanks for the update.
I'd suggest a small change to the new post icons in the topic list. It's hard to see what's new vs old with that text change. Should be a colour change as well.

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Re: Board updates

Post by greeneyed » February 2, 2018, 3:58 pm

Thanks zim. Happy to take all suggestions, but any further changes would be a separate exercise, which might take a while.
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Re: Board updates

Post by Manbush » February 2, 2018, 4:06 pm

Ew don’t like the new mobile page (never like mobile pages) much prefer using the desktop page on my phone, is there an option to choose to go to desktop view as many sites have.
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Re: Board updates

Post by zim » February 2, 2018, 4:07 pm

greeneyed wrote:
February 2, 2018, 3:58 pm
Thanks zim. Happy to take all suggestions, but any further changes would be a separate exercise, which might take a while.
Of course :)

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Re: Board updates

Post by dubby » February 2, 2018, 4:15 pm

For some reason I can't log in. I've bookmarked the site but alas.

So it's app time for me

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Re: Board updates

Post by LP Raider » February 2, 2018, 5:11 pm

Bit different, like last time will get use to it.

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Re: Board updates

Post by greeneyed » February 2, 2018, 5:15 pm

dubby wrote:
February 2, 2018, 4:15 pm
For some reason I can't log in. I've bookmarked the site but alas.

So it's app time for me

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If you're having trouble logging in... please clear your internet cache... let us know if there's still an issue.
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Re: Board updates

Post by gangrenous » February 2, 2018, 5:34 pm

Where do I find the like button?

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Re: Board updates

Post by sprintman » February 2, 2018, 5:47 pm

Very unfriendly layout

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Re: Board updates

Post by yeh raiders » February 3, 2018, 4:57 am

Will get used to it, but is there a way you can shrink the view, like zoom out? The listing of threads appears too big

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Re: Board updates

Post by greeneyed » February 3, 2018, 7:15 am

yeh raiders wrote:
February 3, 2018, 4:57 am
Will get used to it, but is there a way you can shrink the view, like zoom out? The listing of threads appears too big
Most browsers allow you to display at 100 per cent or variations on that. I used to display the forum at 125 per cent, but this version looks best at 100 per cent.
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Re: Board updates

Post by Roger Kenworthy » February 7, 2018, 6:42 am

greeneyed wrote:
February 2, 2018, 5:15 pm
dubby wrote:
February 2, 2018, 4:15 pm
For some reason I can't log in. I've bookmarked the site but alas.

So it's app time for me

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If you're having trouble logging in... please clear your internet cache... let us know if there's still an issue.
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Re: Board updates

Post by -TW- » February 7, 2018, 6:44 am

Have you tried turning it off and on again

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Re: Board updates

Post by Dibbers » February 7, 2018, 8:50 am

Is it plugged in?
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Re: Board updates

Post by Roger Kenworthy » February 7, 2018, 9:24 am

Dubby won't be impressed when he gets the minimum one hour service bill from GE. That's about $500 :lol:

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Re: Board updates

Post by Sid » February 7, 2018, 10:06 am

dubby can't log in? I'm liking this new board update already!
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Re: Board updates

Post by -TW- » February 7, 2018, 10:40 am

Dibbers wrote:Is it plugged in?
Have you turned on the Killswitch? No? Well there's the issue

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Re: Board updates

Post by dubby » February 7, 2018, 11:09 am

Sid wrote:dubby can't log in? I'm liking this new board update already!
I can use the app!!

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Re: Board updates

Post by 1992 » February 10, 2018, 6:03 am

This new look sucks. If it ain't broke....
WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN

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Re: Board updates

Post by greeneyed » February 10, 2018, 9:43 am

Unfortunately the software was becoming so far out of date it was risking the stability and future convertibility of the site.


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Re: Board updates

Post by Dibbers » February 14, 2018, 9:07 am

Is anyone getting this message when they try to go to "new posts" in the quick links? Its sporadic, but its been happening over the last few days or so:

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Sorry but you cannot use search at this time. The server has high load. Please try again later.
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