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The ORG => ORG News & Suggestions => Topic started by: cat-dog on Apr 08, 2010, 12:59 PM

Title: Welcome back
Post by: cat-dog on Apr 08, 2010, 12:59 PM
Just wanted to welcome everyone back to the ORG..

I tried to make the change as quick, and problem free as possible for everyone.

Unfortunately there was a bit of data loss of some avatars/attachments from early early on (2003-2004 ish) when upgrading the forum software from such an old version to the newest available.  So I do apologize to anyone affected, but really this needed to be done and there's no other way around it.  Otherwise things have gone pretty well on my end with the switch over.

I'll still be working on adding the features you're used to (Arcade, Lounge Shoutbox, etc..) but will be at the mercy of the developers of these addons as the forum software was just updated again and many of them have not yet made the changes for their addons to work. 

You'll also notice the Photo Gallery is missing.  Rest assured the photos are safe!  However over the years hosting these large galleries ourselves has put a good amount of strain on the server, bandwidth, as well as the diskspace.  Anytime I've changed hosting providers I've had to pick a package that has enough storage & bandwidth to handle the load, however it's expensive and doesn't give the best performance on a forum-based site such as this.  In an effort to save a little cash, and provide a better, faster, more reliable experience on the forums I've taken the gallery down and will be looking for alternate means to store and serve these files back to the TPB fans & community (flickr, picasa, social, integration with forums, etc..)

Now it's time to get drunk as fuck!


PS:  This thread can serve as a spot to point out any issues you're having with the new setup.  If you notice the site loading quicker, slower, etc..

Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Jdub on Apr 08, 2010, 01:25 PM
Thanks CD!

I know it's only been a short time......but it's nice to be back.  ;) haha.  The place looks great!
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Chantal on Apr 08, 2010, 01:26 PM
This new site loads a lot faster, and it looks really snazzy. Great job, and thanks! :D
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 08, 2010, 01:38 PM
Thank you so much for upgrading the ORG CD. You know how much this place means to all of us. The downtime was bearable because of the "maintenance" message. No cold sweats here.
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: shake on Apr 08, 2010, 01:57 PM
Cool, great job CD!
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: DavidB_Bubbles on Apr 08, 2010, 02:15 PM
Looks good to me so far cat-dog Thanks :)
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Shit machine gun on Apr 08, 2010, 02:16 PM
Everything looks so big.  That's what my wife says anyway. 

Cheers to the staff/owner of this club.  It's the happening spot.

But where's the post count?  C'mon BB is long gone.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: foulksy on Apr 08, 2010, 02:17 PM
Listen Mr so-called site aministrators stop frigging around with your little computer type machines and patting yourselves up the back and go get me some smokes.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: flabio on Apr 08, 2010, 02:32 PM
This forum fooking rawks!!!!
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: iheartricky on Apr 08, 2010, 02:49 PM
Great job!!! The forum is running much faster than before and looks better too.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Dirty Dancin on Apr 08, 2010, 03:04 PM
Thanks, CD! So great to have the .ORG functioning at lightning speed.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: cart girl on Apr 08, 2010, 03:06 PM
WAY faster for me
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Tiggy Puddin on Apr 08, 2010, 04:00 PM
Wow! Up faster than expected... this looks cool.

My only problem is I tried to update my sig image and I got an error "The following BBC is not allowed within your signature..." I was using img tags so not sure how I messed up!(http://tags%20so%20not%20sure%20how%20I%20messed%20that%20one%20up%21)
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: GmeAFuckinR on Apr 08, 2010, 04:03 PM
nice to be back  :6paper: :6paper:
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: stinky on Apr 08, 2010, 05:19 PM
Great job Cat-Dog...Thanks
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Rocket Surgeon on Apr 08, 2010, 05:42 PM
As always CD thank you for all of your efforts.  Load times and connectivity are much improved.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: cat-dog on Apr 08, 2010, 06:03 PM
Wow! Up faster than expected... this looks cool.

My only problem is I tried to update my sig image and I got an error "The following BBC is not allowed within your signature..." I was using img tags so not sure how I messed up!(http://tags%20so%20not%20sure%20how%20I%20messed%20that%20one%20up%21)

Oops!  I've enabled basic html BBC code in signatures - give it a shot again.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Sonny Vale on Apr 08, 2010, 08:29 PM
Looks great! Wanna go have a few drinks and smoke a joint?  :beermug: :6paper:
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: JAG on Apr 08, 2010, 08:57 PM
This is my first attempt to post since the change, but so far so good. The only thing I noticed was that the logo was REALLY big. Then again, I am on my 3rd drinkie-poo,  ;)

It is just good to be home. Thanks CD!
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: a_Fuckin_Samsquanch! on Apr 08, 2010, 10:41 PM
Greetings Alien Trevors! 2 smokes.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Tiggy Puddin on Apr 09, 2010, 07:34 AM
Cat-Dog, it let me update the sig but now I can't see it or anyone else's sig! Lolz.  :lol:
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 09, 2010, 07:58 AM
I can't see anyone's signature. Avatars are working as usual.
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: shake on Apr 09, 2010, 08:46 AM
I can see sigs
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 09, 2010, 08:49 AM
I can now as well. Thanks CD.
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: DavidB_Bubbles on Apr 09, 2010, 09:53 AM
That's funny, I have always been able to see the signatures and avatars.  I had to upload my avatar again because like cat-dog said above some didn't transfer over.  I can still see both by the way with all of the tweaking here and there.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: hunnerbun on Apr 09, 2010, 11:56 AM
Oh yay...I am able to get on today.  Everytime I tried to log on yesterday all i kept getting was the old down for maintenance page.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: hashdriveway on Apr 09, 2010, 01:58 PM
I feel like I'm looking at the giant TPB logo through Bubble's glasses :bubs:
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Lucy on Apr 09, 2010, 04:12 PM
Yay Finally
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 10, 2010, 05:13 AM
I got a facebook message from Hunnerbun and I haven't been having the problem she's experiencing but I wanted to know if any of you others experienced it...

"I keep getting this error for the .org.
Oh My FUCK! An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.
Is it just me?"

Thanks,
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: hunnerbun on Apr 10, 2010, 10:03 AM
OK...I got in this morning.  we will see what happens as the day goes on. 
I was able to log in yesterday afternoon.  I always stay logged in and check in periodically.  When I get here I click the show unread posts since last visit and it brings up all the new posts and it is all good.  Yesterday when I did that it took me to the old site and the maintenance page.  I cleared my cache and cookies and rebooted my computer and Ii could still only get the old site. 
Now this morning when I clicked the bookmark it took me right to the site and it opened no problem.  I find this odd because I didn't shut down my laptop last night.  I was downloading a torrent so I left it on all night then when I needed to come to work I only hibernated it ( which is what I usually do all the time because it takes for friggin ever to boot up).
I will keep my eye on it and see how she goes.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 10, 2010, 10:20 AM
Glad you're back HB. Cat-dog has been doing a bunch of work on the site and I see changes today as well.
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: GmeAFuckinR on Apr 10, 2010, 11:19 PM
Man I hope the Arcade returns with high scores I had the 2nd highest score in 'Bloody Penquin' (http://JSP.rockin.net/party0007.gif)
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 13, 2010, 04:46 AM
I'm really liking the new banner. Nice job CD.
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Tiggy Puddin on Apr 13, 2010, 09:58 AM
Wow! Love the banner.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: cat-dog on Apr 13, 2010, 11:56 AM
Glad you guys are digging the top banner. I'm aiming to create one for each theme (something with booze, something for dope, etc..)

Just wanted to let everyone know (if you haven't poked around already) that there's a few options for themes now.

To choose a theme, you can click on this link -> http://www.trailerparkboys.org/forums/index.php?action=theme;sa=pick
I've included a small thumbnail of each theme to give you a general idea what to expect.

So far 'Sexy Black T-Shirt' has returned (black background, white/grey text, rum glasses).

'Sunnyvale Blues' is the default theme which most of you are seeing currently (lighter look, lots of blue, rum glasses).

'Dope Flavoured Rum' is back as well - it's basically Sunnyvale Blues with the colours tweaked green and uses pot leafs for new/old topic status on the main index (instead of the rum glass).

I'll also be working on getting a kitty theme going, and hopefully bring back the Bumble Bee/Cheeseburger theme from the old forum as well.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: DavidB_Bubbles on Apr 13, 2010, 12:15 PM
I would love it if the cheeseburger theme returned.  That's the one that I used before.  Thanks for all of your work cat-dog :)
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: hashdriveway on Apr 13, 2010, 01:20 PM
I Like sexy black t-shirt. It's sexy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Tiggy Puddin on Apr 13, 2010, 03:30 PM
Hey Andrew, would Drunk and on Drugs 'blueberry' theme be available in the future? Not to give you any more work or anything...!    :D
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: JAG on Apr 13, 2010, 06:53 PM
Blueberry theme?! I like that idea.  8)

It is starting to look like home again CatDog. Great job!

Now I have to go order Ricky's book from the tour. I didn't get a chance to buy it before; now I must own it.  Every time I see Tiggy's signature it reminds me that I NEED that book. My kids will love it. We have a pet Guinea Pig...guess I shouldn't read the book word for word to them though.  :lol:
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Jdub on Apr 13, 2010, 09:20 PM
I'm with everyone else.  Like that new banner. 

The idea of a kitty theme sounds great to me.  I'm on here at work sometimes **ssshhhhhhhh** and if I happen to get caught I'd rather them see kitties than big mj leaves.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: hunnerbun on Apr 14, 2010, 10:54 AM
Still can't access the .org from home.  Getting very frustrated.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: hunnerbun on Apr 14, 2010, 06:14 PM
WooHoo...I am on the .org at home...  Thanks cat-dog, the fix worked.  As soon as I went to the site and hit refresh it stayed on the new site. 
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Tiggy Puddin on Apr 14, 2010, 06:38 PM
Welcome back, Hunnerbun! Now there's no escape from the Org...  :D
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Slip on Apr 16, 2010, 02:43 PM
I'm wondering if I'm the only one having this problem since I haven't seen it mentioned.. but to me, the forum does not seem as wide as it used to.. did it decide to knock off the cheese burgers & chicken fingers and go on a diet? :lol:

Like with the new banner (which looks awesome from what i can see) part of it is cut off.. I took a screen shot of that so you can see what I mean

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6310/tpborg1.jpg

and also, I took another one where you can see posts and how much smaller it seems.. Also for example in tiggy's sig there is now a scroll bar to view the whole signature.. here is the other screen shot I took

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5972/tpborg2.jpg

if its just me having this problem and if so is there a way to fix it in the settings?
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 16, 2010, 02:48 PM
I'm not getting that problem Slips. Have you tried a different theme?
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Slip on Apr 16, 2010, 03:04 PM
I didn't test the other themes out until now and they look nice! Unfortunately no matter which one I selected and used the problem was still there.

I thought maybe it was just firefox as I have been having some Issues lately with it, so I tried to view the site with Internet Explorer as well and It still looked the same way as it does in the screen shots I posted  :(
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 16, 2010, 03:07 PM
I tried a few thing to try and make my view the same as yours but had no luck. :? I hope this is an isolated and completely fixable error. I'll keep digging bud.
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: DavidB_Bubbles on Apr 16, 2010, 03:09 PM
I am having the same problem a you are SlipperyKilla.  Your signature has a scroll bar as well.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 16, 2010, 03:31 PM
I changed my screen resolution and that made the banner and signatures do what you guys are describing but the font size also changed to be bigger. I don't think your screen resolution is the issue.
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Slip on Apr 16, 2010, 04:06 PM
I tried a few thing to try and make my view the same as yours but had no luck. :? I hope this is an isolated and completely fixable error. I'll keep digging bud.
Fishy

Yeah I hope its fixable as well. It's not a huge problem for me but I'd love to be able to view the forum the way its supposed to look. Thank you very much for doing your best to try and get this issue resolved :D

I am having the same problem a you are SlipperyKilla.  Your signature has a scroll bar as well.

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one having these problems, but that sucks that you are also experiencing these issues.. Yeah, I noticed my sig had the scroll bar as well, but thank you for pointing it out. Hopefully everything can be fixed soon, but for now thats just the way she goes lol

I changed my screen resolution and that made the banner and signatures do what you guys are describing but the font size also changed to be bigger. I don't think your screen resolution is the issue.
Fishy

Yeah I was wondering if it could have had something to do with the resolution I'm using (1024 by 768) but I didn't think so since the forum looked normal to me before it was upgraded.  Thank you again for lookin into this for us!
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: cat-dog on Apr 16, 2010, 05:36 PM
Definitely a screen resolution issue.  All the monitors I have at home are widescreen (laptop) and running very high, wide resolutions (1680x1050).

1024x768 is considered the bare minimum these days for what most web designers will make their layouts appear properly on. 

I currently have the width of the forum set to 70% of the page width to try and make things not tiny for people with larger monitors/resolutions, while still appearing decent for someone without. I can set that to a higher percentage and see if it helps.

Being a widescreen user myself I found it nice to have a decent amount of wood paneling on the sides rather than stretching the entire forum layout to the width of the page. For people who read lots it's a decent amount of eye movement going from side to side on a larger/wide monitor than reading things in more of a column layout.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Cappy on Apr 16, 2010, 05:50 PM
Site looks great, good work
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on Apr 19, 2010, 03:15 PM
It would be nice to get the Smileys back for use with the Quick Reply option.
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: JAG on Apr 28, 2010, 09:02 AM
Fuck, I've been busy! I haven't had a chance to pop in for awhile. Work...moving plans...kids...home...foundling kitty...house kitty...Cavs going to round two of the playoffs...Stanley Cup race (still don't know who I want to take it home yet; just not Pittsburgh!) Anyway, you get the point.  :roll:

Will we be getting the "Shout Box" back? I miss that.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: DavidB_Bubbles on Apr 30, 2010, 10:04 AM
From what I understand the shout box & arcade should back in the not to distant future.  I like Fishy would like to see the smiley's return as part of the quick reply option.  I would like to see the YouTube option return as well. If any kind of resolution setting was conducted I do not notice any difference. It's no big deal really except for when someone posts photos they hang over on the right side of the board as well.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on May 01, 2010, 02:40 PM
Thanks for the smileys back on the quick reply CD 8) :beermug: :6paper:
Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: cat-dog on May 01, 2010, 02:49 PM
testing youtube embedding :) TPB - Bubbles Interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNA5B3438Eo#)

(seems to work.. just put the full youtube URL, and it automatically make it a video link)


Shoutbox will hopefully get re-added soon.. again I'm at the mercy of the developer to update the shoutbox to work with the new forum software. Kinda was a tough call to make upgrading the forum knowing we'd lose some of the perks for a while.  But the forum really needed it as the last version we used was over 4 years old! (avoided upgrading the past few years due to all my custom mods)

Same with the arcade.. Just waiting for it to be ready for this version of the forum software.

Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Fishyneil on May 01, 2010, 03:22 PM
All sounds good man. Just testing out the youtube thingy...

Honking Fail (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGBcY2IoFSg&NR=1#)

Fishy
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Ms Vee on May 01, 2010, 03:36 PM
Thank you for fixing all that catdog.   I, we,  appreciate all your work.  So glad the youtube thing is back.  :D
I noticed that there is a facebook video link. That is new, isn't it? And in case anyone missed it, the spoiler thingy is the yellow and black circle thingy.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: Vancouver on May 04, 2010, 12:43 PM
wowwowwee CD niiiice work! Thanks for putting all that work in, you so rock.
Title: Re: Welcome back
Post by: jizzy on Sep 29, 2010, 11:17 PM
1. tell show case to go fock themselves
2. expand in the USA
3. get a contrtact with comedy central
4. show the whole gadamn world that tpb is the only good show on tv
5. more :julian: :bubs: :ricky: :beermug: :6paper: lahey big gut randy fatfock phil bring back cory and ttrevor j roc tyrone...
6. make tv entertaining again...
7 tbp is the best tv show ever and it should be knowed worldwide!

i self leearnt myself that there is no other show like tpb.