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Paul_1978_yorks
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New forum URL

#1 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:45 pm

Liking the new homepage!

When accessing the forum via the new URL it's asking me to sign in every time even though I tick the "remember me" box.

Any ideas?
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1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
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1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
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Re: New forum URL

#2 Post by JOHNDQ » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:47 pm

Same here :headbanging

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Re: New forum URL

#3 Post by Hammond » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:07 pm

Yeah looks 100% better and more professional. Shame about the logging glitch :slapme
Current:
416GTi Auto 'Diamond White' (J reg)
214i Sprint 'Flame Red' (1994)
MGF 1.8 VVC Freestyle 'Solar Red'

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414Si 'Ocean Blue' (R478 AHJ) Bubble
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214SEi 'Nightfire Red' (M755 SVR)

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Re: New forum URL

#4 Post by Colonel Mustard » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:17 pm

Sorry for any confusion over the website and forum. I had hoped the transfer to the new website would happen seamlessly with all of the domain names going across at more or less the same time. But the wonders of the world wide web dictate otherwise! So depending on which domain name you use, at the moment you will either see the new site or the old site!

The next stage is to update this forum to the latest version of software, but this won't happen until the website is fully transferred. In the meantime, the forum is being accessed by most via rovergroup.org.uk, so that may explain why some users are having to log in all the time. Hopefully this will be resolved after the update, so please bear with me until then.

When the forum is updated it will be necessary to take it offline for a few hours. If I can, I will do this tomorrow, but failing that I will leave it until either next week or the week after (with the NEC show things are going to be a bit hectic!). I will put an announcement on here and on the new website when it is going to happen.

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Website and forum updates

#5 Post by Colonel Mustard » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:31 pm

Transfer to the new website is now complete, so if you get any problems with the website please let me know.

I will now attempt to update the forum. :scared The forum will be unavailable from 10pm tonight (Sunday). I will try and make the down time as short as possible.

Please check the Club News page on the website for any updates whilst the forum is being updated.

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Re: New forum URL

#6 Post by 1234dist » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:46 pm

good luck, and fast internet :thumbup

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Re: New forum URL

#7 Post by Colonel Mustard » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:48 pm

Unfortunately there was no devine intervention, and so the forum remains as it is for the moment. :sad

Due to the NEC show I am not now going to have time to look at this agin until next week at the earliest. Apologies to those that are having to log in each time who didn't before. :blushing

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Re: New forum URL

#8 Post by 1234dist » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:10 am

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220 Coupe turbo K785OAT (issues :glare )
Rover Sport 220GTI m-series K56AEP
218 VVC Cabriolet R170FEU
220 GTI M-series J777RAL
416 K-series Tourer R416NEB
75 2.0 CDT P80CJM
620 SLI P267LOM HONDA
420 GSI Turbo L191CVP

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Re: New forum URL

#9 Post by 1234dist » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:14 am

if you can send me a copy of the db backup i'll see if it works any better on a clean build of phpbb rather than the template.
220 Coupe turbo K785OAT (issues :glare )
Rover Sport 220GTI m-series K56AEP
218 VVC Cabriolet R170FEU
220 GTI M-series J777RAL
416 K-series Tourer R416NEB
75 2.0 CDT P80CJM
620 SLI P267LOM HONDA
420 GSI Turbo L191CVP

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Forum update

#10 Post by Colonel Mustard » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:41 am

It's worked this time (I think!!) :)

We now have the latest version of Joomla for the website and the latest version of phpbb for the forum, so hopefully no more over-zealous security software warnings (at least for a while...).

Any problems please let me know.

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Re: New forum URL

#11 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:51 am

Looking good!

Is there any option to enable ratings for posts, e.g. "Thank you", "Informative", "Agree", "Disagree", "Funny" etc?
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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Re: New forum URL

#12 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:17 pm

The forum is looking very cool indeed. Looks very modern and still as readable as the original. I've seen lots of upgrades and re-skins that just turn people off a forum but this one is excellent.

Well done!
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Re: New forum URL

#13 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:15 pm

Johnny 216GSi wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:17 pm
The forum is looking very cool indeed. Looks very modern and still as readable as the original. I've seen lots of upgrades and re-skins that just turn people off a forum but this one is excellent.

Well done!
Embarrassingly I've only just found it! :blushing

Couldn't agree more, it looks great - well done Steve :clapping :clapping :clapping
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Re: New forum URL

#14 Post by Hammond » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:27 pm

Yeah me too, kept coming up as down for maintenance :laughing2 :laughing2
Current:
416GTi Auto 'Diamond White' (J reg)
214i Sprint 'Flame Red' (1994)
MGF 1.8 VVC Freestyle 'Solar Red'

Previous:
216GSi Auto 'Gold' (H397 HUD)
414Si 'Ocean Blue' (R478 AHJ) Bubble
414SEi 'Bermuda Blue' (V52 VFL) Bubble
214SEi 'Nightfire Red' (M755 SVR)

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Re: New forum URL

#15 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:58 am

Looks good, is there an option for a dark theme/skin on the User Control Panel, white forums make my eyes sore.

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