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 Post subject: Forum update
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:07 am 

Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:45 am
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Location: Mohnton PA, USA
As you probably noticed, at the request of AlbumPlayer developer Peter van der Burg, I have volunteered to upgrade the AP support forum to the latest version of phpBB. Many new features are available now, including the option to change the overall appearance of the forum to suit your own taste. This can be done in the "User Control Panel": just go to Profile - Board Preferences, and choose from the list of styles for the one you like best.

All of the existing forum content has been preserved, with the possible exception of a very few posts that might have come in while the database upgrade was taking place. If you lost a post, I apologize for the inconvenience.

Another change that is now completed is to install some spam countermeasures that will be applied to newly-registered users. This should cut down on the junk messages, which in the past had to be manually deleted. New users are now required to correctly answer a registration question, and will be moderated as well as prohibited from posting URLs for a short time after registration.

If anyone has any issues relating to the forum upgrade, please post them here and I will do my best to address them so Peter can continue to concentrate on AP development.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum update
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:14 am 

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So far, the only thing I've really seen is minor aesthetics such as the one below.

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 Post subject: Re: Forum update
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:59 am 

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There may be some minor cosmetic issues. Other than including the AP Forum logo, I didn't really modify anything in the "styles" so if there are issues, they were there in the released version and unrelated to this forum. It's likely that different styles will not have the same issue if you change it. I happen to prefer the darker and more compact styles but tried to offer a decent selection for users to choose from.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum update
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:01 am 
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Thank you very much for the update. I am happy that I concentrate on the AlbumPlayer only this way.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum update
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:01 pm 

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Since the spambot countermeasures we added during the forum update seem to be entirely successful on their own, moderation for new user posts has now been turned off. All new users will be able to post immediately in the forums.


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