Switch to IPBoard?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions' started by andwhyisit, Dec 4, 2011.

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  1. Dec 5, 2011
    MetaSeraphim
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    Quoted for my thoughts on this subject.


    Are spambots really that bad?
     
  2. Dec 5, 2011
    GIRakaCHEEZER
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    They haven't been that bad as far as I can tell (I think noxid has been cleaning most of them up though), but maybe it's just about time that the forums got an upgrade anyways.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2011
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    as long as we keep the current skins, and don't switch to the super ugly "user information on the left, rather than the top" layout view I am totally cool with this
     
  4. Dec 7, 2011
    andwhyisit
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    Well I plan to modify the layout to the best of my ability to follow the layout we have now. At the very least I would want to have our current horizontal post headers ported to IPBoard instead of IPBoard's default vertical post headers, since that is the most prominent difference layout-wise.

    And yes, I plan to port over our current skins.

    EDIT: I'll need to get the software soon so I can port those skins in advance. So are there any last minute objections before I commit myself?
     
  5. Dec 7, 2011
    cultr1
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    Will there he fancy new IPBoard skins to look at?
    No objections, just a question.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011
    andwhyisit
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    Well there's the IPB defaults, but aside from that I'll be focusing more on porting over the current skins before I worry about creating new ones.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2011
    linkruler
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    Just a suggestion (or question) but will there be a symbol next to your profile like on the users who are online? (like the +s next to your contacts)
     
  8. Dec 10, 2011
    Carrotlord
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    I'm late to the party, but I support the switch.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011
    andwhyisit
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    Progress! I have bent IPBoard's layout to my will. Mwahahahahahah.. *ahem*
    [​IMG]

    Can't get age working but that can be viewed under that user's profile anyway.

    Oh, and here's a before shot for comparison:
    [​IMG]

    Keep in mind that this is just getting the base layout working. I haven't started on porting specific themes yet.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011
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    well done
     
  11. Dec 10, 2011
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    That looks good. It will be cool to have a fresher looking forums.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2011
    Lace
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    What is this "warn status" I see?
     
  13. Dec 10, 2011
    WD
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    I am an admin on an invisionfree board which has a similar thing, except it has plus and minus signs on either side so you can easily warn someone. Only admin/mod accessible, of course.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2011
    duncathan
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    When will the change be implemented?
     
  15. Dec 11, 2011
    andwhyisit
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    This is my plan:

    1. Purchase and install IPBoard. (This is done btw)

    2. Finish building a base theme that all subsequent themes can be built upon. This includes:

    a. Rewriting html in the base theme to make changes to the layout without reusing the original html (since that belongs to the owners of vB).
    b. Producing css to match.
    c. Adding in any common elements across our current themes.
    d. Recreating any images that belong to vB themes.​

    3. Recreate as many of our current themes as possible using the base theme as a parent. Gameflaws, BluePerl, CS Lite and CS Dark will come first as they are minor edits of each other and are what the base theme would be umm.. "based" on. Then I would do CS ARGGH and then finally the Miraigamer default theme, which is the one I am looking forward to the least. Then again I may leave that last one until after the forums are switched over.

    4. Post an announcement and turn off both forums when I have given the forums sufficient warning.

    5. Back up forum files and database.

    6. Run the converter.

    7. Manually copy over user group information, ip bans, and word filters.

    8. Remove the contents of the "forum" subfolder.

    9. Copy all files from the IPBoard forums to my computer, rename all instances of its current folder to the "forums" folder and then re-upload to the forums folder.

    10. Delete original ipb forum's folder.

    11. Test and fine tune.

    12. Turn forums back on.

    Note that 5-12 may take only a few hours, but 2 and 3 may require any number of free weekends to complete.
     
  16. Dec 11, 2011
    Noxid
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    I would volunteer to do this one myself if I actually knew how, since I'm probably one of the few people still clinging to this old theme.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2011
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    you are so special.
     
  18. Dec 11, 2011
    WD
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    I know, right?

    Sorry if this has been answered before, but does IPBoard have Visitor Messages?
     
  19. Dec 11, 2011
    Captain Fabulous
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    I assumed when he said everything he meant everything, but if there's anything that we can't copy, now would be a good time to inform us.
     
  20. Dec 12, 2011
    andwhyisit
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    I am not abandoning the theme. It will be done but since it is the biggest deviation from the proposed base theme it will be left until last. Plus a number of images would need to be recreated since I have no idea which graphics originally came from the vB default themes. So while the first 5 themes could be produced with minor css alterations to the proposed base theme, the miraigamer default on the other hand would be a little more extensive and thus may take longer.

    I can't think of anything. Oh and VM's are called profile comments in IPB, but it's the same thing really. There's a link to a chart of what the vB to IPB converter transfers over in the first post. Although I can post it here if needs be:

    Converted:
    * Announcements
    * Ban filters (excluding IP or email ban filters)
    * Calendars
    * Calendar Events
    * Custom BBCode
    * Custom profile fields
    * Emoticons
    * Forums
    * Forum moderators
    * Forum subscriptions
    * Friends
    * Groups
    * Ignored users
    * Members
    * Member Passwords
    * Personal messages
    * Polls
    * Posts
    * Post attachments
    * Post reputations
    * Profile comments
    * Ranks
    * Topics
    * Topic ratings
    * Topic subscriptions
    * Uploaded avatars/profile pictures
    * Warn logs

    Unconverted:
    * Bad word filters
    * Permission sets
    * RSS imports