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    Welcome to vBulletin 4 - please post bugs here!

    I've upgraded our forums to the latest version of vBulletin, 4.1.3. As part of the process, I had to migrate the existing style to the vBulletin 4 system as well as tweak some other settings. This means that there are likely to be things that are really ugly, or that don't work at all. Please post any bugs or other issues you see here, and I will look into them.

    This is a pretty big change from the backend, as the style system is completely different. It should provide a good foundation going forward to be on the latest version of the forum software.

    A few of the notable features are better smartphone integration (I'm still looking into how to get this working) and the ability for users to sign up with Facebook connect. I'm sure there are lots of small changes here and there as well.

    There are still some issues to be tweaked--for example, I need to re-add the code tag checker. I really want to make this a vBulletin plugin so that I can avoid hand-editing the JS files every time a new version of the forum comes out, so it may be a few days before this gets implemented.

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    Here the first one:

    - In the user profile page colors need to change on the left sidebar. Links are shown in white, as well as headers.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    If you open yours or someone else's profile page, the text above and below your profile picture is the same color as the page background, thus making it fairly difficult to read.

    Edit: and Mario beat me to it :P

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    Here's another one:

    - The "Reply" link seen at the bottom of each message should probably be renamed to "Quick Reply". Both "Reply" and "Reply With Quote" reply to the message with the text quoted. But "Reply" does it on the quick reply text box.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I don't know if this was always there or not--but the calendar page (accessible via the top nav bar) doesn't show anything newer than 2006 and some of the buttons are on top of the calendar, at least in Firefox.

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    And another:

    - Some issue with hot threads or the Legend at the bottom of each page. They don't match. According to this legend, all threads with unread posts are hot. i.e. show in bright orange.

    - Also, threads that have been read still show with the closed envelope icon.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    The Share on Facebook button doesn't work--you can see the Facebook icon when you click on share, but it isn't clickable.

    Also, clicking the Share link makes the page view jump up to the top of the page, which is annoying.

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    Thanks guys! It's late for me tonight, but I will run through all the issues in this thread tomorrow (as well as a list I've made of other issues like setting up FB connect + mobile themes). Keep 'em coming!

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    Often when I first open the forum there will be 10 or 15 new messages to look at... no problem.

    I will go and read the first one, cyle back to the message list... problem... all the new message markers are gone.

    FWIW... this was happening with the old version as well, but now it seems to do this every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
    Often when I first open the forum there will be 10 or 15 new messages to look at... no problem.

    I will go and read the first one, cyle back to the message list... problem... all the new message markers are gone.

    FWIW... this was happening with the old version as well, but now it seems to do this every time.
    That used to happen to me too. I quit paying attention to it, so I can't say if I still have that problem.

    FWIW, the solution I found was to hit the back button on my browser, rather than the links provided.

    EDIT: It seems fixed to me...
    Last edited by User Name:; 04-10-2011 at 09:48 AM.

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    Things I've fixed:

    The user profile issues (turns out this is a bug in vBulletin and I had to manually tweak the CSS files to fix it...)

    I've removed the calendar (I believe it wasn't there before, and it was clearly not being used). I also fixed the FAQ link to point back to our FAQ. I tweaked the tabs on the navigation bar to be a bit less ugly and sort-of fixed the display of the drop-down arrow next to notifications. I fixed the FB link.

    Things I don't plan to fix:

    The "Reply to Thread" button--I think "Quick Reply" would also be confusing to new users and also to fix it I'd have to, gasp, edit an image

    The fact that clicking share takes you to the top of the page. Seems minor, and I don't know where the link is generated from, so I'd rather not touch it.

    Things that I don't think are bugs:

    Mario F's issue with new posts still showing the closed icon. I agree that it's weird and confusing, but posts you haven't read actually show up with the open icon, and once you've read the post, you get a closed envelope. This seems backward to me, personally, but my preference is to stick with the default vBulletin icons right now.

    Mario F's issue with the legend at the bottom of the page. From what I can tell, it is correctly displaying that a thread with unread posts, but that isn't "hot", has a blue icon.

    Things I still need to investigate:

    The issue with new post markers disappearing.

    A bunch of stuff on my list (code tag checker, etc)

    Why our smilies are ugly.

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    Right. Went to take a better look at it and indeed the legend displays closed envelopes. They appeared opened envelopes to me before.

    But as for hot threads, there's something fishy about it no doubt. If you look at the C++ forum, for instance, there's threads with an higher number count being marked normally, while others with a lower reply count are being marked as hot.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    On the issue of code tags, there is some new, annoying wrapping going on between the ads in the OPs and the actual code boxes. The size of the code box was never affected by the ads before. Fix it if you can, svp.

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    I don't know if it was caused by something else....but the pages are taking about
    50% more time to reload..(btw..other websites are behaving normally)..
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    1.None of the other participants are fast and steady.
    2.The fast and unsteady suddenly falls asleep while running !



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    @manasij7479 - did this just start happening? I've noticed that the server is running at unusually high load right now, and I'm trying to figure out why.

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