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Post by GravyTrain » 24 Jan 2008, 00:38

will the forums be updating to the new phpbb3?
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 24 Jan 2008, 10:03

They will, we're working on it.
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Post by GravyTrain » 24 Jan 2008, 18:55

well then yaaay.

Well I dont have much of a face around here, I have been off and on the boards in the past, but would like to be around more regularly and am interested in getting involved in the project, so if you need some hands with web design/maintenance, my expertise is with html, php...phpbb...mysql...apache...etc..etc...

Let me know if there are things I could do to start out.
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 26 Jan 2008, 11:03

If you want to help there's an easy request I have. Until we switch to phpBB3, on the current forum I found the topic list very annoying. On widescreens is quite hard to find the latest post for a given title. Separating topics with a darker border will improve readability a lot I think.
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Post by GravyTrain » 26 Jan 2008, 23:01

Hey, not a problem, thats a quick and easy change. Just pm me with the information I need to make the change. Also responding to what you posted in the job section, I would like to help with the switch.
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 27 Jan 2008, 23:02

This is our current theme file:
<?php

//
// phpBB 2.x auto-generated theme config file for tmw3
// Do not change anything in this file!
//

$tmw3[0]['template_name'] = "tmw3";
$tmw3[0]['style_name'] = "TMW";
$tmw3[0]['head_stylesheet'] = "tmw3.css";
$tmw3[0]['body_background'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['body_bgcolor'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['body_text'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['body_link'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['body_vlink'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['body_alink'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['body_hlink'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['tr_color1'] = "f2ebe7";
$tmw3[0]['tr_color2'] = "e1d6cf";
$tmw3[0]['tr_color3'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['tr_class1'] = "row1";
$tmw3[0]['tr_class2'] = "row2";
$tmw3[0]['tr_class3'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['th_color1'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['th_color2'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['th_color3'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['th_class1'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['th_class2'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['th_class3'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['td_color1'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['td_color2'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['td_color3'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['td_class1'] = "row1";
$tmw3[0]['td_class2'] = "row2";
$tmw3[0]['td_class3'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['fontface1'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['fontface2'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['fontface3'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['fontsize1'] = "0";
$tmw3[0]['fontsize2'] = "0";
$tmw3[0]['fontsize3'] = "0";
$tmw3[0]['fontcolor1'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['fontcolor2'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['fontcolor3'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['span_class1'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['span_class2'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['span_class3'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['img_size_poll'] = "";
$tmw3[0]['img_size_privmsg'] = "";

?>
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Post by GravyTrain » 28 Jan 2008, 20:51

You cant change anything in that file...its autogenerated, so it will overwrite any changes you make.

What needs to change is the file

viewforum_body.html and find the section:

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<a href="{topicrow.U_VIEW_TOPIC}" class="topictitle">
change that section to:

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<a href="{topicrow.U_VIEW_TOPIC}" class="topictitle" <!-- IF topicrow.S_UNREAD_TOPIC -->style="border-style: solid"<!-- ENDIF -->>
You can change the border type, by changing the border-style tag to another property. ie. double, dotted, dashed.

If you want to change color you can add border-color within the "style" tag. or you can combine everything into a single tag of border like this:

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<a href="{topicrow.U_VIEW_TOPIC}" class="topictitle" <!-- IF topicrow.S_UNREAD_TOPIC -->style="border: medium solid rgb (102,0,0)"<!-- ENDIF -->>
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 29 Jan 2008, 09:12

Just to be clear I'd like to have a border around each topic row in the topic list:

http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewforum.php?f=11

That file is just an export containing all the values I can directly change through the admin panel. If they're not enough I can directly change the css, so no need to override style.
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Post by GravyTrain » 30 Jan 2008, 22:29

in overall_header.html, there is a line you may need to change:

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.forumline   { background-color: {T_TD_COLOR2};
Yours may have a different value for the color...find out which value this is, and you can change that value through the admin panel as:

td_color1
td_color2
td_color3
(whichever value is assigned the .forumline tag)
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Post by Dave » 02 Feb 2008, 11:51

I'm a little confused about why it's such a big deal to convert from phpbb2 to 3. If people suddenly had to reregister and start with a blank board, I don't think there would be any significant complaints, besides junk like "I miss my post count" .. though I don't have a gajillion posts like some of you guys. ;) 8)
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Post by GravyTrain » 02 Feb 2008, 19:02

you cant really just restart the forums from scratch, because the forums serve more of a purpose then just an immediate means of communication, one of the ideas behind having a forum is that previous posts and topics, can be searched so that you have only new and fresh topics, and evolving content.

The conversion is not such a big deal, it seems that having people help with the webdev portion of the game is lacking though. Hopefully I will be able to help with that :)

There is also modification to the installation for design and function that need to be modified before a new board would be able to go live.
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Post by Crush » 03 Feb 2008, 16:42

Resetting the forum would be quite a big problem because there are tons of graphics, guides and game design discussions that haven't been posted anywhere else.
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Post by GravyTrain » 05 Feb 2008, 19:57

Is someone going to change the borders for the topics?
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 06 Feb 2008, 09:19

dabe wrote:I'm a little confused about why it's such a big deal to convert from phpbb2 to 3. If people suddenly had to reregister and start with a blank board, I don't think there would be any significant complaints, besides junk like "I miss my post count" .. though I don't have a gajillion posts like some of you guys. ;) 8)
There are four main reasons that are holding the switch:
1) We're waiting for a shared account activation to host the forum, since the current one is only accessible by a couple of developers.
2) We'd like to port our skin before activating phpBB3.
3) We have no rush, since the current forum is pretty functional.
4) Noone is willing/has got time to do it.
GravyTrain wrote:Is someone going to change the borders for the topics?
I'd love to, but for the reason 1 explained above, it's a bit hard for me.
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Post by GravyTrain » 06 Feb 2008, 09:49

Well let me know when you are able to get the shared account activation sorted out. I am 'ready and willing' to do whatever is needed.
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