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    Default Beyond Forum Upgrade

    So after a couple of weeks of prep work, moving the existing site to AWS, deciding on what forum software we want to upgrade to, it's finally getting there!

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    Took a while and a ton of late nights to get to the point where we have all the data migrated into a vB4 test site so we can start poking around. Took a while to fix all the corruption issues with 15 years worth of data (thanks MySQL), but 2am last night, I have last week's snapshot in vB4!

    Next steps is to start optimizing back to the beyond look and feel, adding mods, and generally try to make things feel familiar again. Vanilla vB4 sure is ugly.

    If you guys have any feedback for us for what you want to see, let me know! At some point when we're closer to the final product, I'll make the site public for you guys to test drive and make more suggestions, find bugs, usability problems, etc.
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    Sweet! Looking forward to the new look, it's about time.

    As long as there is a section of 'new posts' where all the posts with updates since my last visit are listed, I am happy.

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    Awesome, can't wait to check it out!
    Spikers RC on YOUTUBE!

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    A couple of my wishlist items, which I'm pretty sure are standard features now:

    - When quoting a post, I'd like a link back to the original post to be included (usually in the form of some sort of icon) so I can go back and get the context.

    - Being able to search for something within the thread

    - Being able to search for all threads started by a user

    - A PM box with an accurate message count

    - "Report this post" fixed

    - An option to pick subject prefixes when starting a new thread (ie: FS, WTB, WTT, Stolen, News, etc)

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    WOO HOO!

    can we get mentions?

    and keep the front page the same where you can't click the username who replied last. edit: i guess this doesn't matter as much as there is quite some distance from the last thread button and username unlike the old VB

    User ratings reset to 100? :p

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    bring back the cul-de-sac??
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    Keep the BIMG tag if possible, really annoys me when I visit other forums and people post up these absolutely massive pictures - give me a preview and also the option if I wish to see a bigger version.
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    Originally posted by eglove
    User ratings reset to 100? :p
    I knew it wouldn't take long for people to ask for this.

    There's already a way to reset it back to 100.

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    A "like" button. All the other forums i frequent have them. L4P allows you to see things youve like for future reference and who has liked things youve said or posted.
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    Originally posted by civic_stylez
    A "like" button. All the other forums i frequent have them. L4P allows you to see things youve like for future reference and who has liked things youve said or posted.
    I hate this feature and think it's so stupid. This isn't reddit or facebook.

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    Originally posted by eglove
    can we get mentions?
    +1

    I'd like a notification if I've been mentioned or quoted.

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    Originally posted by civic_stylez
    A "like" button. All the other forums i frequent have them. L4P allows you to see things youve like for future reference and who has liked things youve said or posted.
    Fuck that... a 'dislike' button. With then the option to select the poster directly or just the post.

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    Good thing we waited 15 years to upgrade, most of these requests are out of the box. Low expectations FTW!
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
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    - beyond has 300,000 members?? probably 300 are regulars (lurkers) and 100 active posters within the past 3 months.

    - optional colour themes would be nice

    - what was the main reason for the update? (so that Mar cant hack the site anymore??.... haha)
    Last edited by revelations; 04-28-2017 at 01:57 PM.

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    Originally posted by revelations
    - beyond has 300,000 members?? probably 300 are regulars (lurkers) and 100 active posters within the past 3 months.
    We have 25k unique visitors per day, believe it or not. But yea, post counts have definitely dropped since 5 years ago.

    Originally posted by revelations
    - what was the main reason for the update? (so that Mar cant hack the site anymore??.... haha)
    I've got 3 months of vacation banked and forced to take some time off this summer.

    Not looking forward to vB4 0 days. Pretty interesting how many they've had over the years.
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
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    Bigger inbox?

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    Originally posted by D'z Nutz


    I hate this feature and think it's so stupid. This isn't reddit or facebook.
    I feel like civic_stylez would give you a dislike for this.

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    - custom user titles plzzzz

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    Originally posted by D'z Nutz


    I knew it wouldn't take long for people to ask for this.

    There's already a way to reset it back to 100.
    I was joking hence the ":p"


    multiple themes would be nice, a darker theme when cruising beyond at night would be wicked.

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    On email post update notifications, a small snip of the new post would be nice. But I guess that entices people to not click the link as much.

    Also total post count rather than posts/day.

    I think ExtraSlow or Kilaramos would like to see a weekly post meter

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