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    Default Beyond Forum Upgrade - Open Beta

    Hey everyone. Just wanted to open up our beta site up for users to take a look, have a test drive, and see our progress as we inch closer to the go-live D-Day. The beta site is based on a backup from earlier this week, so all the content is there for you to play around with.

    You should be able to login using your existing credentials from here. If you don't know your password, you can use the beta site's forgot my password to retrieve it (it won't affect the current forums password). Hopefully your email is up to date, because we won't be updating emails on the beta site.

    Throughout the next week(s), we will be refreshing the database from the live instance when needed and without notice, so expect your posts to randomly disappear there. If you update your email here, a future database refresh will push the emails to the beta site when we run a refresh.

    Please note the current Known Issues list below, these are things on our radar that we're working on. Feel free to give us some feedback on what you like, don't like, suggestions, etc. and I'll filter things down to our development team. The site is designed for desktop, tablets and mobile, so any feedback should note what platform you're on. Please only post feedback over here in our live site and not the test site. We won't be monitoring posts there.

    The test site is located at: http://beta.beyond.ca

    Enjoy!

    Known Issues

    1. Trader rating missing.

    2. User rating missing.

    3. [video] tag is new for embedding all video formats. Accepts full URLs.

    4. Rules page missing: http://forums.beyond.ca/articles.php?action=data&item=1

    5. SOLD and FOUND prefixes missing. To be added to marketplace prefixes.

    6. The highlighted edges can be double clicked on a desktop to mark forum as read. Can't do that on mobile.

    7. Link to View Active Discussions in last 24 hours missing from Nav Menu

    8. "What I drive" is missing.

    9. Messy and redundant Nav links.

    10. Beyond.ca logo links to forums (was linked to blog)

    11. Missing Terms of Use, Advertising Info, and Car Blog on bottom bar.

    12. Various font sizes and spacing. We're currently tweaking and optimizing against multiple devices so things may look funky as we finalize the targets.

    13. @Mentions aren't setup yet.
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    Looks good so far. Will there be a mobile version

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    Default Re: Beyond Forum Upgrade - Open Beta

    Originally posted by BensonTT
    Looks good so far. Will there be a mobile version
    Originally posted by rage2
    The site is designed for desktop, tablets and mobile
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
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    Man, searching within a thread is going to be so useful.

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    Originally posted by D'z Nutz
    Man, searching within a thread is going to be so useful.

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    Where's the new posts link?

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    Originally posted by eglove
    Where's the new posts link?
    "What's new" right under the logo

    Does it have the same timer as current?

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    Originally posted by jwslam
    Does it have the same timer as current?
    No more timer. It remembers what threads you've read and stores that data for the last 30 days.

    You can mark all as read, or on the forums pages, double click the green light on the left to mark the whole forum as read.
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    Originally posted by jwslam

    "What's new" right under the logo

    Does it have the same timer as current?
    Haha, durr

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    Love the new features: join date (so we can make fun of the 17's haha) and also the rep power. Gave eglove a +1 rep to test.

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    Are you going to move the avatar and user info into a table on the left or are you going to leave it above the post like it is now

    User Mentions don't work with @

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    Originally posted by eglove
    Are you going to move the avatar and user info into a table on the left or are you going to leave it above the post like it is now

    User Mentions don't work with @
    We're not going to change the layout. This layout actually reads better on mobile (especially in portrait mode). In the current site, users on phones would zoom into the column to read the posts and scroll left to see who posted. This stacked view fixes that behavior.

    Plus, it'd be a shit ton of work to change the default layout and probably break future upgrades.

    Mentions aren't installed yet, I will add that to the list of known issues.
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
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    This explains why i got a subscription test email from a beta version of the forum on the weekend. I almost had a heart attack when i saw the change
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    Can we make it less... 2009y?


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    Doesn't show the number of pages per thread in the topic list?

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    Will there be more themes? The classic beyond grey/light grey is quite pleasant on the eyes.

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    One theme for all, like a true proletariat!

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    What's rep power?
    Does mentions work as notifications like a PM?

    Also uploading photos just got more cumbersome on mobile. However, it is better than the current state so I'll approve.
    Last edited by flipstah; 05-10-2017 at 10:16 PM.

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    Originally posted by schocker
    Will there be more themes? The classic beyond grey/light grey is quite pleasant on the eyes.
    x2

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    Originally posted by know1edge
    Doesn't show the number of pages per thread in the topic list?
    We're still toying with this right now. We removed it to make it cleaner especially for mobile.

    Originally posted by schocker
    Will there be more themes? The classic beyond grey/light grey is quite pleasant on the eyes.
    Originally posted by RealJimmyJames
    One theme for all, like a true proletariat!


    For go-live, it'll be just the 1 theme. At some point, I'd like to work on a night theme, but we'll see...

    Originally posted by flipstah
    What's rep power?
    It's the new reputation system. Not sure if we're keeping that yet, but probably going to have it open for people to play with at launch.

    Originally posted by flipstah
    Does mentions work as notifications like a PM?
    Scheduled for post launch.

    Originally posted by flipstah
    Also uploading photos just got more cumbersome on mobile. However, it is better than the current state so I'll approve.
    We're going to try to improve that on mobile devices. But yea, the buttons and such are too small, and too clunky using a manage interface. Stay tuned!
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
    I have gone above and beyond what I should rightfully have to do to protect my good name

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