IMPORTANT: New forum software is ready for testing!

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    IMPORTANT: New forum software is ready for testing!

    Hi guys,

    We've now built a development version of the new forum, running Xenforo. We'd like you guys to check it out, try some of the features and let us know any feedback. To recap the feature list from before:

    • Popular @ Mention feature is built in (no add-ons) and intuitive (auto completes username)
    • Almost no learning curve
    • Professional and Simple
    • Highly customizable and consistent skins
    • Safer (more secure)
    • Typing in a thread title queries database and shows similar threads (cuts down on duplicates)
    • Uses less resources (less strain on servers)
    • Beautiful Gallery
    • Superior Inbox/Alert (mouseover to get info)
    • Spy tab (see all the latest activity in real time)
    • Excellent support
    • Trophy reward system for members
    • Easier uploading and embedding of pics
    • No need for a mobile app (site beautifully rendered on smartphone. Fast too!)

    In addition, you might remember that we had some issues with Xenforo lacking a built-in rep system. We've incorporated a system which runs on +1/-1 ratings on posts, translating into an overall rating for each user. The rating thumbs will appear when you hover over a post.

    What should I do now?

    1. Head over to http://new.therugbyforum.com

    2. Enter 'rugby' for both the username and password in the pop-up

    3. Create a test account and feel free to play around!
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    Great work!

    So I am presuming that number of posts and total reputation can't / won't be carried over - everything has to start from scratch?
    Tinkety tonk old fruit and down with the nazies

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    We're looking at different options for migrating rep scores across, but we can confirm that all posts and post counts will be transferred into the new system.

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    Xenforo is much better software for running forums on. vBulletin have lost their way and most forums are migrating elsewhere. Its a big job doing the migration, as I know from personal experience so thanks to the mod & admin team involved in the upgrade project!

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    Nice work Josh

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    I'm no expert, but it looks good to me.

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    seems faster too

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! We're planning to move to the new forum on the 24th April, subject to testing going well. Watch this space!

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    Will this effect the app
    Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munstermuffin View Post
    Will this effect the app
    +1

    Additional question - because the present app is no longer available on AppStore, will this update create a new app that can be located?

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    The move to the new software will remove the need for the app, as it's on a completely mobile friendly platform - you'll be able to use the forum via your phone's browser rather than taking up space with an app.

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    What do we need to do before the 24th @TRF_Josh?
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    We shouldn't need anything more from you guys - thanks for your feedback! We'll now be carrying out tests and getting ready for next week

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    Guys is the world going to end when we move to the new platform?
    Tinkety tonk old fruit and down with the nazies

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    I love using the app. I'll be appsolutely gutted.
    This is my signature. I really should change it.

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