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Looks like we're sticking to our YaBB Forum..
24th Aug, 2015 at 8:34pm
 
So, after weeks of trying to migrate the forum to my the new platform that will upgrade my site, Drupal, it seems that the forum will stay on the YaBB platform (the current one).

There hasn't been a decent mechanism to help with the migration so I decided to get the only one that was somewhat working and started developing it to meet my needs. After one or two weeks of coding and testing I got to a point that the users, boards and threads get successfully migrated.  The result looks like this :

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However there are a lot of issues that don't seem to be fixable right now..

Etc. Private messages would have to be left behind, also bbcode is not working correctly, there are date related issues that affect the topics' sorting plus there's no way to migrate the quotes, images, smileys, signatures and a lot of other stuff..

And even if those were possible to migrate successfully, member roles, access and anti-spam settings are a real nightmare in Drupal and since time is really pressing on me lately it's impossible to deal with them for now..  Smiley

So, I'll contribute all my upgrades on the migration code to the Drupal community and maybe someone else decides to pick up from where I leave it and continue to develop it to a state that we may be able to use later on..

As a result we'll be sticking to our beloved YaBB forum platform that has proven to be rock solid and stable for years now.
Maybe I'll give it a face-lift but firstly I'm focusing on upgrading the rest of the site to the Drupal and breath new life to it.
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Re: Looks like we're sticking to our YaBB Forum..
Reply #1 - 8th Sep, 2015 at 4:13am
 
So, I finally found the time to perform the promised forum face lift.

I picked the colors to match with my new site's design and the logo was re-designed as well.
The bottom banners have been removed and the top of the forum will now only hold the ones from AdHitz and BoB.
Also the BoB banner will get removed at a widow width smaller than 840 pixels.
And finally I've added some proper responsiveness features to our design in order for it to fit small resolutions down to 800x600.

I hope you like what I've done with it. Smiley

So, coming up next is the rest of the site.
Here is a small preview of the home page :
PTCBox.Me

(Keep in mind that it's still under construction and some text or photos may change..)
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Re: Looks like we're sticking to our YaBB Forum..
Reply #2 - 8th Sep, 2015 at 7:08pm
 
SolidSnake wrote on 8th Sep, 2015 at 4:13am:
So, I finally found the time to perform the promised forum face lift.

I picked the colors to match with my new site's design and the logo was re-designed as well.
The bottom banners have been removed and the top of the forum will now only hold the ones from AdHitz and BoB.
Also the BoB banner will get removed at a widow width smaller than 840 pixels.
And finally I've added some proper responsiveness features to our design in order for it to fit small resolutions down to 800x600.

I hope you like what I've done with it. Smiley

So, coming up next is the rest of the site.
Here is a small preview of the home page :
PTCBox.Me

(Keep in mind that it's still under construction and some text or photos may change..)


Color scheme looks good. It makes the site more....colorful. If you know what I mean
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Re: Looks like we're sticking to our YaBB Forum..
Reply #3 - 8th Sep, 2015 at 7:09pm
 
moneymarketing wrote on 8th Sep, 2015 at 7:08pm:
Color scheme looks good. It makes the site more....colorful. If you know what I mean

Smiley yep.. I do..  Grin

Thanks!
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Reply #4 - 10th Sep, 2015 at 12:49pm
 
SolidSnake wrote on 8th Sep, 2015 at 7:09pm:
Smiley yep.. I do..  Grin

Thanks!


Just be careful, or you might end up feeling blue.
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Reply #5 - 10th Sep, 2015 at 8:54pm
 
The Forum looks nice. Noticed the new layout! Smiley
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Reply #6 - 11th Sep, 2015 at 1:27am
 
ruicarlov wrote on 10th Sep, 2015 at 12:49pm:
Just be careful, or you might end up feeling blue.

I'm blue da-ba-di da-ba-dy.. Tongue

dansbanners wrote on 10th Sep, 2015 at 8:54pm:
The Forum looks nice. Noticed the new layout! Smiley

Thanks Dan! Glad you like it! Smiley
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