HWBOT Forums going down for migration to InvisionPB - done

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We will be migrating the forums to invision power board today. As all content will be migrated too, we expect this progress to take a whole day. Commenting on submissions and news will not be possible as it is integrated with the forum. Edit: come say hi in our new forums!


Belgium richba5tard says:

Forum migration is done, but hwbot engine integration with the invision pb api is a bit wonky. We are keeping an eye on it.

Belgium richba5tard says:

Sadly I had to remove the content of the "news" section as this one hackers had infested with the crypto mining javascript, so comments on news is lost. All other content migrated just fine.

United Kingdom Noxinite says:

Is this (https://community.hwbot.org/index.php?/discover/) showing posts on people's user walls? Just seems a bit odd idk.

Belgium richba5tard says:

Yeah that's weird. Invision PB sees this as "status updates" like twitter or facebook. I don't find an immediate option on how to turn it of from the feed. It's not like a PM but it's not really ment to show to everyone either.

Belgium richba5tard says:

Other than that invision pb is nice though. :D Maybe needs some addional smilies. Or giphy integration.

websmile says:

Good job, when you cannot save all due to security reasons that´s OK :)

United States Splave says:

can you get us a new posts button on the main page of the forum, that is my bread and butter

 

United Kingdom GeorgeStorm says:

Certainly looks newer :D

+1 to the new posts, also need to sort score links in discussions but other than that great work :D

United Kingdom Noxinite says:

You can use the link I posted above for everything or top right on the main page there is an unread content button. :) 

United States bigblock990 says:

Is "edit" function disabled on the migrated content? I want to update my for sale thread.

Edit: edit function working for new posts :)

United States bigblock990 says:

Sorry to double post but now the "edit" button is gone from my previous post. Is there some time limit that can be removed/changed?

Belgium richba5tard says:

I think there is a time limit, let me check.

Belgium richba5tard says:

53 minutes ago, Splave said:

can you get us a new posts button on the main page of the forum, that is my bread and butter

 

 

51 minutes ago, GeorgeStorm said:

Certainly looks newer :D

+1 to the new posts, also need to sort score links in discussions but other than that great work :D

Check the "activity" tab on top. I think there were other ways too, but this one works well.

United States yosarianilives says:

Is there any plan to bring in the chat box that was in the community.hwbot beta?

Australia KaRtA says:

Can we get some links in the Results Discussions too, so you can go to the Submission?

Greece TASOS says:

11 hours ago, richba5tard said:

Forum migration is done ...

1) We need a button on the top bar , that will link to hwbot.org

2) Where is the Team Captain section ?

Austria _mat_ says:

Nice work, thank you!

Infuriare says:

I'd assume that automatic redirects from the old forums threads to the equivalent community threads are in the works? There would be a lot of broken links scattered around the web otherwise.

Cheers for the great work!

Greece Fasttrack says:

NICE WORK !!!

Certainly there will be minor bits and bobs to sort out Frederik, but it is AAA+++ :)

 

United States bigblock990 says:

15 hours ago, richba5tard said:

I think there is a time limit, let me check.

It appears the "edit" function times out after 5mins. Have you been able to find / fix this yet? Should be no time limit on editing IMO. Thanks

United States Splave says:

17 hours ago, Noxinite said:

You can use the link I posted above for everything or top right on the main page there is an unread content button. :) 

I prefer a single click if possible, I'd assume this is the most used feature. Idk why all new face lifted forums doing away with it.

Seems to look nice but not work as well as what it's replacing. Maybe it's just me.

websmile says:

Maybe it is just me, but when I try to click on links in posts like at marketplace on Marcs thread, I get to another tab of the same thread, despite adresses showing seemingly correct links...

United States Splave says:

Same here on mobile Firefox

United States yosarianilives says:

How big is inbox supposed to be? On old forum my inbox was no where near full, now when I go to send a PM it says that inbox is full. Perhaps you could add something to show what percentage of inbox is filled like the old forum had?

Australia unityofsaints says:

Great new forum software, a noticeable improvement from the current one - well done guys!

Belgium Massman says:

Nice :)

Belgium richba5tard says:

22 hours ago, yosarianilives said:

How big is inbox supposed to be? On old forum my inbox was no where near full, now when I go to send a PM it says that inbox is full. Perhaps you could add something to show what percentage of inbox is filled like the old forum had?

I made it unlimited. ^_^

websmile says:

When I comment a score at hwbot.org, the result discussion is redirected wrong. It should appear at result discussions but at the moment is redirected to general hardware discussion. And we need at least a button on top that links to hwbot.org. Thanks :)

Belgium richba5tard says:

11 minutes ago, websmile said:

When I comment a score at hwbot.org, the result discussion is redirected wrong. It should appear at result discussions but at the moment is redirected to general hardware discussion. And we need at least a button on top that links to hwbot.org. Thanks :)

This will be fixed in next build to prod

Belgium richba5tard says:

Also added button to hwbot and oc-esports on top.

United States yosarianilives says:

Definitely a great improvement over the old platform. This one is no longer blocked at work for being malicious ;) 

United States bigblock990 says:

3 hours ago, richba5tard said:

This will be fixed in next build to prod

 

2 hours ago, richba5tard said:

Also added button to hwbot and oc-esports on top.

And fixed "edit post" timeout problem?

United States Gunslinger says:

How about a direct link to a result on the "result discussions" which used to be at the top of each thread.

 

Belgium richba5tard says:

3 minutes ago, Gunslinger said:

How about a direct link to a result on the "result discussions" which used to be at the top of each thread.

 

Unfortunately that was part of the heavy customization what kept us from migrating easily to newer vbb/ipb forum...

United States yosarianilives says:

25 minutes ago, richba5tard said:

Unfortunately that was part of the heavy customization what kept us from migrating easily to newer vbb/ipb forum...

Is there any plan to attempt to reimplement this feature later, once more pressing/easier things are fixed?

Belgium richba5tard says:

Yes, invision powerboard supports custom plugins and it was a handy feature. It's just not high on the todo list.

Greece TASOS says:

Do other users have problem with text written in non-english language ?

I see old forum posts not appearing correctly and forum pm's also.

Encoding problem ?

System characters used ?

 

 

Belgium richba5tard says:

I haven't seen a problem yet but I can imagine this did not migrate well.

Greece TASOS says:

4 hours ago, richba5tard said:

I haven't seen a problem yet but I can imagine this did not migrate well.

For example , look how the Japanese characters show up in the thread below

 

... and i can send you a pm , to see how the Greek characters of older pm's look like.

Belgium richba5tard says:

Yes that is unfortunate, but i did not expect the migration to go completely flawless.

United States MR. Horse says:

1 hour ago, richba5tard said:

Yes that is unfortunate, but i did not expect the migration to go completely flawless.

Being a email/domain server admin I can tell you from past experience migrations like this almost always have atlest some sort of small problem regarless of how much you plain ahead. Id say you did a good job and the new site is rather nice.

That being said, I'm not the biggest fan of having to learn something new. But that is only a temporary minor problem for me. 

 

On 2/19/2018 at 5:25 PM, yosarianilives said:

Is there any plan to bring in the chat box that was in the community.hwbot beta?

Please no, that was nothing but fighting and name calling and other childish goofing off.

United Kingdom Noxinite says:

What would be good is that we could set the follow preferences once - instead of everytime you click to follow a thread.

Canada WhiteWulfe says:

Would sure be nice to get a dark theme back on the forums.  This new one is retina scorching.

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