Software Update / Style Change

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  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I've updated / patched the main software and all plugins.

    I've also installed a version of the Elegance 2 theme: XenForo Style: Elegance | Artodia

    There will be more (but subtler) style changes as I become familiar with how to do the custom styling. Top on the list is to get that xenForo logo removed.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's taken a while, but finally back to branding the place as UBC BG.
     
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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    It would be useful to have Location appear under the avatar of the member making a post. This is particular true for plant identification postings as it gives the reader a clue to the plant's habitat. Local Time is less important but is sometimes useful for international postings; the reader can then know when the OP is unlikely to respond to a post and thus can take time in composing a response.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I agree, didn't realize it was missing, as we used to have that displayed. Hmm, was it only in the old system or did it just disappear? I thought we were recently able to see where a posting was from.
     
  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sure, the location info was deselected with the new style. I've re-added it.

    I've dropped user local time, trying to make things a little speedier.
     
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    AlainK Active Member Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Will take me a little time to get acquainted with the new outlay, but it's very neat, very modern ;)
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Didn't we used to see how many posts a user has made, even as recently as last week? I find the user categories not helpful, as the titles are somewhat arbitrary and not easy to remember (which has more postings, Active Member or Contributor?), and they have such a large range. They're not bothersome, but if it came down to number of posts vs. categories, I'd rather see number of posts.
     
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  8. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sure, missed that too.
     
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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    Not that it matters to me but wasn't there a Likes counter before as well?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    yes, was/is again
     
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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    The login process throws up a dialog box for entering the login parameters even though the same information is already present on the main window. Seems rather redundant. Is this normal? The old software did this too but only on occasion, I guess as a deterrent to hacking.
     

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