1. Welcome To ShotTalk.com!

    We are one of the oldest and largest Golf forums on the internet with golfers from around the world sharing tips, photos and planning golf outings.

    Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon!

Forum Software Change

Discussion in 'ShotTalk.com News' started by Dogfish Head, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that we will be moving to a new forum software today. The software is much better than vBulletin in my opinion and will allow us to grow larger.

    Initially the site will not have a customized style BUT it will within the next two days as I work on making it look like our current setup with the same colors and such.

    I'll update this thread when it is done and you guys can give me feedback on what you like, don't like and I'll see what I can do to help you get used to the new setup.
     
  2. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    Alright guys, we are moved over. This will NOT be the new theme, this is just temporary. I am working on creating a style that will look very much like the one we had before. Should be done with it in the next day or two hopefully.

    It will probably take some time to get used to but I think you will really like this new software, especially once we get it looking more like the ShotTalk of the past.

    If you run in to any problems or have any questions, let me know and I will do my best to solve them.
     
  3. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    Working through some issues but slowly getting there.
     
  4. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    Most of the issues above have been resolved. I'll handle any issues you guy have as you post them up!
     
  5. J.P.C.

    J.P.C. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    715
    Trophy Points:
    343
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Country:
    South Africa South Africa
    New site looks interesting!!:)
     
  6. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    Thanks. In the next couple of days it should look a bit more like the old one when it comes to colors and such. Feel free to poke around and see how everything works. Let me know if you have any questions.
     
  7. J.P.C.

    J.P.C. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    715
    Trophy Points:
    343
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Country:
    South Africa South Africa
    thanks Dogfish - I visit everyday but don't post to much - enjoy reading threads. maybe also that i am in SA and most of the time the members post when i'm in bed and other way round.....but its still the best golf forum that i've come across.
     
  8. thekid65

    thekid65 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    I participate in a couple of sites that have switched from VB to Xenforo. It is better software, and cooler bells and whistles seem to be available.
     
  9. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    17,301
    Likes Received:
    7,355
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    South Central Wisconsin
    Country:
    United States United States
    Looking forward to checking out the new software...

    Don't have time right at the moment though, have to wait till i get home.

    Looks good from the surface though!
     
  10. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    17,301
    Likes Received:
    7,355
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    South Central Wisconsin
    Country:
    United States United States
    Just did some quick looking, is there any way you can open up an option to show the posts in descending order or Newest on top?
     
  11. SilverUberXeno

    SilverUberXeno El Tigre Blanco

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,620
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I agree with eClark. Generally I just hit "what's new" and go from there. With the current setup there's stuff that appears to be missing from what I'm used to.

    I do notice, immediately, that the site is SO much faster. I dig it.
     
  12. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    We have a What's New option as well. See screen shot


    Screen Shot 2012-04-17 at 10.04.20 AM.
     
  13. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    21,796
    Likes Received:
    1,072
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada Canada
    While I realize that we're in the infancy of the new software, can you space out the post body from the signature panel a bit more? Maybe it's just me, but I find that it appears to all run together and makes it difficult to read.

    See attached example.

    Thanks,

    R35
    Space.
     
  14. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    Yea, I can do that once we get the new look going.
     
  15. SilverUberXeno

    SilverUberXeno El Tigre Blanco

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,620
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Yes Dogfish, I have been utilizing that. I noticed that when I'm the last poster in a thread, it doesn't appear in the "What's New" option for me. The thread titled Weight Transfer, for example, does not appear there at all on the first page as far as I can tell. This is sensible if it is designed to not show me threads in which I obviously read the most recent posts, since I WAS the last poster. My concern was an error that it wasn't pulling all the recent threads properly.

    Dogfish, you look just like Natalie Gulbis!
     
  16. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    Yea that is how it is designed to work, so no error there :)

    :cool:
     
  17. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    7,171
    Likes Received:
    6,706
    Trophy Points:
    8,675,309
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    Natalie Gulbis and 90 Minute IPA... my two weaknesses!
     
    Dogfish Head likes this.
  18. nututhugame

    nututhugame Winter Sucks! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,939
    Likes Received:
    1,351
    Trophy Points:
    263
    Location:
    Southeast Wisconsin
    Country:
    United States United States
    Only thing for me for now is that there is no Members page or "super secret stuff".
     
  19. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    That's all coming back. I just haven't had time in the last day or two. It's all still there, it is just a permissions issue that needs to be updated.
     
  20. nututhugame

    nututhugame Winter Sucks! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,939
    Likes Received:
    1,351
    Trophy Points:
    263
    Location:
    Southeast Wisconsin
    Country:
    United States United States
    Is there going to be a" super secret stuff" anymore?
     

Share This Page