General Updates

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General Updates

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Going to keep this thread for any noteworthy updates.

While I've been keeping the forum updated with any of the new versions that are released from phpBB (software that runs this forum), a lot of the third party add-ons (i.e. the board styles etc) are not maintained anymore which has causes some issues. I noticed when Gearóid created the Games forum that the breadcrumbs navigation wasn't being generated correctly and this was due to the fact we are using a style which was created for an older version of phpBB. Luckily with a bit of Google-ing I found the creator of this style did an update which fixed the bug, saving me the hassle of manually fixing it. I also took this opportunity to change the image on the top so that it doesn't take up as much real estate when viewed on a widescreen but maybe not my best work on Photoshop.

TL;DR Messages boards are dying, updates are going to break things and my Photoshop skills aren't as good as they used to be.

Also if you spot any bugs or issues please let me know and I'll have look into it when I'm free.

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Thanks to all the lads for your work. A bit of talk recently about how quiet things are on here, is the board getting much traffic?
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Had a quick look there. It's roughly ~450 unique visitors per day this month While in March it started with ~750 and ended with ~500. Pervious years had a similar rate more or less but not as high as it was going back further.
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Great work Eamoss! Would it be worthwhile looking at at current plug-ins at some stage rather than firefighting all the time.
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I didn’t know where to post this but all I can say is Thank God for Orielweb!!
While the podcasts take a break for the off season , this place really is the only platform to keep up to date with fans’ opinions.
Remember when Colin gave up, many said that OW was obsolete and should be put down?! Most of us are checking this everyday for the latest news
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