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General Updates

Posted: Mon May 08, 2023 11:14 pm
by eamoss
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 GearĂ³id 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.

Breadcrumbs bug;

Re: General Updates

Posted: Mon May 08, 2023 11:42 pm
by Martin Lawlor80
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?

Re: General Updates

Posted: Tue May 09, 2023 9:26 am
by eamoss
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.

Re: General Updates

Posted: Tue May 09, 2023 2:51 pm
by Louth4sam
Great work Eamoss! Would it be worthwhile looking at at current plug-ins at some stage rather than firefighting all the time.