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The SMF 2 RC2 Fix-it thread


DZComposer

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Well, SMF violated a big rule of release candidates: Don't make hugenormous feature or back-end changes between RC releases.

I ran the update thinking this would be a minor one. I was wrong.

The end result? Well, a lot of our stuff is currently broken. I have to wait for mods to get re-written (ReCAPTCHA being one of them, I hope the spam bots stay away...).

Sargasso is ruined. After looking at things, I think it would be easier to start-over and make a new custom theme. It would be about the same amount of work. We're talking many man-hours, so, unfortunately, we'll have to have Curve, SMF's new default theme, as our forum theme for a few weeks while I crank-out a new theme. The theme authors haven't got much out for RC2 yet, so I don't have a nice starting point yet. We'll see. I may end up modding Curve.

If you find anything broken, please post it here and I'll add it to the fix list.

Request to Mr. K: Could you please send me your CSS for the main site? I want to try to make the forums look as similar to it as possible, and I could get something out faster if I knew exactly how you did things instead of having to trial-and-error the look.

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I wonder if the SMF people know anything about software engineering, this really breaks a lot of IT standards. For what I can understand, they simply threw the update without making any kind of beta testing, or without considering the end user client.

Oh well, let's hope this gets fixed soon.

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When I came on, I really went "WTF?"

Here is what it looked like when I logged on during the update.

[Pruned to save disk space]

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Guest Para Astaroth

Only thing I care about is that the site's back up.  If it's more referring to technical issues, that's fine; just try and do your best at fixing the issue(s). 

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Guest Julius Quasar

Only thing I care about is that the site's back up.  If it's more referring to technical issues, that's fine; just try and do your best at fixing the issue(s).

*A black and white 1950's test pattern with an Indian's face and war bonnet appears, with the words "TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.  PLEASE STAND BY." appears*

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gah, im mad over the fact theres no "new replies on my post" button

They are below "Hello (your name)"
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oh I've found a problem doesn't it usually take you to your last unread post when you click on a topic it doesn't do that anymore

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Sorry, was out of town yesterday evening (why I said I didn't have hours to work on it).

This afternoon, I will work on getting something done.

I noticed that BlackRain (the theme we used prior to Sargasso) was ported to RC2. I will probably throw that back up on the forums later as a temporary solution.

To address some earlier comments, there is nothing wrong with our data. The database is fine, and plus I made a backup of it beforehand in case something did happen. It's just the theme that is messed-up for now, and some of the mods we use are not updated for RC2 yet. I kind of panicked yesterday because I didn't have time to work on it. After cooling down, I realized it is just minor stuff. We only permanently lost a theme, that's it. It sucks that I have to make a new one, but nothing valuable is lost, as far as I can tell.

Just calm down, I will get things fixed as soon as I can.

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Sorry, was out of town yesterday evening (why I said I didn't have hours to work on it).

This afternoon, I will work on getting something done.

I noticed that BlackRain (the theme we used prior to Sargasso) was ported to RC2. I will probably throw that back up on the forums later as a temporary solution.

To address some earlier comments, there is nothing wrong with our data. The database is fine, and plus I made a backup of it beforehand in case something did happen. It's just the theme that is messed-up for now, and some of the mods we use are not updated for RC2 yet. I kind of panicked yesterday because I didn't have time to work on it. After cooling down, I realized it is just minor stuff. We only permanently lost a theme, that's it. It sucks that I have to make a new one, but nothing valuable is lost, as far as I can tell.

Just calm down, I will get things fixed as soon as I can.

Still though, DZ, contact me. I'm now online via chat and I can help you understand the site and how it works.

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Mods are now working again, including RECAPTCHA.

New "Sector X" theme under development. And, with many many thanks to Mr. K, is progressing nicely.

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