Suggestion (?) for new forum

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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Suggestion (?) for new forum

Post: # 112524Post Fizzy Izzy
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:59 pm

This might be a personal preference, but I noticed that now when I click on a link on the forum it opens in the same window. I liked it better before when it opened in a new window. That meant I could look at that site and ish at the same time.... What do other people think?

Hope I'm not being too pernickity! Love the new forum and thanks to all have worked so hard on it :)
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Re: Suggestion (?) for new forum

Post: # 112525Post Annpan
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:05 pm

Thanks Fizzy Izzy,

I think that we (I say we...) already knew about this one but It is good for us to have feedback :flower: there have been/are a few glitches with the new website, and they will be fixed in time.
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Re: Suggestion (?) for new forum

Post: # 112530Post John Headstrong
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:43 pm

the choice to open a link in the same window was decided by the developers of the forum software phpbb due to them wanting to be "100% XHTML compliant".

which translates to the developers wanting to follow a strict standard on how webpages should work. Unfortunately this means the "same window" is a sticky point,while I can hack the forum to open things in another window (and I DO intend to do so) I will have to do it everytime there is a update, and there are a few other things that also I can change but will have to redo everytime the software is updated.

So my plan is to do these changes and have a system in place so that when a new version comes out I can update the forum and add the tweaks in a very short period of time, without to much time consuming hacking or the forum being unavailable for to long.

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Post: # 112534Post Bonniegirl
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:19 am

You could always open a new tab and copy and paste the link into that! :wink:
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Post: # 112651Post Fizzy Izzy
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:14 pm

OK, thanks all :)
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Re: Suggestion (?) for new forum

Post: # 112652Post Ratty
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:16 pm

If you hold down the Ctrl button whilst you click then it opens in a new tab (in Windows Internet Explorer, sorry if you're using a Mac, no really I'm sorry if you're using one :lol: )
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Post: # 112730Post AXJ
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:45 am

It just goes to show that XHTML validation is bogus if it busts functionality (I know you're going to adjust this in due course Headstrong so this is a shout to the cosmos, not aimed at you or anyone here).

BUT... PHPBB are complete dipshits if they think that XHTML validation means that when one previews a post, and tests a link one may have included in the post, one looses the entire post. The form when one returns to it where one's carefully crafted post was is empty... DOH!

PHPBB should be put over net nanny's knee and be given a jolly good spanking. There is no excuse to make the developer add hacks to the code to fix what is clearly a stupid bug, XHTML validation or otherwise (I have checked their site BTW), there should simply be a toggle on and off in the admin area. Don't ya fink?

Keep up the excellent work Headstrong, god speed the ploughman.

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Post: # 112851Post Fizzy Izzy
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:38 pm

Ratty wrote:If you hold down the Ctrl button whilst you click then it opens in a new tab (in Windows Internet Explorer, sorry if you're using a Mac, no really I'm sorry if you're using one :lol: )
He he, no I've got IE. Thanks for that Ratty, I did not know that shortcut :)
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Re: Suggestion (?) for new forum

Post: # 112853Post Shirley
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:44 pm

Agree - it's a pain... but right click on a link and 'open in new tab' is what I'm doing (when I remember!)
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Post: # 113952Post Millymollymandy
Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:58 pm

Neither holding down control nor right click and open in a new window works for me! Nothing happens though the computer makes some rattling noises.
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