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Post by Lirodon » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:05 pm

Whenever I make notable changes to the forum, I will post them in this thread so you can comment on them or yell at me to change it back.

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Post by Lirodon » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:09 pm

February 10, 2015

YouTube video links auto-embed now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyu8Tee ... e=youtu.be

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Post by Lirodon » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:04 pm

The entire forum has been overhauled using new software known as Luna.

Here's the changelog:
  • Practically everything is different, except for the database (which, thanks to being a fork of FluxBB, is actually pretty much identical)
  • You now have a PM system.
  • YouTube links no longer auto-embed. Instead, you now have a video tag!
  • Emoticons are bigger. ^-^
  • The forum is now responsive too, for easier use on mobile devices.
And now, some music.
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyu8Teek6i8[/video]

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Post by Lirodon » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:25 pm

Okay, so I've been doing some adjustments here and there. Mainly, what I've been trying to do is tone down the ridiclously bright blue color scheme that I've been giving everything in favor of a somewhat darker appearance.

I've also been toning down the font sizes here and there, mainly because for some reason, I thought the posts were a little too overbearing from a typographic standpoint.

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Post by Lirodon » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:37 pm

The forum has been updated to Luna 1.1 "Sunset Bittersweet Shimmer". There are quite a few changes, among other things:
  • Notifications appear to support AJAX now
  • You can finally click the social media/URL links in profiles.
  • The theming engine and default theme got some updates.
Yeah, about that last one. Our existing theme almost worked perfectly. It's just that there's some new things they added that, due to how its implemented, get forced onto all themes. The TM site theme did not quite play nice with these changes, so I had to brutally wrestle it strip it down to simply be the default but with the TM site header/footer and fonts. This does mean you have several new features, such as changing the color to something that completely clashes with the rest of the site (!!!) and making it go into a dark grey color scheme either all the time, or based on time of day.

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What I'd recommend you do is go into your settings, and hit dark blue with night mode on.

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Post by Lirodon » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:05 pm

Good news, everypony!

The old theme is back! There's some slight differences here and there, but its pretty much identical.

However, a bigger change is that I changed the forum titles. The old titles were cute and stuff, but the theme changes make them appear in the recent activity list, so it's better to be clear and concise.

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Post by Lirodon » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:38 am

The forum has been upgraded to Luna 1.2; it has numerous minor little changes here and there. The most signifigant are the following:

1. Icons on forums.
2. Threads in certain sections may now be marked as resolved.

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Post by Lirodon » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:02 pm

The forum has been upgraded to 1.3

The default theme received revisions, so I decided to actually strip down our customizations to make it closer to stock. When TM4 is unveiled, there's going to be a new design for the whole site to begin with.

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Post by Lirodon » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:13 pm

The comment section on the front page is a little prettier: you can now have a Gravatar down there.

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Post by Lirodon » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:00 pm

Okay, so I've changed the forum theme to Sunrise, a somewhat fancier theme with a more traditional layout. Given how quickly Luna is being developed and how the 1.3 upgrade sort of messed up my custom theme, I thought it would be better if we just adhered to their standard appearance, but with some slight flourishes implemented in such a way that I don't have to effectively rebuild everything each update.

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