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Forum Update

#1 Post by admin » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:09 pm

Dear Microscopy Enthusiasts!

You probably have noticed, that this forum now looks a bit different than it used to. It was updated to the newest version, which was recommended for a variety of reasons, including security and performance. In addition I updated the PHP version (for those who are interested in technical details) and this should also speed up the forum and website a bit.

The forum was therefore offline for a few hours and sometimes even error messages were displayed, but I am happy that everything now works again as before.

Unfortunately I was not able to keep the old Forum Style, becasue it is not compatible to the new Forum version anymore. I was notified by a member (Thank You for this) that the Quotes did not properly work anymore, and this was indeed one sign of incompatibility.

I searched for a compatible style and found a style which looks similar. The current version now has the author information on the right (it used to be on the left) and I think that the reason why they have moved this was to make it more readable on small screens. I hope that we will all get used to the new appearance.

Some Interesting statistics: Every day about 38 posts are posted and 4 new topics are started on average. There are 69370 total posts on the forum, and 1326 users.

Happy Microbe Hunting as always!
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Re: Forum Update

#2 Post by MichaelG. » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:47 pm

Thanks for letting us know, Oliver

The business with quotes was rather disturbing at first, but I'm sure we will be comfortable with it soon.

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Re: Forum Update

#3 Post by PeteM » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:39 am

Thanks Oliver, for keeping this great resource going.

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Re: Forum Update

#4 Post by jimur » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:49 am

Thanks for all your hard work Oliver.
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Re: Forum Update

#5 Post by MicroBob » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:36 am

Hi Oliver,

thank you very much for the work you have put into updating the system. I don't know much about forum administration but I'm sure this keeps you quite busy - for the advantage of us forum users.
One thing that might be improved: There are frequent spam posts, mostly from first time posters, sometimes from posters who are long identified as spammers. As far as I know it is possible to automatically keep spammers away. Do you see a possibility to install this here?


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Re: Forum Update

#6 Post by 75RR » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:27 pm

Many thanks for your time and energy.
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Re: Forum Update

#7 Post by mintakax » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:28 am

Yes, thank you so much ! Being new to this endeavor, I have found this forum to be a tremendous source of help and information.

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Re: Forum Update

#8 Post by lightshape » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:51 pm

Thank you so much for running and maintaining microbehunter and this great forum.

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