New Test Forum


  • administrators

    Hi All

    As I have been saying for some time we are migrating this forum to a new forum software. There are issues with this software that are not worth fixing and it in not scaling well.

    Thanks to the great work by MSquared we have a NodeBB forum up and running that his a functioning import plugin form this forum. It was really important that all the knowledge in the posts here was migrated to the new forum so I cant think Matt enough for writing the plugin and sorting out the NodeBB setup.

    The test import is here:

    https://forum.duet3d.com/

    If you created a user account before the 20 March you should be part of this test import and you should be able to reset your password on the new forum and login. No passwords were migrated across for security reasons. If you created an account after that then you will need to create a new one on the test forum.

    I must emphasise that the test forum is exactly that, for testing. New posts on the test forum will no persist after we do the official migration (scheduled for as soon as we are happy with the test!). For support issues please keep using this forum until we do the offical migration. That said please to login and test it, we need to have some people using it to confirm it works nicely!



  • Hi Tony,

    I just tried it and it asks me to log in to post. I'm presented with two boxes - a user name and a password. I tried both my user name and my email address but in both cases there was no option to change a password. Entering my existing password resulted in an error (as expected).

    Ian



  • Looking good guys - well done!

    And where should feedback be posted?



  • @deckingman:

    Hi Tony,

    I just tried it and it asks me to log in to post. I'm presented with two boxes - a user name and a password. I tried both my user name and my email address but in both cases there was no option to change a password. Entering my existing password resulted in an error (as expected).

    Ian

    I used the reset password link on the login page with no problems



  • @Drammy:

    I used the reset password link on the login page with no problems

    Can't see a reset password link on the login page. Do you mean "Forgot Password" ?



  • OK got it sorted. For anyone else who is a thick as me, first press the "Forgot Password" link, then follow then enter email address and press the the Reset Password ink.



  • Feedback

    Tried to post twice fairly quickly but got a message to the effect that as a new user I can't post twice with 120 seconds. Maybe the number of user posts needs to be migrated to prevent this happening for us old timers?



  • Yep I get the same as well
    need to get to level 3 or something


  • administrators

    Thanks for the feedback. I will ask Matt to see if the number of existing posts can be migrated in that sense (it does show you as having all the previous posts so not sure why it does not count them).


  • administrators

    I have reduced the limits for now.



  • Had a poke around and all seems OK, however, I still haven't posted because I am still waiting for the instruction email to arrive in my inbox.
    Over 10 mins now and waiting.
    Is there a problem with this part of the system?


  • administrators

    Might be worth checking your spam. I can see the outgoing email was delivered according to mailgun.



  • @deckingman:

    @Drammy:

    I used the reset password link on the login page with no problems

    Can't see a reset password link on the login page. Do you mean "Forgot Password" ?

    Sorry, I wasn't being literal, yes "Forgot Password"



  • Personally I think its great; just a couple of things I'd suggest:

    • The 'home page' listing the forums is a bit crammed and would benefit from being given a bit more padding between items. The rest of the site is roomy; its just the home page

    • The home page and the categories page appear to be the same - or is there a difference. Its a bit confusing and I'd probably drop the first link in the menu to hid the categories if you intend to keep the categories on the home page.

    • GDPR is looming so I'd make sure you have some definition of your privacy and GDPR policies - don't want to be stung with GDPR fines!

    Looking good though!



  • Nice!
    Change is a bit shocking from the old view, but +1 for being able to upvote posts 🙂



  • @T3P3Tony:

    Might be worth checking your spam. I can see the outgoing email was delivered according to mailgun.

    Thanks Tony,
    Checked spam - not there
    It just hasn't arrived Oh Dear



  • You can click on all the category headers except for "Using the Duet Wifi and Duet Ethernet". Is that on purpose or a bug?



  • Also can settings be added to change text size? Normal post text isn't bad but quotes are awfully small.



  • Hi Tony,

    I signed as a new username, posts several replies, uploaded a profile picture.
    So far, seems to be working good.



  • I'm getting used to it. It looks nice, and I'm sure I'll get the navigation figured out soon.

    Nice choice, especially as you can carry over the older messages!

    John


  • administrators

    @appjaws:

    @T3P3Tony:

    Might be worth checking your spam. I can see the outgoing email was delivered according to mailgun.

    Thanks Tony,
    Checked spam - not there
    It just hasn't arrived Oh Dear

    Odd ,please try again


  • administrators

    @tjb1:

    You can click on all the category headers except for "Using the Duet Wifi and Duet Ethernet". Is that on purpose or a bug?

    Nope that's a bug!


  • administrators

    @tjb1:

    Also can settings be added to change text size? Normal post text isn't bad but quotes are awfully small.

    I will see if I can override the default text size


  • administrators

    @Guyaros:

    Hi Tony,

    I signed as a new username, posts several replies, uploaded a profile picture.
    So far, seems to be working good.

    Cheers Guy. When we do the proper migration hopefully you can do a password reset on this account and keep your old.posts.


  • administrators

    @T3P3Tony:

    Thanks for the feedback. I will ask Matt to see if the number of existing posts can be migrated in that sense (it does show you as having all the previous posts so not sure why it does not count them).

    I looked at this. You don't get "reputation" based on how long you've been a member, or how many posts you have by default. We could either disable the reputation system all together, or we could probably just give all existing members reputation based on their number of posts or some flat number.

    in general reputation is designed to prevent spam and other bad behavior. You get reputation for having your posts upvoted. By default you only have to get to 3 reputation to have the posts per 120 seconds restriction lifter. If we don't like this idea, or don't think it adds value, it can be shut off completely.


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