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Ron
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Huge forum update

Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:00 pm

All,

We updated the forum two minor versions, which was a heavy lift. All the custom tweaks that Slide Arts did will be applied soon, and then everything will appear normal.

Enjoy.
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Re: Huge forum update

Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:45 pm

Also, we are updating Tapatalk because of this. The API call call is done, but we need to move a few things around. Be patient. I will update here when it workie again.
The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed. -JYC

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Re: Huge forum update

Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:53 am

Update, thank goodness. I thought there was some sort of crash.
Thanks for getting this bad boy up so quickly.
A sincere THANK YOU to all at VDH who make this wonderful resource available and to all the thoughtful contributors.

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Re: Huge forum update

Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:56 am

Wow! Being the pessimist, I too thought the world had ended. That must be one incredible effort to do what you guys are doing. Funny part was I got an email notice of a PM that took place a long time ago.

Thanks for the work!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Bob

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Re: Huge forum update

Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:11 am

The Store is down!!!!!! UGH!

How soon for it to be up and running?
Bob

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Re: Huge forum update

Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:46 pm

The store isn’t down. It is closed. Bryan is doing annual inventory and changing out items.
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Re: Huge forum update

Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:37 pm

The forum is done. I, via my horrible 9th grade CSS skills, have customized the VDH template. Here are some relevant things:

-I hid everyone's last names, state, and cities. It will help prevent identity theft. Your first names are displayed so that people don't call you something ludicrous at vintage diving events. Your "location" will also display, and it is up to you to populate that. I limited mine to my region, because I don't want someone to wear my face like a mask someday.

-On your mobile device (phone, Ipad) the VDH logo will take you to the homepage. Remember that. I didn't want to put a TINY menu on your mobile phone. When in doubt, click the VDH logo and it will take you home. Yes, it even works for people who use AOL and think that 1997 is not a long time ago.

-On your laptop/desktop, there is in drop down menu next to the VDH logo that will take you to any single page on the site. This is to prevent whining. :lol:

The forum is better than ever, safer than ever, and simpler than ever. Enjoy, and safe vintage diving to you all.
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Re: Huge forum update

Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:57 pm

Nice update. Thanks!
Bob

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Re: Huge forum update

Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:40 pm

With Tapatalk I get a "network error" when I try and log in. Same error regardless of network I'm on (work, home, cell...).

Ideas?

Thanks,

Mark
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Re: Huge forum update

Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:50 pm

We have a ticket in with tapatalk. It is not currently working, as mentioned in previous posts :)
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Re: Huge forum update

Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:17 pm

Ron wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:50 pm
We have a ticket in with tapatalk. It is not currently working, as mentioned in previous posts :)
Sorry, I did not grammar correctly in my reading. It's not my fault. I was left unsupervised. :P
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Re: Huge forum update

Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:26 pm

No worries, we will get it sorted.

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Re: Huge forum update

Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:45 am

Thanks Ron...... I know PHBB is frustrating and you got thrown into a big mess with it a couple of weeks ago. Like Mark, I use Tapatalk mobile most of the time but I do appreciate that you are trying to make the form shell look like the rest of the forum rather than the generic one. If my customer support was as bad as Tapatalk fixing our forum would be the least of our worries! Again, this is nothing that should disturb your Scotch and Cigar time!
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Re: Huge forum update

Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:41 pm

Nice update, but how do I insert an image from my desktop?

TIA
A sincere THANK YOU to all at VDH who make this wonderful resource available and to all the thoughtful contributors.

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Re: Huge forum update

Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:18 pm

Please follow the procedure that I wrote on how to do this:

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=8227
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