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Made a few changes to the sites homepage, it’s displaying some more info about the latest trends and stats, also added a forum search.

Did something similar to the header on the main forum index page a couple of days ago too.   

Not sure why, just felt like doing it  Grin

Posted August 01, 2011, 20:51:50 PM Logged

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Looking good Smiley  Are you getting the hang of PHP now ?

Posted August 02, 2011, 10:49:51 AM Logged

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On a scale of 1 to 10 I would say I’m somewhere around 4 or 5 when it comes to php, a year ago would have seen me at 1, so im getting there but have a way to go.

At one point I nearly contacted you Freddy for some help but I kept working on it and eventually worked it out.

To get it to work I had to edit the SSI.php, which has given me some more ideas for tweaks to the site.  

Posted August 02, 2011, 11:59:39 AM Logged

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16 new smileys


16 new smileys to play with, and thanks to Dave for wavejump  thumbsup
 
 idea

 pirate

yahoo

tongue2

worship

no-no

 hats-off

 woot

 cheers

 breakdance

 @-computer

 alien

 sign-yeah-right

 sign-agree

party-time

 waveJump

Posted August 06, 2011, 15:24:28 PM Logged

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Well, I was all set to send another 200+ emotes your way, but the zip file was too large!

I guess I'll have to look through all you have, and send a few that you don't. Smiley

[edit]scratch that. I found that there were several files in there that should not have been. There are 214 emotes, and a text file (emotes.txt) that contains information on all of the smilies, listed by the keystrokes, file name, and image size. I think it may prove useful. Smiley

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Posted August 06, 2011, 21:37:39 PM Logged
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Thanks for the emotes Dave they are a nice collection for sure, but there is a problem with using some of them on a dark background site like this site, most emoticons are made for a light background and have white pixels round the edges that look pretty bad on a dark background.

I spent about 5 hours cleaning up the sixteen I added.

Having said that I have saved them on my PC and will look into adding some from it at sometime.  sign-thanks

Posted August 07, 2011, 13:34:38 PM Logged

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Most of those should be ok on a dark background, since one of Morti's colour schemes for his page is a black background with white text, and I had to make sure that the emotes didn't have that annoying little white halo.

Posted August 07, 2011, 13:40:23 PM Logged
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I have added a dropdown menu for the fonts on new posts, now you can select font face, colour and size easier, should you want to.

Font Face

Colour

Size


Posted January 13, 2012, 13:07:23 PM Logged

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The BTT board has been renamed to Motor Sport General Discussion, now the board can be used for anything to do with motor sport, cars, engines, racing etc…

Posted February 22, 2012, 15:43:25 PM Logged

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Very nice, Data. Thanks. Smiley

One request for a site tweak, if you please:

Can we maybe get a choice of notification sounds? Maybe something a bit less obtrusive? Smiley I don't want to force others to listen to something else, mind you. I just want to be able to choose between available sounds (or even to be able to choose my own, from what I have). I can provide some tiny MP3 files, if need be.

Posted February 22, 2012, 16:01:55 PM Logged
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It could be done, but would need a lot of coding in parts of the site that I’m not confident with yet, fancy a go?

I’m hoping there will be a turn off option, in the next version that’s being worked on.

Sorry you find the sound  obtrusive, did try hard to get a sound that wasn’t to harsh or annoying, but its something we can look at and think how to improve.  


EDIT:

I could maybe reduce the volume of the sound, it’s at about half volume now.     

Posted February 22, 2012, 16:12:26 PM Logged

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I'll have a look at the eNotify code, and see if I can cobble together some control panel entries for it. It's going to have to take a low priority though, until I get the porch/village room completed. BTW, I'm taking pictures, and will post them somewhere, at some point.

Posted February 22, 2012, 16:24:06 PM Logged
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That would be a nice little touch if you could Dave  thumbsup, I fully understand its low priority right now.     

Posted February 22, 2012, 16:26:50 PM Logged

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Just please try to remind me if you don't hear from me about it by next Wednesday. I don't want this to slip through the cracks. Smiley

Posted February 23, 2012, 01:25:35 AM Logged
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Currently making some changes to the appearance of the forum section of the site, its not finished yet but it should still function, if you find the site is looking odd or not displaying at all right try Ctrl + F5 on your keyboard to load the new CSS.

Posted November 08, 2012, 11:45:56 AM Logged
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