SMCars Upgrade and Migration To XenForo

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  1. smootheagle

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    Yes, the old smileys can be brought back. Note taken!

    I hate to be a broken record, but again I would like to add all of these and other features with the upgrade.

    We will most likely upgrading on Sunday, August 11! I'm pretty firm on that!
     
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    I am pretty happy about the website's comeback. It looks fine at the moment, as long as its clean I dont mind the look much.
     
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    At least i would go for the same size like the avatar's but not the same height.
    Something with 1,5-1,6 aspect ratio would be my thought.
     
  4. smootheagle

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    Sounds good!
     
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    XenForo 1.2.0 was released today. We will be upgrading the forum on Sunday Aug, 4th.
     
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    is the search working properly?
    everytime i try to find something i get the weird feeling that the results are limited to only newly created threads.

    is it me? or is there something wrong/different?
     
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    in the old forum you were able to see the online useres browsing a subforum or thread.
    is there a chance to get this display with the new forum?

    cheers
     
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    how hard would it be to actually update the design of the page and bring back the headers?

    i did a quick mock up of a more modern/flat design which i think would fit the new forum quite nicely.

    flatdesign.jpg
     
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    It's definitely not just you - I can't even find my old threads if I don't use google!
     
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    Actually, when I go to Google Images and search for a car, I see an SMCars image, but when I click on Visit Page, it just shows me an Error, the forum was not found.. I've seen this way too many times in the last couple of days!
     
  11. smootheagle

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    We will be installing elasticsearch on our forum.

    I hope it will solve this problem. I don't think it is only you. Migrations are never easy, but VBulletin had to go!
     
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    I loved that feature as well. There is a similar add-on for xenforo but it creates an excessive mysql database calls and is very inefficient. Xenforo community does not recommend that add-on. As soon as I find something viable, it will be installed.
     
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    Not difficult at all. Once we upgrade our first priority will be to get a landing page going. Not much fun without it!
     
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    I am aware of the situation. It came to my attention as soon as we upgraded. Xenforo handles attachments very differently then VBulletin. I am looking for a solution for it as well. Like I said before, migrations are never easy. I will keep you posted on the progress. Thanks you all for you comments and feedback! I hope you all agree that VBulletin had to go. We kept getting hacked and there was nothing we could do about it.
     
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    Well, as long as its for the better, I don't mind! :)
     
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    Nice to see the site back and in action! :)
     

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