Forums back online
Please be aware that there are some issues with the new site:
- YouTube links from before the migration are not embedded correctly. This means that the video does not play within the post itself and you'll just see the link. I'm working through these manually (to fix, you just edit the post, then save it without making any changes!), but there are so many of them! If you've posted any YouTube links before, it would be wonderful if you could help me by going through your posts and doing the same. I'll get there in the end, it just may take a few days.
- Some people's avatar graphics (profile pictures) are stretched. This is due to the upgrade setting everyone's pre-existing avatar size to 100x100 pixels. Ostensibly this is to prevent people linking to massive graphics and mucking up the forum look, but it wasn't necessary for us, and I'm having to - once again - manually go through editing people's profiles when I spot one. To do this yourself, go to the User Control Panel (top-left), click the Profile Tab, then Edit Avatar; then enter the actual size of your avatar image in the boxes provided.
- The Thanks feature is not present. The mod was only compatible with older versions of the forum software. I still have the data in a backup of the database, and I'll actively investigate whether a compatible alternative exists for the new version. Until then, I'm sorry that this has gone, but it was necessary to perform the migration.
I hope that if you encounter any more issues, you'll raise them with me and also be patient as we all test out the new features and get used to the changes. I also hope that the move to a different hosting company will see the end of the problems that have plagued the forums for the last few weeks and months.
Can I also take this opportunity to thank all the forum contributors for their fantastic posts and to all those who wrote and offered help or words of support. It's been a very trying time, and I would have probably jacked it all in if it weren't for you lot.