• 01-16-2013
    gregg
    Forum Upgrade to vBulletin 4.2.0 - problems, concerns post here
    Hello All,

    We have finished upgrading our forum software from vBulletin version 3.8.7 to version 4.2.0! If you have any problems or questions, please post in this thread here.

    Some of the highlights of this upgrade are:

    • Faster and more security - hackers and spammers are attacking our site every week and they ruin the forums with spam or infect it with virus/malware. We can get this under control now.
    • Better Photo Uploading - photos are now resized automatically and cannot ruin a post. Also, multiple photo uploads can be done in one step. And finally, photos can be inline with a post so it's possible to tell better stories as you can insert photos in the text.
    • Better Profile wall - you can now follow or 'friend' other users and all their activity will show up on your summary wall. It's way easier now to keep updated with members that are interesting to you.
    • Many more user options, sorting methods, configurability.
    • A bunch more features are available now like 'thanking' or giving a thumbs up to a post so the best content is easily recognized.



    Also, to highlight some of the new and improved features of the new forum (like uploading multiple photos at once), we have created this informative video here:

    New Mtbr forum - YouTube

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NzZ2XxlAoLM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>



    A common question is: how to change the width of the forum from "fixed" to "wide". There is a dropdown menu towards the bottom of the page and you can select "wide" there. See this screenshot:


    Thanks for your support.

    -francis and gregg
  • 01-16-2013
    ArmySlowRdr
    hopefully the chicklet wars will remain ! ;) lol
  • 01-16-2013
    gregg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr View Post
    hopefully the chicklet wars will remain ! ;) lol

    The future of rep is still up in the air.
  • 01-24-2013
    Mtn-Rider
    My biggest concern is that spammers still manage to sign up and take a dump right in our face. I hope that goes away with the upgrade.
  • 01-25-2013
    Kiwiplague
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    My biggest concern is that spammers still manage to sign up and take a dump right in our face. I hope that goes away with the upgrade.

    Amen to that. Is it me, or does the amount of spam seem to be increasing lately?
  • 01-28-2013
    gregg
    better spam fighting tools is one of the key reasons for the upgrades!
  • 01-28-2013
    jtforester
    Will the new version have access to the classifieds section?

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
  • 01-29-2013
    MoweeWowee
    Password reset link not working
    In getting ready for the forum upgrade, I wanted to update my password. I then went to the page to send me a password reset, having forgotten it. I received the reset link, but never the 2nd email to actually do the work.

    Sadly, this meant I was logged out of my account and could not get back in, and repeated attempts to get my password reset have not worked. I assume this is due to the upgrade, and I have created a new account.

    I will check tomorrow to see if I can get back to my old profile, but this has been a hassle.
  • 01-29-2013
    Stockli Boy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MoweeWowee View Post
    In getting ready for the forum upgrade, I wanted to update my password. I then went to the page to send me a password reset, having forgotten it. I received the reset link, but never the 2nd email to actually do the work.

    Sadly, this meant I was logged out of my account and could not get back in, and repeated attempts to get my password reset have not worked. I assume this is due to the upgrade, and I have created a new account.

    I will check tomorrow to see if I can get back to my old profile, but this has been a hassle.

    All set and back into my old profile. Thanks for the help.
  • 01-29-2013
    gregg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jtforester View Post
    Will the new version have access to the classifieds section?

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2

    Yes. And should have some improvements over current system.
  • 01-30-2013
    MtbMacgyver
    Is there a way to make the new forum software use the full width of the browser window? It's only using about half of my available screen space now which makes it difficult to use.
  • 01-30-2013
    ThreeD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MtbMacgyver View Post
    Is there a way to make the new forum software use the full width of the browser window? It's only using about half of my available screen space now which makes it difficult to use.

    I'm having the same issue. If this is the end result of upgrade then it is not very eye appealing. Sorry, I love mtbr but the new format is not something I like.
  • 01-30-2013
    MtbMacgyver
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MtbMacgyver View Post
    Is there a way to make the new forum software use the full width of the browser window? It's only using about half of my available screen space now which makes it difficult to use.

    Just found the "Wide" forum skin setting available in my profile. That makes it better on a laptop, now I'm wondering how that'll work on my mobile devices.
  • 01-30-2013
    joshh
    If this is what they stick with, it is definitely going to take some getting used to
  • 01-30-2013
    MtbMacgyver
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MtbMacgyver View Post
    Just found the "Wide" forum skin setting available in my profile. That makes it better on a laptop, now I'm wondering how that'll work on my mobile devices.

    And also just found the quick forum skin picker (fixed / wide) in the footer bar on each forum page.
  • 01-30-2013
    heyyall
    Forum Upgrade to vBulletin 4.2.0 - problems, concerns post here
    Participated threads do not show up in tapatalk.
  • 01-30-2013
    pequin
    Did all the smilies make the trip? :/
  • 01-30-2013
    r1Gel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joshh View Post
    If this is what they stick with, it is definitely going to take some getting used to

    I agree with this. I was a bit troubled earlier today when I couldn't log in. Then coming home tonight, and I find this! First impression is, I prefer the old look. But I guess I just need some time to get used to it.
  • 01-30-2013
    gregg
    Hey Guys,
    We have an updated announcement here with screenshot and a video on how to change to "wide" width:

    Announcements - Passion

    So far, so good, I think?


    >>From the forum announcement:

    The biggest question may be: how to change the width of the forum from "fixed" to "wide". There is a dropdown menu towards the bottom of the page and you can select "wide" there. See this screenshot:

    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/fixed-wide-screen2.jpg" width="643" height="632" alt="Mtbr New Forum Screenshot">

    Also, to highlight some of the new and improved features of the new forum (like uploading multiple photos at once), we have created this informative video here:

    New Mtbr forum - YouTube

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NzZ2XxlAoLM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 01-30-2013
    gregg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Participated threads do not show up in tapatalk.

    I will check on this in a few.

    And I think most of the smilies made the jump!
  • 01-30-2013
    CharacterZero
    1 Attachment(s)
    weird pixelated thumbnails
  • 01-30-2013
    rockyuphill
    1 Attachment(s)
    Images appear as an almost unrecognizable thumbnail in the latest Chrome browser. When clicked on the images appear OK, but why would you click on a thumbnail that looked like this?

    Like this thumbnail that I saved out of one of my posts,,,
  • 01-30-2013
    Drop the Seat
    Hi, my main concern for you is that the site defaults to fixed width. I think this is a big mistake.

    Today's browsers (mobile and non-mobile) do an excellent job of conforming sites to available screen size. I suggest you default your site to either a wider fixed width, or 'wide' as the default setting.

    New visitors will not figure out how to change from fixed to wide. I'm guessing the fixed width will be a turn-off to many new visitors.

    If you could make your site 'fully responsive', that would be pretty cool.
  • 01-30-2013
    bad mechanic
    Could someone please tell me where the user control panel went?
  • 01-30-2013
    Logover
    On the old version when there was a update to a thread the text used to be bold. Now I am not able to tell which one has new posts since I looked at it last without remembering which ones I have been to.
  • 01-30-2013
    bulerias
    Blue on white is hard to see; hope you didn't pay somebody for that brainfart. This is an example of where 'continuous improvement' hits the wall of 'if it aint broke'. What a disaster.

    Let me get this. We're supposed to see blue on white as highlighted? Epic fail; but it isn't just MTBR. Lots of dysfunctional websites and labelling going on at the moment. Maybe 'Readable' will be the Next Big Thing. Who could have known?

    Ya just spoiled my morning coffee...
  • 01-30-2013
    Shmoo
    Just got this, navigating between pages:


    I cannot connect to the database.
  • 01-30-2013
    evasive
    Forum Upgrade to vBulletin 4.2.0 - problems, concerns post here
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Participated threads do not show up in tapatalk.

    Similarly, my current participated threads aren't showing in Tapatalk. I do have a long list of threads showing up there, but they're all years old: e.g. last post dates to 2006.
  • 01-30-2013
    captain smoke eater
    Viewing the forum on my ipad and all pictures that are attached are blurry and pixels.
  • 01-30-2013
    rockyuphill
    I notice that when I go from the general forum to my gallery I get logged out every time and have to log in again. The lack of a "Keep me logged in" setting is a nuisance.
  • 01-30-2013
    Tyler21
    I was never a fan of vBulletin 4. That was when vB went to crap. vB 5 isn't even looking like it's going to save the software. vB 3 is legendary in the forum world and even to this day there's no reason to part with it in my opinion. But it's too late for that now, so with that being said, I was unable to use the quick reply box on my iPhone to make this post. Maybe it's something that could be looked into.
  • 01-30-2013
    JoePAz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    Images appear as an almost unrecognizable thumbnail in the latest Chrome browser. When clicked on the images appear OK, but why would you click on a thumbnail that looked like this?

    Like this thumbnail that I saved out of one of my posts,,,

    I have the same issue on chrome. Of Note I don't get this on the Sister site RoadbikeReview
  • 01-30-2013
    Moe Ped
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Drop the Seat View Post
    Hi, my main concern for you is that the site defaults to fixed width. I think this is a big mistake.

    Today's browsers (mobile and non-mobile) do an excellent job of conforming sites to available screen size. I suggest you default your site to either a wider fixed width, or 'wide' as the default setting.

    New visitors will not figure out how to change from fixed to wide. I'm guessing the fixed width will be a turn-off to many new visitors.

    If you could make your site 'fully responsive', that would be pretty cool.

    This ^^^
  • 01-30-2013
    dirtdan
    1 Attachment(s)
    Pretty good transition thus far. Took a little while to discover the "fixed" width and change to "wide."
    Attachments work fine, uploading files works fine. Able to find the subscribed threads tab so all is well.
    It takes a little while to adjust to a new look and new locations for tabs and such, but it's fun seeing which people accept change well and which ones don't. :) Always good entertainment.
    Here's a bike!
    Attachment 766490
  • 01-30-2013
    Moe Ped
    Welcome to the Upgraded Mtbr Forums - How To Video!
    Did anybody else think "Welcome to the Upgraded Mtbr Forums - How To Video!" was about how to use a GoPro?

    I did...

    Made several unnecessary posts in NorCal before I found this thread...

    If it had read "Welcome to the Upgraded Mtbr Forums - How To's (and video)" I might have gone there first.

    Minor snivel...
  • 01-30-2013
    Ronnie
    I'm basically happy with the changes. It shouldn't take too long to get used to. I have one comment though. I would like to see a change made to the "Quick Navigation" button. On the old forum if I wanted to go back to the sub-forum I'm on, I would press the name. In this case "Site Feedback/Issues" and would go directly to the sub-forum. Now when I click the button I get the full list of forums, I have to find the forum I'm on and click on it again. Previously the arrow would bring up the menu and the name would go back to the sub-forum.
  • 01-30-2013
    evasive
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    just came here looking for a solution to this. Not like. Otherwise I'm getting along fine

    can't be a good day for site admins and such. Feel bad for the day y'all are having...

    I'm having the same issue with Chrome. I haven't closed the browser, just navigated away. On return, I'm logged out again.
  • 01-30-2013
    Mtn-Rider
    A lot more screen space would be available for posts & ads if there were an option to turn of displaying all the user options on the left.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Yay6FilnAyINt2k3VD3XUqp2IbGVm9rv9BgnHc79xfE?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gmAUgzHC1Og/UQlYWayi23I/AAAAAAAABbk/ivdSgsy8efo/s800/Screenshot%2520from%25202013-01-30%252010-15-44.jpg" height="510" width="642" /></a>
  • 01-30-2013
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    Images appear as an almost unrecognizable thumbnail in the latest Chrome browser. When clicked on the images appear OK, but why would you click on a thumbnail that looked like this?

    Like this thumbnail that I saved out of one of my posts,,,

    For those of you remarking on the pixelated photos, it takes time to run through the whole forum to correct millions of photos.

    See Francois's explanation here.
  • 01-30-2013
    cjohnson
    "reply to thread"
    I don't like that the first option is the "quick reply". If I click "reply to thread" twice I get the option to include a subject line, and a message area.

    From a user standpoint, I am not seeing the advantages so far. The "quick relply," pixalated photos are a turn-off. As is the narrow view.

    Long time users may mess around with the setting, but people new the site may not.
  • 01-30-2013
    Tyler21
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cjohnson View Post
    "reply to thread"
    I don't like that the first option is the "quick reply". If I click "reply to thread" twice I get the option to include a subject line, and a message area.

    From a user standpoint, I am not seeing the advantages so far. The "quick relply," pixalated photos are a turn-off. As is the narrow view.

    Long time users may mess around with the setting, but people new the site may not.

    Speaking of the quick reply box, it's not very user friendly to not have the BBCode buttons there anymore (links, images, bold, colors, sizes, smilies, etc.). I'm not sure if that is intended or if it is just another setback that comes with vB 4.
  • 01-30-2013
    50calray
    May I suggest installing Stopforumspam on vbbuilitin.org? It will cross check every new IP/Email through Stopforumspam's data base and deny access to those who are confirmed spammers.

    vbStopForumSpam - vBulletin.org Forum
  • 01-30-2013
    Econoline
    I definitely prefer the old version. Don't see this as an improvement.
  • 01-30-2013
    TwoTone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr View Post
    hopefully the chicklet wars will remain ! ;) lol

    That's already gone now that you can see who's giving the neg rep. Ironically all the chicken shits that gave me unsigned Neg rep were very high rep people on here
  • 01-30-2013
    TwoTone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    I notice that when I go from the general forum to my gallery I get logged out every time and have to log in again. The lack of a "Keep me logged in" setting is a nuisance.

    This! Need a keep me logged in.
  • 01-30-2013
    gregg
    Pixelated images are being fixed but this will take time. The old photos are being reprocessed and resized at the moment. New photos are done right now so they'll be fine. It will take about a week to crunch through the million photos but we are starting with the most recent ones first and going back from there.

    You can change your personal settings to WYSIWYG editor and that will give you all the features (code, smilies, etc...)
  • 01-30-2013
    mbco1975
    RE: Forum Upgrade to vBulletin 4.2.0 - problems, concerns post here
    Open a link to a new tab forces me to log in again.
    Sent from my HTC6990LVW using Board Express
  • 01-30-2013
    Tyler21
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gregg View Post
    You can change your personal settings to WYSIWYG editor and that will give you all the features (code, smilies, etc...)

    Safari doesn't support WYSIWYG so the quick reply box has nothing there (in Safari). I'm using my girlfriend's MacBook though. On my own PC I use Chrome, which I know does support WYSIWYG, so I guess it's not that big of a deal for me (but might be for Safari-only users).
  • 01-30-2013
    gregg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    This! Need a keep me logged in.

    We are working on this one.
  • 01-30-2013
    gregg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Shmoo View Post
    Just got this, navigating between pages:


    I cannot connect to the database.

    I got this too. We had to restart our classifieds server. Should be better now. May possibly happen again.