Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:48 PM
Post Upgrade NoticeWe've upgraded the FCP Forum from version 2.x to the newest version of Invision Power Board. After doing so, there are a few things you need to be aware of.AvatarsIn the previous version of Invision Power Board, users were able to upload avatars & profile photos. The latest version of the software no longer supports both and uses only 1 image going forward. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, many avatars did not carry over to the new board, so if you happen to have lost your avatar you’re going to have to start fresh. Sorry for the mishap (Mine was gone as well).Post FormattingThe new version uses a different way to display bbcode from the database. Right now many posts that have "quoted other users" will look odd temporarily. We are running a script in the background that loops through the database and updates each post one at a time, so they’ll look better soon. The process takes a while though as it has to dig through 3.5 million posts and check one word at a time. I'm expecting it to go all weekend.Please Report Any Bugs HereThe above 2 items are issues I've had to discover, but if you happen to come across any glitches, bugs or problems please post them here so I can fix them asap.Look & FeelThe new version has a different layout and I’ve worked much of the day creating a new skin for the board. I kept it similar to the past but cleaner looking around the edges. If you have any ideas in mind feel free to post suggestions.SecurityAdmins have a lot more control over spam going forward. We have options to use 3rd party screening of all sign ups and overall it’s a much more secure board and the reason we had to upgrade.Other FeaturesThere are more features & addons we can enable and may roll out down the road. For now we just want to get use to our new controls.