10/30/16 Outage – Recovery in Progress

What’s going on?   We’re back up.  An AAR will be posted in the support forum – you can see it here.

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THR Migration Status

Our migration won’t be complete until weeks have passed and we’ve had time to work out all the little bugs in the software, tweak performance settings so the server responds well with its load, try new policies related to new features and modify them, get proper training materials up and get everyone comfortable with the

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New Editor

I don’t know how much description this needs, really. Here’s the old THR way of doing things using BBCode: I don’t know that we love it, but we’re used to it. Here’s the new editor: It works like everything else on the web.  It will still respect BBCode, and it’s possible you’ll need to be creative

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Xenforo Changes – IMPORTANT

If there is one post to read on the migration, it’s this one. This is core functionality in Xenforo, and it’s different than it was in vBulletin, so it’s worth a moment for everyone to read this: Subscriptions are Different “Subscribed threads,” which most of us probably use, are now “watched threads.”  The kicker here

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Drafts

Ever get disconnected and lose a long post?  That should happen a whole lot less.  Xenforo automatically saves drafts of posts every 30-60 seconds, so if you disconnect, or reconnect later from another device, the draft will be there and can be resumed. This is the result of typing the above, waiting 60 seconds, closing

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Tagging

Sometimes you want to call a particular user into a discussion.  We can now do that with tagging. Start by typing the @ symbol and the beginning of a username and the system will show you a pop-up with matching users: Choose the one you’re looking for, or simply finish typing it out, and when

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Viewing New Posts

There’s the standard link at the top of each thread that will take you there, but there are a couple of other links: On the thread view page, there’s the icon just to the right of the avatar that will take you to the first unread post, as it will tell you if you hover

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Why is my Avatar in a thread listing?

There are a couple of uses for Avatars: The large one on a thread listing is the avatar of the original poster. A smaller one means you’ve participated in that thread. In this example, I started the thread, and  have participated:

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Uploading Photos in Xenforo

This is an improvement over vBulletin.  If you want to upload a file the old way by identifying it on your computer and uploading it from there you can, just click the “upload a file” button below the reply box.  We have other methods though: Dragging from your Computer You can simply drag a file

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10/10/2016 Outage

No, the migration hasn’t started.  I am still without power, and won’t start the migration until everything is up and running cleanly. The fact that THR chose to go down within 11 minutes of me planned upgrade was just coincidence.  I’m on my laptop using borrowed Wifi to try and diagnose the issue now.  I

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