Downtime and Forum Migration!

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cpitt
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Downtime and Forum Migration!

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The LDSTech forum will experience some scheduled downtime today as the LDSTech team migrates from vBulletin to phpBB. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you'd like to learn more about phpBB feel free to visit https://www.phpbb.com/about/.

-The LDSTech Team
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Re: Downtime and Forum Migration!

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Looks like the migration went well. Feel free to post in this thread anything that does not work as well as it should.
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Re: Downtime and Forum Migration!

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I monitored new posts on the old board using the RSS feed and Google Reader. I don't see a feed for the new board. While I read that phpBB doesn't support RSS directly, it can do an ATOM-formatted feed, which should work. Maybe it's not turned on? If so, is this by intent or by accident? And, if it is on, can someone point out the URL?

Thanks.
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Re: Downtime and Forum Migration!

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bdayley wrote:I monitored new posts on the old board using the RSS feed and Google Reader. I don't see a feed for the new board. While I read that phpBB doesn't support RSS directly, it can do an ATOM-formatted feed, which should work. Maybe it's not turned on? If so, is this by intent or by accident? And, if it is on, can someone point out the URL?

Thanks.
bdayley, Atom feeds are enabled, but there are no links to said feeds in the template. I'm opening a ticket to include feed links in the template. In the mean time you can access a Topic specific feeds by changing the word viewtopic.php to feed.php in the url of any topic (ie the feed for this top is https://tech.lds.org/forum/feed.php?f=4&t=14445). If you want a feed for the forum as a whole or any sub-forums you can add the url of the forum or the sub-forum to your feed reader.

To find out more about phpBB atom feeds feel free to read this article on them.
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Re: Downtime and Forum Migration!

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Congratulations!
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Re: Downtime and Forum Migration!

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Service with a smile.... any kind of notice would be nice... it'd feel more like an actual community
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Re: Downtime and Forum Migration!

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JohnShaw wrote:Service with a smile.... any kind of notice would be nice... it'd feel more like an actual community
I apologize that is my fault.
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Re: Downtime and Forum Migration!

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On the main page I used to be able to collapse the categories of forums. I had "what's new" and "community discussions" collapsed (the first two groups) so that "church technologies" was the first open group because that's what I use most of the time. I looked through all the "user control panel" settings and didn't see anything that would control the main page.

Also, in the control panel > board preferences > edit global settings, the only choice for language is "british english" so I'm getting "font colour" instead of my preferred "font color".
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Re: Downtime and Forum Migration!

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sasgrw wrote:On the main page I used to be able to collapse the categories of forums. I had "what's new" and "community discussions" collapsed (the first two groups) so that "church technologies" was the first open group because that's what I use most of the time. I looked through all the "user control panel" settings and didn't see anything that would control the main page.
One option if you are using FireFox is to use a GreaseMonkey script to modify the page. I have one that I just wrote that does this. I would attach it, but I don't see how. If you are interested in the script you can PM me and I'll send it to you.
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Re: Downtime and Forum Migration!

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JonesRK wrote:One option if you are using FireFox is to use a GreaseMonkey script to modify the page. I have one that I just wrote that does this. I would attach it, but I don't see how. If you are interested in the script you can PM me and I'll send it to you.
I appreciate the offer but I'm hoping the functionality we had before can be restored. I just wanted to point out a feature that was missing after the 'upgrade'.
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