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  1. raaowdot

    raaowdot Administrator Staff Member

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    We're very excited to welcome you to the new and improved Guiders Forum.

    We are still in the early stages of adding the features back into the forum so please bear with us, however we've reactivated the forum so you can get back on here and start chatting again.

    I'll be adding separate posts to help explain some of the current and future features. It's very similar to our old software so it shouldn't be too difficult to find everything.

    I'll just point out some of the things you may notice. Firstly your account has been moved over and your password will be the same. We've also moved over the 900,000 posts. Some avatar's didn't make it and they are more detailed than before so you may like to update that first by going to your account.

    One major improvements are the ability to use the website on a mobile or tablet. Those who used Tapatalk or ForumRunner could you please give the site a go in this state and let me know what you think. We maybe able to add those functions back in but I'm hoping it won't be necessary.

    Bit of a technical item but you may notice the whole site is now encrypted and the url will show with a lock symbol. It just means the sites that bit more secure.

    Downloads have not transferred unfortunately but this gives us a chance to update a refresh the content. You'll find the section under Resources and when you add an upload a thread will be automatically added to the appropriate forum section.

    Old Resources will be found on our backup site at archive.guiders.co.uk

    Guiderplus blogs are also another feature which we're currently working on restoring together with some new features for subscribers.

    Hope you all like the new look. :)

    Mike & Lisa
     
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  2. fenris

    fenris fenris GuiderPlus

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    Looking good so far . . .
     
  3. Little

    Little Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Great upgrade guys!!!!

    Thanks for doing this =D guiders is such an amazing resource =D
     
  4. blue_dreamer

    blue_dreamer Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Oooh, liking this!
     
  5. elenopa

    elenopa Brownie Guider

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    What is the file size limit for resources? I've just tried to upload a challenge file and it's too big.
     
  6. raaowdot

    raaowdot Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm so glad you all like it.

    The maximum was 2mb but I've just increased it to 10mb so it should be okay now.
     
  7. elenopa

    elenopa Brownie Guider

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    Thank you.

    EDIT: It's still not uploading the file because it says it is too big for the servers to process. I did get further than last time though. This is with a 5.61mb file.
     
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    sandra 100 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    how do I add my avatar picture I had one before
    and where have notifications gone I need to reply to one I received the other day
     
  9. raaowdot

    raaowdot Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll look into the upload issue. I think it's a setting on the server rather than the software.

    Changing your Avatar - I've created a help page to explain how
     
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  10. raaowdot

    raaowdot Administrator Staff Member

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    sandra 100 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    thank you
     
  12. Ezrekia

    Ezrekia Veteran (100+ posts) GuiderPlus

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    I haven't been able to get the forum to work on Tapatalk since the upgrade. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but no joy :(
     
  13. raaowdot

    raaowdot Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi. Tapatalk isn't installed on the new forum as it more mobile friendly. We were also finding the constant reminders from Tapatalk and ForumRunner for people viewing on tablets and mobile that weren't using it that it was annoying.

    Could you try using the website without it and let me know what you think?
     
  14. Brown Owl22

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    The old site won't let me log in to download any resources.
     
  15. raaowdot

    raaowdot Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi. Just to let you know I'm working on the following issues:
    1. New forum isn't sending any emails - this is effecting new registrations and Forgotten Password emails. I've found the problem on the server (which was effecting the old one too) and I'm chasing as solution asap. Hopefully either the server people or I can find a fix quickly and I'll let you know. You'll probably get a ton of emails when it starts to work and the Mail Queue is fill up!
    2. Archive forum permissions - currently users cannot download resources. This is just a case of finding the needle in the haystack of permission settings but I'm narrowing it down as I type! - FIXED
    Sorry about this. Working on it as fast as possible (with interruptions from a 5 yr old :rolleyes:)
     
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  16. littlerainbow

    littlerainbow Rainbow Leader

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    Ooo, shiny new forum. Need have a wee shifty round....
     
  17. raaowdot

    raaowdot Administrator Staff Member

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    I've now fixed the permissions issue on the archive resources. :D
     
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    Lilybex Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Is there anyway to get it back on Tapatalk? It's a lot easier on the phone than the website
     
  19. Ezrekia

    Ezrekia Veteran (100+ posts) GuiderPlus

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    I've persevered with using it in my tablet's browser, but I agree that I still prefer Tapatalk.
     
  20. raaowdot

    raaowdot Administrator Staff Member

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    okay no problem. I'll have a look into it. I've noticed a few forums with our software have the Tapatalk button on the top when viewed on a phone.
     

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