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Post by Ferefire » 12 May 2020, 11:39

We're pleased to report that the conversion has occured with minimal issues and we're now back up!

Please make sure to report any issues in this topic - we anticipate there to be a few bugs/issues to sort out over the next couple of days as we gradually iron out this new board system.

Otherwise, welcome everyone to the new boards! Feel free to log in using your old account! We're using a new skin called LightAL - however BlueAL, DarkAL and DustyAL have also all been ported over - so feel free to change your theme as you see fit (you can change your theme by scrolling down to the bottom and selecting the box on the bottom left). Note, if you want the theme to extend all the way across the page to take up the full width, then you can change your settings via User CP to enable this via User CP -> Board Settings -> Display Settings -> Use Maximum Width "Yes".

Please note that as part of this conversion, all PMs are removed, friend lists are reset, and any topics over a year unreplied to are removed. You can recover anything lost via the archives at https://archive.animeleague.net - simply log in to your old account there to retrieve whatever you need :)

AL Points have meanwhile been ported over, BUT ranks have not been. To reclaim the points from your old rank so you can reacquire, please read this topic HERE.

Reported Issues - Status

- Please report any issues here.
- Notifications for new friends are currently broken - fixing
- When viewing someone's status it doesn't auto-load all the comments - fixing

What's the major improvements?

- Fully Mobile Friendly/Compatible Styles (this is the major one and critical to AL's long-term future)
- BlueAL, DarkAL, DustyMomentum (Now DustyAL) have been massively bought up to date, as well as a brand new theme - LightAL that will serve as the new default for newcomers. This style feels clean and should make things a lot more inviting.
- The new boards will be much faster to use/load
- A simplified userprofile system, that is easier to use and feels friendlier with fb style cover images etc
- The AL Profile acts more like a fb wall, where statuses you post will show on the main forum index page alongside the most recent posts.
- Massively simplified header with a lot less links, making everything friendlier and simplier to understand for newcomers
- More configurable forum experience. Via your user CP you can change the look/feel better such as extend the width to full screen or not on HD displays etc
- Enhanched Privacy data/enhanched log-ins. You can also set your profile to remember devices, so you don't need to remember passwords etc
- The ability to like posts, woo!
- A more powerful/useful notifications system
- AL Twitch will replace the radio shoutcast system. This will be fully integrated with our website and chatroom
- Arrowchat is upgraded from the old version 2 to version 3. This makes it more mobile friendly.

What is going or being replaced?

As part of this upgrade, we are aiming to trim the fat off of this site and remove what is rarely used. That means the following are going or being replaced as they become obselete -

- Arcade and Triple Triad - We have decided that this is unnecessary extra fluff and rarely used. Also, with AL Live, we will be hosting regular games via jackbox etc that'll involve everyone better.
- AL Radio - Rendered obsolete by a twitch/chatroom intergration that will occur.
- Social Groups - Replaced with usergroups/clans. There is no need for a seperate system to clans.
- Blogs - There is no need for this when we have the AL Journals forum.
- User Statuses - There is no need for this when you can update your status on your own profile, facebook style.
- Music on profile - This is rarely used
- Moods - Again rarely used, and we feel that your profile/activity status does this better
- Calendar - This is rarely used

What is being changed or reset?

Again, with the new system, some things are changed as we seek to simplify -

- A brand new guidebook
- However, shop items will go, as will the shop itself. We feel that the AL Shop is often confused for an actual shop. Instead you will be able to spend your AL Points on upgrading your member level. The default will be Standard Member, with Advanced Member, Elite Member & VIP Members being the other three levels charged at 5,000 ALP, 20,000 ALP and 50,000 ALP respectively. Each membership level will give additional priviledges and rank bar options.
- Rank Bars will mostly stay the same but will be updated.
- Awards will be reset, but the number of awards you earned beforehand will be saved on your profile. We will also add a hall of fame for awards in general.

We hope this makes sense, and if anyone has any questions then don't hesitate to ask! Less than a week to go, get ready for what will be our biggest upgrade in ten years! WOO! :dance:
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Post by RedHat » 12 May 2020, 11:46

Hopefully people will like the new forum, we've done a lot of work on this :)

I know a few bits are broken, if you need help then please let me know here :D

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Post by Beerkeg » 12 May 2020, 11:52

Quick Links - > My AL Points
Redirects to test site

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Post by GraceMellody » 12 May 2020, 11:54

Beerkeg wrote:
12 May 2020, 11:52
Quick Links - > My AL Points
Redirects to test site
We're working on that ^^

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Post by RedHat » 12 May 2020, 11:57

What I'm working on (doesn't need reporting):

- Notication settings weren't copied over (PM emails and such). I'm working on the fix now, shouldn't take too long.

- Search indexes don't work (search results will miss posts when searching for stuff). I'm redoing the index now, it'll be about 30 minutes before that one is fixed.

- Rank bars have been added to some user accounts where they shouldn't have been. We're working on that too.

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Post by RedHat » 12 May 2020, 12:05

Also, signatures for a lot of users are broken. Pending signature purge, I'm afraid you'll have to make the signatures again.

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Post by Beerkeg » 12 May 2020, 12:16

Spoiler Show/Hide button text is too light to read on dark themes.

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Post by GraceMellody » 12 May 2020, 12:29

Beerkeg wrote:
12 May 2020, 12:16
Spoiler Show/Hide button text is too light to read on dark themes.
It's also too light on BlueAL

When editing your profile, filling in more than 3/4 boxes at once causes an error that the value is too high.

Facebook & YouTube boxes do not accept links, which is necessary when there are multiple accounts with the same name :P

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Post by GraceMellody » 12 May 2020, 12:31

Image

Okay scratch that I went off and came back on and every field removed itself other than movie (for some reason)

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Post by Beerkeg » 12 May 2020, 13:00

GraceMellody wrote:
12 May 2020, 12:31
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Okay scratch that I went off and came back on and every field removed itself other than movie (for some reason)

In that picture, Status is missing an "n" in "Unknown"

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Post by GraceMellody » 12 May 2020, 13:03

Beerkeg wrote:
12 May 2020, 13:00
GraceMellody wrote:
12 May 2020, 12:31
Image

Okay scratch that I went off and came back on and every field removed itself other than movie (for some reason)

In that picture, Status is missing an "n" in "Unknown"
Yeah there's also no "in a relationship" option LOL, it's either single, engaged, married, it's complicated or an open relationship XD
But i'm not quite sure how to add or change options to it

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Post by GraceMellody » 12 May 2020, 13:11

Also can we have moderator tools at the top of pages, not just the bottom?

And breadcrumps at the bottom of threads please ;)

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Post by RedHat » 12 May 2020, 13:48

Currently, notifications for new friend requests aren't sending. I'm hunting down that problem.

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Post by Expendable » 12 May 2020, 15:38

Thanks for removing the pro silver style.

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Post by Lolin » 12 May 2020, 16:29

search engine bots are listed in the "Who's Online" section

they weren't in the previous forum unless you clicked the full view

no idea if you want that or not

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