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Discussion in 'Suggestions, Feedback and Announcements' started by Chief, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Chief

    Chief Admin

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    Some time this week BigFooty will be taken off line for a day or two.

    When we return we will be running new Xenforo software, just like BigSoccer.com:

    http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/

    If you need to keep up with friends while we're off line please PM them and get email or phone numbers.

    The final theme has yet to be finalised, so don't get too worried about colours and styles yet.

    The BigSoccer guys have made a user guide for the new system which you might like to check out. It will answer just about all of your questions:

    http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/BS-User-Guide.pdf

    Why change?

    Generally Xen may not have the number of features and plugins that VB has, but it is lighter on the servers and we feel it is more user friendly with built-in features such as "Like" for posts, better alerts when people quote your posts or mention your user name, better Private Messaging and so on.

    How will I survive??

    During the migration you can email us at support@bigfooty.com

    Or post on BigFootyNews.com:

    http://www.bigfootynews.com/2012/06/bigfooty-update/

    Or post to Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/bigfooty

    Or Twitter:

    http://www.twitter.com/bigfootynews
     

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  2. Quivorir

    Quivorir .

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    Will be the worst 2 days of my life.

    My work will notice a significant increase in actual work though..



    Very nice.
     
  3. iDon

    iDon Moderator

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    Can't wait.
     
  4. Old Skool

    Old Skool Suspended

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    I don't care as long as you keep sending the cheques.
     
  5. LadyPants

    LadyPants Cancelled

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    Will all the forum urls be the same?

    I like that we will be able to like posts and hopefully less server overloads.
     
  6. Chief

    Chief Admin

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    The URLs will change, but the old links will redirect to the proper threads and posts.
     
  7. Gibbsy

    Gibbsy Moderator

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    Will this signal the demise of Tapatalk? I like the change, it's just that I'm so used to the theme that it might take a bit of getting used to. However, it's great to see BF moving into the new era with liking posts, quote notifications (and hopefully mentions too) etc. Should be good.
     
  8. grizzlym

    grizzlym Admin

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    It's all good. We've been having a paddle around, and while stuff changes, it's still got the Big Footy feel.
     
  9. Cory

    Cory Brownlow Medallist

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    The theme on Big soccer is great can't wait for the update.
     
  10. Chief

    Chief Admin

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    Tapatalk works with Xen anyway.
     
  11. mojito

    mojito misfortune comes in threes...

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    Isn't there a built in mobile interface with this?
     

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  12. Dan

    Dan Premium Good Bloke

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    I don't like change....
     
  13. Gibbsy

    Gibbsy Moderator

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    Thanks DanRoo
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Premium Good Bloke

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    Touché
     
  15. Eth

    Eth Parle à ma main

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    Liking the sounds of those new features.

    Looks good to me. :thumbsu:
     
  16. Cruyff14

    Cruyff14 Hall of Famer

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    Not sure how liking posts will go...
     
  17. mojito

    mojito misfortune comes in threes...

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    If it's anything like what it is on the other site, it's pretty non-obtrusive.
     
  18. King Elvis

    King Elvis Hall of Famer

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    Chooks will appreciate it.
     
  19. HBK619

    HBK619 Premium Platinum

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    Interesting to see how it all washes over.

    The ability to 'Like' a post can go one way or the other, but at least it's there. There's definitely needed to be the ability to reward a good post with more than just '^this'.

    Not a huge fan of the stuff on the right side of the BigSoccer forum page, but I guess it helps to keep all the relevant info right there.

    And if it helps to stop the server overload when Carlton lose. I'm all for it.:thumbsu::D
     
  20. Dan

    Dan Premium Good Bloke

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    Player Sponsor badges, content in inbox, posting history.....will all that remain intact once the change is done?
     
  21. The Prosecutor

    The Prosecutor Norm Smith Medallist

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    Write in time for my exam period, beautiful. :thumbsu:

    My WAM thanks you.
     
  22. Quinz

    Quinz The King of Kalgoorlie

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    Chief
    Team: Carlton

    Port 99 d Carlton 45

    Surely just a coincidence :D
    Although maybe a good week for it...
     
  23. DTRAIN87

    DTRAIN87 Cancelled

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    Wam is redundant.
     
  24. Quivorir

    Quivorir .

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    Are we gonna have a vote on a new theme? Or you and the mods making the call?
     
  25. giantroo

    giantroo Bleeding Blue and White

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    Like the new features and still has that bf feel. Can't wait to see the change. Change is good!! Get used to it!
     
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