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  2. SAVE THE DATE!

    Yellow and Black will be moved into read only mode on Monday, December 11, 2017. I'll advise the time closer to the date. During this time, I'll post notices on Twitter.
    Once migrated, the site will be available using a different URL.
    In the meantime, I'll post updates on this thread: Coming Soon - Y & B Makeover

Coming Soon - Y & B Makeover

Discussion in 'Site News and Information' started by Ned, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Ms Tantie

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    Possibly a handy tip for you, iT - I use the 'Home' button on my keyboard to jump to the top of the page.

    Boing!
    Ms Tantie.
    xox
     
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    It’s been right there all along

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    The new forum has a floating scroll bar that will allow you to find the post you’re looking for:

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    Oooh! Doh!

    I like to use the excuse that after the wonderful 4 days of the tiger-thon I was bleary eyed and never saw it, but that would not excuse the previous 5 or 6 years.
     
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    Couldn't see it through the tears of joy! :)
     
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    Another new feature in the new forum is the ability to paste a link to an article into a post and have the summary of the article appear. This is similar to how pasting a link into Facebook reacts.

    The other new feature is an automatic preview of your post will be shown to the right of your edit window. This will allow you to see what your post will look like before you hit the submit button.

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    I'm a member of another site called CompuServe. We just received notice this morning that all the forums are being closed. This has devastated many people, so I was wondering how difficult it is to move everything to a new server. I know nothing about how to do this, but it's happened here a few times when Ned has move stuff, and we don't seem to lose any threads and posts.
     
  8. Ned

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    It's relatively easy if you know what you're doing :)

    Are you interested in moving the site to another server?
     
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    I mentioned in an earlier post that I would be able to share advertising revenue with anyone who wished to publish original articles on the site. Setting this up is relatively simple:
    1. Advise me that you wish to write articles for the site
    2. I'll create your account on Wordpress
    3. You visit your profile and place your Google Adsense advertising code into the appropriate areas (see image below)
    4. You will then receive 75% of the advertising revenue for articles that you publish
    5. Easy, huh?
    6. If you don't want to gain income for your articles, don't complete the advertising code :)
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    Thought that I'd get a few of these out today - sorry for all the posts :)

    Once an article is published to Wordpress, it will also be posted in the forum. Any comments or replies to the Article viewed from both the Article or Forum post.

    Article in Wordpress:
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    I have only been there for a couple of years. It looks like that will happen, I think it was just a shock to read it. I gather the site has been around for a couple of decades :eek: It's hosted by AOL.
    I think one of the main concerns is being able to move all posts which date back to 2004 on this server. It's huge!
     
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    Ah yes - it would be a big job for sure! Wasn't aware at the time that it was THAT CompuServe :)
     
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    Yes, but not how it used to be I don't think.
     
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    Aaah , so that's how you do it !

    And here I was thinking my ruby slippers were on the blink.
     
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    I have agreed on a date for the transfer of the site to new software.

    SAVE THE DATE: Monday, December 11, 2017

    I will close the site at a time to be determined which will allow me to take a backup of the database, attachments, and avatars. I then need to upload this to the guy I've employed to perform the migration (way too hard for me to do this alone!). The site will still be available as read only while it's closed.

    Once all is in place on the new site, you will have access almost immediately with a different URL. Once you're there, you'll need to familiarise yourself with the new software (send a PM to @discobot who will assist you along the way). I've been working to get the colour scheme to my liking. You'll notice from some of the screenshots that I'm aiming for a light yellow background with black text. I'm going to use yellow highlights so as to preserve the Yellow and Black!
     
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    Why is there no RICHMOND on the Premiership Cup?
    The where we finished image.
     
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    Wasn’t on the image I found
     
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    What about one of the pictures of the premiership cup on its travels? :)
     
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    I'll really miss this current colour scheme - Y&B is one of the few websites I have to use that doesn't try to burn out what little is left of my retinas with a bright background and dark text. :(

    Mrrf.
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    Ned, really loving that newfound hyperlink 'Top' that you pointed out. :cool:
     
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