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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.
 

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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.
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.

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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?
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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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!
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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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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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. :(

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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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agreed.

while it is still here, let me compliment our soon-to-be-gone colour scheme as my favourite forum colour scheme EVER!

it is actually soothing to my eyes.

not to detract from your hard work to destroy it of course, @Ned :p
 

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Its a Premiership winning colour scheme!
I'm already superstitious for next season.....
 

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Ned is going to keep us up to date on Twitter.

Since I don't use Twitter can some one send the occasional raven to let me know when we are back on line thanks
 

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Here are some more new forum "teasers" which I hope you'll like:

At the top of the homepage, you can choose to see the latest posts (default), New posts, Top Posts, Categories, or your Bookmarks (yes, you can bookmark topics that you want to keep track of). You can also start a New Topic (see button on the right of the screenshot).

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On all new topics, you'll see the stats for that topic including the main posters in that topic and how many times have posted. The drop-down arrow on the right will show every person who has posted in the topic with their number of posts.

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Ned is going to keep us up to date on Twitter.

Since I don't use Twitter can some one send the occasional raven to let me know when we are back on line thanks
You don't need to own a Twitter account to view updates. Just go to twitter.com/yellow_n_black and you'll be able to read the updates :)