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There's some fellows - I shouldn't say nothing because I made some of those jive records, too - but they should have at least two meanings to what their song is. There is going to be little children hearing those songs, you know - Tampa Red, quoted in the liner notes to Don't Jive Me

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Offline Slack

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Website Software Upgrade
« on: January 05, 2006, 07:52:11 AM »
Just to give Y'all a heads up.?

Sometime whithin the next few days I'm going to upgrade the Content Management (our "front end") part of the website and so the site may be down for a period of time while I do this.

So bookmark the Weenie Juke links so you'll have something soothing to listen too.? :)

Thanks,
slack
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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2006, 10:39:19 AM »
The site has been upgraded from Mambo 4.5.2.3 to Joomla! 1.05  (gotta love these names)

Please keep your eyes peeled for errors.

Thanks!
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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006, 08:52:32 PM »
Hi All,

I've upgraded the Forum software to the latest version and have taken the liberty to update the sites templates in an attempt to make the site brighter, lighter, cleaner and easier to read. 

There are a few formatting problems here and there which I'll catch as catch can.

Thanks for your Patience and hope the new look appeals to you.

Cheers,
slack

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2006, 09:13:22 PM »
Slack,

Thanks for all the hard work.  And, the Weenie Campbell flyswatter is without a doubt the finest flyswatter I've ever owned...
 :D
--
Eric

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2006, 05:22:33 AM »
it's truely awesome slack, WC rules

Offline Slack

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2006, 06:55:31 AM »
Thanks guys -- there are a few problems - but I've got the weekend coming up! ;)

One problem, that must wait for a software revision, is with email notifications.  The notification only gives a partial url instead of a full link back to the new topic or new reply posted.

Another problem is with the templates --- it looks like there is a mix of old and new templates, a bit ugly for now - but will get that straightened out.


Cheers,
slack
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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2006, 10:58:33 AM »
Slack, looks great, cleaner and possibly quicker too.

One problem I've had is that using the Quote button to reply to a message isn't working. It just takes me back to the main forum page.

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2006, 12:00:38 PM »
Thanks UB, it seems a little quicker to me too - those boys do good work.

You are right about the quote - I'll check it out - thanks.

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2006, 01:29:58 PM »
John:

I do seem to like the other (old) font better, it's "darker" somehow. But I do agree that the Forum is faster.

Some of the font size (ie. WeenieCampbell.com > The Unwound Third > Site Anouncements etc.) is now blury and almost too small to read. And I just got new glasses today!

But I love you still,
Alex
« Last Edit: January 13, 2006, 01:34:33 PM by Pyrochlore »

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2006, 01:48:33 PM »
Alex,

I'm not beyond tweaking it --- part of the purpose of the makeover is to make it easier to read and to prepare for your old age... which looks like is rapidly approaching.   :P

I'll see what I can do to make the text darker on already posted messages and to make the link line a little bigger.

cheers,
slack

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2006, 02:16:37 PM »
Young whipper-snapper.

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2006, 06:57:24 PM »
Looks Good, John D.

I've noticed that the topics don't automatically get removed from the "unread messages" list when I back button to it, which means, I guess, it doesn't reload like it used to. (Safari in Mac OSX) Perhaps nothing is reloading like it used to, 'cause I think the Home page still showed I had messages when I back butttoned from my messages.

All for now.
John C.
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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2006, 07:10:01 PM »
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I've noticed that the topics don't automatically get removed from the "unread messages" list when I back button to it, which means, I guess, it doesn't reload like it used to. (Safari in Mac OSX) Perhaps nothing is reloading like it used to, 'cause I think the Home page still showed I had messages when I back butttoned from my messages.

Hi Wax,

Yes, that is correct --- you'll have to keep track manually ;)  the upside of this -- is that after you post a reply and then back button -- you don't get the warning that someone (namely you) has posted to the thread. 

Some more tweaks to do -- but I like it too!

You back in CA? or still in PA!

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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2006, 07:21:32 PM »
Still in NJ actually, near Philly, for about 2 more weeks. Cleaning out the folks basement and trying to ease my Dad into some tough life decisions. Both of which are pretty emotional activities. Not to much opportunity to get online, as I have to drive down to the town library. Fortunately I can get on their Wyfi from the parking lot after their closed.-G-

Actually, the reason the Home page said I still had a message was because I had just received another. Reloaded fine after I replied.

Dinner with Ari on Wednesday and getting together with Ari and onewent next Sat. Will definitely be some McTell bein' played.-G-

All for now.
John C.
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Re: Website Software Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2006, 07:28:12 PM »
If you hit the back button, then refresh/reload, the read topics do disappear.

Wax, I was thinking of you watching TV tonight. Just finished viewing the Wilds Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Very enjoyable film. About a San Fran dude taking care of a flock of 'wild' parrots.

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