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THE EXTENSIONS ARE FIXED

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A new version of the software that runs this forum has been released. Today we went offline for several hours while I installed it.

Now we are back, but with no Styles, no Extensions, no BBCodes, not even a logo. But the board is a clean install, and there are no error messages, so it can only improve from here.

Thanks for understanding. :|
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Re: I TOLD YOU THIS WAS HAPPENING

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Now I will try to customize the board in the style to which you have become accustomed.
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When you use the board today, you may gain some appreciation for the amount of customization I have done over the years, because it's all gone but the smilies, bwahahaha.

And my butt is sore from the work I did this morning, so I'm on a break. I also have my Musical Asskicking class this morning (at home on Roku, the gyms are still closed), and a visit to my swim club, depending on the weather. So it will be some time before I can reinstall all the custom stuff, so, umm ... yeah.

Patience, grasshoppers. :blink: :thumbs:
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Thanks Foggy. Will this eventually fix the stuff that was broken?
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Re: I TOLD YOU THIS WAS HAPPENING

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I think so. I'm almost afraid to find out, but we'll know soon.

The first thing is the Media Embed extension, and then Advanced BBCodes.

I reckon I need a fingers-crossed smiley. :pray:
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Any chance we can eventually get 'unread posts' back too?
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Unread posts is a link on "Quick Links" at the top of every page on the forum. :-D
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So I enabled the Media Embed extension and it broke the board. That's an official phpBB extension, and it means none of my extensions are going to work. I'm going to have to ask for support from the phpBB support team.

More will be revealed. At least the board is usable for today. :roll:
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I have asked Support for help. Now I just have to wait. They're usually pretty responsive, considering it's an all volunteer force. :|
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Foggy wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:06 am Unread posts is a link on "Quick Links" at the top of every page on the forum. :-D
Yeah, but we used to be able to click on ...ummmm......active topics maybe? and get just the unread ones.
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Foggy wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:12 am Patience, grasshoppers. :blink: :thumbs:
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I'll just be over here, devouring the year's crops. :thumbs:
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Foggy wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:33 am So I enabled the Media Embed extension and it broke the board. :snippity:
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Sugar Magnolia wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:51 am
Yeah, but we used to be able to click on ...ummmm......active topics maybe? and get just the unread ones.
Those are custom and have to be added back in manually after a board reinstall.
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Reality Check wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:04 am
Sugar Magnolia wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:51 am
Yeah, but we used to be able to click on ...ummmm......active topics maybe? and get just the unread ones.
Those are custom and have to be added back in manually after a board reinstall.
That's why I asked about "eventually" getting them back.
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Yes, and eventually I will add those back.

The serious problem is the extensions, like Media Embed and Board Announcements and Advanced BBCodes. I haven't been able to get them to work properly for quite a while now, but this time I am determined to find out what the problem is and get some help with fixing it.

I don't want to do the other customizations like the Active Topics link until I fix the extensions, because fixing the extensions might mean overwriting the other customizations, and I'd prefer to only have to do those once.

Likewise, I'm not going to install all the cool board styles until I can get the extensions working.

So I'm waiting for tech support. On the bright (which really means dark) side, it's a gloomy, cloudy day here, so I won't take two hours to go to my swim club. I'll sit here and monitor the phpBB support forum until I hopefully get an answer.
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I have never, ever had a button that says “Quick links” only “active topics.”
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realist wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:04 am I have never, ever had a button that says “Quick links” only “active topics.”
It’s the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner on my board style.
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Yeah, and the three horizontal lines are usually called "the hamburger". :lol:

But the hamburger is the shortcut for a menu when they don't have room to put the whole menu where it could be visible. :thumbs:

I'm getting some people at phpBB support to look at it. Maybe they'll come up with a solution. They told me to show them my error log.

Do you know how many different error logs there are on a hosted website? :shock:

But I think I might be making some progress.
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Foggy wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:00 pm Yeah, and the three horizontal lines are usually called "the hamburger". :lol:

But the hamburger is the shortcut for a menu when they don't have room to put the whole menu where it could be visible. :thumbs:
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I was on my iPhone when I replied. On my PC quick links appears beside the hamburger. Well I learned something new today. I like my hamburger with mayo and ketchup please. :-D
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Reality Check wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Foggy wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:00 pm Yeah, and the three horizontal lines are usually called "the hamburger". :lol:

But the hamburger is the shortcut for a menu when they don't have room to put the whole menu where it could be visible. :thumbs:
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I was on my iPhone when I replied. On my PC quick links appears beside the hamburger. Well I learned something new today. I like my hamburger with mayo and ketchup please. :-D
And (remembering from the last time we went through a total reset), clicking the little triangle in the lower right corner of a posting takes you back up to the top of the page. So to get to “active topics” it takes three clicks: 1-Lower right corner of a post to go to the top of the page, 2-Hamburger in the upper left corner to expose a drop-down menu, and 3-click “active topics” from the menu.
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Somerset wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:21 pm
Reality Check wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Foggy wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:00 pm Yeah, and the three horizontal lines are usually called "the hamburger". :lol:

But the hamburger is the shortcut for a menu when they don't have room to put the whole menu where it could be visible. :thumbs:
:snippity:
I was on my iPhone when I replied. On my PC quick links appears beside the hamburger. Well I learned something new today. I like my hamburger with mayo and ketchup please. :-D
And (remembering from the last time we went through a total reset), clicking the little triangle in the lower right corner of a posting takes you back up to the top of the page. So to get to “active topics” it takes three clicks: 1-Lower right corner of a post to go to the top of the page, 2-Hamburger in the upper left corner to expose a drop-down menu, and 3-click “active topics” from the menu.
And now the "Active Topics" link has been restored to the bottom of the pages :dance:

Thank you so much Foggy!!!

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Oh, hey, Smilies have been restored too!!

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Seriously, thanks for doing this Foggy. It's much appreciated.
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Yay for the active topics!
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Do we have Styles back?
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Not yet, still working on fixing the extensions.
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