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News and Important Stuff => Announcements => Topic started by: JJames19119 on December 18, 2009, 04:04:23 AM

Title: New Hosting
Post by: JJames19119 on December 18, 2009, 04:04:23 AM
The forum is under a new webhost now, due to the old one having it's days routinely numbered. The forum is now accessed via http://72dpiarmy.supersanctuary.net/

If I can contact Two52, then I will try to work with him to get the entire Super Mario War project carried over here as well. This includes a new website, new hosting, everything. Maybe this will give the game a much needed boost to embark on it's glorious journey to 1.8 final.

I know I will never be as great a man as Florian was, but I can at least hope to continue on some parts of his legend, these forums being one of them.

Looking on the bright side, this means we have much greater control over the forums now. I took the liberty to update phpBB to 3.0.6, and the admins will notice some changes right away in the admin panel. This also means anyone is free to suggest any mods to install into the forum and the staff can discuss on whether or not it's worth doing so. If so, I'll happily take the time to install it and [s:24kf6gzp]hopelessly break the forum forever in doing so[/s:24kf6gzp] implement it with complete perfection.

As a note though, there might still be some losses here and there. The backup is very recent, but certain staff members who decided to post after I locked the forum down (myself included) will find a few posts missing. No big loss here. The biggest loss is probably the avatars. I was unable to grab all of them and thought it'd be simpler if everyone simply reuploaded. A few of the smilies are gone too, although I caught most of the custom ones. The rank images all survived the move. There might still be bugs here and there, however, so do report any brokenness here.

That said, welcome to your new home, boards, and welcome to your old home, members.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Zadrave on December 18, 2009, 02:54:06 PM
R.I.P Florian, the awesome creator of SMWar.

How about we get some new forum skins for a start?
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: JJames19119 on December 18, 2009, 04:24:58 PM
How's the new one JM made then
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Zadrave on December 18, 2009, 05:02:48 PM
Quote from: "JJames19119"
How's the new one JM made then
Sexy. Although, the title didn't change, and when I go into a subforum, it doesn't change either.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Felix-The-Ghost on December 18, 2009, 11:45:58 PM
Dang. I can't use the search feature to find my old avatar.
(Search is dead)
Also where can I get information on Florian
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: JJames19119 on December 19, 2009, 03:40:24 AM
Quote from: "Felix-The-Ghost"
(Search is dead)

Doesn't appear dead to me.

Quote from: "Zadrave"
Sexy. Although, the title didn't change, and when I go into a subforum, it doesn't change either.

You'll have to ask JM about it, since I don't know how he coded it. He should be able to edit it through the admin panel now that I've upped it though.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: MrMister on December 19, 2009, 07:41:04 AM
4 things...

1) JJames I'm sure you will be a great host.
2) Hopefully someone finds a way to redirect the link to the forums on 72dpiarmy.com to here.
3) Do not install any phpBB mods unless they are absolutely necessary, I like the simplicty.
4) Everyone who wants their old avatars just go to the "old" forum link and "save image as" from your profile and re-upload here.

Nice to see that 72dpiarmy will keep going!
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Zadrave on December 19, 2009, 11:18:02 AM
1) Yes.
2) Please.
3) I guess so, but I want some nice changes. Maybe just keep it to a minimum.
4) Too lazy, so I made a broken image avatar.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: JM Dragon on December 19, 2009, 03:23:22 PM
Quote from: "JJames19119"
Quote from: "Felix-The-Ghost"
(Search is dead)

Doesn't appear dead to me.

Quote from: "Zadrave"
Sexy. Although, the title didn't change, and when I go into a subforum, it doesn't change either.

You'll have to ask JM about it, since I don't know how he coded it. He should be able to edit it through the admin panel now that I've upped it though.
That will take FTP access, because I would need to copy/ paste the logo from one imageset to the new one. After that, I should be able to change it from the ACP.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: JJames19119 on December 19, 2009, 04:55:04 PM
Quote from: "Big JM"
That will take FTP access, because I would need to copy/ paste the logo from one imageset to the new one. After that, I should be able to change it from the ACP.

...then why didn't you put it in the imageset when you made it

Really, what the hell :

Edit: Okay, upped the logos. I'll up anything you guys want to add to the forum but if you're gonna give me an entire style package or something, make sure it has all the required files BEFORE you give it to me :
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Felix-The-Ghost on December 19, 2009, 06:37:42 PM
Quote from: "Mr Mister"
4 things...

1) JJames I'm sure you will be a great host.
2) Hopefully someone finds a way to redirect the link to the forums on 72dpiarmy.com to here.
3) Do not install any phpBB mods unless they are absolutely necessary, I like the simplicty.
4) Everyone who wants their old avatars just go to the "old" forum link and "save image as" from your profile and re-upload here.

Nice to see that 72dpiarmy will keep going!

I can't get to my old profile because the board is locked and not in read-only mode except for maybe staff.
Edit: I'll just use my GamerAmmo av...but I still can't get into the old server.

Also JJ, yesterday the search kept saying to try again later and that I couldn't do it yet. Works now I guess.

And can we update the banner so it has transparency instead of the bounding box?
Edit: Oh I see, the new forum server can't handle .png files...

>>Me tries to upload url of(http://http://gamerammo.phpbbpower.com/download/file.php?avatar=56_1224384186.png)
Quote
This file cannot be displayed because the extension php is not allowed.
The upload was rejected because the uploaded file was identified as a possible attack vector.
Paranoia.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: JJames19119 on December 19, 2009, 07:02:06 PM
The logo appearing to have lost it's transparency is due in part to subsilver2 being updated in a phpBB2 upgrade and changing the upper table's background, so old logos no longer work with it.

I'm no graphic designer, it's up to you guys to provide me with the images needed to restore/improve the forum. I'm just giving you the option now since you never had it before.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Felix-The-Ghost on December 19, 2009, 07:05:18 PM
Working on it.
Also, please look at my post again--I updated it a few times before I thought you posted.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: JJames19119 on December 19, 2009, 07:08:20 PM
Uhm...

You do realize the server is trying to grab file.php on your site, right? This is because that php file simply grabs your PNG file and displays it to a browser as if it were just the image. Servers don't see it like that, because that type of trickery doesn't work on them like it does on browser clients.

Do learn a bit more about mime types before assuming it's the server's fault.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Felix-The-Ghost on December 19, 2009, 07:15:28 PM
mimes.
Yeah I didn't notice there was a "php" in the url. Anyway I seem to remember that working on other forums.

(http://http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/7321/72dpiarmywinter.png)
Try that.

Also, why does it keep saying that Ultra has the last post? I guess its ignoring posts in announcements and stickied topics?
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Ultra_Mario on December 19, 2009, 07:28:13 PM
Quote from: "Felix-The-Ghost"
Also, why does it keep saying that Ultra has the last post? I guess its ignoring posts in announcements and stickied topics?
I'm EVERYONE and EVERYTHING...
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Zadrave on December 20, 2009, 10:38:49 PM
Not much you can do about it, but I hate the new emoticons. They look weird with chins. >:
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: MC Jimmy on December 20, 2009, 10:42:41 PM
Quote from: "Zadrave"
Not much you can do about it, but I hate the new emoticons. They look weird with chins. >:
I literally just said "all of these similes are gay and have fucked up triangular chins" and then clicked this topic. :lol:
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: JJames19119 on December 21, 2009, 02:36:20 AM
I think they came new with phpBB 3.0.6? I certainly don't remember them...

May explain why they broke on the server move.

I can replace the smilies. For the smoothest move, zip up a set of smilies with the same exact file names as the ones here have and post them. Otherwise not much may get done :V
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Articuno X on December 21, 2009, 11:20:26 AM
So with Florian dead, what's going to happen to Super Mario War?
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: KingPepe on December 21, 2009, 11:51:37 AM
It's still going to be worked on since Two52 is around.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: JJames19119 on December 21, 2009, 09:11:50 PM
Quote from: "KingPepe"
It's still going to be worked on since Two52 is around.

This is what I want to say but I haven't been able to contact him.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Felix-The-Ghost on December 22, 2009, 09:46:01 PM
I sorta doubt Two52 really cares about us.  :P
I wonder if he knows what happened to Flo?  :?
Anyway I haven't heard from him in a while.  :|

Also, if you guys really hate the smilies... (http://http://www.vbulletinsmileys.com/phpbb-smiley-pack/)
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Ultra_Mario on December 22, 2009, 10:59:03 PM
why do you guys hate the new smilies?

i LOVE the new smilies, chins FTW!
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: MrMister on December 23, 2009, 02:15:01 AM
Quote from: "Ultra_Mario"
why do you guys hate the new smilies?

i LOVE the new smilies, chins FTW!
I agree with this.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: JJames19119 on December 23, 2009, 03:30:36 AM
It's hard to tell if Ultra is ever being serious or not.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Rockerfrick on December 23, 2009, 04:21:25 AM
Quote from: "Felix-The-Ghost"
Also, if you guys really hate the smilies...

The new smilies makes me wanna scratch my own chin....
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Ultra_Mario on December 23, 2009, 12:40:52 PM
Quote from: "JJames19119"
It's hard to tell if Ultra is ever being serious or not.
(http://http://i45.tinypic.com/2r70nc2.jpg)
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Zadrave on December 23, 2009, 03:04:09 PM
:o

^ What the heck? He looks constipated.
Title: Re: New Hosting
Post by: Felix-The-Ghost on December 23, 2009, 04:12:54 PM
Your avatar looks constipated  :roll: