Request: Add more variables to the HTML/BBCodes?

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    MarFisk
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    I don’t know if either of these are possible (it’s a two-parter), but:

    1) Could you add more BBCodes to those available? I don’t know everything that’s missing, but the table ones are (I use them to format my stats posts). Here’s an easy reference from the source: https://www.bbcode.org/reference.php

    2) DELETED second part because a) The “you can use” means as well as HTML not instead of, and b) I have no idea how I got it to strip the HTML the other night, but it isn’t doing it anymore, so no issue there :).

    • This topic was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by MarFisk. Reason: Removed second part because of a misunderstanding

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    #300658
    Dreamers Cove
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    Well, here we get to the issue of PHP version. I can expand the editor, or better, replace it. But it requires a newer PHP version. The new upgraded site will do just fine with the PHP upgrade, but the issue we saw on the old forum of no index will reappear. On the old site, unless a person has a bookmark to a specific topic, you will not be able to find it or get to it.

    That said, this is what the site upgrade was all about. The need to upgrade not only the front-end, but also the back-end to make the site more secure, easier to use, and have the ability for better/easier upgrades in the future. I’ve imported all the old forum posts, user accounts, and such, so technically we don’t need it now.

    So, question is, do we want to just go for it at this point and upgrade the PHP, even though it breaks the old forum software?

    #300659
    Ashe Elton Parker
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    I think if we do all that, the old address needs to point here instead of at the old site, which I presume is what will happen if we abandon the archived site.

    Really, I don’t know about anybody else, but I’d be happy to have a fully updated site even if we have to drop the old site.

    What the bloody frick does this new site hate about line spaces between the paragraphs so much?

    And I think what’s being called BBCode is actually HTML coding

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    #300699
    MarFisk
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    So, question is, do we want to just go for it at this point and upgrade the PHP, even though it breaks the old forum software?

    The only reason we kept the old old site live when transitioning to Joomla was because the old posts were not transferred over. I haven’t tried any of my old old links to see if that’s still humming away in the background, but with the PHP upgrades it lost the ability to add new people to the forum. If the posts are here, I see no reason to keep the Joomla site around, especially since it requires security patches all the time and is already using an obsolete version of Joomla.

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    J.A. Marlow
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    All Joomla posts and users were ported over. We should be good there. At this point we could shut that down without losing anything (plus I have an archive of the database, just in case.) The big reason to keep it going for a bit was just in case anything catastrophic happened with the new site. So far things appear stable.

    So, the only issue might be the old OLD site, which I don’t have the old links to. But I know how to get at least one. Hmm, might see if I can even go and look in on that. A dream would be to port some of that over, but to be honest, that would be a HUGE problem. There are no automated tools to help me, so it would be manual.

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