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Happy New Year! Welcome to our new forums!

 
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Welcome to our spankin' new forums!

Well, we made it! We got us all some brand new forum software! Welcome to our tweaked version of jforum, built on open source java code. You heard that right.


OK pardner, your turn. Here's what you got to do:


  • Login with your existing name and password and use the new forums! If you can't log in, email us at moosesaloon@javaranch.com
  • Check your profile:
  • > If you have more than three "words" in your display name, you will want to update the first and last name fields.
  • > If your first or last name had accented characters before, you'll probably need to fix them here.
  • > Email notifications about answered posts are turned on by default - remember to turn it off if you want to reduce inbox clutter.
  • Update your RSS feeds
  • If you use the Java Ranch search plug-in, you'll need to delete and re-install it.



  • What if I have a problem? Praise? An enhancement wish?


    Talk to us! Tell us what's not working for you here.. Our immediate concern is making sure things function as is. In other words, if you leave a feature request we might consider adding it to the list we already started. Don't hold your breath, though, we're still really busy. ;-)


    What will be different?

    URLs

    You'll notice pretty quickly that the URLs look pretty different. Not only do we have lovely meaningful URLs, but they're tacked on to a new domain name: www.coderanch.com. Call it a long term strategic decision. No one was laid off as a result of this decision.

    Post Counts
    Your post count might be slightly less than expected, but not by much. The reason is that we are not migrating every last post, thread and forum right away (like deleted posts, or our April Fools special forum, etc.) Plus, the old forum software sometimes double counted posts, but this time we got smarter software. Keep posting, it will grow again. :-)

    My Watched Threads
    We've migrated your watched threads. You can see them under "My Bookmarks".

    Where did my feature go??
    Wondering where that thingamajig went? Check here first: http://faq.javaranch.com/java/JForumTransition.



    Enjoy the new year and the new forums!!

    From your friendly JavaRanch, eh, CodeRanch staff

    Would you like fries with that?


     
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    Looks great!. Congratulations to Jeanne, EFH, Ulf, and many others on all the hard work. You guys rock.
     
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    Wow! We're here! This is so cool!

    I think the biggest thanks needs to go to

    Jeanne Boyarsky

    For not only working, working, working and getting all of the contributors to work in harmony, but to keep me from butting in and screwing everything up!

    What has it been Jeanne? Ten months of evenings and weekends?

    So, Jeanne, now can I openly whine about all of the little things I want?

    This might be a good time to thank Ulf and Ernest. Most of you are probably completely unaware of all the work these two do behind the scenes to keep everything running. Not only are they out there helping folks understand Java, but they are (daily) hip deep in the innards of JavaRanch tinkering with bits and bobs to keep us running smoothly. And they were intimately involved in this transition.

    I'm mighty excited!

     
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    Very nice!

    Thank you Jeanne, Ulf, Ernest, Paul and everybody else who worked so hard on making the transition!
     
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    Fantastic. Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who made this happen!

    Best regards, Andrew
     
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    Wonderful appearance. Congrats and thank you so much to all who contributed their skills and experience. Long live JavaRanch!!!
     
    Treimin Clark
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    The icon of this topic (as you can see here) is differ than other topics. Can you please tell me, how did you do that?
     
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    Treimin Clark wrote:The icon of this topic (as you can see here) is differ than other topics. Can you please tell me, how did you do that?


    It's a "sticky thread", which sticks to the top of the forum. Only admins can make them.
     
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    Agree: well done Jeanne and everybody else.
     
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    Mike Simmons wrote:Looks great!. Congratulations to Jeanne, EFH, Ulf, and many others on all the hard work. You guys rock.

    It seems fair to enumerate those "others" now. So thank you Pauline for keeping enthusiasm up for 10 months and managing the project, Christophe/Bear/Amit/Ulf/Ernest (and anyone I'm forgetting) for coding changes, and the entire JavaRanch staff for testing.

    It may have been a five hour deployment, but one I'm proud to be part of.

    paul wheaton wrote:What has it been Jeanne? Ten months of evenings and weekends?

    If you include all the ones I did nothing . But yeah - we did start in February.
     
    Treimin Clark
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    The new forum software looks so much great.

    However, in the old forum, there was a home icon on the top of our posts, which directs the user to our home page. What happens to it in the new forum? :?:

    And, One more question, what is an "Announce" post, with this icon> ? Is it reserved for administrators only?

    Ouch! It seems you had removed my signature ?
     
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    Oh! Currently I have 120 posts, but I'm still a "greenhorn"
    Why?
     
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    Treimin,
    I've added the question about the home page link to our transition document. (It's in your public profile under website.)

    Yes, announcements are an admin only feature.

    I can't say what happened to your signature. Many people had their signature migrate ok. Like me. I recommend you retype it.

    As for the greenhorn thing, I've logged it in our bug list and we'll need to look into it.
     
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    Very impressive. And I'd say it was about time too--I always wondered about the relaxed nature of the old forum
    functionality.

    But, if you were logged into a forum in the old site, and did a search, the search parameter would default to that
    forum, which I think is the correct behavior. Now it appears to default to the all sites option.

    What do you think?

    ps I just found the 'search this forum' input box--that'll do it.
     
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    Ken Truitt wrote:
    But, if you were logged into a forum in the old site, and did a search, the search parameter would default to that
    forum, which I think is the correct behavior. Now it appears to default to the all sites option.


    Thanks. I believe that's already on our internal "to do" list for our next version.
     
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    I would like to post a bug which I found.... I don't know if here is the place right, but...
    I tried to change my password and when I clicked in OK button It show me the error about the required fields to fill... but they are already... So, I tried some times and the same error happened. I log out and when I log in with my old password does not work more! However, I tried with the new password and It worked... In underground it had changed, but it showed that error...

    PS: That same error, same way, It happened in other site which use the JForum, the GUJ, when I tried to change my password there... (http://www.guj.com.br/index.jsp)

    PS2: I saw that bug because my girlfriend forced me to change my password. She discovered that the my password was composed by the birthday date of my old girlfriend... Ouch! :P
     
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    Reinaldo de Carvalho wrote: She discovered that the my password was composed by the birthday date of my old girlfriend... Ouch! :P


    Dude! Only flowers, chocolate and jewlery can save you now!
     
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    Great Great work by all the administrators . It's just GREAT. I thought it would take much more time than just this :XD: I was first shocked to see the changed domain name but it's OK. You can attach files too

    Thanks again to all, especially Jeanne
     
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    Congratulations for a successful migration. I just got on to the internet and saw javaranch to be new. Its really impressive.
     
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    Well, the new forum has options to decorate text messages by text color, font size, and also html codes. Yes, it is useful, but a little bit abusive. Look at the first post of this topic.

    Therefore, I think there should be some additional rules (about using text decorations) should be placed in "How to Ask a Question" section.
     
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    Another problem.

    In the old forum software, we can see whether someone replied to our posts, by clicking "My Posts" link. It was very much useful.

    But "My Posts" section in the new forum software displays our own messages only. It doesn't display who is the last poster; so we can't track whether someone replied or not.
     
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    Treimin Clark wrote:

    But "My Posts" section in the new forum software displays our own messages only. It doesn't display who is the last poster; so we can't track whether someone replied or not.


    I agree with this, it was really helpful
     
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    how do i delete a post which i sent ? ?
     
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    James Tharakan wrote:how do i delete a post which i sent ? ?


    Oops, this seems like another problem , we can't delete our (own) posts after submitting it. In the old forum, there was an check box named Delete This Topic. It is not available currently.
     
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    Treimin Clark wrote:
    James Tharakan wrote:how do i delete a post which i sent ? ?


    Oops, this seems like another problem , we can't delete our (own) posts after submitting it. In the old forum, there was an check box named Delete This Topic. It is not available currently.


    The delete is now the on the right hand top corner of your post

    Lots of thanks and a round of applause go to all who made this happen .

    Cheers!!
     
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    Treimin Clark wrote:
    James Tharakan wrote:how do i delete a post which i sent ?

    Oops, this seems like another problem, we can't delete our (own) posts after submitting it.

    No, that's not a problem - that's deliberate. The delete button Amit refers to is available only to moderators.
     
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    James Tharakan wrote:
    Treimin Clark wrote:
    But "My Posts" section in the new forum software displays our own messages only. It doesn't display who is the last poster; so we can't track whether someone replied or not.

    I agree with this, it was really helpful

    I agree, too. I'll look into this.
     
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    Ulf Dittmer wrote:No, that's not a problem - that's deliberate. The delete button Amit refers to is available only to moderators.


    Ouch! It's better if we can delete our own posts.
     
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    Jeanne, Amit, Christophe, Bear, Ulf, Ernest, Dave, Pauline and everyone else who made this possible, deserve a big thank you. Congratulations everyone
     
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    Ulf Dittmer wrote:
    James Tharakan wrote:
    Treimin Clark wrote:
    But "My Posts" section in the new forum software displays our own messages only. It doesn't display who is the last poster; so we can't track whether someone replied or not.

    I agree with this, it was really helpful

    I agree, too. I'll look into this.

    Agreed on this!!!
     
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    Why not add tool-tips for the buttons/links that are not self explanatory ??
     
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    Treimin Clark wrote:Oh! Currently I have 120 posts, but I'm still a "greenhorn"
    Why?


    This is fixed now, for you and 206 others.
     
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    Well, this forums is becoming better and better.

    Congrats !!! http://www.coderanch.com/forums/posts/listSmilies#


    Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor) SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (UrlyBird 1.3.2)
     
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    Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
    Treimin Clark wrote:Oh! Currently I have 120 posts, but I'm still a "greenhorn"
    Why?


    This is fixed now, for you and 206 others.


    Yes! I got it. Thanks and warm regards
     
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    Treimin,
    That's what moderators are for. That particular post was RIGHT after deployment so we were a bit swamped. I've edited the post and added a brief note to the KeepItDown wiki page. Feel free to elaborate. It's a public wiki.

    James/Treimin,
    NOt being to delete posts is intentional. See http://faq.javaranch.com/java/JForumTransition

    Sunil,
    Which ones do you find to not be self-explanatory?
     
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    Reinaldo de Carvalho wrote:I would like to post a bug which I found.... I don't know if here is the place right, but...
    I tried to change my password and when I clicked in OK button It show me the error about the required fields to fill...

    Reinaldo,
    I've added this to our bug list:
    http://faq.javaranch.com/java/SoftwareEnhancementIdeasAndSuggestions
     
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    i don't know whether it is a bug or profile setting. On my SCBCD forum, even if i add a new topic. Or i see old topic. the iconic symbol always represents no new messages. In short even, if there is new message- then also it showing it as a old message.

    COngrats for a new forum look. it was much awatied. was it done first time or second or third time ever.
     
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    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
    James/Treimin,
    NOt being to delete posts is intentional. See http://faq.javaranch.com/java/JForumTransition


    Nice work Jeanne

    However, I can't see the given link
    When I go to that page, it shows me something like following:

    You are not authorized to access this page.
    Please
    log into the Saloon with a properly credentialed account.


     
    Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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