Test site up for new design

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TerlObar
March 28, 2018 - 7:07pm
I've got at least a preliminary version of the new site up and running on a test server.   If you want to test it out and play around with it while I'm working on adding features, feel free.  Right now it just has log in and forum capabilities.  It's a pretty blank slate at this point. 

I'm trying to basically match the styling of this site but there will be some differences. 

I'll be slowly working on it over the coming weeks.  Next up to try to tackle setting up the projects functionality.  That will be the hardest part

Here's the link:  http://starfrontiers.us:8080
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TerlObar
March 28, 2018 - 7:08pm
And I should add, this new site is designed to be mobile friendly so try it out on your mobile devices as well.
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JCab747
March 29, 2018 - 3:51pm
Ah, I'm not sure if this message posted or not previously. I will need to check out the new beta site, but I am having a problem uploading a revised document to my project's downloads section. It seems this happened several months before when maybe the memory space was running out on your server. Best Regards.
Joe Cabadas

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Shadow Shack
March 30, 2018 - 12:53am
Do we have to create a new account to acccess that? I am unable to do so with my current credentials.
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jedion357
March 30, 2018 - 5:57am
Shadow Shack wrote:
Do we have to create a new account to acccess that? I am unable to do so with my current credentials.
same
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TerlObar
March 30, 2018 - 4:06pm
Yes, right now you need to create a new account.  Eventually I'll port everything over but right now I'm just testing things out and letting people play around if they want.
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JCab747
March 30, 2018 - 8:42pm
So, any idea why I can't upload a revised file into my projects area. I'm trying to upload a PDF, which is actually smaller than the Word doc that was originally there, but when I try to do this, I get a message that says: "File is required."

What's worse is it eliminated the older version of the file.


Joe Cabadas

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Shadow Shack
March 31, 2018 - 10:09pm
The new site said it was unable to send an email and now I can't register with a new email addy as the name has already been taken...
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TerlObar
April 1, 2018 - 12:32pm
@JCab747, I'm not sure why that is happening but I just increased your file limit.  I don't think that limit applies to uploading files, only images, but it can't hurt.  If you still are having problem, I'll need to poke around further.  It might be a permissions issue on the server with the new set up although looking at it I can't seem to see any conflicts.

@ShadowShack & @JCab747 I've enabled both of your accounts on the test server.  I'll have to look into why it's not sending out the e-mails.
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JCab747
April 1, 2018 - 2:17pm
TerlObar wrote:
@JCab747, I'm not sure why that is happening but I just increased your file limit.  I don't think that limit applies to uploading files, only images, but it can't hurt.  If you still are having problem, I'll need to poke around further.  It might be a permissions issue on the server with the new set up although looking at it I can't seem to see any conflicts.

@ShadowShack & @JCab747 I've enabled both of your accounts on the test server.  I'll have to look into why it's not sending out the e-mails.

Unfortunately, it still won't upload any files. I've tried the old fashioned Word "doc" -- which actually a larger file -- it won't take it, two different PDFs, one has less resolution and is smaller, but no go. It seems that the site is supposed to allow ZIP files, tried that, no go.

I tried uploading from a different computer. Nope.

Tried creating a new posting. Nope.
Joe Cabadas

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jedion357
April 1, 2018 - 2:40pm
I have to say that I saw the message exchange on google groups between Terl Obar and that new guy about the character pages of this site and I like the changes Terl institued.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Shadow Shack
April 1, 2018 - 3:46pm
Still can't access the site.
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ChrisDonovan
April 2, 2018 - 4:30pm
Got a "can't send email" message and a "pending admin approval" message.

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TerlObar
April 3, 2018 - 7:37am
Okay, I'll have to figure out the e-mail issue.  It should be working but something weird is going on.
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JCab747
April 3, 2018 - 12:16pm
TerlObar wrote:
Okay, I'll have to figure out the e-mail issue.  It should be working but something weird is going on.

Oh, again with posting download documents on the projects side, a while ago it seemed the Tch's supposedly updated a couple of her downloads -- one dealing with ape men (Planet of the Apes) and the other with Arks. When I checked it out, it seemed like the same document that was up before without any changes. Maybe I'm not the only one who has had problems with this.
Joe Cabadas

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TerlObar
April 3, 2018 - 2:58pm
I think I've fixed the mail issue on the new site (although it may end up in your junk/spam folder for some reason).  Still looking at the document upload issue on this site.
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TerlObar
April 3, 2018 - 3:07pm
@JCab747 Try again now.  I made some changes but I don't really expect them to solve the problem.  Exactly which file are you trying to change?
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JCab747
April 7, 2018 - 9:16pm
TerlObar wrote:
@JCab747 Try again now.  I made some changes but I don't really expect them to solve the problem.  Exactly which file are you trying to change?

Hi Tom:

I am trying to update this: http://www.starfrontiers.us/node/9357

I found that I can upload a JPG, though I want to post a Word doc or a PDF.

I can't create a new downloadable document either.
Joe Cabadas

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TerlObar
April 9, 2018 - 7:53am
This is very strange.  I can create and edit downloadables without any problem.  Send me the actual file you want to add and I can at least get it up while I try to figure this out.  (tom at starfrontiers dot info)
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bioreplica
July 1, 2018 - 7:13am
I'm going to go on a limb and propose something very different. The Piazza is a forum dedicated to TSR products. Its been running since 2008. I have been a member since 2010. Its very stable and has been recently updated to a V5 forum server. The community is very civilized and the moderators are active. We have been discussing about attracking more gamers who like Star Frontiers, Alternity and D20 Modern for some time. The administrators would be willing to transfer all the posts of this forum to their forum if you choose to do so. I'm well aware that the chances you would move to The Piazza are very low but I though I should make the offer.

Here is the link to the forum in case you play and enjoy other TSR/WOTC rpgs. We even have pages for Traveller and other games : http://www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb/index.php

Edit by Jedion:

http://www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb/index.php
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