MSO revamp thread/to-do list

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  1. Mana

    Mana Resident Medical Officer Administrar

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    Try searching google with the parameter: site:www.medstudentsonline.com.au - the search bar on the forum is temporarily disabled for some site stability.
     
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    Hi Ciony, all articles on vBulletin CMS and blogs are still in our old database. They have not been lost. We are trying to figure out the optimum way to import them across to the new site. Ideally Articles to Wordpress and Blogs to XFBlogs - we have a developer working on the import but we don't have an ETA at present and we don't have another way of putting them online without it being messy. Apologies.

    This is not correct. Please see above.


    This is a good idea for the time being.
     
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  3. Mana

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    I wouldn't mind having access to the old database to put some of those up after exams.

    However, in terms of losing articles and how accessible they are now to the userbase - we've lost a lot of them.
     
  4. Benjamin

    Benjamin Admin (JCU MBBS) Administrar

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    1. Blog posts are still alive, just difficult to find. In the process of fixing this but it's been relegated to the backburner with some of my current commitments. Link is [2 seconds and I'll find it]

    2. Articles also still exist and will be rebuilt over the coming weeks (exact dates unknown!). We'll make these available when we can!

    Agreed, the issue is that with the rebuild things will likely change and so any work done on the articles at present is likely lost time. It's easier for everyone if we do the rebuild/import first and then edit the articles to be current again (I think, correct me if I'm wrong Isuru)
     
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    Benjamin Admin (JCU MBBS) Administrar

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    Fixed the offtopic box, but it requires a little bit of effort to put in.

    1. You can write the bbcode yourself as follows:

    Code:
    [SPOILER="Name of box here"] Words to be hidden here [/SPOILER]
    This will look like:
    Words to be hidden here

    Alternatively, there is a small button (hidden-ish) on the editor, it is the 4th from the right and called 'Insert...", click on that and then go down to Spoiler and follow the prompts. At present changing the fact that it says spoiler instead of offtopic is a bit of hassle and is on the backburner.
     
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    Hey @Ben what happened to the blogs/can I get that link? thanks
     
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  7. Mana

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    @Stuart has asked if we can have some add ons that allow you to put tables into the forum.

    As far as I know the xenforo add-on for tables isn't installed.
     
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  10. Benjamin

    Benjamin Admin (JCU MBBS) Administrar

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    Don't currently have a functioning place to put blogs - I'm working on it!
     
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  12. Mana

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    Have made it so that new members cannot see user profiles and therefore cannot post on people's walls. They will be able to see user profiles at the same time they are able to PM people as well.
     
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    Have changed some username group colours (admin/mod) - I think having less harsh colours will promote a more relaxed environment and make the mods seem a bit more accessible. (Used the colours from the solarized colour scheme, which I think is very pretty).
     
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    Hi,

    Are there any other up-coming changes?
     
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    Will be publishing the new front page + opening up more blog options + building a newsletter template when I return from Asia. Should be up in the next week before I start back at work.

    Will also try to create a permanent section for data entry and try to analyse the data we collected this year and publish that as well.
     

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