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Thread: 2012-02-21: Site going offline temporarily later today

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    Default 2012-02-21: Site going offline temporarily later today

    Due to the latest string of attacks on the site, Rob will be taking WipeoutZone offline while the damage is assessed. Traffic will be redirected to the Facebook site while this is in effect.

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    Well, I'm not sure I like the new lay-out but I'm sure we'll get used to it... as always Nice to see it back online anyways

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    Do the main site (vbulletin) secured now ? Or you'll still have to repair the site again and again ?

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    The boards should have no more issues as it is a new install of vBulletin. Rob's still going over the main site before he puts it back online.

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    I just couldn't trust the code for the main site and I didn't have time to go through it and check the integrity.

    I'll work on it and put it back up when I can be sure it's fixed.

    I'm hoping this new version of the forum software will help fend off those that keep trying to bring it down.

    Should probably have done the update before now, but I've been holding off on it for a while (two and a half years!), so now is as good a time as any.

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    If anything the theme needs higher contrast icons. It feels like everything is the same color right now and I have a hard time distinguishing between what's bumped and what's not.
    Don't know if you were planning on doing something like that, but I'll see on my side as well.

    Also this is somewhat broken.
    Last edited by Darkdrium777; 23rd February 2012 at 08:30 PM.

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    Even though I've had none of my passwords broken, I changed my forum one and once the site itself is back up, I'm fixing that one too.

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    Here's a quick and dirty color mod to be more like the old VB3.




    Also there's probably a few things you'll want to disable in the image uploader/tag button in the reply box.

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    Yes. Sorry about the colors not being up to standard.

    I was a bit busy migrating and re-indexing 10 years of forum posts! Takes a good six hours of processing time that does - who knew?

    Like I said, I'll get the theme sorted - doing anything "quick and dirty" is counter productive right now. That just means I'll need to do it again at some point and I don't really have time to waste on iterations of improvement. The main site has to be fixed first - then I'll get the theme done at the weekend if I have time.

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    Don't worry, I'm just giving feedback. I'm not expecting anything instantaneous. I understand this is a one man show.
    But here's some idea for what you could do:



    I removed the "What's New" and "Forum" bar and moved the search there because "What's New" is the same as "New Posts" and "Forum" is the same as the little house icon right below and the banner link. Essentially I find that thing is useless lol
    I don't know if what I propose is at all possible though. I mean, changing the background color to black sure is, but reorganizing the search bar location...
    Last edited by Darkdrium777; 23rd February 2012 at 10:52 PM.

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