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Hello,
We are planning to switch from ubb classic to ubb threads.

There is a reference:

"After createtable.php has run, you will be prompted to create a new Admin username. DO NOT DO THIS."

If we do this, should we just reinstall ubb threads, or will the import just delete the old username?


Also, when we use the import tool, does our old forum still remain intact so that if any problems, we can switch back at least temporarily?

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We just made the switchover!

With Classic, we framed the forums using our menu at http://www.dancescape.tv/content/interact.asp


However, the problem is that the following menu items tapes our the forum out of the frame.

Admin | Main Index | Search | My Home | Who's Online | FAQ | Logout | User List | Mark all read

Is there a "target=_parent" reference somewhere in the code, and where can I find this, so that the above menu will just click on, without coming out of the frame.

Thanks for any help!

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Here are also some other questions:

1. How do we get rid of the "Threads" column and leave only the "Posts"

2. If we don't want "Registered Users" to show, where do we deactivate this? With UBB classic was a choice.

Thanks!

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Hello,

You can adjust the menu bar links in 2 template files... ubbt_registerednav.tmpl and ubbt_unregisterednav.tmpl

You'll note a $target variable there in the links... which is defined in the ubbt.inc.php file so that when you are in the admin section (using frames) it gets set to target top.

You could play with hardcoding them in the templates... or in the ubbt.inc.php file.... look for:

Look for the place that it says
<pre>
$target="";
</pre>
and you might try changing it to:
<pre>
$target="target=\"_parent\"";
</pre>
and see if that helps you. That should still allow it to function correctly in the admin screens.
Backup those files before you tweak them. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

The Threads colum can be removed from the ubbthreads.tmpl file...
I think you'll need to remove or comment out this:
<pre>
<td align="center" width="9%">
{$ubbt_lang['THREAD_TEXT']}
</td>
</pre>
as well as:
<pre>
<td align="center" class"threadtotal" nowrap="nowrap">
{$forum[$c][$f]['Threads']}
{$forum[$c][$f]['showthreads']}
</td>
</pre>
Again... untested.... so backup the template first.


And you can also remove the member total from the ubbthreads.tmpl file too...

Remove:
<pre>
$registered {$ubbt_lang['REGED_USERS']}
</pre>

That should do it for you. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />
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Many thanks for the feedback as we get used to the new system...

Another question is:

Within each message, the Graemlins now are Not showing. Is there some different way of classification that we have to enable images to show within each post?

For example,

Hi 90%Attitude,
Yes, we agree about the colour! We couldn't find a nice purply-template that would match our colours, so we're "slowly" going through the coding.

Thanks for your patience and feedback! :thumbsup:

It shows the thumbsup code, but no graemlin? Tried taking code from original ubb classic?

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More questions...

Is there some way to increase the length of time for showing "Who's Online" -- e.g., 30 minutes, 45 minutes?

In the admin area, editing the Graemlins is not as easy as in classic -- seem to have to go through each graemlin instead of being able to select multiple and edit in a list.

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It looks like when you loaded the graemlins.... you enterted the name as thumbsup instead of just thumbsup (without the : )

Threads will add the : for you.... so rename them without the : and then when you click them, it should show as thumbsup

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Oops....

I missed a question. JC has posted instructions here on increasing the Who's Online time limit. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="">quote:</font><hr /><font size="" face="">Originally posted by Dance:
Here are also some other questions:

1. How do we get rid of the "Threads" column and leave only the "Posts"

2. If we don't want "Registered Users" to show, where do we deactivate this? With UBB classic was a choice.

Thanks!

http://www.myDanceFriends.com - come chat and dance with us ...</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="" face="">Hi Josh,
Found the Template file ... with the following codes...

ubbt_registerednav.tmpl

<!-- <? //UBBTREMARK -->
<!-- echo <<<UBBTPRINT -->
$tbopen
<tr>
<td align="center">
$privateslink
$adminlink
<a href = "$phpurl/$FrontPage.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['FORUM_IND']}</a>
|
<a href = "$phpurl/search.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['TEXT_SEARCH']}</a>
|
<a href = "$phpurl/login.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['CONTROL_PANEL']}</a>
|
<a href = "$phpurl/online.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['WHO_ON']}</a>
|
<a href = "$phpurl/$ubbt_language.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['FAQ_TEXT']}</a>
|
<a href = "$phpurl/logout.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['LOGOUT_TEXT']}</a>
$members_link
|
<a href = "$phpurl/markallread.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['MARKALL']}</a>
</td>
</tr>
$tbclose
<br />
<!-- UBBTPRINT; -->
<!-- /* UBBTREMARK */ ?> -->

How do I set the above then, so everything still remains in my frames at http://www.dancescape.tv/content/interact.asp

Thanks for your help!

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Hello,
Our members are playing around with the system and starting to like it! We're continuing to try to adapt/restore previous layout/features.

Question:
How do we increase the number of "subject" topics showing in each category ... e.g., only 10 show up in the following:

http://www.dancescape.com//ubbthreads/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=UBB1

Found the "Total parent posts to show per page: (default is 25)" in the Personals setting, but how do we set this for all users default (e.g., to 20)?

Thanks!

[This message was edited by Dance on February 21, 2003 at 10:22 AM.]

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Hi again,
How do we change the link colours:

http://www.dancescape.com//ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?Cat=

Currently orange. Went to the Template area but can't find any reference to what should be?

A more intuitive layout feature would be great.

Thanks.

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1) replace $target with target="name" (replace name with whatever your frame uses.)

2) Theme settings, admin panel

3) CSS sheet. http://www.infopop.com/support/ubbthreads/UBBTadmin.html#appendixA

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Yup. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> Thanks JC.

As per teaching your members how to customize the "look" (number of posts per page etc..) you may wish to post this document for them on your site. It's a how to/guide to customizing the 'look' of the site.

You need to login/register at thtreadsdev to see it, but then feel free to copy/paste to your own site. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="">quote:</font><hr /><font size="" face="">Originally posted by J.C.:
1) replace $target with target="name" (replace name with whatever your frame uses.)

</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="" face="">Thanks for your help!

Just wanted to double check, as not sure what this means ... "replace with whatever your frame uses" -- my frame doesn't use anything, other than to put http://www.dancescape.com//ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?Cat= on the right side of the frame (our regular menu is on the left side)


<a href = "$phpurl/$FrontPage.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['FORUM_IND']}</a>
|
<a href = "$phpurl/search.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['TEXT_SEARCH']}</a>


**************************
<a href = "$phpurl/search.php?Cat=$Cat" target="">{$ubbt_lang['TEXT_SEARCH']}</a>

Could you please clarify...

Thanks!

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If you are running your site within frames.... then you'd put the name of the frame that you want the link to open in.

The target variable is set to *top* when you go into the admin section (which uses frames) so that when you click a menubar link...rather than opening in it's current frame (which would load it in the little tiny part at the top of the screen) it gets set to target="_top" which causes it to "break out" of the frames and use the whole screen again.


Running threads inside of a frame is pretty tricky. Frames aren't good practice these days anyway. Some browsers behave funny, and search engines don't like framed pages.

Good luck. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

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Hello!

Sincerely appreciate the help ... however, still very confused. Don't think I'm interpreting correctly what to do, so will try this...


Reference Page: This is the FRAMED page
http://www.dancescape.tv/content/interact.asp


The right frame is:
http://www.dancescape.com//ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?Cat=

**************************

Based on instructions above, I need to go into:
ubbt_registerednav.tmpl
ubbt_unregisterednav.tmpl

I went to: ubbt_registerednav.tmpl

I found the following Code:
<a href = "$phpurl/online.php?Cat=$Cat" $target>{$ubbt_lang['WHO_ON']}</a>


So, I tried replace $target as follows:

<a href = "$phpurl/online.php?Cat=$Cat" target="http://www.dancescape.tv/content/interact.asp">{$ubbt_lang['WHO_ON']}</a>

Based on the instructions above, target="http://www.dancescape.tv/content/interact.asp", where http://www.dancescape.tv/content/interact.asp is the frame which I wish the "Who's On" link to remain inside

However, the update gives error messages.

Please advise...

Thanks!

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No it's whatever you named your frames when you setup your other site.

Looking at the source of your page....

your left frame is named "nav", and the main part is named "body".

Do you only have a problem when you try to get out of the Admin section? If so, you might try donig this...

In ubbt.inc.php

Look for the place that it says

$target="";


and you might try changing it to:

$target="target=\"body\"";


I think that'll fix it. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

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Hi Josh,

YIPPEEE!!! It worked. Thanks soooo much!

Care to Cha Cha or Salsa??? <img src="http://www.dancescape.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dance.gif" alt=" - " />

DanceScape Forums


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For anyone interested... as Josh mentioned, in the ubbt.inc.php file, searched for all occurrences for $target=""; (only 2) and replaced as follows...

$target="target=\"body\"";
if ( ($user['U_Status'] == "Administrator") &#0124;&#0124; ($user['U_Status'] == "Moderator") ) {
$target = "target=\"body\"";
$adminlink = "<a href = \"$phpurl/admin/login.php?Cat=$Cat\" $target>{$ubbt_lang['ADMIN_MENU']}</a> | ";
}

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Next challenge ... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

MOVING THREADS:
In ubb classic, when logged in as Administrator, it was possible to move threads using a simple link/button option.

However, can't find this feature in UBB threads? For each topic/thread, can't find the move. How do we do this?


The other is "Active Threads" -- currently there is the Past 24 hours, Past 48 hours, Past 7 days, etc. -- but is there some way to have the most popular thread titles appear, and not just posts?

Thanks!

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Glad that worked for you. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />

To move threads:
Click edit next to the post you want to move... then at the bottom you'll see "Move Thread".

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Thanks so much for all the help and everyone's patience!

Here is another question -- if we don't want emails to show (so that members can only private message each other), how do we deactivate? In ubb classic, was able to do that but can't seem to find this in threads, which would have thought would be in the Config Settings/User settings area.

Thanks!

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UBB.threads stores two email addresses for each user, a public one and a private one.

If you wanted to "erase" all the public email addresses, you could use this query:

UPDATE w3t_Users SET U_Fakeemail = ''

That will replace all the users' public email addresses with the empty string.

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="">quote:</font><hr /><font size="" face="">In ubb classic, when logged in as Administrator, it was possible to move threads using a simple link/button option.

However, can't find this feature in UBB threads? For each topic/thread, can't find the move. How do we do this?</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="" face="">Just click "edit." If you are logged in as an admin or mod, an option to move the thread will pop up next.

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Hello,
Could you please clarify and provide more directions -- how do we use the Query?


Thanks!


</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="">quote:</font><hr /><font size="" face="">Originally posted by Dave_L:
UBB.threads stores two email addresses for each user, a public one and a private one.

If you wanted to "erase" all the public email addresses, you could use this query:

UPDATE w3t_Users SET U_Fakeemail = ''

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That goes into the "SQL Query" section, from the admin menu.

It'll wipe out everyone's displayed email address from public view. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

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Great, Thanks!

If later, decide to re-instate it, what would be the command to bring back.

THanks everyone, for your help!

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As Dave_L said, in Threads there are 2 email fields when a user edits their profile.

"Administrative purposes" is only seen by Admins and used by the system to mail lost passwords etc....

"Displayed on Posts" is actually the email that's displayed in thir profile that regular users can see.

Users can renter the "email displayed on posts" in their profile.

So anyone who wants to display it, can do so simply by adding the email address into their profile. If they don't want to display it, they simply don't fill it in.
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Hi again,

For the "Last post" column at www.dancescape.com/mydancefriends -- how do we increase the number of characters so that the post subject header displays more fully ... e.g., for each header, seems to truncate differently -- there is a lot of column space in the "Last Post".


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Hi again,
In deleting posts, or editing other member posts, can't seem to find the feature where doesn't indicate this.

For example, we deleted one of our own messages/posts -- however, it lists as "Post deleted by DanceScape".

In ubb classic, there was a choice to have posts edited to show or not and hence, could de-activate this.

How do we de-activate this with ubb-threads?

Thanks.

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There's probably not an easy way to increase the number of characters shown. That would be some hacking in the ubbthreads.php script. More likely a question for www.threadsdev.com if modifing your code doesn't bother you... it probably could be done.

As per "posts deleted by"
Well... you can't really.

In threads.... because there is also a "threaded mode" instead of just a "flat" mode (like Classic) you can't take a post out of the middle IF IT HAS REPLIES without "breaking" the thread. So if there a No Replies to the post...then it will delete without a trace. If it has replies it will have to leave a placeholder.
If you are deleting more than one post.. the trick is to start with the oldest...so that you are always deleting a post that doesn't have any replies to it. (If you click "threaded" at the top, it's a little easier to tell what posts have replies by the way it's indented).

Again, if you don't mind modifing your code... I wrote a modification for a client which allows you to delete without leaving a trace...I posted it at www.threadsdev.com. I think it's called "delete without traces". What it does, it reassignes replies made to the post you are deleting to another post. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

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Email link/post to a friend...

In UBB classic, there is a way to email a link or post to a friend.

How do our users do this with UBB Threads? can't seem to find link?

Thanks!

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There is an image at the bottom of each post like this <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

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Hi again,

Our users are trying to find the option to deactivate the Ratings -- can't seem to find anywhere in their Edit/Profile (My Home) area. Went through our own administration area and couldn't seem to find.

Is there some way for users to deactivate their Ratings from showing in ubb-threads?

Thanks!

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There's an option in Admin -> Config settings (or maybe Threme settings) to turn off User ratings. Turning off thread ratings requires editing some templates.

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Here is the documentation for removing thread ratings. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

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Hi Dance,

its easy to do and there is no need to enter the admin menu. Simply click on EDIT on a thread you want to move and on the bottom you can see different options and also a MOVE THREAD buttin <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

On threadsdev.com there is also a MASS MOVE Hack available which can be used to move massed of threads to another forum. Its easy to implement and I hope it will be standart in one of the next releases

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Hello!
This is a question from a user...

Is there a way to choose NOT to see a forum in my bookmarked (recent posts) view? I have this nightmarish vision of singles posts cluttering the screen. Just the sample listings now are annoying, once you get past the novelty stage. How can I do that? I looked through My Home and didn't find that option in the display section.


Thanks for any help!

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no not in the recent posts links.

They could add the forums they want to view to their favorites...then view only their favorite forums on the main index.... but that's about all I can think of. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

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