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Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Volf » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:48 am

The site has been rebuilt! More about that later.
As announced on the old site posts, comments and content posted after December 27 2017 were not ported.

No need to worry though, you can re-post your important topics as long as you saved them. If not then you can still grab them from a copy of the old site that i'm running under subdomain old.d2mods.info.
The old site is in a password protected directory just too keep bots and unwanted visitors away but for a while you can access it using:
username: visitor
password: 20veterankeeper18


I will be posting more about the changes over time but for now, explore and keep modding. If your having trouble you will find a new Site support forum under feedback forum.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by allas » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:56 pm

Very sexy and nicely done!

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Volf » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:21 pm

Thanks, glad you like it.

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Post by devurandom » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:37 pm

New Site looks Great!
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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by jetaman » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:56 pm

The Button "New Posts" is missing. It was very useful i used it all the time.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Volf » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:04 pm

Its in quick links in phpbb 3.2.2 Image

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Necrolis » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:04 pm

jetaman wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:56 pm
The Button "New Posts" is missing. It was very useful i used it all the time.
Have a look at the menu on the right under your Avatar.
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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Ogodei » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:14 pm

I agree with the previous posts. This new site looks both new (modern skins, buttons that change color on highlighting, new functions and more) and faithful to the old PK's site appearance. The very similar(if not the same!) UI theme makes it so that I can easily orientate myself through the forums as I used to do with the old site.
It's an awesome work you've done, really, and thanks for that! the PK really deserves such a nice rework.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by cla$$ics » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:54 pm

This looks good! Aside from very minor look/feel issues, the site feels very much modern. I really like the new referral feature and the flair.
Although done for our needs, mod-makers should like these changes, too.
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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by seltsamuel » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:40 pm

Hi,
nice work, but on my netbook that i use when im not at home the overview is totally garbled in my resolution (1024*600) try to view the board with 1024*768 and you will see what i mean.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Volf » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:02 am

Ogodei wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:14 pm
The very similar(if not the same!) UI theme makes it so that I can easily orientate myself through the forums as I used to do with the old site.
Had to- everything else i tried and tested just seemed wrong. At one point during the dev the keep was blue and white, then gray and black, then black, wasn't happy with any other colors, so used to these ones.
cla$$ics wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:54 pm
This looks good! Aside from very minor look/feel issues, the site feels very much modern. I really like the new referral feature and the flair.
We will get used to some of them and others will most likely be changed.
seltsamuel wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:40 pm
nice work, but on my netbook that i use when im not at home the overview is totally garbled in my resolution (1024*600) try to view the board with 1024*768 and you will see what i mean.
I see and changed it so that in 1024 the site goes to tablet mode and sidebars move down.


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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Xaphan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:01 pm

Hey !

Nice surprise there. I'm not that active theses days (months...) but I do like that the site is still growing and you did a nice work there ! :)

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by cla$$ics » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:11 am

I found a broken link on the Flairs page; the link to the Hall of Valor there is broken :oops:
Although done for our needs, mod-makers should like these changes, too.
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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Volf » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:10 am

cla$$ics wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:11 am
I found a broken link on the Flairs page; the link to the Hall of Valor there is broken
Thanks, fixed now

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by FearedBliss » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Great job on the new forum. I'm also happy you kept the old forum accessible.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Volf » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:36 pm

FearedBliss wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Great job on the new forum. I'm also happy you kept the old forum accessible.
It will be available for a while so that people have time to grab their posts posted after Dec 27

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by kingpin » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:41 pm

Also, remember you can Always ask us move important files missing here and we will sort that out.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Black_Eternity » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:22 am

Any possible way we could increase the amount of items listed in the filecenter?
Trying to find something specific requires a lot of page turning these days.
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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Volf » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:07 am

Black_Eternity wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:22 am
Any possible way we could increase the amount of items listed in the filecenter?
Increased to 15 per page.
All files get announced when added or updated so they can also be searched in File Center Announcements forum.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Black_Eternity » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:24 am

Volf wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:07 am
Increased to 15 per page.
All files get announced when added or updated so they can also be searched in File Center Announcements forum.
That's great, Thank you Volf for your service.
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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by SheX - Lost Mage » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:25 am

No.... I'm very very very sorry, with all my respect for administration and users, but .... it's awful..
So big menus/panels/some fonts, so color, so weird, so annoyng, so difficult for orientation.... It's... cold..empty... not good PhrozenKeep... I'm sorry, but I don't like it.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Ribby » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:18 am

Olde one was way better, sorry. If you can point out the flaws for the olde one, maybe I'll reconsider the much needed change.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by Volf » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:26 am

SheX - Lost Mage" wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:25 am
No.... I'm very very very sorry, with all my respect for administration and users, but .... it's awful..
So big menus/panels/some fonts, so color, so weird, so annoyng, so difficult for orientation.... It's... cold..empty... not good PhrozenKeep... I'm sorry, but I don't like it.
Sorry you don't like it though it would be impossible to make a site that pleases everyone.
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Olde one was way better, sorry. If you can point out the flaws for the olde one, maybe I'll reconsider the much needed change.
Well the code was way outdated and the site was split in to multiple different platforms hogging resources (mostly due to old software being targeted day and night). The latest server software to support the old keeps various scripts is about the be discontinued, and the keep was about to become a static archive. For years the keeps maintenance has been removing old vulnerable code, loosing features here and there patching old software that have no maintainers, documentation or docs. Basically staying up nights with some duct tape trying to keep the site from being eaten alive by malicious wolves.

Been visiting the keep daily since i was in my early 20s and turning 40 this year. So i figured despite lack of time and funding there is no way im going to let it die just yet.

Now we are up to date on the software and have something we can build on instead of just fighting off wolves while the keep is on life support. Naturally like all mayor changes in the keeps past thisone too will take some time getting used too.

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Re: Welcome to the new keep!

Post by ==DJ==[ZLO] » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:48 am

You have done a very great job! I really like it!

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