Register Login
Mr FIAT - Your #1 source for vintage car parts
All the minor and major updates that go on with the forum so that we don't require a new "Whats New" thread all the time.
Old

Forum Width

Posted 24-10-2008 at 19:05 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Changed to 950 pixels wide by default (previously 780).

This was needed to be able to fit in all the new social networking bits, as well as uncramping the user profiles.

Over the next few days will be updating the homepage and adding some extra side bars into the forum page listings.

If you don't like the new width, then scroll to the bottom of the page (any page) and in the drop down on the left, choose "FIAT Forum Traditional (Lo-Res)" - this will...
ben's Avatar
ben
The Boss
Views 627 Comments 0 ben is offline
Old

Let the prefixing begin!.

Posted 22-10-2008 at 06:56 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

After doing a few days worth of testing in the 500 and Bravo forums, we got the prefix system down to perfection and as such it has now been rolled out over the whole forum.

What is it? I hear you ask - well it's simple.

Instead of splitting up the model sections into General, Technical and Styling - they've all been merged into one single one - however every thread is now prefixed (G, T or S).

This means you don't need to read 3 forums anymore just to find...
ben's Avatar
ben
The Boss
Views 927 Comments 0 ben is offline
Old

All change!

Posted 17-10-2008 at 14:12 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Well as most of you will have noticed, yesterday was a mad day of upgrading, accidental deleting and life saving recoveries!

Basically, the short story is we upgraded from vBulletin 3.6.11 to 3.7.3 - sounds simple, but a pain in the butt as loads of addons needed to be recoded, and a billion templates restyled.

Anyhoo - we got there in the end

Also upgraded was the blog system from vBlogetin to vBlog - it may not be used much at the moment, but with
...
ben's Avatar
ben
The Boss
Views 613 Comments 0 ben is offline
Old

New Staff

Posted 17-10-2008 at 07:57 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Well I'd been getting lax with updating this, so I apologise - but I'm here now with some updates on new staff and changes.

New Mods
Argonought becomes new Stilo mod
AlexGS joins Jai as an Uno mod
VolxStu becomes our new ICE mod

Changes
Stu moves from Stilo to Panda (New)

So welcome guys, it's great to have you on board!
ben's Avatar
ben
The Boss
Views 522 Comments 0 ben is offline
Old

PHP Upgraded

Posted 21-03-2008 at 12:30 by (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Ok this was a massive change, stepping from PHP4 to PHP5 running under the new Microsoft FastCGI implmentation.

It did have a few issues to start, which were solved by editing core vBulletin code HOWEVER, I might not have got all of them .. so if you notice anything dodgy going on, please post it to the thread below:

http://www.fiatforum.com/leisure-lou...rs-wanted.html

Assuming nothing else is found, then you should all now enjoy increased...
ben's Avatar
ben
The Boss
Views 969 Comments 0 ben is offline