Originally Posted by huzzug
No mention of older messages that are still not viewable?
As we are moving to a completely new platform with its own unique messaging system, we have to make the assumption that the bug you elude to will not exist. Our Message database will simply be imported into the new messaging system that Xenforo has. As the bug we currently have is related to the forum software and not the database specifically then I am taking this as "Fixed" when we move. That being said I will be testing this where possible on the mirror site. In either case, if this issue for whatever reason is also an issue on Xenforo, it will get looked. I am however 99% sure it will be a non issue once we move.
Originally Posted by Veii
Also looking forward to the change
Anandtech, same as IGN's interface is quite some change compared to the current layout
While IGN does show more of a forum type of feeling, i hope we can do better than that
Their navigation is laggy, while Anandtech is more of a advertisement & documentation type of site ~ similar to computerbase from my view
I just hope that features like the "Recent Discussions" sidetab will remain somewhere accessible, and maybe we'd rethink the Award System a bit again
Helping people should still be able to get rewarded somehow ~ but it might be just me who misunderstands the "staticness" in the new change
do you have anything specific in mind when it comes to the bug reporting procedure,
Or could we expect a github similar thread opening bug report type ?
Also about the copy/duplicate of the site ~ would you update us on this thread or plan to make a new one ?
While IGN, Anandtech and Toms Hardware are powered by Xenforo, they clearly have a different look and feel. OCN will not be looking to replicate this formula, upon the launch of the new site we may see some similarities but anything that simply does not work for us as a community can be looked into with a view to altering it. As I say, nothing has to be permanent in my mind. The systems such as the Award system and Rep system will remain the same for the most part when they are re-built. The Rep system may be enhanced to include additional features, but this is not confirmed as of yet. When I say "Static", this relates to the placeholder systems that will be bought over to the new site while the actual working systems are re-developed. So what this means is that the Rep system and flames will display, but will not be a functional system whereby you can still rep people, that part of it will be disabled until the new system. The same applies for the Award system (Sig badges) in the sense we cannot give out new awards until the new system is up and running but awards would still be visible. However I will say that the Award system being migrated in a static sense is still being investigated as it is a little more complicated than the Rep system and may not be feasible within the time frame given.
The reporting of bugs will be done on the forum side in our standard Bug Reporting section. All bugs that re-producible will then get logged by myself for forwarding to VS with any other details I may find in order to hopefully expedite the process.
As for the mirror site of OCN. It will only be myself and The_Manual who will have access to this and will not be publicly available, it is doubtful I will share any screenshots. The reasoning for this is to manage expectations and keep the noise low. Any screenshots I show will be a skeleton version of the site, OCN visuals will be incomplete and the site would not be recognizable at that stage. All in all this would not help anyone as we would not be ready for feedback and would likely unnecessarily send some people into panic mode.