• Welcome to EduGeek v5 - Stage 1

    Well we have applied the first part of v5 for you all to enjoy.
    In Stage 1 we have redesigned the navbar as well as switching to jQuery for forum tab generation along with other features.
    We will be rolling out the changes for v5 over several stages for the next few days to allow final load testing with real load and complete testing (and sleep).
    If you experience any issues please try to grab a screenshot and post it in the "Site Problems" forum.

    Why is this page orange?
    Microsoft Office 365 have sponsored the launch of EduGeek v5 by means of a *homepage take over* which involves integrating their branding to our site.
    This styling is applied on our site homepage and the Cloud Services forum only and will last for 2 weeks.

    Where are the themes?
    A large array of themes are in the works currently and will be released in a later stage. Initially this makes fixing bugs a simpler process without having to streamline the themes consistently.


    What's new in v5 stage 1:
    * = Further explanation below.
    Features:
    • jQuery based tab generation
    • AJAX Based thread refreshing (active later this evening) *
    • Thread Prefix filtering *
    • Negative rep disabled (more changes to come)
    • Forum Runner & Tapatalk access *
    • Jump to my last post button ►
    • Now with added Facebook on the EduGeek Page


    New Forums:
    • Cloud Services - Ask questions about the various cloud services on the market
    • Windows 8 - Post Windows 8 thoughts, problems and more here
    • Windows Server 2012 - Like the Windows 8 forum, post your questions and problems with the newest server edition.


    Styling:
    • New navbar styling
    • New login window styling (2 additional improvements to be pushed later tonight)
    • Tablet styling tweaks (more to come)


    What's coming next:
    All subject to change
    • New frontpage design
    • New Wiki System
    • Last 5 threads in email notifications
    • Automatic basic word filtering *
    • Video Directory
    • Improvements for Tablet devices
    • Futher site styling changes
    • More profile options
    • New Blog notification icon
    • New Forums
    • New Mobile style
    • And more...


    Further Details:

    AJAX Based thread refreshing
    We had a similar feature to this in EduGeek v3 but when we went to v4 we didnt have a replacement solution until now.
    This should prevent the occasions when your replying to a thread to find someone has answered it as you typed.
    This feature will be activated later this evening/tomorrow to allow for real time testing.

    Thread Prefix filtering
    When you see prefixes listed in a forum you can now click the [Prefix] and the forum will filter the list to show only threads with that prefix.

    Forum Runner & Tapatalk access
    We have enabled plugins for both apps, we recommend Forum Runner over Tapatalk as we have had issues with their plugin which may result in Tapatalk being disabled at some point.
    Warning: We will try to support both but please dont buy either just for use on EduGeek without realising that we may be forced to disable them in the future due to problems outside our control. We are looking at app solutions for mobiles as well which would be free but there is no eta.

    Forum Runner:
    iPhone/iPad App Store
    Android Google Play Store

    Automatic basic word filtering
    We will cover the most obvious swear words to prevent issues where people have not really realised that their post may cause some schools filtering to block access to EduGeek.
    When a swear word is automatically censored you will not receive a infraction unless you attempt to bypass the filter or post a large amount of expletives.
    The feature will go live with a small set of words and from there we will add/remove as necessary as time progresses. You may discuss the addition/removal of words by contacting an admin using the Message the Admins forum where we will discuss the merits.

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    Comments 53 Comments
    1. SimpleSi's Avatar
      SimpleSi -
      But still no direct link to subscribed threads

      Unless I've missed it????
      Si
    1. jamesfed's Avatar
      jamesfed -
      Very Windows 8/Metro - I like!
    1. sonofsanta's Avatar
      sonofsanta -
      Oh god, Metro everywhere!
    1. TheCrazyTechnician's Avatar
      TheCrazyTechnician -
      Looks really good !
    1. sidewinder's Avatar
      sidewinder -
      Purely from an aesthetics POV - I like it!
    1. SYSMAN_MK's Avatar
      SYSMAN_MK -
      Loving the new look. ZeroHour is doing a grand job!
    1. Heebeejeebee's Avatar
      Heebeejeebee -
      Over all I like it but there is one thing that's irritating me and that's the fact that when I scroll down a topic I loose the first 6 or 7 posts and I can't seem to get them back without going back to the menu and re-selecting the thread again. Then it happens again!

      Me no likey that feature.

      HBJB
    1. difinity's Avatar
      difinity -
      Don't mean to be picky, but the edu has jaggies at the bottom of it. On the main page with the orange, not the forums .
    1. jamesfed's Avatar
      jamesfed -
      What are the fonts that you are using by the way?
    1. CAM's Avatar
      CAM -
      I love the orange theme.
    1. GREED's Avatar
      GREED -
      Ahhhh my eyes, it burns it's too bright..... :P
    1. SimpleSi's Avatar
      SimpleSi -
      Seeing a few "glitches" - my last long post took several minutes to upload it seemed but who knows whether it was my computer/internet/edugeek????

      Si
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
      Seeing a few "glitches" - my last long post took several minutes to upload it seemed but who knows whether it was my computer/internet/edugeek????

      Si
      Are you still using Windows 98 Simon?
    1. Gatt's Avatar
      Gatt -
      Is there any chance we can have the time in 24hour clock - or at least be able to change it ourselvses?
    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
      Is there any chance we can have the time in 24hour clock - or at least be able to change it ourselvses?
      Were all youngsters here that cannot read 24hr clocks ya know My car even asked me do I want 12 or 24hr go VW

      Liking the new theme its very nice, but am missing the official @Little-Miss purple theme a bit
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
      What are the fonts that you are using by the way?
      Open Sans is the primary font and its supplied using the Google Web Fonts system.

      Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
      Seeing a few "glitches" - my last long post took several minutes to upload it seemed but who knows whether it was my computer/internet/edugeek????
      I am monitoring the server load but I was patching styles a bit which could cause a delay.

      Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
      Is there any chance we can have the time in 24hour clock - or at least be able to change it ourselvses?
      Amazingly vBulletin doesnt let you choose per user but I will see what hacking it would involve.

      Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
      Liking the new theme its very nice, but am missing the official @Little-Miss purple theme a bit
      Purple is coming back Just wanted to clear out the last couple of bugs before adding them as a lot of the patches for css etc would have to be merged into each theme making it a nightmare to deal with for the first few days of v5.
    1. Rawns's Avatar
      Rawns -
      Looking awesome so far IMO!
      @ZeroHour - Do you ever have a day off?!
    1. Gatt's Avatar
      Gatt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
      @ZeroHour - Do you ever have a day off?!
      Not really - if he did - who would fix EduGeek!

      We should all chip in and get him a massive bottle of EduWhisky though!
    1. SimpleSi's Avatar
      SimpleSi -
      We should all chip in and get him a massive bottle of EduWhisky though
      Thats not going to help the fixing process now is it?
      Si
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
      Thats not going to help the fixing process now is it?
      Si
      Only one way to find out
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