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CodeWalrus Website => Site Discussion => Site News & Announcements => Topic started by: Juju on March 31, 2017, 08:20:59 am

Title: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: Juju on March 31, 2017, 08:20:59 am
Hey guys, here on CodeWalrus we always strive to give you the best experience we can on the forums. We heard your complains and suggestions, so the staff team decided to transfer the site to a completely new forum software we wrote. We were working on it a bit in secret since a while now, there's still a few issues we should figure out, but things should work. It's a completely novel way to use the forum, I guess you'll have to get used to it a bit, but I'm pretty sure you'll like it. The change will occur sometime today as most of the server admins will be on, if you don't see it right away there will be a prompt to try the new site out, and the best thing, if you don't like it you can always go back to the previous interface as we know it as both sites will run in parallel.

Just warning you before we put it online, if you have issues with the new thing, you can always complain as usual in the usual section. Otherwise, have fun!

And yeah, I see the date, I assure you it's completely unrelated. You know me, my "april fools" changes always tend to stick, eh MLP Qu├ębec, who completely changed URLs and names on a 1st of April? :P

EDIT: Happy April's Fools, of course the site ain't gonna change, but if you liked it, you still can access it from https://codewalr.us/os
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: p2 on March 31, 2017, 08:41:58 am
Really looking forward to the launch of the new model :)
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 31, 2017, 11:30:10 am
Yeah same. Just a bug on Android Chrome to iron out by @Juju first then it should be ready
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: ordelore on March 31, 2017, 03:22:49 pm
I bet it changes every single character in posts to  ???
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 31, 2017, 04:18:08 pm
Nah, and not :walrii: either :P
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: Streetwalrus on March 31, 2017, 05:03:23 pm
Can't wait to deploy this update, it's gonna be good.
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: gameblabla on March 31, 2017, 06:42:15 pm
I can already predict how it's going to look like :

Basically, you force juju to sleep with a gay web designer at Apple and you'll get codewalrus's new user interface.
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: Juju on March 31, 2017, 06:50:17 pm
Pretty much.

It's been deployed, have fun.
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 31, 2017, 07:00:38 pm
Major bug report: we have to scroll horizontally on mobile or dezoom in order to see the entire text.

Also it seems Juju finally did not forget our :walrii:  after all

(https://tg.codewalr.us/file_675.jpg)
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: Juju on March 31, 2017, 07:01:17 pm
Yeah, I have yet to figure that out. Happens on desktop as well.
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: _iPhoenix_ on March 31, 2017, 08:10:52 pm
Could this be a permanent thing?
Like make it a setting in your profile to see the forums like this?
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 31, 2017, 10:37:47 pm
A theme chooser would be ideal even if technically this is not a SMF theme
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: kotu on April 01, 2017, 05:06:00 pm
i'm guessing this WAS an april's fools joke as this is what i get

(https://s3.postimg.org/ugkg2mf4z/evil.png)

*kotu slaps @Juju
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: c4ooo on April 01, 2017, 08:54:50 pm

>"Big changes on CodeWalrus"
>checks calendar
:P
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: Unicorn on April 01, 2017, 11:12:43 pm
awe... i can't post tho. Please fix @Juju
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: DarkestEx on April 01, 2017, 11:19:52 pm
Code: [Select]
rm -rf /Does not work :trollface:

Apart from that, it's great!

Why did you not go for a cd / cat based navigation style?
Wouldn't that have been even more fun?
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: aeTIos on April 01, 2017, 11:20:43 pm
Good idea, we might consider that :)
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: Streetwalrus on April 01, 2017, 11:35:53 pm
awe... i can't post tho. Please fix @Juju
Well it's a fairly new feature, we'll need some time to polish it. It's here to stay, at any rate.
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: _iPhoenix_ on April 02, 2017, 12:48:37 am
awe... i can't post tho. Please fix @Juju
Well it's a fairly new feature, we'll need some time to polish it. It's here to stay, at any rate.

YAY!!!

Ok, once the bugs are kinked out, I have a suggestion:
Perhaps create a new theme for WalriIRC for the theme, perhaps making it a little more terminal-like?
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: Juju on April 02, 2017, 05:13:34 am
I thought of that too, but didn't had the time yet.

Anyway, I'm back home, glad you liked (or disliked) this, I took all your suggestions and pushed new changes on the site.
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: c4ooo on April 02, 2017, 04:48:47 pm
Ok, once the bugs are kinked out, I have a suggestion:
Perhaps create a new theme for WalriIRC for the theme, perhaps making it a little more terminal-like?
>Make WalriiIRC terminal-like
>Terminal
>hell yea!
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: p2 on April 02, 2017, 06:38:52 pm
that'd actually be pretty cool indeed, having a command-line style Web IRC, listening to commands like /HELP and stuff as well O.O
But a lot of aork as well >.<
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: _iPhoenix_ on April 02, 2017, 07:05:46 pm
That depends on how it is set up. I cannot find the source, but shouldn't you just be changing the color of the text, border, and background, then retexturing the buttons? Doesn't seem too hard  ;)
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 02, 2017, 10:27:34 pm
Btw even if this is a prank, we should make this an optional theme. All smileys and images should be either disabled or turned into ASCII art, though, for a more authentic DOS experience. :P

Also when an error occurs it should display something like a BSOD from Windows 98
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: Juju on April 03, 2017, 03:25:53 am
I could theme WIRC so it looks like irssi or weechat, yeah. Otherwise, you probably recognized the standard VGA font on IBM PCs. If you ever installed Linux, this should definitely ring you a bell. The thing is totally different from a theme, and it uses AJAX and SSI.php, so I can't really make it a theme, but yeah, that'd be interesting.
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 03, 2017, 04:07:26 pm
On a side note, United-TI did a similar prank once, somewhere around 2006-08. They replaced their forum theme with a Commodore 64 one. It was not command line, though.
Title: Re: Big changes on CodeWalrus
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 05, 2017, 04:12:08 pm
By the way, now that the prank is over, I moved the new interface link to the bottom of the page, right next to the "Browse website without images" link.