Changes to UKMIX

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Postby Goldmoney » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:05 pm

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Marchum wrote:MCMIX is coming... 8-)
Yassss!
SawyerHewitt wrote:The raw emotion Kween conveys when belting out WBT's climax>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Postby Wayne » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:17 pm

Erotica wrote:I don't want many changes though. :oops:
The changes that come as standard should only serve to enhance the user experience - the basic premise of UKMIX will remain as it is now, though not everything will be precisely the same. We can address and specific issues once we're live.

Goldmoney wrote:Y’all allow gifs and iPhone emojis, y’all get my coins
I'll be steered by the UKMIX community on this one - along with feedback on relaxing the content rules, I'll ensure that we get clear feedback on this when we run the next survey.

ludichris wrote:Will these changes affect the loading speed of the site? I browse and post via mobile 99% of the time and this site loads a lot faster than it's peers. That's why I like it so much. It also has class and grace that you can't find at other places.
Good question, and I hope not - I do anticipate some teething issues though early on, but we'll iron these out. The reality is that UKMIX still gets between 20-25 million page views per year, so we won't know what the impact is until the impact happens. :lol:

For those that access on their mobiles, there will be a choice of style (either access the full site, or access a much slicker mobile version which is super fast but won't have the same design).

Top10 wrote:If you let me express a different point of view about the software - phpBB is better than the kinda 'heavy' vBulletin in functional aspect. The first one is faster while the components are loading and has got simple, user-friendly design. However, it usually causes problems if it has to be modified somehow. I hope the new system will solve some issues with longer posts including embedded videos because some browsers block for about 10-15 seconds or just crash.
vBulletin is a "heavier" software, no doubt - but UKMIX has a very basic design (which we're carrying over), so it shouldn't be too different. Once modifications are added, the loading speed might slow - and it goes without saying that prior to making any changes like that, these things will be properly considered.

RayRay wrote:Will all topics be saved or will we lose our posts?
Good question - topics, posts, private messages and passwords should all carry forward.

However, I will not be transferring avatars over - on the new UKMIX, I want everyone to have avatars of 200 x 200 pixels - nothing less, nothing more (so that the pages look neater), so we'll start afresh.
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Postby WaitYourTurn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:37 pm

or e.g. the three Dua Lipa fans might wish to create a Dua Lipa fans group),

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Postby RayRay » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:40 pm

WaitYourTurn wrote:or e.g. the three Dua Lipa fans might wish to create a Dua Lipa fans group),

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He's waiting for aRat to respond. :lol:
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Postby cheapthrills » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:37 am

Thanks for all the work you are doing on this, Wayne :)

I am excited to see the changes, and a $12 fee is fine for me.
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Postby MusicRecords » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:41 am

Imma make a gofundme page to take donations so that someone can pay for my premium account 8-) 8-) no way imma get my clean money all dirty by contributing to this directly :P
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Postby SummerPeur » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:04 am

Buy me a few drinks when i visit Vienna and we can call it even 8-)
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Postby abi » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:48 am

I had a dream last night that the UI colors changed into green/yellow instead of blue/orange. Whew I really need to spend more time outside. :lol:
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Postby MusicRecords » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:13 am

SummerPeur wrote:Buy me a few drinks when i visit Vienna and we can call it even 8-)
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Postby AutomaticBR » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:46 am

Can’t believe UKMix is 20 years old. And I’ve been here for almost 15, that scares me personally even more :o haha

Even tho I’ve been quite absent in the last few years due to personal issues, I usually take at least a quick read every day and as a person that always love changes, I’m super excited to see what’s ahead!

Thanks Wayne, Lars, Matthew and everyone else that’s been working so hard, endlessly and tirelessly through the years to keep this board healthy and safe, may we continue to cherish this community for a multiple of 20 years more <3
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Postby Jerz » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:51 pm

I can't believe that UKMix was 20 years old. I'm happy to congratulated its important, historical milestone from UKMix. :D

Despite UKMix forever remained in changes until now, I'm very excited for more UKMix surprises and new UKMix features coming your way as soon as possible. I can't wait for it! :D

Thanks Wayne, Lars, Shane and Matthew for being did a great and amazing jobs during its successful first 20-year period of UKMix!

Happy important, significant anniversary from UKMix!
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Postby jochen » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:54 am

About Time they Change it.

The board is slowly dying ....more and more.

Too many good members left too
Maybe they should also make a new Design. A new color ecr
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Postby MusicRecords » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:37 am

I say that with the new update all the previously banned members are unbanned and it’s a new start for the forum 8-)

We want theArmy back 8-)
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:25 am

MusicRecords wrote:We want theArmy back 8-)
I don’t think theArmy would come back even if he had the option
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Postby Carbon » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:20 am

Looking forward to the new changes, thanks to everyone who has continuously worked on maintaining and improving this site!
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Postby Thriller » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:42 pm

thankfulforkelly wrote:
MusicRecords wrote:We want theArmy back 8-)
I don’t think theArmy would come back even if he had the option
He was a rat anyway.
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Postby DOSSOME » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:11 pm

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Postby MusicRecords » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:34 pm

Thriller wrote:
thankfulforkelly wrote:
MusicRecords wrote:We want theArmy back 8-)
I don’t think theArmy would come back even if he had the option
He was a rat anyway.
Stop trolling

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Postby Wayne » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:03 pm

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That will give you an idea of some of the benefits, but it's by no means exhaustive - I'm still working on an exhaustive list but I anticipate that the by being a Premium Member (in addition to supporting with keeping the forum going), you will have around 40 or more features that will enhance your user experience. As a Standard Member, you will still be able to do everything you can do at the current UKMIX.

I also wanted to show you what the posting interface looks like as it's much better:

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You have the option of writing the post with it formatted as you write it or keeping it basic like current UKMIX, where all the formatting options appear in their written BB Code.

Exciting!
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Postby Goldmoney » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:57 pm

Yooooooo
SawyerHewitt wrote:The raw emotion Kween conveys when belting out WBT's climax>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Postby Thriller » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:28 pm

Not those awful emoticons I hope though :lol:

Looking forward to being able to block certain members. Although it could make counting survivor votes tricky in some instances.
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Postby Goldmoney » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:25 pm

I can ignore all those unabating Kween trolls for once. 8-)
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Postby cheapthrills » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:48 am

I think it would be nice if there was some sort of indication (through color or symbol) that a user is a premium member. Just kind of serves as kind of an advertisement for premium. I've seen it on other sites and think it's a nice gesture to the people who support the site.
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Postby MusicRecords » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:01 am

For premium economy accounts, will there be a limit as to how many people you can block?
Asking for a friend :P

Also, will there be extra warnings for those members? would suck to pay $12 only to get banned the next day...I'd sue Ukmix for all 12 pence it's worth and get my $12 back, I need to pay bills babes 8-)
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Postby Wayne » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:24 am

cheapthrills wrote:I think it would be nice if there was some sort of indication (through color or symbol) that a user is a premium member. Just kind of serves as kind of an advertisement for premium. I've seen it on other sites and think it's a nice gesture to the people who support the site.
Agreed, I plan on having either a “VIP Member” banner or a “Premium Member” banner somewhere above or below the username.
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