Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 84
Member
Member
Offline
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 84
Hey guys. I've done an upgrade from 5.4 to 6.0 with no problems. Now I have a huge cosmetic problem -- double signatures.

The older versions used to store the signature with the message. So I'm seeing the display of the old message with signature, plus the new feature that tacks on the signature in a separate step.

Is there a way to include a timestamp in the config file to state when the board was upgraded? And then have a query before displaying the messages to check if it came before or after the upgrade? If before, then do not add the new signature field. If after, then go ahead and do it? I imagine this would affect showflat and showthreaded files only.

Or is it possible to wipe out the old sigs from the older messages in any other way but by doing it by hand?

Thanks for yout time guys! And appreciate any suggestions you could come up with.

Sponsored Links
Joined: Sep 1999
Posts: 76
Power User
Power User
Offline
Joined: Sep 1999
Posts: 76
Does anyone else not like the idea of having dynamic signatures? Or in other words, prefer having the signature frozen with the post? To be honest, I'm surprised this change with signature handling was introduced in 6.0 and I'd be interesting to know why it was brought about.

Something else I'd prefer as well is having an option of whether or not to include one's signature when posting. This is useful when making News posts that also populate the main index of my site because I don't want my signature included with every News post. But with regular posts, I would want it included. For this to work, you'd have to go back to storing static signatures in the w3t_Posts table.

Finally, color markup doesn't seem to work with signatures as of v6.0.1.

Sorry for the part wish-list, part bug report post.

Joined: May 1999
Posts: 78
Member
Member
Offline
Joined: May 1999
Posts: 78
posted by Myke:
Does anyone else not like the idea of having dynamic signatures? Or in other words, prefer having the signature frozen with the post?


Some of us have indicated a preference for static signatures in other threads. I think it really depends on the board, I see benefits to both ways. In my situation I'd like static though.

posted by Myke:

Something else I'd prefer as well is having an option of whether or not to include one's signature when posting.

That would be useful at times.

posted by Myke:

Finally, color markup doesn't seem to work with signatures as of v6.0.1.



I think it's because you are using the old color markup tags. I reported this awhile back.

Lee


Link Copied to Clipboard
Donate Today!
Donate via PayPal

Donate to UBBDev today to help aid in Operational, Server and Script Maintenance, and Development costs.

Please also see our parent organization VNC Web Services if you're in the need of a new UBB.threads Install or Upgrade, Site/Server Migrations, or Security and Coding Services.
Recommended Hosts
We have personally worked with and recommend the following Web Hosts:
Stable Host
bluehost
InterServer
Visit us on Facebook
Member Spotlight
Bill B
Bill B
Issaquah, WA
Posts: 87
Joined: December 2001
Forum Statistics
Forums63
Topics37,574
Posts293,926
Members13,850
Most Online5,166
Sep 15th, 2019
Today's Statistics
Currently Online
Topics Created
Posts Made
Users Online
Birthdays
Top Posters
AllenAyres 21,079
JoshPet 10,369
LK 7,394
Lord Dexter 6,708
Gizmo 5,833
Greg Hard 4,625
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Likes Received
isaac 82
Gizmo 20
Brett 7
WebGuy 2
Morgan 2
Top Likes Received (30 Days)
None yet
The UBB.Developers Network (UBB.Dev/Threads.Dev) is ©2000-2024 VNC Web Services

 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 8.0.0
(Preview build 20240506)