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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby Phileas » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:54 pm

Thanks for all the feedback with the first stage of the forums. We are working hard to transform the forums as best and as fast as we possibly can.

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TDIT is right - we are only in the first stage of the relaunch, and we haven't even finished this stage yet. There was a substantial security and efficiency necessity to do push out the first stage now, hence the new forums. By the way, Stage 1 is coming along very well.

As I have said before, the themes for the rest of the Pixar films are currently being developed and each will be out as soon as possible. Again, thank you for your understanding, patience, and co-operation. I apologise for any inconvenience, but I am trying to work as hard as I can to iron out all issues.

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In response to Spirit's request seeing the time, I have put the time in the sub-footer:

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Spirit, with your other issue, that seems to be a user-isolated case. Would you please try clearing your cache & cookies? Thanks :)

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As for the avatars being on the right, I've said this in a previous post:

Phileas wrote:As for the avatars being on the right-hand side, this is due to the change in the forum software and is not my choice. I am unable to change it to the left. Sorry for any inconvenience.


As for the image resizing issues, again, stated in a previous post:

Phileas wrote:The biggest minor issue with the forums is with image resizing - a feature that was working during our beta testing but is currently unavailable due to technical issues. An image resizing solution is currently being worked out, I please ask for your patience while this is done. I am personally striving to fix this problem as quickly as possible.


Progress is currently happening - as this has become a major concern I'm hiring a forum developer expert to fix this. Again, I please ask for your patience.

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For problems with the automagically logging in feature, this is kind of a mixed bag. A straw poll I took said that it automagically logging in works for them, so it seems to be a user-to-user incident. I, myself, haven't had any problems with automagically logging in.

I have identified a major cause (if not, the only cause) of why you may not be kept logged in: the new forums, as part of the upgraded security, requires you by default to log in if it detects that you are logging in from another IP address. This is fine for most users, but I do understand a) those who log in at several places, and/or b) those whose ISPs provide a dynamic IP internet service, are kept logging off every time their IP is changed/renewed.

Although it would have been preferred to keep this rule on, this rule has now been disabled and you should no longer have automagically log in problems. If you still do have problems, logout and login again making sure Automagically Log In is selected and that you have cleared your cookies if you are still having problems before logging in. If you still have problems, report back.

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The new Pixar Planet Chatroom is now online! You can access this via Menu > Chatroom. It will pop up as a separate window. The chatroom software is completely new, and is full of new features - and it should be stable now and keep you logged in!

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Kyle: It is clear that you are very apprehensive of the changes here at Pixar Planet, but this site refresh has been a collaboration and a running project with the Pixar Planet staff for more than a year. We are trying to iron out all issues and we are working with our users - and we are in no way trying to undermine our members, as it is seems to be implied. While I respect your opinions about the site, most users have adopted and embraced the change, and the site refresh is for the benefit of the community. We are simply asking for patience and understanding while this stage is being completed. If you wish to speak more about this - please send me a private message, not through a reply here. Thank you.

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As for our Veteran Planeteers making a return on Pixar Planet during this relaunch, welcome back! It's great to see you on the forums again! Please enjoy the new forums.
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby Spirit of Adventure » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:59 pm

Hey, you're great Phileas! I would have never noticed the clock down there. Thanks!
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby K9Girl » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:27 pm

I really like the new chatroom! Great job!
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:58 pm

Thank you Phileas for all of your hard work and time you put into the forums, I love it!
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby The Star Swordsman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:08 pm

I am not sure if I ever got the chance to thank you for all of your hard work dude. So I wanna say thanks for being so awesome. I love the new forums. It will take a while to get used to, but it looks great.
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby Evangeline » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:36 pm

I'd like to thank you guys too. It's really great to come here everyday (as often as I can, anyways :D) Thanks so much for all your hard work! This place wouldn't be so awesome with you guys :D
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby Chuckles » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:28 pm

Thanks Pixar crew! The new additions to the forum have been great, and my auto-login problems have disappeared. :D
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby The Star Swordsman » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:43 am

Just a question. In the old forum, there were links to the Pixar Planet Deviantart, facebook, etc. Will there be such links in the relaunched forums?
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:39 pm

Phileas, I love the new design!! It's a lot more self-explanatory than the old layout. But, is there any chance we'll ever have the usergroup icons under our avatars again? That's the only thing I miss.
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby Spirit of Adventure » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:50 pm

^ Oh, yes. That was a nice touch.
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:54 pm

Spirit of Adventure wrote:^ Oh, yes. That was a nice touch.


I just loved being able to see someone's groups without going to their profile. It makes your image seem more inherently personal. That, and if you had all 9 feature films, The Incredibles was in the middle, and Toy story(Woody<3) was on top. That was perfect!!! :(
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby ilovef4g1ts » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:07 am

I just loved being able to see someone's groups without going to their profile. It makes your image seem more inherently personal. That, and if you had all 9 feature films, The Incredibles was in the middle, and Toy story(Woody<3) was on top. That was perfect!!


Woody is definately my favorite character in toy story :wink:
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby The Star Swordsman » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:02 am

Oh yeah! I missed the usergroup icons.
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:13 am

The Star Swordsman wrote:Oh yeah! I missed the usergroup icons.


Especially the Moderator icon. It's helpful for newer members to know who's a moderator so they know who to message if there's an issue.
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Re: Pixar Planet - Relaunching Early 2011 (Details & Notices)

Postby Geoff-uk1234 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:16 am

One thing I like about the new site is the friends and foes section. I always thought this site could use a friends system.

Overall, I'm completely used to the new design now. The only thing that needs fixing is the glitch where you don't get signed in automatically even when you tick the box.
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