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For ERP LN feature pack upgrade, what method of install are you using?
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Old 31st January 2002, 14:05
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Introduction

Following the registration of our 1000th member, we decided to also 'release' an enhanced, tweaked version of the bulletin board. The following posts will describe which functional and cosmetic changes were made to the board. Please take a couple of minutes to read through them.

All the changes have been tested with the following browsers:
  • Internet Explorer 5.x
  • Netscape 4.7x/6.x
  • Mozilla 0.9.5
  • Opera 5.x/6.x
For Netscape users on some pages the display might look a bit clunky. The recommended browser remains Internet Explorer 5.x/6.x

We know that change brings good and bad feedback. In any case, we want to hear both of them in this thread!

A special note regarding the sponsors page: please contact me or James at boardmaster@baanboard.com if you would like to know more details about this.
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Old 31st January 2002, 14:19
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Cosmetic enhancement #1: the home page

Probably the biggest change you will notice is in the appearance of the home page. Following changes and additions were done:

the welcome panel
All user and stats information is now displayed in a clear and concise manner in the top block of the forum. The following items will be displayed:
  • your current avatar (or a default if none selected)
  • new threads and new posts indicators
  • all Private Messaging information including the link to your Private Messaging area
  • time information
  • the 'new posts' link
  • some statistics on members, threads, posts and views
  • the 'newest member' link
  • the links to 'log out', 'mark all forums read' and 'forum leaders'
  • the current online users and link to 'who's online?'
categories in separate blocks
The main parts of the forum have been put into separate HTML tables to ease the viewing of them.

moderators/forum leaders display
all moderators/forum leaders are displayed in a neat drop down box instead of flat text. Each entry in the drop down list is a click-through link to the moderator's profile.
The moderator/forum leader drop-down box will also appear on the second level forum display:
e.g.: http://www.baanboard.com/baanboard/f...p?s=&forumid=1

forum icons display
each forum now has its own icon to make identification of the forum easier and to enhance the general look of the forum home page.

rounded corners
all forum pages are now displayed within a rounded corner box. The colour of the box changes with your style choice (see below)

change of links layout
the bottom list of links to our other pages etc have been put into a proper HTML table. Also a link to our sponsors page has been added.

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Old 31st January 2002, 14:21
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Functional enhancement #1: review of forums

The forums 'General discussion & Chat' and 'News and discussion @Baan' have been merged into 1 forum: 'General Discussion & Chat'

The forum 'Job Market' has been split into 2 separate forums and also been put into a separate main catefgory: 'Recuiters' & 'Job Seekers'

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Functional enhancement #2: contract/expandable posts (IE ONLY!)

When reading threads you will notice a '+' or '-' icon next to name of the poster. Clicking this icon makes it possible to either contract or expand the contents of the post, an operation similar to opening and closing directory trees in file managers.

When a post is collapsed, it will only display either the post title or the first line of the post.

Additionally, there are two more options available at the top of each thread page: expand all and contract all. These options will either expand or contract *all* posts of the thread in one go.

And finally an option is available to view old posts in collapsed state by default. This feature is user selectable, meaning that each user can toggle this option in their User Control Panel:

User CP > Edit Options > Contract posts you already read (Yes/No)

The default is setting is 'No' indicating that all posts will be shown in expanded or normal view.

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Cosmetic enhancement #2: colour schemes

The default and 'Ferrari Red' colour schemes or styles have been restyled a little bit to make them look smarter. Additionally, 4 more styles were added with new colours and buttons. Following styles are now available and user selectable from your User Control Panel:

User CP > Edit Options > Style set
  • Classic Blue
  • Classic Red
  • New Blue
  • New Green
  • New Brown
  • New Black

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Functional enhancement #3: private message store gauge

Your private message store will now display a graphical gauge representing current space usage of your private message store. This will help users to keep track of how many private messages they are storing and when it will be necessary to do some pruning.

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Functional enhancement #4: new user fields

Following input fields are added as non-obligatory in each user profile:
  • Baan version
  • Database type
  • Operating system
New users will be asked to provide this information on a voluntarily basis at registration time.

For existing users, we ask that each user modifies his/her profile accordingly in the User Control Panel:

User CP > Edit Profile > Additional Information

This information will *not* be displayed inside threads or posts but can be accessed by clicking on the Profile button of the particular user.

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Functional enhancement #5: bigger attachment size

The maximum allowed attachment size has been raised from 100K to 1000K (1 MB)

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