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RR
23rd January 2011, 08:11 PM
*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*

A major upgrade to the hub is scheduled in the coming week. Please read on:

A quick FAQ:

Q. Why are you doing this?

The Hub has been running on PHPBB2 platform - a free software - for more than 6 years now. But, over these years, the hub has grown by leaps and bounds (close to 190K registrations). Plus, phpbb2 is now obsolete and no longer supported. To meet the growing demand in the long run, we have decided to move to vbulletin4 - a popular commercial software adopted by large forum communities worldwide.

Q. When are you going to upgrade?

During the coming week. You'll be informed. Pls check
the top banner messages.

Q. What does it mean to me? Do I need to learn to post, start a thread, etc?

No. Basically you'll have the same look n feel viewing/posting.

Q. Ok, what happens to my username, posts?

Your login/password will remain the same. Upgrade will bring over everything from current forums.

Q. What's new we can expect?

* Attachments: you'll be able to add images/docs to your posts
* much better pm box, user panel,etc.
* facebook integration
* some other possible new features: photo albums, calendar,etc.
* and more..

Q. I'm curious. Can I try it out?

We don't have a preview yet, but see here to get an idea:

- Forum Index Page sample : http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/
- Fourm Topic list sample: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forumdisplay.php/6-Chit-Chat
- Topic view sample: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php/338146-Is-Facebook-ruining-Forums

If you want to try posting, register here first: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/register.php . Then go to the Chit Chat forum (link above) and play around.

vbulleting forum FAQ is here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq#faq_vb3_board_usage

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Stay tuned for more..

chevy
23rd January 2011, 09:06 PM
Sounds great!

chevy
27th January 2011, 09:22 PM
I wish there's a feature where we cud navigate to the middle of a thread instead of 1,2,3,4 and then the last few pages......

Anban
30th January 2011, 12:10 AM
I wish there's a feature where we cud navigate to the middle of a thread instead of 1,2,3,4 and then the last few pages......there is a way to do this..

each page now has 15 posts..

so if u want to go the 31st.. then, 30*15+1 = 451st post direct link given below..

http://www.mayyam.com/hub/viewtopic.php?t=15057&start=451

RR
31st January 2011, 11:00 AM
*** ANNOUNCEMENT ***

The upgrade is scheduled tomorrow Feb 1st, 4AM (IST). It is expected to last about 7 hours. Yes, it is that long! During this period, hub forums will not be available. You will see a message like "Sorry, but this board is currently unavailable. " Pls be patient. After the upgrade is done, you'll see a link to the new forums. It should happen around this time tomorrow.

Here's the plan:

T = Feb 1, 4AM IST

* At T+0hrs, the forum is closed.
* During T+0 to T+7hrs, upgrading process goes on..
* At T+7hrs, New forums are ready. A link to this site added on the current phpBB (current) forums.
* You jump in, and start 'hubbing fun' on the new site .. :)

IMPORTANT: In case you haven't, pls try exploring the vbulletin.com links I posted above ASAP. For most of you, hubbing on new site should be a seamless experience (this is based on our beta testing with selected hubbers), but for some of you, it may need a little getting used to. So I strongly suggest you try it before the upgrading happens, and be prepared. Or, at least try to do this during the downtime (4AM-11AM) tomorrow.

Disclaimer: Please note that

i) 7 hrs is a rough estimate. It may take longer.
ii) There will be some inevitable hiccups, please bear with me! Thanks..

RR
1st February 2011, 11:57 AM
Welcome to the Revamped Hub!

Hi Hubbers.. Happy to report that the 'hub'grade is done and we have migrated almost everything successfully..! :thumbsup:

A warm welcome to you all to this new platform.. So, what's changed? Pretty much nothing for you as the user. Your username, avatar, posts, threads remain the same, so do the viewing & posting processes. So basically it's same as our beloved Hub. But the backend has changed completely to a more robust platform with a lot of new features:

* add attachment to pm,post,thread
* post images/youtube in a jiffy
* your own user panel with album, calendar,etc.
* and lot more..

I'll let you enjoy exploring. However, note that the ground rules still remain the same. No offensive posts or personal attacks! :) In particular, no abuse of 'post image/video' feature will be tolerated. If things really go overboard, we may have to disable it completely. We really want to give you the maximum set of features, so pls let us. Thanks..!

I realise that some of you may have problems migrating to the new version. This is expected, and not all of us can make the switch overnight. But we are here to help. Please post your questions & problems in the troubleshooting forum here:

http://www.mayyam.com/talk/forumdisplay.php?80-Hub-Questions-Problems-and-Troubleshooting

Happy Hubbing..! :D

Scale
1st February 2011, 01:38 PM
Great job RR & Team :clap: :clap: Its only a matter of time we get used to this...

hamid
1st February 2011, 02:03 PM
the look and feel is definitely great.. Hope so are the features too.
:thumbsup:

kid-glove
1st February 2011, 02:04 PM
Excellent work. Will report bugs (if any) :clap:

hamid
1st February 2011, 02:10 PM
Actually my profile pic was lost.. Not a big issue.. just want to keep it posted.

hamid
1st February 2011, 02:12 PM
can we have a seperate thread to report clarifications/bugs?

Is there any link which is similar to "Latest Discussion" in the old Hub..

kid-glove
1st February 2011, 02:15 PM
Hamid,
Try 'New posts' on top left corner below 'FORUM'

Siv.S
1st February 2011, 02:17 PM
Good .. ohh short-aa post panna mudiyatha.. good good.. :D

Siv.S
1st February 2011, 02:18 PM
Karthi explain it.. didnt get it..

there is a way to do this..

each page now has 15 posts..

so if u want to go the 31st.. then, 30*15+1 = 451st post direct link given below..

http://www.mayyam.com/hub/viewtopic.php?t=15057&start=451

hamid
1st February 2011, 02:19 PM
Hamid,
Try 'New posts' on top left corner below 'FORUM'

Thanks KG.. itz working..

also changed few settings in the general settings page.. Like the no of posts in a page, Default Thread Age Cut Off, Receivee Email from other members etc.. Looks good.

hamid
1st February 2011, 02:23 PM
Karthi explain it.. didnt get it..

Siv.. it is not necessary as we have moved to a diff platform..

Now it is easier.. just right click on any page link of a thread and select "copy shortcut" option [eg : http://www.mayyam.com/talk/showthread.php?8943-RAJINI-s-Enthiran-The-Biggest-BB-in-Indian-Cinema-History-12/page2] and paste the same in the URL.. and change the page no[last digit] accordingly.

Raikkonen
1st February 2011, 02:38 PM
Good Job. Looks Good.

Dinesh84
1st February 2011, 02:42 PM
Great job :thumbsup:

what does "Thread Age Cut Off" mean? :roll:

littlemaster1982
1st February 2011, 02:54 PM
Siv.. it is not necessary as we have moved to a diff platform..

Now it is easier.. just right click on any page link of a thread and select "copy shortcut" option [eg : http://www.mayyam.com/talk/showthread.php?8943-RAJINI-s-Enthiran-The-Biggest-BB-in-Indian-Cinema-History-12/page2] and paste the same in the URL.. and change the page no[last digit] accordingly.

There's a much easier way. See this:

http://i54.tinypic.com/5ycaq0.jpg

Punnaimaran
1st February 2011, 02:57 PM
Good job done. Thanks to the technical team.

NOV
1st February 2011, 02:58 PM
Great to hear that many Hubbers are finding the migration easy. :thumbsup:

hamid
1st February 2011, 02:58 PM
There's a much easier way. See this:

http://i54.tinypic.com/5ycaq0.jpg

Great :cool2:

Siv.S
1st February 2011, 03:00 PM
So only 10 posts per page.. what about our profile pics? except mods others avatars are not visible.. i have tried to edit from settings.. still could not get it.

ajaybaskar
1st February 2011, 03:01 PM
Superb!! But cant i post a message below 10 characters?

hamid
1st February 2011, 03:02 PM
So only 10 posts per page.. what about our profile pics? except mods others avatars are not visible.. i have tried to edit from settings.. still could not get it.

You can have upto 40 posts per page.. check the General settings page.

Profile pic.. not sure whats the problem.. mine was also gone.. added a new one which is showing in profile page. .but not in the thread.. maybe they are switching on feature by feature..

NOV
1st February 2011, 03:03 PM
So only 10 posts per page.. what about our profile pics? except mods others avatars are not visible.. i have tried to edit from settings.. still could not get it.
Give some time please. RR will set it right soon.

On the positive side, no more limit of 100 pages per thread!

hamid
1st February 2011, 03:05 PM
On the positive side, no more limit of 100 pages per thread!

:cool2: :thumbsup:

Siv.S
1st February 2011, 03:07 PM
NOV ok ok :)

hamid
1st February 2011, 03:09 PM
seems the Hub links provided in the past wont work..

RR
1st February 2011, 03:22 PM
Guys,

report problems here:

http://www.mayyam.com/talk/forumdisplay.php?80-Hub-Questions-Problems-and-Troubleshooting

MADDY
1st February 2011, 03:44 PM
Congrats RR - HUB looks great now

dinesh2002
1st February 2011, 03:50 PM
great look!!

kugan98
1st February 2011, 03:54 PM
Great job RR and team.
I hope to enjoy this new version.
Thanks, Kugan98

karthikmba
1st February 2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks for Great Update..
Really i'm waiting for vbulletin...
Please Add the Mobile Theme in vbulletin.. Really it helps a lot

gurusaravanan
1st February 2011, 04:50 PM
Thanks for Great Update..
Really i'm waiting for vbulletin...
Please Add the Mobile Theme in vbulletin.. Really it helps a lot
+1.........................

RAGHAVENDRA
1st February 2011, 04:58 PM
Dear Moderators,
The new look of the hub simply stands great! The only thing is, it might take some time to settle down to the new environment. Hope we pick up soon.
My sincere appreciations to all the team members who made it.
Regards,
Raghavendran

saradhaa_sn
1st February 2011, 05:15 PM
தளத்தின் புதிய வடிவத்துக்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

இந்தப் புதிய பொலிவினைப்பெற உழைத்தவர்களுக்கு நன்றிகள்.

San_K
1st February 2011, 05:17 PM
find work :clap:

Sunil_M88
1st February 2011, 05:27 PM
@ Admin team... Loving the changeover guys, :ty:

NOV
1st February 2011, 05:37 PM
find work :clap:
are you saying all of us posting here are vettis? :rotfl2:

Nerd
1st February 2011, 05:38 PM
are you saying all of us posting here are vettis? :rotfl2:
That was hilarious :rotfl:

Anyway good job we were so 1980s now we have been transformed :-)

NOV
1st February 2011, 05:41 PM
Yes Nerd. this update was long due. There seems to be some teething problems which RR and the technical crew will sort out over the next few days.
One major good thing is that Hub crashes will now be a thing of the past. :)

pavalamani pragasam
1st February 2011, 05:58 PM
Awesome! Congrats! In course of time my eyes shall get used to the new colour, form and all other features. My profile picture also is hiding!!!!

Plum
1st February 2011, 06:17 PM
:cool2: :thumbsup:

ada 100 pages limit irundhA dhAne aduthhu yAru thread open paNdradhu, threadukku enna pEru vekkaradhunnu discuss paNNa mudiyin?

Plum
1st February 2011, 06:19 PM
orE jigu jigunnu irukku - that is my only problem. Otherwise, features are good. :thumbsup:

app_engine
1st February 2011, 07:28 PM
Congrats, RR!

Great job!

Mahen
1st February 2011, 07:55 PM
bring back the old hub...romba confusing-aa iruku

pavalamani pragasam
1st February 2011, 08:11 PM
How can set the time to IST?
somebody educate me on how to find the Tamil pad!

Dilbert
1st February 2011, 08:12 PM
Excellent job ! an amazing transformation.

hamid
1st February 2011, 08:24 PM
How can set the time to IST?
somebody educate me on how to find the Tamil pad!

not sure about the tamilpad.. But you can change the timezone settings in General Settings -> Date and Time Options.

hamid
1st February 2011, 08:24 PM
I am unable to edit the title of a thread..

hamid
1st February 2011, 08:39 PM
:cool2: we can have multiple options Poll.. and I think we can also see who are all voted...

ajaybaskar
1st February 2011, 09:20 PM
Mods,

Pls enable the dp soon. Now its like standing nude in front of a large group.

V_S
1st February 2011, 11:23 PM
Great Job! UI Looks cool.

VinodKumar's
2nd February 2011, 12:33 AM
Where is my simple old HUB

Sunil_M88
2nd February 2011, 12:40 AM
Why is HTML off?

venkkiram
2nd February 2011, 02:56 AM
Great job ! well done !

jaiganes
2nd February 2011, 03:53 AM
is there a way to customize the hub to show more responses per page. frankly it gets tiring to read very few posts per page.
If PR gets in a mood, then we would have the misfortune of scrolling for 3 to 4 pages to complete reading one post. Can anything be done regarding this?


Ahh. I found the option in customize my profile page. I can go from as far as 5 posts to 40+ posts per page. this is fantastic... great job!!!

CLUELESS
2nd February 2011, 04:27 AM
Great job. Looks neater and easier to the eye.
Congrats on the efforts taken by your team.

groucho070
2nd February 2011, 06:21 AM
Great job guys. Very exciting features.

Sarna
2nd February 2011, 08:01 AM
nice :clap: :clap:

Plum
2nd February 2011, 09:51 AM
Today 09:51 AM
Thalapathy Rock (http://www.mayyam.com/talk/member.php?120954-Thalapathy-Rock)
Junior Member Admin HubberNewbie HubberTeam HubberModerator HubberPro Hubber


Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 4

Plum
2nd February 2011, 09:52 AM
enna ipdi neraiya hubbersku "Admin HubberNewbie HubberTeam HubberModerator HubberPro Hubber"-nu irukku profilela?
ivLO moderators and admins appoint paNNi irukkIngaLA?

Punnaimaran
2nd February 2011, 10:37 AM
How to enable my profile pic??

Sunil_M88
2nd February 2011, 03:32 PM
The legendary TFMPage Hub/Mayyam undergoes a design change!!

:ty: Karthik, inetk

HonestRaj
2nd February 2011, 04:35 PM
How to enable my profile pic??

i'm also not finding this :(

HonestRaj
2nd February 2011, 04:36 PM
Where is my simple old HUB

nanbEnda :)

HonestRaj
2nd February 2011, 04:43 PM
is there a way to customize the hub to show more responses per page. frankly it gets tiring to read very few posts per page.
If PR gets in a mood, then we would have the misfortune of scrolling for 3 to 4 pages to complete reading one post. Can anything be done regarding this?


Ahh. I found the option in customize my profile page. I can go from as far as 5 posts to 40+ posts per page. this is fantastic... great job!!!

where is this option? I too want to increase the posts per page?

ajaybaskar
2nd February 2011, 04:52 PM
Forum actions ------>General settings

RR
2nd February 2011, 06:07 PM
Avatars are up!

NOV
2nd February 2011, 06:24 PM
Avatars are up!

:clap: :clap:
nice to see ppl clothed again. :lol2:

pavalamani pragasam
2nd February 2011, 07:14 PM
Hurray! And I am now a Platinum hubber!!! Promotion from diamond to platinum! My head is in the heavens!!! i am so happy!

SoftSword
2nd February 2011, 07:24 PM
:clap: :clap:
nice to see ppl clothed again. :lol2:

oh did i miss something?

pavalamani pragasam
2nd February 2011, 07:28 PM
-------lol------

printhan
2nd February 2011, 10:12 PM
The new forum looks quite Good.. Well done for ther entire team. And thanks for Activating my Old ID

rajeshkrv
3rd February 2011, 03:34 AM
Very nice. Appearance is very pleasing

Badri
3rd February 2011, 03:54 AM
:clap: :clap:
nice to see ppl clothed again. :lol2:

haha! mela, rajeshkrv-oda avatarukku thaan clothes pathala!

Querida
3rd February 2011, 11:06 AM
haha! mela, rajeshkrv-oda avatarukku thaan clothes pathala!


good observation :lol: your avatar looks even more clear in his benevolent look.

RR
3rd February 2011, 11:58 AM
good observation :lol: your avatar looks even more clear in his benevolent look.
Q, is that a polite way of saying 'Yours too'? ;)

Querida
3rd February 2011, 12:03 PM
:D now that you mention it :lol:

It's been so long since I last heard from you, hope you are doing well :)

Still have the cds, though incense is long gone, but your words of encouragement when it came to my attempts at poetry are well remembered and appreciated :)

Scale
3rd February 2011, 12:18 PM
Double :lol:

RR, we want you to post more..

btb, I have 2 problems

http://www.mayyam.com/talk/showthread.php?8822-Films-Documentary-that-made-you-post-here&p=628248&viewfull=1#post628248

Guru-V
3rd February 2011, 12:57 PM
nicely done

RR
3rd February 2011, 01:18 PM
Double :lol:

RR, we want you to post more..

Q & Scale,

Metoo but you see, ppl only talk to me on problem reports :) Seriously, other chores take more of my time. I'll jump in once in a while.

Anyway, thanks everyone for the nice comments! It took a lot of effort to make the migration as painless as possible. I am glad that you are all loving the new look. Keep giving your honest feedback. Together we can make Hub the best community site ever :thumbsup:

TamilMoon
3rd February 2011, 08:19 PM
new look... super'a irukku... :)

Sourav
4th February 2011, 09:17 AM
80*80 size is too small for an avatar... pls increase the size! :(

Dinesh84
4th February 2011, 09:22 AM
80*80 size is too small for an avatar... pls increase the size! :(

I second that :)

ajaybaskar
4th February 2011, 09:24 AM
I third that

RR
4th February 2011, 10:45 PM
80*80 size is too small for an avatar... pls increase the size! :(
Increased to 100x100.

VinodKumar's
4th February 2011, 11:32 PM
80*80 size is too small for an avatar... pls increase the size! :(

// Sourav,

Yean Shewag oda belly button theriya maatigutha :banghead::banghead::banghead: //

jinju
5th February 2011, 07:21 AM
sooberabbu...

Shakthiprabha
5th February 2011, 11:54 AM
Fabulous job RR and team. Too much of hard work behidn this . Goodluck. :clap: :cheer:
and oh I love those icons... for titles.. :yes:

RR
5th February 2011, 12:21 PM
Fabulous job RR and team. Too much of hard work behidn this . Goodluck. :clap: :cheer:
and oh I love those icons... for titles.. :yes:
SP :D Your long requested jump-to-any-page feature is in also.

crazy
7th February 2011, 01:57 AM
:clap: :clap:

Stiglitz
7th February 2011, 02:15 AM
Love the new face if the hub rr! just keeps getting better :P

Sourav
7th February 2011, 07:07 AM
Increased to 100x100.

Thanks RR! :D

Ravi Krishnan
7th February 2011, 02:59 PM
Its neat and simple. Fantastic job and keep up the good work!

cnnatarajan
7th February 2011, 03:51 PM
Hope the revamped site will lead to better communication and interaction between members!!

mmv4music
9th February 2011, 09:47 PM
my sincer thanks to the whole team ...

Madhu Sree
10th February 2011, 05:05 PM
Wowwwwww congrats and Happy to see the new hub... and it is cool... :cheer: :D

layman10
11th February 2011, 07:38 PM
The forum looks great!. Good for me, my Id got activated and able to post!.

RSS feed is working very differently!. The feed comes only for new threads created, that too only the first post of the OP.
Please fix it, very useful to read from mobile devices!.
Thanks.

Shakthiprabha
16th February 2011, 07:22 PM
posting pictures.....IS THE BEST THING for poetical communication.
OH I LOVE IT. thanks a million team.

shalushalu
26th February 2011, 08:06 AM
Great job RR & Team :clap: :clap: Its only a matter of time we get used to this...
Yaa....I am glad that the revamp, finally, took place..... Nice. Am learning - the tricks and the traits.