The New LttD Upgrade

Posted by: Magister Frost

The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 05:06 PM

Just a quick note, as you can notice Letters to the Devil had been upgraded. With this new version there are many new features and some missing features (those will be added back soon).

The feel and colors of the board will change, don't freak out!

The new upgrade required a huge database import and it took a very long time, but as you can notice, all your posts are still here and your account is unchanged.

I will be spending the remainder of the week working on the look and feel of the board along with adding new features.

For now, enjoy the upgrade!
Posted by: BlasphemousOne

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 05:10 PM

Looks good Magister. Thank you!
Posted by: Mr. Obsidian

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 05:12 PM

As always, your hard work maintaining this enjoyable site is greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Magister.


HS!
Posted by: RandomStranger

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 06:06 PM

Nice! Thanks for making such an interesting lair!
Posted by: LKRice

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 06:08 PM

Spiffy. \:\)

However... I had at least one unread PM on the old board I hadn't had a chance to read yet. \:\(

Is there any way to transport saved PMs over?
Posted by: HellofallHells

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 06:08 PM

I'm sure I will enjoy the new features. Thank you!

HS!
Posted by: Evil_Eve

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 06:31 PM

<Not freaking out> (Okay, just a little bit with all this white)

There are some really neat addy's however that I am enjoying!

In any event, I am not paying to be a user here and appreciate all the hard work and effort you have and DO put into this website. Thank you Magister Ventrue (for all that you do). No, I wasn't trying to be a poet there. ;\)

Eve
Posted by: Roho_the_Rooster

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 06:40 PM

Thank you for the hard work.
Posted by: ABZU

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 06:51 PM

Thank you for your hard work Magister Ventrue, we all appreciate it.

I’m not sure if this is still awaiting activation or not, but I was wondering if we will be able to see color coded names in the Active Topics section again, or if this is a setting I can turn on somewhere? I typically favor reading threads that are started by CoS members when digging through the topics.

Thanks again,

Abzu
Posted by: Storm

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 06:53 PM

The new look is fantastic! I am enjoying the new "quick reply" box as well. Your hard work definately shows.
Well done and thank you very much Magister!

Hail Satan!
Hail THyself!
~Storm
Posted by: Evil_Eve

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 06:55 PM

If you take a closer look you will see that CoS members names are in a more pale shade of blue.

It's not very noticeable right away but one can tell when looking more closely.

Hope that helps. \:\)
Posted by: Incubus

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 07:29 PM

Thank you for your hard work, Magister!
Posted by: toad

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 07:42 PM

Wow! The new upgrade looks great.
Toad
Posted by: Jack_Lantern

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 08:00 PM

It looks good. Thanks for constantly maintaining and upgrading our playground.
Posted by: Eibon

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 08:21 PM

Thanks Magister, i can't imagine the amount of work you have to put in to this daily.
Your works are appreciated and lauded

hail Satan
Hail Me
Posted by: Mjollnir

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 08:55 PM

Excellent job. Thank you.
Posted by: Hagen von Tronje

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 10:45 PM

Just thought I'd point out that attachments are apparently not working right. When I click an old post and view attachment, I get sent back to the main index.
Posted by: Noelia

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/10/07 11:45 PM

For a second I thought I was in the wrong place! , Thank you magister for your hard work!
Posted by: Enchantress

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 03:13 AM

Interesting upgrade to the board!

 Quote:
The feel and colors of the board will change, don't freak out!


I can't wait to see what the skins will look like!
Posted by: Mr Sam

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 05:07 AM

Looks very nice, keep finding little features.

My Mood, Seeing if a user is online or offline, Quick reply. I don't see what is missing yet though.

Thank you for the upgrade \:D
Posted by: Warlock Bell

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 07:28 AM

Dear Magister Ventrue,

I like it!!

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you THANK YOU! You put so much times and efforts for OUR fun and pleasure!!

I personaly think you should be thanked everyday! ;\)

Many benefit from it but few know how much work it take to maintain and to bring us a board of the highest quality!!!

I bow before you!

Sonny

Hail Satan!
Posted by: Malakuma

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 08:25 AM

Me too. I was confused! But thank you very much Magister Ventrue! Your work is very much appreciated. I'm looking foward to final layout.
Posted by: YaeK

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 10:11 AM

Awesome ! \:D

I must say I'm particularly thrilled about one thing...
The threads with new posts aren't appearing light grey anymore. That kinda used to drive me insane. I absolutely had to click them all until they were all gone.

But asside from that, the new little features are also truly nice. =P

We all appreciate your hard work, Magister Ventrue.


PS: A next button! A blessed next button on thread pages! I just noticed... yay \:D
Posted by: Svengali

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 10:27 AM

Excellent work - the color change gives a better feel for what is enhanced.

I hope everyone fully appreciates the impact of Magister Ventrue's work; how many alliances would never have been made and projects never coordinated or realized without his excellent work here and elsewhere.

The Bill Gates of Satanism?
Posted by: The_Lightning

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 10:53 AM

Ok, I admit, I did freak out a little
But once the board went blue I calmed down =) I think I can get used to this =D

Now seriously- I appreciate your work immensely.
This forum enabled me to meet some of the most interesting individuals I've ever met.
I thank you for making this experience possible, and comfortable!

Hail Magister Ventrue! ~tiki~
Posted by: Jack_Bauer

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 11:53 AM

 Quote:
Excellent work - the color change gives a better feel for what is enhanced.

I hope everyone fully appreciates the impact of Magister Ventrue's work; how many alliances would never have been made and projects never coordinated or realized without his excellent work here and elsewhere.

True words, Magister.

This board is an outstanding meeting-point in the world wide web and Magister Ventrue deserves to be praised for his work.

It's amazing how useful this board, the exchange of information and the contacts and friends I made have been for me in the last years.
Posted by: Blackened_Son

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 12:01 PM

Looks wonderful, and while I admet I wasn't to keen on the white. The blue looks a million times better. Thank you for all of the hard work..

Hail Satan!
Posted by: JustinR

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 12:23 PM

This will take a bit of getting used to, but I like the changes thus far. Thank you for all of your hard work here, Magister Ventrue! It is much appreciated...
Posted by: Evil_Eve

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 12:46 PM

Something VERY COOL: Your PM feature!

You can invite others into your private message world! It's like having multiple partners all at once without any risk. ;\)

Wow, I'm liking these new features. Thank you Magister Ventrue. \:\)
Posted by: zouzoumamoux

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 01:35 PM

Thank You Magister Ventrue!

I appreciate your efforts very much. The new and improved LttD is great!

HS!
Posted by: leonor

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 01:52 PM

Nice and steady work, Magister Ventrue.
Dedication is always nice to see.

(That bright colour really felt as if one was posting at noon without shades).

october1560
Posted by: S_Magazine

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 03:13 PM

 Quote:
The feel and colors of the board will change, don't freak out!


I like the blue skin. Nice, soothing, and not at all harsh on the eyes.



I like some of the things you can do with the text, too.
Posted by: Maqlu

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 03:30 PM

Excellent work, Magister Ventrue!

Quick question: Are the nifty little devil graemlins one of the missing features that will be added back? (Just because I really love the Evil laughing face and the Coop Devil.)

Thanks!
Posted by: Shiva

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 03:40 PM

I've been exploring around here on and off all day ... I really like what I've been seeing!

And of course, I really love the blue color scheme. \:\)

Thank you very much, Magister Ventrue.
Posted by: Wolf

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 04:16 PM

Very nice colour and still finding new features; wonderful work, Magister Ventrue! And what a lot of work that must have been!
Hails to Thee!
Posted by: Danny Mc.

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 04:23 PM

Thank you Magister Ventrue. The new format is wonderful. You are a great Satanist indeed! Your work is deeply appreciated.

HAIL MAGISTER VENTRUE!
HAIL SATAN!
Posted by: DraconisLuciferi

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 04:34 PM

Magister Ventrue, You have out done yourself with this upgrade.
Posted by: dragondancer

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 05:41 PM

Things look stellar, as usual. Loving all the new features. Many thanks to you for all your hard work!

I too miss all the little gremlins, I hope they will return.

Hail Satan!
Posted by: Rory_Rocketpants

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 05:47 PM

One criticism, I think you should have made it with a lime green background and luminescent pink strobe letters.... ;\)

Great work!
Posted by: Alia

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 09:47 PM

At first I did freak out, but now I'm loving it!

Thank you, Magister Ventrue. I love what you've done.
Posted by: Chess

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/11/07 11:00 PM

There have already been a lot of posts thanking the Magister. And as accustomed as I am to going against the group... dang it, sometimes the group is right!

This is quite possibly the single best-run forum on the entire Net. It was before the upgrade, and it's even better now... and I say that knowing that I (as still-unaffiliated rabble -- have patience!) can't even see the best parts!

Hail upgrades!

Hail Ventrue!

Hail Satan!

-Chess
Posted by: Mr_47

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/12/07 01:17 AM

I have to agree with Magister Svengali. I myself have acheived a much higher level of traffic towards my own projects as well as being able to collaborate with others thanks to the resources this messageboard provides.

Thank you, Magister Ventrue.
Posted by: ShadowDragon

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/12/07 02:50 AM

Thank you for the Upgrade, Magister Ventrue. I was wondering till I had read this post about the colors. It was quite harsh to the eyes the way it started out, but the blue really made the difference. Very smooth, and not harsh on the eyes. Very nicely done! \:\) I imagine the rest of the options will come slowly, knowing your a very busy man. So I look foward to seeing the rest of the features as they come. \:D
Posted by: The_Sixth_Circle

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/12/07 04:23 AM

 Quote:
The Bill Gates of Satanism?

Nah, Bill Gates keeps fucking things up; Magister Ventrue doesn't.
Posted by: Minus

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/12/07 04:29 AM

Wonderful job! Looks fantastic, features are great but I'm a little worried about my Summer Games score...
Posted by: LightAngel

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/12/07 12:59 PM

Thank you ...
Posted by: LKRice

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/12/07 04:40 PM

Nevermind.

If I had taken the time to explore the new board a bit more, I would have noticed this had already been done.

Posted by: Magister Frost

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/13/07 08:55 AM

The Attachments problem should now be fixed.
Posted by: tekku

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/13/07 08:52 PM

I havent been here for 2 weeks and look at the changes!

WOW!

I like it!

Great work Magister Ventrue!
Posted by: gypsy

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/13/07 11:25 PM

I guess I am one of those you can call a "creature of habit” it certainly took me time to get into the new features. But I'm hooked now. ;\)
The board looks beautiful! You really outdid yourself this time. Thank you for your generosity Magister.

Very classy!
Posted by: Barb

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/14/07 06:54 PM

This is neat. I really like this new look, and I am getting use to where all the functions are in this version (and I'm having some fun playing with the different ways to make the text look). \:\)

I do have a question, though: How do you add attachments to a post? I can't find something for that in here (it use to be, on the preview, you could add an attachment).

I thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into this site. Hail you!
Posted by: Magister Frost

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/14/07 10:29 PM

That is a great question and I just noticed that you cannot attach files to any posts. I will look into this and fix the problem!!!
Posted by: Mr_47

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/14/07 11:32 PM

I wanted to add that I really like the new PM system, it's like a forum all it's own!

And this Quick Reply is very convenient!
Posted by: Ixmucane

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/15/07 10:51 AM

I hadn't been online in a while and I too felt like I had typed the wrong address and was at the wrong place, but I must say that I very much enjoy the new color and feel of the new board.
I think it was said in previous posts, but you have outdone yourself Magister Ventrue! Thanks for all your work, it is most appreciated.

Evelyn
Posted by: Valek

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/15/07 11:41 PM

The new forums look excellent \:\)

I was curious, however, if the feature where the number of new topics/posts in an area displayed next to the total number would be able to be restored? I found that feature very useful.

Thank you.

Edit: Nevermind, I'm seeing it working again now. Thanks again.
Posted by: DarkApollyon

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/16/07 05:25 AM

After a few visits I feel I'm finally getting used to the upgrade, and would like to add my thanks to Magister Ventrue for all the work he has put in to creating it!

I particularly like the new blue colour scheme.....
Posted by: Linguascelesta

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/16/07 09:14 AM

 Originally Posted By: Maqlu
Excellent work, Magister Ventrue!

Quick question: Are the nifty little devil graemlins one of the missing features that will be added back? (Just because I really love the Evil laughing face and the Coop Devil.)

Thanks!


I concur! and :jack, and :tiki:, etc

And... the ability to flick between flat and threaded mode?
Posted by: ShadowDragon

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/16/07 09:42 AM

 Quote:
And... the ability to flick between flat and threaded mode?


Topic Options above the first post on each of the Flat Style pages.
Inwhich Skyla has pointed out here.
Posted by: Magister Frost

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/16/07 10:56 AM

I have fixed the File Upload feature, you will now see "File Manager (Total Files: 0)" under the "Post Options" when creating a new post or reply. Use this option to upload files with your post. If a file format is not supported that you think should be supported please let me know and if I agree I will add that file format.
Posted by: Linguascelesta

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/16/07 11:00 AM

Thanks!
Posted by: ShadowDragon

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/16/07 11:11 AM

You're most welcome.
Posted by: Magister Frost

Re: Greamlins - 04/16/07 01:40 PM

Some of the Greamlins have returned .... select them by clicking on the big smile face on the posts tool bar.
Posted by: Linguascelesta

Re: Graemlins - 04/16/07 01:49 PM

Thank you
Posted by: LKRice

Re: Greamlins - 04/16/07 01:50 PM

Excellent!

Could some of these be added to the "Mood" choices as well?

Posted by: Mr_47

Re: Greamlins - 04/16/07 02:15 PM

Awesome
Posted by: Enchantress

Re: Greamlins - 04/16/07 06:43 PM

The new header looks very elegant, Magister! Great work!
Posted by: Valek

Re: Greamlins - 04/16/07 06:51 PM

I'd like to voice my agreement with this. From the perspective of a fellow graphics designer, I'd like to give my deep approval of this new banner. Outstanding work, Sir
Posted by: Daigon

Re: The New LttD Upgrade - 04/17/07 03:02 PM

Love the new lay out!
Posted by: Prometheus

Re: Greamlins - 04/20/07 07:56 AM

I haven't been logged in on the forum for a while & am delighted in regard to the new appeal. I also like the blue a lot & see that many handy new function have been added.
Keep up the great work, Magister!