- Nov 5, 2009
- Favorite Player
- Il Chino
10 years of FIF
Welcome to the new Forza Inter Forums
A lot of work went into this over the past few months, and now we're finally migrated over. New server, new OS, new software, etc. Mostly everything migrated over cleanly from vb (users, posts, threads, forums, etc). Here's a highlight of issues, updates and improvements you will notice. This isn't comprehensive but hits most of the highlights.
ThanksThe Thanks feature is not core vb functionality and does NOT migrate over. xenForo instead has a 'reaction score', where basically you get a point every time someone clicks 'Like' on your post. So essentially the same thing as the Thanks feature, but unfortunately these values cannot be overridden with the legacy 'Thanks' score as any direct modifications I make would be lost every time the cache is rebuilt. There's a few older members that still have some legacy reaction score totals left over from the olden days when vb had a 'reputation' score, but no one has more than 100 so essentially everyone's starting from scratch.
Before migrating, I did grab the top 50 list for Thanks received and given in case people are curious.
Il Drago 32340
Candreva Crosses 11602
Big Willy 9958
Choppin Onions 8018
Black Knight 7467
Raul Duke 7213
Raul Duke 12799
Candreva Crosses 11913
Il Drago 11684
Big Willy 7893
AvatarsSome avatars here and there did not convert well, especially any animated gifs, avatars that needed re-sizing, weird formats, etc. If you notice your avatar looks 'off', you'll probably need to re-upload it.
NotificationsYou will now have the option to get notifications when stuff such as the following occurs
- You get a new PM
- Someone quotes one of your posts
- Someone Likes one of your posts
- Someone mentions you, i.e. @vasilios
StylesI created 2 themes which you can select between on the bottom left of the page. 'FIF Dark' is basically a re-creation of the old FIF style and is what you will have selected by default. 'FIF Light' was something I created just to have an alternative for those who prefer a lighter background. These required a lot of customization, so if you see something like white text on white background, or something misaligned, mention it in the Issues/Suggestions thread. There's also a built in mobile interface now, so for those that used tapatalk you can delete that shit now.
BannerThe banner was something we quickly mocked up and threw together. We reached out to a couple of the graphic design folks on the forum, but they were pretty busy. I'm thinking we may open up a "design contest" thread like we had in the past where people can create mock-ups and maybe we pick one to use. While I realize no one likes the new Inter logo, we're not going to launch the 'new' FIF and immediately be outdated by using an older logo. However we're open to creating an actual FIF logo or using no logo at all depending on the design.
Forum reorganizationWe did some small tweaks of the forum layout. Most notably
- Match Day: This is now for match threads only. Tactics or any other discussions can go in the General Inter Discussion area or wherever most appropriate
- There's now a 'Statistics and Player Ratings' sub-forum for all player ratings and statistics threads
- Non-Inter football discussion forums have been broken down to Club Football, International Football, and World of Football.
- The first 2 are pretty obvious, the last one is a catch-all for any other football discussion (player discussion, football history, VAR/rules, etc.)
- We also removed some redundant/outdated/inactive sub-forums from view to clean up a bit of the clutter
Formation codeThe formation code has been tweaked as well to make it much easier to use. No need to mess with a bunch of 0's and 1's anymore. More details below.
New data feedThere is now an 'Inter Data' tab along the top with some pages I setup. This is all custom code I wrote so there's probably going to be some hiccups with it (I already found some that I'll have to debug when I have time). The data is pulled from an api (so don't blame me if you don't agree with the stats or the data is off) which goes back 10 years or so. This will likely require some care and feeding to get working for the new season.
- A fixture list that displays all the seasons fixtures/results and links to the match thread if it exists.
- Player stats
- Squad list w/ links to player thread
- News feed that pulls from a handful of English language news sources
- Expanded Serie A table
- Serie A top scorers/assists
Match thread codeIn attempt to standardize and simplify match threads I've created some code that will use a set pre and post match template to auto generate an image given nothing but the match date. The idea is that every match thread will use this, and then any additional stuff you want to add can be added afterward.
Pre-match, the image will display some data like match time & location, team form data, etc. An hour or so after the match is over, the image will automatically be regenerated to display post-match info like the score, lineups, substitutions, goal scorers, etc. The date must be in the below format, and will only work for official matches, not friendlies, etc. It depends on data pulled from the api, so not sure at what point next season's data will be loaded, I'll probably have to make some updates to get that working when the season starts.
You can also use the football icon in the editor to generate the match tags
Media integrationIt's now possible and very simple to embed content from Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, Spotify, etc. If you click the 'Media' button on the editor and just paste the URL to the song/video/tweet/etc it will automatically detect the source and generate the BBCode for you.
Here's an example for reddit, but it should be similar for the other sites. So for example if you hit the Media button and then paste in
it will auto-generate the following
which will look like this
Issues / SuggestionsReport any issues or suggestions here
Use this thread for general discussion/questions about the upgrade