New Forum upgrade

Casinomeister

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Hi All,

There will be some downtime for the forum tomorrow. We will be doing a major upgrade of the forum software, and it may take a bit longer than what we're used to.

One thing is for sure, I'll be having to reinstall a number of the plugins that are currently being used by most members. A few of the templates will have to be modified as well, and this is always time consuming. The blogs will be integrated instead of being a separate plugin - that said, if you have a blog, you may want to make a copy of it in case what you have now is overwritten or disappears.

The forum will have a newer feel to it, and I'm sure most of you will be happy with some of the new bells and whistles, but even so I'll do my best to keep it as what you are familiar with.

Anyway, I'm planning on tackling this tomorrow afternoon my time. I'll make sure I'll be wearing full body armor in case I screw things up :D
 

VerboomC

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upgrade

I am sure that it will work perfect and that we can enjoy using CasinoMeister even more.!

:thumbsup:
 

ksech

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has it been afternoon for Bryan yet? These time zone thingies get me so confused :confused:
 

Casinomeister

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Okay!!

I know - this is the most fugliest forum you've ever seen, but I'll be putting it all back together over the course of the next day or so.

Please don't comment on the colors - I know they suck :puke:

The new version of vBulletin has rewritten their templates AND 100% of their images so it's going to take me a while to replace everything with the Meister friendly look. :thumbsup:

There are some plugins that I have not yet uploaded yet (WTG, thread awards, and a few others). I have the "Thanks" installed and will be working on a couple of more before I hit the hay.

By tomorrow, things will be looking prettier - I promise :D
 

Webzcas

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VB4 has a neat feature. Rss feed links on the forum home page, on each and every forum. This is great and means you can configure your desktop in Windows to pull in the feeds, so you get updates from the forum in real time. :D
 

Casinomeister

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Okay - I'm heading to bed. But so far - so good. Tomorrow will be a busy day as I'll be implementing new plugins that will enhance and replace the old ones, and YES I'll be bringing the old color scheme back.

This look was not intentional, but I figured you'd rather have an ugly forum than no forum at all :p
 

jelsmith

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It may be ugly but its better than none....I actually had to do work at work today cause i had nothing to read:p
 

petro

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I like the new forum. It's easy on the eyes.

ty CM
 

silcnlayc

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My Eyes....My Eyes.....

Don't forget the old people....please! I am going a tad lightheaded and somewhat blind ...It is nice to know this will NOT be the colors..whew..I pulled out my hubby's glasses (his coke bottles) and was still tough to see much....It's a blurr with this one color and faded shade!!!! :D



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De Beuker

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Its not pretty, but it will for now.:p

My PM's are more a problem.
Just one sentence that shows vertical.. bit difficult reading.:eek2:

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Repro

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Okay - I'm heading to bed. But so far - so good. Tomorrow will be a busy day as I'll be implementing new plugins that will enhance and replace the old ones, and YES I'll be bringing the old color scheme back.

This look was not intentional, but I figured you'd rather have an ugly forum than no forum at all :p

But... will you also bring the old color scheme back ? :rolleyes:

:D
 

Adversary

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Not sure if this issue is due to missing plug ins at the moment or if anybody else has this problem but i've noticed that embedded videos and some other media aren't displaying properly. Just bringing it up but i'm sure you're already onto it :D
 

oldtrvlagt

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I'm just glad it is going back to normal:eek: I think I'm too old for sudden changes:lolup:
 

RedAndi

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Is the html code being off something that will be part of tomorrows upgrades?
I tried to find a place to turn it back on myself, but I could not find it.

Thanks!

PS- Just saw Adversarys reply....his question is the same as mine I reckon.
I noticed videos were not embedded and assumed it had something to do with the html code being off...I dunno...
 

Casinomeister

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Not sure if this issue is due to missing plug ins at the moment or if anybody else has this problem but i've noticed that embedded videos and some other media aren't displaying properly. Just bringing it up but i'm sure you're already onto it :D
Yes, that was a plugin - it's on my list of things to do today :thumbsup:

This new look gives me a headache.....seriously.
You've got a headache? :p
 

Casinomeister

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Not sure if this issue is due to missing plug ins at the moment or if anybody else has this problem but i've noticed that embedded videos and some other media aren't displaying properly. Just bringing it up but i'm sure you're already onto it :D

Video embedding is now working, new ones at least. I'll have to rebuild the tables for the posts with the old ones - I may have to wait for Monday to do this since I may need Webzcas's help on that :p

Registration bot annihilator is back up (we have about 200 bot registrations a day).

I'e got a couple more to deal with before I start working on the look of the place.

Busy bees we be.
 

Casinomeister

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Okay, I have the "members who have visited the forum" and user group color legend installed on the forum home page (scroll down). Time for a coffee break :p
 

Casinomeister

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:D No paddy's day for me.

I've got about half of the colors done. I need to finish the other half, and then it's on to the images.

But it's time for lunch... :D
 
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