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Offline stog

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upgrade oct 2013
« on: October 25, 2013, 02:44:03 PM »
hi

just done an upgrade so pls report any strange behaviour thx  ;)

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upgrade oct 2013
« on: October 25, 2013, 02:44:03 PM »

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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 06:49:30 PM »
Well, now you mention it.......

KissMyAss has been really nice today, and....
****** has been a little forgetful, and....
*** was reported to have had a smile on his face....

but, apart from that....  ;)



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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 06:49:30 PM »

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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 10:28:26 PM »
WTG stog. Seems to be going smoothly and fast!  :cool:
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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 01:52:03 AM »
O..M..G..     I was nice??    When did that happen?     

*shakes medication bottle*        Wow, I'm out!     Time to restock.. *wanders off to the pharmacy muttering death threats at the lamp posts*
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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 01:52:03 AM »

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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 11:54:46 AM »
thx Z

we are though close to a major fork in the road where we will need to upgrade to the new branch of the forum software - which is different and rather than try and keep our Fibsboard exactly as it was, which isn't possible, i will have to set up yet another  test site etc and as i haven't that much time available i will probably try and do it for function --ie simply try and maintain the basic database and we can worry about the Look and feel as time allows

previous thread on this with screenshots and previous test sites, with new theme designs i did a few years ago (2.0, 2.1) is here (when i find it!)

the main problem is we can't use all the mods we are using with this version --loads of them there are..

so Fibsboarders will have to be patient when we do this, as many features we take for granted will not be available on the new Boards for quite a time, or some maybe not at all..

this forum upgrade is 1.1.19 and will be the last supported, as the 2 branch is now 2.6.

when i took over round about 1.1.8, i inherited quite a few mods that we are kinda stuck with, but which won't be supported in version 2..

one of them affects the way certain links are displayed and while it makes long thread links simpler, it is a nightmare as when i last tested, we lost many established cross links to artiicles etc..


anyhow this will have to be done, at the end of the year, and even if i can get a week or 2 to do this, the new forum  will have to be very basic for quite a while..

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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 12:51:01 PM »
Sounds like quite an operation, stog, good luck with it.

If there will be less bells and whistles on the forum and a more basic functionality, I guess we'll have to compensate for it by content  ;)
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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 02:34:17 PM »
Whatever it was that you did, stog, the site seems far faster now..........a great improvement!  Kudos!

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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 03:30:40 PM »
herewith a sneek screenshot of trial new site


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Re: upgrade oct 2013
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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 07:26:40 PM »
now with logo..


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Re: upgrade oct 2013
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 12:37:14 AM »
I think it looks absolutely fabulous!  :cool:
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