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Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:20 pm
by North Idaho Patriot
We will be updating both the forum and the server sometime within the next couple of weeks. If there is anything to be certain of, there will be hiccups for sure. We've already done this upgrade for a few other sites first and so we know what we are up against. Some of the extensions that we use on this forum were never updated by their creators to be compatible with the newer phpbb forum versions.

some of the things that might not work
*Karma
*The Notification bar that rotates along with the ads up top
*Header images in the sub-forums
*The portal page
*The menu bar
*The gallery
*The state and group tags

Other things that you may notice
*error codes when posting

When we make the transfer we will do so in a way that will not cause missing posts. But that also means the forum may be down for up to 24 hours during the transfer. After the transfer, I will work on the above issues.

We are not Burger King and customer service is not my forte. So if we have any snowflakes who feel inconvenienced or offended we can start a gofundme page for tissue and handkerchiefs. For those of you with thick skin and who can handle a little down time, we'll try to make things as seamless as possible.

I will update you all soon as I know what day we will pull the trigger on the upgrade. :gunshooting:

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:02 pm
by Norman11
Thanks for the warning!

Norman11

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:17 pm
by bacpacker1513
Thanks for the effort you put in to keep this site up and running.

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:19 pm
by IceFire
Isn't that what we call an "oopsgrade"?

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:41 pm
by ReadyMom
North Idaho Patriot wrote:We will be updating both the forum and the server sometime within the next couple of weeks. If there is anything to be certain of, there will be hiccups for sure. . . . . .

. . . . . . We are not Burger King and customer service is not my forte. So if we have any snowflakes who feel inconvenienced or offended we can start a gofundme page for tissue and handkerchiefs. Image


Thanks for the warning. Holiday is a good time, since folks are busy and not on as much!

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:44 pm
by North Idaho Patriot
Well it would be called an ooopsgrade if I didn't know what the end result will be, but we already know what problems we'll encounter so it's more like a shootmyselfinthefootgrade. Except it needs to be done.

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:42 pm
by Mountain
Thanks for the warning. You do a great job running this site. :thumbup:

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:04 pm
by anita
Thanks--

Your title made me think of that movie/book? (can't remember) "There Will Be Blood."

Hope it doesn't come to that!

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:36 pm
by contrarian
Shameless plug time.
North Idaho Patriot wrote:<SNIP>So if we have any snowflakes who feel inconvenienced or offended we can start a gofundme page for tissue and handkerchiefs. <SNIP>

Tom, I'd rather see a gofundme page for APN. Or EVERYONE could get gold membership and help painlessly that way. Hint, hint, hint.

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:05 am
by pilgrimtr
Thanks for the heads up, and all that you do for the site. met you in Atlanta a few years back. are you going to be in Pensacola Fl in December.?

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:16 am
by Gunns
North Idaho Patriot wrote:We are not Burger King and customer service is not my forte. So if we have any snowflakes who feel inconvenienced or offended we can start a gofundme page for tissue and handkerchiefs. For those of you with thick skin and who can handle a little down time, we'll try to make things as seamless as possible.


Too funny. I do upgrades and storage migrations for a living so I know what you are going through.

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:54 pm
by donba
Go for it nobody cares about the snowflakes or crybabies...

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:49 pm
by daaswampman
But, But, But, snowflakes are so delicate, individual and beautiful, that every time it snows, I can't wait to get out and write my name on them! S - W - A - M - peeeeeeeeeee!

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:14 am
by arkieready
Yeah, riiiight, swamp. And how much snow do expect to see this winter, way down south where it's nice and warm?

Ok, let's all get our big girl panties on for the rough road up ahead. Thank you for the heads up, NIP, and thank you for this site.

Re: Forum and Server Upgrade Soon - There will be Hiccups

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:41 pm
by rj5156
Thank you for doing this. I am sure it is not a fun job. Appreciate the heads-up.