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Tomorrow on the test server  

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  1. 1. Tomorrow on the test server

    • Play with the new software (unaltered with GT mods)
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    • Use the old software like here for the last time.
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Expect this forum to be offline tomorrow morning (Saturday 7 Jan) for a few hours at least. I will be upgrading our forum software. While I am doing that, I will post a link to my test server here in my home. You will be able to log in and post just like you do here. All posts from about 4am will be there, so you should feel right at home, though the speed will not quite equal what we have here.

 

** Any new posts on that test server WILL NOT be moved back to this live server**

 

All posts there will be lost, have fun, but don’t expect them to carry over.

 

I estimate the update to take a few hours if all goes well… if not I estimate until I throw in the towel and restore a backup :lol

 

I have upgraded the test server a few times and it went well, so baring anything unforeseen it should be a smooth transition. You will see a few new options and a few things moved around, but the learning curve should be very small.

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Just added a quick poll. Would you rather play with the new stuff tomorrow on the test forum, or the old stuff that you are using here now?

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Is the new stuff dramatically different?

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Will our post count go back down when we transfer back?

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Yours isn't high enough? You're never going to catch Jennifer, you know. :lol

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Will our post count go back down when we transfer back?

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back down to what?

Back down from the posts you made on the test server, or back down to posts CURRENTLY still on the board...

 

the posts made on the test server will not count, as that info will remain on the test server and not be transferred back.

 

Back down to current active posts.... I'm still undecided :lol

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OK, looks like NEW STUFF is ahead, just note that no custom work will be on that test forum. If I want a current database backup, I can't mod the forum, as they are overwritten when I restore the backup. And I'm not going to spend a few hours on that when I can be working on this forum.

Probably the most noticeable thing you will see is the MARK FORUM READ button is now located inside another menu, so 2 clicks. I don't like that, so on here, I add in another button ;)

 

The rest is less noticeable.

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Jeff - during what hours do you plan to be doing this work? Will it give me enough time to get a life? ;)

 

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Does that mean we all get Diplomatic Immunity? :lol

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I doubt we'll be able to act like kids whose teacher has left the room and they go completely ballistic with the freedom! :crazy:lol You go first!! :lol

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Jeff - during what hours do you plan to be doing this work?  Will it give me enough time to get a life?  ;)

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sometime after I have breakfast :lol

I plan to start in the AM EST time.

I have been working on all the little details for the past few hours, and tracking my work, so I should be able to copy/paste what I need to into the live code tomorrow. That will help speed things along.

 

Last time I estimated 6 hours of downtime, and it was more like an hour ;)

 

Lat time there was no backup forum to play on though, so I can finish the install before going live this time.

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Does that mean we all get Diplomatic Immunity? :lol

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I doubt we'll be able to act like kids whose teacher has left the room and they go completely ballistic with the freedom! :crazy:lol You go first!! :lol

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The moderators will be on the test server too, and the suspend/ban functions there work just fine :lol:P

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Oh Boy.. we get to play at Jeffs house tomorrow!!!! :lol:lol:lol I hope Trudy has plenty of Chocolate and food for everyone... Of course beverages will be nice too..

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Hey! It looks kewel in here! I likey the cosmetic and functional changes - especially the post icons! Ooo, now there are:

  • list
  • items
And also:
  1. numbered
  2. items
And hyperlinking to email and web is funner too!

 

Very nice! :thumbs-up

 

PS, I just noticed we can now have strikethrough text too - good effect! :clap

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Very Cool!!! :colgateSWEET

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