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« on: Apr 10, 2006, 03:26 PM »
So the forums will be going offline tonight at 11pm EST so that I can transfer the database to the new server, copy the forum contents to the new site, and then upgrade the current forum version to the most recent release.

This will encorporate some changes in how the forum looks, but much of it is minor (and ends up lookin pretty snazzy in the process). I've just finished converting the themes from this version to reflect the latest code changes - and really would like to get things going before the new season breaks, and we have a flood of new members.

I'm not sure how long all this will take, as I will be transferring the actual domain's DNS so it directs you to the new servers IP address - and these changes can usually take 12-24h or longer to propigate throughout the internet (your isp's records get updated a few times daily usually - just depends on how often and when they update)

This is the first step in a couple changes the site will be undertaking. The main page will be getting a new layout/design - as well as the RateMyKitties section (with added features - like all the hot or not sites out there). Hopefully there will be a mod/addon for the new board software coming out soon that will also allow everyone to have their own image gallery within the forums using Gallery.

Cheers & Sorry for any inconveniece this may cause.
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #1 on: Apr 10, 2006, 03:36 PM »
No inconvenience at all CD. Great work, keep it up and I can't wait to see the changes.
That gallery option would be really cool.

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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #2 on: Apr 10, 2006, 03:57 PM »
second that motion - looking forward to the changes!

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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #3 on: Apr 10, 2006, 04:02 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 10, 2006, 04:07 PM »
Excellent choice of pic. Sarge!!!!!  8)
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #5 on: Apr 10, 2006, 05:09 PM »
haha, that pic rules!
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #6 on: Apr 10, 2006, 05:30 PM »
sounds cool ..........CD can't wait to see it! Propagation usually isn't that long anymore depending on where ppl live too, so hopefully it'll be quick and painless ;o)


which reminds me I gotta upgrade mine........ack!

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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #7 on: Apr 10, 2006, 05:54 PM »
Thanks CD! Looking forward to the changes. Keep up the great work!
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 10, 2006, 06:42 PM »
Said it many times before but it never gets old...thanks for all your hard work, cat-dog!!
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #9 on: Apr 10, 2006, 07:56 PM »
Ditto, keep up the great work! Looking forward to the newness... 8)
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #10 on: Apr 10, 2006, 07:58 PM »
Can't wait to see the snazzy new changes. Thanks for all your hard work CD!

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 10, 2006, 08:35 PM »
Im excited to see the changes too! cat-dog so rocks! whoooo :6paper: :headbang:
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #12 on: Apr 10, 2006, 08:52 PM »
I can't wait either! Thanks for the great work you put in these forums :D
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« Reply #13 on: Apr 10, 2006, 09:00 PM »
Thanks cat-dog.. we appreciate it.  :beermug:
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bigbenjamin

Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #14 on: Apr 10, 2006, 09:19 PM »
So the forums will be going offline tonight at 11pm EST so that I can transfer the database to the new server, copy the forum contents to the new site, and then upgrade the current forum version to the most recent release.

I'm not sure how long all this will take, as I will be transferring the actual domain's DNS so it directs you to the new servers IP address - and these changes can usually take 12-24h or longer

Cheers & Sorry for any inconveniece this may cause.



Every forum should have such a hard working host, really looking forward to the new board!


(While the board is down, please contact me regarding Halifax Posse 2006 matters at bigbenjamin@fastmail.fm )

 :D Back soon cheers!

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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #15 on: Apr 10, 2006, 09:28 PM »
Get your posts in while you still can - there's approximately 30mins left before I close the boards for the night (hopefully). Stock up on pepperoni, booze and dope to get you through the drought!~

cya on the other side
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #16 on: Apr 10, 2006, 09:52 PM »
All I can say is fuckin awesome bro. :6paper: :ricky:

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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #17 on: Apr 10, 2006, 09:54 PM »
O my fack on the OTHER SIDE! awwwww!! 5 more minutes....
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #18 on: Apr 10, 2006, 10:00 PM »
I'm scared.. :(
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #19 on: Apr 10, 2006, 10:02 PM »
Bye bye old board . . sniff . . see your pretty new face soon!

peaceful fackin cheers!

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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #20 on: Apr 11, 2006, 04:34 AM »
Just wanted to welcome everyone to the new server. There are still some bugs to work out that I'll be tackling after a bit of sleep. Namely the front page latest posts, and the general layout of the message listing needs fixing (like it used to be) - which again will take a little bit of time. We've got spell check though! and  hopefully some really cool features coming once I'm able to do error free installs of them :)

I've also done some re-grouping of the different areas, and hope that it'll be okay for everyone. The 'child' forums should allow more growth of sections without clogging up the main page too much - again something I hope goes over well :)

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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #21 on: Apr 11, 2006, 06:00 AM »
Good stuff, cat-dog! The new ORG looks fantastic. We're laying the smack down on all other TPB message boards. Thanks for your hard work.

PS - I love the new spell check feature. Not I don't have to MS Word while I post. ;)

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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #22 on: Apr 11, 2006, 06:22 AM »
Unfortunately the user theme preferences had to be tossed in order to apply the template for the updated version in order to cut back on a bunch of excess/old/unused files left over from the last board. I'll be fine tuning the themes as soon as I can.
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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #23 on: Apr 11, 2006, 08:42 AM »
Great job cat-dog, the transition seems to have gone very smoothly.  The new board seems to be purring like a kitten. 

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Re: FORUMS GOING OFFLINE @ 11PM EST
« Reply #24 on: Apr 11, 2006, 08:58 AM »
Looks Good CD, freaked me out last night when I logged on and it was gone.
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