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  1. HI guys. This got delayed for technical reasons, but I am starting on this right now today... will be taking the site in to offline more here in a moment, and will return it to service once the move is made. This may take most of the day today - I will try to have it done as fast as possible, but I expect it to take at least 6 hours to transfer the data. Will update this thread once we are live on the other server. 

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  2. It was about 2 years ago now or so. Its always been my intention on doing something like a landing page on the www portion of the site, but all the life changes that came with covid just blew that out of the water... tho I still hope to get around to it ?

    Sorry about the confusion... ill see if there is something I can do to forward those other possible addresses for the time being. Thought I Was doing that actually, but may not have been ? - its been one of those years. 

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  3. ok guys. Last update on this one. 

    The transfer took a LOT longer than expected... not entirely sure why. But it appears that I will need to take the site down during the sync as changes made here are messing with the restore over there. So in a moment I am going to take the forum offline and it will be offline until its up 100% at the new server... and I am sorry to say that the process could well take 12 hours. I will try to make it faster this time, but its kinda out of my hands - it takes as long as it takes. but the results will be worth it ?

  4. 5 minutes ago, forcebwithu said:

    When you catch your breath, one of features lost in the upgrade was the back to top of page option. On 247 and PA they have it implemented as an icon in the lower right corner of the page.

    Screen Shot 05-25-21 at 08.14 AM.JPG

    Yup, our plugins were turned off, and at least one of them are out of date. I did not want to turn them on while I was tired in case they broke something. Will get them back on today. 

    Also, just got a quote of $250 for a fully customized theme with unlimited changes for a week. So I might just do that. Ill post a poll later asking for color suggestions. 

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  5. 13 minutes ago, forcebwithu said:

    @frostfire thank you for the large amount of time and effort you have put in, and just put in to keep this forum up and running.

    Chances are you encountered the same problems with the upgrade script that PA and then 247 had to deal with during their upgrade. It's to your credit and expertise it took you less than two days to resolve the issues. PA and 247 took much longer.

    As for the theme, I believe whatever customized theme you had in the old version was lost with the upgrade.

    And for BM's that are seeing this upgraded version of the forum software for the first time, off the top of my head some key differences are:
    - no more page numbers (the software guys at Invision decreed they are too old fashion and don't deserve to be in a modern forum)
    - The Report, Share and Edit options are now in the upper right corner of a post under the ellipsis.

    - Under your profile settings you now have Content View Behavior which allows you to change the setting so clicking on a topic title will take you to the latest, unread content in the topic.

    Cheers for that. 

    Sometime today I will actually take a minute and look in to it. And start working on a new theme.... Or maybe ill just hire someone to do a better one this time. If this thing didn't broadside my ass I would have made screenshots etc to "save" what I could of the theme. Live and learn lol.

  6. Hi Guys. 

    A couple of you early birds might have noticed that the site was down for 3 or 4 minutes.... :D 


    So... I am going to give a nice long explanation on what happened later... after I get some sleep. It took me almost 2 days of full time work with almost no sleep at all to get this fixed. In short just so you guys don't go crazy with the speculation, it was a catastrophic failure of invision's auto upgrade script along with my dumb ass not seeing that there was an error message that cancelled the backup I took just before I hit the upgrade button. So ya. That happened. 

    I will update this thread with a longer explanation as soon as I get some rest. 

    Oh.. ya. The theme. I have no idea whats going on with the theme. and to be honest I am too tired to look at it right now. The site works, and while its ugly... well... its better than nothing. Ill get the theme fixed ASAP. 



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