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Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by knightmb » May 27 2011 3:10pm

Hey Everyone,
I know it's been a while, but tonight I'm going to upgrade the forum software. Backups will be made of everything first before I do this, so no worries if things go wrong for some reason. I'm also going to fix up the image problem here (and clean out the thousands of orphan images) to hopefully get this forum backup and running at top capacity. A lot of members have offered to help and I'll probably take them up on their offer.

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight

Post by TylerDurden » May 27 2011 3:12pm

You da man, MB.
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight

Post by grindz145 » May 27 2011 3:31pm

THANKS!

Any chance we'll get any of the corrupt and missing images back?

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Post by Ypedal » May 27 2011 3:32pm

Woo Hooooo !! :D
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight

Post by stanz » May 27 2011 3:35pm

Oh man, a Friday night upgrade, been there, done that.

Good luck with the images, it would be GREAT to see them linked back up.
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight

Post by bigmoose » May 27 2011 4:42pm

Thank you! Thank you very much! To get all the old figures and pix back is a miracle.

Plus if you have time, check your IM on the board, I made a favicon you could throw in the root directory for the site if you wish.

... finally I am going to go let the smoke out of some semiconductors to offer up for a successful upgrade tonight! :twisted:

PS: If I never see you guys again, know that I appreciated all I learned from you, and no matter how long it takes I'll continue to try to reassemble the electrons to get in touch with you again and to get a glimpse of your wisdom and humor... :mrgreen:

Edit: The morning came and the board worked and it loaded faster! Thanks for the upgrade that worked!! :D
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight

Post by johnnythefox » May 27 2011 4:50pm

I don't post much, till I find a need , an I feel there maybe many more like myself that would like to say
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Post by neptronix » May 27 2011 4:52pm

Fingers crossed that it goes well.

Thank you for your good work, KnightMB.
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight

Post by ryan » May 27 2011 6:42pm

Could you add one of the free mobile plugins to make viewing ES on the road easier on the eyes? Thanks. I'm told it's a quick add.

Update...
TouchBB - http://www.messageforums.net/iphoneforumreader.php
Tapatalk - http://www.tapatalk.com/ , http://www.tapatalk.com/plugin.php

Not too sure about others. It's just difficult to browse, search, post on mobile web.
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight

Post by knightmb » May 27 2011 8:09pm

ryan wrote:Could you add one of the free mobile plugins to make viewing ES on the road easier on the eyes? Thanks. I'm told it's a quick add.

Update...
TouchBB - http://www.messageforums.net/iphoneforumreader.php
Tapatalk - http://www.tapatalk.com/ , http://www.tapatalk.com/plugin.php

Not too sure about others. It's just difficult to browse, search, post on mobile web.
Is the "Minimal" theme not small enough to work or are these themes just better turned specifically for mobile devices?

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by knightmb » May 27 2011 8:13pm

Also, can someone give me some quick links to forums that have messed up images so I can benchmark if things are being fixed properly?

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by fechter » May 27 2011 8:24pm

knightmb wrote:Also, can someone give me some quick links to forums that have messed up images so I can benchmark if things are being fixed properly?
Here's a good one:
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =16&t=9046

Plenty on the first page.
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by julesa » May 27 2011 8:26pm

Here's one with missing images. Good luck!

http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/vi ... rip+heater

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Post by Ypedal » May 27 2011 8:34pm

ES site status page:
http://www.ypedal.com/ES/ES.htm
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight

Post by ryan » May 27 2011 8:41pm

knightmb wrote:
ryan wrote:Could you add one of the free mobile plugins to make viewing ES on the road easier on the eyes? Thanks. I'm told it's a quick add.

Update...
TouchBB - http://www.messageforums.net/iphoneforumreader.php
Tapatalk - http://www.tapatalk.com/ , http://www.tapatalk.com/plugin.php

Not too sure about others. It's just difficult to browse, search, post on mobile web.
Is the "Minimal" theme not small enough to work or are these themes just better turned specifically for mobile devices?
They just help make reading, writing and navigating much easier. For example everytime I access ES on a mobile device I have to do a lot of zooming in and out to read the text. PhpBB just wasn't intended for these smaller screens. It's no big deal if it's too complex. I've never added this feature to a forum myself so I don't want to be too demanding. Keep up the great work.
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Post by NeilP » May 27 2011 8:58pm

Is this mobile add on being refered to, if so, then yes please, I use this to view other forums on the iPhone

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by RWP » May 27 2011 10:11pm

Really appreciate all you guys do for us. ES has added a dimension to my life that just was not there or possible before.
A great big thank you is overdue from me.
So THANK YOU!!!
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by StudEbiker » May 27 2011 11:25pm

God speed and best of luck with the images! HUGE thanks to all that will be involved!! This forum is where I park my browser most of the time, I literally wouldn't know what to do without it! :mrgreen:

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by knightmb » May 28 2011 1:26am

The software upgrade "seems" to have gone through without a hitch so far, time will tell if we run into anything else :shock:

The image repair, luckily doesn't require the forum to go down, just mainly repairing the actual image files on the server. This can be done without interrupting everyone, so that's what I'll be working on next for a while.

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by neptronix » May 28 2011 1:30am

Way cool.

While you're at it, have you switched out the captcha system for one that is more effective? ( damn spammers.. )

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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by liveforphysics » May 28 2011 4:30am

knightmb wrote:The software upgrade "seems" to have gone through without a hitch so far, time will tell if we run into anything else :shock:

The image repair, luckily doesn't require the forum to go down, just mainly repairing the actual image files on the server. This can be done without interrupting everyone, so that's what I'll be working on next for a while.

Thank you for all your hard work. :) We love your forum. :)
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by gogo » May 28 2011 7:20am

liveforphysics wrote:Thank you for all your hard work. :) We love your forum. :)
Ditto :D
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Post by Harold in CR » May 28 2011 12:10pm

Same here. This place ROCKS. 8) 8)
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Re: Forum Software Upgrade Tonight Midnight

Post by 999zip999 » May 28 2011 1:35pm

This forum is great on answering the questions that could NEVER be answered anywhere else, There are alot of salesman out with a 30 mile sla battery that lasts 5years. Good true info. A-plus.

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Post by neptronix » May 28 2011 3:53pm

999zip999 wrote:This forum is great on answering the questions that could NEVER be answered anywhere else, There are alot of salesman out with a 30 mile sla battery that lasts 5years. Good true info. A-plus.
Haha, yup.. and that's why i never considered ebikes in 2008 and 2009. I wish i woulda known about this forum then..
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