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  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Guys and all others :0)

    We are in the process of setting up our new server for the website. We will be greatly increasing our Ram and processor speed. We already had plenty of storage space, but lacking in the speed.

    We are changing providers for hosting at the same time.

    So the setup is this, we will copy and move GIM over to the new server. Make sure everything is working, and on track, that all data came thru the porthole, and so on. Once we are in the clear, we will point GIM at the new server, and remove the other server.

    After we are good there and all is working aok, then comes PHASE II

    Phase II is a completely new system software as I mentioned prior.

    It is already in use here:
    http://lifewithcannabis.com/index.php

    The way in which you ad pics or vids to a post is different,

    The ability to copy and paste articles into the system is much much easier, as the pics in a article migrate also.

    The system is lighter weight, resulting in faster response times

    Once Phase I is complete and operating aok, then Phase II will be enacted.

    Over time, I will be able to add galleries, news feeds, and a new front page portal.

    For now, we make the hyper jump, then we can worry about tweaking stuff later.

    For now, if you want to go over to that other site and have a look around, log in, whatever, then you will get an idea of how that software operates.

    It is x vbulletin guys that have developed it, and have made it lean and mean. All whom I have spoken to regarding the swap from vbulletin had 1 regret, that they didn't do it sooner.

    This is my Merry Christmas to all on the board.

    Scorp
     
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  2. Hystckndle

    Hystckndle Daguerreotype Fanatic Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Rock and Roll GIM !!!!
    Bring on the Future,
    ( Its forward and not back )
    Here we go family !
    Mucho thanks to Scorp for leading the pack.
    :rock:
    :coolbeer:
     
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  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    yeah Hystck, it is not a decision made lightly as we have been using this software for 14 yrs now.

    the decision to move from our old host was relatively easy, as there has been constant issues behind the scenes with speed, with db errors, as well as lost data. Their support personnel have always been friendly and somewhat responsive, yet I have never been confident in the answers or actions provided.

    once we make the migration, then I am going to tinker with some new ideas and see how it works out, such as galleries and albums,

    it will be a process, but it will definitely be a positive development
     
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  4. JayDubya

    JayDubya Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    This news was worth logging in for, just to click the thanks button.

    Thanks again for all you do here Scorpio.
     
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  5. Hystckndle

    Hystckndle Daguerreotype Fanatic Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Bump...for others to see...
     
  6. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    If somebody is interested, for some of our graphic guys,

    Looking for a new banner with the following:

    -Cooler fonts
    -Same verbiage
    -A picture of real gold stash rather than that pic currently up there

    Either post your ideas here or send it on over by pm????
    or email admin@goldismoney2.com
     
  7. 90%RealMoney

    90%RealMoney Midas Member Midas Member

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    How long will it be until I can reach into the screen, and grab that stack of gold out of the top left hand corner of the GIM page?
     
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  8. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    fyi,

    We have moved over parts of the forum,

    The main part goes tomorrow, Sat

    By tomorrow evening or Sun am we should be resting on a new faster server, providing on propagation speed and all that jazz

    The old site, here, will remain up until we are sure that all has made the hyper jump,

    Once that is up, tested and ready to go, we turn the lights on there, and turn the lights off here.

    You may have to clear your history, as the old bookmarks are probably not going to work???? The old bookmark is going to be looking for the old location, rather than the new.

    Just a heads up to get prepared
     
  9. JayDubya

    JayDubya Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    I don't know if we need to use it, but I've always been partial to this one...
    The PM City.jpg
     
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  10. michael59

    michael59 heads up-butts down Platinum Bling

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    darn....so I have to do the chicken thing and hunt and peck....
     
  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    We are in the middle of the move now to the server,

    and any posts may or may not make it to the new server,

    it all depends

    Scorp
     
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    BarnacleBob GIM Founding Member & Mod. Founding Member Site Mgr Site Supporter

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    I think we are gonna like the new site and its progressive features...
     

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  13. the_shootist

    the_shootist I self identify as a black '69 Camaro Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    Thanks Scorp


    I'm very much in favor of the template website:
    http://lifewithcannabis.com/index.php

    Gold and Cannabis....only thing missing is a good bourbon
     
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  14. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    now there is a thought,

    Bourbon is Money

    or:

    as ponce would say back in the day

    toiletpaperismoney
     
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  15. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    just to be clear, we are only moving the old gim and old software to the server today,

    sometime over the next couple/few days, the guys at xenforo are going to do the software switch for me, or conversion

    fyi
     
  16. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    JD had a good idea with that pic,

    just don't know if there is any baggage with it or if it is fair use?????
     
  17. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Here are some other options:

    1.jpg

    2.jpg

    3.jpg

    4.jpg

    5.jpg

    6.jpg
     
  18. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    I am partial to the mine carts myself as it speaks to our in search of DNA,
     
  19. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    If there are any lost posts, it will be during the current phase as everything migrates to the new server,

    don't know if any will fall off the truck, but it surely is possible

    Please be advised
     
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  20. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    The "Gold Rush" one looks neat.
     
  21. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    fyi, the transfer did not take as of yet,

    the new server software is generations ahead of the existing here,
    so we are going to update gim here, then give it a go again

    when the data hit the other server, it was coming thru, but it was froggy

    fyi is all
     
  22. Unca Walt

    Unca Walt Midas Member Midas Member

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    Scorp -- Been where you are, only on the other end, where there is a screaming customer threatening my children while I work all day and night on it. (*snicker*)

    I LOVE being retarded.
     
  23. Hystckndle

    Hystckndle Daguerreotype Fanatic Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Another Gold Rush vote.
    It is cool.

    Mine cart is totally cool also.
     
  24. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Guys,

    Just a note that nothing has happened with the site yet.

    The problem is GIM puked when we took it over to the new server using the old vbulletin. The new server php wasn't playing nice with the dinosaur vbulletin.

    So what we are now going to do is convert to the xenforo, then move to the new server. Xenforo is up to date with the rest of the world, then the move to the new server will go off without a hitch.

    Effectively, the process is going to be reversed.

    Scorp
     
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  25. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    at this point nothing is lost as it hasn't been moved,

    once the move starts, that timelapse is when it would happen

    S
     
  26. JayDubya

    JayDubya Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    Godspeed Scorpio
     
  27. Scorpio

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    yeah JD, thanks

    but that is why anything I do has backups to the backups and Plan B's

    to prevent a major crash event
     
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    Goldhedge Modal Operator/Moderator Site Mgr Site Supporter

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    JayDubya Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    Good God, I'm old.

    I thought you were talking about this....

    wayback.jpg
     
  30. Scorpio

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    just a heads up, still waiting on xenforo to move forum to new software,

    haven't heard from him re schedule

    in the meantime, I have been working on creating skins to view the forum in,
    2 are basically completed, + of course the default
     
  31. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Looks like the conversion to the new software will be this afternoon or evening guys,

    Please be advised,

    Again, you may have to add a new bookmark, etc. Otherwise all other data should make it on thru
     
  32. Scorpio

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    Remembering too that the loss of data will only occur when we go for the server swap, which will be after the software swap.

    Should be anyway,

    Also, going thru and deleting all the old styles/colors/templates out of this system prior to making the jump. Don't want to take that outdated 3rd party stuff along for the ride.

    Rest assured, I have already built 2 new templates that look great besides the default
     
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    Here we go....
    " See ya on the other side , friends "

    Its ALL good.
     
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  34. Scorpio

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    relax Hystck

    I got all lathered up last week thinking we could pull it off, then someone handed me a broomstick instead of a straw (clean up on aisle Mig), and here we are ............ again.

    It took a full day last time to move data, so that part was interesting to me.
     
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    pre-64' Slaying Debt for Gold Gold Chaser

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    No biggee :)
    But ya got me all " hot and bothered " ya did.
    NOW what am I gonna do ? LMAO
    Seriously though and BTW, added a coupla media items over lunch. Really like the features.
    Kinda curious how all the existing media items here will translate.
     
  37. Scorpio

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    I created a album for you to put them in,

    then put your comment below that in the album comments

    fyi

    after awhile, the thing is going to be flooded with stuff from everywhere,
    By creating a 'album' and putting them in there, then it is easier to find as a group rather than 1sy 2sy
     
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    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    pics of the 2 skins available,

    still working on them but they are coming along with the customizations

    gold skin.jpg

    blue skin.jpg
     
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    Everything looks different and I was logged out and had to sign back in with some difficulty.
     
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    Vlad The Impaler Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    And where did my avatar go?
     

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