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Important News Announcement, Sticky

Discussion in 'Site Activity/Suggestions' started by Scorpio, Dec 15, 2015.



  1. Scorpio

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

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    Ok guys, as you can see, some things are different.

    Also, a great deal of pics have changed. Many avatars are missing.

    Not surprised as the conversion took a long time, then to rebuild the caches and searches, hours after that.

    Regardless, we are here now, and can start using the new version while I figure out what is here vs what has been lost.

    For those who lost avs, please go to the profile page and bring another one on up.

    In addition, you are going to see a great deal more options for each individual user.

    Remember too, we still have the major move to the new server to accomplish.

    With the board at 1M posts +, this process, and the next will take some time.
     
  2. Joe King

    Joe King Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    You didn't see this thread?

    http://www.goldismoney2.com/threads/important-news-announcement-sticky.85819/

    It's a bit different, but all in all it looks pretty good what Scorpio has done for us. I'm sure it's been a ton and a half of work on his part.
    (many thanks for all ya do Scorpio)
     
  3. Vlad The Impaler

    Vlad The Impaler Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I feel like I am blind with the new format :(
     
  4. Joe King

    Joe King Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Yea, it might take a bit to get used to the new interface. Just gotta poke around with it a bit, kick the wheels once or twice and take 'er for a spin and see how it does. I do notice that it saves a draft of your post, which is kinda nice.
    I hope ya find your avatar.
     
  5. Scorpio

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

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    IMPORTANT, PLEASE PASS THE WORD

    The new member system has banner tags, rather than just highlighting your name down below. These banners are wherever your avatar is.

    Regardless, on the import, vb didn't play nice and we lost a lot of user ratings per number of posts, along with avs, pics, and so on.

    A lot of the avs and pics that were lost were auto tossed due to new software system requirements.

    For instance, my signature that has been in place for 14 years is gone. Will have to look for a way to get the system to accept it as is, because I tried to upload it and it tossed it.

    fyi is all
    Thanks all, could really use the help getting all of the members their banners, etc.
     
  6. Scorpio

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

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    Also on that note,

    Under your name is a user title block, that you can customize from your profile area.

    For instance, mine says Alpha............

    You can put in whatever you want providing we play nice.
     
  7. platinumdude

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    All of the embedded youtube videos and such are broke. I updated one just to see if I could fix it and I was able to.
     
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    Hystckndle Daguerreotype Fanatic Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Haystack here. Looks good.
     
  9. Scorpio

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

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    thanks much Plat, gonna try to find out what is up with that also

    there is much more to get to as time goes on
     
  10. Scorpio

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

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    media tab.jpg

    fyi, there is a media tab now,

    where you can go in and create your own albums, then assign who can add to it (only you?), who can view it (all?), and so on. In other words, take ownership of the content. People can add comments to the album, just will not be able to add to the main album unless you authorize it.

    For instance, you are building a garage, or making a violin, you can create a album just for that, and keep the content related to your project.
     
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  11. gringott

    gringott Killed then Resurrected Midas Member Site Supporter

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    I logged in with ease, my avatar seems to be there still. My sig looks weird but is intact. Great job Scorpio.
     
  12. Scorpio

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

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    some of the pics, if they are in bmp format and the like, are not coming thru.

    tried to upload a bmp, and it didn't take. Converted it to a jpeg, and it took fine.
     
  13. Scorpio

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

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    guys,

    I am going to try to keep the responses in the one thread so I can keep up,

    but for avs and pictures, some were lost because of the type of pic used,

    for instance, I tried to upload a bmp and it didn't take, whereas when I switched it to a jpeg, it took fine.
     
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    Alton Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Well, looks kind of cool. Need to further explore functionality.

    Yes, I plead ignorance. Totally missed the thread informing members of this upcoming change.

    Do have 1 concern... what are these Alerts? I see I received 3 of them and all about receiving a trophy?!? Hope it's not a bug or a virus...I don't want to have to shoot my hard drive.

    Anyway, looks good for now so I'll stagger and stumble about and see if I can break things after I change my bookmarks.
     
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    BUT YIKES!!!

    The black-on-brown signup page is really unreadable. I just guessed at what was asked.
     
  16. Scorpio

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

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    I highlighted that part of your post and a pop up came to reply to that quote. I clicked it and it went straight to here with your quote ready to go.

    in other words, this software is going to be a lot easier once we all get used to it.

    the alert popup is just giving you a heads up that you have something going on, a like, a new conversation (pm), etc.

    no need to shoot the hard drive :0)
     
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  17. Scorpio

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

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    Gonna have to source that,

    you said that was the log box????

    I spent hours creating this skin from virtual scratch, and there will be stuff that needs attention.
     
  18. Scorpio

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

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    can't touch some things right now 'cause I am running rebuilds in the background to try to cure some other issues.
     
  19. Scorpio

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    Out friggin' standing, the host crashed again, Hostgator,

    while we are all going thru this, and here are their responses:

    Gators,

    Unfortunately we're seeing some latency and packet loss issues within our Provo Data Center. We do not have a lot of details at this point but will be updating this forum post as the situation develops.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.​

    and another from them:

    Hello, I am sorry for the trouble that you are having. We are currently having issues with our datacenter that our network operations is aware of this and we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. You can keep up to date on the status of this through our forum post at: http://forums.hostgator.com/network-outage-provo-t339377.html Please let us know if you have any further questions. Best wishes, Jon T Linux Administrator II
    GRRRRR!

    Just what we all needed right now as we are trying to leave that place because of issues like this.

    Scorp

     
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    Very nice! Looks great! :)
     
  21. the_shootist

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

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    Hey Scorp, the new format looks great! You can usually expect issues with migrations like this. It will sort itself out I'm sure.
     
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    the_shootist I self identify as a black '69 Camaro Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    What gives you that idea Vlad? :rolleyes:
     
  23. Scorpio

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

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    We lost some time for a bit because our Host Server was down.

    Their phone lines and support system were clogged, and I put their responses on another thread.

    Hence the reason why I made the decision I did to get everything moved and changed. It just is taking too damn long to get over to the new server.

    There is a lot more work to do on this new site, but we gots to go............

    I have been noticing stuff behind the scenes for awhile, and as I stated before, these 2 had to go.
    (vbulletin and Hostgator)

    Hang in there, we got this,

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

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    Right now I am rebuilding post thumbnails, pics.........and there are a lot of them as it is at 59,000 and still climbing
     
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  25. GOLDBRIX

    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    PROVO ? As in Utah ? As in the NSA storage site ? Well imagine that.

    PURDY Site Scorp. I like it.
     
  26. the_shootist

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    No worries dude....the site is up and available so we can all get our fix while you tie up the loose ends in the background. Migrations are a bitch...ask me how I know :(
     
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    Scorp, you're displaying a ton of patience. Hopefully, the highest hurdles have been cleared and it gets a little easier for you from here on out.

    Thanks again for everything you do.
     
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    ^^^THIS^^^
     
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  29. Scorpio

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    Thanks guys, but this is just the conversion,

    The next boy is a big one, and that is the move to our new abode. I was shocked at how long just a conversion took. But I guess with a 1M posts, it should be expected. The last time we attempted the server swap, it was working for almost a full day before the results could be seen, and we scrapped it due to php problems.

    I have yet to get a time when we attempt that yet again. Regardless, now that we are converted, will take the time first and back this place up to current, then hit the Go button.

    Don't forget guys, you can now customize the title you want under your av and name but above your banner.
     
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    Are we keeping the "Thanks" option?
     
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    It sure is pretty, Scorp. I'm sure everything will turn out fine. Hang in there. Oh, for what it is worth all the "likes" that people gave me have disappeared. Guess they didn't like what I had to say :)
     
  32. Scorpio

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    Not sure if this one has a thanks 'hack' or not,
    For now it has the 'likes' button over on the right hand side, along with a 'unlike' if you want to pull it
     
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    A lot of other ideas still to get to. For instances, thread icons, where one of them would be a AGE for thread unread, and a ASE for a thread that is read. Rather than those clouds that now exist there.

    etc.
     
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    ohhh-ahhhh.....sorry Scorpio this here is the fun thread of the change over......OH look I see a lot of ghost writers aka people with no avatars.

    different I'll say, this new format/schedule. Love the upload a file option. I clicked it and it went to my cam so now I can send a pic of me picking my nose....after I clean up that is :-] OH and we can now watch a thread, cool IDK how many threads I have had to go searching for just to respond. I like this feature of preview. just keep clicking away in the dialog box and hit preview.... and up it pops above. COOL, *giggles*

    Then there is the who's on line feature that is reporting 17 robots? hummm? oppsie this line is my edit... :(
     
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    Yep,

    Don't forget guys to pass around the tips as you find them, it will help all of us as michael just did,

    Also, lower left corner on the footer bar is a menu to change your base color/skin/style to view the forum in. I also built a dark blue with light letter that some asked for.
    style chooser.jpg
     
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    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    I must say, it came out real well in a blue also,
     
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    I tried the blue, didnt work for me....them alerts now those are strange for trophy points and such...darn i went bing bam boom rithe to addicted.... That kind of makes me look bad,*sighs* But I'll just deal with it.
     
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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
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    To ADD pics, this is what I am doing. ( will work same as videos etc )

    Bar at top left:
    " HOME, FORUMS, MEDIA, MEMBERS "
    I click " Media "
    Then on RIGHT kind of top of screen there is an " ADD MEDIA " button.
    I click there.
    I then click ADD Album.
    You will see that you, as a member now have the capability, from the various dropdowns,
    to have your OWN file cabinet here from which to post pics and such to the various forums.
    You can organize and have many " albums ".
    You have a choice of how to share etc. Just like Dropbox or other other file share sites.
    You can then post from your OWN files you have saved.
     
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    I don't have any tips, but I did/do like the old lighter blue color setup.
     

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