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DizzyBlue

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Dear Members
The forum software is in need of updating from Xenforo 1.5.7 to the latest version Xenforo 2
Our software is basically coming towards the end of its life on this version and we need to jump upwards to keep current and move forwards.
This will be an upgrade but staying visually basically the same very unlike the last time we did a huge change jumping from one software system to another.
Bob and I have organised and sorted out the new license for the forum to take us forward which is now already in place and we will be notifying you in due course when the upgrade will take place as it may mean for an hour or two the forum is down whilst the upgrade occurs hopefully this can be scheduled during a quiet period to cause minimal disruption to users.
The upgrade will be done via our IT guru & server provider MattWServices who has been looking after us for quite some time now and provided a brilliant service.
I am basically forewarning you ahead of time that this is going to take place and when a set date and time has been organised I will notify you of when that is going to be.
We will try and keep as many of the functions we currently have by adding some more software in the background to make things look and feel the same so once the software update is done then we will need to find the add-ons we require to ensure we still can see and use some of our favourite things like where the recent posts are shown on forum, shoutbox etc but that may take a day or two to add after the software upgrade is done as currently have zero idea which of our add-ons on this system will work with the new one. Am tempted to add a few other things … like some more Christmas decorations and smilies lol but we will see what is available when that time comes. Media Gallery will still be there as that is part of the licence. Matt also runs our servers and does our backups etc so you shouldn't loose anything at all.

When a date is scheduled I will update this thread and ensure everybody knows what and when it is about to happen. :thumbsup:
 

DizzyBlue

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Lets see if we all still agree after we sit here thinking what the heck is that over there and what happened to this button …. naturally I will probably press the red button that has danger do not press written all over it :risas3:
 

DizzyBlue

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Errr hmmm eeerrrrrr EEEEKKKK!!!

Looks like we have a lot of rebuilding to do :(
Lost the chat box, tappa-talk looks like its got hic-cups as I can't login through it...
Talk about looking different ……
 

MattWServices

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Tapatalk needs to be reinstalled, I can do that if someone can get me the installer from them, as it's specific to your site.
 

DizzyBlue

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So the list of add ons we seem to have lost I have noticed and our IT Guru has also pointed out so far are

Todays visitors seems to have vanished
Our logo … lost in space that's an easy one to get back …. if I can remember where what it looked like and find it on my laptop lol
Tappatalk
Chat Box
Smilies /emoji or whatever you want to call them …. I will sort those out later and get us a few more relevant ones :)

I propose we kill off random media we have a gallery and all the albums are still there so that's fine :)

Anybody else notice anything that can be added to the list of things me have lost that we should have back if we can?
 

DizzyBlue

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Open PDF seems to have died a death so likely we can't access the forums google drive pdf documents so will have to look into that one
 

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DizzyBlue

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Looks like you can no longer mark a particular folder as read if you click the button it makes all folders as all posts read where as before you had the option of saying it was just the particular folder your in … so that's something to be careful of
 

DizzyBlue

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Recent activity page .... no longer seems to refresh so for those of you that sit there watching that and reading all the new posts as they arrive .... errrr it only works if you keep pressing the refresh button which kind of defeats the object …. will have to look into that one a bit more as not sur if its something that is no longer available or is perhaps switched off ....
 

Michael Reynolds

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the "Top" command that sent the page to the top of the page, I used it quite often and saves having to scroll to the top to get to the newpost command
 
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