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Tentative Software Switch Scheduled for TONIGHT @ 8:00PM PST (UPDATED)

Discussion in 'Packer Forum Announcements' started by robdog, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. robdog
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    I am scheduling a software switch on Monday at 10:00PM PST for us to move over to XenForo. (XenForo - Compelling Community Forum Software)

    This is going to be a good thing for the site and I think increase the activity above and beyond what it already is.

    Post all your comments/concerns/questions here.

    Thanks.
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    will the site be down?

    Will we lose anything?
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    Sorry for the delayed response.

    The site would of been down for about 1-2 hours. And you will not lose any threads/posts/likes/PMs/attachments.

    However, I have moved the switch to the following Monday at 10:00PM PST.
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    Sounds awesome Rob! The best Packer forum is going to get better? Excellent.
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    Will we keep our "gifts" and rankings? Not that it matters, it sounds like a good change to me as well, and if it makes life easier/better for those who administer the site who am I to complain. I love the forum and I trust that any change you make will ultimately be for the best.
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    Poppa San Pray daily and take the plunge for Eli Staff Member Moderator

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    Trust in Ted.

    Trust in Rob.

    Trust in God.

    Any one else?
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    Okay, this change IS happening tonight! I have tested and postponed long enough and it is time to move this site to the new platform@!

    The site will be coming offline at 8pm PST(12am EST) and "SHOULD" be back up no later than 9pm PST(3am EST).

    Wish me luck, lol.
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    Just like with TT, everything is gonna be fine, Rob!
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    Great new look, nice work Robdog.
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    Thanks! I have a few more things that I am going to do tonight, but I am sure there we will be a few things to take care of tomorrow.
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    Looks good for the most part. Will take some time to get used to.
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    Thanks for the feedback. Let me know if there is something that needs a little extra explanation.
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    Well, I'm here so I must have figured it out. LOL I'll try to post a lot so I get used to it quicker.
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    hehe, nice GBG! :)

    I am going to be on here pretty much ALL day making changes and tweaking things to make it better. Hopefully more people are in the same boat your are in and find it "easy"!
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    I trust you that it will be better for us. Just like facebook changes I usually hate the change for two weeks then get used to it.
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    Hey robdog, so far I really like it. The one thing I miss is the home page defaulting to the most recent posts. I could simply refresh the home page if I was gone for a while and the little bullets told me what threads had new posts and I could click on those to take me right to the point I left off. Is there a setting to make that happen by default?
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    Thanks for the feedback. I might be moving the right rail block(recent thread) on the home page to a more dominant position in the center of the page. I will give this some thought.
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    I like the look and feel of the new forum, but did we loose the jersey's!
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    And that, robdog, is why you ARE the man!
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    I am not able to upload a saved image from my computer into a signature any longer, is that not possible with the new forum?
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    Not yet. You will have to store the image on a photo hosting service than connect it to your signature with an image tag.
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    The upgrade is nice...
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    Ivo... you on facebook? Hit me up!

    http://www.facebook.com/32TheDrew
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    I can't see how to quote someone just yet.. but i"ll figure it out...got my siggy back!

    (I was wondering... how you guys haven't connected on FB yet!?!?! lol... I'm still fighting it,.. I have my account and begrudgingly have to log on once in a blue moon. )

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