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Halfcrazy

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Forum Server move
« on: April 23, 2013, 07:05:33 PM »
We are going to be moving the forum to a new server. I am currently backing up all the files now and verifying they are good. I only point this out as I want to save anyone from posting lots of pictures from now forward as they may not get backed up. I will do a final backup as close to the move as I can and I will also try to let everyone know when the move will happen. Thank you for your patience during this transition.


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Re: Forum Server move, MOVED
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 09:23:28 PM »
Ok we are officially all moved so please let me know if anything looks out of place.

Thank you for the patience.

Ryan
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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 09:36:40 PM »
Ryan;

Not sure how I missed the original post but it looks good from here.

Folks will have to change their bookmarks but otherwise it seems to have worked well.

Good job.

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 12:31:21 AM »
Hi Ryan,

Good moove for the forum.

Just two things for me :

1) in the header of midnitesolar website, you have to update the forum link to the new URL.

2) Yesterday, in the morning, I posted a PM to you, on the old forum, about mymidnite. Do I have to redo it ?

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 04:14:46 AM »
Ryan,

yes that link update is really needed. I notice almost no guest logins as they do not get redirected to the new site.

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 11:20:20 PM »
ryan,
what i didn't like about the old forum was that when there were multiple posts in a thread category and you hit the back arrow to go back one page it showed that there weren't any more posts to read. this one does show there are still unread posts as i've overlooked new posts in the past due to this. the new one will always show unread posts in the thread category until you have opened each and every one of them.

dgd,
hmm, i hadn't thought of that, but it makes perfect sense that many guests did not read ryan's note on the change as they are here too infrequently. maybe the spam didn't read the changes too, but i'm sure the spam will catch up just as the lost guests will too.

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 05:49:38 AM »
Ok so I have added a redirect so the old URL still works. Let me know if you see any funny business there?

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2013, 09:02:48 PM »
just an fyi and i don't know if it was fine before, but the backpage still does fine, but i found that hitting home will not show there are more threads to read when they are there as i did just try it.

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013, 09:07:03 PM »
So does it erase the new posts in that category or the complete forum?

I am really now just starting to dig deep into SMF and it is pretty easy to manipulate, I was reluctant before as I feared I would break something but now that I have moved it to its new server and understand how it all works I am much less afraid to mess anything up.

I will be adding some new logos next week once Rob gets them to me.

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2013, 12:42:03 PM »
the new posts will still have an indicator that they are new in the threads, but the thread category does not indicate there are threads with new posts in them. you can try this for yourself when you enter a thread category and see more than 1 thread with new postings in them as indicated by the midnite moons. you can read one and that moon will disappear as it should leaving the unread thread still with its moon. if you hit home you will not see the moon there in that thread category indicating that there are unread posts even though you did not read the other thread with a moon on it. if you enter the thread category you will still see the thread as being unread with a moon being present. the previous forum erased the indicators not only on the thread category, but also the unread threads themselves upon hitting home exiting a thread category. the threads are intact, but indicators of them being unread erase. on naws they do not erase until you have read every thread in the thread category. i am not all that familiar with bbs setups to know what the trigger is or how to fix it. hope that's clear enough of an explanation.

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2013, 01:36:35 PM »
Niel
I will look into this
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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2013, 09:19:15 PM »
Ryan,

When entering a new message I no longer get the various options such as including smilies, UL txt etc.. these used to be
available a couple of lines above the text input box. Or is it just me and I need to set some editing option?

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2013, 09:38:42 PM »
Ryan,

The "show unread posts since last visit" isn't working for me.
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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2013, 10:04:05 PM »
Ryan,

The "show unread posts since last visit" isn't working for me.

Seems to be working for me?

Might need to flush any cookies on your computer for the forum?

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Re: Forum Server move
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2013, 10:30:48 PM »
Got rid of the cookies and it works.

Thanks for the tip, Tom.
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