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Author Topic: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon  (Read 2074 times)

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Offline Slack

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Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« on: November 19, 2011, 12:43:18 AM »
Greetings Weenies,

Rivers and I will be performing a forum upgrade sometime around noon on Saturday (MST).  This is a major upgrade and change and so it will probably take us a few hours.  And then we'll need your help in figuring out what stuff still does not work.   :)

Keep checking back, thanks!

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 10:50:29 AM »
Reminder that this is about to occur, should you have trouble accessing the site for the next while.

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 10:58:00 AM »
Yup, just about to take things offline.


Offline Slack

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 04:22:29 PM »
Dear Weenies, hopefully you won't be too shocked.  :P

We've still got some work to do on layout, look and feel, broken links - but we've successfully upgraded the forum and the portal (or front end) of the website. Our old forum software was deprecated and we needed to upgrade in order to retain support and the oppotunity for new features.

Please feel free to point out broken parts, likes and dislikes.

Thanks!

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 07:09:13 AM »
Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into this change.

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011, 10:03:40 AM »
Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into this change.

Double amen on that, thanks for all your work, don't hesitate to let us know when the coffers are nearing empty and need an injection of donations.

Only comment to make right now, and it is very minor: can you somehow give the quotes at the top of the page some more prominence, like putting them in a different typeface or dressing up the box a bit. To my eyes, the quotes look odd/bland being in the same typeface as everything else, and since the quote generator is a real popular feature around here, I think it should stand out just bit.

Lindy

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011, 10:33:30 AM »
Looks good guys! Thanks! :)
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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2011, 10:36:10 AM »
Thanks guys!

Lindy, we'll see if we can make the quotes pop out a little more.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2011, 03:08:07 PM »
A lot of work, looks really good. Thanks to all.
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 01:12:52 AM »
A change is as good as a rest! Nice work.
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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 09:20:32 AM »
really like the new look site you both have done a fabulous job.
jaycee

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 09:36:17 AM »
Lindy, we'll see if we can make the quotes pop out a little more.  Thanks for the suggestion.

That was easy, a border and shading. I've been trying to think of a name for that feature that is more country blues-oriented than "the quote generator," but haven't come up with anything.

Looking forward to playing with the new bells and whistles!

L

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2011, 09:37:24 AM »
Thanks jaycee! 

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2011, 10:25:15 AM »
Lindy, we've usually called it the Oracle.

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Re: Forum Upgrade - Saturday about noon
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2011, 10:26:30 AM »
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That was easy, a border and shading. I've been trying to think of a name for that feature that is more country blues-oriented than "the quote generator," but haven't come up with anything.

Just trying to make you guys feel more at home.  :P

We refer to it as the "Quote Oracle"  ;)

edit: I see UB beat me to it.

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