Forum Software Change

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Jim

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    A week of testing and we are getting there. However lots of stuff still breaks during testing so it will be a while yet before we can change, Sunday 29th at the Earliest

    Your pictures, avatars and signatures. Every post (over 1 million of them) every thread, 25,000 photographs are all porting over nicely.

    What we might lose through incompatibility are: All the Motorhome details from the garage. All your classified adverts and the the Blogs. If you have photos or text here that you don't want to lose then please visit these sections and copy it ASAP. Suitable long term replacements for these sections will be available in the coming weeks.

    The new forum software is xenForo and those of you that have visited our sister site www.motorhome365.com will be familiar with it. Its slick and fast. Well supported and secure and much easier to use than our present cobbled system. Here are are couple of screen shots

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    I'm liking the multiple pages of recent posts on that screenshot...
     
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    Looks good, Jim.

    Like it.

    Steve :Smile:
     
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    Thanks for reminding me why I moved on from implementing and maintaining software to business analysis :BigGrin:
     
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    Really appreciate your efforts in managing this forum. It's often a thankless task.:thumb:
     
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    Looking good Jim. Hope you don't have too many sleepless nights over it. At least you can't pull your hair out :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Blush:
     
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    Looks good, hopefully it will goes smoothly for you.
     
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    may the force be with you...migrations.........AAAARRGHHHHHH:Eeek:

    still...look at it this way the migration might be the easy bit...Chair-Keyboard interface errors post migration are likely to the major hurdle :BigGrin:

    To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
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    These weby types dont half like bigging it up
    were not fools Jim
    COPY - PASTE We can all do it:Rofl1::Doh:
     
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    Looking good Jim thanks for all your efforts in making our 'fun' time even more fun :thumb:
     
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    Creep.............:BigGrin::Wink:
     
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    Will the Blog content be lost forever, or restored when you've sorted the problem?
     
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    how on earth you find the time to do all this as well as have a life, i have no idea jim, but it's certainly appreciated by all of us who seek information and friendship on this very busy and helpful site..
     
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    I may lapse till next week sir but I'll be back

    Don't wanna add to Jim's hair loss

    But then I might send a kite in a enveylope :Eeek:

    Oh what to do help decishons decishions

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    Looks good Jim, but I understood more German, French and Italian on holiday than I did your post! Glad you know what you're doing :BigGrin:
     
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    :Smile: Thanks for all the hard work your doing for us Jim:Smile:
     
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    Blogs are a little used feature but we consider them to be an important part of the Funster experience and would like to increase the number of people writing one here. Many people, including me enjoy reading them. The new future-proof system will involve a using Wordpress and a bridge to the new forum software. It's unfortunate that there is no direct import path. This is why we will be using Wordpress; this is world class top blogging software and by using it we won't ever find ourselves trapped without an upgrade path again.

    The best answer right now, we may well be able to restore it, but there is a chance we won't be able to, so please do your best to copy it and keep it safe, Sorry.
     
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