Fun is changing Forum Software

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jim, May 13, 2014.

  1. Jim

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    Mid June this year we will be changing the software that the forums run on. This will be a mammoth task and not without teething problems and major headaches. (and the odd nightmare already!) Already we have pages of notes for the work that will be required for a smooth changeover and we hope the shift will result in a down time of minutes rather than days:BigGrin:

    I know how people (of a certain age:Laughing: ) hate change so I'm anticipating a few moans, however we wouldn't be changing it were not for the best. Our old system is creaking, and it is struggling to keep the spammers and malware merchants away, also it is not being updated by the developer, so should an exploit be found we are not likely to get it patched in a hurry and that would leave us all vulnerable.

    The new system is modern and is slick, and will be very user friendly, making posts and uploading graphics simplicity itself. The site will be much more ipad/smartphone friendly especially when it comes to graphics. There will be plenty of user enhancements and when our test bed is up and running I'll release some teaser videos to show you how things will look.

    A lot of little used addons that we have now will disappear, things like the links directory, and the garage but there will be lots of functionality added and things like organising meets and rallies online will become much easier The new gallery system will import our photos, however if you have photos that are of value to you stored on our server you should download them before mid June as we cannot guarantee we won't lose some.

    This will involve a ton of work and plenty of patience from the members however I'm sure it will ensure that motorhome fun remains the best motorhome club in the world (probably):BigGrin:
     
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  2. wivvy's dad

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    Failing that Jim, you could always sell it........................................:Wink:
     
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    So much for keeping you in the loop.
     
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    Bugger change vote UKIP...:BigGrin:
     
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    Ah, those were the days! lol Glad it's you and not me this time lol :BigGrin:
    I know what it is like doing major upgrades like this, and how people react to them, I spent 25 years doing it for a living! Never again!!

    But if you need any beta testers or any other help just shout. :thumb:

    Good Luck!
     
  6. hilldweller

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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooooooooooooo.

    The place is full of olde fartes. Modern and slick is something we like to think we were last century but only because our memories have gone.

    Will we have to say, "like this is kool, like I'm in to this already it's like sooooooooooooo smooth" ?
     
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  7. canopus

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    Bring it on Jim - from this 63 year old farte :Rofl1:
     
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  8. jemhorn

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    Software change

    Mid June sounds a really good time, hopefully we'll be in the sun shine and not spending to much time on the iPad. Hope all goes well!
     
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    Great Jim
    Just hope it makes it easy for an old fart like me to upload photos etc cos impossible at the moment.I've no ruddy idea what URL,URL or whatever I'm asked for is.
    Good luck with the changeover :thumb:
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the new look!

    Fingers crossed all goes well.

    Steve :Smile:
     
  11. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Goodness! you are but a child in comparison !!!:Blush::Blush::Blush:
     
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    As long as we have a like and thanks buttons !! :Wink:

    What software you gonna go to Jim ?
     
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    Thanks for all the great care and effort from you and the crew :thumb:
     
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    Sounds good to me especially if we can put proper size photos on a post instead of the thumb nails, look forward to it, keeps my grey matter ticking over. :thumb:
     
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    Personally, I would be happy to see them go! If I want to thank someone I say so and the like button seems a bit pointless to me. I use them here to play the game but I wouldn't miss them.

    However, they seem so much part of the site culture people would probably moan too much if the buttons vanished. :Smile:
     
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  17. Techno

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    I like seeing the yellow flashing thingy eveytime I log in :Laughing: it keeps me posting. I get withdrawal symptoms :Eeek:
     
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    Don't worry Jim. If you have any problems with the software just pick up the phone and I'll help you out..:thumb:

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Dont !!!! whatever you do DONT !!!

    Best of luck with the changeover xxxxx
     
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    14 today and its only 16:17 :Laughing:
     
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