Big Upgrade of Forum Software this evening. Disruption Expected (1 Viewer)

Jim

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From around 7pm this evening we will be working on the server. So the Fun will stop for a few hours. Thereafter we will be working on the forum for a couple of days tweaking and refining the experience, re-writing help files etc so it will be good and solid for the next 5 years. This is a big upgrade, things will break, go missing, be initially confusing. But by the weekend it will be much better (if that's possible :))

Here is some of the new features we hope to have up an running by the weekend
  • Greatly-enhanced mobile-friendly style, visiting on your phone will be so easy and useable.
  • Easier Navigation
  • Emoji support
  • Retina avatar and smilie support
  • Custom thread fields
  • Customisable member stats
  • A new "what's new" system
  • Extended photo and video embedding features
  • Quick thread creation
  • Massive Blog, showcase and reviews improvements
I know there are a few grumpy buggers among you who hate change.... to you I say, comb your mulletts and go out for a spin in your ford Capri and please wait until at least Sunday before you tell me how crap it is and the old forum was better. ;) . To everyone else, please do shout up in this thread about any issues you have, hopefully by Sunday we'd have addressed all of them. Thanks (y)
 

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I know there are a few grumpy buggers among you who hate change.... to you I say, comb your mulletts and go out for a spin in your ford Capri
I haven't got any hair, and it's years since my mother sold her Capri - can you supply one :)

Seriously, good luck. My friends who have seen me in action on such upgrades would know to give up trying to use the website for at least a week ...
 
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Jim

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give up trying to use the website for at least a week

The forum will hopefully be useable within an hour or two. Thereafter it will be like operating on an awake patient. You'll be able to read and post while we tweak :D
 

Chris

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Bloody hate change:(

Good luck with it Jim and thanks for your efforts.(y)
 
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The forum will hopefully be useable within an hour or two. Thereafter it will be like operating on an awake patient. You'll be able to read and post while we tweak :D
Thanks for bloody reminding me of that Jim, it’s only been 2 weeks ago.:D

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Thanks for the heads up Jim, and good luck with the upgrade!
 

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Best of luck, you make it look easy running a forum this big - I know it ain’t! So many thanks for your efforts :drinks:

Jim (The happy one)

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From around 7pm this evening we will be working on the server. So the Fun will stop for a few hours. Thereafter we will be working on the forum for a couple of days tweaking and refining the experience, re-writing help files etc so it will be good and solid for the next 5 years. This is a big upgrade, things will break, go missing, be initially confusing. But by the weekend it will be much better (if that's possible :))

Here is some of the new features we hope to have up an running by the weekend
  • Greatly-enhanced mobile-friendly style, visiting on your phone will be so easy and useable.
  • Easier Navigation
  • Emoji support
  • Retina avatar and smilie support
  • Custom thread fields
  • Customisable member stats
  • A new "what's new" system
  • Extended photo and video embedding features
  • Quick thread creation
  • Massive Blog, showcase and reviews improvements
I know there are a few grumpy buggers among you who hate change.... to you I say, comb your mulletts and go out for a spin in your ford Capri and please wait until at least Sunday before you tell me how crap it is and the old forum was better. ;) . To everyone else, please do shout up in this thread about any issues you have, hopefully by Sunday we'd have addressed all of them. Thanks (y)
Are free buses still available to Coventry?
 

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I need to get best use of my life membership :D

Or two Free bacon rolls at Stoneleigh (y)
 
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Good timing!:) I'm out tonight. Actually, I'm out every night now until Monday, so unless I get some very quiet days, it'll be done and dusted before I get to do very much.

Good luck team! (y)

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