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Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by Bookworm » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:25 pm

In the next couple of days, there will be at least one downtime as I take down the whole board, and upgrade to the latest revision of PHPBB

Some of the modifications added may disappear, as this is a major upgrade path that I'd been avoiding. However, as there have been some issues with registration, it's now time.

Feel free to add questions/comments/requests into this thread. I'll probably do the upgrade Saturday or Sunday, rather than in the middle of the week.

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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by jwhouk » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:22 pm

Bookworm wrote:Some of the modifications added may disappear, as this is a major upgrade path that I'd been avoiding. However, as there have been some issues with registration, it's now time.
What kind of mods are we talking?
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by GlytchMeister » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:27 am

jwhouk wrote:
Bookworm wrote:Some of the modifications added may disappear, as this is a major upgrade path that I'd been avoiding. However, as there have been some issues with registration, it's now time.
What kind of mods are we talking?
Right, yeah... what are you expecting will break? Or is that a tossup?
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by Dave » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:37 am

The current contents of the Forum is expected to survive fairly well?

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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by Bookworm » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:12 pm

I made some small tweaks here and there a while back, and it's been so long, I don't remember them very well.

I think part of it was avatar size.

The contents of the forum should be fine, and anything that glitches afterwards, we'll work on it one thing at a time.

I'll definitely be removing the locks I have on the new user creation, as I suspect that's one of the things that'll break. (more)

Hopefully I can get a good image CAPTCHA going.
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by jwhouk » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:51 pm

One thing I'd ask if it's possible is an image resize option when posting images?
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by GlytchMeister » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:46 pm

jwhouk wrote:One thing I'd ask if it's possible is an image resize option when posting images?
That would be infinitely awesome.

I know it’s a bit much to ask this site to become an image hosting platforms as well as a forum, but if there were a way to compress images automatically down to an acceptable filesize, it’d be super user friendly, I think.
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by Bookworm » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:42 am

We'll have to see how it goes. I'm working on getting things migrated to a new server, with more space and power. Once that's done, we can try to convince more people to come here to have conversations rather than doing the one day 'post a comment' on the web site and run away. I'll also see if I can do a broadcast mail to members saying "Hey, we're letting you know we've rebuilt, so come visit us"

I suspect there will be more options with the upgrade. I _could_ go to something like XenForo, but that's something to discuss later :)
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by jwhouk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:30 am

XF has its plusses and minuses. Not sure if Pablo would want to foot the bill for their software, though - from another forum I frequent, it can get pricey when you include add-ons.
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:54 am

I truly hope this isn't going to be as bad as the upgrade to "NapalmLuck", the "Misfile" board.

That was bad enough BEFORE the latest upgrade but not is sucks dead pangolin through a bendy straw with rotten eggs on the side.
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by Bookworm » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:39 am

I'll have backups.
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by jwhouk » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:05 am

How'll we know the upgrade has happened?
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by TazManiac » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:26 am

(when monday's comic doesn't post...) :P

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Post by Just Old Al » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:05 am

TazManiac wrote:(when monday's comic doesn't post...) :P
Bite your tongue, man! Remember the insanity in the last drought...
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by DinkyInky » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:42 pm

Just Old Al wrote:
TazManiac wrote:(when monday's comic doesn't post...) :P
Bite your tongue, man! Remember the insanity in the last drought...
Yes, do tell us how much you disliked the shenanigans wrought from that drought.

I'm waiting.
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by jwhouk » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:49 pm

One other thing I'd like to see in WSF 2.0 - the ability to use keyboard shortcuts in posts. Right now, Ctrl+B opens my bookmarks instead of starting bold formatting.
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by Dave » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:07 pm

DinkyInky wrote:
Just Old Al wrote:Bite your tongue, man! Remember the insanity in the last drought...
Yes, do tell us how much you disliked the shenanigans wrought from that drought.

I'm waiting.
The coffeemaker in the Otherspace club meeting room has yet to recover. I fear I may need to bring in a drum of neat hydrogen peroxide to burn off the residue that ended up stuck to the bottom when we all dashed of the room in a terrible hurry (in a very good cause) and forgot to turn off the heat and rinse it properly.

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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by Bookworm » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:09 pm

I haven't forgotten. I just haven't been home. Two days of networking installation does that.

The main site won't be affected. I run the forum as a different subdomain for a reason.
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by GlytchMeister » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:33 pm

Dave wrote:
DinkyInky wrote:
Just Old Al wrote:Bite your tongue, man! Remember the insanity in the last drought...
Yes, do tell us how much you disliked the shenanigans wrought from that drought.

I'm waiting.
The coffeemaker in the Otherspace club meeting room has yet to recover. I fear I may need to bring in a drum of neat hydrogen peroxide to burn off the residue that ended up stuck to the bottom when we all dashed of the room in a terrible hurry (in a very good cause) and forgot to turn off the heat and rinse it properly.
The whole fanon universe came out of that single hiatus.

Good gravy, we’re junkies, aren’t we?
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Re: Forum upgrade going to happen

Post by Dave » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:31 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:The whole fanon universe came out of that single hiatus.

Good gravy, we’re junkies, aren’t we?
Well, there were actually two interludes. The first long one (when Pablo moved, I believe) was what let the genie out of the bottle. We wrapped that one up in good order, as I recall, at Pablo's anointed time of return. The second one, during one of his shorter hiatuses (hiatii?) was the one we cut short for good and sufficient reason, and left the coffeemaker running.

(We're just lucky that the coffee residue in the pot didn't cook off, detonate, and take out half of Otherspace Minneapolis. Some of us do prefer our brew a touch on the strong side...)

Yes, we're definitely junkies. :)

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