SITE UPGRADE

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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SITE UPGRADE

Post: #281835 MKG
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:07 pm

As the site migration went so well, and as everything is looking stable ... ... ... our Site Geek (praise his nurdly appendages) has decided that it's time to upgrade the site software. The version of PHP being used is getting on a bit now, admittedly, so he's probably correct. He's thinking of doing it at some point in the next few days, but don't worry - we'll do our best to warn you when it's going to happen.

The last time John tried anything like this it all went pear-shaped, as he'd never done it before. And as it went pear-shaped and he had to reinstate the old software, he still hasn't done it before. Don't let this worry you in any way :lol:

It will all go swimmingly and we'll hardly notice anything. It will. Honest. No, seriously - I have utter faith in John's abilities.
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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #281842 Flo
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:48 am

He probably knows how the system works now due to previous changes to servers and muchly mending which sometimes makes upgrades easier. :mrgreen:

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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #281878 littlemissrose
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:25 pm

Have fun and good luck john! I'm sure you will do a great job.
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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #281968 MKG
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:45 am

He did. And we hardly noticed :cheers:

Apparently, it was so quick and painless that we didn't need any notice :iconbiggrin:

There we are, then - Ish is now running on brand spanking new shiny software and John's Geek Cred has increased yet again.
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Re: SITE UPGRADE / please report any problems here

Post: #281969 John Headstrong
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:28 am

while it was fairly quick it was a drastic fix, therefore:

please report any problems, like things not working, missing images

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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #282020 Zech
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:56 am

I noticed something a bit odd this morning - not sure if it's a problem related to the upgrade or not.

I posted two posts this morning, but only one of them showed up on either 'view new posts' or 'view active topics'. This one: http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=28986#p282018 is only visible when I click 'view your posts', so presumably no-one else can see it listed.
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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #282024 MKG
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:43 pm

I can see it if I go the the correct page, but not otherwise - it's not amongst the "view new" stuff. Zech, can you copy your post to the mods area in the FAO John section?
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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #282026 Odsox
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:29 pm

It get's even odderer :iconbiggrin: , I saw your post about inkcaps this morning Rachel. It was at the top of my "view new posts", I well remember it because I was surprised that Inkcaps are a rarity with you, they are extremely common here.
However, I see that it has disappeared from even the "view active topics" now.
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Post: #282027 Green Aura
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:58 pm

As I have no idea what you're talking about I'm assuming I can't see them either.
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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #282077 Millymollymandy
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:07 am

The section 'Wild Foods and Foraging' has never shown up in View Active Topics, only View New Posts. This is an old problem and one that has been discussed and brought to other mods' attention many times back when I was a mod!
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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #282078 Millymollymandy
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:08 am

Shame you can't tag people to bring something to their attention! :lol:
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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #282087 Green Aura
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:32 am

Or have a like button. :roll: :lol:
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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #282111 John Headstrong
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:09 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:The section 'Wild Foods and Foraging' has never shown up in View Active Topics, only View New Posts. This is an old problem and one that has been discussed and brought to other mods' attention many times back when I was a mod!



all hail MMM :cheers:


yep, I found the one little checkbox among a huge list of checkboxes, this should no longer happen.

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Re: SITE UPGRADE

Post: #282114 Millymollymandy
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:23 am

Cool! :thumbright: It's easy when you know how, but I never figured out how to do that sort of thing with the newer version of the forum when I was a mod and didn't dare touch anything like that anyway. The really ancient version was easy in comparison!
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