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On Friday, July 1st starting at 6 pm EST, the forum will either be in maintenance mode meaning you can read it but you can't post to it or it will be offline completely.    This is in preparation for a major upgrade of the forum software to a completely new version.  Forum downtime could be anywhere from a few hours to a full day.   Updates on the progress will be posted to the Ehell Facebook group and possibly the main blog, assuming I can access it.

This is the long awaited upgrade to SMF 2.0 version.  It's been a Release Candidate for a very long time and has finally gone Gold.  Besides a lot of new moderation and admin tools, this version has the much anticipated feature of members being able to ignore specific people.  I am sure there are other features we will be discovering over the following weeks. 

Don't be surprised if the forum theme design reverts back to the default or changes entirely.  Not sure yet if this design theme mod has been upgraded to be compatible with the 2.0 version. 

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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 05:21:25 AM »
Thanks ehelldame! Looking forward to the new version!
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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 08:21:39 AM »
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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 10:06:47 AM »
Awesome!  How long is it expected to take to totally implement the new upgrade?
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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011, 11:42:22 AM »
Awesome!  How long is it expected to take to totally implement the new upgrade?

Don't know.  We're doing a full back up of the MySql database before upgrading just in case there is failure so we can revert back tot he original and that back up will probably take a few hours given its size.   Changing the software shouldn't take that long but if there is some glitch that we have to figure out, that could take a while.  So, anywhere from a few hours to a day. 

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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 12:43:07 PM »
So now I too can reminisce about the "old board"?
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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 02:01:38 PM »
That sounds great, Ehell Dame! I can't wait to see what it's like!
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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011, 02:45:32 AM »
Can't wait thanks

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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 02:28:34 PM »
So now I too can reminisce about the "old board"?

I was just gonna say that.

Thanks for the update Ehell Dame.

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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 01:08:10 AM »
Besides a lot of new moderation and admin tools, this version has the much anticipated feature of members being able to ignore specific people.

Oh no! :( I've been against that feature ever since I first heard of it, so phooey!

On the other hand, thank you for planning an update that actually starts in the middle of the night for me, rather than the middle of the day ;) (I'm at UTC +1)
 
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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2011, 04:42:20 PM »
Ignore feature is automatically set to ignore anyone on your list (not that anyone has put anyone on ignore eyt.) Just thought I would let people know that.
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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2011, 05:53:50 PM »
Remember back on the old board? When everyone was still awesome? And all the things where the way we like our things?

Yeah.

That was great.


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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2011, 06:06:43 PM »
Remember back on the old board? When everyone was still awesome? And all the things where the way we like our things?

Yeah.

That was great.


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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2011, 11:32:26 PM »
Where is the ignore feature?

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Re: Forum upgrade on Friday....Forum offline starting at 6 pm EST
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2011, 12:32:42 PM »
Is it just me, or is everything bigger and easier to see?!? :D
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