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Offline Zach

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Problems, Problems, Problems
« on: 28 July 2009 03:17 PM »
So in preparation for our new theme which is coming in a week or two, I decided to upgrade the forum to the very latest version this afternoon.

This has caused alot of issues.  Not because the software is buggy, but mostly because we have been running this particular "version" of the forum for 3 years now, upgrading it each and every time there was a new update, installing mods, uninstalling mods, etc etc.

So what needs to be done, is that the database needs to be backed up, and the forum completely reinstalled.

However, once I do this, our current forum theme will not work anymore (don't ask why) - so we have two options:

1) I do the reinstall today, and we use a default forum theme for a week or more until the new one is done.

2) We wait before doing the reinstall, and just "make do" with the bugs that have cropped up.  The most glaring of which, is the fact that the shoutbox has stopped working.

Option 1, or Option 2 folks?

Offline Admiral of Starfleet

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Re: Problems, Problems, Problems
« Reply #1 on: 28 July 2009 03:42 PM »
Option 1 sounds good to me.


Offline Sarevok

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Re: Problems, Problems, Problems
« Reply #2 on: 28 July 2009 03:43 PM »
option 1. I need that shoutbox. :|

Offline Jatal Khyron

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Re: Problems, Problems, Problems
« Reply #3 on: 28 July 2009 07:21 PM »
Do option 1 I say, get it out of the way now.

Offline Zach

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Re: Problems, Problems, Problems
« Reply #4 on: 28 July 2009 08:21 PM »
Alright Folks - I will work on that tomorrow, though be warned, it'll involve 3-4 hours of downtime.

Offline Cleopatra

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Re: Problems, Problems, Problems
« Reply #5 on: 28 July 2009 08:38 PM »
Do what you need to Zach. Take all the downtime you like, as long as it works. To me it doesn't matter what a forum looks like, it's the posters that matter.
Time is the fire in which we burn. -Gene Roddenberry


Offline BLZBUB

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Re: Problems, Problems, Problems
« Reply #6 on: 28 July 2009 10:02 PM »
 1 sounds good Zach...go for it! Cannot have Sarevok un-happy now, can we?
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Offline Falin

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Re: Problems, Problems, Problems
« Reply #7 on: 28 July 2009 10:02 PM »
Hmm..do what you must, but is the shout box broken again?
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Re: Problems, Problems, Problems
« Reply #8 on: 29 July 2009 09:00 AM »
Hmm..do what you must, but is the shout box broken again?
Well, that's what Zach said:
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2) We wait before doing the reinstall, and just "make do" with the bugs that have cropped up.  The most glaring of which, is the fact that the shoutbox has stopped working.