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> site outage tonight 9:30pm PDT 6/21!!!
offroadgeek
post Jun 21 2004, 05:35 PM
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Tonight I will be moving the site to my new server that is physically located in my home connected to the new SDSL line.

I will probably take the server down at 9:30pm PDT (Pacific Time -8 GMT) tonight, and anticipate bringing the site back up before 11:00pm (approx. 1.5 hour downtime).

I will send out a broadcast email with the new server IP address, so that people can update their hosts file (if you wish). If all goes smooth, I might cut over to the new forums (IPB) tonight as well.

Thank you for your patience while we go through this transition!
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CoreyC
post Jun 21 2004, 05:52 PM
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Good luck smile.gif
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offroadgeek
post Jun 22 2004, 12:36 AM
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well, it's done smile.gif

It looks like everything went very well. Now let's see how people like the site on the new server (ie. speed differences?), and the new forums.

BTW - this isn't my favorite skin for the forums, but at least it's not identical to the devnet board.

Also, you can now access the forums by simply going to:

http://www.zaurususergroup.com/forums

(bypassing the main site)

hope you all enjoy (i'm off to bed!)
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post Jun 22 2004, 12:43 AM
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do we need to login twice? with the ZUG and the forum???
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offroadgeek
post Jun 22 2004, 01:06 AM
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nope... you only need to log into the forums now... I've disabled logins on the main zug site
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tumnus
post Jun 22 2004, 04:53 AM
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QUOTE(offroadgeek @ Jun 22 2004, 09:06 AM)
nope... you only need to log into the forums now... I've disabled logins on the main zug site

What does this mean for editing the FAQ and Howtos then? FAQ editing was restricted to logged in users IIRC and Howto wiki editing tracked who edited what.

I don't particularly like the current skin either. The colour scheme and icons are ok, but the layout doesn't seem very intuitive. BTW anyone can set their own skin, in My Controls->Options->Skin & Language, so I've set mine back to the default since there is only that and the new skin available. Maybe a couple of choices could be offered in order to satisfy most people. I like the default skin though smile.gif
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Greg2
post Jun 22 2004, 07:10 AM
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I had to switch to the default IPB skin also because the Borderline-Slate skin was a very long(almost endless) scroll to the bottom of each page. This was with Konqueror and Mozilla Firebird... just wondering if anyone else had this problem?

With the default, everything works great.

Greg smile.gif
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ced
post Jun 22 2004, 10:27 AM
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can we have the last 10 posts on the homepage like before?

and we can't search by entering only a wildcard (*)
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post Jun 22 2004, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE(ced @ Jun 22 2004, 01:27 PM)
can we have the last 10 posts on the homepage like before?

and we can't search by entering only a wildcard (*)

I was about to post the same request !, 15 would be better thought smile.gif
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slocaus
post Jun 22 2004, 11:21 AM
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I have noticed one situation of posts out of sync:

New Forums
http://www.oesf.org/forums/inde...?showtopic=5036

Old forums
http://www.zaurususergroup.com/index.php?n...c&p=32418#32418

Two posts in Old Forums are showing (I'm getting "reply posted" email) that do not exist in New Forums.

Just F.Y.I, not a huge problem, but it looks like a refresh is needed, and might be happening with other topics? <shrug>
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clofland
post Jun 22 2004, 01:53 PM
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Ah, finally in! The new board would not take my password for some reason. Had to do a reset, but it took about 8 hours for the email to show up! I'm in now though. smile.gif

I agree, I REALLY liked the "most recent 10" on the home page, if opinion counts. I figured it was a technology thing. In which case, well, it is all free so NO complaints here! smile.gif
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offroadgeek
post Jun 22 2004, 02:52 PM
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OK... so the conversion utility won't actually sync the old forum tables with the new... it only overwrites them. I just tried it with the topics conversion, and unfortunately we just lost a couple (approx 5 - 10) because of that. (see this thread)

As I don't want to risk losing any more data in the forums, I've disabled the old forums (which I honestly should have done last night), and won't do any more converting. I appologize if you lost a post, but I think this is for the greater good.

Thanks for your patience during this transition.
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Teletubbie
post Jun 22 2004, 03:09 PM
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Hi,
thanks for all the work. For me it was always a first look at the frontpage of zaurususergroup to see what is currently going on. Now I am worried that the discussions could be weak for a while, because the people first have to go to the forum.
Or have I overseen something?
Cheers,
Sam
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dh
post Jun 22 2004, 03:20 PM
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I also liked the feature of having the last posts on the home page, it was always the first thing I checked.
Other than that, the new forums are fine for me.
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CoreyC
post Jun 22 2004, 05:14 PM
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Offroad,

I really like the new forums. Invision seems to load pages faster, or maybe that is your shiney new connection to the server.

The active thread block is really going to be missed... I think it is just going to take some time for us to get used to going right to the forums instead of refreshing the homepage every few hours.

Overall, great work!
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