Go Back   HowWasTheShow Forum > Administration > Announcements & Giveaways
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Announcements & Giveaways Admin and moderator communications.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2006, 10:03 AM   #1
David
Kingpin
 
David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Minneapolis
Posts: 4,237
Default Forum Upgrade

Don't freak out. I just spent 12 hours on a forum upgrade. I think it worked. I am sure there will be a lot of bugs to work out. The old one is safe if we need to revert.
__________________
David de Young

Blogger Blog: http://www.daviddeyoung.com
Tumblr Blog: http://howwastheshow.tumblr.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/howwastheshow
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 10:33 AM   #2
solace
Senior Contributor
 
solace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St. Louis Park
Posts: 4,567
Send a message via AIM to solace Send a message via MSN to solace Send a message via Yahoo to solace
Default

12 hours??? wow.

shoulda asked me for some help, i run/maintain 4 other forums and have a lot of experience with various forum software.
solace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 10:34 AM   #3
David
Kingpin
 
David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Minneapolis
Posts: 4,237
Default

About 6 hours in I realized I should probably stop drinking wine.

Setting it up was easy. Getting all the old data imported and making this forum work the same as the old one was the trick. Totally different database format.
__________________
David de Young

Blogger Blog: http://www.daviddeyoung.com
Tumblr Blog: http://howwastheshow.tumblr.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/howwastheshow

Last edited by David : 03-19-2006 at 10:37 AM.
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 10:36 AM   #4
solace
Senior Contributor
 
solace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St. Louis Park
Posts: 4,567
Send a message via AIM to solace Send a message via MSN to solace Send a message via Yahoo to solace
Default

yeah, upgrades are never very fun
solace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 09:35 PM   #5
ScottW.
Contributor
 
ScottW.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 89
Default

New forum looks good. Quick and more readable, in my opinion. Thanks!
ScottW. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 10:16 PM   #6
David
Kingpin
 
David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Minneapolis
Posts: 4,237
Default

Thanks. As the dust settles, I'm pretty happy with the semi-seamless transition. Gotta put the customizations back in so we're not lost in space from the rest of the site, and we can call it a week.

RSS feed coming soon.
__________________
David de Young

Blogger Blog: http://www.daviddeyoung.com
Tumblr Blog: http://howwastheshow.tumblr.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/howwastheshow
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2006, 11:35 PM   #7
solace
Senior Contributor
 
solace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St. Louis Park
Posts: 4,567
Send a message via AIM to solace Send a message via MSN to solace Send a message via Yahoo to solace
Default

btw, the new posts icon bug still seems to be happening for me.
solace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 07:37 AM   #8
David
Kingpin
 
David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Minneapolis
Posts: 4,237
Default

Yup, me too. Just addressed it in another thread.

The thing I noticed is improved from the old phpBB forum is that "New Posts" shows all new posts as opposed to just all forums with new posts and the last post in that forum. I used to go in and read, then had to refresh to see that I missed another new post in a top level forum. That problem is history.
__________________
David de Young

Blogger Blog: http://www.daviddeyoung.com
Tumblr Blog: http://howwastheshow.tumblr.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/howwastheshow
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 08:12 AM   #9
Dave
Senior Contributor
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 1,337
Send a message via AIM to Dave
Default

I also like how the front page tells you not only that a category has new posts, but also the name of the thread that was updated. I'll probably still click regardless of whether I care about the thread, just to reset the "new posts" icon, but it's still nice to know.
Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2006, 08:19 AM   #10
ScottW.
Contributor
 
ScottW.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 89
Default

The link to my website seems to be missing, but it's still in my profile. How do I un-disappear it?
ScottW. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.