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Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:07 am

I'll be doing a phpBB upgrade this week. The forum will be totally inaccessible during this time. I know I usually do upgrades at night (when it's quiet), but my work schedule isn't amenable to that.

Those of you using Absolution will be thrown back into the default Quatloos theme until I can bring Absolution into the new version. I'll make a list of those using it so I can move you back when it becomes available again.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby AndyK » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:11 am

Just provide the over/under time frames, please, so we can make appropriate drinking plans.

Other than that, you are the Goddess Of The Web Page and your words are truth.

Thanks for handling all this nonsense in your "spare" time.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:20 am

I downloaded the database late last week and did a test-upgrade and it took about 20 minutes. The server will likely take less time since it has more power behind it. Uploading the files usually takes about half an hour. So let's call it an hour for everyone to get totally wasted.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby LordEd » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:51 pm

So in other words infinitely more efficient than the DIF admins taking the whole site down for weeks.

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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:57 pm

LordEd wrote:So in other words infinitely more efficient than the DIF admins taking the whole site down for weeks.


That's just sad.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:31 am

Ugh. That took longer than expected. But we're back. The template is not fully tested, so let me know if something doesn't look right.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:32 am

Like the "Online" icon. ::smh::
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby AndyK » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:49 am

Did the "Mark All Posts Read" vanish?
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby NYGman » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:50 am

Everything looks soooooo big now, did font type/size change too??
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:05 am

The forum is wider.

And yes, the font is bigger. I heard that we're all half-blind.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby NYGman » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:16 am

webhick wrote:The forum is wider.

And yes, the font is bigger. I heard that we're all half-blind.

Anyway to adjust the font for those that still can see??
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:22 am

Better?
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby Jeffrey » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:31 am

It's far too wide IMO

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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby LordEd » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:22 am

It renders better on my phone for reading, except there is a pirate flag with a black square background covering the pirate mascot.

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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby longdog » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:17 am

Lovely job webhick... Thanks.

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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby NYGman » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:23 am

webhick wrote:Better?

yes, I Think...
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby slowsmile » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:16 pm

LordEd wrote:So in other words infinitely more efficient than the DIF admins taking the whole site down for weeks.


Yes, but they also had to remove all traces of libel against Richard Warman.

http://www.richardwarman.ca/

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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby notorial dissent » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:01 pm

Well, I will admit that on first impression it was a bit jarring. I think the size and change in the width format seemed to play off each other. Otherwise, it seems to be working exactly as before, which is to say I'm not having to relearn the board, which is to me a great plus, and actually seems to be moving much more quickly and responding better.

The only thing I don't seem to be able to figure out is how to get to the search function from the main index.

At any rate Webhick, thx so very much, a lot of work done well and quickly, painless at this end at any rate.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby webhick » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:31 pm

AndyK wrote:Did the "Mark All Posts Read" vanish?

It's at the top of each forum list/topic list, below the header on the right hand side.

notorial dissent wrote:The only thing I don't seem to be able to figure out is how to get to the search function from the main index.


The search box near Tony's head has a gear button. That'll bring you to the advanced search.

Jeffrey wrote:It's far too wide IMO

This is the new standard for the forum software and will automagically adjust to window size, unlike the last one.

LordEd wrote:It renders better on my phone for reading, except there is a pirate flag with a black square background covering the pirate mascot.


Hehehe, I forgot to check it out on mobile devices. I'll add it to my list of fixes. Along with the "Online" icon, the miscoloring in the notifications box, the "Find a member" for PMs (which is 400 shades of messed up but usable), the missing quote marks in the quote boxes, and the Advanced Search button which likes to get more junk in its trunk when you hover over it.

We also encountered a large issue this morning. The search indexes were removed during the upgrade and I added them back last night with no problems so I thought everything was okay. But today I saw a huge slowdown on the forum and sure enough the error log is throwing up over the indexes. So I removed the search index and everything is zippy again. It's a known bug in the software and will require a manual rebuild. I don't think I'll have to bring the board down again, but I will as a precaution.
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Re: Scheduled Forum Maintenance

Postby Jeffrey » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:27 pm

The thingy at the top doesn't shrink below a certain threshold, looks ugly, but it's not a dealbreaker.


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