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The forum is now running on XenForo

John Pierce

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#1
Over the last 24 hours I have migrated the forum to a new server and, more interestingly, to a new software platform.

We have been using vBulletin 4 for a loooong time and it is at its end-of-life. vBulletin has a separate product (which you must buy new rather than being in the upgrade path) with which I was not impressed.

Since I had to spend money on an upgrade in any case, I spent quite a bit of time reviewing the options and am very happy with the choice I made in moving to XenForo.

As with any update, there will be growing pains. I beg your indulgence as we work our way through any issues.

Please report things you find in this thread or message me directly.

Thanks!


John
 

John Pierce

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One thing that I have been made aware of ... If you username had a comma in it, the comma has been removed.

For example:

John Pierce, Esq.

Will now be

John Pierce Esq.
 

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John Pierce

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Lol. The software was developed by some of the former vBulletin developers so it should be similar in function. Hopefully it won't be too steep of a learning curve for any of us.
 

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CoL welcome to the 21st century of technological marvels...lol

Thanks John for pulling the site to the current era...
 

John Pierce

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CoL welcome to the 21st century of technological marvels...lol

Thanks John for pulling the site to the current era...
Solus,

It has been a long time coming. I am sure we will encounter some hiccups but I think it will be a big plus in the long run.


John
 

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Small problem, but my avatar has been chopped removing one of the angel wings. Was rectangular but switching to square has messed it up
 

solus

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Small problem, but my avatar has been chopped removing one of the angel wings. Was rectangular but switching to square has messed it up
scouser, soooo many comments soooo little time...eh, why not...guess you just flop in circles now huh?
 

John Pierce

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Small problem, but my avatar has been chopped removing one of the angel wings. Was rectangular but switching to square has messed it up
That happened to me as well. I had to replace my avatar. I am not sure why but I will look into it.
 

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