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Forum Upgrade

Postby andalucia » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:37 pm

Hi there, just to let you know there there are some forum upgrades taking place this week. Hopefully there will be very little down time. Changes will be more security upgrades behind the scenes. Hopefully it might fix some of the functionality bugs as well. Admin.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Devils Advocate » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:42 am

I have to say imho this forum runs as sweet as a nut already compared to some I know. Our car club has just spent 50k on something (is it called Drupal?) and it is hideous and unfathomable.
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby El Cid » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:27 am

There are a lot of bugs that have developed over time and need fixing, such as reporting posts, long URLs, searches etc. Then, of course, there are potential security issues that need fixing.

Hopefully they will get fixed during the upgrade.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Enrique » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:17 am

Hi,
How did The Forum upgrade go , has it been completed........ :?:
Nothing in the Press so one could assume it was good......... 8)

Did notice a very old account of ours (the wife's) is now working having "died" in 2010..... :thumbup:

The acid test on long URL's............... :?:

http://www.agenciatributaria.es/static_ ... putada.pdf

Thanks for keeping the Site together .......a must for info in this region....... :thumbup:
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby El Cid » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:37 am

I am not aware that the upgrade has been carried out. When I last spoke to Chris Chaplow about it, I mentioned the problems such as the URLs and he was going to get the team to look at it before they look at upgrading. That does seem to have been fixed now. The report post still doesn't work.

I will find out what the current situation is.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby El Cid » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:08 pm

Sorry - the URL still doesn't work without using the URL tags. It works when you preview it, but not when you post it.

Also, I have just had it confirmed that the upgrade has not been done, but is imminent - you will probably know it has been done when your screen goes blank :lol: :lol:

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Enrique » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:46 pm

Hi Sid,
I did notice a link Posted by Peter failed.

Guess my link was just alkaline........... :lolno:

Back to watch this Space then................ 8)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:30 am

I don't think it was the link that failed, rather that the source on Facebook was not a 'friend', so it would not let me share the original post. Sharing it to my timeline then reposting it (with a full URL, not using the "url" key) worked AFAIK.
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Enrique » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:37 am

Hi peteroldracer,
Your link may have worked in the Preview and then on-line for 15 mins but its not working now... :(
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby andalucia » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:28 am

Hi there,
Sorry to report that the upgrades still has not happened. It is being done by phpBB and they are being very slow and have asked for passwords several times. If the upgrade does not cure the long URL issue, we will ask them to specifically address that issue. Thanks for you patience.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby andalucia » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:49 pm

Enrique rightly asked us for an update.

The person contracted and paid to to the upgrade (see above) went AWOL. :(

We have found another person to do the work, and at their request have build a complete copy of the forum for them to test any modifications first. We are conscious that if an error brought the forum down for even a short period the members would not be best pleaded.

So things are moving forward again, albeit slowly.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby andalucia » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:36 pm

Hi there,

Whist we were testing upgrade on the staging server today the live forum went down and we were forced to carry out the upgrade on the live server tout suite.

We have noticed that some of the icon are missing and will be working tomorrow to fix these.

Feel free to post here any errors that you see.

The work done was a version upgrade, and we were hoping that it would resolve the previously reported issues such as broken long links. If it has not we will have to address them separately.

Apologies for the couple of hours down time this afternoon.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Enrique » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:49 pm

Hi Admin,
Thanks for the update..........what not working through the night to get things fixed............ :)

Copied from my other Post

Some Forum issues............. :?:
1) Unable to Edit my previous Post.

2) Control Panel headings ....apart from Overview (in black) the others in unreadable Purple, have to zoom out to max on Smart phone to just be able to read.
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Enrique » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:02 pm

3) Whose on Line..............Yellow on Yellow............unreadable
4) Once Posted ..unable to Edit Post....or Delete
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby peteroldracer » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:06 pm

I can see where you are headed.....I think it just took us all by surprise and looked like a nasty crash!
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Enrique » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:08 pm

5) Reset ...Most users on-line.......
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby El Cid » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:26 pm

I am not getting any of the Moderator options such as edit and delete posts.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby wollie » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:32 pm

it now seems like we can say what we like... be interesting...
I am always politically correct?

look forward to getting in more trouble...

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby El Cid » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:31 am

Private Messaging is no longer available.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Postby Enrique » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:59 am

Hi,
Private message works in that a Message can be sent and Email Notification goes through.
What's not working is the Message counter in Control Panel () Your Posts

Control Panel Tabs are unreadable Purple.
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