New Forum launch next week

Discussion in 'TCMAS announcements & Club talk' started by MAXreefer, May 12, 2017.

  1. MAXreefer

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    Jeremy (Ikserk) and myself are proud to announce we are migrating to the new TCMAS forum next week Saturday, May 20.

    The vBulletin software we used for many years was great (even when it had a lot of headaches) but it is coming to an end.
    As long we were able to use the Version 4 it was all good but the Version 5 is horrible and also much we have installed as add-ons are not developed anymore. Many of the bigger forums like Reef2Reef already switched to a new software called XenForo. This is the one we will be using also going forward.
    For the past months we have been doing testing and creating layouts for the new forum. As we are not just upgrading from one version to another but moving everything to a new software we did a test run also on that. Pretty much everything got imported very nicely and nothing got lost.
    There are quite a few things however that need to be converted into new add-ons like Itrader (our classifieds feedback), club activiy etc.

    What will happen:
    Sometime Friday late evening we will shut down the forum.
    During the night a backup from the database will be taken and then the import into the new software will start. Only the import will take 4-5 hours.
    When this is completed during the day on Saturday we will start to verify the import, check permissions, convert Itrader etc. This will take some time.
    We hope to be done in the evening and open the new forum on Saturday evening.

    There is nothing you will need to do. When the forum is closed you will see a message popup and when the new forum is running you just will see the new Forum and good to start posting again.

    Fingers crossed all will go well
     
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  2. cathorn

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    Exciting news!
    Thanks for all of the time and hard effort, Michael and Jeremy.

    Best of luck next Saturday!!!
     
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    Can't wait to see it, thanks guys
     
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  5. cheezybuda

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    Sounds like an immense amount of work. Thanks for implementing this!

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    Rock on guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thanks for all the work you do!!
     
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    We have had some great selfless folks as tcmas leaders etc going way back and there has been zero dropoff... Doing a great job!!!
     
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    Awesome work.
     
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  10. Gary

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    Thank you for volunteering your time and all your hard work in getting this working. I know it isn't easy and certainly can be trying to find the time. We appreciate all that you are doing! Great job!
     
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    [NOTE] YOU are excluded from the new forums. Enjoy the old one :) [/NOTE]
     
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    Thanks for the update and for the work on the forum!
     
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    Warning
    9PM tonight I will be taking this old forum offline for the migration sequence. We expect for the migration to be complete by Saturday evening.
     
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  15. RSnodgrass

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    Following along for the official update!

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    Wish us luck to get it done quickly. It is quite a task :)
     
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    Much luck!! U guys got this!!!
     

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