View Full Version : Scheduled downtime

10-04-2005, 05:40 PM
I am going to (hopefully) take the site down tonight from about 9pm till 12am while I upgrade the forum software. This will be a major upgrade, and I hope to see some great feature additions. I'll keep everyone up to date.

10-04-2005, 06:35 PM
AHHHHHH!!!!!!!! What to do what to do.... GOT IT!
Everyone head to the pharmacy for ATG ATT
(Unless you are already in that family way LOL) :)
Do we get more smilies?

10-04-2005, 10:05 PM
We're done with the upgrade.

There are a few more things that need to be tweaked over the next few days, but this is what vbulletin says makes all the difference

* Product/Plugin system with over 550 'hook' locations
strategically placed in the code. Allows modification
and extension of vBulletin without physical alteration
of the vBulletin PHP scripts.
* Inline moderation allows multiple threads or posts to be
have moderation actions performed without a visit to the
admin or moderator control panels
* Completely rewritten message editor with ability to
instantly switch between standard and WYSIWYG modes
* Thread title editing on forumdisplay via AJAX
* Thread opening and closing on forumdisplay via AJAX
* Super-Quick Reply on showthread via AJAX
* Inline post edit on showthread via AJAX
* Username suggestion for PM recipients and search by
user via AJAX
* Data manipulation APIs (Data Manager) for centralized
data saving
* Template History & Comparison for easy tracking of
* Database-based thread and forum read marking
* MySQL Full Text Search
* Additional Datastore Storage Methods
* SMTP Mail Wrapper
* MySQLi Wrapper
* PHPDoc'd Source Code
* Moderator log language abstraction
* Webkit support for style manager color picker
* ImageMagick 6 Support (alternative to GD)
* Calendar events support start/end times
* Custom avatar and profile picture resizing
* Profile pictures can be saved to filesystem
* Statistics ordering
* Each attachment image type can be individually set to
generate thumbnails or not
* Each attachment image type can be individually set to
open in a new window or not
* Moderated posts and threads do not contribute to post
count until approved
* Language chooser in footer
* New bbcode parser now corrects invalid tag nesting to
ensure valid HTML
* New [attach] bbcode tag for placing attachments inline
with messages
* New [noparse] bbcode tag for disabling bbcode parsing
* Word wrap excludes contents of PHP/CODE/HTML blocks
* Search engine spider configuration via XML file
* New 'Can View Thread Content' permission
* New 'Can Upload Animated GIF' permission
* Attachment upload via URL in addition to local upload
* New (hopefully foolproof) method for setting
* Forum description field no longer limited to 250 characters
* Completely rewritten Paid Subscriptions system - now known
as Payment APIs. New support for 2checkout, Worldpay and
* 'Always Moderate Group Posts' permission replaced with more
logical 'Follow Forum Moderation Rules' permission
* Threads containing posts awaiting moderation have indicator
icon on forumdisplay for moderators
* Right-to-left language support improved
* Additional 'Execute SQL' auto-queries added
* Image verification for sendmessage to avoid spam issues
* Improved registration image verification to out-fox those
pesky bots
* Control panel navigation controlled by XML for easier
addition of links
* Upgrade system now imports styles/languages/options only
after upgrade complete rather than after each script
* Ability to preview signature edits
* Calendar event email reminders

10-04-2005, 10:51 PM
Yeeesh! And I thought I was behind the curve before!


10-04-2005, 10:56 PM
oh... just a "little" upgrade.... :shock:

10-04-2005, 11:25 PM
Ya! It's a biggun!

I'm gonna start a thread to get our members to help out...


10-04-2005, 11:30 PM
Whew! Thanks for your time!

10-05-2005, 08:34 AM
HAHAHAHA.....That list is all squidly hoo-ha to me!! :)

Thanks though!!

10-05-2005, 08:57 AM
HAHAHAHA.....That list is all squidly hoo-ha to me!! :)

Thanks though!!

me too! :shock:

..but theres a spell checka in the reply box now... :woot:

10-05-2005, 09:28 AM
:woot: I'm hearin' that one!!