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PF Update to vB3.5 coming soon

  1. Sep 29, 2005 #1
    We are planning to upgrade the forum sometime next week. The site may be down for up to 4-5 hours. I'll try my best to upgrade during the night hours US. Warren is working hard on converting some of the custom hacks, so make sure you thank him. One unfortunate consequence of the update is the incompatibility of some of our 3rd party hacks. There are new versions of the quiz, journal and link db hacks, however no update scripts. So what this means is we start from scatch on those. Please save all your journal entries to your computer and then re-enter them in the new system. I know it's a pain and if there were an easy solution I'd take it, but there simply isn't. The new hack versions seem to be of higher quality and this shouldn't happen again.

    On a more positive note I'd also like to take this time to announce the development of a new custom skin. We're planning on a skin that will make PF more distinct with the same readability, accessibility and usability of the current skin. It should also be noted that the skin will be flexible in that each category will give off a unique feel depending on that category. For example, the biology and comsology forums will have the same basic skin elements, but some things will be different that will give you a unique feel appropriate to that topic. The skin will hopefully be ready within two months.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2005
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  3. Sep 29, 2005 #2

    Moonbear

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    Is there an easy way to save journal entries, or do we just have to copy and paste each one? That's not too big of a deal for me as I don't have a huge number of entries, but some other folks have been very prolific and if there's an easier way for them to save the contents, I'm sure they'd like to know about it.

    I'm looking forward to PF's new Fall look. :biggrin: But, I have to go without for 4-5 hours during the night (when I'm usually on)? Whatever will I do with myself?! :bugeye: Will you be able to give us a day's advanced warning when you know what night you're doing that so us addicts don't spend all night hitting refresh? :rofl:
     
  4. Sep 29, 2005 #3
    I'm thinking of making an export feature for the journals, just be prepared that you might have to copy and paste. Yeah I'll let you know the day before I upgrade and we're talking like 11pm CT.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2005 #4
    Awesome! I am hoping for consistent button/icon colors :smile:
     
  6. Sep 29, 2005 #5

    Moonbear

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    Thanks. An export feature would be wonderful if you can do it (as long as you'll have a compatible import feature in the new version :wink:). Ah, 11 PM CT, I think I could handle that. I'll go to sleep one night and wake up in the morning to brand spanking new PF! :biggrin:
     
  7. Sep 30, 2005 #6

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    cool :smile: a new PF
     
  8. Sep 30, 2005 #7
    I entered the Stupid Quetion thread recently and thought I had slipped into a perpendicular universe again: everything looked completely different. Were you practising? Later it all returned to normal.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2005 #8
    Glad to hear this, Greg and Warren! I'm excited! :)
     
  10. Sep 30, 2005 #9

    jma2001

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    I just noticed the following in ZapperZ's journal:

    Would someone please make sure to backup Zz's journal? There is a lot of good information there and I would rather not see it lost.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2005 #10

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    I've already done it, Zz has a copy now and I have copies backed up two different places. :approve:
     
  12. Sep 30, 2005 #11

    JamesU

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    :uhh: my journal's important
     
  13. Oct 1, 2005 #12
    I agree. It would be a good time to fix the surprised smilie too :surprised: :smile:, :grumpy:
     
  14. Oct 1, 2005 #13

    JamesU

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    so what day will we be expecting it?
     
  15. Oct 1, 2005 #14
    Not exactly sure yet. Either Thursday or I'll wait for the weekend.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2005 #15

    JamesU

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    I can't wait...!
     
  17. Oct 1, 2005 #16
    You actually won 't see much difference I'm afraid, it's mostly a backend change rather than frontend.
     
  18. Oct 2, 2005 #17

    honestrosewater

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    But apparently, yomamma can't tell his backend from his frontend.
     
  19. Oct 2, 2005 #18

    Les Sleeth

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    For some reason I've never been able to make entries in my journal, so maybe this will fix that (not that I have much to say anyway).
     
  20. Oct 2, 2005 #19

    Tom Mattson

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    I'll note for the record that you are saying this in your 1920th post. :rofl: :rofl:
     
  21. Oct 3, 2005 #20

    Lisa!

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    What happens to subscribed threads? I'd recieved notification mails constantly for threads I had subscribed to them in another site, but after upgradinding, it didn't send me any notification mail although those threads had new replies!
     
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