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Offline Wonky Badger

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FreeSangha forum upgrade
« on: May 31, 2011, 10:16:10 pm »
Since we have experienced a lot of session timeout and verification errors lately, I think it might be time for a major forum upgrade. SMF 2.0 will be released within the coming days (if they can stand by their claims, within hours) and seems to be a good and stable version.

During upgrade there might be some downtime and afterwards some functions that you have gotten used to may be gone or changed (like the portal and chat), as well as there might be new ones and your personal settings might be reset. It will take some time to get everything set up again. The theme will also be a generic one until we work out how to get our own set up. Anyway, the basic forum functions should be left intact and no posts should be lost.

We still have to wait for the SMF release and then I have to read through the upgrade procedure, take backups and find a timeslot where I have enough time for the upgrade and to restore backups in case something goes wrong.

Let me know if you have any thoughts about this.  :namaste:
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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 02:30:42 am »
If you know that it is working well for others and will be an improvement then I would go for it.

My experience of ungrades in general is that they are released too soon and all the bugs get ironed out over time.

The latest 'upgrade' was to my mobile phone from Google, which ruined it. Thier answer was to wait for the next upgrade which would fix the problems they created.  Still, better than an iPhone LOL :)


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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 07:56:35 am »

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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 10:47:49 am »
Guess what I got today when I wandered in here .....
 
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An Error Has Occurred!
Session verification failed. Please try logging out and back in again, and then try again.

Funny thing, I got it when I clicked "MARK ALL MESSAGES AS READ."  And DID NOT get it making this post, even though I did nothing to clear cookies .......... Hmmmmmmm.

PS: After posting this I went back to the Forum main page and clicked the same link. No error, went right through.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2011, 10:50:26 am by J. McKenna »
...i found there was no "i" anywhere.....

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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 11:20:16 am »
Guess what I got today when I wandered in here .....
 
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An Error Has Occurred!
Session verification failed. Please try logging out and back in again, and then try again.

Funny thing, I got it when I clicked "MARK ALL MESSAGES AS READ."  And DID NOT get it making this post, even though I did nothing to clear cookies .......... Hmmmmmmm.

PS: After posting this I went back to the Forum main page and clicked the same link. No error, went right through.

Serves you right! Read the messages instead of 'Mark as read'! LOL :)

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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 12:07:05 pm »
Yeah, this is now beyond silly. Do what you've got to do...
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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011, 03:36:17 pm »
Serves you right! Read the messages instead of 'Mark as read'! LOL :)

I don't have that much forgiveness for ...... you .... to read them all .......     :wink1:    :teehee:
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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011, 05:19:02 pm »
I haven't experience any problems. However, I haven't used messaging or chat in a long time. What platform(s) are you guys running?

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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011, 11:19:50 am »
Just a small update; I'm currently collecting backups for the upgrade procedure. If things go smoothly I'll start the upgrade within the next few hours, but I probably won't have time to restore stuff like custom features and the theme. That might take a few days still.
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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011, 11:21:55 am »
Also been having problems with cookies... can't log in unless I delete everything.

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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2011, 12:50:30 pm »
The forum is now upgraded. Highest priorities are to get the portal and chat back online. I hope we have seen the session timeout errors for the last time. Also the theme is prioritized, but we might need to recreate it almost from scratch.

Let me know if there are any other features that you can't live without, and I'll try to get them working as soon as possible.
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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2011, 01:52:04 pm »
Still have to delete all my cookies to login in, but I difinitely like the nice clean layout... easier on the eyes.

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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2011, 01:52:36 pm »
Are we going to have a "Recent Topics" button?
After "unread posts" and "new replies" it is the button I hit most often.

BTW thanks for all your hard work.
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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2011, 02:20:12 pm »
Are we going to have a "Recent Topics" button?
After "unread posts" and "new replies" it is the button I hit most often.

BTW thanks for all your hard work.
:pray:

Ditto on that "Recent Topics" button. A lifesaver that is!
 
Also, thanks for all your time and effort in making this place what it is today!!  :jinsyx:
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Re: FreeSangha forum upgrade
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2011, 04:03:03 pm »
I managed to get the "Recent Topics" back, as well as the chat, the portal and the spammer block.

And thanks for being here! A forum is nothing without its members.  :namaste:
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.
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What would Buddha do?

 


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