Announcement - The forum is moving

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I'm gearing up with the help of our old friend Linux_pro to convert the forum to a better system (vBulletin) and move it to his server, which should be much more reliable that the current one and is also local to me. This will hopefully happen within the next two weeks. Please be prepared for downtime, though I'll try to make it as painless as possible (probably try for a Sunday).

    Further bulletins as events warrant.
     


  2. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    I like the look, color, interface of this forum. Will the forum look the same after the move?
     


  3. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I'm going to work on the color scheme, but the interface will change a little bit. All the major forum software packages are relatively similar, so it shouldn't be much of a learning curve. If you want to see what the default vBulletin interface looks like, you can check it out here. For the most part, I think you'll find it an improvement. The search system in vBulletin seems to work very well, for example.
     


  4. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Will all the old topics be preserved??
     


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    alchimiste Senior member

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    What will the improvements be?
     


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    I checked it out and it looks fairly similar and easy to use. The one thing I don't like is that the names of the posters are in headers at the top of the messages, so there's a lot of space between the text. I know it's a small point but it adds some time when you're trying to scroll through threads quickly.
     


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    My opinion, too.
     


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    otis Well-Known Member

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    This is a great move, several other boards I read use vbulletin and I find it by far the easiest discussion group format to use. You will especially like the quick search function that's available from every page.
     


  9. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I am active on several other forums that use this format - it's a good system.

    J - how are you doing on forum finances? Do you need any help with that?

    Bradford
     


  10. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Yes, we will be importing the whole database including users, posts, hopefully PMs, etc. I plan to leave the old forum where it is for long enough to make sure everything's working perfectly and I'll keep a backup of the whole thing.
     


  11. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I agree, but I don't think it should be a huge deal to change that to make it more like this system. There are lots of ready-made styles available and tons of customization options - much more than ikonboard.
     


  12. Matt

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    hey j, what do you do when you are not either moderating this place, restoring this place, upgrading this place, posting at this place or buying clothes to brag about at this place?
     


  13. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I am a billionaire steel tycoon. BTW, the original j has been gone for a while. I, Mittal, have bought and taken his place. Bow before me.
     


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    Now l'm starting to worry. l've been kicked off the forum twice (by computer error) now in the last 3 months. Now this will be a 3rd time. l hope l can log in right.
     


  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Hmmm....

    I think I want those jeans back, then, you crazy albino Indian...
     


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