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A big update is coming...

A big update is coming...

Postby Candy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:52 am

There will be a technical update to this site soon. (Ish.)

I'll give notice a few days ahead of time but there are a some things I'd like to make you aware of beforehand:

The Good:
  • There's a better interface
  • We carry on getting security updates (which keeps the spammers and scammers out)
  • Some shiny new functionality for stuff like cross-posting to social media
  • A shinier chat box :-D
The Bad:
  • It's going to take a couple of days
  • There's going to be quite a few changes so you'll have to fumble around a little at first to find the new way to do stuff
The Ugly:
  • The new Portal (home page) is a work in progress so not everything on there may be restored. Some of it will follow later but there will probably be a thing or two that never returns
  • The Gallery is similarly incomplete. We should be able to migrate all the existing content but no guarantees
  • I have no replacement in sight for the Calendar
If this is so disruptive, why are we doing it? Well, we are still going strong after more than three years. Assuming we continue on, the dull technical stuff needs some love from time to time. Once we're done, this should be the last major upheaval for a while and we should be able to extend the functionality of the site going forwards.

What you should do: If there are pictures in the Gallery that you don't have a copy of elsewhere, now is the time to grab them from here. I am 90% certain that I can successfully transfer them to the new system but the chance that I can't is a real risk.

So, watch this space for further information and we shall see how we go. If you have any questions, please ask in this thread and I'll do my best to answer them.
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Re: A big update is coming...

Postby Chevalblanc » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:56 am


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Re: A big update is coming...

Postby JennieF » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:59 am

Thanks for looking after all the 'tecky' stuff for us Candy :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: A big update is coming...

Postby fabikat » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:14 am

Great. Looking forward to having a fumble around :-D :thumbup:
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Re: A big update is coming...

Postby Trudi » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:58 pm

:thumbup: thanks Mike, much appreciated.
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Re: A big update is coming...

Postby spottygiraffe » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:49 pm

Sounds great, Mike. I'm willing to take the bad and the ugly because the good sounds worth it :thumbup:

Thanks so much for taking the time to do this for us :notworthy:
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