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[Crash]
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:27 am    Post subject: Forum overhaul? Reply with quote

I know this is a small site with a limited amount of active members, but I throughly enjoy coming here. New posts come in small bite-size amounts albeit regularly, which is something I like, and they are off a good nature.
So I understand that proposing to update the site may seem out of place, but it's something that may benefit the regulars, as small as their numbers are. I know very well that just doing a version update of the forums software can be a hassle with bugs spattered all over the walls, but even just upgrading to something that allows users to change the theme to something easier on the eyes is already very helpful (AHHH, THE SUN IS BURNING MY EYES oh nvm, I forgot I opened up PF).
I'm not asking for bandwith intensive AJAX widgets or a plethorah of site features that we'll never use; just some small additions that will benefit the users would be great. I like PF:AD's setup, even though I don't even post there. However, switching forum software completely may be too much.

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elMaxx
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum overhaul? Reply with quote

[Crash] wrote:
*snip*... However, switching forum software completely may be too much.


ah... yes, unfortunately we can't do much regarding switching to a new BBS system but i think that an upgrade should be nice, in fact, I'll run the idea through Bear (katayamma or something...) and maybe i can convince him about a proper system update hopefully before he passes out from the loss of blood.

I, we... sorry... WE appreciate your concern with PF and hopefully we'll get on the ball.

Sometime.


Soon...
>__>;;

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem with doing a full update like that is you REALLY need to have back-end access, and only Ricky has that.

I should ping him and get an SSH login so I can take care of it.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking at the documentation...

ah, alright piece of cake.

I'll contact you directly Bear with info on the filthy details rrrrrRRRRRrrrrrr.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*puts on reading glasses*

alright... we're in the preplanning stages of making a major overhaul to the server.

basically what will happen is this:

user wise: new forums, improved LAMP engine, possibly a new VM environment, easier user/web space integration.

server side: lots of dead chickens and voodoo.

lots of work ahead but I'm rather excited about it. makes my geek bits all tingly.

I'm going to close this message and put up a small journal of the happenings in case any of you geeks is actually interested in what happens behind the curtains :3

Ta!

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