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WE ARE GOING TO UPGRADE!!

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Hold onto your hats kids, we are going to upgrade!! :shocked:

 

Upgrade is scheduled to happen early next week (so the week of July 16, 2014), but they may get to us sooner so brace yourself (they tend to get back to me earlier than whatever they promised - that's a good thing!). All the threads, posts and user accounts "should" be fine during the upgrade. That being said, I have manually copied/pasted the Ted C. blind items list that Jerrica did just in case. If there is something you must have saved, please save onto your own desktop computer yourself to post after the upgrade. I don't think it's necessary, but better safe than sorry! And yes, I did have the host backup our database, but I'm a glass half empty person in the end!! In fact if someone wants to copy the master Ted C. blind items list as a third backup, my feelings would not be hurt!

 

While the upgrade is in progress, there will likely be some down time. I don't expect it to be more than an hour or two. If for some reason things go horribly wrong, you can go to http://www.fanchitchat.com/ and I will be posting the current status of FanChitChat there. My email is princess @ fanchitchat .com if you want to send an email, however I can't promise I'll respond to individual emails if the shit has hit the fan :D However, if you notice "hey I can see the board, I just can't post on it!" messages are always welcome even if I don't personally respond to you.

 

Send out some good vibes to us fellow ChitChaters! And oh yeah, I'll be hitting you up for annual hosting fee donations the end of this month, but for now I just want your good Juju!! :mellow:

 

As long as the board is up, I'll be posting current status in this thread. :GroupHug:

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Once the board has been upgraded and back online, I seriously doubt the customization options I've added will survive the upgrade. For instance, our nice little logo at the top will prob not be appearing:

 

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However, all the contents should be fine. It will take me a few days to get back the "look" we are all use to, but the content (such as threads with blind items, etc.) will be intact. We'll just look a little generic for a few days as I try to get our normal look back. The fashion police will be all over us :D

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Hee hee, they are sending me "pre system checks" and little requests for settings, etc. here and there before the upgrade starts. Feel like I'm launching a space shuttle :D

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Oh, and looks like one of the features we'll get is you can "like" a post someone made. Similar to facebook. Should be fun :)

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Phase 1 done!

 

Phase 2 is now in progress, rebuilding and reindexing items. So far, so good!

 

Next will be Phase 3 - make the board look like FanChitChat again!

 

Hope to be done with everything by the weekend. :)

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It freaks me out, lol! I'm hoping to get to the colors/themes stuff tonight, and I also want to get back all our custom avatars!!

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Phase 2 is taking a little longer than I thought.

 

I hope to have our old "look" back over the weekend, including our avatars, smilies, etc.

 

Glad everyone likes the new features. :)

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I know we have some newbies that have requested to be registered on the board, please hold onto your hats a little longer. I have some settings I still need to adjust before letting new people on. Don't want any more problems like we had before (and hence the upgrade!!).

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I got the smilies working! How you select it is a little different than the old version of the board, is it obvoius to everyone how to add smilies?? It took me a second....

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Yikes, that particular shade of red for the overall board color is a little hard on the eyes. :blink:

 

If you want to switch back to the blue, scroll down to the very bottom of any page and click "Change Theme" and select "IP.Board" and presto - back to blue. I do like the red's naviation options along the top of the screen better than the blue.

 

Still playing with board "look" as you can tell. :banana:

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Anyone else notice that the sub titles of our threads are gone? We had some great one-liners I'll miss :D

 

Avatars have become a major feature that is missing from this version of the board. I still have all of our pre-selected options saved, but gettting some sort of menu for you to pick what you want from our pre-selected choices is still in the works. Very odd feature to discontinue, but I'm trying to figure out a work-around add on.

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