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After a few months on this new message board, I am seriously considering moving to another type of software. One that just gives us more built in features and is a bit more modern. https://wpforo.com/ One thing about making a switch this time is that it would go MUCH better than the last switch. You would not lose your passwords and whatnot. Converting from this software to that one should be much smoother as well. I am still thinking about it, but I may actually pull the trigger on this one before traffic ramps up on the new season.

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If the new software will have the feature of going to the last message read,  I am all for it.


   
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If the new software will have the feature of going to the last message read,  I am all for it.

I do not believe anything other than a PHP based forum will do that. But that type of board is what I was trying to get rid of due to so many issues keeping up to date. But it would have a section showing all unread posts and topics.

But a few things that we used to have and currently do not have that would be back.

  • No ads for Golden members.
  • Being able to @ mention users. This will give them notifications if they are mentioned.
  • Just better notifications all around. For likes, dislikes and whatnot.

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Actually.... I think it DOES have the option to go directly to the first UNREAD post.

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Sounds like it would be a good move. I'm fairly certain we all trust your judgment and whatever makes life easier on you is cool with us. Let us know what you need from us.


   
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As you can see... That upgrade went really bad. (all my fault)

We lost a day of posts because of it. So I will put this upgrade on hold for now.

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Jupiter wrote...

As you can see… That upgrade went really bad. (all my fault)

We lost a day of posts because of it. So I will put this upgrade on hold for now.

Haha ok that explains it. I thought I was going coo-coo for a moment because I checked 3 threads showing as unread and yet the last posts were ones I knew I had already seen.


   
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I created a post just for the outage too.

GPL Back Up….. BUT…..

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Chill Kessel wrote...

Sounds like it would be a good move. I’m fairly certain we all trust your judgment and whatever makes life easier on you is cool with us. Let us know what you need from us.

Where GPL goes, we will follow. Smile The work to keep this site up is insane, man, and we are very grateful for it.

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Gonna give this another try at some point this coming week.

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Jupiter wrote...

Gonna give this another try at some point this coming week.

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I will give it another try tomorrow night. I'll shut this place down sometime in the afternoon. Then try the update after 4pm. Could go all evening.

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Jupiter wrote...

I will give it another try tomorrow night. I’ll shut this place down sometime in the afternoon. Then try the update after 4pm. Could go all evening.

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Starting to think that the switch over could take most of the evening. But then I need to update the color scheme of the new board and do a bunch of other things as well. So I am thinking that we will be down for a day or so.

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So you're saying there will be some major development in the next 24 hours. Perhaps the long awaited Bobby Brink commitment?


   
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Jupiter wrote...

Starting to think that the switch over could take most of the evening. But then I need to update the color scheme of the new board and do a bunch of other things as well. So I am thinking that we will be down for a day or so.

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Great.... Now I have that song in my head.

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Good luck Jup!

hope to see y’all back here soon. Smile


   
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Didn't work...

I got the board installed. All the forums setup. The users moved over. But I could not get the topics and posts moved over. I will keep trying. At least this time my backup was much better and I could restore it right where we left off.

So carry on for now.

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Thank you so much Jup taking care of us Gopher Hockey lovers. You’re the best.


   
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I am fine with it not working yet. I learn more each time. Just need to figure more things out and move on from there.

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I was able to get the website php version updated from 7.4 to 8..... So that is good!

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I may give this another try this afternoon...

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Jupiter wrote...

Actually…. I think it DOES have the option to go directly to the first UNREAD post.

I know a lot of us ask/whine about this, but does this just not seem like what should be a standard feature by now?  Like, who has a message board software that's all about - "just figure out what you last read, that's not our problem".  Ok, obviously several do, but it seems odd to me.

 

Not a reflection on GPL or Jupiter.  Just me on my little soap box not understanding how developers can't see basic functionality needs in their space of innovation.

 

Anyway, look forward to whatever loads up when I pop over.

 


   
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Don't get me started...

Now if I could just get us moved over to the new software, that would be great.

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Bummer

I'm assuming.

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I will try again tomorrow... I think that php upgrade may have messed things up. I think I have fixed that for now. So we'll see.

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Okay gang.... The switch is complete!


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But I still have a ton of things to do, so please be patient. Still working on colors and other features. 

I will post some instructions and tips when I get the chance.

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One thing everyone should do is go in to your profile and set the time zone. You'll find it.

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You may also want to go down to the bottom of the main forum or even individual forums and click the "Mark all read" link. Otherwise the entire board will be unread to you since it is new software.

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You may also want to go down to the bottom of the main forum or even individual forums and click the "Mark all read" link. Otherwise the entire board will be unread to you since it is new software.

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FYI... If you are "GOLDEN" or were in the past, you will not see any ads on the forum pages and topics. It will just take me some time to get all of you added to that group. I have to go 1 by 1 to assign those that have donated. Just give it time and you'll see those ads go away.

I have a master list that I am going through.

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I highly recommend that you MUTE Mentioning emails bell button in your profile.

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I like the look of it! Thanks Jup! 

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Success!

Congratulations! 

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Will take some adjusting, but looks like it's working rather nicely so far. 

I can't be sure, but it seemed like it might even be just taking you to the most recent post in a thread (fingers crossed)

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I can't be sure, but it seemed like it might even be just taking you to the most recent post in a thread (fingers crossed)

Yes... Look for the "NEW" icon.

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I can't click on the NEW icon.


   
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I can't click on the NEW icon.

It is more of a marker... I believe that if you click the post, it will bring you to the first unread.

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I can't be sure, but it seemed like it might even be just taking you to the most recent post in a thread (fingers crossed)

Yes... Look for the "NEW" icon.

Cool

Not the hero we deserved... but the hero we needed.

 

Thanks for all the work you put into this place, Jup.  Great job.

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Cover images in your profile will likely not save right now. I believe it is a bug in the software. So I made the default a generic GPL image.

 

When you reply, there is a GIPHY icon in the corner for you to search and post gifs.


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Your rating below your name is based on posts, topics and likes or dislikes. Here is the rating system. Let me know if you'd like different names/titles.

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Here is the point system...

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I can't be sure, but it seemed like it might even be just taking you to the most recent post in a thread (fingers crossed)

I am trying to figure out how this works...

It appears that it works with recent post, but not recent topics? Yet it was working earlier. So I guess I just need to figure it out.

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Yeah, I marked all "as read" and still have to click on the topic, then click on the latest page number, then scroll down, unless it's on the list to the right, "recent posts." 

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I can't be sure, but it seemed like it might even be just taking you to the most recent post in a thread (fingers crossed)

I am trying to figure out how this works...

It appears that it works with recent post, but not recent topics? Yet it was working earlier. So I guess I just need to figure it out.

From what I'm seeing, you need to have actually been in the thread.  "Mark All Read" doesn't do it right.

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I can't click on the NEW icon.

It is more of a marker... I believe that if you click the post, it will bring you to the first unread.

It's bringing me to the top of the current last page.


   
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I can't be sure, but it seemed like it might even be just taking you to the most recent post in a thread (fingers crossed)

I am trying to figure out how this works...

It appears that it works with recent post, but not recent topics? Yet it was working earlier. So I guess I just need to figure it out.

From what I'm seeing, you need to have actually been in the thread.  "Mark All Read" doesn't do it right.

I think this may be correct. I think it only works if you have actually BEEN to the thread before. I notice some links have the proper topic id's and what not that will take you to the unread. While others do not. Turns out I had never visited those threads since I activated the new board.

So it appears this works better as we use it more. Pray  

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Wait it might have now just worked for this thread only so far. 


   
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I can't be sure, but it seemed like it might even be just taking you to the most recent post in a thread (fingers crossed)

I am trying to figure out how this works...

It appears that it works with recent post, but not recent topics? Yet it was working earlier. So I guess I just need to figure it out.

From what I'm seeing, you need to have actually been in the thread.  "Mark All Read" doesn't do it right.

I think this may be correct. I think it only works if you have actually BEEN to the thread before. I notice some links have the proper topic id's and what not that will take you to the unread. While others do not. Turns out I had never visited those threads since I activated the new board.

So it appears this works better as we use it more. Pray  

Any time you switch back-end engines on a system like this, it:

A - Takes some time and patience from everyone to get accustomed to it

B - Takes some time before all the little features fall into place correctly

 

Give it a couple days, but it SEEMS like the way I explained it is how the system works.  Once you've been through all the active threads, I suspect it's work right.  I'm taking some time right now to go through and open most of the threads to the last page, and will update tomorrow/Saturday as there's more activity to test agains.

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