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Hey All,

 

It's time to move to the upgrade.  Things are going to look funky around here until I get it all complete.  I have to disable plugins and all the extra stuff I have running here.  There will also be some downtime.  I'm hoping to do it sometime this weekend but due to life moving fast I can't schedule it properly.  Whenever I get a 4 or 5 hour window I'm going to run with it.

 

A couple of new things that will happen after the upgrade.  

 

The Friend system will turn into a follower system.  You can follow someone and not have to worry about reciprocating the friendship thing.  It's kind of like Twitter that way.

 

Currently each user has a user name (used to login to the site) and a display name (your actual name on the site) - with the upgrade, this separation of names will be removed and the display name will become the user name with which to log in to the site.  THIS IS HUGE. Make sure you know yours.

 

How does this affect you?

 

If your log in name and display name are currently the same then you're unaffected. You'll simply log in as you did prior to the upgrade.

 

If your log in name and display name are not currently the same then you will need to change over to logging in with your display name AFTER the upgrade.

 

In addition to the above, I will also be enabling the ability to log in to the forum using your email address - it will be up to you how you log in after the upgrade, either using your display name or your email address.  I recommend checking your profile right now to make sure they are all up to date. Add a photo too!

 

In advance of these changes, it may be time for you to ensure that your email address used on the site is a valid and current address. Why? After the upgrade, if you have any issues remembering your login details then you will need to use the relevant 'forgot log in name' or 'forgot password' links on the site - and these details are sent out by email. So if you don't have a valid and current email address then you won't be receiving those items.

 

 

Dave

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Well that wasn't so bad right?  Ok, yeah, I didn't get it done this weekend.  The weather was so nice! It was a great weekend!  I'll work on it this week.

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One more time.  Forum going offline in a few minutes for data support and then the upgrade. Finally!

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I have recently upgraded a large community (www.vr6oc.com) if you need any info just let me know but sounds like you have it all in hand already :)

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Reminder - 

 

 

It's time to move to the upgrade.  Things are going to look funky around here until I get it all complete.  I have to disable plugins and all the extra stuff I have running here.  There will also be some downtime.  I'm hoping to do it sometime this weekend but due to life moving fast I can't schedule it properly.  Whenever I get a 4 or 5 hour window I'm going to run with it.

 

A couple of new things that will happen after the upgrade.  

 

The Friend system will turn into a follower system.  You can follow someone and not have to worry about reciprocating the friendship thing.  It's kind of like Twitter that way.

 

Currently each user has a user name (used to login to the site) and a display name (your actual name on the site) - with the upgrade, this separation of names will be removed and the display name will become the user name with which to log in to the site.  THIS IS HUGE. Make sure you know yours.

 

How does this affect you?

 

If your log in name and display name are currently the same then you're unaffected. You'll simply log in as you did prior to the upgrade.

 

If your log in name and display name are not currently the same then you will need to change over to logging in with your display name AFTER the upgrade.

 

In addition to the above, I will also be enabling the ability to log in to the forum using your email address - it will be up to you how you log in after the upgrade, either using your display name or your email address.  I recommend checking your profile right now to make sure they are all up to date. Add a photo too!

 

In advance of these changes, it may be time for you to ensure that your email address used on the site is a valid and current address. Why? After the upgrade, if you have any issues remembering your login details then you will need to use the relevant 'forgot log in name' or 'forgot password' links on the site - and these details are sent out by email. So if you don't have a valid and current email address then you won't be receiving those items.

 

 

Dave

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It looks a little different around here!  Use your "Display Name" to login from now on.  I'll tidy up the look when I get everything sorted out.  The upgrade is still technically in progress so things may look missing. Hang in there and I'll let you know when everything is complete.

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