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dimopoulos

Crazy Greek
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Ladies,

A huge thank you to all for your patience and understanding these last few days. I know it has been hard for you to not be with your friends and your hair care online resource but as we have explained it was a task that had to be completed and there was no way around it.

Due to the volume of our data, the import took a lot longer than expected. The fact that some (..... whistles....) were hitting the refresh button relentlessly slowed things a bit. At one point I had to take the site completely off public viewing so that the gallery import can be completed. :)

There are still a lot of things to be addressed. I opted for opening the forum even with those "glitches" than keeping it offline for more. You noticed that initially all the forums were not showing up, slowly I enabled the permissions for them. Additionally there was an issue, that has now been resolved, where one could not edit their posts or view their personal card.

I have installed an additional style (see bottom left of your screen... all the way to the bottom) and click the "Default Style". You have the option to select the vb style, which is the same style as our old forum. If that is better for your viewing pleasure, don't hesitate to use it. More styles in more colors will be coming soon.

Some of the things remaining

  • SSL Certificate - Installed/Done
  • Permissions on remaining forums - Done
  • Gallery / photo uploads - Done
  • Gallery permissions- Done
  • Rebuild the search index - Done
  • Smilies - Done
  • Blogs
  • Chat
  • Import Likes/Thank you

As for the trophies, this is something that the forum comes with and you get some trophies by completing some tasks i.e. your first post, someone liked your post etc. And no, you don't get trophies taken from you if you were hitting that F5 button (refresh) on the landing page, while the forum was offline :)

Thank you once more!! You are the best!

<3
 
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JustSitNBePretty

Well-Known Member
Ladies,

A huge thank you to all for your patience and understanding these last few days. I know it has been hard for you to not be with your friends and your hair care online resource but as we have explained it was a task that had to be completed and there was no way around it.

Due to the volume of our data, the import took a lot longer than expected. The fact that some (..... whistles....) were hitting the refresh button relentlessly slowed things a bit. At one point I had to take the site completely off public viewing so that the gallery import can be completed. :)

There are still a lot of things to be addressed. I opted for opening the forum even with those "glitches" than keeping it offline for more. You noticed that initially all the forums were not showing up, slowly I enabled the permissions for them. Additionally there was an issue, that has now been resolved, where one could not edit their posts or view their personal card.

I have installed an additional style (see bottom left of your screen... all the way to the bottom) and click the "Default Style". You have the option to select the vb style, which is the same style as our old forum. If that is better for your viewing pleasure, don't hesitate to use it. More styles in more colors will be coming soon.

Some of the things remaining

  • SSL Certificate
  • Blogs
  • Gallery / photo uploads
  • Gallery permissions
  • Smilies
  • Chat
  • Import Likes/Thank you
  • Permissions on remaining forums

As for the trophies, this is something that the forum comes with and you get some trophies by completing some tasks i.e. your first post, someone liked your post etc. And no, you don't get trophies taken from you if you were hitting that F5 button (refresh) on the landing page, while the forum was offline
:)

Thank you once more!! You are the best!

<3
I'm reporting you for the shade you keep throwing at us!! lol. Also, can you tell who were the ones that kept hitting refresh? *looks*
 

JustSitNBePretty

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Nikos, will we ultimately be able to change the layout to 40 posts per page, or something similar? This 10 posts per page thing is kinda annoying.
Oh...and when will the old posts be restored? I tried searching and the only results that come up are those with posts in it made today.
 

dimopoulos

Crazy Greek
Staff member
Nikos, will we ultimately be able to change the layout to 40 posts per page, or something similar? This 10 posts per page thing is kinda annoying.
Oh...and when will the old posts be restored? I tried searching and the only results that come up are those with posts in it made today.
That is not a standard feature of this forum. The reason behind it is search engine optimization. If everyone has the same number of posts per page then the cross linking (copy url and paste it somewhere else in another topic) will not break things.

I will increase it to 20 per page.
 

dimopoulos

Crazy Greek
Staff member
The site is now running under a secure certificate which ensures that all communication from your browser to our server is encrypted.

In addition to this, the server files are on an encrypted volume and so is our database.
 

Noir

Well-Known Member
Appreciate the new update @dimopoulos ! Thank you.

Just wondering if the width of the forum will eventually be adjusted? It's very wide on a computer browser and the run on sentences makes it uncomfortable to read. TIA
 

sheanu

Well-Known Member
Nikos, will we ultimately be able to change the layout to 40 posts per page, or something similar? This 10 posts per page thing is kinda annoying.
Oh...and when will the old posts be restored? I tried searching and the only results that come up are those with posts in it made today.
Yes I'm still having this issue with searching as well. @dimopoulos will this be resolved soon? Thanks!
 

dimopoulos

Crazy Greek
Staff member
Yes I'm still having this issue with searching as well. @dimopoulos will this be resolved soon? Thanks!
All the posts are there... all 12M+ of them. This step of the import took 36 hours to be completed lol...

The search engine is on my todo list. It will take a bit to be completed but once done you will be able to search and find the information you need. Right now, it only indexes new posts, posts that were created right after the upgrade until now.
 

sheanu

Well-Known Member
All the posts are there... all 12M+ of them. This step of the import took 36 hours to be completed lol...

The search engine is on my todo list. It will take a bit to be completed but once done you will be able to search and find the information you need. Right now, it only indexes new posts, posts that were created right after the upgrade until now.
Oh ok. Thanks! This far the other issues I was having in the beginning have been resolved. Thank you for the upgrades:)
 

Nazaneen

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Posting this on behalf of someone who cannot access forums currently:

New member, would like to pay subscribe, awaiting email for confirmation of membership but it's never arrived. Resent various times.
Name is Northface9...
 
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