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  1. dimopoulos

    dimopoulos Crazy Greek Staff Member

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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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    And... Yay!! We're getting our "thanks" back!
     
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    Yay, thanks for the update. All of that is good news.

    I swear I only hit the refresh button once or twice :look:
     
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    Sorry Nikos, I could not help hitting the refresh button. I was just way too eager to see the forum updating in real time. :)
     
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    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*
     
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    Well, since I was NOT hitting the F5 key, he's obviously not talking about me slowing things down.

    I just relentlessly and mercilessly clicked on the reload arrow, which obviously doesn't count :look:
     
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    I could tell which area they were coming from geographically. Identifying individual users is hard to near impossible. :)
     
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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.
     
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    I think u did a great job with the upgrade. I love the fact that we can still format the site like the old way...but better. A big thank you!
     
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    I can use emojis on my iPad now yay:D...
     
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    I can't access the site through my tablet; tried googling and keep getting error messages. Directly clicking on the site address continues to say
     
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    @dimopoulos it appears that all sub-forums have been imported except for the soap opera one. Will we be getting that back or is it gone?

    TIA!
     
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    I'm totally one of the ones who kept refreshing. I even signed in and everything...just to see. I think it was on Monday night. Sorry Nikos. lol
     
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    Looks great so far, thanks!!!
     
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    Soap Opera back up.
     
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    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.
     
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    I felt like a nerd refreshing just so I can see the progress. I'm currently working on a data migration project. So it was very interesting watching the upgrade log.
     
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    I tried signing in, just to see what would happen. I also might have refreshed the page a few times. Whoopsie. :lachen:
     
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    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.
     
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    The upgrade log was all manual. I was on the computer and updating the "forum closed" message every so often. Still it served its purpose by keeping you all informed.
     
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    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
     
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    At the moment no. However I am planning on installing more styles for you to choose from. I will clone the default one with a fixed width.
     
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    Yes I'm still having this issue with searching as well. @dimopoulos will this be resolved soon? Thanks!
     
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    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.
     
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    Oh ok. Thanks! This far the other issues I was having in the beginning have been resolved. Thank you for the upgrades:)
     
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    @dimopoulos thank so much for the update. I'm guilty of pressing the reload arrow repeatedly. This is like having a shiny new toy. :drunk::drunk::lachen::oops:
     
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    @dimopoulos Will we be able to change the posts per page?
     
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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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