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Website glitches, upgrades

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:32 pm

As many of you know there have been several glitches in the software, with more and more recurring ones. As one gets fixed, another pops up. We have been using the phpBB software to run this forum. So now we are looking into upgrading to V-bulletin. It should have some better features and then there should be the ability to subscribe to your postings too, which never worked here. We will possibly be doing this upgrade within the next 2 weeks. I'll keep you posted.
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby Indrajala » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:41 pm

I hope our archive doesn't get lost in any upgrades.
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:45 pm

Hi Huseng,

That was my concern too and why we haven't done it earlier. But we can do a back-up just before the upgrade and then also my web-tech-expert son assured me that we wouldn't lose any posts or members.
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby Azidonis » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:06 am

Okay. That makes sense concerning the post history bug. Thanks for the update!
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:01 am

Here are a couple of examples of forums using V-bulletin:

http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/forum.php (this forum has lots of ads, but we still won't have any)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/

Although you may have to join to see the full effect of the features. The security code for the skyscraper forum shows a picture where you must enter a sentence to register; which should prevent a lot of spammers.
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:28 pm

Hi David!

Thanks for the info.

Will there be a functional chat room as part of the upgrade?
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby Yudron » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:24 pm

Thank you for your generosity for funding this non-commercial site and upgrading to a better platform. Spam prevention sounds great!

If the new version has a possibility of not having to archive personal messages after you get to 100, that would be more convenient.

It's been interesting how sites are all all going to really small font sizes in the last few years, like your samples sites. I'm guessing it has something to do with cell phone compatibility. That is only slightly inconvenient, because I can adjust my browser... but if it is practical it would be nice to have a larger font. Middle age!
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby Konchog1 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:38 pm

When I click on "View your posts" I receive the error message:

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/search/fulltext_native.php on line 819: Missing argument 14 for fulltext_native::author_search(), called in [ROOT]/search.php on line 423 and defined

instead of my posts.
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby Will » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:40 pm

Konchog1 wrote:When I click on "View your posts" I receive the error message:

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/search/fulltext_native.php on line 819: Missing argument 14 for fulltext_native::author_search(), called in [ROOT]/search.php on line 423 and defined

instead of my posts.


Just about to post the same problem & same warning -- also appears when trying to Search...
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby Dronma » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:24 pm

Yudron wrote:It's been interesting how sites are all all going to really small font sizes in the last few years, like your samples sites. I'm guessing it has something to do with cell phone compatibility. That is only slightly inconvenient, because I can adjust my browser... but if it is practical it would be nice to have a larger font. Middle age!


It is true what Yodron says. If I keep the display of my browser at 100%, then I can see only tiny letters that are impossible to be read.
Also, "View your posts" does not work for me anymore.
I am looking forward to see the new upgrade!!! :smile:
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby Will » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:53 pm

When will this upgrade happen?

Search & View your Posts still do not work.
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby Tara » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:02 pm

Will wrote:When will this upgrade happen?

Search & View your Posts still do not work.


Please see the OP for information regarding potential changes from phpBB to V-bulletin. As of today's date the team have no further information. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:33 pm

V-bulletin was up and running for about 15 minutes over at Dhamma Wheel (a few days ago), but had one slight technicality: the database did not transfer over users' passwords and no one could log-in. So we switched it back to phpBB until we can get all the problems figured out in why the full database did not fully transfer over. All posts over there remained intact as we switched back to the old software.

So, unfortunately, this is taking much longer than anticipated. As a result, we will be working on some of the current bugs in this software since the transition might be further down the road.
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon May 27, 2013 5:11 am

Update:

View your posts -- now working
View new posts -- now working

View active topics -- was working, now temporarily down at the moment
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Re: Website glitches, upgrades

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 28, 2013 5:28 am

View active topics

AND

View your posts

now both working again!
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