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Forum Upgrade Christmas present!

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So just a forewarning, either late christmas day evening, or early on the 26th-27th I am going to upgrade the forum to xenforo 2.0.

sadly this is a major upgrade and virtually nothing format wise will remain (colors/styles/fonts/etc) all have to be redone.

all users/accounts/posts/messages/forums/permissions/etc all get migrated over, just the styles and the customization we have done to the forums will all get reset and have to be redone.

when its done there are a ton more features and improvements in the latest version of the forums, I hope your patience during the upgrade is rewarded with a more pleasant and enjoyable experience on the forums and I will ask the help of the community to point out things I may miss when trying to replicate the look and feel of the old forums once the upgrade is complete!

Ill take the board offline shortly before the upgrade to make a backup for "just in case" so nothing would be lost if we manage to mess up the upgrade!

Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas!
 

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Just a note to say thanks for all you do with the site and keeping it current Brian!

Merry Christmas!
 

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Look at you, rocking Christmas work for us. Thanks, Brian. Good luck!

Dave
 

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Thanks, Brian. I hope all goes well with the upgrade and you can enjoy your Christmas as much as we all enjoy TUG!


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Thanks, Brian. I also hope all goes well with the upgrade. Now what am I going to do with the website down ?LOL.
 

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So just a forewarning, either late christmas day evening, or early on the 26th-27th I am going to upgrade the forum to xenforo 2.0.

sadly this is a major upgrade and virtually nothing format wise will remain (colors/styles/fonts/etc) all have to be redone.

all users/accounts/posts/messages/forums/permissions/etc all get migrated over, just the styles and the customization we have done to the forums will all get reset and have to be redone.

when its done there are a ton more features and improvements in the latest version of the forums, I hope your patience during the upgrade is rewarded with a more pleasant and enjoyable experience on the forums and I will ask the help of the community to point out things I may miss when trying to replicate the look and feel of the old forums once the upgrade is complete!

Ill take the board offline shortly before the upgrade to make a backup for "just in case" so nothing would be lost if we manage to mess up the upgrade!

Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas!
Do we get a peek into our present, some hints on “ton more features and improvements in the latest version of the forums”?
 

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Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a smooth upgrade and continue tapatalk plug in support.

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tapatalk should work fine after the upgrade is complete, it is still supported in 2.0
 

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Brian's going to "enhance our on-line experiences!" We Wyndham owners hear that a lot!

This time I believe it! Go Brian!
 

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going to try to crack this tonight, will have to perform a database upgrade first starting around 3am or so...so please be aware any unexpected outages or inability to access the forums will be related to that and the upgrade from then on out!

hopefully it goes smoothly and quickly and i can spend the rest of the time trying to make everything look like it used to =)
 

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yes, all the native functionality should remain...anything related to users/accounts/posts/etc.

only add ons and style customizations will have to be recreated.
 

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I see the new format is up and running today. I hope everyone is able to adjust. Definitely a bit different.....
 

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hope to get it a bit more like it used to be (looks wise) as I poke and prod thru all the new settings! it will be a work in progress as I get feedback from the group on what needs to get changed or put back! I have a bunch of notes, but it will be climbing a mountain for awahile! please comment on the feedback thread so i can keep track if you have a specific issue you would like to see changed!
 

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ack...google auto ads are going crazy...ive just disabled them...hopefully that takes effect quickly!

ads should not show up for members (and even non members shouldnt see that sort of annoyance!)
 

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holy heck that ad at the top is super annoying...it appears to only show up on chrome...hopefully there is just a brief delay in disabling the google auto ads on the site because that is really bad.
 

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There is a bar in the center of page that shows Forums:
What’s News.. Support TUG.. Forum Help .. . Resort Review and the other items on the line
 

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Hi Brian.
The ad at the top of the page went away when I refreshed (using Chrome) but the big space remains and the header bar (with tabs Forums, What's new, etc.) remains in the middle of the screen. When I scroll down the forum text is above and below the header bar which stays fixed in the middle of the page.

Also, there are still ads at the bottom of the page.
 

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There is a bar in the center of page that shows Forums:
What’s News.. Support TUG.. Forum Help .. . Resort Review and the other items on the line
yes, this is the auto ad one from google, its something outside the xenforo program itself and ignores the rules we have in place to prevent ads from being displayed to TUG members/staff etc...it took awahile for it to actually show up, so im hoping that there is just a delay in disabling it and it will go away on its own here shortly.
 

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I’m not seeing any ads. I’m on my ipad using Safari. Hopefully, this means you have disabled them successfully.
 

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TUGBrian, just signed into my Desktop and it's looks awesome.
No ADS using GOOGLE.
 
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