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Big Server Update!
« on: December 01, 2020, 02:06:39 am »
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If you're reading this, I have good news and some minor bad news.

The good news is that after about 10hrs of working on this, the new server is fully functional and I've moved all the data over!!

I'm going to admit, I've been avoiding this for the last several years because of the sheer amount of time and money involved. I couldn't just MOVE the files and the database over to the new server(trust me I tried). While it works it still has some of the inherent problems of the old server, with the biggest being new posts taking absolutely forever to go through. So this is a fresh server with a fresh install of the forum software with the database merged into it. If that sounds like geek to you, don't worry. All that matters is that this place is up and running with fewer issues.

The bad news?

Some of you may have lost your avatars, but that just gives you an excuse to find a new one. Additionally, some posts (few) were lost during the transition time between the old server and the new one. BOTH servers are actually live right now, so if this one doesn't work, I'm switching everything back to the old one. Both servers are located at the same location in Dallas, TX so there shouldn't be any connectivity issues. If there is, please let me know.

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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 02:14:19 am »
Oh yeah. I've also updated the spam filtering here. It seems effective but it may be TOO effective. So if anyone knows of someone running into problems, please let me know!
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 05:55:47 pm »
Still working on things here. For the most part things *SHOULD* be working but there are still lots of things that need fixing.
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2020, 02:35:38 am »
I like the new looks. And posts indeed seem to be uploaded faster than before. I will test the search function next and report.

Good job so far, and thanks Budd for all your effort.

Cheers Stephan
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2020, 07:41:17 pm »
The issue with the new posts has been haunting me for a while. That and the server itself. Hopefully this new setup will serve us well for the next 10 years as the previous iteration has. On the plus side, the amount of spam registrations we've been getting has been dramatically reduced which is a plus.
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2020, 08:39:02 pm »
You've done something with your hair....not quite sure what???   8)

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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2020, 10:49:17 pm »
You've done something with your hair....not quite sure what???   8)


It's quite possible... I've been slowly going bald pulling my hair getting this damn place working.

Ohhhh I also got the avatars and thumbnails working again!
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2020, 02:39:11 am »
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The bad news?
Some of you may have lost your avatars, but that just gives you an excuse to find a new one.

It was gone for a short while but now it returned :)
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2020, 03:04:28 am »
It was gone for a short while but now it returned :)

Yes indeed! I'm slowly ironing out the kinks in this place. I also made the font easier to read. Maybe I'm getting old but the text was a bit too small for me to read.  Let me know if there's any adjustments or modifications that could be made and I'll look into it.
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2020, 03:20:24 am »
Also just tested the Tapatalk plugin. It seems to be working. Not going to lie. Tapatalk has come a long way since I first tried it some years ago!


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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2020, 03:01:52 am »
It seems the search function is only putting out a limited number of results for a given term.
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2020, 09:21:37 pm »
It seems the search function is only putting out a limited number of results for a given term.

I'll look into this. Thanks for letting me know.
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2020, 06:44:30 pm »
Found an issue with Tapatalk not liking the current configuration and thinks the database and the site are running two different versions of the forum software.

Looking into it now.


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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2020, 11:51:45 am »
Just came back after a hiatus and can say with absolution that my post upload much quicker. Thanks for all of your hard work.
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Re: Big Server Update!
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2021, 08:54:48 pm »
Just came back after a hiatus and can say with absolution that my post upload much quicker. Thanks for all of your hard work.
Glad to have you back!


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