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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1020
Posted:Hi all,


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We now have lovely Nell, a new Office Manager here at HOP HQ.
Nell has made an Introduction thread and will be working hard to keep HOP functioning smoothly and answering any questions you may have.

She has joined the team because George has moved on to better things selling airport bits and bobs. Like Radars, ATC etc...
We thank George for all the service he has given us over the past two years. And wish him well in his new vocation hug.

We also have been working on a new server in which we will be running PHP5. This current bulletin board is 6years old and will not run on PHP5 so we have been busily converting everything over to the new version of the forum software.

I had thought it would only take a couple days, however the new forum software is sooooo different in the way it handles logging in and tracking that we have had to convert every other part of the site to be able to talk to, track and update the user tables.
We have now been working on it for 6 weeks, with the help of Carl our professional programmer.

Basically, and hopefully, the site will not look too much different and it should function as per normal.
The forum software has a number of extra functions plus we have transferred across many of our own hacks.

Although we are testing as much as possible we may still miss some errors. We would appreciate you letting us know after the change.

Hopefully we only have another week of coding and fixing and then we will be able to transfer all the live data across to the new server.

Due to the massive size of the databases we need to transfer, HOP will be down for about 8 hours

During that time we will have a simple one page website saying that the transfer is under progress.

We appreciate your patience as we undergo these changes.

hug

Kindest regards

Malcolm


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:ditto rouge!! Hooray! smile xx

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:yup, was gonna post that the intros are gone, then realised I couldn't post lol2 - are postcounts back on purpose?

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1020
Posted:Post counts are back off. Probably another couple of days to fix all the errors. heart

May your balls always burn

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:oooooooooooooooooh!! it's all new & shiny & stuff!! laugh

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:wait - where's the graemlins button!? :umm:

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:what do you mean my post can't be edited!? :S i see there are some new graemlins...& some old ones no longer work...maybe i'll go explore some more & stop rambling & multiple posting!! lol2

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:I noticed that some of the custom titles are not quite right.

Carpal '/Tunnel for example.

Also, was going to ask that easily visible post counts went away, which they have.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2444
Posted:Originally Posted By: Pyrolificwow! new site seems much faster!

frown Not for me. Very very slow when not crashing my browser.

Although i am connecting at work on IE 6.0. Might try at home.

Oh, and previewing posts seems a little iffy.


Gayle.....!

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:I don't believe that the site is slow at HoP's end - runs like lightning (or Mikeginny) for me. lol.

this appears to be an announcement thread - where should users leave feedback on the forum upgrade, malcolm?


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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ElectricBlue
GOLD Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 810
Posted:Yeah i was having the same speed,time out and crashing problems yesterday in both IE and Firefox. But it all seems fine today.

I {Heart} hand me downs and spinning in the snow.<br /><br />

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:apparently anywhere as long as it's positive.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:Ah I read your sig, electric blue, and didn't realise you're the same person as blueberry!

if you find that a site has recently changed alot, sometimes the copy of the old copy that's left in you browser (to speed up loading times) conflicts with the new stuff. To flush the old stuff, try refreshing HoP pages with the [CTRL] + [F5] keys and deleting your old cookies from the Browser Options menu.


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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FireTom


Stargazer


Total posts: 6650
Posted:EEEKS - pardon me, I just hit the "Quick Quote" button lol2

Originally Posted By: benderthis appears to be an announcement thread - where should users leave feedback on the forum upgrade, malcolm?

*sides that question and taps impatiently*

wink


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1020
Posted:For Errors and feedback see
http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/868702/New_forum_website_ERROR_LOG.html


May your balls always burn

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:^^ there's some sexy SEO happenin right there!

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:So could we please have a way to link from someone's profile to:
1) Their intro page
2) Their gallery
3) A nuclear-powered Nutella cannon

?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Except for Doc.

He doesn't need more access to violent nutella.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Originally Posted By: Rouge DragonExcept for Doc.

He doesn't need more access to violent nutella.

I *ALWAYS* need more access to violent Nutella.

Y Rougie? Perd.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:!!!!!!!

I know this is a PG board, but it's also an English board...what are the rules about swearing at Doc in Spanish? tongue2


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 2387
Posted:Swearing at/abusing the Doc is always allowed!!! nana

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1020
Posted:Originally Posted By: Doc LightningSo could we please have a way to link from someone's profile to:
1) Their intro page
2) Their gallery
3) A nuclear-powered Nutella cannon

?

1. I managed to get the intro page link to show.

2. Gallery link is being a pain as it has to connect to another database which confuses other queries. Carl will be back in another week so I will get him to look at it then, along with other stuff I am having trouble with.

3. Nuclear power is not allowed in New Zealand, however we could host it in your living room and hook up a video and control link controlled via the internet by all global Hoppers tongue2


May your balls always burn

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FireTom


Stargazer


Total posts: 6650
Posted:"Preview Reply" shows me the forum's general overview, not my reply....

And I thought it was very nice to have "my home" on display when logging in and getting notified which of my preferred threads had new posts... Any way we could get this back? Anything I need to do?


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Originally Posted By: Malcolm3. Nuclear power is not allowed in New Zealand, however we could host it in your living room and hook up a video and control link controlled via the internet by all global Hoppers tongue2


COOL!!!!!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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