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Offline Dungeon Master

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Downtime - upgrade
« on: September 28, 2011, 02:02:14 AM »
Dear all at GMG


Next Monday (October 3), the GMG forum will be taken off the air for most of the day, morning to night Canberra time.


I will be upgrading the forum software to the latest stable release, SMF 2.0.1. This involves a full database download/backup (currently 2 GB in size!), uploading of the new software, re-writing existing mods, re-installing and upgrading the database, and opening the forum to business again.


From where you are sitting, you will notice no new features of the forum. Functionally and visually it will be the same. However, under the hood there will be a host of security enhancements and bug fixes. (One major bug is preventing some new users from registering).


Apologies for the inconvenience. But a turbo-charged forum will be the return.


cheers
Rob







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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 03:02:12 AM »
Thanks, Rob!

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 10:35:14 AM »
Thanks so much, Rob, for your continued maintenance of this place. Your upkeep is much appreciated!

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 10:44:05 AM »
I want to thank Rob on behalf of Vanessa for the wonderful timing of the downtime. Since the 4th is our 7th anniversary (The Itch Anniversary?), I am sure Vanessa would appreciate that I won't be posting or reading the forum instead of doing all the chores and prepare for the festivities for the following day.

I will post on the 5th, if no itches develop.
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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 11:36:36 AM »
Thanks for doing this, I look forward to using the upgraded forum. :)

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 11:39:30 AM »
Thanks for doing this, I look forward to using the upgraded forum. :)

Knowing you, you'd be looking forward to using a downgraded forum, too!
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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 12:30:50 PM »
Thanks, Rob!
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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 12:33:58 PM »


I will post on the 5th, if no itches develop.

Lets hear it for the itches and their sons!   0:)
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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 12:51:13 PM »
Knowing you, you'd be looking forward to using a downgraded forum, too!

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 01:01:57 PM »
Rob - thanks as always in all of your efforts in maintaining this forum -  :)

AN ASIDE - just noticed the last few days on my computer at least some new type of login option (screen capture attached) - is this indeed new or just happening on my machine?  Curious - Dave  :D


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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 01:26:05 PM »
Rob - thanks as always in all of your efforts in maintaining this forum -  :)

AN ASIDE - just noticed the last few days on my computer at least some new type of login option (screen capture attached) - is this indeed new or just happening on my machine?  Curious - Dave  :D


Not sure what that is - doesn't show up on my 'puter.
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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2011, 01:53:05 PM »
Weird I just noticed it too. ???

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2011, 05:31:18 PM »
Next Monday (October 3), the GMG forum will be taken off the air for most of the day, morning to night Canberra time.

Ah, the 3rd will be Labour Day (whatever the hell that is) in NSW, so luckily for me I won't be affected.

Many thanks for your efforts keeping this place going.
 

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2011, 05:44:31 PM »
Oh Great and Powerful Oz:  So lovely to see you come out from behind the curtain now and again.  Seems you rarely join in the banter hereabouts these days.  Yet even though we miss you, it's good to know your steady hand is still on the tiller.   8)
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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 10:26:36 PM »
AN ASIDE - just noticed the last few days on my computer at least some new type of login option (screen capture attached) - is this indeed new or just happening on my machine?  Curious - Dave  :D

Dave, it's a field for logging in to the forum with an Open ID.


And Rob, thanks so much for contiually maintaining the forum.
Regards,
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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2011, 04:02:46 AM »
Dave, it's a field for logging in to the forum with an Open ID.


Hi Navneeth - yes, I noticed that term in the other login screen available for GMG (image attached) - but had not noticed it before?  ???

BTW, how many here use an 'Open ID' - just reading about the option HERE - Dave :)

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2011, 04:07:59 AM »
This begs the question-- if Rob didn't know and add open id to the forum... then WHO did?

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2011, 05:13:09 AM »
Hi Navneeth - yes, I noticed that term in the other login screen available for GMG (image attached) - but had not noticed it before?  ???

BTW, how many here use an 'Open ID' - just reading about the option HERE - Dave :)

I do; I can use my Launchpad account as an Open ID.

This begs the question-- if Rob didn't know and add open id to the forum... then WHO did?

I've been wondering about the same thing.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2011, 05:14:54 AM by Opus106 »
Regards,
Navneeth

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2011, 05:17:09 AM »
Thank you Rob for your continued dedication and hard work in keeping this wonderful place running!   :)

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Re: Downtime - upgrade
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2011, 09:13:22 AM »
Due to unforeseen gremlins, work-loads and life, the downtime and forum upgrade will be delayed by 2 weeks.

Apologies to all those who were relying on the forum being down. ;D

Cheers
Rob
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