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  • Software future. A glimpse of what's coming

    IF you have read my other threads you know that the software we use is undergoing a major platform change. Like going from Windows 98 to Windows 7. A pretty big leap in what they are doing.

    You would also know that it affects how we look and feel today. While we won't lose any users/threads/pictures/posts etc.. We will lose a lot of the plugins or addons that we use today.

    I have been playing with the new version on a different site.

    I took our database from Christmas Eve, and upgraded it to the new version on a different site

    Keep in mind the "SKIN" is basic. There will be plenty of skins to choose from down the road. Right now it is basic white (default)

    If you were a member before Christmas Eve then you will be able to login and look around.

    I set this up on a domain name I had called petdiscussion.net

    So go to

    Ultimate Pet Discussion - The Front Page

    The home page is a content management system that I will be able to customize. Click the Forum link on the top Nav Bar to go to forums.

    Take a look around. Don't worry about the wall paper and paint Check functionality using the new version

    Thank you
    To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

    -Best Regards
    -Clay English
    Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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    Re: Software future. A glimpse of what's coming

    Hey Clay I'm the kind of person who doesn't enjoy too much change. I like
    to be accustom to something and feel comfortable navigating.
    A couple things I really enjoy is on our present profile page
    the navigation provided allows a person to hit the "Statistics Tab"
    and pull up all Threads started and all last 500 posts
    • Visitor Messages
    • About Me
    • Statistics
    • Friends
    • Contact Info
    • Blo



    It worries me to change the software and format for instance
    The Boa think tank

    As BoaConstrictor.net it did not thrive nearly as well. I'm sure I
    missed something because I was unable to be online very often
    for a period there, but it seemed to me
    upgrading that Forum didn't work

    So naturally I'm concerned here as well.

    Hey Clay also I'm curious what will happen with our "Old" Gallery and pictures ? I've been wondering
    about this as there is no link available to get to the old galleries on the present Forum.
    I just happen to keep all kinds of links so I can still pull mine up

    These Galleries here

    Home » Member Galleries » Boa Amarali

    Boa Amarali Gallery - RedTailBoas.com Member Galleries

    Will those galleries still be accessible ?

    Will they be transferred over or something else ?


    thanks Clay

    Lar M
    Boas By Klevitz

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    • #3
      Re: Software future. A glimpse of what's coming

      Looks great. I will take more time tomorrow and look around.

      Steve

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      • #4
        Re: Software future. A glimpse of what's coming

        One thing I absolutely love about this site that no other has is the fact that you see
        when you log in what the newest topics and updated talk is without have to click on
        different links. I find myself that constantly clicking to see what is up in this section, then in this section that miss things and really don't get back to it. It works in some
        forums that way becuase the are so slow that you don't miss much but we are constantly talking on this one and I think it may be a pain. I like the way you have it set here. it is very easy to navigate through and it is one of a kind.

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        • #5
          Re: Software future. A glimpse of what's coming

          Originally posted by Boa Amarali View Post
          Hey Clay I'm the kind of person who doesn't enjoy too much change. I like
          to be accustom to something and feel comfortable navigating.
          A couple things I really enjoy is on our present profile page
          the navigation provided allows a person to hit the "Statistics Tab"
          and pull up all Threads started and all last 500 posts
          • Visitor Messages
          • About Me
          • Statistics
          • Friends
          • Contact Info
          • Blo



          It worries me to change the software and format for instance
          The Boa think tank

          As BoaConstrictor.net it did not thrive nearly as well. I'm sure I
          missed something because I was unable to be online very often
          for a period there, but it seemed to me
          upgrading that Forum didn't work

          So naturally I'm concerned here as well.

          Hey Clay also I'm curious what will happen with our "Old" Gallery and pictures ? I've been wondering
          about this as there is no link available to get to the old galleries on the present Forum.
          I just happen to keep all kinds of links so I can still pull mine up

          These Galleries here

          Home » Member Galleries » Boa Amarali

          Boa Amarali Gallery - RedTailBoas.com Member Galleries

          Will those galleries still be accessible ?

          Will they be transferred over or something else ?


          thanks Clay
          Lar thanks for the great feedback. This is what I am looking for.

          Let me try to address your issues.

          1st thing. We are not changing software companies. We will be upgrading to their next generation of code.

          We will not lose any data, pictures or galleries

          Everything you mention is still going to be in the new version.

          How we access that information is what I will have to "modify"

          The links to quickly find things and the recent stats section on the current RTB site are "mods" These are add-ons that someone wrote to allow users to customize their default installation of Vbulletin

          For our current platform version of 3.8 there are
          927 Addons
          252 Template Modifications


          For the new platform version of 4.0 there are
          184 Addons
          66 Template Modifications

          I can tell you that 2 weeks ago there were only 25 addons available for the 4.0 platform. So you can see authors are already working hard to convert their mods to the version 4.0 software.

          I believe the mods we currently use will be ported to the new version. It may just take a little while to get them to that point.

          On RTBs.com our "Home Page" consists of 8, that's right 8, modifications to the default template settings.

          My goal would be to have all of our current mods in place for the new version.

          I just don't know when some of them will become available

          On the PetDiscussion website you can still get to your Photo Albums and see that they are all still there.

          On the forum page, click on Community --> My Albums

          The new site would have features added to return our quicklinks to the menu section

          Hope this helps understand the process
          To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

          -Best Regards
          -Clay English
          Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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          • #6
            Re: Software future. A glimpse of what's coming

            Originally posted by snake77 View Post
            One thing I absolutely love about this site that no other has is the fact that you see
            when you log in what the newest topics and updated talk is without have to click on
            different links. I find myself that constantly clicking to see what is up in this section, then in this section that miss things and really don't get back to it. It works in some
            forums that way becuase the are so slow that you don't miss much but we are constantly talking on this one and I think it may be a pain. I like the way you have it set here. it is very easy to navigate through and it is one of a kind.
            I agree here. It seems nice i only posted once but overall it works good!

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            • #7
              Re: Software future. A glimpse of what's coming

              Originally posted by snake77 View Post
              One thing I absolutely love about this site that no other has is the fact that you see
              when you log in what the newest topics and updated talk is without have to click on
              different links. I find myself that constantly clicking to see what is up in this section, then in this section that miss things and really don't get back to it. It works in some
              forums that way becuase the are so slow that you don't miss much but we are constantly talking on this one and I think it may be a pain. I like the way you have it set here. it is very easy to navigate through and it is one of a kind.
              It is my goal to have that feature (a mod) in the new version. It is very important to me and most every user.
              To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

              -Best Regards
              -Clay English
              Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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              • #8
                Re: Software future. A glimpse of what's coming

                Originally posted by Boa Amarali View Post
                Hey Clay I'm the kind of person who doesn't enjoy too much change. I like
                to be accustom to something and feel comfortable navigating.
                A couple things I really enjoy is on our present profile page
                the navigation provided allows a person to hit the "Statistics Tab"
                and pull up all Threads started and all last 500 posts
                • Visitor Messages
                • About Me
                • Statistics
                • Friends
                • Contact Info
                • Blo



                It worries me to change the software and format for instance
                The Boa think tank

                As BoaConstrictor.net it did not thrive nearly as well. I'm sure I
                missed something because I was unable to be online very often
                for a period there, but it seemed to me
                upgrading that Forum didn't work

                So naturally I'm concerned here as well.

                Hey Clay also I'm curious what will happen with our "Old" Gallery and pictures ? I've been wondering
                about this as there is no link available to get to the old galleries on the present Forum.
                I just happen to keep all kinds of links so I can still pull mine up

                These Galleries here

                Home » Member Galleries » Boa Amarali

                Boa Amarali Gallery - RedTailBoas.com Member Galleries

                Will those galleries still be accessible ?

                Will they be transferred over or something else ?


                thanks Clay


                Lar...I just logged in over there and everything is still there...Activity, friends, pictures and even visitor mesgs...just click on your user name

                something else I found Cool was that even when you are in regular reply mode....and have not entered anything in the box you can still double click the reply to thread button and get quick reply mode

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