Topic: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

As you all know I've been banging on about changing the software for the forum for over a year.

Well it's now finally ready.

So to set a few expectations here's what you need to be aware of and what needs sorting out before we make the leap into the abyss:

1. The date for lift off is the 28th January - between 10pm and 11:30pm we will be down. Relax. It's not the great crash again. It's just me trying to shift the data over. Once that's done it may take a few hours to point www.onemickjones.com at the new hosting server so it's more likely to be the early hours on the 29th before you can post in Nit Nat Reborn. OK?

2. Please check your email set against your profiles in the current site. You'll need that to be correct when we flip over as you will have to request a password on the new site and without a correct email address you'll be pissing in the wind.

3. Read number 2 again. Please. It's in red.

4. The new site (for reasons that will become clear after we swap over) will only allow user names without spaces in them. So I will now be Loose_Lips not Loose Lips. I will add an underscore to any user name with a space. If you dislike it, fine. Use it once to initially log in with your new password that's been emailed to you (see number 2 again) and changed your profile name when you get into the site. No doubt you'll all change your names and we can spend weeks guessing who is who anyway.

5. I have managed to save all posts since we last crashed way back when. BUT I cannot guarantee every link, every quote box, every URL will be look 100% correct. The links will be there but maybe not all clickable. The more recent links from the last few years should be fine I reckon I have got 95% of them. But if you email me that Harvests' posts about Greenland and his hot lamb sandwich from 2014 don't look spot on, you will find only deaf ears.

6. There will be private messaging on the new site. It's now working but I can't convert the old PM's from this site. The new site just handles everything differently. I will however be keeping the old site data as a backup. So - if you have been relying on PM's for phone numbers etc. Best make sure you have contact details for each other before we move.

So, bar a mate at work who is sorting out the Youtube links for me (yes they will work before the 28th) here is the test site link as it stands....

http://onemickjones.compsmart.co.uk/forum/public/

Or just take a look at this link about Factory Records where it's been correctly converted with Youtubes and pictures plus posters quoting each other.

http://onemickjones.compsmart.co.uk/for … ic/d/28126

On go live day you will just use...

http://www.onemickjones.com

...as usual.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

And we lose the football and clash logo.

Sorry.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Looks super, many thanks LL, yer a champion. Reckon it'll be pretty easy to get used to, after 10 mins dicking about it was all clear.

And thanks to CBIT and any others who have worked on this.

If we can get back the footie and Clash icons later on that would be marvelous - I bought a collage from a favourite dive bar when it closed a couple years back, kind of like that.

Snatching misery from the jaws of glory since, ooooooh, 1973?

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

I'm getting

Error booting Flarum: SQLSTATE[42S02]: Base table or view not found: 1932 Table 'onemickjones_forum.settings' doesn't exist in engine (SQL: select `value`, `key` from `settings`)

When i click on http://onemickjones.compsmart.co.uk/forum/public/

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Fucking hell CBIT lets keep the dirty laundry in house, eh?

I'll have a look

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

It was working earlier!

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Extend the leave date.

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Upgrade means upgrade.

Try again CBIT.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Loose Lips wrote:

Upgrade means upgrade.

Try again CBIT.

smile

Last edited by Reggie Perrin (Wed 09 Jan 2019 12:50 pm)

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Harvest wrote:

Extend the leave date.

smile

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

If you click on "tags" you will end up at something more familiar, that doesn't immediately make you seasick.  I think I'll be making this point my startup page.

http://onemickjones.compsmart.co.uk/forum/public/tags

People are Twats

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

What puts you off the main screen Space? I have some capacity to modify things.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Loose Lips wrote:

What puts you off the main screen Space? I have some capacity to modify things.

My hatred of change.

People are Twats

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

I seem to have accessed it but cant post.  is this usual?

Aim Low and miss...

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

danpiesley wrote:

I seem to have accessed it but cant post.  is this usual?

Did you get an email stating for you to activate your account?

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

After changing your password?

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

I'm in.  Ta.

Aim Low and miss...

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Reet.

Youtube links all sorted.

The Luxurious Scruffy Bukkake Throwdown will continue.

28th is on.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Does it carry across all your profile stuff?

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

You'll need to add a new photo.

Its just username and email.

If you have written something pithy you'll have to add it again.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

Pissy maybe.

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

There isn't the same profile description in the new software unless you hover over the users icon.

I just assumed no one would bother adding anything.

I'll port it over if I can as a last minute thing on the day.

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Re: New Forum Software Go Live - 28th January 2019

I like the registration dates, makes me nostalgic.

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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