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#1    Saru

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 12:31 PM

The update to IPB 3 will now take place on the morning of August 21st, the forum will be down for a couple of hours while we make the change to the new forum software.

One thing to note is that the update will require forum posts, private messages and other data to be 'converted' to the new format used in IPB 3, as such some of your older PMs will not appear in your messanger right away - these will however re-appear as they are converted over the course of the day.

Similarly quotes and other bbcode tags will not appear correctly in a lot of forum posts immediately after the update, these will be slowly but surely fixed over the next few days as the converter gets through them. As we have over 3 million posts this process may take a while however any new posts made after the update will work just fine.

Fingers crossed one of the hard drives doesn't conk out beforehand this time. :P


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Posted 20 August 2009 - 12:36 PM

Fingers and toes crossed here Saru, and thanks again for all the hard work and time you put in to keeping the forum running in tip top shape!  :tu:


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Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:23 PM

Ok thanks hun!! Appreciate the heads up and I will cross my fingers and toes too :lol:

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for the update Saru!  I'm praying.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:02 PM

Hope all will work smoothly.....I will be there definetly to check it out though I have my exams

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#6    Kipperphoenix

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 04:19 PM

Sweet!! :D

Hope all your hard work pulls through Saru! :sk :tsu:

Edited by Fell, 20 August 2009 - 04:24 PM.

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#7    Kipperphoenix

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:08 PM

Can you give us an estimated time when you will update? Will it be at midnight?

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:09 PM

Certainly looking forward to seeing the new boards sir.

Appreciate the work you put into the place

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:16 PM

View PostSaru, on Aug 20 2009, 01:31 PM, said:

Fingers crossed one of the hard drives doesn't conk out beforehand this time. :P

Indeed.

Who didn't cross their fingers last time.....own up.... :P


#10    Saru

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:20 PM

View PostFell, on Aug 20 2009, 07:08 PM, said:

Can you give us an estimated time when you will update? Will it be at midnight?
The update will likely begin around 10-11am GMT / 4-5am EST


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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:59 PM

Everything will be just fine, Saru.  Thanks for your hard work and looking forward to changes. *crosses fingers and toes with everyone, lol.*


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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:15 PM

I just wanted to say good luck, we're all counting on you. :P

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:20 PM

I don't see several posts I made within the last few days.  Did we lose some?

Did I miss something?

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:21 PM

View PostSaru, on Aug 20 2009, 12:20 PM, said:

The update will likely begin around 10-11am GMT / 4-5am EST
Cool, thanks. *crosses fingers on toes*  :clap:

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:22 PM

View PostHarte, on Aug 20 2009, 04:20 PM, said:

I don't see several posts I made within the last few days.  Did we lose some?

Did I miss something?

Harte
Yup ya sure did... http://www.unexplain...howtopic=160893

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