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We're planning to upgrade the message board software tomorrow (Nov. 1), so expect this board to be unavailable for most of the day.

Since this will be a major upgrade to a completely different version of the message board software that incorporates many new features, once the board comes back up you'll probably find that many things look different, work differently, seem confusing, or don't work at all. It may take a few days or more for us to shake things out and get everything working properly, so please be patient. (I haven't even had a chance to try out the new software myself, so it'll be as much of a mystery to me as it will to everyone else.)

The new message board software is database-driven, so it should be considerably faster than the current version.

- snopes

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Ana Ng
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But, but, but... then we'll have to :gasps: do work!

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*rends hair and tugs spasmodically at clothing*

.....can't......take......it

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AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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*sigh*

Followed by excitement for new software adventures!!!

Godspeed, snopes!

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Algae
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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NOOOOOOO!

How am I going to entertain myself at work tomorrow? I have to do something while our database goes down!

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Mad Jay
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Software upgrade? Should be exciting!!!

Also, I will get some work done tommorrow

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Hm, I may actually do some housework tomorrow.

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Dear Babby
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Thanks so much for letting us know. Look forward to the improvements.
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Darn, I have tomorrow off. I guess I could....go...outside my house? It'll be an adventure!

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quote:
Originally posted by Mad Jay:
Software upgrade? Should be exciting!!!

Oh DOYC I hope not! I've been involved in to many software upgrades to want anything interesting or exciting!

And it leaves me with a big question of what to do tomorrow. I guess I may as well accept that lunch invitation [Smile]

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Offline????
~~~~guru faints~~~~~


Oh, well, I guess I can spend time with the pirate tomorrow....

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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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I wonder if we'll all start off at 0 posts again. . .

Seaboe

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guruwan2b
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I hope not. It has taken me five years to get this far....

Oh, well, if it happens, it happens. We will all look like newbies. Everyone will have to be initiated all over again, just to make sure no one slips through....

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Good luck. I know first hand how well "upgrades" can go.... "What do you mean by, 'There is no database'?!?!?!?!" [Eek!]

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The techy in me will shudder . . .
The user in me shall mutter . . .
But, snopes rules the roost . . .
And the site gains a boost !!!
All while I sit here and putter . . .

[fish] (Not a poet and I know it)

(Need to get back to my day job, soon. [lol] )
Oh well, I have lots of things to do around here while non-patiently awaiting the return of the "Improved, Faster and Better" snopes

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Ana Ng
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Is there any chance we'll lose data off our accounts? PMs and whatnot?

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Dear God - the board is having major surgery. Should I say a Rosary?

Hail Motherboard Full of Data
Process for us now and in the hour of our downtime
Amen

Dropbear

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Good thing Wednesday is new badge day on Pogo tomorrow or else I don't know what I'd do!

Pixie"what'll I do without my snopes fix?"chic

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I'm looking forward to it being a faster board, because for the last few days I've rarely been able to access the boards. I keep getting a "server busy" announcement, and on the rare occasions when I can actually access the ULMB, the pages take nearly a full minute to load.

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quote:
Is there any chance we'll lose data off our accounts? PMs and whatnot?
The newer version's installation procedure is designed to import everything from the existing version, so all previous posts, account settings, PMs, etc., should be preserved.

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You will be in our thoughts, snopes. We will try to be patient.

Meanwhile, some of us used to go over to ezboard when this board was experiencing difficulties and we just needed a fix! I see nobody has been there for a while, but I cleared away a few of the cobwebs and it seems to still be working.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pixiechic:
Good thing Wednesday is new badge day on Pogo tomorrow or else I don't know what I'd do!

Pixie"what'll I do without my snopes fix?"chic

That is probably where I will be too. Can't wait to see what the new features will be.

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Good luck, snopes. You're braver than I am. Can't imagine jumping in without trying it out first!

Thanks for letting us know. You may have avoided an international panic.

Just in case: It's been wonderful knowing all of you. ::sniffle, sniffle::


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Any chance of providing a link to a different forum that uses the new version so we can look around in advance?
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We fear change...

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quote:
Originally posted by Cervus:
I'm looking forward to it being a faster board, because for the last few days I've rarely been able to access the boards. I keep getting a "server busy" announcement, and on the rare occasions when I can actually access the ULMB, the pages take nearly a full minute to load.

And I thought it was just my ISP being even slower than usual.

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Hope all goes smoothly with the upgrade.

I'm looking forward to checking out the changes.

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Yay! I'm glad to know the recent slowdown wasn't me. Now, I guess I'll spend tomorrow actually working. That sucks.

Good luck, snopes. We depend on you. No pressure, or anything. [Big Grin]

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Will time-travel be a new option? Or a larger cup-holder? If I hug my monitor, will you finally be able to feel it, snopes?

Thanks, by the by, for yer efforts.

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quote:
Originally posted by SeabooMuffinchucker:

I wonder if we'll all start off at 0 posts again. . .

Dare to dream!

-- Bonnie

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quote:
Originally posted by I'mNotDedalus:
If I hug my monitor, will you finally be able to feel it, snopes?

I would steal that for a sig line, but I don't want to appear too sycophantic.

Good luck with the upgrade, snopes! See you on the other side.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tootsie Plunkette:
Meanwhile, some of us used to go over to ezboard when this board was experiencing difficulties and we just needed a fix!

There's also the unofficial chatroom if people want a place to hang out and commiserate.

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Will I still be registered October 1492??

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Holy crap, UBB finally came out with that upgrade? Awesome! Can't wait to see what all new toys come with it [Big Grin]

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Thank you for all the hard work you put in to make this board so special, snopes.

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