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#292990 06/24/08 03:05 PM
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We are currently preparing to upgrade the software used by The Byzantine Forum (it has been over six months since the last upgrade). A specific time has not been set, but it will occur when I have several hours available (upgrades generally take about a half hour but I always make sure I can spend several hours just in case the upgrade is not as smooth as expected).

Please be aware that The Byzantine Forum will be offline during the upgrade, and that during the first few days after the upgrade things may not be as smooth as usual (as we configure the new software).

We also expect to make a few changes to the forum organization in the coming weeks.

Thanks to everyone for making The Byzantine Forum one of the most successful forums on the internet that focuses upon Eastern Christianity. Thanks especially to the moderators who donate their time to keep the discussions charitable.

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John

I'm very much aware of how long you need to spend running the Forum - none of it happens without a lot of input from the Admins and Mods.

My thanks to you all

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The software upgrades are completed. Please let us know if you encounter any issues with the upgraded software.

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Are you ready to tell us what is new?

Or what differences to expect?

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Originally Posted by Two Lungs
Are you ready to tell us what is new?

Or what differences to expect?

I was wondering too biggrin

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At the user level there are not a lot of new features. There are some (like better displays of Active Topics and a better search utility). A lot of the changes are to add features we will probably never use (subscriptions, more complicated nested forums, etc.) The major benefit for us should be in more efficient code and in easier administration.

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Thank you.

And thank you for running this forum.

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So far it seems to be running nicely smile on my MacBook with FF3 and Tiger - can't answer for the Leopard folk

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The cookie clearing is gone, though. I've often needed it, as this laptop picks up its internet connection from various sources. If there's been a change, I remain logged in but (often) cannot post.

FWIW, I still have to log in exactly twice every time; I assuume this is about the cookies, too.

While I'm mentioning such things, is there a way to set the options so that new posts in subfora don't show in the count for the forum itself?

Thanks for everything

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Dear hawk,

Go to the "My Stuff" scroll down menu in the blue bar above. The last option is entitled "cookies". It is not gone just moved. wink

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The site loads very slowly now for me. It sometimes takes a full minute to load the forum even though I have a cable modem. I am having no such issues on other sites.

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FWIW, my experience is the same as that of Nigula Qian Zishi.

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I havent had problems loading, but have experienced a bit of slowness in navigating between fora but, based on past experience with updates here and elsewhere, that type of issue is fairly common in the first week or so after upgrades. So, I expect that this, too, will pass.

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I'm still having major problems with uploading photos. I have resized the photos and I still recieve a java script error message. Why?

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Originally Posted by Ung-Certez
I'm still having major problems with uploading photos. I have resized the photos and I still recieve a java script error message. Why?

Ung,

I'm aware, from a tech forum, of some issues w/ photo uploads in the component package that we use for the directory - altho I haven't had problems in a long while, but I haven't seen any complaints about the main software having similar issues. It might explain, though, why the photo gallery has been somewhat devoid of new posts lately. I'll ask around in the tech forum if John doesn't have any ideas on the issue.

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