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Title: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Mr. Bill on May 14, 2015, 10:42:21 AM
Advance warning: Tomorrow (Friday 5/15/15) I'm planning to do a major software update on the forum.  I'll probably be shutting everything down around 9AM Pacific/12 noon Eastern.  If all goes well it should take about 8 hours, and if all doesn't go well I'll just turn the old software back on, so one way or the other we should be back in operation sometime Friday evening.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Morning Sunshine on May 14, 2015, 11:11:13 AM
it is a ploy - the black helicopters have got Mr. Bill!  They are shutting us down.  Quick, download all of Cedar's posts and print for use during TEOTWAWKI!!!!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: archer on May 14, 2015, 11:17:17 AM
it is a ploy - the black helicopters have got Mr. Bill!  They are shutting us down.  Quick, download all of Cedar's posts and print for use during TEOTWAWKI!!!!

i got the backups ;)
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: d3nni5 on May 14, 2015, 11:37:47 AM
Did you guys submit all your change requests in time for approvals?   What about detailed implementation plans?   Did the change go through a full testing cycle in pre-production?   Customer signed off all was working well?

AHHHHHHH!    Work nightmares!


G'luck!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: archer on May 14, 2015, 11:52:11 AM
Did you guys submit all your change requests in time for approvals?   What about detailed implementation plans?   Did the change go through a full testing cycle in pre-production?   Customer signed off all was working well?

AHHHHHHH!    Work nightmares!


G'luck!

shaddup you..... this is supposed to be fun, not work... ;)
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: chad on May 14, 2015, 12:17:03 PM
Oh the humanity....a whole day without the forum!!! I'm not sure if I'll survive.....
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: archer on May 14, 2015, 12:25:04 PM
Oh the humanity....a whole day without the forum!!! I'm not sure if I'll survive.....
go look @ pictures of kittens:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=kitten%20pictures&tbs=imgo:1
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Skunkeye on May 14, 2015, 12:33:58 PM
go look @ pictures of kittens:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=kitten%20pictures&tbs=imgo:1

Ahhhhhh...  That's the stuff.  Forum?  What forum?  I'm floating in a sea of adorable.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: theBINKYhunter on May 14, 2015, 01:31:24 PM
Looking forward to the update, not that I feel it's needed, but new and different is always exciting!

And if I happen to reboot into TSP forum 2.0 with a bazillion karma that could be cool also...

Seriously though thanks for all that you admins do. You guys are the best.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: archer on May 14, 2015, 01:34:37 PM
Looking forward to the update, not that I feel it's needed, but new and different is always exciting!

And if I happen to reboot into TSP forum 2.0 with a bazillion karma that could be cool also...

Seriously though thanks for all that you admins do. You guys are the best.

send coffee.... to mr bill.... he'll need it.. he has to type in all the messages by hand if things go wrong ;)
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: flippydidit on May 14, 2015, 02:58:14 PM
I suppose this is as good a time as any to see what this heroin craze is.  Never tried it before, but since the forum is going to be down........why not check it out?
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: kckndrgn on May 14, 2015, 03:47:08 PM
Good luck with the update!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Pathfinder on May 14, 2015, 03:47:50 PM
Did you guys submit all your change requests in time for approvals?   What about detailed implementation plans?   Did the change go through a full testing cycle in pre-production?   Customer signed off all was working well?

AHHHHHHH!    Work nightmares!


G'luck!

I worked at a company (large regional bank HQ'd in CA) where the backout plans were always much more important and valuable - and necessary - than the implementation plans.

I always leave the browser open to TSP, wonder what I'll see tomorrow?
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Mr. Bill on May 14, 2015, 03:57:11 PM
Looking forward to the update, not that I feel it's needed, but new and different is always exciting!

I'm hoping for very little excitement. ;D

Yes, we did testing.  Everything seems to be working well on the test forum.

The "new" forum will look and operate almost exactly the same as now.  Searches will be a LOT faster.  This (plus some other database changes) should speed things up for everyone, even if you aren't using search.  The new software ought to be more hacker-resistant as well.

There will be a new theme (look and layout) available for smartphone users.  (This is in lieu of Tapatalk, which just isn't going to work for us here.)

On the negative side, chat and the Google Member Map will go away, because of lack of support from the software authors.

But basically it's going to be just about like it is now, so nobody should be terrorized by a need to learn new stuff. 8)

send coffee.... to mr bill.... he'll need it.. he has to type in all the messages by hand if things go wrong ;)

 :impatient:
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Cedar on May 14, 2015, 04:00:18 PM
send coffee.... to mr bill.... he'll need it.. he has to type in all the messages by hand if things go wrong ;)

He might need more than coffee if he has to retype all that Ukraine thread.  :jaw-drop:

Cedar
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: archer on May 14, 2015, 04:20:24 PM
He might need more than coffee if he has to retype all that Ukraine thread.  :jaw-drop:

Cedar

Vodka!!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: chad on May 14, 2015, 06:04:28 PM
go look @ pictures of kittens:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=kitten%20pictures&tbs=imgo:1


O.k. I did a test drive with this ^^^^^ ...... it's not going to work.

What really sucks is I'll have to put in a full day of uninterrupted work.... ::)
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Carl on May 14, 2015, 06:05:28 PM
What will I do? A whole day of Forum deprivation...worse than waterboarding!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: RitaRose1945 on May 14, 2015, 06:51:31 PM
Ahhhhhh...  That's the stuff.  Forum?  What forum?  I'm floating in a sea of adorable.

I like "Dogs failing at being dogs" better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMhw5MFYU0s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMhw5MFYU0s)
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: jhop on May 14, 2015, 07:34:02 PM
What?! Is operation Jade Helm starting?  :o Thank goodness I have a 12 hour day of work tomorrow.  Good Luck Mr Bill
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: bdhutier on May 14, 2015, 07:54:51 PM
Thanks a ton for your work, Admins!!  ;D
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Chemsoldier on May 14, 2015, 07:55:59 PM
Vaya con Dios admins!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Morning Sunshine on May 14, 2015, 08:06:37 PM
Vaya con Dios admins!

oh, that makes me feel much better!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: archer on May 15, 2015, 11:10:01 AM
Forum has been set to read only for database backup.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Mr. Bill on May 15, 2015, 07:43:35 PM
WE ARE BACK!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: chad on May 15, 2015, 08:08:29 PM
Thank god the forum is up and running.... I was stuck with my neighbor...








(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz215/need2dive/83E1508A-6B2F-4C6B-A3FE-3AF4F7A71D27.png) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/need2dive/media/83E1508A-6B2F-4C6B-A3FE-3AF4F7A71D27.png.html)
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: TexDaddy on May 15, 2015, 08:13:34 PM
WE ARE BACK!
It looks like it is running at top speed. Great job, Admins!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: RitaRose1945 on May 15, 2015, 08:43:28 PM
I had absolute faith in our nerds.  And I say that with love, trust me.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: jhop on May 15, 2015, 09:09:42 PM
YAY!  great job!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: archer on May 15, 2015, 09:19:28 PM
Bill did all the work,  I just sat back and worried..
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Mr. Bill on May 15, 2015, 09:30:25 PM
Bill did all the work,  I just sat back and worried..

We each did what we are best at. ;D
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: archer on May 15, 2015, 09:32:38 PM
We each did what we are best at. ;D

it was nice not being the worker bee this time. i got to be the drone ;)
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: theBINKYhunter on May 15, 2015, 10:12:45 PM
Really digging the orange buttons on my reply tab. Good color choice.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Carl on May 16, 2015, 06:24:43 AM
WoW,the smell of fresh paint and slight echo from all the extra room,even a digital programmable popcorn maker in Oil Lady's virtual lounge...this is cool!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: endurance on May 16, 2015, 07:24:29 AM
it was nice not being the worker bee this time. i got to be the drone ;)
Does that mean you die once mating occurs?
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Mr. Bill on May 16, 2015, 12:27:12 PM
Really digging the orange buttons on my reply tab. Good color choice.

 :rofl:

I am glad you are easily pleased. 8)

(Okay, actually: I didn't go around changing the colors of buttons and such, but this is a side-effect of some of the cleanup I was doing.  We had some very, very old files and settings left over from an early version of the forum software, all mixed in with more-recent stuff.  This is why (for example) it used to be possible to set your language to Armenian even though we didn't have current Armenian files.  I think I cleared out all the antique debris, including whatever button images we used to have.)
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Carl on May 16, 2015, 12:44:45 PM
:rofl:

I am glad you are easily pleased. 8)

(Okay, actually: I didn't go around changing the colors of buttons and such, but this is a side-effect of some of the cleanup I was doing.  We had some very, very old files and settings left over from an early version of the forum software, all mixed in with more-recent stuff.  This is why (for example) it used to be possible to set your language to Armenian even though we didn't have current Armenian files.  I think I cleared out all the antique debris, including whatever button images we used to have.)

Vulcan language files?
It looks to be much better,faster,smoother now ,I only notice the text can run off the end while posting.
It looks good . The new popcorn machine is really nice in Oil Lady's virtual Lounge too..Thanks.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Mr. Bill on May 16, 2015, 01:13:23 PM
...I only notice the text can run off the end while posting.

Please try clearing your browser's cache, and let me know if that fixes the problem.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: theBINKYhunter on May 16, 2015, 01:15:20 PM
I had the same issue on my mobile so I'll give that a shot. As far as my PC goes it's been great and I have definitely noticed it running faster.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Carl on May 16, 2015, 03:10:39 PM
Please try clearing your browser's cache, and let me know if that fixes the problem.


about reply running off end of page ,not wrapping 
THE WYSIWYG EDITOR needs to be selected in LOOK AND LAYOUT  under PROFILE.
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Mr. Bill on May 16, 2015, 03:17:08 PM
about reply running off end of page ,not wrapping 
THE WYSIWYG EDITOR needs to be selected in LOOK AND LAYOUT  under PROFILE.

That is probably a workaround that will work for most people, but I'm waiting for somebody to try clearing their browser cache and let me know if it fixes the problem.

We've changed a bunch of files here.  If your browser cache still contains copies of the out-of-date files (css files in particular), what you're seeing is a jumbled mix of old and new.  That could easily be causing the display problems people have been reporting.  So please give cache-clearing a try and let me know what happens.  Thanks!
Title: Re: TSP FORUM WILL BE CLOSED FRI 5/15/15 FOR SOFTWARE UPDATE
Post by: Carl on May 16, 2015, 03:19:47 PM
That is probably a workaround that will work for most people, but I'm waiting for somebody to try clearing their browser cache and let me know if it fixes the problem.

We've changed a bunch of files here.  If your browser cache still contains copies of the out-of-date files (css files in particular), what you're seeing is a jumbled mix of old and new.  That could easily be causing the display problems people have been reporting.  So please give cache-clearing a try and let me know what happens.  Thanks!


Clear Cache did not fix it till after I did the WYSIWYG editor check


Note the text box is open ended unless WYSIWYG editor is selected.


ALL involved did good work,most problems are on user selectable ,profile settings