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From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« on: February 11, 2015, 01:25:22 PM »
Our fearless Founder and Webdespota posted the following in the Facebook Group about an hour ago:

Folks, since it would have taken me longer to figure out what got corrupted a few days ago that disabled moderators from doing their jobs, instead, I am going to do the long-awaited upgrade to new forum software which will fix the recurring Friday night shutdown. Please bear with me--I am doing this on the side between full-time and part-time jobs and babysitting kids. I have had two kind offers of help, but honestly, it would take more time to show the problem at this stage. I will follow up with the volunteers later in terms of long-term support. Thank you.
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 04:28:19 PM »
Hey everyone, we're back. Some of the extra add-ons such as stars and tags are not functional as I try to find replacements in the 2.x version of software we run for the forum. Also, the template needs to be fixed. I'll be doing that incrementally.

Thanks to Fr. George for helping me test out some stuff.

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 04:29:09 PM »
Thank you so much!  :-*
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 04:32:16 PM »

It looks great!

Thanks for all the hard work and dedication!!!
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 04:38:10 PM »
Weren't some posts most recent to the upgraded deleted or is it only my impression?

Some of the extra add-ons such as stars

We have squares. squares are fine.

edit:

Posts seem to be ok, though.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 04:51:02 PM by mike »
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 04:54:31 PM »
I am a test of the Post Moderation system.  MODS: Do not approve me!
Hello! I am a test user!

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 05:07:42 PM »
this looks rather fun for now, but the importance is that it is working.

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 05:14:06 PM »
Thanks for all your hard work in getting it running again. I was already missing it!

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 05:21:16 PM »
just an FYI: THe faith/jurisdiction entires for everyone has been wiped out, so you need to reenter it in your profile if you want it displayed

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 05:22:01 PM »
Thank you, Father George!

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 06:20:33 PM »
Thank you Fr. George.

I really appreciate the Ignore function.
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2015, 06:25:17 PM »
An ignore function! Yesssssssss.
It's common knowledge that you secretly want to be born in early 17th century Russia.  As a serf or a royal, I know not.  Chances are serf.

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 07:43:22 PM »
Thank You Anastasios & Fr. George for modernizing this forum.   :)

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2015, 07:47:42 PM »
An ignore function! Yesssssssss.

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January 23, 2016, 03:47:17 PM   Ad Hominem - "mere foil"   +45

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2015, 07:49:33 PM »
Thank You Anastasios & Fr. George for modernizing this forum.   :)

As I always say about this place and modernity . . .

A fellow member and I were saying how we loved the old school holdout style here.

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January 23, 2016, 03:47:17 PM   Ad Hominem - "mere foil"   +45

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2015, 07:50:25 PM »
I like the lack of clutter in this new layout.

An ignore function! Yesssssssss.

The last refuge of the unimaginative.

Okay.
It's common knowledge that you secretly want to be born in early 17th century Russia.  As a serf or a royal, I know not.  Chances are serf.

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2015, 08:03:59 PM »
Thanks for the forum upgrade Fr. George and Anastasios. I like the new  clean layout  :)
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2015, 08:30:00 PM »
Thank you so much for all your hard work, sirs!
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2015, 09:58:15 PM »
I like the lack of clutter in this new layout.

An ignore function! Yesssssssss.

The last refuge of the unimaginative.

Okay.

trn with a kill file or gtFreakout!

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January 23, 2016, 03:47:17 PM   Ad Hominem - "mere foil"   +45

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2015, 10:45:40 PM »
just an FYI: THe faith/jurisdiction entires for everyone has been wiped out, so you need to reenter it in your profile if you want it displayed

Thank you for noting that.

I really appreciate the Ignore function. 

I didn't know it had one.  (I don't get that luxury.)
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2015, 10:46:02 PM »
Thank You Anastasios & Fr. George for modernizing this forum.   :)

All Anastasios's work.  I've just run some testing, that's all.
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2015, 10:53:40 PM »
Congratulations on getting through a difficult migration.  I strongly suggest the use of separate development and production environments for doing upgrades so you can avoid this kind of outage in the future.  If you run the site on two virtual servers in the cloud or on two VMs Ina dedicated server, or even two directories on the same server,,and automate the process of changing URLs throughout the software or use /etc/hosts and a second IP address to access the testing environment, you can make sure the upgrade works and doesn't cause havoc effort switching over to it, either by dumping the database and loading it into the staging VM or, after running a backup,,running the sa,e scripted upgrade on the production environment during scheduled downtime, like Clean Monday.

Also, using git or another version control program to manage configuration files,s o you can rollback all of /etc, /usr/etc and even the directory where the forum software is located if breakage occurs is very useful.  Or if you have ZFS or btrfs you can easily take snapshots and backup your entire server with no performance hit.
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2015, 11:03:36 PM »
wgw, I thank you for your suggestions. They are all good, and things I would love to implement, but my issue is time. I have been overtaxed since 2012 (3 years already? ugh) and as such only am able to do break/fix operations. I would love to assemble a technical team, but all attempts heretofore have resulted in nothing. Would you like to join a revived technical team for the site?

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2015, 11:09:14 PM »
Shameless plug: if you appreciate the work done on the site, please buy my book here: http://www.anastasioshudson.com/publications/new-book-metropolitan-petros-of-astoria/

If it doesn't interest you, you can always click the donate button here: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=WokFampDOpry2J4cx1vL3vRlaXJzMkoaNwhxyHaoyt6yji3G25-kWulw3B8&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8da8649a435e198e44a05ba053bc68d12e

Donations that went to the former Treasury plugin only support forum maintenance costs, and I did not take a penny from that, ever. However, I do have expenses and needs, and would appreciate any support possible personally. I've always stayed away from putting ads on the site (even though I could probably generate $500/month) because it's annoying, and because I would also feel obliged to share with the moderators since they are the ones providing the most hours of service to this site. This is the only time I plan to advertise a personal appeal.

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2015, 11:17:09 PM »
wgw, I thank you for your suggestions. They are all good, and things I would love to implement, but my issue is time. I have been overtaxed since 2012 (3 years already? ugh) and as such only am able to do break/fix operations. I would love to assemble a technical team, but all attempts heretofore have resulted in nothing. Would you like to join a revived technical team for the site?

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I would be honored to help; in fact I sent you and Fr. Nebjosa Pantic emails last week with all my contact details.  If you didn't get them due to the maintenance perhaps I should send you a private message or resend?  You know my email address via your administrator account of course so you might check in your Yahoo mailbox for an email from it.   I'm available as a volunteer,,and my areas of expertise and the information I would need to help you are outlined in the emails Imsent you and Fr. Pantic.
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2015, 11:57:02 PM »
The PayPal link does not work! Since I recently found out about the Old/New Calendar deal-e-o, I await your book and will be happy to give it to a priest who turned me onto the issues involved. Thank you.

BUT, is it to early to complain? No?
OK, I am NOT getting older, just the words are getting smaller! Thank goodness the ZOOM still works!
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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2015, 12:36:20 AM »
wgw: ok, did see that email. Will follow up tomorrow, God-willing.

LenInSebastopol: what do you mean, the paypal link did not work? What happened, exactly? Thanks!
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2015, 02:47:00 AM »
Thanks for all your hard work!

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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2015, 04:27:55 AM »
Squares... the squares!!!  :o and the different faces!!!  :police:
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2015, 04:32:06 AM »
Will we ever again see that beautiful church in top left corner of the forum?

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2015, 08:06:31 AM »
Thanks, everyone!
 :)

oh, and what's an 'ignore function'?
i have never heard of that.

if i want to ignore anyone, i don't go on line and i switch off my phone.
usually then i go cycling and then i am ready to face the world again!
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2015, 08:56:12 AM »
Thanks, everyone!
 :)

oh, and what's an 'ignore function'?
i have never heard of that.

if i want to ignore anyone, i don't go on line and i switch off my phone.
usually then i go cycling and then i am ready to face the world again!
 8)

It makes posts on your ignore list show up like this

"You are ignoring this user. Show me the post."

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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2015, 09:41:31 AM »
Thank you, Anastasios, for all your hard work. It is much appreciated!
God bless!

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2015, 10:49:38 AM »
I can't seem to find any of my sent PMs, as there doesn't seem to be an 'Outbox' on this new system.
Is anyone experiencing the same problem?
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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2015, 11:04:09 AM »
I can't seem to find any of my sent PMs, as there doesn't seem to be an 'Outbox' on this new system.
Is anyone experiencing the same problem?

It is called "sent messages" under the "my messages" tab when you move your pointer over it.
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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2015, 12:20:29 PM »
how do i get an 'ignore list'?
i can't imagine why i would want one, but i'm now curious.

is there an opposite, like a favourite buddies list?
(so i can stalk people)
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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2015, 12:26:41 PM »
hey,
i found it, and there is actually a buddy list!

i am now shocked at myself and worried that we can now all turn into stalkers
 :o

i thought i was inventing the idea and that it did not really exist!
wow, how the world has changed in the last few years,
i wonder what else i have missed while i have been busy working and reading books?
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2015, 12:27:20 PM »
I really appreciate the Ignore function.

I do not think I like that one.
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2015, 12:52:20 PM »
I really appreciate the Ignore function.

I do not think I like that one.

I'm sorry, did you say something?  :P

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2015, 01:01:17 PM »
And how would it work exactly? If I chose to ignore Mor for example would it mean I won't be able to see his posts, he won't be able to see my posts or both?

edit:

And what about whole threads started by someone? And how does one turn it on in the first place?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2015, 01:06:36 PM by mike »
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2015, 01:27:55 PM »
I'm still finding my way around the new layout, but I like it a lot better than the old version of OC.net. It just looks cleaner to me. Thank you once again!

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2015, 02:03:41 PM »
wgw: ok, did see that email. Will follow up tomorrow, God-willing.

LenInSebastopol: what do you mean, the paypal link did not work? What happened, exactly? Thanks!

I am using up to date Safari and O/S
This is what happened, except the first part is across the screen, as with any menu:

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2015, 03:06:59 PM »
I can't seem to find any of my sent PMs, as there doesn't seem to be an 'Outbox' on this new system.
Is anyone experiencing the same problem?

It is called "sent messages" under the "my messages" tab when you move your pointer over it.

I click the My Messages tab and all I get as an option is "Read your messages". There is no option that says "Sent messages".

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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2015, 03:18:33 PM »
I can't seem to find any of my sent PMs, as there doesn't seem to be an 'Outbox' on this new system.
Is anyone experiencing the same problem?

It is called "sent messages" under the "my messages" tab when you move your pointer over it.

I click the My Messages tab and all I get as an option is "Read your messages". There is no option that says "Sent messages".

Once you're on your messages page, you get another three tabs at the top (Messages - Actions - Preferences). Clicking on Messages will open a submenu and you can choose to view your outbox or compose a new message.
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Re: From Anastasios re: Forum Upgrades
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2015, 03:22:33 PM »
I clicked on the Messages tab, selected Outbox, and got this message:

An Error Has Occurred!
You are not allowed to send personal messages.

(I guess that's a part of my new "rank".)

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