The Forum is Getting an Upgrade! Migration NOW in progress September 25th and 26th

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by tulsajeff, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They were wearing their new Tightie Whities they introduced last week. B
     
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Jeff for the heads up and for the improvements to an already great site. I am a real goofus when it comes to computers, so I hope the new forum is user friendly or has very dumbed down instructions. I am already full of questions, but don't have the knowledge to be able to ask them.

    Thanks for everything that you do for us. It is really appreciated. Thumbs Up
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cant wait.   I am sure the upgrade will be great.
     
  4. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Just a reminder that the forum will go down at approximately 12 PM CST today and will remain down for up to 2 hours.. possibly less. When the forum comes back up it will be in read-only mode for 24 hours or more while the last 10 years or so of forum data is migrated over to Xenforo and all of the adjustments are being made on the back end.

    It's quite an extensive undertaking but it's in great hands so I don't expect any problems beyond normal stuff.

    We may have a forum open for posting so you guys won't go too crazy but whatever is posted there will be temporary and will not be saved once the forum goes live and out of read-only mode.

    I will update further if I get anything new. Otherwise, see you on the other side[​IMG]
     
  5. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    12:03 here now. 🍺
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here too, but Jeff said "Central" time.

    Bear
     
  7. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    They are making the Eastern time zone wait an extra hour[​IMG]
     
  8. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Good clock management ,team!
    Going to take screen shots to save in my phone time capsule.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
  9. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Bumping one last time for the new folks who possibly missed the announcement..
     
  10. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Just received word that the website may not go down today if all goes well.. if it does only for a few minutes at a time. They were able to do some pre-migration work yesterday that prevents most of today's scheduled downtime.

    That's good news.

    Lots of things are happening in the background as we speak and the new site will go live tomorrow around noon with about an hour of downtime (read-only mode) for the final adjustments and to finalize the migration.

    I will continue to update this thread as I get word from the migration team. Feel free to ask questions or comment as we go along.
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Jeff I am sure you have the top in the field doing what you want Thank You

    Richie
     
  12. Thanks for the heads up Jeff
    This site has inspired me to try many new things...of that I'm greatful.
    Here's to hoping it's a smooth transition.

    Walt
     
  13. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can wait. Bigger and Better!! Thanks Jeff
     

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