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. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pops, I've worked as a technical writer and I've seen many projects fail. Usually it's because the project management low-balls all of the factors like schedule and budget and resources, to gain approval. Then once things are rolling it becomes apparent that they'll have to "go back to the well" to get more money and resources to finish in the time span they planned. Heads roll.

    Ask not for whom the Bell is tolling,

    ponder those burritos rolling.

    Paychecks flecked with shredded cheese

    will be our common destinies.

    These same hands that once compiled

    now sort sauces, hot and mild.

    Soon you curse your Mother's womb

    as you mutter "Dining room?"

    Enough of that. I hope this upgrade works well and I'm interested to see what the new interface will be like.

    Thanks for everything, Jeff, this board is a great place.
     
  2. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    It looks like you'll get to celebrate on a brand new platform =)

    Happy early birthday!
     
  3. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Thank you kindly Sir.
     
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jeff,,, good to hear from you and looking forward to the new update,,, Thanks 
     
  5. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit

    I'm hoping for the best!

    One question though, have they people performing the upgrade provided a performance tuning plan of some sort?

    That is an area that is way too often overlooked and the one that is the most problematic.  It is easy to celebrate a migration but really the celebration should come after the performance metrics have been collected and everything is running smoothly :)
     
  6. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I hate changes...[​IMG]

    Just kidding.  

    I am looking forward to a better platform!
     
  7. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    The migration team is handling only that. I have secured a hefty server, at a hefty price of course, to run the forum and it should not have any issues performing me as it should. We will keep a close eye on the metrics and do what we have to do to keep things running very smoothly.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  8. Thanks for the heads up
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I didn't mean to scare you.........
     
  10. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wonder how many times I'll curse my computer on Monday before the light comes on, "Oh yeah, the upgrade."  My short term memory is in long-term storage. 

    Glad it's happening.  Looking forward to the new platform.
     
  11. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Jeff sir, while your around, I was wanting to get into a premier membership. I See we only have the PayPal option for purchasing here. Is their any thought on expanding payment choices in the near future?
    Thanks in advance! Or if anyone else has info..
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  12. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Well.. one can't take chances[​IMG]
     
  13. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    This has been handled by Huddler/Wikia for the last 7 years. After the upgrade next week, I will be taking this back over and will look for a way to do this that utilizes multiple payment options. If you want to wait until then, I will let everyone know once I have something set up.
     
  14. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    yes yes! Nice!
     
  15. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    This is good news. Thanks for everything you do Jeff. I am looking forward to the new update.

    Link
     
  16. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    sounds awesome,,, have been wanting to do the subscribe also. 
     
  17. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit

    That is great to hear!

    Also feel free to quiz them on their cache and compression tuning plans at the load balancing and web server layer as well as their plan for applying/migrating the proper indexes and block sizes at the database layer :)

    Just some food for thought [​IMG]  
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  18. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks for the heads up Jeff.

    I wouldn't know a huddler and a whatever it is from a pickup truck. I hate upgrades but if you make it simple enough for a techno dinosaur, old fart like me I'll be happy.

    Gary
     
  19. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I'm with you.. I do everything on my smart phone and I use visa or MasterCard. Never had PayPal account. Not to tech savvy
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  20. c farmer

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

    After the update we we try to help where we can, while learning I also. Dont be afraid to pm me with questions, I will try to answer or get you a answer.
     

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