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. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    you always help! Gold star by your name!
    ⭐ c farmer⭐
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Farmer!! 
     
  3. A Big [​IMG]  for updating and improving the site. Such a great site and bunch of members

    Gary
     
  4. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thanks for your efforts in keeping this great site up and running Jeff.  [​IMG]

    I'm looking forward to the "new" site.
     
  5. lovethemeats

    lovethemeats Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Good luck on a smooth transition from one platform to another. Dealing with new things. It will require all to let jeff know how the new platform is working and what bugs need to be fixed.
    You can plan for what could happen but things change when going live. This requires all to help and let Jeff address the issues. Things take time to fix but I'm sure we will all enjoy the benefits to the new platform. Thanks everyone for the info. I got the news today. We all hope it goes smoothly.
     
  6. Thanks for the heads up Jeff. Looking forward to seeing the upgrade.
     
  7. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    By the way, there are a couple of other forums that just went through the exact same upgrade from Huddler/Wikia to Xenforo using the same migration team so if you want to sort of get an idea of how things will work, feel free to go check them out using the links below.

    This would give you a chance to learn where the buttons are, how to post, where to find new posts, etc.

    Cheftalk.com

    TheCatSite.com

    As you can see, both of the sites are formatted completely different but the forums area is the same.

    Brian also has a Grilling Meat forum at grillingmeatforums.com although it was not previously on the Huddler platform, it is on the Xenforo platform. It will give you a great idea of how to start a new thread, post, share posts, etc. if you want to check it out. Also some really great content as well.

    I think the more people who are familiar with the new platform before the upgrade, the better off we'll be.

    Let me know if you have any questions.
     
  8. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    SMF will be great again! Thank you Jeff for investing in our infrastructure. Will there be a Wall? A firewall and Mexico will pay?

    [​IMG]

    Looking forward to the upgrades!

    Erik
     
  9. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    MSMFGA! It's going to be HUGE! [​IMG]
     
  10. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As long as this doesn't turn out to be like Sales Guy vs. Web Dude (NSFW)
     
  11. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    With this new format will we be able to search and get a list of New Threads started by ourself and others by searching under that members name. As it is now all we can get is a list of posts not new threads--its almost impossible to find a particular smoke that a member has done.

    Hope that's clear. LOL

    Gary
     
  12. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    You can certainly search using a members username and the results that come up tell you whether the result is a thread or a post. I haven't found a way, however, to sort them by type in order to lump the threads together or eliminate the post entries from the search but there very well may be a way to do that.

    Search does seem more intuitive than what we have here.
     
  13. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I just found it..

    You can go to a user's profile page and there is a link that says find all threads by [username]

    You can also do that here using a special link. To look for someone else's threads, just change the user id which you can find by hovering over there username and looking at the url in your browser status bar.

    For instance here is the link to all of your threads and you'll notice the bolded part is your user id on SMF.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/ne...date&order=descending&type=35&createdbyuserid[]=69897
     
  14. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the bumps or I would have missed this post and thought my computer was fritzing out on the 25th! [​IMG]
     
  15. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I just confirmed that we are still on for the upgrade on Monday, September 25th at around noon CST. Should be fun![​IMG]
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I got the same problem!!

    That and the fact that this Forum works better than any other forum I have been on.

    And like I've often said, "The search Engine works better than Any I have ever seen".

    I would think it would be hard to make a new one work better than the current forum, but I'll be here trying.

    Bear
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Xenforo..... Seasoned a brisket with the stuff once. Wasn't too bad! Looking forward to a more fancy site. B
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I see what you did there........ [​IMG]
     
  19. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes sir. It was one of my curve balls. BUT more importantly, did ya see what Tech and LSU did today? .
     
  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, but whose uniforms was TTU wearing? 
     

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