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Discussion in 'About Arkadia Forums' started by Mathias | Arkadia, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Mathias | Arkadia

    Mathias | Arkadia The Chief Whip Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    Hi Folks,,

    Just to let you all know that we are planning on doing some maintenance on the forum this weekend.

    This will be to put the latest patches in place and to plug some other exploits that have apparently been found by the devs at VBulletin and last but not least move the entire forum database onto new servers.

    When we do this, I will be temporarily taking the forums offline so when you try to login you should see a message from us ;)

    Also, due to the custom skins we use, there may be some instances of breakage when we do this so if things go a little squirrelly, then this is the reason for it. We will endeavor to fix it all quickly, but if you spot any issues, please let us know here.

    Hopefully the downtime will only be for a day or less.
     
  2. SallyBridges

    SallyBridges Adviser Arkadia Adviser

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    Don't you really mean if Things go a Bit smuggler Ned Kelly ;)
     
  3. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    The ACA might let that ratbag get away with murder in the Underground, but if Ned even thinks about trying to disrupt things in here he'll face the BanHammer.
    :banhammer:
    It's been a while since its appetite for the souls of the fallen has been sated. ;)
     
  4. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Wow, I seem to be finding the forum a lot faster now. Nice work team!

    Just to let everyone know, that the damage to the forum from that past hacking was far worse than first thought (and as it turned out, well beyond my capabilities to fix without extensive assistance).

    Dylan (a new webmaster addition to the A-Team) has done an absolutely fantastic job is fixing things and optimising the performance of the forum, and (fingers crossed) will hopefully have the front end (article area) and other missing systems (rep, gratz button and gallery) back up and running soon too.

    So, I want everyone to put their hands together for the mammoth effort done by Dylan so far and please give us your feedback below in this thread to let us know what difference you find using the forums going forward.
     
  5. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    OK I have to ask, why did you guys stay with vBulletin and didn't take the opportunity to go to a way better solution like Xenforo ?
     
  6. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Long story short, we had intentions of doing so, but when it came time to look seriously at changing, RL circumstances for me changed quite drastically and so I didn't have the time to administrate it all within a comfortable time frame. The forum was working sufficiently (more or less) and so the decision was made to postpone it till either my time became available again (which it hasn't) or we got someone on board that would have the necessary standing skills to take over the backend maintenance.
     
  7. Kitten

    Kitten Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    thank you for all the work! it does seem to be nice and smooth now
     
  8. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Is the reputation system back up? I'm thinking no but just want to check.
     
  9. Mathias | Arkadia

    Mathias | Arkadia The Chief Whip Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    No, not yet when it is we will let you know
     
  10. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    I must say it does feel a lot quicker then it used to be
     
  11. anthonymorris

    anthonymorris Platinum Member Platinum Member Arkadia Adviser

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    so the main info page is gone and we get defaulted to the forum page now? will the main "home" page be back?
     
  12. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    Yep
     
  13. anthonymorris

    anthonymorris Platinum Member Platinum Member Arkadia Adviser

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    ok great, was not sure if it was already done or if my computer is just glitchy lol but ty for letting me know it was not just me lol
     
  14. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    nope, hope it gets done soon though, the forum feels naked now :)
     
  15. juliane

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    Will the frontpage be back anytime soon? It's harder to find out whats going on now.. Events (Oratan, Smuggler), important news (new staff members)..
     
  16. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Yes it will be. Dylan is currently setting up a test environment so we can make sure that the things we are doing to fix it all up nicely again will not result in further damage to what we have. As we make progress with it, I will keep you all apprised.
     
  17. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Check the client loader, lots of announcements are posted there now.
     

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