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    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
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    Default Major Upgrade - Switching VHLinks to vBulletin 4.2!

    So I've finally made the decision that we need to upgrade the board. The version of vBulletin we're using now is fine, but it's very old and behind the times. The newer software allows for much more customizing and is a lot more scalable than this curent one that we've been using for almost 10 years (remember I went to vB when the board was hacked in 2005).

    So several months ago Top Timmy and I worked on one of the stock designs I found and liked, and we had to update and change some of the graphics to work with the new format. It's at a place that I like, and can move forward with. But it's not perfect yet and frankly I won't know how it's going to be until I take the plunge and move the board for real over to it. There's only so much testing I can do without seeing it work in the "real world" so to speak.

    I'm sure it will be missing a ton of the features we have now that I will have to put back in as we see what's missing, but it does work a lot smoother and it's just time to make the change with where these boards are going. There are some things I'd like to do that I just can't with this version, it's just too old and isn't being developed anymore.

    I'm not sure when I'm going to make the switch, but maybe in the next week or two at the most, and and we'll go from there. So if you see the board go down you'll know why. I'm not sure how long the upgrade takes, we have so many posts and members it could take a while. But I will make an announcement before I do it.

    So just a big FYI for everyone. Any questions, let me know.
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    Wow. Can't believe the great hack was almost 10 years ago already. Where the hell does time go?
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    Keep it BLUE!

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    It's staying blue yes.
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    Aw, c'mon - I was hoping for some "burnt umber"

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    will we still have Christmas lights? no Christmas lights is a deal breaker.

    a Menorah would be cool beans too.

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    will we have to re-join or will all of our info pull over?

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    Default Major Upgrade - Switching VHLinks to vBulletin 4.2!

    Shit I'll be mad if you have to re-log in.

    It should be seamless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    will we still have Christmas lights? no Christmas lights is a deal breaker.

    a Menorah would be cool beans too.
    How about a Festivus Pole? At least give us a thread for "The Airing of Greivances".
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    Sorry! But every time I see Major Upgrade at the top of the board, I can't help but think Major Award... and see this in my head.


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    So I'm getting closer to taking the plunge and moving the board over. I may even try it late tonight if I'm not too nervous. It's going to look a lot different and at first it may not even look right. I'll have to put all our customzied stuff back in and that will take me a little time. But the only way for me to do that is just take the plunge and get the board on the new version. So if you come back tomorrow and see it's way different, well you'll know why.

    You should be able to log in like normal, I am praying at least that goes right. We're just going to have to play the rest by ear. But I'm getting close to flipping the switch.
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    Do it! Good timing IMO. Not much is going on with VH or past VH members and if your run into hassle with it you'll have plenty of time b4 the busy holidays to get it sorted. We may miss out on a few political or who aged better threads but the site will survive.

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    Default Major Upgrade - Switching VHLinks to vBulletin 4.2!

    Haha good point. And I will have the board backed up so if worse comes to worse I'll just restore it back.
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    So I was gonna do this tonight, but I have decided to wait until tomorrow there is a few more things I wanted to make sure I had right before I went ahead and did it.
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