Forum Upgrade: September 16th 2011

Discussion in 'This Site' started by Defunct, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Defunct

    Defunct First Team

    This Friday we'll be upgrading the forum software to VBulletin version 4. It's a major upgrade so we've been testing this for the last month or so. The new software offers everything we have now, plus a lot more new features. The downside is that we'll have to close the forum for most of Friday whilst this upgrade is carried out.

    If everything goes to plan the forum will close when the countdown clock reaches zero, and will re-open on Friday evening. We intend to re-open with the new Shoutbox already up and running, with the arcade and the VBookie also installed. Everyone will have 500 vcredits which can be used at the bookies, until we decide exactly which new money system to install. The casino will also be on hold until the forum is considered bug free.

    Any questions please feel free to ask.
     
  2. Defunct

    Defunct First Team

    I've been asked this via PM, so just to clarify:

    Usernames and login details will stay exactly the same. All forum areas, threads and posts will still be there. The database that holds all these details will be updated as we upgrade, so unless we mess up spectacularly, (we've been practising so we won't), the database will be fine.
     
  3. Evasive

    Evasive Requiescat in pace

    And the upgrade process for the database that contains all our usernames and passwords etc, has it been designed by Sony?
     
  4. Desmond

    Desmond Panic Buy Signing

    ...and then we will be given the same number of orns we have now?or are they lost?
     
  5. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    Lost Desmond. Vcredits are the V-Bullitin name for 'orns
     
  6. Desmond

    Desmond Panic Buy Signing

    Hmmm I know, but the "until we decide which money system to install" sounded like the 500 vcredits was a temporary thing until the new system is installed.

    Can the current system not produce an output of each user id and their current balance which can then be imported into the new one?
     
  7. Birdydoug

    Birdydoug The Flying Scotsman

    I like the idea of getting 500 'orns, with a bit of tender care I fully expect to be a millionare by Christmas time.
     
  8. Fitz

    Fitz Squad Player

    I will gladly trade my v'orns for an actual pint of ale. Please let me know if there are any takers.
     
  9. HORNETCP

    HORNETCP Reservist

    Fly me out to LA and you've got it.
     
  10. simms

    simms vBookie

    The simple answer is no, I guess not.

    Especially after most of us blew them all on the recent Vbookie event, it'd be unfair to suddenly decide last minute to keep it the same balence.
     
  11. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    The only way to keep the orns totals is to note down how many each member has and then manually edit peoples totals after the upgrade.

    With 3000 members it aint happening.:biggrin:
     
  12. Desmond

    Desmond Panic Buy Signing

    Just do the top 5 richest users then :naughty:
     
  13. inayellowshirt

    inayellowshirt From the other place

    sounds like lazyness to me.

    data is on a database, run some SQL stuff you lazy toe rag


    (Im off to blow my orns in the Casino before I lose them)
     
  14. simms

    simms vBookie

    Feel free to make a list yourself.
     
  15. inayellowshirt

    inayellowshirt From the other place

    sure

    get Admin to give me access to the database then, and I'll have a poke around :dismay:
     
  16. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    Feel free to ask Admin, but I don't think the new forum offers the facebook poking system. :rolleyes:
     
  17. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    After the way I've been treated lately I might consider going to Cardiff. Charlton are offering me more money though so it's tempting.

    I may sue Admin for false punishment also.
     
  18. inayellowshirt

    inayellowshirt From the other place

    wait till I get your email address.

    you'll be joining some interesting websites :sign13:
     
  19. HORNETCP

    HORNETCP Reservist

    Swear I had a conversation along those lines last night...
     
  20. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    :boo:
     
  21. Defunct

    Defunct First Team

    'Orns are going, get used to the idea. The new system we eventually put in place will be worth it, trust me.

    Fitz, next time you're over you can exchange all your virtual cash for beer, no problem.

    IAYS, computer says no :sign6:
     
  22. HORNETCP

    HORNETCP Reservist

    Also part of the conversation last night. :dismay:
     
  23. inayellowshirt

    inayellowshirt From the other place

    I'd have been concerned if you had said yes
     
  24. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    So would I! :dismay: :drinking:
     
  25. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    I heard a whisper from one of my sources a while ago that a new forum could be on the way
     
  26. Birdydoug

    Birdydoug The Flying Scotsman

    Will you start on 500' orns meister ?
     
  27. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    I'll be starting on what everyone else does.

    I have my blackjack system so I'm not fussed:cool:
     
  28. Birdydoug

    Birdydoug The Flying Scotsman

    PM me , I won't tell:naughty:
     
  29. Defunct

    Defunct First Team

    Tonight and tomorrow night I'll be backing up a few bits and pieces so any slowness or errors blame me. Should only be in 10 minute bursts.
     
  30. Defunct

    Defunct First Team

    Can anyone make any recommendations for good sites to visit when we close for the day? I can put these as links on the front page.
     
  31. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    http://members.boardhost.com/lutonoutlaws/ - Luton Outlaws.

    We could all go on there for the day and wreak some havoc. :drinking:
     
  32. J.B

    J.B First Team

  33. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    www.watfordlegends.com
     
  34. Birdydoug

    Birdydoug The Flying Scotsman

    I'm in for that, just borrow their server for a day and just talk about the normal rubbish we talk about.
     
  35. HORNETCP

    HORNETCP Reservist

    thefootballramble.com
    inbedwithmaradona.com
     

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