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Hello Everyone!

I've begun the software testing / upgrade process. This process has been going on since this morning.

If all goes well, there will be a time in several hours that FG will shut down so that I can get the database backed up - and perform the upgrade.

When FG comes back to life, it will not have its usual color scheme. In fact, you will probably just see the main forum area. Please be patient as I re-build the site.

Thanks!
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Wow! Exciting. Will log on with added interest tomorrow. :)
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I've been meaning to talk to you about this.
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That sounds exciting, Tomby. However, will the basic Forum Garden colour scheme of green and yellow return? It is rather unique, and far better than other sites' colour schemes. FG wouldn't look the same in another colour scheme :-1
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G#Gill;1318355 wrote: That sounds exciting, Tomby. However, will the basic Forum Garden colour scheme of green and yellow return? It is rather unique, and far better than other sites' colour schemes. FG wouldn't look the same in another colour scheme :-1


Colors will absolutely be back! Format...layout...and maybe a few other things *may change.

It wouldn't be FG without yellow and green!
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Tombstone;1318370 wrote: It wouldn't be FG without yellow and green!


Custard on kiwifruit, you hit the exact shades.
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I love kiwi fruit, and I'm also partial to custard - home made of course, not out of a tin or carton !
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Thank you so much for all your hard work, TS, and I'm damn sure that the members will be most grateful for the updates. :-6 :D
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We're back! Although a bit lifeless regarding the colors, and missing our old front page - I'll begin working on those items tomorrow.

Right now it's about 8 p.m. PDT and I'm still at the office. I think I'll head home and get some dinner. I'll begin working on FG again later tonight.

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So far I like it easy to move around everything is still here that is always a plus. :)
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Still here! Got our homepage up and running again. Many tweaks to do.

Looking forward to getting back to our green and yellow colors too!
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is there no longer 'today's' posts'?

'what's new' doesn't bring up previous posts?

nor does 'new posts' does it?
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Odie;1318426 wrote: is there no longer 'today's' posts'?

'what's new' doesn't bring up previous posts?


Many things to do and tweak. Not done yet.
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Tombstone;1318428 wrote: Many things to do and tweak. Not done yet.


oh good, we don't want to loose 'todays post' as we can no longer find anything.



thanks Tombstone.
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Look under forums on navbar.
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i cant find the arcade :-1
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Will we be getting the arcade back?
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oops!

Great minds think alike. :wah:
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abbey;1318440 wrote: Will we be getting the arcade back?


Wish you hadn't asked that, abbs, I hadn't noticed :wah: Now that I have, I'm getting severe withdrawal symptoms :thinking:
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Tombstone;1318425 wrote: Still here! Got our homepage up and running again. Many tweaks to do.My word, there's a lot of effort goes into a major release upgrade. Grit your teeth and press on, tell us when you're ready to take feedback and queries. It's at times like this your heroic side takes over.
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Exciting!!!:guitaristwhat a surprise when i logged on:)are there going to be areas where non paying members cant access now though?:-3




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kazalala;1318453 wrote: Exciting!!!:guitaristwhat a surprise when i logged on:)are there going to be areas where non paying members cant access now though?:-3


The moderator forum, I expect.
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spot;1318454 wrote: The moderator forum, I expect.


well yes , of course:yh_rotfl:yh_rotfl i dont have a profile at the moment ,, while its getting sorted can i have it airbrushed please:D




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dont like it:(
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It's not staying like this guys, this is temporary whilst TS sorts it all out, you just need to be patient :-6
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Betty Boop;1318457 wrote: It's not staying like this guys, this is temporary whilst TS sorts it all out, you just need to be patient :-6


Thanks BB:D,, im being patient ,, honest:o




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Has Tombstone got something against fish???

I can't find Bill's fish pie thread.:wah:

(I assume this is just a temporary glitch that has something to do with the revamp...)
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Clodhopper;1318461 wrote: Has Tombstone got something against fish???

I can't find Bill's fish pie thread.:wah:

(I assume this is just a temporary glitch that has something to do with the revamp...)


Maybe it's me with the fish grudge, I'm hiding all fishy threads, I remember the evil smell from my days as a secretary to a fish merchant :sneaky:;)

You may have to search through the 'forums' for it, the new posts option only throws up threads you have not yet read, so if no one has posted since you last read it that will be why it's not popping up. :)
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Please could I ask all members here not to forget the elderly and confused on FG.

We like the update but may need a little hand-holding to find our way around



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Ha-me too Theia, I am looking through the new setup. Like the blue colors for sure.:)
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Maybe it's me with the fish grudge, I'm hiding all fishy threads, I remember the evil smell from my days as a secretary to a fish merchant


That's a bit officious! Help, help, I'm being oppressed by Cornish Cardi fishophobe mods!

How about shellfish? Are they ok? I've a great recipe for Shellfish Pie. (Hint: Remove shell before eating)
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Clodhopper;1318480 wrote: That's a bit officious! Help, help, I'm being oppressed by Cornish Cardi fishophobe mods!

How about shellfish? Are they ok? I've a great recipe for Shellfish Pie. (Hint: Remove shell before eating)


:wah:

hmm nice smellyfish pie... :D

It's criminal, given that I live in a busy fishing port, that the bread and butter that holds this village together is something I'm not at all keen on. I'll take the bread and butter instead, or the rhubarb and custard even, loved that crazy music :guitarist
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Patience is a virtue. :o Migrating to a new format is HUGE in so many ways. TS has brought the GARDEN back online very fast give him a round of applaudes this isn't fun work believe me. Were up and the tweeks will be made as we move forward.



Thank you boss its looks great...!! :-6:-6
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CARLA;1318493 wrote: Patience is a virtue. :o Migrating to a new format is HUGE in so many ways. TS has brought the GARDEN back online very fast give him a round of applaudes this isn't fun work believe me. Were up and the tweeks will be made as we move forward.



Thank you boss its looks great...!! :-6:-6


Thanks Carla! :-4
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I know the upgrading can't be an easy job. Thanks TS!
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Looking good Tombstone! :yh_clap
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Clodhopper;1318461 wrote: Has Tombstone got something against fish???

I can't find Bill's fish pie thread.:wah:

(I assume this is just a temporary glitch that has something to do with the revamp...)


I don't know about that thread....but all forums and all threads and posts are still here.
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Seems to be progressing very well. Not that I know anything about all that technical stuff. I do appreciate, however, how complicated things can be, and how long it can take to sort everything out properly. At first, when I logged in to FG, I thought I was on another (lesser) site, because of the slate blue colour, but I soon realised that it had to be FG, because of the superior layout, and of course the thread titles.

You are doing sterling work, TS. Have you been able to sleep in the last 24 hours?
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Clodhopper;1318461 wrote: Has Tombstone got something against fish???

I can't find Bill's fish pie thread.:wah:

(I assume this is just a temporary glitch that has something to do with the revamp...)


Have you checked in your subscribed threads?
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CARLA;1318493 wrote: Patience is a virtue. :o Migrating to a new format is HUGE in so many ways. TS has brought the GARDEN back online very fast give him a round of applaudes this isn't fun work believe me. Were up and the tweeks will be made as we move forward.



Thank you boss its looks great...!! :-6:-6


Peg;1318496 wrote: I know the upgrading can't be an easy job. Thanks TS!


Mustang;1318500 wrote: Looking good Tombstone! :yh_clap


G#Gill;1318515 wrote: Seems to be progressing very well. Not that I know anything about all that technical stuff. I do appreciate, however, how complicated things can be, and how long it can take to sort everything out properly. At first, when I logged in to FG, I thought I was on another (lesser) site, because of the slate blue colour, but I soon realised that it had to be FG, because of the superior layout, and of course the thread titles.



You are doing sterling work, TS. Have you been able to sleep in the last 24 hours?


Brown nosers...



Hurry up Tombstone....





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now if I can just remember what threads were in what forum!:yh_rotfl
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Tombstone;1318412 wrote: We're back! Although a bit lifeless regarding the colors, and missing our old front page - I'll begin working on those items tomorrow.

Right now it's about 8 p.m. PDT and I'm still at the office. I think I'll head home and get some dinner. I'll begin working on FG again later tonight.

bye!


Thanks for all your hard work.
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I hope you bring back the 'Who's Online' page, TS. :(
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G#Gill;1318538 wrote: I hope you bring back the 'Who's Online' page, TS. :(


It's there. Top navigation bar under quick links. ;)
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Interesting quirks showing up. Working on the vital stuff first. I already have one trouble ticket open with vbulletin due to a bug.
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Tombstone;1318554 wrote: Interesting quirks showing up. Working on the vital stuff first. I already have one trouble ticket open with vbulletin due to a bug.


*theia nods intelligently*
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Mustang;1318539 wrote: It's there. Top navigation bar under quick links. ;)


psst...........the boss is online!:wah:
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I see green!

thank you Tombstone!:D
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Tombstone;1318554 wrote: Interesting quirks showing up. Working on the vital stuff first. I already have one trouble ticket open with vbulletin due to a bug.
Where's the arcade and how do I get back to the home page from here:confused:
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Ha-I was looking for the arcade too.

The frogs are back though!

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