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Old 03-19-2020, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dear Community Members,

Over the past year or two, there have been updates to the environment that have introduced challenges in usability and performance. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site performance has revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software this site uses. This has made it increasingly difficult and frustrating to support and upgrade to more modern reliable standards that users deserve. Our advertising experience and certain ad partners have further degraded the functionality of the site. This is not the experience we want for the members of this community.

Members want a fast site that performs well across all devices, to be able to find relevant and interesting content, and easily share through text, images, video and messaging on a secure platform. Our goal is to provide this ultimate user experience to all members.

We will be implementing a new platform to better meet the needs of this community and allow us to provide support more efficiently. Our focus is to create a sustainable platform that performs well, and loads faster on all devices, while offering seamless ways to search and connect. Technology is constantly innovating - by creating an environment that we control we can maintain the site with more frequent improvements and maintenance updates.

Although change can be difficult, we are here to support you through the process. We make every effort to review existing settings and make the changes needed so the migration goes smoothly. If you notice something doesn’t seem correct once the site goes live, don’t panic! We’ll have a dedicated person monitoring as the site goes live to answer any questions and provide support through this change.

What’s next?

I bet you’re thinking, “What does this mean for me and the community?” It does mean change, but it will help solve a large majority of the issues that this site may have been experiencing. We have reviewed reported issues, site statistics, traffic data, and user feedback to help us prioritize the changes and improvements. Uploading an image or video will be easier and streamlined. Ad formatting will change with a new site layout. The site will be more responsive - there is no need to use a mobile skin or special app! Security and user privacy will continue to be a top priority.

When will this be happening? Soon! We recognize the user experience is slow and there are bugs from the outdated software. The sooner we can change that the better we can make the experience for you. You’ll start to see activity related to cleanup in preparation for migration very shortly. We will post an announcement to the community prior to starting the actual data migration. Once the migration begins, the site will go into maintenance mode and will be read-only while data is being migrated.

We appreciate each member’s contribution to this community and look forward to an improved experience for you all.

- Cricket
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Old 03-19-2020, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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will there still be a DATABASE? if so, in what form???????????? thanks.
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds good. What improved functionality can we expect ?
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds good
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Any update on this migration?
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Looking at the end of the month for now, barring any hiccups

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Old 04-22-2020, 04:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Quick Update,

Looks like you guys will be bumped into May for the migration after JK Owners next week so we can add some additional features for you guys.

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Old 06-15-2020, 11:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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And so May becomes June, becomes......
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry for the continued delay. I no longer have even a vague date for the migration anymore, but when it comes we'll re-announce

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Old 01-17-2021, 11:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Any more news please?
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Old 01-25-2021, 01:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hey there,

We don't have any more news at the moment.
As soon as we know, you will all know.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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If you need help testing feel free to DM me, I'd happily help bug test the new platform, as I also am a game tester and have been tester of several websites

Sounds good so far tho
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If you need help testing feel free to DM me, I'd happily help bug test the new platform, as I also am a game tester and have been tester of several websites

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Likewise. Happy to help build out a test plan and execute it. Managing software development teams and projects is what pays for the collecting.....
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DA.C - best of the best (well, darn good, anyway). It's free and fulsome - keep up the good work. Much appreciated, Doug
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DA.C - best of the best (well, darn good, anyway). It's free and fulsome - keep up the good work. Much appreciated, Doug

Forums, well that may be the case. The database is non existent and limping to a slow death.


Side note; any upgrade here would require them to moving to Vbulletin 4.0 or 5.0. This site still runs 3.x which is full of security holes and is end of life. If they move this to a new server, the version of PHP they'd have to run would kill the database once and for all, unless they want to try to update the code. Look, there has been 0 investment in this site since it was purchased (3 times since the w900 owners)...do the math...
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