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As mentioned in my last post on the site:

I am aware that some members of the site have voiced their concerns about the number of times that I’ve changed the software that runs on this site. I have made no secret of the fact that I like Yellow and Black to use software that I can learn from and perhaps use elsewhere.

With the forum software used by the now old site (Discourse) I dad to admit that I’d bitten off more than I coukd chew, that’s for sure. While I believe that the software itself is superior to other forum software that is currently available; for a ‘tinkerer’ like myself, it was driving me crazy! There were restrictions on many aspects of the software and I am unfamiliar with the programming language - Ruby on Rails - and even less so when it comes to the ‘container’ on the server in which it runs. The software doesn't even have a setting for closing the site!

Needless to say, this had reduced my enjoyment of the site as I no longer had the same control. I have tried offering to pay programmers to migrate from this forum to other software. The response is the same - it’s too difficult and nobody has ever moved FROM Discourse rather than TO Discourse so they aren’t keen to take it on.

Things to take into account with this new software:
  • 2018 posts won't be found here. I'm working on a way to get a read only or to migrate the discussions.
  • Your E-mail address is the same as what it was before the last software move. I'm working on updating them, so if you don't have access to your old E-mail address, send me a PM with the details and I'll fix the issue.
  • I'm working on the colour scheme :)
  • Please don't log any issues (other than you can't login)
  • If you can't login, do a password reset (remembering that it'll go to the last E-mail address you had in December 2017). If all else fails, send me a message
  • Enjoy!
 

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There were only 17 new members which I was able to add manually. As they login to the site, I’ll move them to their correct user group (e.g. Senior Member).

I’ve already noticed one and have promoted them :)
 

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I find this software easier to use, but I'm not a programmer.
I know there will be a lot to do, but will it be possible to have the MyBB GoMobile version at some stage? I tend to read on my phone a lot.
 

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Jools said:
I find this software easier to use, but I'm not a programmer.
I know there will be a lot to do, but will it be possible to have the MyBB GoMobile version at some stage? I tend to read on my phone a lot.
Welcome!

I didn’t know about GoMobile - I’ll have a look at it and see if I can install it.

Thanks for the suggestion :)
 

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Vines said:
I like this layout, even on my phone!!!
That’s good to hear!

I thought this software would be more user friendly for everyone - including me  :)
 

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Many from the old site moving over Ned?
Might need to start a new thread or two...hmm...
 

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Vines said:
Many from the old site moving over Ned?
Might need to start a new thread or two...hmm...
Only a few so far.

I am going to have some time on my hands over December and January and hope to get some of the 2018 posts migrated here.

Post threads at will :D
 

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Maybe it was just me not being around much lately but I had no idea there was a change in the works until I read it on the other site just now.
 

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thebigricho said:
Maybe it was just me not being around much lately but I had no idea there was a change in the works until I read it on the other site just now.
I sent an e-mail to advise people. It would have been sent to your old hotmail account though which could explain why it didn't reach you.

Apologies
 

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Ned said:
thebigricho said:
Maybe it was just me not being around much lately but I had no idea there was a change in the works until I read it on the other site just now.
I sent an e-mail to advise people. It would have been sent to your old hotmail account though which could explain why it didn't reach you.

Apologies
Ahhhh..... all good, it went to junk.
 

Bones

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Perhaps you need something to get the new site going Ned -- like the Tom Lynch porn posted on the RFC website today
 

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Hi sorry for not being around the last couple of weeks I had a lot on after a woman decided they would smash into me and write off my car. Site looks good Ned I am a bit like Jools logged in on my phone but it seems familiar
 

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Idea for a new thread

Vines said:
Many from the old site moving over Ned?
Might need to start a new thread or two...hmm...
I agree :) I was wondering if we could start a thread on Conrad Marshall's book? I tried to talk about it earlier in the year but got howled down by the 'slow readers' who hadn't finished/started the book at that point Maybe it could have a spoiler alert ie don't click on this if you don't know how the book ends :) Sort of like watching Titanic ... for Adelaide fans at least.
 

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RE: Idea for a new thread

Girlyswot said:
Vines said:
Many from the old site moving over Ned?
Might need to start a new thread or two...hmm...
I agree :) I was wondering if we could start a thread on Conrad Marshall's book? I tried to talk about it earlier in the year but got howled down by the 'slow readers' who hadn't finished/started the book at that point Maybe it could have a spoiler alert ie don't click on this if you don't know how the book ends :) Sort of like watching Titanic ... for Adelaide fans at least.
Go for it  :)
 

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RE: Idea for a new thread

Girlyswot said:
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Vines said:
Many from the old site moving over Ned?
Might need to start a new thread or two...hmm...
I agree :) I was wondering if we could start a thread on Conrad Marshall's book? I tried to talk about it earlier in the year but got howled down by the 'slow readers' who hadn't finished/started the book at that point Maybe it could have a spoiler alert ie don't click on this if you don't know how the book ends :) Sort of like watching Titanic ... for Adelaide fans at least.
Don't tell me they won the premiership right? :D  :p

Its a good book i'll have to read it again some time.

I like this new site!  :)
 

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All the changes have left me behind I’m afraid guys. My opinion, the place has well and truly lost it’s mojo.
 

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Mr Babilla said:
All the changes have left me behind I’m afraid guys. My opinion, the place has well and truly lost it’s mojo.
Possibly because it needs more Cartagena nightlife.
 

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Mr Babilla said:
All the changes have left me behind I’m afraid guys. My opinion, the place has well and truly lost it’s mojo.
Sorry to hear that you feel that way. I know that this most recent change was sudden which I know may have taken people by surprise.

This new software brings the site closer to how it used to be. I have tried to generate some interest in turning the site into a blog and forum however, now concede that the most popular format appears to be as a forum only so made the decision to go with that.

I look forward to the future and the hope that the site regains at least some of its mojo in time for the 2019 season!
 

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Ned said:
Mr Babilla said:
All the changes have left me behind I’m afraid guys. My opinion, the place has well and truly lost it’s mojo.
Sorry to hear that you feel that way. I know that this most recent change was sudden which I know may have taken people by surprise.

This new software brings the site closer to how it used to be. I have tried to generate some interest in turning the site into a blog and forum however, now concede that the most popular format appears to be as a forum only so made the decision to go with that.

I look forward to the future and the hope that the site regains at least some of its mojo in time for the 2019 season!
No worries Ned, I realise it’s a massive labor of love, and your work is awesome. I just liked the original, and I haven’t been able to get into the various iterations since.

I really hope it gets back to it’s old vibrant self.

Good luck with it, and thanks for all your work over the years.
 

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The more people like yourself that visit and comment and it will generate. It's always quiet at this time of year