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Hua Hin Forum software upgrade

Post by Lev » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:40 pm

In the coming month HHAD's tech team will be undertaking the herculean task of upgrading the forum software and database. The current system is around two years old and in need of an overhaul.

You may have also noticed database connection errors increasing in frequency lately, this is due to greater activity from search engine spiders and bots combined with dated software. The upgrade should alleviate this and a number of other problems such as the incomplete search function and slow loading times.

We will keep you updated at all times via this thread and post the date of the upgrade at the top of the board, we will try to keep downtime to a minimum. The new system will be installed and tested by our moderators first before it goes live but we do expect a few glitches on the way as any large forum would, in advance we thank you for your patience.

The new system will have many new features, a comparison and summary of which can be read here for those interested..

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Post by PeteC » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:48 pm

The only thing that has gone from YES to No is "HTML in posts" Is that a good or bad thing? Pete :cheers:
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Post by Spitfire » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:50 pm

Just had a look at the 3.0 version in that link and there's a lot of stuff you'll be able to do that isn't possible at the moment, providing......of course......it's all enabled. There are certainly lots more options for everyone.

Hmmm......should be a blast!

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Post by Lev » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:09 pm

prcscct wrote:The only thing that has gone from YES to No is "HTML in posts" Is that a good or bad thing? Pete :cheers:
This has been changed by the programmers to enhance security, everything that was doable in HTML will be doable using BBcode instead, there is more info on that here:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/faq.php?mode=bbcode

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Post by Spitfire » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:04 pm

I have been getting the folowing message for the last 2 hours when trying to connect to the site. Just got back on now. Only got it on HHAD's site, nowhere else. Strangly, it was only the forum index page affected, not the other areas of the site. :?

phpBB: Critical Error

Cannot connect to database


I guess this must be tied in with what was said in the OP then? Or is it my connection/computer/location etc.

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Post by PeteC » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:59 am

Many of us have been getting that SF over the past months. I think it is associated with the need to upgrade the software. Pete :cheers:
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Post by migrant » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:09 am

Thanks to all who work on the website!! :cheers:

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Post by Khundon1975 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:33 am

Looking at the BBc3 codes and all the green ticks where the BBc2 code has red crosses, it would seem that the new system will be a lot better.

I don't profess to know the slightest thing about the technical details, just as long as it helps to make HHAD a better site, then I'm happy.:D

Good luck to Lev and all the Mods who will be testing this new system.

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Post by Lev » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:36 am

spitfire wrote:I have been getting the folowing message for the last 2 hours when trying to connect to the site. Just got back on now. Only got it on HHAD's site, nowhere else. Strangly, it was only the forum index page affected, not the other areas of the site. :?

phpBB: Critical Error

Cannot connect to database
You may have also noticed database connection errors increasing in frequency lately, this is due to greater activity from search engine spiders and bots combined with dated software. The upgrade should alleviate this and a number of other problems such as the incomplete search function and slow loading times.

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Re: HHAD forum software upgrade

Post by Francois » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:27 pm

Lev wrote:In the coming month HHAD's tech team will be undertaking the herculean task of upgrading the forum software and database. The current system is around two years old and in need of an overhaul.
Tremendous job to achieve. Thanks to all the team.
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Post by nevets » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:33 pm

I have had the same Spitfire and also slow to load on the site . Many thanks for keeping up with the technology in advance. :cheers:

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Post by Rider » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:37 pm

Can't wait as it'll mean I can fire videos directly onto the forum via the embed function :)

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Post by buksida » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:24 am

If anyone wants a preview of what the new system will entail have a look at the recently upgraded Bangsaphan forum:

http://www.bangsaphanguide.com/forum/
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Post by stgrhe » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:13 pm

Pleasant look, I like it!

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Post by nevets » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:15 pm

Lev . page was in different colours , after you confirmed forum ok i re-booted router and all is well thank goodness. :)

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