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For the latest info on the upgrade: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&postid=1541321#post1541321

This is a list of just a few of the new features:

- Show the title of the last posted to thread for each forum in the index

- Subscribed threads are indicated with an icon on thread / forumdisplay listings

- Expand/collapse categories in forum view

- Insert smilie/vB code where cursor is (IE5+ Only)

- Ability to add attachment when editing a post instead of just when creating

- Multiple attachments!

- "excerpt of message:" are now in the new reply email notifications

- New mailqueue system to improve server performance when sending a ton of emails

- Login/logout ability in all pages, with user/pass form

- Password break-in watches -- too many failed attempts warning with a preset wait after too many failures.

- Welcome system for new users: if they have fewer than 5 posts, a bright yellow box appears at the top stepping them through how to post, not to post illegal stuff, etc.

- Completely revamped PM system

- Mass download of PMs in CSV, TXT, or XML format

- Preview PM before sending

- Ability to send PM to multiple receipents

- Ability to post a poll AFTER a thread had started

- Select multiple forums to search

- Automatically detects daylight savings time!

- Integrated paid subscriptions allows you to see when your one year of no-ads is up.

- Completely revamped User Photo system, which will require everyone to re-upload their photo. :(

- Completely revamped appearance style, although I've tried to it pretty close to our current one.

- Plus more!

The new layout and features will likely take a little getting used to, but as with past changes, I think it'll be worth it. :)
 

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it will include at least a day of downtime
will the chat ( who is who in here anyways ) be available for that particular day ..... :D that was one of my best days on this forum .....oh the memories !;)
 

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Yup, chat will be there, but we won't be able to authenticate it against username/passwords for at least part of the time. :-/
 

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Integrated paid subscriptions allows you to see when your one year of no-ads is up
If, for example, you haven't donated since over a year ago, when the new one goes live, will you have to donate again, or will it say one year from now?

Just curious, so I may have to dust off that credit card again :p

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Eddie: What I think I'm going to do is just set everyone who has no-ads now to expire one year from the switch-over (this weekend, I hope). If someone knows it's been a year since they've actually donated, maybe they'll be kind hearted and make up for it. :) For those people who have more no-ad times owed to them, I'll just have them contact me so I can go back and manually find their old entry and add it to the new system.
 

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Originally posted by 700mb80min:
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What's that mean?!



that means chat will be wide open like the last time you did the server upgrades with nobody knowing who is who .......
 

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Forgive me for being Dumb .:rolleyes:. but if the sites down how do we get into chat...:confused:
 

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Last time, he just put up a page that said the site was down, with a link to the chat room...the actual website wouldn't be down, but the forum would be, and since this site operates off the forum, you just make a simple HTML page explaining it and throw a link to the chat room on it.
 

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Knew there had to be a simple answer...just couldn't see what it was...brains not well some days...:p :D
 

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Another feature we'll have is a "cool off" period for members who break the rules -- we can ban them for 24 hours, a week, etc. :)
 

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- Welcome system for new users: if they have fewer than 5 posts, a bright yellow box appears at the top stepping them through how to post, not to post illegal stuff, etc.

- Mass download of PMs in CSV, TXT, or XML format
I like these ones, Mike! :up:
 

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Mike:

Many people continue to complain about large cut and paste posts, especially in Civilized Debate, that run on for pages. With the new forum coming up to speed, is there a way to limit post sizes? Can character count or line count be limited. Nobody wants to read anything longer than their own monitor screen. In other words, if you have to scroll to read a single post then it's too long! Why don't people posting full-length newspaper articles merely post a link?

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- Welcome system for new users: if they have fewer than 5 posts, a bright yellow box appears at the top stepping them through how to post, not to post illegal stuff, etc.
One more question on the above: will you put a notice that people looking for tech help should NOT look for it in chat? There's still lots of people showing up there looking for help.
 
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