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Petopia forum downtime

#1 Unread post by Wain » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:31 am

Copied this from the News forum, in case people don't see it there:

Our forum will be going down for some updates, most likely within the next 24 hours. Our current board software is more than a decade out of date and it's starting to show incompatibilities with the software of the server it runs on, so we badly need to update it! I've been putting this off until BfA was well underway and traffic had dropped.

I hope the update will be smooth and we'll be up and running again quickly. Maybe it'll take just an hour or two. But if there are ongoing problems I'll post something on the Petopia home page, and also tweet about it.

After the update the forum will look different. Our current default theme doesn't exist in the new board version, but someone has created a similar one that I can install. It will also look generic and it may take some time for me to even get the Petopia logo back (or maybe I'll be able to enable it right away).

I may also be able to install other themes for those who prefer them. Perhaps a dark theme? I'm unsure about "Lucid Lime" - does anyone still use that?

Anyway, aside from the downtime issue, the main point I wanted to convey is that it's possible things may look a little rough to begin with, but I'll work on improving the look once the software is updated and running smoothly. :)
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Re: Petopia forum downtime

#2 Unread post by Valnaaros » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:11 pm

Sounds good! Thanks for letting us know, Wain. Looking forward to the update :)

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#3 Unread post by Rawr » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:01 pm

I use the dark theme, I run most the sites I frequent in their dark themes, it's easier on the eyes. Having at least one option for a dark theme would be nice :D :mrgreen:

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#4 Unread post by Dewclaw » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:56 pm

Ty for the heads up. I'm hoping the withdrawal from the downtime isn't too bad. :)

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#5 Unread post by Mĭrya Namárië » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:59 am

It looks great so far.. can only use it on my stationary though.. on my mobile it wont show the threads :P

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#6 Unread post by Valnaaros » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 am

Really liking the new format :)

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Re: Petopia forum downtime

#7 Unread post by Wain » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:12 pm

Thanks for your comments and feedback so far :) I'm still working on it, and I'm going to lock this post so we can centralize all feedback. Please post on this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26016&p=610828#p610828

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