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#1 Chris

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 01:33 PM

In the last couple of weeks Invision Power released version 2.2 of their Invision Power Board software which is what we use to run these forums. The upgrade is a fairly big one, and gives us many more awesome features. For a full description of all the new features, head over to the official IPS where you can read this post (it's quite long). It details all the lovely new features, as well as all the improved security that will help us keep out the spam bots.

The one minor problem of the upgrade is that we'll be without our customised forum skin for about a week or so. Because of there being so many changes to skins in this update, I don't really have time to carry out all of them myself, though I may try later today. So until then we'll be stuck with the default skin, which isn't too bad a problem, so please don't moan about that.

Any comments about the upgrade, or questions about new features or whatever can be asked here.

The forums will be offline while this upgrade takes place, at approximately 4:00PM GMT today. The period we will be offline for will be around 30 minutes.
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#2 Dark Lord

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 01:38 PM

Good.
The new features are cool!

I think GTAS has already upgraded to this.

And it sure is great.



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#3 TM™

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:15 PM

Well, i'm on 2.1.7, i might get that version in 3.00pm it's like about 45mins left till its released.

Edited by Tommy Montana, 21 December 2006 - 02:26 PM.

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#4 The Bossman

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:22 PM

Fair enough, as long as the upgrade makes this forum even better, then I have no problems with that whatsoever.

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#5 TM™

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:25 PM

The forums will be offline while this upgrade takes place, starting at approximately 3:00PM GMT today.


How long does it take for it to upgrade?
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#6 Chris

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 03:12 PM

I don't know, the long part is uploading all of the files, and there's loads of them. The actual upgrade script only takes a minute or so to complete. I'm actually upgrading another forum at the moment though, hence why I haven't started this at 3pm when I said I would. Probably more like 3:30 now.

#7 Dave1

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 03:18 PM

Sounds good Chris,I could care less about the default skin,as long as the forums function correctly thats all that matters.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 05:50 PM

As you can see the upgrade has unfortunately not worked. We are getting IPS to help sort out the upgrade and fix everything.

Though nothing was actually broken, but we're still on 2.1.7. I am closing this topic now, and will re open once the upgrade has taken place. Apologies for the inconvenience.

#9 Chris

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 08:51 PM

Thanks to Jason at IPS the forums have now been upgraded to 2.2. Everything should be working just fine. I know the store and gangs aren't up at the moment but I'll fix them later, as for now, you can enjoy all the new features!

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:09 PM

This looks sooo sexy now, good work Chris . :lol:

Time to play with the new toys!
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:17 PM

Yeah, and alot new stuff that i have to get use to, It's a pitty that the Custom Skin before isn't on here, Oh well, I'll survive.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:21 PM

Oh,i really miss my store.But the money that i had in store will be the same when you would put it again,Chris? It will remain my old money?

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:28 PM

Yes, the store is backed up. All points and such will be restored when it's back up....... If.... >.>

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:29 PM

Nice new features. Hope the template will come back though. But it does look far better. Good job!

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#15 Chris

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:29 PM

Oh yeah nobody has lost anything. I just haven't got round to editing the new files yet, don't worry.

NOTE: when viewing your own profile, e.g. mine is http://www.thegtapla....php?showuser=2 , on the left you have an option to set your gender, please don't abuse this and all say you're female when you so blatantly aren't :P
We may one day need to use gender statistics in some random demographics, so it would be helpful if you told the truth.

one exception to the rule is of course Spaz The Great, it is clear from his pictures that he has no idea what gender he is :)

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:38 PM

I actually like this feature, Especially the friends, But the rest of the stuff are awesome. Thanks for it chris.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:40 PM

Yeah,this stuff is very good.Can't think how will be the next generation of IPB forums. :)
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#18 Chris

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:44 PM

Yep, you can also comment on other people's profiles btw, if you hadn't already noticed. Kinda gimmicky but adds a bit of fun I guess.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:48 PM

Yeah I commented on your Chris, I was testing it, And it works... This is so good.
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#20 Sherman

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:57 PM

Lookin' nice man. Get your lazy ass up and work on the skin! :P Just kidding. The new features really make me not notice the default skin.


Good job.




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