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Old Aug-12-2006, 11:27 PM
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Arrow DONE! Upgrade & Maintenance

On Saturday, August 19th, 2006 at 3:00PM EST (12:00PM PST/8:00PM GMT/9:00PM CET) we will be performing an upgrade to the Fan Forum software. This will provide a few new features for you which we hope you'll find useful. (see below for a sample).

In addition, we will perform some database maintenance, as well as purging the membership roster of all "members" who have not visited the Fan Forum in over 2 years and who have not posted any messages in that same time period!

We perform annual purges, so if you're reading this as a "lurker" when you thought you were a member, then this is what has happened to your account! Please, before re-joining, considering becoming a participating member of the Fan Forum - afterall, this is a community of Glenn Hughes fans, not a bus stop

You will see a maintenance notice throughout this time. We have alloted up to 4 hours to complete the various tasks. When done, you will have full access once again.

Here are just some of new features that you'll find after the upgrade next week. Feel free to PM us with any questions on their usage should you have trouble figuring things out!

Multi-Quote
The multi-quote feature allows you to tag multiple posts that you wish to respond to by clicking a small red button on each post. Once you click the reply button, each tagged post is quoted. You can even tag posts from different threads to be included within your reply!

Mark Forums Read
If you wish to mark a forum read, you can simply click its status icon on the Forum's index page and the change will be processed without a page reload. You can even mark individual sub-forums as read in the same way.

Private Message Preview in Notification Emails
If you have elected to receive emails when receiving a new private message, the email will now contain more than just the name of the member who sent you the message. The title and body of the message will be included. Any BB codes in the message will automatically be converted to an equivalent plaintext version using the new plaintext bbcode parser.

Auto-Resize Oversized Image Attachments
If a member attaches an image that has dimensions larger than we allow, the image will be automatically resized to fit.

Unique Unsubscribe Link in Emails
Thread and forum subscription emails now include a link for unsubscribing that is unique to each member. When using this link, unsubscribing from a thread or forum no longer requires logging in.

Pop Up List of Attachments in a Thread
The paperclip icon that denotes whether a thread contains attachments is now clickable in the forum view. It will pop up a window that shows a list of all the attachments in the specified thread, including file size and number of views.

Full BCC Support in Private Messages
Like in an email, BCC (blind carbon-copy) allows you to hide the full list of recipients from each recipient. In previous versions of the Fan Forum, the "to" field acted like a BCC field. Now, the "to" field acts like the field in an email; each recipient will see all the names in the "to" field.

Thanks for your cooperation and enjoy

David & Shirean
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Old Aug-18-2006, 7:18 PM
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Just a reminder to all about our Scheduled Maintenance - Saturday, August 19th, 2006 at 3:00PM EST (12:00PM PST/8:00PM GMT/9:00PM CET) we will be performing an upgrade to the Fan Forum software.

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Old Aug-20-2006, 4:20 AM
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Thumbs up Upgrade & Maintenance completed...

We completed our scheduled maintenance period yesterday evening.

We upgraded the Fan Forum to the latest & greatest code which adds a few new features that you might now notice! See our earlier post for some info. on some of those. We've attached a rather larger demo movie to highlight a couple of them. The quality of the movie is not that great - but it'll give you a better idea of how some of these new features work - runtime is just under 10 minutes.

In addition to the upgrade, we went ahead and deleted a bunch of inactive forum accounts as we said we would do. If by chance, you are reading this and are unable to login, it will be because your account was deleted. You can simply re-register to get full access - but please try and join-in next time around and don't be a lurker

Thanks and enjoy the new stuff

Cheers,
David & Shirean
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