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Iamtdg

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If you can see this I am changing forum software. I am fucking done with vBulletin. I have zero clue what the new software looks like, but at this point I really don't give a shit. This new company has 24/7 support (versus Mon-Fri 8-5 support), plus they can migrate content, settings, header, user accounts and everything. It also is only $72 a year, so it will be cheaper than what we have been paying. They said it could take up to 24 hours to migrate so the board may go down some in that 24 hour period.
 

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Yeah this thing is still running like crap. Hope they get it fixed before tonight. Otherwise it looks like I'll be off from posting during the game.
 

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Still waiting on vBulletin. I got all of the error logs to them, so they should have a good road map to fix it.
 

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Mine is working....only glitch I have is when first going to the site I am logged in as various people, but once in the main forum I’m back to Milti and stay Milti. Sooooo
 

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Mine still isn't working at times. Tried to post something earlier and it wanted me to enter LT Fan's password.

I guess Murray>Emmitt wasn't it.
 

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Mine still isn't working at times. Tried to post something earlier and it wanted me to enter LT Fan's password.

I guess Murray>Emmitt wasn't it.
Yeah, they are still working on it. I haven't gotten a reply back from their tech guy yet. If I don't hear anything today, I'm calling and ripping the customer service manager again. This is bullshit.
 

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Also, for now, if you're having trouble seeing posts, click on the first page of the thread and then click on the last. The posts should show up for you that way. It's just a small workaround for now until they get this shit fixed.
 

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The best thing Dooms did, besides running off Middy, was switch to XenForo. It's miles better than vBulletin.
That's one of the software companies I have looked at switching to, but so far it looks like it would be really expensive to import all of our content into their software. They do have an installer that is much cheaper, but it only supports up to VB 5.3 and we're on 5.5.
 

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Speaking of if we want to switch to XenForo, it would be right about $200 for their license plus installation. I would then have to run an importer (which isn't impossible, I just have no experience with it) which is free. It all depends on whether they can support an import from VB 5.5. I might be able to roll us back to 5.3 to make it happen.

What does everyone think?
 

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A few things about XenForo:
  • Social Engagement


    Keep your users coming back by letting them earn trophies for reaching milestones. An intuitive "like" system makes users feel appreciated for their contributions, while integration with Facebook allows easy registration and sharing.
  • Recent Activity Stream


    Allow people to easily see all the recent happenings on your forum, beyond just the messages posted. Members can follow each other to get their own personalized news feed showing the content they want to see.
  • Alerts


    Make it easy for users to stay up to date with updates that are applicable to them. They'll receive alerts when someone quotes their post or responds to a status update, when they receive a new trophy, and more.
  • SEO Built-in


    With XenForo there is no need to pay more for your search engine optimization needs. Human-readable URLs, semantic HTML with embedded microdata, and many more SEO features are present in the very core of the system.
 

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We can pass the hat around to help you defray the cost. Kristie will kick in a few bucks from her sex cam.
 

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We can pass the hat around to help you defray the cost. Kristie will kick in a few bucks from her sex cam.
We really need someone who know what they are doing to do the install and import. I have read up on it and it doesn't look overly complicated, but it is over my head.
 

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Just got a reply from them and they said they can support VB 5.5, so we could actually make the move at any time. Anyone have Dooms' contact info? :unsure
 

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added bonus: easier for ree-tards like dbair to upload photos
 

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Just got a reply from them and they said they can support VB 5.5, so we could actually make the move at any time. Anyone have Dooms' contact info? :unsure
I do, but I get an error message when I try to send you a PM with his real name and email address. Maybe send him a PM over at DCU.
 

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Just talked to Unc and it looks like we will most likely be moving to XenForo. We have enough money in our paypal account to pay for the license, so no need to pass the plate just yet. Just to give you an example of a site powered by XF, go to https://forum.snipershide.com/.
 

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I have now found a guy (thanks to bbgun and Dooms) that can do the migration for us. It will come at a cost, but we know it will be done well. I have read around about this guy and he has quite a reputation for doing these well. We do have about $260 in our PayPal account. The license and installation of XenForo will be $210. This guys will migrate all of our content from start to finish for $135. We may want him to migrate other stuff (addons and whatnot) which would be an additional fee. So, I am passing the plate. Looks like we need at least $85 to get everything moved.
 

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I have now found a guy (thanks to bbgun and Dooms) that can do the migration for us. It will come at a cost, but we know it will be done well. I have read around about this guy and he has quite a reputation for doing these well. We do have about $260 in our PayPal account. The license and installation of XenForo will be $210. This guys will migrate all of our content from start to finish for $135. We may want him to migrate other stuff (addons and whatnot) which would be an additional fee. So, I am passing the plate. Looks like we need at least $85 to get everything moved.
Donation sent.
 

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Oh, by the way, the guy that does the migration also includes the installation, so that saves us 50 bucks. We probably need to throw that $50 into either addons or importing our theme/style, so the board come out of production looking decent and not brand new.
 

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Where do we send donations again? I can't find the link button.

N/M... found it.
 

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Oh, by the way, the guy that does the migration also includes the installation, so that saves us 50 bucks. We probably need to throw that $50 into either addons or importing our theme/style, so the board come out of production looking decent and not brand new.
A new banner perhaps?
 

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I did get some advice from the guy I'm working with on the migration. He gave me a possible bandaid fix until we can get everything migrated over. Let me know if it continues to show logged in as someone else. We are making the migration regardless, but maybe this will make the site a little more bearable until then.
 

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License purchased and over to the guy doing the migration. We still don't quite have enough to pay for his services, but we have a little time as he said we can pay him when it is done. If no one else donates, I will just pay it out of my own bank account.
 

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License purchased and over to the guy doing the migration. We still don't quite have enough to pay for his services, but we have a little time as he said we can pay him when it is done. If no one else donates, I will just pay it out of my own bank account.
How much money are you short?
 

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How much money are you short?
I think we may have the install and migration costs covered. I have seen some rumblings about wanting to get the banner updated. I have found someone to do it but haven't asked costs just yet. Hold onto your cash until we get to that point?
 
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