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Arcana
07-09-2007, 12:11 AM
Well everyone, welcome to the new forum software...I'm sure you've probably seen it before. Its still in flux here, but MOST everything should be here.

I'm still doing some basic configuration stuff, to include color scheme, avatars, attachments, RSS, and the homepage.

Stay tuned and post here if you have any concerns!

Koor
07-09-2007, 01:09 AM
The following errors occurred when this message was submitted:
Arcana has exceeded their stored private messages quota and can not accept further messages until they clear some space.

I was trying to send you a pm, but apparently you haven't alotted yourself much pm space.

Arcana
07-09-2007, 02:17 AM
Yeah...vBulletin counts sent items towards your storage quota apparently. I just emptied my sent items folder and that fixed that problem...I'll look into storage quotas tomorrow. Thanks!

Koor
07-09-2007, 05:58 AM
"Koor
Member
Site Admin"

I'm a Site Admin?!

I don't want any more responsibility!

Arcana
07-09-2007, 08:00 AM
Nice catch! And its fixed...That was a problem with importing the phpbb ranks...no worries.

Intermagus
07-09-2007, 08:27 AM
Slick! Lots of bells and whistles on this system (especially nice to have the attachment system on messages). I'll miss the select theme menu from phpBB, but obviously you had to do what you had to do. I still have spam problems, even after the upgrades I did on my phpBB forums. Thankfully, I did install the toolkit that allows me to mass delete the spammers before they ever get to post their garbage.

I'll be back later today and see what else you've gotten up to lately.

I did notice though the forum default file extensions do not have listed the CC formats. You might want to place adding them on your to-do list.

dfmoss
07-09-2007, 03:43 PM
Love all the features of vBulletin.

However, any chance of the old theme reappearing? I really liked the feel of the old theme - looked like a cartographer's workshop. :)

Good job on the move!

Don

RPMiller
07-09-2007, 04:15 PM
He is working on it currently I believe.

Arcana
07-09-2007, 04:20 PM
Yes, the old theme will definitely be appearing in some shape or form...at least the color scheme and some of the basic layout graphics such as title and background.

I'm also looking into speed issues...I may be running some "optional" settings that are slowing things down, I'll be looking at those over the next few days.

Problem is, this all coincides with me being selected for jury duty, which involved most of today and the trial is scheduled for tomorrow...bleh.

Right now I'm basically letting it kinda run on its own for a bit to see how it performs...we'll see...I'll probably spend most of tomorrow night working on formatting and theme...The rest of the week will be working out speed and compatibility issues, to include RSS feeds and bringing up homepage data.

RPMiller
07-09-2007, 04:43 PM
One of the things you may want to look at is the IP capture. I seem to recall that it was a resource hog on the HERO site. I think they have it log it still for security reasons, but it doesn't display in the posts as it does here.

HandsomeRob
07-09-2007, 05:21 PM
It's intolerably slow for me. What are the benefits of this new system?

Also, you can only see the attachments if you are logged in.

Arcana
07-10-2007, 08:28 AM
Yeah, I noticed that at times yesterday being intolerably slow and all. I think it may be due to the robustness of this software and the fact that I'm on shasred hosting, so during the day I get to fight for server load....last night it was lightning fast. I'll ask my host about it today and see what my options are.

I'll also check tghe attachment permissions, thanks Rob!

Naryt
07-10-2007, 09:11 AM
One of the things you may want to look at is the IP capture. I seem to recall that it was a resource hog on the HERO site. I think they have it log it still for security reasons, but it doesn't display in the posts as it does here.

Actually, that's a standard feature and only the immortals actually see the IP. The rest of us mortals don't actually get bothered with those fiddly details. ;)

RPMiller
07-10-2007, 11:07 AM
Actually, that's a standard feature and only the immortals actually see the IP. The rest of us mortals don't actually get bothered with those fiddly details. ;)
You are correct! I noticed that last night as I was comparing the two sites.

HandsomeRob
07-10-2007, 12:24 PM
Much better now, thanks!

Arcana
07-10-2007, 05:47 PM
Yeah, I don't know what I turned off, but it does seem to be working a little better today. I did optimize the database...maybe that helped?

I'm working on the style and the rss feed now.

Naryt
07-11-2007, 09:34 AM
Yeah, I don't know what I turned off, but it does seem to be working a little better today. I did optimize the database...maybe that helped?

My guess is that's the ticket right there...the difference between optimized and not can often make all the difference in the world. Quick example: My log book application (work) takes five minutes to run a global query but after careful optimization that same query runs in 30 seconds. Guess which setup my operators like better? :cool:

Arcana
07-11-2007, 09:58 AM
Yeah prior to the optimization, server loads were around 30 percent...they're averaging 4 percent now.