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  • Advanced warning - we're upgrading the forum

    At long last the DPNow forum will be brought right up to date. I will start the work on Sunday.


    The new forum will be similar in many ways but different in other fundamental areas.


    Plusses include:


    • Modernised user interface
    • Cleaner look
    • Smartphone and tablet device friendly
    • Additional features
    • More secure
    • No more lost posts as the post editor saves as you type.
    • Better video handling
    • Better integration with social media



    A few qualitative minuses:


    • The Gallery will close. This is because the server will upgrade to a later version of PHP which the (now unsupported) gallery software is incompatible with. However, the forum itself has good image posting facilities. Images posted to the forum from the gallery will remain visible in posts. I will provide detailed instructions on how to use the new image posting tools.

    • The 'Thanks' function will disappear (for now). Unfortunately, this modification is not supported by the new software. The 'Like' function remains, however.



    The work on Sunday (10th November) will mean the forum will be unavailable for several hours and could be up and down for short periods after that.


    To start with the forum will look generic but over time I will customise its look. Some extra functionality may be added over time.


    If you have any questions about the new forum - please let me know


    Thanks,


    Ian
    Founder/editor
    Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com)
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
    Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/

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    Re: Advanced warning - we're upgrading the forum

    All sounds very positive and reassuring, Ian.

    Looking forward to the newly updated forum !

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    • #3
      Re: Advanced warning - we're upgrading the forum

      Verty good to hear. Looking forward to the new features.
      If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much room.
      GoldenYearsGeek.com

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      • #4
        Re: Advanced warning - we're upgrading the forum

        I'm looking at starting on this mid-afternoon after I have done some chores


        So that's around 3PM GMT (I guess 10AM East Coast?)


        It will take a couple of hours - hopefully not more - to get the new forum up and running.


        Ian
        Founder/editor
        Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com)
        Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
        Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
        Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/

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        • #5
          Re: Advanced warning - we're upgrading the forum

          Update - it looks like some other configuration needs to be done first, sorry!


          So I will be returning to this tomorrow morning (UK) time. Between now and then the forum will remain open.


          Ian
          Founder/editor
          Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com)
          Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
          Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
          Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/

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          • #6
            Re: Advanced warning - we're upgrading the forum

            No rush. Thanks for the update.

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