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Hi all,

You may have noticed (*ahem*) that the forum has been a bit creaky lately.

Speaking to Shorty we have figured it is high time we a) move to a new server and b) update the forum which we've let slide.

There's no guarantee that it will fix everything (or even anything), but it is certainly worth a short.

He's playing around with a different instance at the moment and sent me a link and it is certainly snappier.

However as the forum software has updated the design is a little different. Nothing huge, just a modified/updated design. We've agreed that we think its best if we just do the upgrade and release it and then tweak things afterwards due to the speed issues we're currently facing.

We don't currently know exactly when it will take place but we will try and do it soon, just dealing with some admin stuff beforehand and obviously it needs to fit around other demands on Shorty's time.

It will also involve some downtime but we'll try and keep that to a minimum.

I will keep everyone updated and do appreciate people's patience during this slowpoke period.

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New server, new OS and new forum software all seemed to spin up and migrate quite smoothly in testing. The roadblock we've actually hit is more to do with a third-party service that has some sort of painful reset to its billing cycle that's keeping us locked out of an important step for a few days. Once we're over that hurdle I'll bring the forum down late-ish one evening so that no content is lost in the transfer. Then it'll be a case of "once you can see the new (basically temporary/unthemed) look, you're on the new server".

In all honesty this is a bit of a "clean slate" approach as opposed to digging in and working out what was going wrong in the first place, but that should put is in a more futureproof state, even if a little is lost and has to be figured out again along the way.

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Can't come a moment too soon! The poor old thing is creaking at the seams.

As long as I get to keep my smilies, and can still read the old archived posts, I'll be haps :hehe:

Thanks for all your hard work :peace:

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Thanks guys for getting this sorted, it's really appreciated :peace: especially the transparency around this stuff! 

With the issues in recent weeks, I'm still just glad everything seemed to run super smoothly when the Direct was on last week! There's nothing quite like the reactions of N-E in a live Direct thread :D 

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For the like... 2 people still using it ( @Sheikah @bob ?) - I'm sorry to say that Tapatalk won't work after the forum is updated. They have shown no interest in updating the plugin to work on 4.7 from what I can gather. On the plus side, the latest version of the software works smoothly as a progressive web app - i.e. it should feel close to an app experience on the web.

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For the like... 2 people still using it ( [mention=2464]Sheikah[/mention] [mention=229]bob[/mention] ?) - I'm sorry to say that Tapatalk won't work after the forum is updated. They have shown no interest in updating the plugin to work on 4.7 from what I can gather. On the plus side, the latest version of the software works smoothly as a progressive web app - i.e. it should feel close to an app experience on the web.
Ahhh. That's a shame. I still use it and haven't encountered the issue before like bob mentioned where there were ads/problems.
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18 hours ago, Shorty said:

For the like... 2 people still using it ( @Sheikah @bob ?) - I'm sorry to say that Tapatalk won't work after the forum is updated. They have shown no interest in updating the plugin to work on 4.7 from what I can gather. On the plus side, the latest version of the software works smoothly as a progressive web app - i.e. it should feel close to an app experience on the web.

That's ok, I finally deleted it last week. I've been using the web version of the website ever since Tapatalk started introducing unskippable video ads, which was the final straw. 

 

I feel like an abused spouse who's finally managed to break free from their ex.

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7 hours ago, bob said:

That's ok, I finally deleted it last week. I've been using the web version of the website ever since Tapatalk started introducing unskippable video ads, which was the final straw. 

 

I feel like an abused spouse who's finally managed to break free from their ex.

Ah but now you've told us how we can defeat you!

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Sorry to say that I had an unsuccessful attempt at upgrading the forum this evening, not sure what the issue was really but backing up the db here did not behave itself the way it did during the test run. After a lot of attempts it just started to get a bit late. I'll give it another shot soon.

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This post was recognized by Ashley!

Shorty was awarded the badge 'Superstar' and 10 points.

Well, if you're here and reading this, you're looking at the new forums :peace:

I imagine there'll be some kinks to work out, but for now, I rest.

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Posted (edited)

Woah! We’re like, all hip & modern & swish now innit! :D

That being said though…

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Saying that we represent Europe in all of its totality is probably a tad presumptive ;)

Edit: Oh wait, never mind, fixed already! That was proper fast! :D

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Posted (edited)
2 minutes ago, Shorty said:

Well, if you're here and reading this, you're looking at the new forums :peace:

I imagine there'll be some kinks to work out, but for now, I rest.

Literally just logged in – looks lovely! Thanks so much for getting it sorted Shorty :peace:

Can see that tweets from X are embedding nicely now too, sweet! :D

@Dcubed I saw the same, and our views here are 100% representative of the entirety of Europe, idk what you're talking about. Who knew that the majority of Europe hated Breath of the Wild?! :p

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1 minute ago, Shorty said:

I can't believe two people managed to screenshot and send me the white-text-on-white BG header in the 20 seconds it took me to fix it 😝

It’s a feature, not a bug ;)

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1 minute ago, Shorty said:

I can't believe two people managed to screenshot and send me the white-text-on-white BG header in the 20 seconds it took me to fix it 😝

The funniest part to me is just how perfectly centred 'Europe' is...are we sure you weren't making a statement? :p

H-o-T is purple now. All that grinding paid off and he evolved! :D

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6 minutes ago, Julius said:

Literally just logged in – looks lovely! Thanks so much for getting it sorted Shorty :peace:

Can see that tweets from X are embedding nicely now too, sweet! :D

@Dcubed I saw the same, and our views here are 100% representative of the entirety of Europe, idk what you're talking about. Who knew that the majority of Europe hated Breath of the Wild?! :p

Oh that saves me figuring out how to embed X posts which to be honest I forgot I said I would do!

5 minutes ago, Shorty said:

I can't believe two people managed to screenshot and send me the white-text-on-white BG header in the 20 seconds it took me to fix it 😝

 

3 minutes ago, Dcubed said:

It’s a feature, not a bug ;)

Oh no I was definitely bugging him.

2 minutes ago, Julius said:

The funniest part to me is just how perfectly centred 'Europe' is...are we sure you weren't making a statement? :p

H-o-T is purple now. All that grinding paid off and he evolved! :D

We actually have pivoted to being a fan site for the band famous for 'The Final Countdown'. Did we not mention?

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9 minutes ago, Ike said:

The new forum has badges, how long will it take for @Hero-of-Time to get them all?

I just got a pop-up for that, and immediately came here to make that same joke.

But yeah, very swish update, thanks for the hard work, you guys!

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14 minutes ago, Ike said:

The new forum has badges, how long will it take for @Hero-of-Time to get them all?

 

4 minutes ago, Glen-i said:

I just got a pop-up for that, and immediately came here to make that same joke.

I've been on here for YEARS. I demand an autopop platinum badge. :D

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