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Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:21 am
by Seripmav
Saturday the 6th, our website and forum will be coming down for some "special" maintenance.

The work will start during the morning and (hopefully) will be done by noon; but if something goes haywire it could spill into the afternoon, or heck, all weekend. If your are giving out our website to anyone at Half-Day Game Day please tell them that.

Please keep your links directed to our home page of http://www.polyhedralunderground.com. Your current links to the forum will not work after tomorrow (hopefully).

:computer: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:45 am
by Skittlebrau
phpBB3 time?

Re: re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:28 am
by Seripmav
Skittlebrau wrote:phpBB3 time?
If only it were just that, or I was a lot less lazy. However, you do get a cookie for being technically, if not totally, correct.

re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:34 pm
by Skittlebrau
SWEET! I'll take a snickerdoodle please. and NOT just because they are tasty, but because it is super fun to say SNIKERDOODLE!

Try to say it without smiling. Especially in public places.

re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:24 pm
by Digga D!
haha. You crack me up, man. It's like you think of the best thing to say "when given a cookie reference" months before and all that time to gestate the perfect response.

Re: re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:33 pm
by Seripmav
Seripmav wrote: If only it were just that, or I was a lot less lazy.
Hmm well that certainly was unclear. What I meant to say is that Lartarin is doing all the heavy lifting, while I hemmed and hawed for weeks on end (ok months *cough*).

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:06 am
by Lartarin
The major upgrade should now be complete, however we will continue to keep making small changes.

If you have any issues, please let us know

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:06 pm
by Skittlebrau
I likes. a bit dark, but I likes.

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:36 pm
by Lartarin
Skittlebrau wrote:I likes. a bit dark, but I likes.
Thanks! We will be adding more styles, so you will be able to pick and choose what you like.

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:18 am
by Guardtroll
All this glitz, and I can still access it at work.

Bravo!

Since our old forum site my still be the link for other websites, can we change that to an auto link to this page? Or is that a tricksy way to keep the spam-bots away? :stoopyd:

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:09 am
by Seripmav
Lartarin wrote:
Skittlebrau wrote:I likes. a bit dark, but I likes.
Thanks! We will be adding more styles, so you will be able to pick and choose what you like.
Yeah that was the first one I grabbed. Just for you Skit we'll be adding some cool purple ones!

If anyone wants, the original type style is available. Just select it in your User Control Panel under Board Preferances.
Guardtroll wrote:All this glitz, and I can still access it at work.

Bravo!

Since our old forum site my still be the link for other websites, can we change that to an auto link to this page? Or is that a tricksy way to keep the spam-bots away? :stoopyd:
Not a bad idea GT (I guess it depends on what Lartarin has to say) and I hope you'll be directing people to www.polyhedralunderground.com from now on. The constantly changing RSS feeds and quick news selected from some of the forums really make our front page a dynamic website now.

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:53 am
by Skittlebrau
Yeah, it looks pretty swank with all the info. Now if U can figure out how to add stuff to the events calendar....

As far as the purple goes, thanks for that:) But I do notice one flaw, with every one having colored names based on groups, I will have a purple name in less than a month, but I won't be encouraged to donate any money and get stuck with a silly baby blue name....
:-"

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:20 pm
by Lartarin
Guardtroll wrote:All this glitz, and I can still access it at work.

Bravo!

Since our old forum site my still be the link for other websites, can we change that to an auto link to this page? Or is that a tricksy way to keep the spam-bots away? :stoopyd:
I'd rather not have an auto-transer, because people will just keep going to the old site. Right now the temp page is still up from when I was doing the upgrade and I did add the front URL at the bottom. If you wanted to see: phpBB2/ That should be good enough for now, but I will put up something more permanent.

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:08 pm
by Guardtroll
The top still says;

Please be patient while we make our next move!

Polyhedral Underground will return shortly.


We might want to remove that part.



That'll teach me to make stupid faces at a camera.

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:13 pm
by Seripmav
Skittlebrau wrote:Yeah, it looks pretty swank with all the info. Now if U can figure out how to add stuff to the events calendar....

As far as the purple goes, thanks for that:) But I do notice one flaw, with every one having colored names based on groups, I will have a purple name in less than a month, but I won't be encouraged to donate any money and get stuck with a silly baby blue name....
:-"

Couple of things:

1. Benefactors can add stuff to the Calendar. 2. They are currently blue only because they are supposed to be orange and I happened to pick the only style that the orange blended on when I grabbed one ](*,) . 3. Benefactor rules have not been finalized. 4. The group that is currently on the Benefactor list was simply grabbed from an existing group. 5. If you qualify for both Polyhedarians and Benefactors but would like to be known as a Polyhedarian I believe that can be arranged.

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:24 pm
by Lartarin
Guardtroll wrote:The top still says;

Please be patient while we make our next move!

Polyhedral Underground will return shortly.


We might want to remove that part.
That'll teach me to make stupid faces at a camera.
Yeah, that was just a temporary fix. I have now turned our '404 page not found' into a notification to go to our main page. So, any bad link out in the wild will be prompted to go to our main page. Give it a try! whatevertheheckyouwant/

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:54 am
by Seripmav
That... is AWESOME!

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:36 am
by Skittlebrau
OK. You win the Poly-U. BEST. 404 ERROR. EVER.
:thumbright: :thumbleft: :thumbright: :thumbleft: :thumbright: :thumbleft:

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:57 am
by Seripmav
SB - I added a super duper purple WoW style just for you! There's also another one I liked that I will add sometime.

If anyone would like to just "test" the styles, all you need to do is be logged in and use the style select on the right side of the Portal. I'll be adding more as we go.

Re: Website downtime Saturday September 6th

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:02 am
by Guardtroll
Lartarin wrote:Yeah, that was just a temporary fix. I have now turned our '404 page not found' into a notification to go to our main page. So, any bad link out in the wild will be prompted to go to our main page. Give it a try! whatevertheheckyouwant/

GT likes.... We could always use more cheese dip!