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#1 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 20th, 2018, 4:37 pm

Folks,

We've grown so much over the years, and yet we're still operating on outdated forum software, as I've had so many customizations over the years that it was impossible to upgrade to the newest versions. I'm going big and amending all those customizations so that I can keep this software at peak performance, and because we have one of the largest forums (2.4million posts) of any running this software, it's a big undertaking.

I'll keep folks updated on this thread when we know timing, as it will be important to have announcements of the downtime that will result. We'll probably be completely down for 24-48 hours because of the size of our database, and all the final development and design of the new site will be done on a 'ghost' site to make sure it is correct before going live.

Know that we'll have a more feature-rich forum when it's all done, as I haven't been able to offer the newest features of this software without upgrading it overall. I'll be changing up the BerserkerBusiness program, and hopefully setting up some really advanced features that can include shopping quick-links (for non-Subscribers, most likely). I'll be upgrading everything from the TLS to the software to the server OS, so we'll start our 11th year bigger, badder, and better than ever!!!
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#2 Post by R. Frankel » June 20th, 2018, 6:05 pm

Awesome! Thanks for your dedication Todd. I know how big a job these upgrades can be.
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#3 Post by Nola Palomar » June 20th, 2018, 6:32 pm

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#4 Post by ky1em!ttskus » June 20th, 2018, 6:34 pm

48 hours?!?!

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#5 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 20th, 2018, 7:28 pm

ky1em!ttskus wrote:48 hours?!?!
I know, and that's assuming there are no issues! That's why I'm giving as much warning as possible. Perhaps various WB support groups can form in major metropolitan areas to help with the coping.
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#6 Post by Craig G » June 20th, 2018, 7:46 pm

If you really want to impress us, do a huge overhaul and make The Wine Advocate pay for it!
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#7 Post by Brian Tuite » June 20th, 2018, 7:52 pm

ky1em!ttskus wrote:48 hours?!?!
Plan to take the better part of a week off.
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#8 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 20th, 2018, 8:24 pm

Craig G wrote:If you really want to impress us, do a huge overhaul and make The Wine Advocate pay for it!
That sounds like a GREAT idea!!!
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#9 Post by Craig G » June 20th, 2018, 8:41 pm

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#10 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » June 20th, 2018, 10:47 pm

Good news. Love this site and the community, thanks for all the work to keep it going.
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#11 Post by Jim F » June 21st, 2018, 5:30 am

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#12 Post by Eric LeVine » June 21st, 2018, 6:42 am

I am pretty sure that the CT-posting will break. Let us know what we need to do and if there is a way for us to test...
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#13 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 21st, 2018, 8:49 am

Eric LeVine wrote:I am pretty sure that the CT-posting will break. Let us know what we need to do and if there is a way for us to test...
Of course, you'll be on the short list for immediate integration!
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#14 Post by Dan Hammer » June 21st, 2018, 11:24 am

I never cared for the Flyertalk upgrades, but they always turned out for the best.
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#15 Post by Jim Brennan » June 21st, 2018, 11:26 am

Will it work with Edge?

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#16 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 21st, 2018, 11:34 am

Dan Hammer wrote:I never cared for the Flyertalk upgrades, but they always turned out for the best.
As my parents (and many Midwesterners) like to say...'change is bad'.
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#17 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 21st, 2018, 11:35 am

Poll posted here on two possible designs: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vi ... 5&t=152219
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#18 Post by Paul Miller » June 21st, 2018, 11:39 am

Terrific. Something political will happen, and we'll have no place to gripe about it for 2 days.

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#19 Post by Todd Hamina » June 22nd, 2018, 12:31 pm

How massive is it?
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#20 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 22nd, 2018, 12:42 pm

Todd Hamina wrote:How massive is it?
A.L.L.

C.A.P.S.

For realz, that massive
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#22 Post by lleichtman » June 22nd, 2018, 2:05 pm

Thanks for the good work Todd. Whatever will we do without WB for 48 hours. Drinking is in order! [snort.gif]
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#23 Post by Todd Hamina » June 22nd, 2018, 4:10 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Todd Hamina wrote:How massive is it?
A.L.L.

C.A.P.S.

For realz, that massive
Oh my.
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#24 Post by Matthew Brown » June 22nd, 2018, 6:52 pm

As long as we FINALLY get that thread search function we've been wanting for years, I'm good.
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#25 Post by c fu » June 24th, 2018, 6:17 pm

Finally. I can ban with a single click of the button.
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#26 Post by Mattstolz » June 25th, 2018, 5:31 am

I'm a 93 on this

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#27 Post by David Glasser » June 25th, 2018, 8:20 am

Mattstolz wrote:I'm a 93 on this
Can we have an autocorrect function that converts all scores to 93 points? [wink.gif]

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#28 Post by B Thorne » June 25th, 2018, 8:54 pm

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#29 Post by Jorge Henriquez » June 25th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Mattstolz wrote:I'm a 93 on this
93+
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#30 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » June 25th, 2018, 9:56 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Dan Hammer wrote:I never cared for the Flyertalk upgrades, but they always turned out for the best.
As my parents (and many Midwesterners) like to say...'change is bad'.
+1 from the Pacific Northwest.

WB is fantastic, and I really appreciate all of the hard work(even though the vast majority of it is over my head)!

Looks like Hamina and I will have to get together and do our smack talk in person for a couple of days. That should be fun... ;)
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#31 Post by Todd Hamina » June 25th, 2018, 10:47 pm

Easier for you, I use fewer words Goodfellow.
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#32 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » June 26th, 2018, 12:42 am

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#33 Post by Drew Goin » June 26th, 2018, 1:36 am

Thanks for all you do, and I look forward to what "The Toddfather" delivers in the near future!!! :)

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#34 Post by Roy Piper » June 26th, 2018, 9:01 pm

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#35 Post by Neal.Mollen » June 27th, 2018, 1:32 pm

Will I finally be able to read the board on my Palm Pilot?

BTW, what is with the embedded links when someone types "wine" that direct you to an ad (a cigar store eg)?
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#36 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 27th, 2018, 1:33 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:Will I finally be able to read the board on my Palm Pilot?

BTW, what is with the embedded links when someone types "wine" that direct you to an ad (a cigar store eg)?
It's being fixed, slowly - should be all set by this evening.
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#37 Post by Neal.Mollen » June 27th, 2018, 1:35 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Neal.Mollen wrote:Will I finally be able to read the board on my Palm Pilot?

BTW, what is with the embedded links when someone types "wine" that direct you to an ad (a cigar store eg)?
It's being fixed, slowly - should be all set by this evening.
Palm Pilot functionality? Wahoo!
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#38 Post by Warren Taranow » June 27th, 2018, 7:28 pm

Craig G wrote:If you really want to impress us, do a huge overhaul and make The Wine Advocate pay for it!
Build a firewall and make Mexico pay for it.
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#39 Post by Dylan D Provencher » June 27th, 2018, 7:41 pm

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#41 Post by Neal.Mollen » June 28th, 2018, 1:23 pm

Warren Taranow wrote:
Craig G wrote:If you really want to impress us, do a huge overhaul and make The Wine Advocate pay for it!
Build a firewall and make Mexico pay for it.
LOL
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#42 Post by cjsavino » June 30th, 2018, 7:34 am

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#43 Post by jdietz » June 30th, 2018, 9:00 am

Congrats, big guy, on all your work and success with WB!
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#44 Post by Todd Hamina » June 30th, 2018, 9:11 am

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#45 Post by Jeff Vaughan » June 30th, 2018, 7:07 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote: We'll probably be completely down for 24-48 hours
My wife will be thrilled when she hears this!
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#46 Post by Rick Smith » July 2nd, 2018, 2:36 pm

Are we finally getting rid of the Wine Talk forum?

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#47 Post by Markus S » July 2nd, 2018, 6:14 pm

I'll still never get your avatar.
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#48 Post by Mark Y » July 3rd, 2018, 7:23 am

When is this overhaul tentatively scheduled for?
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#49 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 4th, 2018, 8:51 am

Jeff Vaughan wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote: We'll probably be completely down for 24-48 hours
My wife will be thrilled when she hears this!
Mine is dreading it. We may actually have to talk
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#50 Post by Todd F r e n c h » July 4th, 2018, 10:18 am

Mark Y wrote:When is this overhaul tentatively scheduled for?
Tentatively starting this month, finish August - working on figuring out the mobile theme, as the one we have is not transferrable to the new software. Will be setting up a trial site to fine tun and will be posting updates as I have them.
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