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    Default Board upgrade complete (nearly!!)

    Hi folks:

    Apologies for the long downtime yesterday; a programme I use to install updates to the board software failed to work on one upgrade and therefore my attempts to get the two upgrades needed failed. I tried to then undo the installs to see if I could get back to where we were but also realised I could just do a clean install of the latest software -- IF I could figure out how to reconnect to the old database and so on.

    If worse came to worse I did have a recent board backup -- and for a while it was looking pretty scary -- just a tad over my head in other words! One of the recent upgrades was just incredibly complex, requiring several hours of work to install by hand, and dozens of files. I was very worried I'd miss just one bit of code and it would all go haywire (though as noted I had the backup anyway).

    I went to bed at 3:30 this morning thinking through the options. This morning I started in again and did the clean install, which took some time as I always need to read everything -- which is several documents relating to different aspects of this process -- numerous times to be sure I felt able to do the task at hand.

    I am delighted to say the board is more or less back and fully up to date now. I have to add back in some minor things -- a modification that auto-resizes avatars for example and the smilies aren't working at the moment but that can be fixed. The clean install of the latest full version of the board should make it run very smoothly. It is always better to work from fresh code than upgraded code! There's also an update coming out soon anyway so I am happoier to be starting with the latests fresh version and not something I have updated 9 times, which would have been the case. That's far more than anyone probably cares to know but someone might be interested in the details of my recent misery.

    Hopefully I'll have done the rest of these things later today.

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    OK smilies working...
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    Yippeeeeee - thanks for doing this Karlin.... I missed having it this morning.

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    I know what you mean Claire I missed it too !!!

    Glad to have you all back.....

    Thanks for all the work Karlin ....

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    Hmmm having problems installing a programme to auto resize avatars. If I can't get something owrking, I'll have to require resizes from people or have people upload their avatars and I'll store them on the site and resize myself. I'\ll let people know; in the meantime if you have an avatar that is now coming up really large, perhaps ypu can go resize it down on your host site to something not larger than about 2 inches in width or 120 pixels?
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    Thanks for all your hardwork Karlin, it's very much appreciated...don't know what we'd do without the board now :cry:
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    I'm sure you'd find more productive things to do!

    I'm just glad to see it running again; there's nothing more dismal than just getting error messages and not knowing what is wrong.

    I am working on getting the avatar resize sorted.
    Karlin
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    karlin all your hard work is very much appreciated. Thankyou so much.
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    Adding my thanks too, Karlin for all of your hard work. Without people like you who willingly give up their time we would not be able to enjoy each other's company.
    Thanks again Julie and the girls

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    A big thanks from me too. Your hard work is really appreciated by so many.
    Angela & Joey

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