We are being upgraded (see above message from Peter)

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Catt, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Borrowed this from Sumpter 250 cause he says it so nicely.:D

    We are beginning a major upgrade of the site. there is the possibility that there may be some problems, after the upgrade is completed. Changes in code, may cause some things to become "missing", and some links may have to be re-established by the members who posted them.
    There is a "group" site where information, and back up communication (if needed) will be available to help resolve any issues that occur. We have a Gauge Google Group. Those that haven't signed up yet should. This may be our only means of communication sometimes if the forum is down or being serviced or updated. Please, if you haven't registered for the Gauge Google group, now is the time to do it. Otherwise you may not know what's going on. No one says we'll know, but this way you at least stand a chance.

    Here's the link: http://groups.google.com/group/The-Gauge

    Bear with us, Your administrators, and moderators, will be working as quickly as possible to get everything back up and running....(yes, even more smoothly) with the new system.
    There is a possibility that links to other gauge posts may not work after the upgrade. If you have used those types of links in your posts, you may want to create "a road map", or at least a "trail of breadcrumbs", to help you restore any lost information.
    We are trying to make this as painless as possible, but I can't promise that there won't be a "twinge" here or there along the way
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    When does this upgrade happen?
    I've seen posts about it for a week now.
    Should we prepare ourselves for a forum appocalypse?
  3. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author Member

    Catt, appreciate the heads up. I will be offline for at least the next week on business travel so if I'm missing don't take it personally.

    If Peter (behind the curtain) is reading this, thanks for all that you do. As you know from my handle I'm a "double dipper" on your boards (one of which has nothing to do with model trains).
  4. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Cannonball ive been wondering the same. Is this a schedualed outage and is there a know date?
  5. Operater

    Operater New Member

    What Happems Now ?

    Hi Catt, April 28th, 07.
    Saturday 11:05 Hrs. M.D.T.

    Ok, A Number of Questuions, TNX:mrgreen: So Basic Questions
    Are. What Happens Now? If I Go to Hobbies - The Gauge
    I Automatically End Up on Hobbies . Thats OK
    for Now. If I Go to Zealot.com say 1st Can I Still Use My "Handle"
    (Operater) & Password etc. to Log In etc.
    Also Where do We Stand Now in Terms Of Posting on
    the Various Gauge Boards, I Post on the N Scale Boards and Misc
    on Other Boards.
    OK, Dumb Questions for Others, But I'm No Computer
    Genious etc so I Trust I'm Not Asking Questions that Others May
    Find Stupid etc:confused:

    Thanks Catt, Thanks Group or Your Time,:-D :mrgreen:

  6. Catt

    Catt Guest

    The information that I have that you can post on any of the forums.I haven't tried to because lately I barel;y have enough time to get to the Gauge let alone the whole place.:(
  7. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Andrew, pretty much everything you can see here is for your use. I have more to add to it as well, as we go along.
  8. dks2855

    dks2855 New Member

    It will be interesting to see if this message is posted. I replied to another thread earlier today, but the message did not appear. So I replied again, still no post. A few hours later, both posts appeared, so I deleted one of them as a duplicate. Both posts promptly disappeared. So, I made a new post, and that one has never appeared, even hours later. So, if this message is received, what the heck is going on???
  9. dks2855

    dks2855 New Member

    Well this is all very odd. I see that my post has appeared here (right away, in fact), so I posted to the other thread again, and nothing has appeared. To make matters even stranger, the thread (which is here: http://forum.zealot.com/t117400/ ) shows two pages of replies, but when I click on page two, it always returns me to page one.

    Methinks serious gremlins are afoot...
  10. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Thanks for the feedback David. As you can see, you've signed on during a transitional time for us. I sure hope you'll hang in there, this is a really great group of people and I'm sure you'll enjoy being a part of this great community. :)
  11. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I'm having trouble with the "go to first unread message" function from the list of new posts.
    But put this on the back burner; it's only an annoyance.
  12. dks2855

    dks2855 New Member

    Well, my post under "You gotta see this!" appeared yesterday evening, then this morning promptly vanished again. I guess I'm jinxed.
  13. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Not sure what you mean, I see two posts from you in that thread.
  14. dks2855

    dks2855 New Member

    Well, something very, very strange is going on. When I posted my previous comment on this thread, there were no posts from me in the other thread. Having just checked again, now there are three! It didn't matter if I refreshed my screen, cleared cache, cookies, history, etc.--the messages just seemed to appear and disappear like ghosts over the course of time.

    I hope I've deleted all of the duplicates, and that things will settle down more now. We'll see...
  15. dks2855

    dks2855 New Member

    OK, this is getting absurd. I just posted a message on the "What has everyone done this weekend?" thread, and it did not appear. I've never seen anything quite like this, except at work, where I'm behind a firewall; right now I'm at home, no firewall, and I have no trouble like this on any other message board (many of which use exactly the same base code as this one). I'm a web developer, and I have no clue what's going on.
  16. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Hi David, I see your post to that thread just fine. :confused:
  17. dks2855

    dks2855 New Member

    Mystery seems to have been solved, as Mr. Day explains:


    No, you are not going crazy. We are as you can tell, in the midst of change. We've upgraded the software and with it came a few defaults that we're adjusting as we go along. You got caught in one of them, some new anti-spam measures. Since you signature contained a link, and you had just started posting here, your first few posts went into the moderation queue waiting for one of us to determine if you were a spammer. We had to "approve" your posts, which I did.

    Sorry for the inconvenience, you should not see this little quirk happen again since we have changes some of the parameters.

    Don Day

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