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SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:03 pm

The site will be offline this evening, Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) to update the forum software. This is a maintenance update.

I expect the update to take less than 1 hour.

(This thread is posted in the Forum Issues and Administration forum, but appears in all forums.)
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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by Watty » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks for all your work with this site. :beer

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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by aspirit » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:20 pm

Watty wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:06 pm
Thanks for all your work with this site. :beer
8-) Thx-x2 for your efforts and results LGeek!
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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:39 pm

You're welcome.

For the record, it's not just me. The upgrade is done together with site owner and server admin, mingstar.
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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by VictoriaF » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:44 pm

How dare you to put the Forum off-line at 9pm when the discussions are at their peak! Can't you do the maintenance between 2am and 4am when we sleep?

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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by dknightd » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:48 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:44 pm
How dare you to put the Forum off-line at 9pm when the discussions are at their peak! Can't you do the maintenance between 2am and 4am when we sleep?

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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by dodecahedron » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:50 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:44 pm
How dare you to put the Forum off-line at 9pm when the discussions are at their peak! Can't you do the maintenance between 2am and 4am when we sleep?

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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by dknightd » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:50 pm

I hope the upgrade goes well. Thanks for the advance notice. Thanks for everything you and others do here.

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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:57 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:50 pm
I believe the site maintenance is done by pro bono volunteers. It is not reasonable to expect them to give up a good nightś sleep for this.

Thanks for all the unglamorous but necessary behind the scenes work.
Yes, everyone is a volunteer here. This update is scheduled when we have available time.

I recommend anyone composing a long post to copy-n-paste the content into a text editor, such as notepad.

If that wasn't done - The post content is saved in your browser's history. If we go offline while you're in the middle of a post, just hit your browser's back button. The content should be there. Then, save it to notepad and wait for the forum to return.

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Even if we weren't upgrading, it's good practice to save a long post in a text editor. There's always a risk you could accidentally close your browser and the content would be lost.
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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by abuss368 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:02 pm

Thank you for all the time and support provided to make this the best website on the net!
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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:16 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:44 pm
How dare you to put the Forum off-line at 9pm when the discussions are at their peak! Can't you do the maintenance between 2am and 4am when we sleep?

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This forum reaches world-wide. It's 2am - 4am in Europe, so I don't see this as a problem. :)

(Update: Yes, VictoriaF did intend this as a joke.)
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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by ResearchMed » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:20 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:50 pm
VictoriaF wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:44 pm
How dare you to put the Forum off-line at 9pm when the discussions are at their peak! Can't you do the maintenance between 2am and 4am when we sleep?

Victoria
I believe the site maintenance is done by pro bono volunteers. It is not reasonable to expect them to give up a good nightś sleep for this.

Thanks for all the unglamorous but necessary behind the scenes work.
I'm pretty sure that Victoria was making a joke.

All or almost all of us (or anyone not "new" here) recognize how much we all depend upon some very dedicated and generous volunteers so that we can benefit from this forum.

And... thanks again to all of those who are involved.
It's very special, both in content and in civility!

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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by jehovasfitness » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:24 pm

When I make bad financial decisions at 9pm I can now blame the update

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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:52 pm

Final bump for visibility.
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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by celia » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:57 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Final bump for visibility.
Just checking in. Why does this thread need visibility? I assume this thread will go down with the rest of the sight.

OH, well.

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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:19 pm

The update is a success, we're back!

The forum software has been updated from phpBB 3.2.2 to 3.2.3, which is a maintenance release.

There is one change visible to readers:
More visible links to privacy policy and terms - Links to privacy policy and terms of use are prominently displayed in the footer.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and note the new entries under our disclaimer:
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Re: SITE OFFLINE Wednesday, 9:00 PM Eastern (01:00 UTC) - software upgrade

Post by Nestegg_User » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:40 pm

jehovasfitness wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:24 pm
When I make bad financial decisions at 9pm I can now blame the update
.....hmmm, 6 p.m. for us west coaster retirees

glad it’s back up

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