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  • #186067
    JaytJayt
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    Hi guys, in a nutshell I have been patching this site up for close on 6 years now. It gets harder each time something goes wrong.

    This forum software hasn’t been updated for 10 years andoads of things aren’t working on it… polls have disappeared for most, new registrations has been down for the past 18 months, and before that was intermittently at best.. so heaven knows how many people have tried to join but couldn’t.

    The front end is extremely clunky now and stuck on a 2011 version that won’t update, so I can’t increase memory capacity, php version nor utilise more modern formats.

    So whilst we are experiencing this quiet patch, I am going to try and move it over to another more modern server and build it in a more up to date platform that can move with the times.

    The reason for me letting you know, is because like any transfer, anything could happen. The front end isn’t as important, but the message boards I hope will still have all the same usernames and passwords, plus even more hopeful of migrating all the old content.

    It will be a different style of message board and I like you will have to learn its capabilities and weaknesses. But hopefully over time it will prove to promote more people joining the site and therefore better banter.

    Can I suggest that you take a note of your username and password, if you can’t remember your password, now is the time to go in to your profile and change it.

    It won’t happen overnight, probably though over the next 2 weeks. If I can create a working test area for you to view first I will try to do that.

    Any comments or advise will be gratefully received.

    As ever I am contactable on editor@cockneylatic.co uk if you don’t want to post here.

    If there are people wanting to register, I can still do it manually, again same email to request.

    But when we move, most issues should be solved, including new registrations.

    FA Cup Winners 2013, sounds good that

    #186075
    horchorc
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    It has served us well over the years and I am sure whatever you do will be appreciated by everyone who uses the site.
    Hopefully it will attract new posters and get some (not all) of the old posters back.
    Keep up the good work, and if we can help in anyway give us a nod.

    #186076
    NuneatonlaticNuneatonlatic
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    One and only cockneylatic and whatever it takes jayt please do it.

    #186077
    runcornfan1978runcornfan1978
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    This is the only forum I use. You do whatever it takes Jay. And hopefully, as horc as mentioned, we will attract new & some of the older posters back.

    #186089
    Tetley BellyTetley Belly
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    Sounds good to me, though I suppose we don’t see the issues going on in the background. I’m sure anything you do will be gratefully used.

    Away a lot, but always watching

    #186215
    Super Stuart BarlowSuper Stuart Barlow
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    Nice on JayT

    #186335
    EdwardsEdwards
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    Hello and yes I’ve logged in. All we need now is some football to talk about, when its safe to play.

    #186340
    JaytJayt
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    OK I am on the third attempt and it looks like all the forum posts have actually migrated here….

    The next step…. can you see if you can log in.. this is just a test site so don’t worry about the look and lack of navigation that works right now…..

    http://www.websiteview.co.uk/message-board/forum/cockney-latic-main-forum/

    Let me know if you can get in, that would mean the usernames and passwords will have migrated too….

    Getting there very slowly

    FA Cup Winners 2013, sounds good that

    #186342
    EdwardsEdwards
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    Hello and yes I could log in. It wouldn’t let me post anything intelligent though.

    #186343
    dnrdnr
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    I got on but could t see an option to login
    Did notice that it had names rather than user names, which is fine by me

    #186344
    dnrdnr
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    I didn’t scroll down enough, sorted

    #186345
    JaytJayt
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    Hello and yes I could log in. It wouldn’t let me post anything intelligent though.

    Leaving yourself wide open there ;) ;)

    FA Cup Winners 2013, sounds good that

    #186346
    JaytJayt
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    I got on but could t see an option to login
    Did notice that it had names rather than user names, which is fine by me

    I think you can go in to your profile and change that, even on here you can click someone’s profile and view their name.

    The good thing about changing over is I can play with it and add features as I learn how to do them…

    I’ll certainly look to get the log in at the top, thanks for that. As I am always logged in and using PC rather than mobile, I didn’t see that.

    FA Cup Winners 2013, sounds good that

    #186347
    Tetley BellyTetley Belly
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    I logged in and posted, check me out.

    Away a lot, but always watching

    #186349
    JaytJayt
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    I logged in and posted, check me out.

    Great and well done you.

    FA Cup Winners 2013, sounds good that

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