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Old 12 June 2011, 08:16   #51
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What was wrong with the old setup?
It was OK, but was starting to fall apart behind the scenes. The previous software version isn't supported any more which left the site vulnerable.

There are various new features, like the gallery, that require the update and it was also looking a bit long in the tooth and was way overdue for tidying up.

A little while ago I was all set to migrate to IPB instead of vBulletin. Just think how much fun that would have been!
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Old 12 June 2011, 08:18   #52
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you are better off now me thinks, what do you think of my smilies
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Old 12 June 2011, 08:22   #53
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I think I might turn them off again . . .
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Old 12 June 2011, 08:58   #54
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I think I might turn them off again . . .
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Old 12 June 2011, 09:17   #55
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Old 12 June 2011, 11:01   #56
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TBH everyone has had a service available for free for years. Nothing in life is free, certainly not forever. If john k did sell, good on him, he ran it for free for years and it probably got too big for him, fair enough. Sell it on to someone who can take it to the next step for everyone. It will cost, but thats life, so either we all pay membership or we accept adverts etc to some degree.

The whole point of life, like ribbing is to try new things and experience new stuff. If people are really that perturbed by change, how did they find they liked ribs? Do they just sit on their mooring or actually venture to new places.

If they are that bothered, go and set up their own site!!

It's the age old problem, do things for people for free and all they do is point out faults and moan. I'd like to say thanks to JK and will continue to support it throughout changes including any problems on the way.

The cruise we had with 20 boats at Easter was testament to the site and how it's grown. Such fun and safe group boating is what it's about and the site facilitated it.

IMHO it's an excellent site historically and I am all for going with Amy changes the site wishes to make as it evolves.
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TBH everyone has had a service available for free for years. Nothing in life is free, certainly not forever. If john k did sell, good on him, he ran it for free for years and it probably got too big for him, fair enough. Sell it on to someone who can take it to the next step for everyone. It will cost, but thats life, so either we all pay membership or we accept adverts etc to some degree.

The whole point of life, like ribbing is to try new things and experience new stuff. If people are really that perturbed by change, how did they find they liked ribs? Do they just sit on their mooring or actually venture to new places.

If they are that bothered, go and set up their own site!!

It's the age old problem, do things for people for free and all they do is point out faults and moan. I'd like to say thanks to JK and will continue to support it throughout changes including any problems on the way.

The cruise we had with 20 boats at Easter was testament to the site and how it's grown. Such fun and safe group boating is what it's about and the site facilitated it.

IMHO it's an excellent site historically and I am all for going with Amy changes the site wishes to make as it evolves.
Amen to that .
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Thanks HUMBER P4VWL (and TIMO and the others who have chipped in with a bit of support)
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Keep in mind that at some point in the future (years a way) we will probably have to upgrade again and the next version of vBulletin 4.x is WAY different then 3.8.x and we might even switch to another software.
I think you should just have gone 4.x now ..youre all but there with the side bars etc .. I know its early incarnation was carp, but its really quite good now ive just gone to 4.1.4

But I can imagine the hoo ha that would have caused OMG !

As usual though .. once you start using it you begin to appreciate it, and its advancements
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On the whole I like the new site with all the 'bugs', it will take time but worth it. What I don't like is under this site I cannot remain 'signed-in' as I did in the old site and that annoys me, I have logged out using your link John but it has still timed me out

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