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  1. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi all ---

    The time has come that I need to do a major upgrade to the site.

    The main reason for this is that the software the site runs on really isn't being developed anymore, and as time goes on, isn't going to be as secure as I want it to be. It also doesn't offer the features it could because its no longer being developed for.

    All of our other sites have converted to the new software already. The new software is similar in many ways, but offers an easier / better way to do many things. For example, it will be easier to upload photos, access the site on a phone, be notified of threads that are important to you -- stuff like that.

    For those of you who hate change, I get it. BUT -- I ask you to be a little open minded. In the end you'll find out that its a lot better. Here are just a few posts on one of the other sites about the switch:


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    The only real thing you guys need to be concerned about are any saved private messages you might have. Unfortunately, because the new system handles private messages a little differently, all private messages will be deleted. SO take a moment to save any important information you might have there.

    If you would like to see what the site will be like --- take a look at www.forfmjbodiesonly.com

    Feel free to post any questions and I will do my best to answer them here... I don't have a specific date for the software change, but it will be soon. We are currently testing the process.

    Thanks for understanding guys ---

    Joeychgo

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  2. Big John

    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    The software upgrade is a good one. I go on FCBO quite a bit and I find the new software pretty easy to use. There's some nice features and I like it. The message system is a bit different and takes some getting used to, but it works fine.
     
  3. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    on no!!!! change!!!!!!:jail::jail::jail::jail::jail::jail::jail::jail::jail::jail::jester:
     
  4. Ranger

    Ranger Well-Known Member

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    When is this going to happen?
     
  5. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    " I don't have a specific date for the software change, but it will be soon. We are currently testing the process."

    from Joey's post.........
     
  6. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    :toetap::toetap::toetap: Gear reduction starters, world is flat, green cars and old software rule :jester:
     
  7. bigmanjbmopar

    bigmanjbmopar Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I don't like is I can't read the responses to threads in the email alert. Other than that the new versions of the XenForo are fine and I'm sure will get even better in the next couple of years.
     
  8. mikerr

    mikerr Active Member

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    Great idea

    HI JOE THANKS! everything needs a tune up now and then. GOOD LUCK! MIKERR
     
  9. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo Administrator Staff Member

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    Just to highlight this part:

    The only real thing you guys need to be concerned about are any saved private messages you might have. Unfortunately, because the new system handles private messages a little differently, all private messages will be deleted. SO take a moment to save any important information you might have there.
     
  10. Photon440

    Photon440 Well-Known Member

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    I got used to the changes at FBBO real quickly. It's now so much easier to upload a picture, I wouldn't want to go back. Thanks Joey!

    Oh, and it's real easy for everyone to save their private messages here. Go to the bottom of the PM page and use the 'Download all private messages as:' option.
     
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  11. peresvet24

    peresvet24 Well-Known Member

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    I like! I have problems to register in "for-A-body-only" probably there is limited access Territorially the Republic of Moldova is not supported ???
     
  12. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    he's just banning anyone named Harry......:lmao:
     
  13. peresvet24

    peresvet24 Well-Known Member

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    Great that I'm not the only one who name Harry,

    that's for u Luddite
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  14. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    oh there are other Harry's here Harry....but you're the only one to admit it.....:bart::bart::bart::jester:
     
  15. MsBeep

    MsBeep Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to use both FBBO and 69roadrunner.net. Upgrades are good... Thanks for the heads-up Joey. :applouse:
     
  16. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo Administrator Staff Member

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    FYI - we'll be doing the site conversion tomorrow....
     
  17. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    :jail::jail::jail::jail::jail::jail::jail::jail:
     
  18. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    Change must be good look at all the part's I have had to change on the Runner. That old rust bucket wont be any more!!!!:yesnod:
     

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