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#1 Fatdog

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 03:38 PM

It has been almost seven years since the forum has been updated - both in appearance and software.  Maybe it's time to think of updating the place.  I've been testing some different forum packages, and I'm really liking Xenforo so far.

 

From a member perspective, I think it is much better than the current forum experience, and the possibilities for add-ons are much greater since the current forum package isn't really supported any longer.

 

If all goes well, we might have an updated home in the near future.



#2 docs

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 04:18 PM

Fantastic, got my support.

#3 skippy1969

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:27 PM

Awesomeness!!! :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:



#4 Ghettoboom767

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:55 PM

Sounds good!😎

#5 mancardo

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:29 PM

WOO HOO!!! :thumbsup:



#6 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 01:34 AM

You had me at "add ons"  :thumbsup:



#7 Northerner

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:08 AM

Sounds like a plan :-)

#8 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:52 AM

Seven years since the last update, wow that's gone fast.



#9 baddboybill

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:21 AM

Yikes 7 years!!!

#10 Styleking

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:35 AM

Aren't you supposed to announce the "update" on April 1st Bobby? HAHA!

#11 Fatdog

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 11:40 AM

Aren't you supposed to announce the "update" on April 1st Bobby? HAHA!

Shhhh! 



#12 retro

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:06 PM

 Xenforo is a great choice, looking forward to it.  :thumbsup: 



#13 ralrein1

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 03:43 AM

Sounds good to me sir,can't wait.

#14 blu_fuz

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:14 AM

I'll be here to adapt.



#15 Fatdog

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:59 AM

It could happen this weekend - most likely on Sunday.  Boomboxery would be down for a few hours beginning around 13:00 UTC.

 

I will know for certain by Friday and make an announcement if it's a go.



#16 trippy1313

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:14 AM

I like the current forum. For me it's pretty easy to navigate compared to others.

But the consensus seems to be the one you're looking at is really good. Go for it.

#17 Fatdog

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:52 AM

I like the current forum. For me it's pretty easy to navigate compared to others.

It's a good thing you like it. You might be seeing it for a really long time.  :lol:

 

After spending several days testing, re-testing, and reloading, it has been determined that the forum will not be updating to Xenforo.  There were several issues that were encountered during the conversion process - two of the big ones were passwords not working and users being limited to square avatars.  It would have been an admin nightmare when hundreds of members try to sign in only to have their accounts locked after three attempts when their passwords didn't work.  Everyone would have to use the "Forgotten Password" process to get in.

 

Then there is the square avatar.  Boomboxes are not square - they are rectangular.  Everyone's current avatar was auto-cropped to be square.  Even the avatar upload form forced a square avatar.



#18 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:46 PM

 

I like the current forum. For me it's pretty easy to navigate compared to others.

It's a good thing you like it. You might be seeing it for a really long time.  :lol:

 

After spending several days testing, re-testing, and reloading, it has been determined that the forum will not be updating to Xenforo.  There were several issues that were encountered during the conversion process - two of the big ones were passwords not working and users being limited to square avatars.  It would have been an admin nightmare when hundreds of members try to sign in only to have their accounts locked after three attempts when their passwords didn't work.  Everyone would have to use the "Forgotten Password" process to get in.

 

Then there is the square avatar.  Boomboxes are not square - they are rectangular.  Everyone's current avatar was auto-cropped to be square.  Even the avatar upload form forced a square avatar.

 

 

OH GAWD! I can't go hours!  :bang:  :sadno:  :catfight:  :ls-duel:  :grim:  :dots:  :judge:  :thumbsdown:



#19 Nickeccles

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 05:45 PM

Superb Idea!!

Can I donate to BB?

:-)

Found Donate page! Done!!

Will do the same again soon!



#20 Ghettoboom767

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 12:15 PM

Just to remind everyone-we have a 10 year anniversary coming up here within a month or so!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŽπŸŽΆπŸŽΌπŸ“»πŸŽ‚πŸ°