ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

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ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST (COMPLETED)

Post by Corran » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:33 am

Hi everyone,

As mentioned last week, we will be having multiple downtime events. This weekend we will be upgrading the forum to 3.1.x. Like previously this will occur at 3am 2am EST/11PM PST on Sunday the 13th. Downtime is expected to be a few hours. Again, sorry for the inconvenience if you attempt to access the site during this time.

Some info about this upgrade. Unlike the previous forum upgrade that we did a few months ago, this one is a major upgrade with some visible changes.

The biggest of these changes is the forum theme. We are dropping the Pinkie and SubSilver2 themes for technical reasons. Pinkie is not supported for this new version of phpbb3, and while SubSilver2 is, it is being dropped in the next version of PhpBB which is expected to drop either this month or sometime early next year. Rather than mod the theme with org changes only to drop the theme after some months, we are choosing to forego it entirely so time can be spent on other things.

The next change is removal of tap-a-talk. The reason for the removal is that the updated Prosilver theme is now responsive, meaning that the layout of the forum changes as the browser window size changes. As a result, the upgraded forum renders well on phones and tablets and a third party app is no longer needed to get a decent mobile experience.

So those are the two potential negatives, the rest is fairly positive. If you are interested in what is changing, you can checkout the list here: https://www.phpbb.com/about/launch/ or the changelist

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 3AM EST

Post by Ileia » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:12 am

Corran wrote:We are dropping the Pinkie and SubSilver2 themes for technical reasons.
From what I was told, I am supposed to "throw a fit" now, yes? Okay, here goes:

VIVA LA PINKIE!

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 3AM EST

Post by Radical_Yue » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:04 am

Ileia wrote:
Corran wrote:We are dropping the Pinkie and SubSilver2 themes for technical reasons.
From what I was told, I am supposed to "throw a fit" now, yes? Okay, here goes:

VIVA LA PINKIE!

WHAT IS PINK MAY NEVER DIE!
IF ONLY SOMEONE COULD HAVE PREDICTED THIS IRRATIONAL OUTBURST BY THE OBVIOUSLY UNSTABLE PINKIE USERS!

WE ALL KNOW THAT THEY'RE NOT HUMANS! WE SHOULD HAVE PREPAAAAAAAARED!

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 3AM EST

Post by Corran » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:03 pm

After talking more with Derobert, we've decided to push the upgrade up by an hour to give us some more time as the process to upgrade the database may take longer than expected.

The new time is 2AM EST/11PM PST http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/f ... 0151213T07

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST

Post by Prohibitory » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:41 pm

can't wait to see the new theme and features :up:
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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST

Post by BasharOfTheAges » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:52 pm

Corran wrote:The biggest of these changes is the forum theme. We are dropping the Pinkie and SubSilver2 themes for technical reasons.
Will there still be an option that puts user icons to the left of posts like any civilized layout should be?
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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST

Post by Scintilla » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:03 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:
Corran wrote:The biggest of these changes is the forum theme. We are dropping the Pinkie and SubSilver2 themes for technical reasons.
Will there still be an option that puts user icons to the left of posts like any civilized layout should be?
This so hard. I can't stand icons on the right.
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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST

Post by CrackTheSky » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:28 pm

Scintilla wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:
Corran wrote:The biggest of these changes is the forum theme. We are dropping the Pinkie and SubSilver2 themes for technical reasons.
Will there still be an option that puts user icons to the left of posts like any civilized layout should be?
This so hard. I can't stand icons on the right.
Yes plz

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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST

Post by Shinzui IT » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:38 am

New update shall be something to look forward to. Too bad for the pinkie fans xD
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Re: ALERT: Site Down for Maintenance on 12/13/15 2AM EST

Post by Corran » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:52 am

BasharOfTheAges wrote:Will there still be an option that puts user icons to the left of posts like any civilized layout should be?
I don't see an option in the User Control Panel to toggle this.

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