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July 25, 2018, 09:26:40 AM
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Site Platform Change
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:26:40 AM »
All,

I am planning on changing message board platforms before the football season starts.  First game happens on September 1st.  Which means I will need to launch the new platform around August 17th.

Here is some info:
- The current bulletin board runs on SMF.  I will be changing the platform to Invision.
- We won't be migrating the content.  I will have this site for archive read only.  All new discussions will happen on the new board.
- There is a way for me to migrate the users, but I am actually thinking that I won't.  All users will need to re-register for the new site. 

July 25, 2018, 07:39:19 PM
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Re: Site Platform Change
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 07:39:19 PM »
Curious of the reason to convert - SMF has some mediocre software (I ran a forum on it about a decade ago), but I didn't think Invision was much better.  vBulletin was the top of the line software back in the day.

With the decline in activity in forums, I also wonder if archiving 15 years worth of content/users might make this site less active.
So, thunder through, Go Blue! Give a Cheer, never fear!

July 26, 2018, 12:19:45 PM
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Re: Site Platform Change
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 12:19:45 PM »
I think you might be right in that the first month might seem empty, but hopefully we can fill up the board with new material.
We'll always have to old board to go back to for records.

The main reason for the upgrade is that Invision seems to have new functionality coming out regularly.  It's going to cost me extra, but hopefully it'll be worth the investment.  We started with phpBB, then switched to SMF. So this is the 3rd migration.  When we started phpBB was good, then SMF seemed like it had better features. 

August 20, 2018, 09:30:36 AM
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Re: Site Platform Change
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 09:30:36 AM »
Sorry for the delay.
It's been delayed obviously.  Hoping to do it this week.
Will keep all posted.

August 22, 2018, 10:48:44 AM
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Re: Site Platform Change
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 10:48:44 AM »
Update:
8/24 4PM - This old site will be read only, users will be directed to the new site. 

August 23, 2018, 08:57:58 AM
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 08:57:58 AM »
I am quite sorry for my inability to locate the new site - how do I find it, get to it??
Lets Go Buffalo!

August 23, 2018, 09:40:27 AM
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 09:40:27 AM »
I didn't release the new url yet.  Will do so on 8/24.

 


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