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  1. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    Post'em up... While I'm learning how this thing works, it might take me a little longer, but I'll get to it.
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    There is this guy called "Motownbear" that is apparently stalking our leadership.
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    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    I enjoy watching people destroy websites. #vBFail
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  5. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    Well played Sir! Well played!
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  6. Jimmors

    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    Yeah, the forum pages seem to be loading way too fast for me, so my main concern is that you have unwittingly ripped a hole in the space-time continuum, endangering the existence of this Universe in all 10 Dimensions. So...just a heads up.
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    Well, I like the new site. For one thing, it refused to acknowledge me and that shows good taste.

    I guess we are all having to rejoin. Hopefully, it will be worth it, but it would be great to have the old threads to post to.
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    I have no idea what is going on with this site. It's actually moving along faster than I can go and get coffee. WHat have you guys done with our old site? Seriously, is it a DB thing? In other words, will this get just as slow as the last one once the DBs get large again?
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    You have to watch that one. He's sneaky.... ;)
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    Our brand new "Ski-Contract" requires backup of the system every 12 months. In other words, we'll be starting fresh every 12 months, so no... the DB will never get large enough to get that slow again.

    No... seriously... the lag on the other system was an extremely large database coupled with too many resources being taken up by a bunch of additions that may, or may not, have added enough value to the site to be worth the drop in speed.

    I would expect a couple of add-ins to be added (a chat) to this shiny new system of ours, but only a couple and nothing that would really eat into the speed we currently have. What this means is that some of the bells and whistles that you may be used to are probably gone... forever. There is a "like" button, but I don't expect to see a dislike, bear down, fap, or any other button we had. Likewise, the "reputation" system, or anything like it, may be gone permanently also. Those things were nice, but I would wager any poll we gave to the users would lean heavily towards speed and functionality as opposed to other things that may eat into that. This system zooms along perfectly now. Not sure anything we add to it would be of sufficient value if it slowed this place down.
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    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    I can say this, even the test vB5 site I used before I upgraded (crashed DBS), it wasn't this fast. So the folks at vbulletin have a LOT of work to do to fix vB5.

    It was also a database (most of the reason) that dragged down the speed. I want to say it was a couple of gigs. Anyone ever try to open a few hundred megs (not gigs) work file? Try searching through it now. It's slow and bogs down your computer. Thats the same thing as our old site. I will say with vB5, it performed so many searches for each page, it was a good part of the speed difference.

    With mods, we will add some, I'm not sure what just yet, but with vbulletin, over years, like a computer, installing programs, then uninstalling them leaves garbage. OVer years that garbage gets big enough, and that dead space kills performance because it's extra data in the database that the server has to sort through.

    In the end I'm stoked to have the functionality back and fast as ever!
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    Yep, we are 'Muricans, and its all about dat speed.

    Just out of curiosity (and im all for this fresh start if it keeps this speed), is there any possible way to have the old forum in an archived read-only mode?
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    Ok, im still getting emails for every reply in a thread i posted in, i turned off just about every notification i could, and its still happening.
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    Didn't realize that I had to reregister, so admins can ignore my message I sent. OH NO WE ALL LOST OUR POST COUNT!!
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    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    We can manually copy of join date and post counts.
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    How do I do that? And I wasn't really worried about it but it would be cool. This new software is really nice tho, excellent so far I really like it.
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    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    It's on our end. I assume you want them restored?
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    If its a quick fix you can go ahead. If its a pain don't worry about it, I wasn't that concerned about it just fun to see lol. Much improved site with this new software, runs much smoother.
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    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    Done.. :D

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