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 Post subject: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:44 pm 
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The time has come where we can no longer pretend that the forum software is still good, so there are going to be some changes in the near future.

Basically, the main forum software is 4 years out of date, making the site more vulnerable. Fortunately, from the tests we are currently running, the massive update seems to work without causing major problems, but it is early days. The big downside is the unique UKSaabs look is done through a "skin" which is even older, and is incompatible with any modern host software so it is probable the look of the site, if not the site itself, may well change. If anyone would like to help test out the new site (ie see if you can break it! :D ) then drop me an email.

Whilst we are upgrading software, we plan on changing our hosting service. Whilst the current one has been very reliable, it is very expensive. We have found a known reliable host which will significantly reduce costs and may well have at least one major advantage for all our members.

We expect all this to happen in the next 2 - 6 weeks, but like everything on UKSaabs that may well change depending on how the testing goes, We will update this thread when we know more.

Basically, this is just advanced notice and an opportunity for you to get used to the idea that UKS will probably look a bit different in the near future.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:09 am 
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That’s a shame really, hopefully the new one will be as easy to view, I have been on a couple of other forums recently and they are very clunky compared to this one (Skoda Kodiaq forum springs to mind).

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:41 pm 
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Good luck with it! Know a lot of effort goes into things behind the scenes here.

Just praying that PhpBB haven't gone down the same road with the current versions as Invision and completely destroyed the functionality of the editor.

One of the other forums I'm on is Invision based and it's like trying to operate Windows 8 while being eaten by a lion. If it weren't for the fact it's one of the busier sites I use I'd have packed it in because the forum software is so clunky.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:50 pm 
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Have to admit, however dated I find this one of the easiest forums to be in. The Suzuki-forums is not bad but this is better organised (and attended). Hope the update goes well, good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:26 pm 
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Remember how everyone had to leave XP







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i'm still using it at work.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:12 pm 
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Remember how everyone had to leave XP







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i'm still using it at work.... :D

Really? I still have a computer running XP in the garage, I have WIS and EPC on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:40 pm 
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databar wrote:
Remember how everyone had to leave XP







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i'm still using it at work.... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
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Thank you to those who volunteered to help with testing, you should have a pm with details by now.

More news as and when......

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:12 am 
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Good luck with the updates!

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
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From another IT worker, put a tea on, take a lot of backups, may the odds be ever in your favour.


And then another backup, and test restore it!

An untested backup is just a waste of space.

Many companies have failed when then have needed their backup to find them empty, corrupt, incomplete or unusable.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:40 pm 
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databar wrote:
Remember how everyone had to leave XP

Wait
i'm still using it at work.... :D


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...how is the NHS?


:lol: as an NHS employee I wondered if this was the reason. We only upgraded away from XP to Win7 a year or so ago. Win 10 was meant to be arriving last month but has been delayed (to be fair there's been quite a lot going on). I'm expecting all the dated hardware to fall over and I'm dreading it to be honest.

Hope the testing went well, sorry I didn't see this in time to nominate myself for testing.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:48 pm 
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oli8925 wrote:
Miscbrah wrote:
databar wrote:
Remember how everyone had to leave XP

Wait
i'm still using it at work.... :D


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...how is the NHS?


:lol: as an NHS employee I wondered if this was the reason. We only upgraded away from XP to Win7 a year or so ago. Win 10 was meant to be arriving last month but has been delayed (to be fair there's been quite a lot going on). I'm expecting all the dated hardware to fall over and I'm dreading it to be honest.

Hope the testing went well, sorry I didn't see this in time to nominate myself for testing.


Daammmn, so you went from a really out-of-date XP to W7 last year, just in time for W7 to go out-of-date and one day W10?

I don't know how they manage to make such a dog's dinner out of it all I'd LOVE to see what ridiculous entity (prolly Crapita) have got their fingers in that taxpayer pie. And another finger up their anus with regards to, like, doing any actual IT.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:01 pm 
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Would have done testing too but missed that part.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
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Daammmn, so you went from a really out-of-date XP to W7 last year, just in time for W7 to go out-of-date and one day W10?

I don't know how they manage to make such a dog's dinner out of it all I'd LOVE to see what ridiculous entity (prolly Crapita) have got their fingers in that taxpayer pie. And another finger up their anus with regards to, like, doing any actual IT.


That's how we roll 8)

Don't get me started on Capita :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
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oli8925 wrote:
Miscbrah wrote:
Daammmn, so you went from a really out-of-date XP to W7 last year, just in time for W7 to go out-of-date and one day W10?

I don't know how they manage to make such a dog's dinner out of it all I'd LOVE to see what ridiculous entity (prolly Crapita) have got their fingers in that taxpayer pie. And another finger up their anus with regards to, like, doing any actual IT.


That's how we roll 8)

Don't get me started on Capita :lol:


HAHahaha gosh I didn't even know it was them as it goes, but I hear "govt IT project" and "broken" and automatically think "Crapita will have done that. For money. Our money."

I wonder if it's a simple as centralised database thing for patient records, will have MSSQL at the back, some frontend. Admittedly that'll be a BIG thing but in essence only a thing that queries databases after all... Each practice and hospital have a server room, use the same database, whatever frontend for that database I'd imagine can be ugly but functional - modules for it for eg blood tests, attaching x-rays...

Vanilla domain with email? One BIG tree for the whole NHS?

I'm not saying I could do it in a weekend, but I guess I am saying after 35-odd years of computerised health services and £billions it should be kinda non-awful...


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
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Can we have a 'like' button?

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming Down Time
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Can we have a 'like' button?


Like buttons are awful, does anybody ever acknowledge a 'Like'? Posting a comment is far more personal and appreciated and they get an acknowlegement.
No thanks, too Facebook and Twitter.

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