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#1 Safire973

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 06:18 AM

The board will be getting updated this coming Monday, July 27th.

I can't give a definitive time frame, but the board will be inaccesible at varied points, so don't panic if you can't get in.

New skins will be forthcoming.  An announcement will be made when the update is complete.

Thanks for your patience.
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#2 Jim@GhostStudy

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 09:53 AM

Yay, the board will be safer and more secure soon... and, and, and... have a new look with greater functionality!
Thank you so much, Safire!
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Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:38 AM

Sounds awesome!  I can't wait to see the finished product!

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 02:51 PM

Me too!
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Posted 25 July 2015 - 09:19 PM

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY SeLF? AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH lol

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 11:23 PM

I'm having trouble finding a new theme though... it's seems that the designers aren't making enough money at $30 a pop and everyone and their brother are making free copies. So the designers are just backing away from the whole thing. But we'll find one.  :)
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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:39 AM

Thats a shame... I liked the Halloween skin!!


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:11 AM

The Halloween skin was always one that had to be paid for.

There is a new one for the updated board, available for purchase.
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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:13 AM

Can you send me the link, Safire?
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Posted 26 July 2015 - 12:40 PM

Will we have Paradox, or one very similar?
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Posted 26 July 2015 - 01:41 PM

View PostJim@GhostStudy, on 26 July 2015 - 11:13 AM, said:

Can you send me the link, Safire?
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View PostVlawde, on 26 July 2015 - 12:40 PM, said:

Will we have Paradox, or one very similar?
It depends on what's available. It's also dependent upon cost. There are some free skins out there.  Some not so free :P
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Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:59 PM

Is there any way to get a free skin file to see what skinning entails?

I mostly work on SMF and phpBB forums but generally it's not too hard to find something close to what you want and just tweak it.

I took a look at IPB skins and they wont let me do anything without a client account. The css files here are insanely complicated but tweaking the main colors and images shouldn't be too hard ... is what I might say if I knew what the "skin" files were like :whistle:
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Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:31 AM

View Postsiguie, on 26 July 2015 - 06:59 PM, said:

Is there any way to get a free skin file to see what skinning entails?

I mostly work on SMF and phpBB forums but generally it's not too hard to find something close to what you want and just tweak it.

I took a look at IPB skins and they wont let me do anything without a client account. The css files here are insanely complicated but tweaking the main colors and images shouldn't be too hard ... is what I might say if I knew what the "skin" files were like :whistle:
I can email you the zip file to the address we have on file for you if you'd like.
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Posted 27 July 2015 - 04:03 PM

Yes please :yes:
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Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:42 PM

Just got home, everything seems the same. What were the changes made? Or is that later tonight?
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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:13 PM

Here's what Safire informed us as staff last night:

"I started a support request to IP. Being it's such a jump in versions, I asked for their assistance in upgrading.  A pop up informed me that the approximate wait for upgrade help is 8 days.  So...probably not happening tomorrow, but sometime in the next week."

And my statement (Jim): "As for providing a new look (theme) that might take longer unless a member would like to donate $30."
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:08 AM

View PostJim@GhostStudy, on 27 July 2015 - 10:13 PM, said:

Here's what Safire informed us as staff last night:

"I started a support request to IP. Being it's such a jump in versions, I asked for their assistance in upgrading.  A pop up informed me that the approximate wait for upgrade help is 8 days.  So...probably not happening tomorrow, but sometime in the next week."

And my statement (Jim): "As for providing a new look (theme) that might take longer unless a member would like to donate $30."
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Sorry y'all - I forgot to come and update this thread.  Yep - we're looking at 8 days for the general upgrade, then probably another day for me to tweak, get some hooks in and to upload new skins.

I've found a few decent skins already, and yes, we will have the newest version of the Halloween skin as well.

Another FYI: I don't know the exact day/time this is happening so if you try to access the board and can't get here, don't panic. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to email me:  Safire973gstudy@gmail.com
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:48 PM

Warning: It looks like we've moved up in the queue and the upgrade may be happening fairly soon.

If the board goes offline or looks odd, that's why :)
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:54 PM

Whoa this place is a tad complicated and kinda expensive to run :confused0068:

Safire was kind enough to send me some skins to look at and in the course of trying to figure out how everything werks I looked at IPB and the various servers here.

So please let me know if I'm wrong but it looks like GhostStudy is registered by and run on godaddy servers. However, paranormalsoup while registered by godaddy appears to use Wild West Domains nameservers. So is this forum being hosted on an IPB server or is it some weird convoluted system that still uses the godaddy account?

The reason I'm curious is it changes what options you have for tweaking things like source code and theme skins. Also it kind of changes the price for running this place which no matter what is :confused0068:


Additionally something to think about is converting the board to some other system, I like SMF and phpBB since they are free and that's what I've always used but there are many other good options :yes: Also NO I am not suggesting you change now :no: however, since you have ghoststudy.com IF you could get a MySQL backup of the database here, import it into a new database there you could create another forum and see how things go :)

The big advantage would be monetary, the source code is free and there are far more free themes plus you are already paying for the ghoststudy site. Another big plus is you can edit the php code to your hearts content :happy0045: though that's probably only a plus if you are into that kind of thing.

Anyways, it's something that I thought you migt want to consider.
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 03:51 PM

Update:

There is a problem at the moment and the board will not be upgraded today.
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