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As of late last night, our website has been switched over to a much faster server with more processing capacity and more RAM. Now, pages load faster, and we should no longer have problems with time-outs, and the menus flutter less or hopefully not at all. The database that contains your information such as rides and posts was moved late last night so they should be up-to-date. However, the files were moved on Tuesday so that we could test on Wednesday. That means that if any file was uploaded on Wednesday, such as a photo for someone's profile, it will need to be uploaded again. It is possible that there weren't any. We are aware of other enhancements needed. This move puts us one big step toward being able to get started on more improvements over the coming weeks and months.

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YIPPPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Now Jim PLEAZZZZZZZZZ, Trash the MB and start over with vBulletin.
On the goodside, I am more productive at the office.

On the negative side, I type and can not proof even this note because then I get headaches staring at the screen.

Your efforts are appreciated........really

Robert

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vBulletin

I will discuss vBulletin again with the developer tomorrow. However, my understanding is that even the supposed Drupal version does not really integrate with Drupal, but requires significant development, and even more if a single search is to be used.

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From quagmire to quicksand

Drupal version? Significant development? This does not sound good.

http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1170557#post10267470

"I have been using drupal for more than 3 years and the community contributed modules can pretty much replicate most of the functionality that other bulletin boards have. However - The learning curve is very very steep with drupal and if something goes wrong , cost to get it fixed if you cant do it yourself is just astounding."

Was the decision to go with Drupal really thought through by the New York Cycle Club?

NYCC Oldtimer

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"...and even more if a single search is to be used."

I just did a search for the word "search," and your post didn't come up. So if it's a question of using a single search that doesn't work, or separate searches for the website and message board, I'd take the latter.

Jim, I do truly appreciate your hard work, but I don't think it's worth investing any more time and money in this message board. It should be scrapped and replaced with phpBB or vBulletin.

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Jim, This thread has two

Jim,

This thread has two posts. I'm reponding to your post. Does my post ruin the flow of this thread? Are message board users able to tell that RMarcus is reponding to you, and not me? Just an observation (noted in another thread) that I wanted to shine a light on.

I agree with RMarcus, your efforts are appreciated.

NYCC Oldtimer

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Ironically,

it took >30 seconds for this thread to load when I clicked on it.

But yeah, keep up the good work Jim. Thanks for your patience.

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It's loading the weather information

I've noticed that a large part of the load time is waiting for the weather information to download.

How about changing the weather display to a simple link to download the weather only when needed?

(Surely NYCC members already know where to get the weather on line without NYCC's help.)

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load time

My computer is a 6 year-old PC running windows XP. I've not had any problem with the message board loading slowly. (There isn't much on this computer because two months ago I restored this computer to its initial state due to other problems.)   The other issues (blue-on-blue, lack of nesting, big empty spaces, etc.) do bother me.  But I extend my thanks to Jim for all his work getting this site up and running.  My guess is that a year from now we'll all have adjusted to our fantastic new website.  Much thanks to Jim and all his helpers. 

 

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