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Postby jrms » 12:39pm, Wed 28 Jan, 2009

Hello:

We are in the process of upgrading the phpBB software. In that process we have to convert the database to a phpBB3 database so, may be, you could experience some problems. If that's the case, please, let me know.

Thank you very much for your patience.

Cheers,


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Postby Dragonrider » 1:19pm, Wed 28 Jan, 2009

A LOT of posters seem to be changed to/showing as Guest now.

Guess that could be something linked to the change to phpBB3?
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Postby jrms » 1:28pm, Wed 28 Jan, 2009

Yes, it is.

If those users have problems, they can let me know.
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Postby Dragonrider » 8:32pm, Wed 28 Jan, 2009

jrms wrote:Yes, it is.

If those users have problems, they can let me know.


That might be a problem as they no longer have forum access?? :?:
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Postby sburkard » 12:09am, Thu 29 Jan, 2009

Dragonrider is right. It seems like a lot of accounts have been deleted.

I wondered some minutes ago that I can't log in with my account. The "forgot my password" function said that the email address is not correct for the entered username.

finally I just recreated my account with the same username and password and that worked. But as Dragonrider wrote: all the posts have lost their authors.

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Postby jrms » 1:28pm, Thu 29 Jan, 2009

Hello:

Sorry for the delay.

That is the whole situation. In the process of upgrading from phpBB2 to phpBB3.0.4 the database needs to be converted. The database convertor was complaining about a LOT of users that couldn't be converted, so, after talk with the phpBB support guys, I had to delete those users.

I was working on a tool to restore the user posts, because the posts were not removed, were associated with the Guest user.

So, those who want to get their posts again can send me an email to: please-restore-my-posts@tincan.co.uk with the username and, if it's possible, with the user id.

Yes, you need to recreate your user.

I'm really sorry, but it's the only way to upgrade the system and we _must_ do it.

The upgrade on the live system is going to be done the next week, Thursday I guess.

Thanks to all for be patient.

Cheers,


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Postby mcgyver210 » 3:53am, Mon 02 Feb, 2009

Not a big deal I just created a new account same name after not being able to login or retrieve lost password multiple times.
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Still waiting

Postby vancoovur » 5:06pm, Thu 05 Feb, 2009

I emailed 'please-restore-my-posts@...' but have yet to hear back. I've lost my moderator status and my 60+ posts are now marked 'Guest'.
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Postby Marshalrusty » 9:33am, Fri 06 Feb, 2009

jrms wrote:That is the whole situation. In the process of upgrading from phpBB2 to phpBB3.0.4 the database needs to be converted. The database convertor was complaining about a LOT of users that couldn't be converted, so, after talk with the phpBB support guys, I had to delete those users.

Hello,

What issues did the convertor have with converting those users? The only issue I can think of that would have required user deletion is if multiple users had the same username. In this case, a rename would have been sufficient.

Was this something else?

Thanks,

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Postby CS2 » 3:21pm, Fri 06 Feb, 2009

My 'CS' posts have been restored; however, my 'CS' account has been marked inactive and I can't login to it (yes, I re-created it).
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Postby ArtDeco » 9:29pm, Tue 17 Feb, 2009

Hello. Same registration problem as ArtDeco. Hope all else is OK.
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New Version

Postby joyisaac » 11:59am, Sun 15 Mar, 2009

It would have been better to open upgraded system to people only after proper Beta testing. Few individuals could have allowed to new system and only after assurance of stability and accuracy of all data system to open to all. Till that time others could have used old system and such problem would not have arised.
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Postby jrms » 1:43pm, Mon 06 Apr, 2009

Hi:

We are going to make the upgrade to phpBB3 tomorrow at 20:00 London Time.

Cheers,

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Re: phpBB upgrade

Postby jrms » 8:40pm, Tue 07 Apr, 2009

OK, we made the upgrade.

Any feedback would be apreciated.

Enjoy!! :D

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Re: phpBB upgrade

Postby CS2 » 1:58pm, Wed 08 Apr, 2009

Looks good overall; however, there appear to be a few places where there are issues with font size. The left side menu ("Board Index", "Search", etc) seems just a tad small and there are some forum sub-headings such as where it says "Questions go in the Questions & Problems forums" where the text is microscopic.

I'm running Windows XP with Firefox 3.0.8.
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