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RJBowman

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Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« on: November 08, 2016, 10:27:52 pm »
Thank you for having the wisdom to keep this forum the same for all these years; for not gumming up the page with all kinds of scripts that eat up bandwidth, slow down browsers, and cause crashes without really contributing to the usefulness and enjoyability of the web site. Please continue as you have done in the past. I hope that this forum stays as it is forever.

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2016, 07:19:06 am »
Hear! Hear!

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 08:00:18 pm »
I agree.

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016, 09:36:26 pm »
The flip side of this is that our server software is quite literally falling apart at the seams. Due to our current forum theme being incompatible with the newer version of the software, this is the primary reason we have not upgraded. :-\

One day we may have to bite the bullet and adopt a new theme and upgrade to a working and actively maintained forum software version. There are many things that no longer work correctly, or even at all on this version. However this is up to Proteus to decide, for he is the keeper of the server, and we mods are merely his bidding servants on earth.  ;)
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                      Born of flesh and blood,
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                      I have no use for pain or fear.
                      My scripts are a focus of my will.
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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 11:48:13 pm »
What would be involved in the upgrade? Would all of the old posts survive?

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2016, 03:33:18 am »
As far as I know, all the posts would be able to transfer over, so nothing will be lost. Everything will be backed up anyway.

There is however quite a bit of work involved in the upgrade, and there is potential for things to break along the way. Many of the mod files we use will not work, and some alternatives may not be available, so features on the forum may be lost or change.

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2016, 03:12:35 pm »
If there were one thing that should be updated, it would be the addition of image hosting. I have noticed images on this forum that no longer exist on their host servers. Ideally, all of the images currently on the forum would be copied from their current locations to a server on the brass goggles domain.

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 01:33:18 pm »
oops, missed this somehow.

I would like to echo the original post, great forum, great people and an extra thanks to the Mods and Proteus for keeping it runnning smoothly.

Simply......... a grand place to visit and am honoured to be a member.

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2016, 05:16:48 pm »
Three hearty cheers to you all!
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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2016, 05:12:32 am »
Appreciated all the encouragement and kind comments, thanks.
It's been a blast.
 

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 09:21:26 pm »
keeping it runnning smoothly.

I wouldn't call it "smooth", but we do our best ;)
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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 01:00:06 pm »
keeping it runnning smoothly.

I wouldn't call it "smooth", but we do our best ;)

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2017, 04:00:17 am »
keeping it runnning smoothly.

I wouldn't call it "smooth", but we do our best ;)

Like smooth waters to the naked eye but with massive, mechanical Spam Sharks always lurking just beneath the surface....  :)

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2017, 10:36:19 am »
Like ducks on the water!

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Re: Thank You to Our Loyal Steampunk Forum Engineers
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2017, 12:10:58 pm »
Don't hold me to it, but I may get around to rebuilding the theme for the updated software sometime in the next....oooh, year or two.
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