Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Discuss Christopher Ward watches
Post Reply
User avatar
Kip
The Administrator
The Administrator
Posts: 32539
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:45 pm
CW-watches: 147
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
LE-five: yes
LE-six: yes
LESeven: yes
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by Kip »

The Forum will be doing a software upgrade on Wednesday the 19th May 2021. The forum will be down from approximately 09:00 AM – 21:00 PM BST (08:00-20:00 GMT) (04:00 AM-16:00 pm EDT). We expect it to be much quicker, but a hour window provides contingency for any issues. We suspect it may only take 6-8 hours.

The forum will remain online and reachable during this time to regular visitors and forum members but will solely display a “Scheduled Maintenance” type message, navigation any further will not be possible.

Tapatalk functionality will be unavailable to all and sundry this time around and probably see error message “Forum unreachable”, “Server down” or some other doomsday type message you can ignore.

Thank you for your patience during this upgrade.

The Admin Team
Kip

"Asylum Administrator"


Visit the CWArchives for everything CW. Historical, specs, manuals and resale. It is all there.
User avatar
Kip
The Administrator
The Administrator
Posts: 32539
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:45 pm
CW-watches: 147
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
LE-five: yes
LE-six: yes
LESeven: yes
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by Kip »

Bump :wave:
Kip

"Asylum Administrator"


Visit the CWArchives for everything CW. Historical, specs, manuals and resale. It is all there.
User avatar
Kip
The Administrator
The Administrator
Posts: 32539
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:45 pm
CW-watches: 147
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
LE-five: yes
LE-six: yes
LESeven: yes
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by Kip »

Last Reminder!
Kip

"Asylum Administrator"


Visit the CWArchives for everything CW. Historical, specs, manuals and resale. It is all there.
JAFO
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1683
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by JAFO »

Hoorah. We are up and running. :cylinder: :rate10:
Any important changes, please?
User avatar
welshlad
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8479
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:33 am
CW-watches: 12
Location: Yorkshire, UK

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by welshlad »

Phew! :)
CWL C3 | C60 Ombre | C60 #tide | C63 Elite | C63 GMT | C65 Chrono | C65 SC | C65 SH21 | C70 | C8 | C8PR | C15
Omega Speedy | AT8500 | AT2500 | PO Ti Rolex Exp | Sub Zenith EP1969
Seiko 55 Fathoms Citizen Promaster Vratislavia S6 Luch 1Hand
User avatar
scooter
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 14677
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:14 pm
CW-watches: 1
LE-two: yes
LE-foura: yes
Location: UK

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by scooter »

Well done chaps.

scooter
#1 scooter blue 2012 FLE (50 made)
User avatar
Kip
The Administrator
The Administrator
Posts: 32539
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:45 pm
CW-watches: 147
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
LE-five: yes
LE-six: yes
LESeven: yes
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by Kip »

JAFO wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 7:08 pm Hoorah. We are up and running. :cylinder: :rate10:
Any important changes, please?
Most of the changes/updates had to do with security patches and behind the scenes functionality. Nothing monumental for the front room.
Kip

"Asylum Administrator"


Visit the CWArchives for everything CW. Historical, specs, manuals and resale. It is all there.
User avatar
StrapMeister
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 3151
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:29 pm
CW-watches: 7

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by StrapMeister »

Well done Team :clap: :rate10:
The Smilies pop-up window has a subtle but useful change - it's easier to scroll the pages of them to be able to select the one you want :thumbup:
User avatar
Kip
The Administrator
The Administrator
Posts: 32539
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:45 pm
CW-watches: 147
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
LE-five: yes
LE-six: yes
LESeven: yes
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by Kip »

Regarding the subject of Geo Tags on photos that was brought up here on page 4 and is posted as a warning in our How to Add Photos section.

The lastest upgrade has solved this issue. Here is it listed as one of the upgrades.
[PHPBB3-16329] - Strip Exif metadata from uploaded image attachments

This applies only to attachment photos posted after the upgrade was completed. We are unable to change any preexisting photos. We still recommend that if you are concerned about security, you should shut off the location metadata on your phone.
Kip

"Asylum Administrator"


Visit the CWArchives for everything CW. Historical, specs, manuals and resale. It is all there.
User avatar
richtel
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 1388
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:10 pm
CW-watches: 8
Location: Cotswolds

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by richtel »

When was the update applied Kip? I know for sure there are photos posted 1 June which had Exif. I'll do a little testing when I get home.
Rich

"The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you're the pilot."
User avatar
nbg
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 10163
Joined: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:43 pm
CW-watches: 12
Location: UK

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by nbg »

^^^ Rich might it be the case that:

- Exif data removed if attaching using the forum upload functionality, but..

- Not removed if using other means, e.g. Tapatalk, of uploading?

Neil
Other watch forums of interest:
TZ-UK
User avatar
richtel
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 1388
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:10 pm
CW-watches: 8
Location: Cotswolds

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by richtel »

nbg wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:02 pm ^^^ Rich might it be the case that:

- Exif data removed if attaching using the forum upload functionality, but..

- Not removed if using other means, e.g. Tapatalk, of uploading?

Neil
You're right Neil. The specific example I was testing was a direct link to the forum rather than externally hosted so I assume it must have been uploaded to the forum. Having said that, the same poster uploaded a photo today and that contained no Exif so I was going to double check it was indeed fixed.
Rich

"The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you're the pilot."
User avatar
Bahnstormer_vRS
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28152
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:06 pm
CW-watches: 25
LE-three: 1
LE-foura: 1
LE-fourb: 1
LE-six: 1
Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS »

nbg wrote:^^^ Rich might it be the case that:

- Exif data removed if attaching using the forum upload functionality, but..

- Not removed if using other means, e.g. Tapatalk, of uploading?

Neil
Correct, Neil.

Guy

Sent from my Xperia 5 using Tapatalk

C1 GBT| C4&W7 BBMF| C5 BOB LE| C5 FLE| C7 Apex| C7 MkI 47AD| C7 MkII Harrier
C8 Reg LE| C8 M2.04 LE| C8 Al Deere| C9 FLE| C9 Me109 SPC LE| C11 Mak Navy| C40
C60 FLEx2| C60 Bronze GMT| C60 AbyssSH21-Apex-Blue-Chrono-Concept-Elite P'type |C65 AMGT 2VEV
User avatar
richtel
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 1388
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:10 pm
CW-watches: 8
Location: Cotswolds

Re: Forum Upgrade - May 2021

Post by richtel »

Just tested, all working- it does look like it was implemented around 2nd June.

Brilliant! Well done to the Forum Mods and Admins for pushing that change through.
Rich

"The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you're the pilot."
Post Reply