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The forum is now 11 years old and looking a bit outdated. In that time we have actually done little more than a few security updates and had 1 header change.

The time has come for us to correct this and bring us up to date. Along with the team at CW we have been working on a few changes over the last few months. We are now ready to move forward.

The forum will be undergoing a full security upgrade and a new coat of paint. In order to do this properly we will need to be offline.

On Monday January 23, 2017 at approx 9:00am GMT (4:00 am EST) we will go offline to process the necessary upgrades. Best case is we will be off for about 90 minutes. Worst case (we hope) is about 4 hours.

We have been doing extensive testing and are hoping the shorter time will prevail.

The Admin Team thanks you for your patience during this process and hope you find it worth the effort.

Counselors and meds will be made available to those that need help with withdrawal. :help:
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Hope it all goes to plan Kip. With luck it will also fix the Tapatalk sales corner issues :wink:
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Thanks for letting us know Kip :thumbup:
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Kip wrote:Counselors and meds will be made available to those that need help with withdrawal. :help:
Signing up for ALL the meds now please :lol:

Well done in advance to all involved :clap:
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GLWTU :D

Look forward to it :thumbup:
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Thank you for the heads-up Kip. Fingers crossed for a smooth transition.
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Thanks, Kip.

I hope it's not some extreme change to a "modern", more social-media-conscious forum software with really different and funky layouts/interfaces.

A non-watch forum I visit went through that and there were lots of upset members who hated the new interface.
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Good luck! :thumbup:
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will all the text on the new forum be left-justified at the nine o' clock position??? :wave:
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missF wrote:will all the text on the new forum be left justified at the nine o' clock position??? :wave:
Ohhhhhh.... you're being disruptive. :lol:
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Sounds good Kip.

Will there be an option to open clicked links in a new tab? It is tiresome having to remember to press CTRL before clicking on links to avoid exiting the forum.
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FloridaPhil wrote:Sounds good Kip.

Will there be an option to open clicked links in a new tab? It is tiresome having to remember to press CTRL before clicking on links to avoid exiting the forum.
Surely if you 'right click' with your mouse, your browser will then give you the opportunity to 'open link in new tab'.

I use this frequently.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
FloridaPhil wrote:Sounds good Kip.

Will there be an option to open clicked links in a new tab? It is tiresome having to remember to press CTRL before clicking on links to avoid exiting the forum.
Surely if you 'right click' with your mouse, your browser will then give you the opportunity to 'open link in new tab'.

I use this frequently.

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Yes, sure. But why not have a switch that I can elect to open a new tab. And on mobile, it's a total PITA.
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FloridaPhil wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
FloridaPhil wrote:Sounds good Kip.

Will there be an option to open clicked links in a new tab? It is tiresome having to remember to press CTRL before clicking on links to avoid exiting the forum.
Surely if you 'right click' with your mouse, your browser will then give you the opportunity to 'open link in new tab'.

I use this frequently.

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Yes, sure. But why not have a switch that I can elect to open a new tab. And on mobile, it's a total PITA.
It can be a property of the underlying URL definition...therefore not requiring users to do anything...
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