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Forum down for Maintenance - Phase 2

Post by Kip » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:46 pm

Forum down for Maintenance

As some of you are aware we, and Sammy from CW, have been making preparations for an upgrade to the Christopher Ward forum. We did phase one on August 13.

Phase two is now due to begin.

During this process the forum will be down for maintenance from about noon UK time on Tuesday September 4, until possibly noon UK time on Thursday September 6 (Hopefully much sooner).

During this time, you should be able to view the forum but will not be able to post.

When completed, it is likely you will notice minor, subtle, visual differences - although the core operation will remain the same. This phase is to complete our bespoke work behind the scenes and upgrade overall functionality.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.
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Post by MiniMpi » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:07 pm

Many Thanks in advance Kip & Sammy :thumbup:
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Post by kiter65 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:33 pm

NNNNOOOOOO....for the first time in about 30 years I’ve been signed off work for a week ( nothing serious torn muscle in my back,just bloody painful and I can hardly move) I’m in day one and bored stupid already SO what am I going to do between Tuesday and Thursday? ](*,)

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Post by Richard D » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:35 pm

kiter65 wrote:NNNNOOOOOO....for the first time in about 30 years I’ve been signed off work for a week ( nothing serious torn muscle in my back,just bloody painful and I can hardly move) I’m in day one and bored stupid already SO what am I going to do between Tuesday and Thursday? ](*,)
Join the Christopher Ward Enthusiasts Facebook Group, plenty of friendly and informative chat over there too. :)
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Post by gbranton » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:42 pm

Richard D wrote:Join the Christopher Ward Enthusiasts Facebook Group, plenty of friendly and informative chat over there too. :)
I located and applied to join the Facebook group, thanks for the tip.

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Re: Forum down for Maintenance - Phase 2

Post by Kip » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:38 pm

Thanks you for your patience everyone. We are back live!!

You may notice some minor navigation changes...

The quick link box in the upper left corner

You name in the upper right with a drop down menu for easy access to the User Control Panel and your Profile.

TapaTalk users, please note: Tapatalk is the final element of the upgrade so it may not be totally functional with the forum for awhile yet.

Please, should you notice any issues, please notify me by pm or email.
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Post by nordwulf » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:53 pm

Nice upgrade, it looks much better and is easier to use on a smartphone. No need to use Tapatalk anymore. :thumbup:

I also noticed a while ago you can now upload images to posts so that will be helpful as well.

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Post by It'sAliveJim » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:57 pm

There is now no 'Unread Content' button on the home page?
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Post by downer » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:05 pm

It'sAliveJim wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:57 pm
There is now no 'Unread Content' button on the home page?
It’s under the quick links drop down..
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Re: Forum down for Maintenance - Phase 2

Post by TheBeatles » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:14 pm

nordwulf wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Nice upgrade, it looks much better and is easier to use on a smartphone. No need to use Tapatalk anymore. :thumbup:

I also noticed a while ago you can now upload images to posts so that will be helpful as well.
I preferred previous look. Plus, when you click on “mark topics read”. There is a screen message stating they have been marked as read, and needs to be closed.

A minor point for sure, but seems unnecessary as I know I have now marked them as read. This will happen a lot for me, so a little irritation.
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Post by welshlad » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:16 pm

Looks good, guys. Well done on the successful upgrade! :thumbup:
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Post by nordwulf » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:18 pm

mChat appears to be broken. Not that I would use it but others may.

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Re: Forum down for Maintenance - Phase 2

Post by It'sAliveJim » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:20 pm

downer wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:05 pm
It'sAliveJim wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:57 pm
There is now no 'Unread Content' button on the home page?
It’s under the quick links drop down..
As is the other stuff I was looking for :thumbup:

Looks good, and seems to be quicker logging in :D
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Post by MiniMpi » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:24 pm

It has a mobile look for smartphone which looks good.
Can't find the forum on Tapatalk at all though.
Can you now upload photos directly here ?
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Re: Forum down for Maintenance - Phase 2

Post by downer » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:29 pm

TheBeatles wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:14 pm


I preferred previous look. Plus, when you click on “mark topics read”. There is a screen message stating they have been marked as read, and needs to be closed.

A minor point for sure, but seems unnecessary as I know I have now marked them as read. This will happen a lot for me, so a little irritation.
You are right - another box pops up, although a single mouse click (anywhere) closes it. It is not necessary to position on the box or anything, so it is literally an extra click.
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