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    Upcoming Changes - Please Read....

    For those of you that obsessively notice when things start changing just an fyi that I'm in the process of prepping to change forum software. vBulletin has gotten to be way to bloated is constantly getting updated for some reason or another. I've decided to move to a much more simple application. Test imports have gone smoothly although there will be some changes I'm sure some won't like.

    I'm not sure exactly when I'll do the major switch over. First I have to get the basic framework in place. Even though I've been culling some old stagnant stuff it's still a large amount of data to move. The actual conversion will probably take about 3 hours. So as usual the forum will go offline at some point. When it comes back up it will look very different (sort of). For now I'll only be doing what I need to in order to do the conversion and get the forum back up as quickly as possible.

    I'm pretty confident this switch will provide a speed improvement, plus allow for more features beyond just the "forum" type setting.

    So the big question is when????

    Well, it might happen this afternoon, tonight, tomorrow night, maybe not until the weekend but the sooner the better if you know what I mean.

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    Ultimate Carrie Fan nannygirl's Avatar
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    So by "obsessively notice when things start to change" you really mean "are here all day so a 3 hour window when the site is offline should not put you into a panic because I am telling you I am switching software." I see how it is, Mr. Site Owner! And I just now got used to the awesome new banner! Oh, well...

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    Thanks for what you do for us James! It is most appreciated!!

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    Yes, James, I agree with Ann's sentiments and thanks for the heads up. At least knowing ahead of time we'll know what's going on and we won't be scrambling to other sites asking about this site!!! HAHAHAHAHA

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    Yes James. Thanks for everything. (even psymon).

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    Thanks again for everything James.

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    Thanks for letting us know, James!

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    Thank James! good thing your posted this or else everyone will think the album leaked...

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    Thanks James!!!

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    Thanks for the heads up. Thanks for the site!

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    Thanks for letting us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nannygirl View Post
    So by "obsessively notice when things start to change" you really mean "are here all day so a 3 hour window when the site is offline should not put you into a panic because I am telling you I am switching software." I see how it is, Mr. Site Owner! And I just now got used to the awesome new banner! Oh, well...
    Yeah, pretty much.. lol

    Planning to keep the banner.

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    Thanks so much, James, for all that you do for us!!!!

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    Appreciate it James!

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    Thanks for all your hard work and letting us know. Perhaps this constant updating by vBulletin software has mitigated the uploading of the chat window that's below the top banner. I've noticed that the chat is hardly used, even during big events such as the recent ACM. Maybe the chat can be eliminated.

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    If we weren't obsessive types then we wouldn't be part of CF would we? lol.

    Whatever you change in the software, please make sure it still crashes whenever it's a big award show where Carrie wins.

    Just kidding James, thanks for keeping this site up and running.

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    Thanks James for letting us know.

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    Me & Psymon are speechless.

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    Is the site going to change like the fan club did?

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    Hopefully I'm at work when it goes down. lol. Thanks James (:


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