Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Upgrade Day!

Today's the day folks.  We're upgrading the forum to the new version today and once Invision start the forum will go offline until it's done.  There's a lot of new functionality coming, and we're really excited about it, but as my brain has forgotten more about running a forum than it ever knew, we decided to ask Invision do it, which is part of our service contract with them.  once they've finished their morning cuppa, they'll take the board offline and we'll have to think of something else to do until it comes back.

Remember - it's a new version of the software with lots of new features that will probably take a while to get used to it, so don't throw up your hands with woe.  Persevere, and you'll get the hang of it within minutes.  Feedback from some of the non-technical members we've asked to preview it has been overwhelmingly good.  Even people that are self-professed luddites :)

UPDATE 17:47:  We went offline a couple of minutes ago, so if you visit the forums you should now get the "offline" message. This is quite normal, and part of the planned shut-down of the forums while our Invision technician Mark Higgins gets on with doing the work.  A big thanks in anticipation to Mark :)


  1. Do we have any timeline to work with ?
    i.e. What would be a estimated online time be (fully understand a specific time can be hard to say but a rough ball park time pls)

  2. VERY slow this morning Mike (07:20)?

  3. It seems to be just when saving posts?

  4. 19:59 it's crashed:
    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 141741 bytes) in /home/britmod/public_html/forums/system/Lang/Lang.php on line 1572

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