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Champs96ws
09-02-2012, 08:47 AM
We are happy to announce that the site will be upgrading to a new version of Vbulletin. The upgrade will take place sometime this week barring any unforeseen problems that arise.

When the upgrade takes place the site will be down for up to 6 hours. I will post a message with a 24 hour notice of when this will take place.

I'm giving everyone the heads up now so you guys have time to copy any lists you might have. Also the userpages will be replaced with something different. So copy your data/lists onto notepad, that information will not be ported over to the new site.

Thanks,
Peter

854Trav
09-02-2012, 09:00 AM
The trade manager will keep all the data in it right?

Champs96ws
09-02-2012, 09:27 AM
The trade manager will keep all the data in it right?

Yes, the TM data will not be lost. We shut the site down, so that we can copy the data without losing anything that might be posted during the upgrade.

TM was our biggest challenge, it had to be re coded for the new system.

854Trav
09-02-2012, 09:47 AM
Thanks Peter for the quick response

shortstopsport
09-02-2012, 10:20 AM
store fronts? LOL

JJLevitsky
09-03-2012, 08:37 PM
I dont know if Pete wants me to say anything but I am going to anyway. I talked to him earlier this afternoon and he got me into the new site on a test basis. I think you guys are going to be REALLY impressed. It was looking very nice. I can only imagine all of the hard work that is going into making this happen.

Thanks,

Jeff

JamesNevans
09-04-2012, 01:25 PM
Where can I find the sponsor links? I want to continue to shop eBay with the link.

Champs96ws
09-04-2012, 01:56 PM
I've been adding the little things....

There is now an ebay banner just under the Nav Bar. It includes an ebay search box that will open in a new window.

Thanks,

mintman2
09-04-2012, 08:49 PM
I dont know if Pete wants me to say anything but I am going to anyway. I talked to him earlier this afternoon and he got me into the new site on a test basis. I think you guys are going to be REALLY impressed. It was looking very nice. I can only imagine all of the hard work that is going into making this happen.

Thanks,

Jeff

Maybe it's just a matter of being comfortable and not liking change but so far I'm not liking the new site. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that when I search for posts by mintman2 I get "sorry, no search results" ? LOL

Would also be nice to have back the dropdown menu box, at the bottom of most pages, to select a forum to go to.

mintman2
09-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Sorry, just found the menu under the site news button. So now I have to find my post in order to jump to another forum, YUCK

Champs96ws
09-04-2012, 08:55 PM
Maybe it's just a matter of being comfortable and not liking change but so far I'm not liking the new site. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that when I search for posts by mintman2 I get "sorry, no search results" ? LOL

Would also be nice to have back the dropdown menu box, at the bottom of most pages, to select a forum to go to.

The 2nd part of your post exists...there is a quick navigation drop down at the bottom right side. Just after the last post.

Champs96ws
09-04-2012, 08:58 PM
And your subscribed threads are in your Profile Page - Subscription tab and on the left is a link to all your posts and threads.

greatdadx2
09-04-2012, 09:43 PM
I noticed when I go into Trade Manager...the secondary navigation bar that lists these options:
New Posts Private Messages FAQ Calendar Community Forum Actions Quick Links

They are not there


Also in the Trade Manager itself is there anyway to get back the "you sent, received, they received, etc." under the status.

This looks like it will take a little while to get used to....It looks to be a little confusing and not as "clean" as the previous site, don't know if it is the colors and/or font sizes or combo of things...just seems cluttered to me...but I am always under the notion "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"...I am sure it will work itself out, I least I certainly hope so, If I don't have "THE BENCH" then I would definatley would not be able to continue this hobby...THE BENCH is plain and simple the best, even before the change...BTW The new logo is great, Ive thinking about getting business cards made up here in the last few weeks to hand out to collectors that I see in the stores and where I work at (TARGET).
Thanks for the listen
Robert

Scobes
09-04-2012, 09:57 PM
This looks like it will take a little while to get used to....It looks to be a little confusing and not as "clean" as the previous site, don't know if it is the colors and/or font sizes or combo of things...just seems cluttered to me...but I am always under the notion "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"...I am sure it will work itself out,

I agree, but at least it's still the Bench!

Scobes

mintman2
09-05-2012, 08:33 PM
And your subscribed threads are in your Profile Page - Subscription tab and on the left is a link to all your posts and threads.

Hey Pete. Wasn't talking about subscribed threads, which I don't have any of. I used to do a search of my user name and the results were all the threads that I had posted in. Now i get nothing :(

BucCollector
09-05-2012, 10:43 PM
Seems to me that the search box is pulling up only those posts / threads that were created post-upgrade.

mj23bullsfan
09-06-2012, 09:32 AM
i don't recall seeing any mention of this:

in trade manager, it shows my trade partner as rcvng what i'm getting. then i click and go into the actual trade page, and again it shows trade partner rcvng cards they are sending to me, and me rcvng cards i am sending to them.

i like the new look for the most part. no complaints, just a little time adjusting is all :)

great job to everyone involved in the switch!

paul

anglinomics
09-06-2012, 11:09 AM
Paul, this will get fixed.


i don't recall seeing any mention of this:

in trade manager, it shows my trade partner as rcvng what i'm getting. then i click and go into the actual trade page, and again it shows trade partner rcvng cards they are sending to me, and me rcvng cards i am sending to them.

i like the new look for the most part. no complaints, just a little time adjusting is all :)

great job to everyone involved in the switch!

paul

greatdadx2
09-06-2012, 11:37 AM
Just noticed something else....I went to change a title for one of my threads and it just reverted back to the original title...I know there is a lot of tweaking going on....keep up the fgood work.....Starting to get better on finding my way around...

tglg
09-06-2012, 12:20 PM
I noticed this as well, as I editted the title of a thread, and 2 days later it was still the original.
Just noticed something else....I went to change a title for one of my threads and it just reverted back to the original title...I know there is a lot of tweaking going on....keep up the fgood work.....Starting to get better on finding my way around...

Champs96ws
09-06-2012, 12:54 PM
I noticed this as well, as I editted the title of a thread, and 2 days later it was still the original.

I switched this setting yesterday, to allow members to change thread titles...I just checked and it's still on, Should be working.

EDIT - I found my mistake, Editing of thread titles should work now.

Mlublansky
09-07-2012, 12:45 AM
Great job on the upgrade the site looks great