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5/9/2006 8:00 PM
anonymous
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New forum software
Motivated in part by discussions that have appeared in this forum, I recently purchased a license to use vBulletin, one of the leading commercial software packages for discussion forums (this is the same software you may have seen in use at Harmony Central, but it's the very latest version with many more features).  
 
I've been installing and configuring it on a new site over the last week or so, and I believe it's about ready to start serving the needs of this group.  
 
The main entry page is here:  
 
http://music-electronics-forum.com/  
 
And here's a direct link to the Pickup Makers forum:  
 
http://music-electronics-forum.com/forumdisplay.html?f=11  
 
Please give it a try and post any thoughts you might have.  
 
 
-tb  
 
5/9/2006 8:25 PM
MK
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Hi tb,  
 
I've used vBulletin before and it's a significant improvement over this forum. Great work. What will happen to this forum and the archives? Come to think of it, what happened to the archives of the forum before this one (when SK was looking after it)?  
 
Regards,  
 
Michael
 
 
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5/9/2006 9:51 PM
Ken
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MK is right...  
 
I am also a moderator of a special interest group of my own, and in my email post archives are many irreplaceable idea/info threads. Is there any way not only to preserve the threads already current in this site, but past and future threads, say in a library format?  
 
The new site rocks!  
 
Ken
 
5/9/2006 10:09 PM
MK
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Yep, I was thinking data migration (eg. flat file, or from one db to another to account for users and other missing data or unecessary data to and from the old and new db's), which may take some work depending on db design but it's definately doable.  
 
Regards,  
 
Michael
 
5/10/2006 1:20 AM
anonymous
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quote:
"What will happen to this forum and the archives?"
This forum, and all the other AMPAGE forums, will remain here and active so ongoing threads can be finished up while we make the transition over to the new discussion site.  
 
Soon I'll make a "sticky" announcement at the top of each forum directing people to the new site and discouraging starting new threads here. Then after a while I'll disable posting here. After that I might start hacking this software into something that can serve up the archives.  
 
quote:
"what happened to the archives of the forum before this one (when SK was looking after it)?"
I wish I knew! If anyone had the forsight to grab an archive of the original forum before it went down I'd really like to hear about it.  
 
-tb
 
5/10/2006 3:12 AM
Lukas
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how is vBulletin different from phpBB?
 
5/10/2006 7:46 AM
David Schwab
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On 5/10/2006 2:25 AM, MK said:  
quote:
"Come to think of it, what happened to the archives of the forum before this one (when SK was looking after it)?"
 
 
Is it this one? There's still a forum linked to SK's page, and in fact there are active discussions.  
 
Not sure about archives though!  
 
http://www.ampge.com/forum/
 
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