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Old 30-05-2017, 05:30 PM
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Hi All

We are still having some issues due to incompatibilities between some modules of our version of vBulletin and the new servers at our Hostco. We have tried rewriting scripts and changing various settings but some elements are just not working as they should. Chief among these is the image module and its libraries which resize uploaded pics and create thumbnails.

To be fair it's not really all the Hostco's fault, UKLDF was built in 2009 and apart from some software patches and updates has never really been upgraded since then.

So we are currently looking into either a shift to a different server or a total upgrade of the site. We want to do this safely, with as little disruption and downtime as possible, this means that a lot of preparation and planning has to go on behind the scenes to ensure that things work as they should before we make any irreversible changes.

One of our biggest challenges is that the site database is huge, all the images are stored within the database rather than in a separate file system.
This was common practice with vBulletin some years ago but is now not advisable due to the database bloat that can result from many large images being uploaded and stored.

On the plus side a major upgrade would allow us to do many of the additional things that have been requested but are not possible with our current software. A couple of examples would be simpler image posting and the ability to reactivate activity messaging and emailing again.

So on a positive note, if we decide to go down the upgrade path, now is your chance to mention or request any additional elements that you think would benefit the site and its members.
We can't promise we'll be able to do everything but we'll certainly look at every serious suggestion.

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Old 30-05-2017, 07:36 PM
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Thanks for the update CT appreciate all the time you have put in trying to get us back to where we were (or even better) .



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Old 30-05-2017, 07:51 PM
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Yes, thank you for all the time and effort you put in to the forum, and thanks for the information update

The only frustrations I had was uploaded batches of photos being sometimes muddled up, sometimes in reverse order and sometimes perfect. If I had a choice, and I don't know if this is, I would like to be able to upload a folder full of story images in one go, rather than five at a time...and have them in order
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Old 30-05-2017, 08:31 PM
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thanks for the update do what ever is best and easiest to get the site working 100% again.

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Old 30-05-2017, 08:42 PM
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Thank you for all you do.

If it's helpful I have a spare server not doing enough.

Best wishes

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Old 30-05-2017, 11:46 PM
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Thanks so much for your efforts CT; much appreciated.
Yes! Simpler image posting.
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Old 31-05-2017, 12:20 AM
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Thanks for the update Cyber Ted...well done, you make a good job
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Just adding my thanks for all your hard work CT

FM and the girls xx
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Old 31-05-2017, 09:52 AM
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Yes indeed, a well deserved "cheers" for all the hard yakka CT, seems a bit of a Pandora's box there mate.
Good luck with all the webby innards of the server wares and what fors.
At least we can still do our thing in the mean time, no worries.

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Have lot of problems connecting.
Can be on site for about ten minutes and then it ceases to operate and I cannot reconnect. Thanks for your efforts, please keep working on it.
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