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Forum Administration => Forum Policies & Announcements => Topic started by: Bobwhite on May 15, 2018, 07:09:49 pm

Title: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Bobwhite on May 15, 2018, 07:09:49 pm
Good day, kind sirs and madams!

We're making this announcement to... uhm, announce, I guess... that we will be upgrading the MCF's software to the latest version of SMF. We're going from 2.0.9 to 2.0.15, or something like that. This change will be mostly transparent.

Also, we will be moving to a better (i.e., complete) implementation of HTTPS, which among other things should get rid of the warning icons. It should also allow the spoiler tags to work without disabling protection. This may cause compatibility issues with links to non-HTTPS content, but as HTTPS is the wave of the future, we'll just have to cross all of those bridges as we come to them.

This will all be happening on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, at 7:00 AM, PDT. During this time, access to the MCF may be spotty, and any posts you make while we are switching things over may vanish. Since we're moving to a new host machine, DNS settings must be changed, and that can take a few minutes to a few hours to filter through all of the various and sundry Internets. (It normally doesn't take very long.)

And thus, the announcement comes to a close. Thanks for your time and attention. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the Feedback forum, because I'm pretty sure only Mods and Admins can post here.
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Mudak on May 15, 2018, 07:44:36 pm
As a test, I tried to respond directly to this thread...
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Geo on May 15, 2018, 08:56:07 pm
Sorry Joe.
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Bobwhite on May 16, 2018, 07:40:26 am
Oh well. Live and learn.
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Bobwhite on May 20, 2018, 08:55:02 pm
OK... just a reminder: this move is happening in a couple of days!

We've fiddled with some settings on the Giant Router in the Sky, and the new IP address should propagate through the Internets in a matter of minutes. But, in order for this to work properly, you should close your browser windows and tabs and then re-open them after the change. Don't just close the MCForum tab; that may not work, and the browser's internal cache will keep trying to go to the old place because reasons.

So, on Tuesday, if you have connection issues, close out all browser windows and try again. If you still have issues, clear your cache and cookies. If you still have problems, shoot me an email.
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Geo on May 20, 2018, 09:42:56 pm
To dream the impossible dream

That the migration will go off without a hitch.

Thinking on the lyrics a bit further, "To love pure and chaste from afar" is kinda not what we do here, so forget I posted anything.
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: lifmcs on May 20, 2018, 10:26:53 pm
Or as another notable figure once espoused, “Fuck it, we’re doing it live!”
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Geo on May 21, 2018, 12:26:41 am
Khan. I'm... laughing... at the superior intellect.
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Daphne on May 22, 2018, 12:08:43 pm
OK, I think we're back up! Please let us know any problems right away. If you have trouble posting, you can drop a note to me directly at daphne@mindcontroltheatre.com ...
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Merry Brooks on May 22, 2018, 11:09:46 pm
Took me 2 goes to get in, but made it now
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Bimbam on May 23, 2018, 03:47:54 pm
Can you make the authentication work for mcforum.net AND www.mcforum.net instead of www.mcforum.net ?

For example, if I go there : http://www.mcforum.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=208.0 , I'm getting redirected to https://mcforum.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=208.0 , which authenticates me for domain www.mcforum.net and sends me back to the main page, which means that I never get to the original page I wanted to go, because I'm caught in an authentication loop. I can only access again the original page (/yabbse/index.php?topic=208.0) by adding a www prefix manually to the https://mcforum.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=208.0 page or by manually adding the www cookie to the non www page.
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: Merry Brooks on May 09, 2019, 04:51:45 pm
Some shrewd spamming going on here, as no RTM button on this board. Hopefully an Admin/Mod will see this and deal with them, and maybe the other issue?
Title: Re: Important Announcement: MCForum Software Updgrade
Post by: marcus on May 09, 2019, 06:53:37 pm
Odd, I saw a "Report to Moderator" link and reported the spam post.