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Exclamation Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
After twelve years on Mybb, the time has come to change forum software to Xenforo, which has more features and is better maintained by its developers. I will be making this change on Monday, May 4 starting around 11am EST. The forum will be offline until the job is complete, about 3-8 hours. All forum posts, private messages, and attachments will be transferred over.

Here are a few new features you'll encounter after the upgrade:

-Ability to tag a member in a post
-Better mobile support
-Option to enable mobile push notifications
-Two-factor authentication
-Automatic embed of YouTube and Twitter (simply post the link)
-Better private message system
-Dark mode theme

You can get a feel for the new software by going to the Xenforo Community forum.

The forum will come back online in a basic state. Then I will spend the following weeks to fine-tune the software and settings. There will be an opportunity for you to request changes or features.

Up to now, the forum has had only a couple of subforums where most of the action has taken place. Everything Else, for example, would fill up quickly with many different topics. After the upgrade, I plan on creating several more subforums where we can have more focused discussions.

I anticipate some members will prefer the old software, but since that version has reached its end of life and is no longer being maintained, it will become obsolete on web servers that introduce new versions of PHP. The change has to be made and we can't leave things as they are.

I've been test driving the new software for the past couple of days and am really impressed with it. I'm sure it will be seen as a much-needed upgrade by most of the membership.

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04-30-2020 01:41 PM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
Are the names and date really going to take up that much space? Feels like too much scrolling. Additionally, the borderless corners gives off an off putting informal vibe. I don't know what to say about the emojis and thumbs ups except, I quit Facebook ages ago with 13 others.

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04-30-2020 02:08 PM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
Thank you Roosh for making the transfer. Besides the security upgrade, those are some welcome features you mentioned. Thank you for importing all the old data, as there's quite a treasure trove to keep around!

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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
If only the layout was wider.

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Sounds like a much needed change is finally coming around!

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04-30-2020 03:30 PM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
Another cool feature I just learned of is private messaging with multiple people at the same time, and if you're in a conversation with someone, you can invite someone else to join.

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04-30-2020 05:29 PM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
Will "likes" on old posts migrate over?

Also, the current color scheme is easier on the eyes IMO - maybe you could tweak the Xenforo scheme to be similar.
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04-30-2020 08:26 PM
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(04-30-2020 08:26 PM)Brewer Wrote:  Will "likes" on old posts migrate over?

No.

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04-30-2020 08:52 PM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
(04-30-2020 08:52 PM)Roosh Wrote:  
(04-30-2020 08:26 PM)Brewer Wrote:  Will "likes" on old posts migrate over?

No.

Will reputation points transfer over??
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
After thinking this through, I think I'll be able to cope if I can still be a Robin.

Edit: Is this change in forum symbolic to the world after the pandemic?

Thank you

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04-30-2020 09:18 PM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
(04-30-2020 09:06 PM)Siberian Liger Wrote:  
(04-30-2020 08:52 PM)Roosh Wrote:  
(04-30-2020 08:26 PM)Brewer Wrote:  Will "likes" on old posts migrate over?

No.

Will reputation points transfer over??

No. The new software doesn't have reputation points, only points from how many likes your posts get, but you can leave comments on a user's profile that is similar to the reputation system here.

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04-30-2020 09:34 PM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
Will this forum be left up as an archive?

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(04-30-2020 09:57 PM)Geomann180 Wrote:  Will this forum be left up as an archive?

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At least for the short term, yes. But it won't be permanent because of the software issue I already mentioned.

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04-30-2020 09:59 PM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
The old forum should still be visible on Archive.org's Wayback Machine too, so you can also go that route for seeing old posts.
05-01-2020 05:39 AM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
It would be great if there could be a video imbed function for uncucked alternatives to youtube like Bitchute, Archive.org, Dlive.

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(04-30-2020 08:52 PM)Roosh Wrote:  
(04-30-2020 08:26 PM)Brewer Wrote:  Will "likes" on old posts migrate over?

No.

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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
(04-30-2020 09:34 PM)Roosh Wrote:  
(04-30-2020 09:06 PM)Siberian Liger Wrote:  Will reputation points transfer over??

No. The new software doesn't have reputation points, only points from how many likes your posts get, but you can leave comments on a user's profile that is similar to the reputation system here.

I am a fan of the current reputation points system where you can rep other members and when you look at someone's reputation details, you can see how highly repped the members who repped them are.

Just leaving comments on a user's profile won't be the same.
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
There will be a subforum where members can request features, but on day 1 it won't be an exact clone.

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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
(04-30-2020 09:34 PM)Roosh Wrote:  
(04-30-2020 09:06 PM)Siberian Liger Wrote:  
(04-30-2020 08:52 PM)Roosh Wrote:  
(04-30-2020 08:26 PM)Brewer Wrote:  Will "likes" on old posts migrate over?

No.

Will reputation points transfer over??

No. The new software doesn't have reputation points, only points from how many likes your posts get, but you can leave comments on a user's profile that is similar to the reputation system here.

How about the ability to dislike? That can make it easier vocalize disagreement without spiraling into an argument that derails threads
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
^^ There is an angry reaction option.

When it comes to features, hang tight until Monday and then you can check it out yourself.

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05-01-2020 08:32 PM
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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
Will I get promoted to moderator and become unbannable?

That's not how we do things in Russia, comrade.

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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
On the chance that the new software requires you to re-enter your login details it might pay for people to make sure they still remember their password. I was lucky to remember mine after nearly a year of having never had to enter it. Try to open your account on another browser just to make sure your password is what you think it is.

It will be a lot easier for Roosh to sort out who's real and who's phishing if he gets a password request from your actual account via PM. This may also save him a deluge of emails on day one (possibly from fakers) asking for a password reset.

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(05-02-2020 06:58 AM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  On the chance that the new software requires you to re-enter your login details it might pay for people to make sure they still remember their password. I was lucky to remember mine after nearly a year of having never had to enter it. Try to open your account on another browser just to make sure your password is what you think it is.

It will be a lot easier for Roosh to sort out who's real and who's phishing if he gets a password request from your actual account via PM. This may also save him a deluge of emails on day one (possibly from fakers) asking for a password reset.

You can always use the "Forget your password" option, but if you don't have access to the email address you registered with, you'll have to register a new account with a new username.

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The one we registered with or the one currently listed in our CP?

I'm not sure I even remember the address I registered with.

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RE: Forum will be upgraded to new software on May 4, 2020
I really don`t like this! (No offense to Roosh or anyone else.) The whole legacy of the forum is based on the layout/aesthetics, the rep. point system, the likes etc. It`s the whole feel of the forum that will be missed I think.

RVF is/was like an old house, full of various rooms, all with their own charm and character. In one you might find a couple of guys in suits sipping brandy, chewing on big cigars and debating politics and economics. In the basement a few guys might be working on their fitness in the house gym. In yet another room, women/sex might discussed...and so on. I`m afraid that the old RVF house might be torn down and be replaced with a sterile, cubicle filled modern office building, and that the essence of the forum will be lost forever with this change.


   
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We will stomp to the top with the wind in our teeth.

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