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BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby koimaster » July 9th 2019, 9:35am

Dion has set up a test site (photos below) of what BDWF will look like after the software upgrades are complete. We are going to upgrade the existing version of phpBB which is dated. There may be a need to re-book mark the site by members if the portal url is switched with the index url. Dion who in 2013 rebuilt the watchlord site after importing from forumotion and has maintined this site as well as doing the BDWF conversion from watchforums.net will be doing these upgrades for us. While there is a cost to this I believe that it is well worth it for the future of the forum. I expect that Dion will be posting something about it here and at BDWF as well.

I would like folks to understand that while the admins and mods at both sites take care of most day to day stuff, it is DIon who does the heavy lifting with software updates, changes to the forum software and such.

The test site looks good so I am giving the go-ahead to do this to the regular sites.


As per Dion -
The default theme is fully responsive, which means there would no longer be a need for the mobile theme. It also uses modern HTML, so it will generate much better SEO.


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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby conjurer » July 9th 2019, 9:56am

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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby 3Flushes » July 9th 2019, 11:20am

Noice!
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby JAS1125 » July 9th 2019, 12:40pm

Excellent...thanks!
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby Racer-X » July 9th 2019, 12:49pm

Great!
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby biglove » July 9th 2019, 4:24pm

Looks sharp
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby Britboy » July 10th 2019, 6:41am

That does look good
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby ocean » July 10th 2019, 2:22pm

Nice!
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby koimaster » July 10th 2019, 3:07pm

we plan on something similar for this site as well in the next few weeks.
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby artman » July 10th 2019, 6:42pm

Cool! What about the request I put in for the shag carpet and the chocolate fountain??
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby koimaster » July 10th 2019, 6:58pm

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artman wrote:Cool! What about the request I put in for the shag carpet and the chocolate fountain??


A bit too expensive but the future could bring pong and egg creams.
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby koimaster » July 15th 2019, 3:40pm

Dion is the single source of contact for this upgrade and migration which is needed after almost 6 years of using the same software version. This will increase our visibility on search engines which in turn allows more red meat for members to chew up. I do want to point out that Dion has given this forum a break price wise over the years which I appreciate more than words can say. He has also protected this forum with his work and advice.

You will note that we have never been hacked, never had personal data stolen and only recently and it was my fault, had some son of bitch try to spam the forum. That is due to the advice I follow from Dion and a small part of my own experience in the IT world.

I would also like to thank Racer-x, Ocean, Jas and John for the work they do to maintain BDWF the reprise.
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby biglove » July 15th 2019, 4:37pm

koimaster wrote:Dion is the single source of contact for this upgrade and migration which is needed after almost 6 years of using the same software version. This will increase our visibility on search engines which in turn allows more red meat for members to chew up. I do want to point out that Dion has given this forum a break price wise over the years which I appreciate more than words can say. He has also protected this forum with his work and advice.

You will note that we have never been hacked, never had personal data stolen and only recently and it was my fault, had some son of bitch try to spam the forum. That is due to the advice I follow from Dion and a small part of my own experience in the IT world.

I would also like to thank Racer-x, Ocean, Jas and John for the work they do to maintain BDWF the reprise.


Damned fine work by all involved. Kudos!
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby Dion » July 16th 2019, 6:59pm

Thanks, Alain! I appreciate the kind words.

After BDWF is migrated to the new software in the next few days, folks here can head over to https://bestdamnwatchforum.com to get an idea of how Watchlords will look and work.
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby foghorn » July 16th 2019, 7:19pm

This place is gonna work differently?


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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby JAS1125 » July 17th 2019, 5:13am

koimaster wrote:Dion is the single source of contact for this upgrade and migration which is needed after almost 6 years of using the same software version. This will increase our visibility on search engines which in turn allows more red meat for members to chew up. I do want to point out that Dion has given this forum a break price wise over the years which I appreciate more than words can say. He has also protected this forum with his work and advice.

You will note that we have never been hacked, never had personal data stolen and only recently and it was my fault, had some son of bitch try to spam the forum. That is due to the advice I follow from Dion and a small part of my own experience in the IT world.

I would also like to thank Racer-x, Ocean, Jas and John for the work they do to maintain BDWF the reprise.


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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby Dion » July 18th 2019, 10:08pm

foghorn wrote:This place is gonna work differently?


Uh-oh

You can get a good idea of how Watchlords will look and work by heading over to the updated BDWF:

https://bestdamnwatchforum.com/
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Re: BDWF/ Watchlord upgrades

Postby biglove » July 19th 2019, 3:55pm

Dion wrote:
foghorn wrote:This place is gonna work differently?


Uh-oh

You can get a good idea of how Watchlords will look and work by heading over to the updated BDWF:

https://bestdamnwatchforum.com/



Looks fantastic on mobile. MUCH easier on these old eyes. Great job, Dion.
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