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When it rains it pours I guess...  Heh!  We were informed just minutes ago about our Host Providers plans to move DarkMatters and SacredWiki to a new server.  Hopefully that will come with improvements!  And not headaches.  :oooo:

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We will be performing a migration of the P1 server from our old storage platform to the new storage platform on September 23rd from 11 PM to 3 AM ET [GMT-4].

The expected downtime is not anticipated to exceed 45 minutes, however we are scheduling a longer maintenance window should we run into any unforeseen problems.  We have migrated numerous servers already successfully so we do not anticipate any delays or issues.

We will be posting updates to the this thread on our forums as we perform this maintenance: https://forums.mddhosting.com/topic/1474-p1-server-migration-saturday-september-23rd-11-pm-et-gmt-4/

 

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More DarkMatters changes on the way!

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Schot    292

Just a quick heads up to everyone that work is still in progress. Yeesh! Some days ago our forum software developers, IPS, released a major update for our forum. Time to update again! Often, when an update is released it can brake whatever skin you happen to be using. Unless the skin creator decides to update their skins as well. For our present skin there's been no word of an update sooooo... We'll be changing skins again, heh. Granted this time it's somewhat of a planned skin change anyway. There will be quite a few changes but most of them administrative.

The changes everyone may notice are:

Editor changes

A number of changes to the efficiency of the editor have been made.

 

The Best Answer Feature

Forums often generate a lot of topics with many replies and it can often be confusing for other readers to know which reply definitively answered the original question.

 

 

IP.Board comes with a brand new 'best answer' feature. This enables the topic starter (when allowed), moderators (where allowed) and super moderators/admins to mark a post as the best answer.

 

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This screen shot shows a typical question topic and the best answer has been flagged. You'll also notice that at the top, a small excerpt of the post is shown with a button to go and read the full post. This is useful for when the best answer may be on a different page to the one you're viewing.

 

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Looking at the forum view, you'll see that the answered topic has a badge that when clicked takes you to the flagged post.

 

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You can also quickly filter the forum list to remove answered or unanswered topics. This will be handy for forums that have staff answering questions!

 

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As you'd expect, this can be enabled on a per-forum basis and you can choose whether the topic starter can flag a topic or not on a per-forum basis. There is also a moderator toggle to empower moderators to flag a topic as the best answer. This enables you to retain as much control over this feature as you need.

 

We hope you enjoy this feature new to IP.Board 3.4. We know that it's been requested many times and we're very pleased at being able to include it!

 

I'll be running the update sometime today so if things get a little crazy around here you will know why! :D

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Stormwing    40

Back to business, man. Hope you had a good vacation down south. :)

And nice to hear a headsup, don't need to wonder what happened, if everything gets bonkers soon. :P

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Flooxim    48

Good to know you're back, and I look forward to these updates!

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Flooxim    48

After these changes, do you plan on taking a look on the couple topic that mysteriously disappeared? (3D Breakthorugh Puzzles, Aegis draws and put in on the internet, etc.)

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gogoblender    1,452

It looks like some of our data has been lost, even wrastling with our hoster, they're unable to get it back for us. We're really sorry that two of our topics, both creative ones got swiped, sorry guys ! :(

Schot, you're still keeping up with all these change, thanks for forging ahead, it looks like FDM's coming out from the cloud after this big attack on us, and we'll have some new super powers to boot!

:bounce:

 

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Schot    292

Ok... Well this hasn't happened yet. Simply because we don't have a skin to go to yet. Our future skin is under construction so I'm waiting for that to finish and then will update the forum and skin. Cheers gang! I'll post when the update has completed. Granted... You'll know when it happens anyways. :D

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Dragon Brother    392

Ok... Well this hasn't happened yet. Simply because we don't have a skin to go to yet. Our future skin is under construction so I'm waiting for that to finish and then will update the forum and skin. Cheers gang! I'll post when the update has completed. Granted... You'll know when it happens anyways. :D

Haha I'd imagine we would at that :P

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