Ok guys, sorry, I just got back near a computer. I’ve been super busy at Axpona showing off DirectStream. My apologies for the forums just showing up. No sooner did I land at DIA, drove home and kissed Terri, than I rushed in here to try and help out on the forums.
Here’s the deal. The new forums are NOT ready for general use in an approved manner. By that I mean there’s work needed to tie them into the main system properly. Well, that might be obvious. My purpose in writing this is to ask for a bit of patience. We went live Saturday morning because it was the only way we could get the forum to integrate with the website database. Our webmaster, Ryan, will not be able to work on the integration of the forums until first thing Monday morning (he actually wanted a day off). So I don’t want you thinking we launched the new forums and they are hopelessly F’d up. They are not. They just need to be worked on. We really are aware of their state.
We haven’t reinstated the Community leaders, we haven’t updated the user database. It’s just limping along, but it’s there. I don’t believe we lost any ground on the posts, they were all saved and should be here. This is now based on a program called Simple Press, rather than Vanilla. Simple Press is a much better platform than Vanilla, I assure you. But most important, it actually works with the core operating system of the website, its database etc. It is, for the first time, truly integrated and that will make life easier and better once the transition is complete.
So there have been some positive helpful posts, for which I am appreciative. It has been pointed out (thank you!!) that if you go My PS in the upper header menu of this website, then go to preferences and simply click on the Update button at the bottom of the page, it should re-instate your correct user name. Or you can just wait and we’ll hopefully fix it Monday.
Also on Monday we’ll get the Smileys, the roles correct, the WYSIWYG editor back in the posts, some order to the chaos and by week’s end all should be back to having fun and being informed.
As for DirectStream, I just flew in tonight. I have a quick 10K race I am running in the morning and then all day Sunday and most of the day Monday I am auditioning DirectStreams in Music Room One. We should be able to ship all that we promised if I can get through them all before I leave for Texas on Tuesday morning. It’s a bit difficult for me right now, but I swear to you I am doing my best.
Anything the Community leaders can do, as well as our honored members of this forum, to keep the peace and help out during the transition, I would be ever so grateful. Email me if you have questions or comments and I’ll do my best to answer.
I am listening, I do know it’s F’d up, and we’re on it. Really!!