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DWF UPDATE!

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DWF UPDATE!

Post21 Jan 2012, 15:20

Actually we are running a very old forum software which has been totally OK, because generally speaking you should never touch a running system.

For security reasons and the lack of further improvements or service for this phpbb version, there´s no other way than to update to a late release of the forum software. I would like to keep this forum alive for a long time to come.

An update is a bunch of work. If work is done it should be done properly from my perspective so I will change a few things with this update:

1) Change the forum style to a newer one. It will be a bit more formal and clean, because this should highlite the value of the watches. I have to say I don´t like all the phpbb - blue forums.

2) Merge some forums so it is easier to post and find topics. It should also be more friendly to your eyes.

3) Move the whole forum to my german server. I don´t want to be responsible under american law, so this is some kind of protection for me. But there are some other advantages: This server should be 5 times faster and if you don´t get enough attention on your latest purchase, then just photoshop the new digital watch on the wrist of a nice nudie in the Humor-Section (...).

4) I am still trying to merge both forums, so please wish me luck in that we will have one digital watch forum for all collectors. I´ve already spoken to the owner of .cc and I have a good feeling.

The update and new forum is already running on my server, so I am working in the background. This forum will be closed for 24 hours (I will let you know once I am ready) when databases and the whole content will be transferred and updated. Don´t worry, I will backup all files!

Here´s the list of the new category/forum list:

Digital watch forums
LED
LCD/DSM
Modern digital
Others

Repairs and Restoration
Electronical
Mechanical

General information
Reviews and latest acquisations
Pulsar serial database (no owners just watches to see what´s still alive)
Gallery and Download Section

Community
Members of DWF
Off Topic / General discussion
Forum news
Humor
Moderator Forum (for moderators only. As said I don´t want a one-man-show so there should be a common moderator vote if a user has to be banned or not)


That´s it for now. Please let me know if you would like to have further changes or have new ideas.

Thanks for your patience to get the new forum running. It takes a bit of time to make the new forum a great one! Hanno [/b]
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: DWF UPDATE!

Post21 Jan 2012, 15:33

Hanno - wishing you the best in all of this. Yeah, dwf.nu has looked about the same for 5 year under me, looked the same for 5 years under Tor. I personally would hope you could get away from the phpbb completely - VBulletin seems to be a much more functional forum software. But phpbb was good in the day - sort of like these watches. :lol:
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http://www.retroleds.com - Sales of vintage LED, LCD, analog watches, parts and gadgets - repair tutorials & tips.
http://www.thedigitalwatch.com - Huge database of digital timepieces. All content from ledwatches.net is going here.
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Post22 Jan 2012, 10:53

This forum will be shut down today from time to time! I will save all databases in about one hour, all posts which will be written later might be deleted! Hanno.
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: DWF UPDATE!

Post22 Jan 2012, 11:30

Log for all users

10:20h: Databases are saved
10:28h: Start to save files...
10:28h: New posts are deleted, please do not post new topics or respond!
10:38h: Start to save photo gallery - New posts are deleted!
10:52h: Still saving...
11:14h: 2500 files left..
11:29h: All files successfully saved!
11:30h: Install new databases on new server - finished!
11:30h: Install new folder for old dwf data on new server - finished!
11:31h: Start to upload old forum files on new server
11:35h: 9500 files left..
11:54h: Done
11:55h: Forgot what comes next...
11:55h: Upload database on new server
12:07h: Update failed.. file is too big.
12:07h: Start to split old database in parts
12:27h: Database uploaded successfully
12:28h: I´ve tried everything once yesterday, so I know what I am doing :)
12:29h: Install a 2nd database on my server
12:30h: Upload a brand new phpbb version on server and use 2nd database
12:37h: Upload finished
12:37h: Install new phpbb version
12:44h: Done
12:45h: Prepare files of old forum for update to phpbb3.0.X
12:50h: Update old forum to new phpbb release
13:12h: Done
13:22h: Start to install new forums and categories
13:25h: Delete install directory
13:26h: Install new forums and categories which will take a while
13:59h: I am still installing the new categories and forums..
15:11h: Done
15:11h: Start to install new forum style
15:19h: Style implemented successfully
15:20h: Thanks Abe for providing the photo!
15:21h: Start to set rights (will be changed again later!)
15:36h: Done - no moderators and admins set yet
15:37h: Set link to the new server and deactivate new forum

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