The Heff

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  • Birthday 10/15/1981

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  1. The Heff added a post in a topic: 3.4.7 to 4beta6 issues...   

    Yesterday I upgraded a test site from 3.4.7 to IPS 4 beta 6. I encountered a few issues but before I start raising bugs I want to see if I have made any novice mistakes that could have been the cause.
    Installed
    IP.Board
    Gallery
    Nexus
    Procedure
    1. Duplicate files in a test folder.
    2. Edit global_conf.php to reflect the new path.
    3. Uploaded a copy of my live DB to a test DB.
    4. Edit global_conf.php to reflect the new database.
    5. Accessed the ACP on the test site and updated the paths for uploads and for Gallery.
    6. Deleted all old files from the test folder except global_conf.php and the uploads folder.
    7. Uploaded IPS4 files to the test folder.
    8. Ran the upgrader.
    Is this how others would do it?
    Issues I encountered were Nexus failing to load (error: EX0), various error messages when updating settings in the ACP , Gallery images not loading, Gallery images not showing an owner, etc. It just seemed like too much was going wrong hence I want to rule out my own stupidity first.
  2. The Heff added a post in a topic: Automatically remove unnecessary line breaks?   

    ​I do that all the time!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    I really do.
  3. The Heff added a post in a topic: What phone do you use?   

    ​That's the exact reason I have an iPhone 6. A quick double tap of the home button and everything is easily accessed with one hand.
    I've got quite a potted phone history having used all sorts:
    HTC HD2
    HTC Desire
    iPhone 4S
    Samsung Galaxy S2
    Nexus 5
    iPhone 6
    I wouldn't use the current Windows offerings again, perhaps with Windows 10 I might, but I am equally impressed by Android and Apple devices. It was just swung, this time, because Apple nailed the accessibility of the larger handset sizes.
  4. The Heff added a post in a topic: Disappointed In IPS 4   

    I've not had an issue with search, it seems to work well.
    What I do miss is the way the search defaults to the appropriate search parameters based on where you are. In a forum 3.4.7 defaults to 'in this forum', whereas on 4.0 it seemingly does not. That's a tad annoying since I often know which forum a topic is in and would have just browsed to that forum and searched. Now there's some extra clicks that I need to make.
  5. The Heff added a post in a topic: How to speed up the Background Processes?   

    ​Based on my maths, 16,226 hours.
  6. The Heff added a post in a topic: How to speed up the Background Processes?   

    I really hope beta 6 is faster...
    8319 topics 88742 posts 875 members This is by no means a big board but after 72 hours, with a cron job executing every minute, it's still not done.
  7. The Heff added a post in a topic: How to speed up the Background Processes?   

    I'm glad I found this topic as beta 5 is just so painfully slow. :lol:
    I will wait until beta 6.
  8. The Heff added a post in a topic: Thank you Ryan Ashbrook #2   

    Can we have a ' @Ryan Ashbrook  Appreciation' forum please?
  9. The Heff added a post in a topic: General Discussion!   

    ​I was lucky enough to be bought the DVD set for Christmas a few years back, having owned them on VHS but no longer having a player. I never tire of them.
    Did your dad share any tales of the war?
  10. The Heff added a post in a topic: General Discussion!   

    Who is your favourite General?
    It can be any General, past or present.
    I personally like General  Bernard Montgomery.

    I first came to know of this man from watching the World at War series when I was a child. I've had a fascination with World War II ever since and his is the most recognisable face, aside from old Winston. I also enjoyed the narration by Lawrence Olivier and the way he described the battles of the campaigns, particularly the  Battle of El Alamein... A real turning point.
  11. The Heff added a post in a topic: How to upgrade from 3.4.7 to 4.0 ?   

    Firstly, it's in beta and therefore unless you are doing this in a test environment or on a test install, you should stop. You don't know what bugs, holes, etc., will be discovered between now and its release.
    IPS4 is a complete re-write so the folders won't match. When the release is ready for general use I'd expect guides on upgrading to be forthcoming. It won't be long.
  12. The Heff added a post in a topic: Thank you Ryan Ashbrook   

    It was a misconfiguration of Mod Security. It disabled literally every script on the website. That's as far as my knowledge stretches.
  13. The Heff added a post in a topic: Thank you Ryan Ashbrook   

    My web host, who shall remain nameless, decided to migrate my services to a new platform to improve performance and reliability.
    Since the migration the forum was unusable, settings could not be updated and I was forced to take the site offline. The web host could not tell me what had changed in order to put things right.
    Although it was clearly an issue caused by the web host and their server configuration, I raised a ticket with IPS which was quickly passed to Tier II support. Ryan diagnosed the cause almost instantly which I relayed back to the host. Everything is now back online.
    Thank you @Ryan Ashbrook ! You saved my bacon.
  14. The Heff added a post in a topic: my time to moan !   

    ​I fail to see anybody berating anybody else. This is a forum and people of differing opinions will use them to discuss things. The fact folks might disagree with Pete does not mean they're berating him nor taking away from his enormous contribution over the years. It's clear from his profile how highly he is thought of.
  15. The Heff added a post in a topic: my time to moan !   

    I think IPS deserve some respect for the way they've handled this and it sounds like you've been given an incredibly generous deal because of your long-standing relationship with them. You'd have to be barking mad to throw that away and move to another software, just because you'll have to pay renewal fees like the rest of us.

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