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Travelfish site downtime Saturday October 16, 2010

  • somtam2000

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    Hiya,

    Just a quick note that, assuming I don't contract plague or malaria, or put my back out (again) between now and Saturday, we'll be transitioning to the new Travelfish site this Saturday. This will mean the site will be unavailable for a few hours, starting around 6am GMT+8 (so yeah, I'm having a quiet Friday night).

    Hopefully it will all be sorted quickly and the site will be back up by the time you Sydneyites are finishing your morning brew, but, as is often the case, it may take a little longer.

    Anyway, just a heads up to everyone.

    Cheers & thanks

    #1 Posted: 13/10/2010 - 17:20

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  • 5acrefarmer

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    Geez, I normally get online during my morning brew! I'll be patient and a little excited.

    #2 Posted: 13/10/2010 - 17:47

  • Archmichael

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    Ok! Looking forward to the new, improved Travelfish going live.

    Though I do wonder how you're going to keep Vietnamese travel agents from posting on the new site (as noted in another post re: traveling in Viet Nam).

    #3 Posted: 14/10/2010 - 10:52

  • somtam2000

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    @Archmichael It isn't so much about stopping them (as they'll never stop) it's rather just a blanket ban that hopefully makes moderation faster and easier... in theory at least!

    #4 Posted: 15/10/2010 - 11:07

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    Be a few more hours before I shut it down. Apols for the delay - a few (more) last minute bugs.

    #5 Posted: 16/10/2010 - 07:19

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    Somtam: well, yes, true ... the travel flacks will never stop. But anything to cut down will be all to the better.

    #6 Posted: 16/10/2010 - 11:09

  • mattocmd

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    Eager to see the new site Stuart! Good luck!

    #7 Posted: 16/10/2010 - 11:30

  • somtam2000

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    Well, that didn't go quite as well as planned!

    Will try again tomorrow morning!

    /s

    #8 Posted: 16/10/2010 - 21:03

  • somtam2000

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    And so it goes on. Tonight. 7pm my time (GMT+8) site will be closed for a few hours while I switch.

    I've disabled a couple of things that are continuing to cause headaches and will sort them out next week.

    Really

    #9 Posted: 17/10/2010 - 13:53

  • siddy

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    Love the updates, site is much more user friendly!

    #10 Posted: 18/10/2010 - 08:48

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  • Archmichael

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    Wow ... looks good, Somtam! Congratulations on the launch.

    #11 Posted: 18/10/2010 - 09:52

  • Captain_Bob

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    Good upgrade. The preview-before-posting and ability to edit our own posts is very welcome indeed. Thanks! The new look is kind of "big" but I just Ctrl-scroll zoom it down and works like a charm.

    Opps, it appears when you edit your posts it can really screw them up. URL links in particular get totally mangled and I can't seem to get it right. Nice to be able to edit posts but not if it just screws them up worse =)

    #12 Posted: 18/10/2010 - 15:06

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    @Bob ahhh, yeah the links. Links you paste in and/or use the link button for should survive the edit process, but location links are getting broken. This is happening because we add them in automatically (for instance if you type Krabi it should be automatically linked to the relevant page in Travelfish) but this is getting hacked in the edit process.

    Working on it. :)

    #13 Posted: 19/10/2010 - 09:54

  • Captain_Bob

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    Cheers for the reply. You can see what happens to links for example the 1st reply on this thread: http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/indochina/12135_from-china-to-thailand As you described the placename automatically generates the link again which ends up looking pretty messy. Personally I always thought the auto-linked placenames was not a good idea, IMO ;-)

    Oh and the link I added above is now messed up too, and I used the Add Hyperlink tool to insert it. Seems like quite a problem.

    #14 Posted: 21/10/2010 - 00:55

  • Captain_Bob

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    I just enter the URL for Travelfish using the link tool and...

    http://www.travelfish.org

    look what happens.

    Also, longer URLs don't word wrap, they just run off the righthand edge of the screen.

    #15 Posted: 21/10/2010 - 17:04

  • somtam2000

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    Thanks Bob, I'm thinking the linking is fixed now... but will keep an eye on it, and please report if you still have probs with it.

    Long links running out right are a separate prob and on my list.. I'm locking this thread off as it is more related to the downtime. Bugs are continuing to be reported (and slowly swatted), here.

    #16 Posted: 21/10/2010 - 21:00

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