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Travelfish site downtime Saturday October 16, 2010

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/10/2010 at 17:20 admin

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

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Posted by 5acrefarmer on 13/10/2010 at 17:47

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

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Posted by Archmichael on 14/10/2010 at 10:52

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).

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Posted by somtam2000 on 15/10/2010 at 11:07 admin

@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!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 16/10/2010 at 07:19 admin

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

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Posted by Archmichael on 16/10/2010 at 11:09

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

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Posted by mattocmd on 16/10/2010 at 11:30

Eager to see the new site Stuart! Good luck!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 16/10/2010 at 21:03 admin

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

Will try again tomorrow morning!

/s

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Posted by somtam2000 on 17/10/2010 at 13:53 admin

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

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Posted by siddy on 18/10/2010 at 08:48

Love the updates, site is much more user friendly!

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Posted by Archmichael on 18/10/2010 at 09:52

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

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 18/10/2010 at 15:06

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 =)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/10/2010 at 09:54 admin

@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. :)

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 21/10/2010 at 00:55

Cheers for the reply. You can see what happens to links for example the 1st reply on this thread: https://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.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 21/10/2010 at 17:04

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/10/2010 at 21:00 admin

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.

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