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    Administrator Bryan Carnathan's Avatar
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    A Change is Coming to The-Digital-Picture.com Forums



    First, I appologize for the need for a change, but I hope that this will indeed be a positive change for everyone in the end.


    I did a lot of research before implementing the original forum software for this site - I wanted to give you something that was above average. Unfortunately, the software vendor has since then been moving this software in a direction that is not in line with our needs here. Maintaining the forum software has become a burden and it overall has become very costly. The straw that broke the camel's back was that the latest server OS update broke the search function - a feature that I feel is important.


    Danel Browning, the super-intelligent and computer-savvy individual we all know from our forums, has recommended that we implement vBulletin's forum software. I am familiar with this software - it is very well regarded and full-featured. So, I am today announcing the plan to move our forum to a vBulletin platform.


    Saving the work everyone has put into the current site is important to me. I have awarded a data migration contract to a contractor who has completed this migration before. A lot of details must yet be worked out, but the following are expected to make the transition:


    - Forums and forum structure
    - User threads and forum Posts
    - Usernames with email, post history and basic profile information


    The following are not expected to make the transition:


    - Images hosted on this site. Please move your important images to an alternative storage location - at least for now.
    - Your password will not migrate. Upon migration, you should receive an email with a link to reset your password.
    - I am not sure if your biography will migrate or not. To be safe, please copy this information to another location to insure it is not lost during the migration.


    The exact timing of this transition is not know yet, but it will likely happen in the next couple of weeks.


    I appreciate your patience as we work through this change. And thanks for being the best people in the world to work for!


    Best regards,


    Bryan

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    I sure appreciate Bryan and the immense effort and expense he shoulderspersonallyfor this site and forum.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Carnathan


    Danel Browning, the super-intelligent and computer-savvy individual


    That's weird -- I didn't know there was another Daniel Browning on the forums. Sounds a lot smarter than me; I hope I meet him someday.


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    Very much appreciated Bryan. I'm enthousiastic about the new software. Great work![Y]


    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Browning
    Sounds a lot smarter than me; I hope I meet him someday.

    Some say: He does not see like humans do, instead he sees numbers in green scrolling down.

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    Re: A Change is Coming to The-Digital-Picture.com Forums



    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Browning


    I sure appreciate Bryan and the immense effort and expense he shoulderspersonallyfor this site and forum.

    Most definitely.


    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Browning


    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Carnathan


    Danel Browning, the super-intelligent and computer-savvy individual


    That's weird -- I didn't know there was another Daniel Browning on the forums. Sounds a lot smarter than me; I hope I meet him someday.

    You may have seen the other handle he uses, "Sean Setters." he he he


    On a more serious note, his words are likely an understatement. We all appreciate your intellectual guidance and most enjoy your witty, bitingsarcasm, too.

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    Thank you Bryan, your investment and committment to your forum and us users is greatly appreciated.


    And Daniel
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    Thank you Bryan....your efforts on this site are truly appreciated.


    Bill

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    I may not have been here long, but I think you

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    This is good news. I haven

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    Looking forward to it. I hope it speeds things up. This is the slowest site of any i think I visit.


    I greatly appreciate Bryan and all the members here. Looking forward to continued growth.


    Mark
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    Thanks, Bryan -- and to everyone else...see you on the other side.

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