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Discussion in 'WWII Forums News' started by Otto, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru WW2|ORG Editor

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    Cool! I was going to say, might be a bit of work if you have to do it manually!
     
  2. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Only "manually" this first time, as we were on the old Invision Power Board when we opened up for Patrons. Future accounts will automatically upgrade with donations.
     
  3. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    Thanks for the Patron upgrade. It makes me even prouder to be s member of this site.
     
  4. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Cheers Lou, I didn't get a chance to message you about the Patron status yet. I'll be rolling out all Patron accounts in the next few days.
     
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  5. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    All Patron profiles have now been assigned. I'll be sending a note via PM to you all with a description of perks.

    I'm humbled, thank you all.
     
  6. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Still say it was some of the best money I ever spent.
     
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  7. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    It's sincerely appreciated.

    As far as we've come, there is still a lot of goodness in queue.
    -we will move to a newer version of our software (XenForo 2.0), before years end. The new version upgrade will be fairly simple and provide a host of new features useful to administration of the site.
    -there are two more forum databases primed for import during the upgrade. This encompasses some 250,000 new posts, some of them with cracking content. I'm keeping the details close to the vest for now, but we'll have over a million posts here come 2018.
    -the current compressed structure of the site makes things incredibly hard to find upon your first visit. The subforums are going to be expanded, with a lot more clarity for where to post what.
    -as a follow up to the above point, ingestion of the imported forums hasn't started yet. I've dropped them into their own sections for now (tanks in ww2, & war44), but these will eventually get distributed into existing WW2F forums and subforums
    -the very complex database cleanup is still incomplete, resulting in reduced load times. Once up implemented we will be on par with WW2Talk.com site speeds
    -the Safe Harbor effort will expand, with a formalized process and an effort to get out the word. We've lost far too many WWII sites with great research over the years!
    -a wider content spectrum, including photo and video
    -further development of WW2.ORG, a repository for WWII info. Forums are great for communication, but the data stored there is by its nature a bit messy and unstructured. This site will have high standards for content entry and be structured
    -this does not even go into the other half dozen projects that will find their home here on the Forums: a Geneological Research guide, a Google Earth WWII map, the Preserved Military Vehicle Registry Project, and a few others

    So, thanks to you Patrons there is a lot of goodness still to come. Grammercy!
     
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  8. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    Wow. You have a lot to do. I enjoy looking at the posts every day. Thanks for your efforts. I have been around for almost nine years, and the improvements are astounding. I can't wait to see what's next.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    I agree wholeheartedly, Bob.
     
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  10. O.M.A.

    O.M.A. Active Member

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    Nice to see all these Patron stars floating around.
     
  11. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    Agree. I like to strut around the apartment wearing only my patron star, barking orders to an empty room.
     
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    Buten42 Member Patron  

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    Hey Poppy, could you post a picture of that-maybe one walking away from the camera. :)
    by the way, where in the heck is the "donate" button.
     
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  13. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I always feel a bit odd when it comes to things financial. Its needed, but it doesn't come natural for me.

    I'll post info on this for you once I've tucked the little guys into bed.
     
  14. Buten42

    Buten42 Member Patron  

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    And an hansome guy he is. He will be dreaming of tanks and jeeps after his visit to the Haritage Museum.
     
  15. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    That's pretty scary.
     
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  16. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    @Buten42

    I've updated the first page in this thread, it now contains live links for Patron status and Open Donations. In addition, I've recreated the WW2F Patron Page which contains the same info on a dedicated page.

    Your post got me going on this, so thank you. I had no idea how broken the opening post was, I'm happy to have it repaired.
     
  17. Buten42

    Buten42 Member Patron  

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    Thanks for the Patron link Otto--much easier. Pay Pay said they would ship to my place, so I may get a WWII Forums delivered to my door for a bargain price :)
    Actually, the Forums is a tremendous bargain. Where can one get access to such a huge collection of knowledge, humor, art, wit, and of course our international treasure, Poppy who always brightens my day.
     
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  18. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    friends dont let friends see them naked.
    doing y'all a favour.
     
  19. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Let's see. Yeah, I can spare some of them tax dollars you happy wager-earners have been sending me for thirty years.
     
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  20. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    And done.
     
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