Websleuths is MOVING to a new home

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    UPDATE WEBSLEUTHS WILL BE OFFLINE TOMORROW, TUESDAY MAY 22ND INSTEAD OF TODAY


    Dear Websleuths Members,

    We are finally getting that brand new house we have been trying to buy for years. Websleuths is moving to our new software.

    The forum will go down Tuesday morning May 22nd. Don't panic. All we are doing is moving everything over to the new software. We should be back up by the 24th.

    All of your posts and private messages show up on the new forum in the exact same place.

    Unless something surprises us and we have major issues this move is going to be pretty smooth.

    If you used the Websleuths Blogging then please understand your blog posts will disappear. If you want to save them you need to download them now.

    We will not have a Blog option on our new forum. I'm sorry we can't offer you a blogging site any longer but trust me, with the new software you will forget about blogging and be jumping around trying out all the bells and whistles.

    If you have been beta testing for us please know the beta testing forum will be removed on Sunday.

    When Websleuths is down please check the Websleuths Facebook and the Websleuths Twitter accounts for updates on the move and your favorite cases.

    Feel free to post questings and I will do my best to answer ASAP.

    Take Care,
    Tricia
     
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  3. savagewoman

    savagewoman Member

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    Tap a talk... will you still be using it?

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  4. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    No, the new software automatically fits into whatever you are using. Tapatalk is obsolete with this new software.

    The software is called XenForo.
     
  5. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl New Member

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    fingers crossed and all good energy coming your way for a smooth transition!!!! See everyone on the flip side!
     
  6. flute4peace

    flute4peace Well-Known Member

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    So is there an app we need to download? I'm not good with mobile tech so please excuse what is probably a dumb question.
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  7. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma I believe in miracles

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    It loads up beautifully. Super cool! New color schemes, options and lingo to go with it. I really, really like it.
     
  8. liltexans

    liltexans Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi there,

    No, there will not be any app needed. :)

    The new software adapts to any device you are viewing WS on.
     
  9. flute4peace

    flute4peace Well-Known Member

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    So I would just go to it through a browser?
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  10. PetDetective

    PetDetective Well-Known Member

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    I’m somewhat confused in regards to the no blogging part. Maybe I am missing something, but to me, blogging is one of the main features of WS.


    Unless otherwise stated, everything above is MOO[emoji5][emoji230]
     
  11. liltexans

    liltexans Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, just like you would go to any other website. :)
     
  12. flute4peace

    flute4peace Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha! I don't use the brower very often so that's probably why I was so confused. Everyone carry on lol!
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  13. liltexans

    liltexans Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If you click on the link in Tricia's post above, she's referring to a separate personal blogging area of WS that some members used over the years. It's not part of the WS forums that we all post on and where we discuss cases. It's totally separate.
     
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    Ooooh, I'm glad I saw that. I need to cancel my adfree version of it, then. Thanks for letting us know!
     
  15. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    will there still be a most recent thread replies area?
     
  16. Arnie M

    Arnie M New Member

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    Hate to say this but I have been on other forums (technical aviation related) and when they moved to "new and improved" software nothing worked properly after that and the forum faded away to nothing

    Sad situation because there was tons of historical archive content that members had contributed for 15 years.

    I warned them and warned them not to change , but they went ahead anyway. Thousands of aviators around the world had bookmarked thousands of posts and referred back to them in classroom settings etc .... after the new software no bookmarks worked . Even internal bookmarks did not work.

    I hope I am wrong and everything here survives , but if it does it will be the first.

    best wishes

    EDIT to also mention .... on the aviation forum no members could even get signed in after the update
     
  17. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    I hope all goes well with the move and I look forward to seeing the changes.
     
  18. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma I believe in miracles

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    Yes, there is. There are tabs on the right for new threads...recent threads...latest thread replies. Very convenient.
     
  19. neesaki

    neesaki Active Member

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    Oh no, I sure hope this isn’t the case.
     
  20. MaryG12

    MaryG12 Active Member

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    Sounds exciting, I do have a few questions though:

    Will we have to re-register?

    What about avatars and sig lines? Will those be saved and transferred?
     
  21. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma I believe in miracles

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    I think this is a good question about the old bookmarks. I’m really not sure how that will or won’t work. The beta site for is not the full site packaged for testing. But I can attest that the majority, if not all, errors I experienced (and there were some) were operator errors due to my own fault. Change is stressful but is inevitable. Keep the faith. I believe our IT guy and WS Admin have this under control.
     
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