Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

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Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by gprimr1 » Fri May 24, 2013 9:41 pm

Railroad.net will undergo an upgrade tonight (5/24) at midnight. The forum will be off-line during the upgrade. This upgrade will bring the forum up to the current release level and we expect it to resolve a number of issues being encountered.

We expect the down time to last 1-3 hours, although it could finish earlier.
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by MEC407 » Fri May 24, 2013 9:54 pm

Good luck (crossing my fingers that it goes smoothly with no hiccups), thanks for keeping us informed, and thanks for the time/effort you're putting into this. :)
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by Backshophoss » Fri May 24, 2013 10:05 pm

12:00m EDT or PDT?
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by David Benton » Fri May 24, 2013 10:20 pm

Backshophoss wrote:12:00m EDT or PDT?
Think yourself lucky. I have to figure out which tonite it will be. Make that tonight.
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/25/13 At 12:01 AM EDT

Post by lirr42 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:31 pm

Now we see why many railroads will never use the 12:00 time! It's far too confusing! At least on the LIRR, MNCR, and NYC subway you'll never see the 12:00 time used. Midnight on May 24th has already happened in most of the world (including all of the United States), it's very confusing.

So an attempt to clarify things, this is my impression on what's going down (Mr. Primrose can feel free to correct me if he sees necessary!)
  • Service Alert 1452

    Railroad.net Forums will be down for maintenance beginning at 12:01 am EDT on May 25, 2013 for one to three hours to upgrade software systems to the most current update level.

    Alternate "mail-in" posting will be provided, with an approximate delay of 5-6 business days. Members who have typed but choose not to post due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future posting. Some posts made online can be modified or deleted on Railroad.net or by by calling (555) RAIL-NET.
See you all on the other side!

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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by Backshophoss » Fri May 24, 2013 10:44 pm

No wonder the "AD-Bots" are crazy tonite. :(
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by gprimr1 » Sat May 25, 2013 12:57 am

Phase One of the Upgrade is complete. We are running the right version of the forum.

We are having to manually port over some of the formatting, so things may look a little different.
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by BostonUrbEx » Sat May 25, 2013 9:34 am

Are there any potential glitches which could occur or that we should report if seen? Good luck with the rest of the phases.

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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by Jeff Smith » Sat May 25, 2013 12:56 pm

I would like to congratulate Greg on a job well done! The forum operates great, he has resolved the spam issue (instead of several hundred spam posts and registrations per day, we're down to one or two spam posts per day (I have not yet researched the spam registrations, but plan to this weekend).

AND THE BB CODING WORKS!

Please join me in thanking Greg for the great job.
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by MEC407 » Sat May 25, 2013 1:04 pm

HOORAY!!! :-D

Greg, if you're ever in Maine, let me know so I can buy you a beer!
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by BostonUrbEx » Sat May 25, 2013 2:04 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:AND THE BB CODING WORKS!
It finally works! :-D

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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by The EGE » Sat May 25, 2013 2:09 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:
Jeff Smith wrote:AND THE BB CODING WORKS!
It finally works! :-D
Well, it always worked, you just had to enter it manually :)

Glad to see attachments work as well. Thanks, Greg!
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by charlie6017 » Sat May 25, 2013 2:50 pm

All you fellas did a fabulous job! My hat's off to all of you! THANK YOU!! :wink:

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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by Jeff Smith » Sat May 25, 2013 3:04 pm

I don't like it; I've gotten so used to doing BB CODE manually.

JUST KIDDING!
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Re: Railroad.net Upgrade 5/24/13 At MIDNIGHT

Post by gprimr1 » Sat May 25, 2013 3:25 pm

Please report any issues to me via PM.

Thank you for the kind words. :-D
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