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Announcement: Forum migration

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Category: Forum Info
Forum Name: Site Maintenance and Announcements
Forum Description: News from the ukvac hostmasters
URL: http://www.ukvac.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=363634
Printed Date: 20 Aug 2018 at 3:43pm


Topic: Announcement: Forum migration
Posted By: Alpha1
Subject: Announcement: Forum migration
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:41pm
Dear UKVAC members!

The time has come for us to move away from the aging ASP WebWiz forum software and move to a more capable and advanced forum platform!

UKVAC Moderators and Admins have been in discussion to move the UKVAC forum to an agile and premium forum software.

This will give us a more advanced forum software with a very rich plugin library to utilise.
It will support Tapatalk access
It will support picture resizing when uploading pictures to the forum.
We aim to keep the donation capability and the feedback capability.
We're also looking at keeping the multi-skin functionality.
Fix the search issues once and for all.

The plan is to put the UKVAC forum into 'read only mode' for the week where we begin the migration, this will stop new data being entered into the database whilst we perform a migration from one forum software to another, and move from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL.

Users will either have their password transferred over (with the recommendation to change it soon after logging into the new version of the UKVAC forum. Or we will provide a process of resetting your password by emailing you at your registered email address. So please make sure your email addresses are correct!

As this is going to cost more money than we get in donations after the monthly hosting is taken into account, any new donations you can make to become a Vac.Backer would be greatly received. This will allow us to vastly accelerate the migration program. 

Thanks all!

UKVAC Admin and Moderator team


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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games




Replies:
Posted By: neil1637
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:48pm
Well done everyone.

Will happily donate.

Be great to see the new Vac!



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Grail search - blue Donkey kong upright.


Posted By: aeroflott
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:59pm
I'll gladly throw a few quid in the pot. Let us know the deets sirs.

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Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 10:04pm
Originally posted by aeroflott aeroflott wrote:

I'll gladly throw a few quid in the pot. Let us know the deets sirs.
 


Cheers dude. In the top menu section the second bar that has the skin selection - if you go to the right you'll see this logo   title= . Click it and follow the steps.

Thank you!


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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: dj_yt
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 10:15pm
Hoorah!

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Posted By: edwoodjnr
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 10:24pm
Donated, thanks for making my #1 site better


Posted By: kidyamlo
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 10:30pm
Donated! Looking forward to the new forum :)

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Just scoping your civilian wardrobe


Posted By: aeroflott
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 11:03pm
Donated. Thanks for keeping this place running chaps.

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http://www.arcadeblogger.com" rel="nofollow - arcadeblogger.com


Posted By: GadgetFreak
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 12:30am
Donated Looking forward to the improvements!


Posted By: Nes4life
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 6:18am
Great community here guys! Looking forward to the new site.

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Owner of ... too many cabs!


Posted By: Chunksin
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 8:49am
Great news! gladly donated Thumbs Up


Posted By: cNp
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 9:02am
Great news, easier ability to add pics will be a great addition.

Donated just now :)


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Wanted: SEGA Power Drift PCB, Arkanoid Upright


Posted By: Shun
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 9:16am
Where would I be without checking ukvac at least 20 times a day.
Donation sent. Looking forward to the upgrade!


Posted By: Kev A
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 9:36am
Good work guys, donated


Posted By: kidyamlo
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 9:59am
Originally posted by Shun Shun wrote:

Where would I be without checking ukvac at least 20 times a day.
Donation sent. Looking forward to the upgrade!


^ what he said :)

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Just scoping your civilian wardrobe


Posted By: Purity
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 1:19pm
At last :-)


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Posted By: neil1637
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 2:02pm
Originally posted by Shun Shun wrote:

Where would I be without checking ukvac at least 20 times a day.
Donation sent. Looking forward to the upgrade!


This could not be more correct. Good job no-one can actually see how many times I hit the refresh/new post button some days!!!!

Monthly subs signed up!



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Grail search - blue Donkey kong upright.


Posted By: forcefulfil
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 3:34pm
Bladdy lovely!

Great work and well done to.all the team!

Long live UKVAC.

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UKVAC: The longest running UK Arcade forum on the net


Posted By: Body pop
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 4:05pm
Great stuff ,especially the picture resizing ??
Donation made ,well done to all that are making this happen .
Good luck

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Posted By: Bulla
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 5:08pm
Donation made, keep up the good work !


Posted By: backflipper
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 5:56pm
Donation made thanks for all the work admins it is greatly appreciate it.


Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 17 May 2018 at 9:45am
Thanks guys - much appreciated. Update and news coming ASAP.

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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: bonehead
Date Posted: 17 May 2018 at 10:20am
Just made my donation. Keep up the hard work guys we really appreciate it.
Top job.


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Always looking for a bargain.
Wanted. Centipede uprigh, bezerk, mad planets.


Posted By: big10p
Date Posted: 17 May 2018 at 10:58am
Donated. Big thanks to all admins and mods for keeping this great site going! Looking forward to seeing the changes.


Posted By: Hurray Banana
Date Posted: 17 May 2018 at 11:59am
all the great comments are appreciated guys

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Posted By: Purity
Date Posted: 18 May 2018 at 8:57pm
What software are you going to use?  vbulletin?


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Posted By: RygarR
Date Posted: 18 May 2018 at 9:03pm
Happy to throw a few bob into the pot. You guys is more than worth it


Posted By: JonathanClayton
Date Posted: 21 May 2018 at 10:59am
Love this place, wouldn’t be without it!

Have we had any thoughts on a database to allow members to catalogue collections (ala KLOV VAPS, retrocollect etc.)? Would be good to track the number of machines in the UK

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Current cabs:
Mini Donkey Kong (Arcade Base 60-in-1)
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Junior
Donkey Kong 3
HeliFire Cocktail
Popeye Cocktail (In transit)
Space Fever B&W Cocktail
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Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 21 May 2018 at 12:16pm
Originally posted by Purity Purity wrote:

What software are you going to use?  vbulletin?

Hey dude - waiting for the big man to post once he's back. I think everyone will be pleased.


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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: Steveylou
Date Posted: 25 May 2018 at 12:35am
Bloody love this forum. Such a great community.

Donating now...


Posted By: thermal_treasure
Date Posted: 25 May 2018 at 10:26am
Forever learning something new on here, and oggling members projects and collections LOL. Donation made this morning, heres to the future!


Posted By: Fantazia2
Date Posted: 25 May 2018 at 10:41am
Small donation made, but every little helps.


Posted By: Kev A
Date Posted: 25 May 2018 at 10:58am
how do we enable the uk vac backer icon under our profiles?



Posted By: ocb
Date Posted: 25 May 2018 at 11:37am
Missed this post until now. Donated.

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Coin-op addict 1976-1983, 88-92, 2014-Present. Regional Atari (Pac-Man) Champion 1982. Utter failure at consoles & handhelds.WANTED - ATARI BREAKOUT RF CAGE!!!


Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 27 May 2018 at 11:15am
Originally posted by Kev A Kev A wrote:

how do we enable the uk vac backer icon under our profiles?

 


It's supposed to be an automated process but appears to be something that's hit and miss at the moment. When we migrate we'll ensure all donaters are shown as having donated on the new platform.


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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: vids
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 4:18pm
thanks for all the hard work donated Thumbs Up


Posted By: Brettster
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 4:26pm
Looking forward to the new site, Donated :)


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Looking for More Space!!


Posted By: iamjimmi
Date Posted: 30 May 2018 at 10:25pm
Looking forward to the new site!

A few more Shekels in your account...


Posted By: robotech
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 8:23am
Just donated :)
Thanks for helping get me through boring nightshifts

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Posted By: kidyamlo
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 8:35am
Just topped up my pint a little. I spend enough time here x

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Just scoping your civilian wardrobe


Posted By: Kev A
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 10:25am
Originally posted by Alpha1 Alpha1 wrote:

Originally posted by Kev A Kev A wrote:

how do we enable the uk vac backer icon under our profiles?

 


It's supposed to be an automated process but appears to be something that's hit and miss at the moment. When we migrate we'll ensure all donaters are shown as having donated on the new platform.


Cool thanks matey


Posted By: Big Phil
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 10:29am
Any idea on a date yet?

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Posted By: DanP
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 11:53am
As soon as we can dude.   We wanted to give people a *lot* of notice so there's time for everyone to get their profile email details bang up to date.   That's really important as a backup so if you've not done/checked it please do so!
   
We're also building our donations to help pay for it (you guys are the best btw!), it's not cheap but I promise you it will be worth it!   We want to get it right and lessen the disruption as much as possible, that takes a little bit of planning and with us all having 'real' jobs it will take a little time.   Please bear with us. Thumbs Up


Posted By: BarrySlisk
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 1:32pm
Donated £10 although I hate change ;)


Posted By: whitecomet
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 1:42pm
Great news on the site upgrade... especially since over the road is closing!!!


Posted By: Purity
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 4:41pm
Originally posted by nintendoid nintendoid wrote:

over the road is closing!!!


I wasn't aware of this as I'm not a member, but I find it very unlikely.

There has been talk of selling the site, and closing before, but it has never happened.  I can't imagine it will be any different this time? 

I would guess, because I cannot see the thread, but if it has been officially announced it will just end up with lots of replies in the thread saying "please don't close"....and inevitably it won't close


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Posted By: Flinnster
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 4:54pm
:( :( on over the road. Very sad news if it is indeed true.
Hopefully we can keep things going here if it does, given the two sites are pretty similar really.


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Wanted: - PCBs: Rainbow Islands, Rolling Thunder, Original Wonderboy PCB
- Parts needed: Naomi non-swivel castor / wheel, coin mech metal clip for Dino King Door


Posted By: NaokiS
Date Posted: 31 May 2018 at 5:58pm
So similar we use the same forum software lol


Posted By: robotech
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 5:39am
You could sell ukvac car stickers to raise more funds im guessing most of us would buy some

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"Deja Vu"


Posted By: robotech
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2018 at 3:14am
Donated the cash from my bits sale and stegreys postage change he dident want back :)

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"Deja Vu"


Posted By: zapiy
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2018 at 8:11am
What software are you moving to?

I maybe able to help with a licence for IPB?

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