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Does this mean that we won't see any previous threads on this forum? Am I the first? I don't see any other posts?

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Brian,

 

There is a tremendous amount of useful information in the old forum.  It would be a crime to lose that.  There should be some way to save that content for posterity - no to mention the educational material for both current and future Chief users.

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Joe,

 

You will still be able to access and read the content on the old forum.  New content however will be created on this new forum.

 

If for instance you wanted to ask a question about a post on the old forum you could add a link to that post in your new thread on the new forum along with your question.

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Brian,

 

You indicated They will however be available in an "archived" read only state for some time.  Essentially thru 2014.  IMO that's not long enough.  OTOH, it might be nice to enforce the guidelines about keeping on topic within the new threads on the new forums.

 

I might also say that I think that all moderators should be a bit "thick skinned" about criticism.  Sometimes users get frustrated - it's not personal.  I have in fact seen and been ripped by at least one moderator on a couple of occasions - which I didn't believe was in any way justified and caused me quite a bit of emotional distress.

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You indicated They will however be available in an "archived" read only state for some time.  Essentially thru 2014.  IMO that's not long enough.  

 

Joe, 

 

If at the end of the year we feel like there is still value in the archived old forum and our users are telling us that there is then we can re-evaluate that cut off date.  It is definitely not set in stone.

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You indicated They will however be available in an "archived" read only state for some time.  Essentially thru 2014.  IMO that's not long enough.  OTOH, it might be nice to enforce the guidelines about keeping on topic within the new threads on the new forums.

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One year is our target date. If there are good reasons to extend that let's explore that at the end of this year. We also have to consider the long term viability of the Vbulletin software and consider the user data that is stored there. We have to be careful about hackers getting at that information. That means keeping that software updated as well as this forum.

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In regards to any concerns over losing information, we are always adding new content and updating old content on the Knowledge Base based on what people are discussing on the forums and issues that we see trending in Tech Support.

What that means is that the old information on the old forum will eventually lose it's value but you will still have access to the most common topics through this new forum and the online resources.

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I agree that 1 year is not going to be anywhere near long enough

 

way too much good info out there to lose it

 

probably way too much to copy and post to the new forum

 

Lew

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Is there a WHAT'S NEW BUTTON?

 

I use this all the time   to show only the posts that I have not seen yet.

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Is there a WHAT'S NEW BUTTON?

 

I use this all the time   to show only the posts that I have not seen yet.

 

Yes there is!

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at 125%  zoom I still have to scroll to the right to see all of the forum

 

this is going to be a PITA for me :(

 

I just had cataract surgery so maybe when I get my new glasses

I can use 100% zoom and it won't be an issue

 

CA if you can fix this please consider doing so for us "old farts" who have failing eyesite

 

Lew

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The worst thing about this is having "Newbie" above my picture.  Not sure I can live with that.  :rolleyes:

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The worst thing about this is having "Newbie" above my picture.  Not sure I can live with that.  :rolleyes:

Agreed,

 

Can we not get our status imported from the old forum?

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Hey! Now I have almost as many posts as Scott.

 

Hooray!!

 

Andy.

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so what happened to the New Thread button ???

 

I can reply to threads but not start a new one ???

 

Lew

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I appreciate that you will be keeping older posts available for searching; but I would hate to lose this information in only a year.

I rely heavily on searching the forum to get information and solve problems. I find it a far more usable resource than the help section, or the manual.

All of the other help available is cursory; Chieftalk is a place where things have been explored in depth. This archive of information is important in that it helps me to explore the limits of what is possible in Chief.

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Hey!

 

I have it on good authority that you get to be a 'member' at 10 posts.

 

Clearly we need to have some other titles for those that get too many posts. B)

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"Newbie" disappears after 10 posts - so, I assume that won't take long for those reading this...

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