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ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« on: November 07, 2010, 06:09:46 PM »
Hello all,

Thank you for your patience while I move and upgrade the Forum.

We are now ready to go live with the Forum, and open it up to you. As you can see, there are 180 or so different boards, with most operators now covered.

Now, we are at a new address, but YOUR EXISTING USERNAME AND PASSWORD WILL STILL WORK.

Go to http://angliaandthamesvalleybusforum.com and login as before.

At the moment (18.03, 07/11/10) we have a few KNOWN Issues.
* Most of the new boards have white images – for speed – the new images will be uploaded in time.
* User CP and TinyPortal (Downloads Sections) are currently unavailable, but should be back very soon.
* Themes – some are not currently available, but these are being uploaded as I speak.
* There are various references to the old Forums, but these will be tidied up as time allows.

You may wish to bookmark or favourite http://www.webhostingstatus.com – in the event of the system being down, go there first of all, then as before.

Having said the above, comments are open on this thread, so please let me know what you think, or request to add other operators etc.

We also have new email addresses, which you are free to use.


New Member Requests - newmembers@angliaandthamesvalleybusforum.com

Events etc. - events@angliaandthamesvalleybusforum.com

To contact ALL the Admin’s at once admins @angliaandthamesvalleybusforum.com

It’s coming along!

Kind regards,

Suzy (Founder) for the Admin Team



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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 06:17:53 PM »
Nice job Suzy, I'd imagine the "thank you" buttons are on the list of things to do?  ;D

Also just noticed that some posts appear to be missing in this thread, but doesn't appear to have happened in any of the others?

http://angliaandthamesvalleybusforum.com/index.php?topic=3924.msg38300#new
« Last Edit: November 07, 2010, 06:19:31 PM by Palatine One »

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 06:20:04 PM »
All looks to be working nicely, so far as I can see. Nice job Suzy, I'd imagine the "thank you" buttons are on the list of things to do?  ;D

Thanks Adam. Yes - the extras such as TinyPortal, Thank-O-Matic etc. are further down the list aplahabetically, and the FTP link is currently uploading the theme files (and has been for a few hours, and will be for another few!)

So, to answer your question - yes!

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 08:33:23 PM »
Just over 20,000 files queued to upload now!!!

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 07:37:32 AM »
Well done Suzy - keep up the good work. I'm even getting used to typing the long URL now...... :-)

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 12:36:12 PM »
I have installed all the packages (see below re Thank-O-Matic!) and we are down to 18,026 files left to upload - mostly attachments - which are not working currently.

Re Thank-O-Matic - I had to reinstall it along with the other packages, and this one is not working. I've asked Sam for help!

Well done Suzy - keep up the good work. I'm even getting used to typing the long URL now...... :-)

Thanks - glad you like it! The old domains will be transferred in a couple of months, as I cannot do it right now. (60 day rules!)

Any further bugs, please let me know!

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 02:54:07 PM »
By the way, in case you are wondering, I've got two FTP streams uploading files (two at a time) which is why the Forum may be running slow, until this is done. As this may take several days, I wanted to get the Forum operational sooner rather than later. However, once we finally get all the attachments uploaded, it will start to speed up!

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010, 12:01:39 PM »
Well over 60 thousand files uploaded later, the Forum is now complete. The Forum should hopefully be a bit faster too!  :D

Aside from Thank-O-Matic, have you spotted anything that is still not working? If so, leave me a message here, PM or email me.

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2010, 07:28:51 PM »
I've been working on a number of housekeeping tasks. I've been using some photos supplied by members and Friends of the Forum (many thanks again to you all!) You can see the finished expanded Cambs board (I will move the relevant threads when time allows) - this is how they will all look. Eventually.
http://angliaandthamesvalleybusforum.com/index.php?board=67.0

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2010, 07:30:54 PM »
p.s. We now have more than 200 different boards, with still more to come! So, if you see a local operator of yours not covered (and they are either based, or operate within, the Forum area) then do let me know. Quite happy to add other local groups space for free too!

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2010, 03:36:52 PM »
Behind the scenes work continues! I've made some changes to the Stagecoach boardset at http://angliaandthamesvalleybusforum.com/index.php?board=95.0. There is a new Megabus and Megabusplus board, on the Stagecoach set. We also now have Warwickshire and Northamptonshire seperatly.

I have also changed Long Distance Services to be Nat Ex with an NX board (it thus matches the Megabus/SC arrangement).

Further boards and images will be added throughout the day (As long as I can today) and then done "as and when" to tidy up the Forum further.

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2010, 07:43:59 PM »
When we moved the server, the new installation automatically installed the latest version i.e. 1.1.12. The "Thank-O-Matic" only works up to 1.1.11, which explains why we've not had it working since the move...

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2010, 07:44:49 PM »
p.s. Thanks to Sam for his work!

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2010, 07:16:26 PM »
I've now moved Konectbus to the Go-Ahead board (OK I forgot!).

Also, not strictly relating to the move, but I am in the midst of uploading the first batch of Christmas & New Year timetables. As a reminder, these should go in the Downloads section, for easy reference! If your local operator has a text page on their website, or a paper leaflet, let us know, and we can make it into a PDF to share with the rest of the Forum!

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2010, 03:32:44 PM »
OK, done  :D that is now 99% of the move and refurbishment done. Browse through any of the area boards, and see the pictures, kindly supplied by members and friends of the Forum. If you see any blank white squares, or one or two pics in the old smaller size, then I'd love to hear if you have got something to go in there instead!

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2010, 09:13:41 PM »
Right - off to bed very soon, so excuse any typos as.

Thanks to those who have supplied extra photos and links tonight. We now have pics promised or on the way for several operators, aside from
1. Central Beds Council (I am sure their route is gone??? the one registered local bus that they did?).
2. Stewart, Mortimer
3. TEX.
4. Barry's Cars
5. Jason's
6. Magpie Travel

... so if you have any of those, I'd be happy to fill the last few gaps.

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Re: ANGLIA BUS FORUM Important update Nov 2010
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2010, 05:43:37 PM »
Thanks to everyone who sent in images - I've now got them all in place, with a few exceptions (think we're down to four!) All the links should also work...

... When I get a moment, I shall update the information pages for new and existing members. The reason that I've not yet done it is because the old emails still currently work.

After that, it's delete the old board... and then we'll see how things go.

Other than those minor changes, the boards are now largely complete, and I hope you enjoy them!