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Spooks Forum Changes - Nitrus - 28-11-2010 05:58 PM

As you might have noticed I've made some subtle changes to the forum today in order to start preparing for a big upgrade to the forum software we run.

Sadly because of the new software we're going to have to say goodbye to some features of the forum because they won't be compatible. But on the upside we'll be getting some new features too. It is essential we upgrade as soon as possible for security reasons. Here are some details of the changes made and the stuff that's coming:

Country Flags - As of now this feature has been turned off because it won't be compatible with the new version of the software. It will return one day.

Rotating Header Images - They're not gone yet but they'll be going as soon as the software is upgrade. The reason behind this change is page-load, randomly selecting an image each time someone loads a page puts unnecessary strain on the server. The new static header image will feature the 3 main characters of the latest aired series, so it will be Harry, Ruth & Lucas.

Spy Game - This will be something new when the software is upgraded, hopefully making the dry spell a lot better. It's a little game I created that involves you becoming a "spy" and joining an agency and completing missions to earn points for your agency. You can also recruit new people for your agency and blow the cover of enemy agents so they can no longer compete in the game. I'm hoping this makes up for the country flags.

I can't say exactly when the big change will happen, but when it does the forum will be down for a good few hours at least. There's a lot of stuff I need to work on to bring us up to speed.

Lookout for announcements about the upgrade in the coming weeks.

RE: Spooks Forum Changes - expat - 28-11-2010 08:23 PM

Sincere thanks for your good work in caring for this forum, Nitrus. It brings me such joy

RE: Spooks Forum Changes - tyme4t - 28-11-2010 09:32 PM

Change is good...I will just have to add the proverbial "eh" to the end of all my sentences so people know I'm from Canada! Big Grin

RE: Spooks Forum Changes - Kirayuki - 28-11-2010 10:12 PM

Thanks for the heads up Nitrus!

I look forward to seeing the new changes when they come about.

It's a shame to loose the flags... but hey, you said they should be coming back at some point so that's also good news. Smile

RE: Spooks Forum Changes - Tea Lady - 28-11-2010 10:21 PM

Thanks for your work on this Nitrus. Looking forward to seeing the new changes. Smile

RE: Spooks Forum Changes - lwhite53 - 29-11-2010 02:20 AM

Thanks for your hard work to keep this forum safe, Nitrus. It's much appreciated.

RE: Spooks Forum Changes - bertowud - 29-11-2010 03:20 AM

I'm looking forward to the changes. I know you've been hard at work on this for a while.

RE: Spooks Forum Changes - BravoNine - 29-11-2010 08:28 AM

Ohhh new changes sound great, looking forward to the Spy Game thing, sure could build up some competition between us, it sounds fun!

RE: Spooks Forum Changes - Belle - 29-11-2010 09:54 AM

I also would like to express my gratitude for keeping this nice forum run so smoothly!! I enjoy every minute here! Thanks for the serious amount of work you put in to it!

RE: Spooks Forum Changes - binkie - 29-11-2010 11:13 AM

This is the only forum I have ever de-lurked to join. Make of that what you will. You do a fine job Smile