Matter of Increasing Forum Errors and Issues

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Matter of Increasing Forum Errors and Issues


Post by XIII » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:52 pm

As some of you may be aware, the forum has been experiencing no shortage of errors and bugs, over a fairly big period of time. The most critical of which was issues with Captcha breaking the login, which I’ve addressed, but at the cost of forum security and the ability for bots to register once they figure out the way in. There was also the fact that the whole forum went down for a period of time though I was able to fix that fairly quickly.

Anyway, as of now, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to track and ultimately fix everything. And it’s to the point where it’s delaying my activities elsewhere. As a response I think it’s time to move forward with some more permanent measures. The first of which is updating the forum’s software, which was something I’ve been avoiding since there’s a chance it could break some of the add-ones we have installed. But given that there’s more bad than good, it may mean having to make a couple sacrifices here and there, but it may not necessarily go that way.

A more dramatic option would be getting and using new forum software entirely, but I will hold out and try to avoid this option if possible... largely because it would possibly mean having to start from scratch again, also, it would be a potentially expensive change. So affordability is an issue there. But, I still have to consider the option.

Anyway I’ll plan the update for the end of the month, which at that point the forum may be down for a day or two while I make that happen. I’ll make another announcement regarding the specifics of it all closer to when I make the move. Anyway, thanks for your time.
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