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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Jemsite.com 4/20/2017 site update 9:30am-1:00pm & downtime

Everyone, Please review the note from our site owners. 4/20/2017 site update 9:30a-1:00p with expected downtime. Jeff & co. will post a feedback thread once the site is back up to monitor for any issues, bugs, questions, etc. Thanks... glen


Hey Guys,

My name is Jeff, I am part of the development team.

Just wanted to give you a heads up; we are going to update the software here on 4/20/2017. Site may be down from around 9:30am to 1:00pm EST, maybe earlier. The update should only take 2 hours to complete and when it does you will be the first to know. In case there are any issues here are some things you can expect.

1) The site should be significantly faster.

We have applied every modern technique to speed up page load and tested with all modern browsers. We want the forum to be extremely fast and easy to use.

2) Mobile Friendly.

The site will work much better in mobile and tablet views.

We've started applying responsive design, and have designed and tested against android and iPhone devices, Android tablets, and iPads. If you are sitting at your desk or on your couch, or just on your phone, the site will work much better than it did before, and load fast. We are still working on improving the experience even further in the months to come, but we wanted to launch this as quickly as we could.

3) Welcome! We detailed and got a new paint job!

The homepage is bright, crisp and clean. We wanted the first page users saw to look beautiful, so that when a new guest arrives and is debating whether to join, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in. We can also use this newly minted front page to showcase more community related news and announcements.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design (which will be placed ON by default) or you can go back to the old design. We ask that you give it a chance and see if you like it. Like anything new, it will be unfamiliar at first, but we suspect that the speed difference will make you want to use this new one. If you do decide to switch back, the link is at the bottom left of each forum page, you pull down and select the theme called "JemSite Classic".

4)Social Media Connect

Users will be able to register with Facebook meaning faster legitimate registrations.

Let me know if you have any concerns. I will be here to help with the transition and any issues there may be.

Thanks,
Jeff
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Thanks for posting!

Once we go live I will post a feedback thread for users to ask questions, report bugs, etc.

I hope to have a new banner artwork early this week for you guys to review.

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Hello all,

It looks like we are still on for tomorrow, I will have an update on approximate times in the am.

Note the site might be down or acting slow/glitchy for a few hours tomorrow afternoon.

We will post up once the conversion is complete and work on bugs and answer questions.

Thanks in advance,
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The site is still the middle of an upgrade with some finishing touches that still need to be made.

We had some unexpected issue like all software upgrades have.

Once our teams are back online we will squash the bugs.

Thanks and post up any questions or concerns.

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The site is still the middle of an upgrade with some finishing touches that still need to be made.

We had some unexpected issue like all software upgrades have.

Once our teams are back online we will squash the bugs.

Thanks and post up any questions or concerns.

Jeff M
I'm excited for the drag and drop photo option as I've had difficulty posting photos in the past. I tried it but it wasn't working so far but I will give it some time and see if it irons out.
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Re: Jemsite.com 4/20/2017 site update 9:30am-1:00pm & downtime

berry kool thx 4 changes 4w3s0m3
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I'm excited for the drag and drop photo option as I've had difficulty posting photos in the past. I tried it but it wasn't working so far but I will give it some time and see if it irons out.
Yeah Drag and Drop and attached images are available under the reply button or click "go advanced" under Quick Reply.

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@Stealthtastic - thanks let us know if you have any questions.

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[QUOTE=shredlikeninja;1431401]Yeah Drag and Drop and attached images are available under the reply button or click "go advanced" under Quick Reply.


It doesn't seem to be working for me.
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Yeah Drag and Drop and attached images are available under the reply button or click "go advanced" under Quick Reply.


It doesn't seem to be working for me.


what browser are you using? and are you running any plugins?

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I'm really digging it so far! Thumbs up!
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looks great so far guys, nice work!!!
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The fonts are very large, and there are no banners yet.

In the home site information all going to be lost?
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The fonts are very large, and there are no banners yet.

In the home site information all going to be lost?
O_O this is alarming. What do you mean, there are no banners? Can I get a screen shot?
and the reviews can be found here:

http://www.jemsite.com/reviews


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The two vendor banners seen in the "jemsite classic" theme
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Re: Jemsite.com 4/20/2017 site update 9:30am-1:00pm & downtime

Not the reviews, all the old stories [that had the broken picture links] the specs on all the guitars, the tech section, the *information* part of the home site.

I don't know where you want a screen shot, I can't shoot the whole page but the only banner is the add roll following everybody at the bottom.
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