Forum Forum Upgrade - September 23

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Shi, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Shi

    Shi The Aspirer
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    I'll be performing a Xenforo update tonight during the wee hours of the night so don't freak out if the forums are not available for a few hours! It's relatively minor and shouldn't last for very long.

    Some of the things I'm targeting with this update:
    • Security
    • Performance
    • Administrative activities
    Most of these things will be invisible to you guys except possibly for performance. While there has been an uptick in stability across the board, we also took a hit in consistency across the board in terms of load times. With that, I'm hoping to address a few problematic performance issues and get those load times down as much as I can.
     
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  2. Dunn x Dolo

    Dunn x Dolo King of the Chatroom
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    You better not mess this up man. I swear if you mess this up so help me gawd.

    No pressure though. Good luck.
     
  3. Kuze

    Kuze Heaven's not enough
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    Since the implementation of rotating banners the home page (only) takes a few seconds more to load.
     
  4. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Kin of the Cosmos
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    Wooooooooo

    Makin' dat SC a better place!
     
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  5. Shi

    Shi The Aspirer
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    I had to do the upgrade in two phases.
    The upload was fairly huge and took a while.
    I performed the update tonight instead which took about an hour.

    The site should be loading a little bit faster. (Actually, it's a hell of a lot faster o__o)
    I've also included a couple of caching solutions so the site doesn't need to constantly rebuild itself when you look at it.

    Let me know if you guys run into any issues.
     
  6. Dunn x Dolo

    Dunn x Dolo King of the Chatroom
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    Not going to lie. I got drunk last night and tried to get on SC around 1:15 in the morning. I thought the site was broke lol.

    I was just like "Aww what the fuck did Shi do?" :D
     
  7. Shannon Apple

    Shannon Apple Sour Apple
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    It's definitely a lot faster. ^^
     
  8. KT Samurai

    KT Samurai The Peacemaker
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    This board is very noticeably faster, yes. Well done, Shian!
     
  9. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Kin of the Cosmos
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    Thanks Shi and team!


    dodo dodo dodedodo
     

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