True, but the former Facebook, Google +1, and Tweet buttons are gone... And why? Those buttons were hosted externally by the respective companies, and caused the forum to load slower... The "new" ones are all hosted in-house, they load faster, they have more features connected to them (ajax), and from what I hear (read) they'll even help to improve search engine rankings
Actually the new ones are part of vbSEO, which is my donation to the forum (besides a 1000+ man hours ) - First and foremost vbSEO rewrites the stupid vB url's into something readable... And instead of trying to explain that, here´s two examples for comparison...
...Same content in the OP, but there's a world of difference in the two url'sCode:http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=132645 http://www.revitforum.org/architecture-general-revit-questions/3434-dumb-callouts-revit.html
And before you start complaining about the internal links to other posts here on the forum... all "old" url's are still working, due to a rewrite condition in the .htaccess file
(Simmilar trick is used to make sure that www.revitforums.net/forum-suggestions-feedback/399-forum-changes-suggestions-15.html#post32021 is also pointing to your thread above)
Also, once everyone get's used to the new likes button, it offers a fast and easy way to find the most "liked" post in a given thread.... just click the big ("R" x Likes") on the top right of this thread, to see what I I'm talking about.
Last edited by Munkholm; September 28th, 2011 at 01:31 AM. Reason: fixed links
Upgraded to the latest version vB 4.1.7 (Including 4.1.6 - Mobile improvements only)
Changes to the core tenets according to this announcement. Please use
thethis thread for any comments.
Last edited by Munkholm; November 11th, 2011 at 08:05 PM. Reason: changed the to this
Good work Munkholm!
Minor comments... first, it seems as though you're indicating to use the core tenet thread for comments, but that thread is "closed". Second, very minor quibble about the "hosting", but the term "District of Columbia" is not in common usage (aside from history books), at least in the United States. "Washington, D.C." is the appropriate term in this context.
Also, just curious - the company operates out of Virginia, and they have data centers in D.C. and Los Angeles... do you know if the data is sync'd or backed up to both locations or how it's determined which data center it's served from? No need for a full investigation, just curious if you knew off-hand.
Thanks Iru. I meant for this thread to be used for comments, and not the other closed one... Edited the above post to reflect that.
I agree that Washington DC would be more commonly known, but as you can see DC is now acronym with Detail Component... Guess I should have been clever enough to use D.C. Instead
Will correct that in a little while.
The hosting question, will have to wait until I get to the computer... Love the iPad, but hate typing on it... Lol
And that's just about what I know off-hand, but I'm certain that the backup they provide, (at "server level") is done to a (dedicated backup) server in the same Data Center as we are hosted at, in D.C.
Off-hand, I only know of Urljet who offers "off location" backups and knows a "few things" about vB, and they are (for many reasons) much more expensive.
The short version: Rest assured - YOUR data is protected! There's daily backups in the data center in D.C., AND a built in feature on the VPS is automatically making backups to a FTP server in Australia, which Ian owns, but all the admins have access to.
The longer version: When we first started out, the forum was hosted here in DK, on a (very) cheap shared hosting provider. At that time, I had to write a custom script t make to "off location" backups. That worked out great, and we validated the backups on several occasions, by setting up a "ghost" forum on a secondary domain (just to make sure). Then, we moved to a shared hosting account on GlobalGold, where we still used the custom script for backups. At the time, where we had to upgrade to a VPS at GlobalGold (GG), we got a server running "Plesk" as the VPS software, and decided to use the off-location backup feature that came with "Plesk" - That action caused the virtual server to crash on 3-4 occasions, before GG told us that there's a known issue with the backup feature in Plesk, and they'd recommend us not to use it - So back to the custom backup script, just to learn that that would also bring the VPS at GG to its knees, due to "memory issues", as we where told. At that point, we asked GG to upgrade to us to a "managed" VPS, and just take care of everything on the server side, including the backups - Several weeks went by, and even after several emails to the sales team at GG, nothing happened. At that point, we decided to look for a new host, and chose Servint because due to several factors: like not using Plesk, but Cpanel, which have a working backup feature, along with many other features missing in Plesk - And of course: recommendations, location, pricing, speed and many other factors. So far, the fact is, that we haven't been offline for as much as a second while being hosted at Serving, since they initially did a tremendous job at optimizing the VPS for running vB, and our backups have been running smoothly, and have been validated with installs on our "ghost" forum.
Upgraded to vB 4.1.9