Post by Cornish Terrier on Apr 19, 2013 2:34:29 GMT -5
Hi All - I was advised some time ago by a FHS in Manchester that the Proboards site which hosts Penwith Genealogy is to be upgraded. To date I have not had a chance (or at times remembered! ) to check out the Beta site so I don't know much about it.
However I have just received notification when I logged in that the upgrade will occur sometime between April 29th and May 29th. I suspect you will have all received the same notification at the top of the screen below the login banner.
Please note that you will have to log in to your account again after the upgrade so make sure that you all remember your login details - account username and password.
PS - I just tried to test the upgrade in the Beta testing area but was unsuccessful. To perform the test a copy of our existing forum is made in the Betatest area of Proboards. This allows administrators to play around and test features as with any beta site. Unfortunately it seems that ONLY the person who created the forum can do this. Even though I am an Administrator I cannot create the test copy of the forum as it was actually created by Kathie.
Looks like we will have to 'fly blind' when the upgrade is done in a few weeks!
Post by Cornish Terrier on Apr 24, 2013 2:11:31 GMT -5
Roy - I don't know what the process was to set up the site but I guess there is some sort of security feature involved to ensure the site is not compromised.
Kathie would be the 'Site Owner' and Administrator with the ability to grant Administrator privileges to others such as myself. I can perform most Admin functions such as moving posts or threads and banning users (such as those who joined this site purely to advertise! ).
I have sent a request to the Manchester FHS to see if someone there might give us a rundown on the changes but have so far not had a response.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Apr 25, 2013 2:49:18 GMT -5
I have an update on the upcoming upgrade of Proboards.
When I logged in today there was a notice to staff which included a short video which provided a brief overview of the changes we are about to see. Most of this is about the look of the site and enhancements to various functions which are under control of the Administrators so it looks like I might have a bit of study and work to do!
From the members point of view things should really operate much the same although the format will look a little different.
Initial logins after the upgrade will require all members to enter their login information again with the security function of having to input your password twice so I once again remind everyone to make sure you know your userid and password.
The changeover should be smooth but be prepared for it and I will try my best to get my head around things and keep everyone informed.