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Graham

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Transfer complete
« on: March 08, 2014, 05:21:57 AM »
Dear All,

The forum changeover is now complete.

This forum is a clean install of the software, with the backup database from 9th February 2014 installed and should work properly now at its regular address.

It took longer than it should have done, but hopefully everything will be fine.

You can see the previous version at http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/forum_2/index.php if you want to move anything you posted after 9th February 2014 - you can no longer post to the old version.

If anything on THIS forum doesn't work properly then please let me know.

Graham
« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 05:24:17 AM by Graham »

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Re: Transfer complete
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 05:34:07 AM »
Sri Graham, thank you. Great work! I want to ask you to change text coding to Unicode (UTF-8) because many time some characters do not show right.
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Re: Transfer complete
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 05:47:26 AM »
Dear Hari,

This version has UTF-8 as its default character set, so anything posted from now on should appear correctly.

I will need to change all previous posts to UTF-8 at a later date when we know that everything is working fine.

Graham

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 05:54:25 AM »
Perfect! Dear Graham , is it possible for you to transfer and the topic Fundamental questions about mind (http://www.ramana-maharshi.info/forum/index.php?topic=7047.0) into this forum and to not delete http://www.ramana-maharshi.info/forum/index.php because there are many topics there which are not present here. Let it be like archives without option for posting. Thank you.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 06:00:23 AM by Hari »
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Re: Transfer complete
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 05:58:52 AM »
Graham,
Thanks very much for this labour of Love.
Namaskar

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Re: Transfer complete
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 06:13:08 AM »
Dear All,

I will look into importing topics into the current forum, but this might take some time as it requires someone who has experience with MySql and I do not have it - they also have to be sitting here in front of my computer when they do it for security reasons.

There is someone at the ashram who knows about this and when he has time he has promised to come.

Best wishes

Graham

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 06:32:48 AM »
Take your time! As people say: The good things happen slowly! :)
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Re: Transfer complete
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 10:44:48 AM »
Thanks a lot Graham garu for this sincere effort.

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Re: Transfer complete
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 01:22:04 PM »
Okay, I don't want to interrupt this process that is in fact "finished". BUT, I thought about something this morning. I know it can be expensive, but what do you think about possibility to buy some paid board software like Invision Power Board (IPB)? It is expensive first time, when you need to pay 175US$, BUT later only after 6 months you buy renewal of the license. I used to be admin of some of these IPB forums, and I know how it is good forum software in the practice.

Just want that you think about that. SMF and other free alternatives are good enough, but they don't provide much of the security, protection against the spammers, and many other issues. With this IPB forum, we  would get even small chat room integrated, it is already paid and free up to 5 people. For more we would need to pay more, or transfer to some other irc chat, or something else... but okay, there are not many users active online at the same time, this chat would be even good, who needs more with someone, or group chat there is irc, skype, or something else, that is similar. :)

What do you think about all this?

Also, I don't want that we hurry and to run after IPB, NOW... because I have just read that they are very soon to make a new version of it v4.x.x, maybe even during the middle of this year, we will see... at least I am looking forward to... :)

Thanks for your time to read and consider all this... OM Shanti... _/\_