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  1. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    Important message:

    The forums will be migrated in the near future to new software. The reason, as many of you know, is this software is no longer supported in a technical sense, and I want to get onto another system where we will have support if things go wrong.

    For the most part, we will take with us current content including our discussions which already exist. However, the private message function is based on a plugin, as many of you know is a bit quirky (and provided as-is) and as such, we will be starting fresh. Existing PMs will not be migrated.

    If you have private messages, please back them up any that you want to save. One easy way to do this is to open your text editor or word processor of choice, start a new document, open the PM you want to save, copy and paste. If you paste PMs you want to save to one document, you should end up with a text searchable document.

    In most cases, PMs probably aren't worth saving, but this should help in those cases where they are (e.g. you are the lucky recipient of a PM from Big Dummy).

    I wanted to alert you to this well in advance of the change -- especially since some of our users don't log in very often. My apologies for any inconvenience and please feel free to ask questions below.

    Update 8/15:

    The move to new software isn't imminent. (We upgraded the current system and moved to a -- hopefully -- more reliable host, so we will be on this software a bit longer.)

    However, it may happen in a month or more with fairly short notice, so you should be aware PMs may disappear in the near future and backing them up offline is not a bad idea if you want to retain them.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Apr 8 2015 19:51:52
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    I am going to leave this in regular "latest discussions" mode for a day or two so everyone currently active will see it, and then paste it to the top of the stickies.

  3. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    Everybody good with this?

  4. theyareoutthere

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    Well, other than the fact that I never received a PM from BD...yep....

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  5. Nobugsonme

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    I have had one response off-thread asking how long you've got to do the backups. That's a question I can't answer right now. You have at least a week from
    now and possibly several weeks, but I can't say for sure. However, once we get the go ahead to migrate the software, we may move quickly.

    I will keep you posted.

  6. Winston O. Buggy

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    Good riddance to rubbish.

  7. Nobugsonme

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    Winston O. Buggy - 4 hours ago  » 
    Good riddance to rubbish.

    There's a lot to be said for a fresh start!

  8. ItsJustABug

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    More rare then a PM from BD is one from WOB & words of wisdom!..

  9. ItsJustABug

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    BTW ..That was a compliment to you WOB..

  10. battlinbugz

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    Glad to see the upgrade happen. Go, NoBugs!

    Not a pro. I have some knowledge and a success story, both thanks to this site.
  11. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    Thanks, battlingbugz!

    The primary reason for the change is to move away from no-longer-supported software, but I hope that once we're settled in, it will be a nice upgrade for all.

  12. AbsolutelyFreaking

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    Nobugsonme -  » 
    I have had one response off-thread asking how long you've got to do the backups. That's a question I can't answer right now. You have at least a week from now and possibly several weeks, but I can't say for sure.

    It's been a week and I'm still not done! . . . any update on how much time we have left?

  13. Nobugsonme

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    Safe to say at least another week.

  14. Liljenn81270

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    Hello.I'm so upset about this situation.I have had two bedbug problems on my apartment floor and now I have it.The other two were treated mine has been given a " Courtesy " treatment as my Landlord put it.I've bought encase men's for box spring and matress.I've bought several sprays and powders.My room looks like a snowstorm with all the bed bug powder. I only saw,ONE I killed full of blood.Exterminator said it wasn't bad but the bites have been so bad I lost my job over it.I wasn't bitten for a,week but today I woke up to 3 bites on my neck area which is freaking me out.What can I do if I've done all the research living out of trash bags etc..I'm so scared to sleep at night
    any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

  15. Nobugsonme

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    Liljenn81270 - 4 hours ago  » 
    Hello.I'm so upset about this situation.I have had two bedbug problems on my apartment floor and now I have it.

    Hi Liljenn81270,

    Please start a new thread (discussion) and copy and paste your message there.

    If you do not know how to start a new thread, there are instructions in this post (FAQs about the Forums/How to use the Forums).

    Then scroll down to where it says "How do I post a message? How do I start a new discussion thread?" and follow the link.

    Once you do this, I am sure you will get some helpful feedback.

  16. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    Update 8/15:

    The move to new software isn't imminent. (We upgraded the current system and moved to a -- hopefully -- more reliable host, so we will be on this software a bit longer.)

    However, it may happen in a month or more with fairly short notice, so you should be aware PMs may disappear in the near future and backing them up offline is not a bad idea if you want to retain them.


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