Update: Site Maintenance

Darrel's picture

UPDATE - I'm done for the day, but more updates will be happening through the week. Here are the known issues:
- Image Galleries are currently disabled, though can you still attach images to your posts.
- Private Messages are in the database, but not being displayed. I'm working on it!
- Some areas of look/feel are still in flux, but most should be subtle.

Please reply to this thread if you notice anything else that's broken and I'll take a look. Thanks for your patience and please let me know if I can be of any help!

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I'll be taking the site offline for a couple of hours tonight to do some work on the server. I'm hoping to start around 5:00PM CDT. Thanks for your patience and wish me luck! :)

bobinthebul's picture

It seems there's no link to

It seems there's no link to my blog any more...?

rob7086's picture

Darrel many thanks for

Darrel many thanks for keeping this site updated and running. I notice that the members tab is not working.

ilhiker's picture

Darrel, you do an amazing job

Darrel, you do an amazing job maintaining this Web site. My son is a Web developer/designer/programmer here in Chicago, and he and I discuss many issues with coding a site and such, so I know it's a difficult, and sometimes daunting, task. You are a good man to do this and still not charge anyone for using the site. It is a gift beyond the norm and very appreciated.

Mark

Bill's picture

I'm glad you mentioned

I'm glad you mentioned that!
...it's been a while since I've made a donation...and I LOVE this site!
There's a donation button over on the left side of the page...we should ALL be donating...Darryl is a hard working young man...not a corporation...and runs this whole site by himself!
(...miss you, Darryl..wish you'd come back to San Francisco for a visit!)

jessemkahn's picture

darrel, yes, thank you so

darrel,

yes, thank you so much for making the site happen and for keeping it going.

and while we're on the subject...

just noticed something, not sure if it's new or from the latest update, but when i click on a link in someone's text or profile, it always returns a 404 error because the pathway keeps the MWK URL at the beginning.

as in"http://www.menwhoknit.com/community/www.carpeopen.blogspot.com"

Darrel's picture

That happens when folks don't

That happens when folks don't put the http:// in front of it. I can likely make those fields have a default value of http:// pretty easily!

Thank You, Darrel, for

Thank You, Darrel, for keeping the raveled sleeve knitted up for all of us.!!!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for the updates,

Thanks for the updates, Darrel. It may take me a while to get used to things but that's okay...I am not very computer savvy to begin with. Will I need to reenter my tagline?

Darrel's picture

There aren't many changes in

There aren't many changes in the way things work, so the basics are still there. Don't worry! And all your user profile information should still be there. Other than the image gallery being hidden, this should all be a non-destructive process.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Still no tagline. And I've

Still no tagline. And I've forgotten how I imbedded it. A PM to let me know will be most welcome but don't make it a priority. Thanks for all the work you do.

AKQGuy's picture

Good Luck! But more

Good Luck! But more importantly, thank you for all the work you put into keeping the site up and running. I certainly appreciate your time and effort though I know I don't comprehend it.

Bill's picture

thank you for the

thank you for the warning...I just upgraded to Lion on my mac...and would have thought something was wrong...

Darrel's picture

Ha! Have you gotten used to

Ha! Have you gotten used to reverse scrolling thing? I hated it at first, but decided to stick with it.

Bill's picture

I'm getting used to it...I

I'm getting used to it...I hated that mouse before...but now I'm liking it...

jessemkahn's picture

wait, big kitty is already

wait, big kitty is already out? or are you boys ahead of the curve and using a beta version?

Bill's picture

it's been out for a while..I

it's been out for a while..I had to install Leopard, then install Lion...