BikeRadar forum upgrade - please read

Jeff JonesJeff Jones Posts: 1,911 Editor
edited October 2011 in Downhill, freeride and 4X
Hello all,

Over the next few weeks, the BikeRadar forums are going to be upgraded from phpBB 2 (with various hacks) to phpBB 3. We want to have this done by mid-October and due to the massive amount of data that we have to migrate, the forums could be offline for up to a week. A further update will be posted nearer the time.

The main reason we are doing this is for stability and to accommodate the size of the forum. We don't want a repeat of the situation where the forum "filled up" after a mere 16 million posts and no-one could post.

It also means some extra functionality for users, such as improved private messaging, ability to subscribe to forums and bookmark topics, drafts, attachments (if we decide to enable them) and a few other things.

It will look a bit different but it will still be blue and white.

That's all for now - stay tuned.
Jeff Jones

Product manager, Sports

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  • Jeff JonesJeff Jones Posts: 1,911 Editor
    Update: The BikeRadar forum upgrade will start on Monday, 31st of October and should be finished by Thursday, 3rd November.

    During that time the forum will be unavailable for posting and new registrations. We do apologise for what will no doubt be a difficult time for some of you but we're fairly certain that the BikeRadar Forum Experience(tm) will be better in the long run.

    In the meantime, we recommend more saddle time!
    Jeff Jones

    Product manager, Sports
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