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JAS842,642 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)

What link? I don't see any link to the vBulletin site on their announcement thread.



The vBulletin site is linked to a couple of times eg.
Quote:
Our new forum software brings with it a points based warning system. This means that rather than issuing bans for smaller offences, we can place users in jail - this allows you to stay on the forum but certain privileges will be lost (the ability to make threads being one of them).


Funny because on my machine there is no link anywhere to vbulletin.com - the above quoted part contains no link. Very odd.
Yeah, there's no link when you use Chrome.
John Koenig46 posts since 15 Dec 2016
London London
Vanilla looks expensive for a site of DS size...suppose it means they don't have to worry about servers and upgrades going forward though


The forum it seems a massive asset to DS. This migration will secure its future for many years to come.

I was under the impression it was being closed so very surprised when I heard about this.
knack417 posts since 31 May 2010
STV Central Reporting Scotland

What link? I don't see any link to the vBulletin site on their announcement thread.



The vBulletin site is linked to a couple of times eg.
Quote:
Our new forum software brings with it a points based warning system. This means that rather than issuing bans for smaller offences, we can place users in jail - this allows you to stay on the forum but certain privileges will be lost (the ability to make threads being one of them).


Funny because on my machine there is no link anywhere to vbulletin.com - the above quoted part contains no link. Very odd.

Edit: Just looked at Firefox and the link is added automatically as a "shopping link addded by SkimWords". So it's an ad basically and means nothing.

Vanilla it is, I'll eat my hat if it's not now.


So it is. Can't remember seeing an ad looking like a regular link before in Safari, or maybe they're more noticeable because they usually go to shopping sites.
james-20011,527 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
What's scary is next week it will be 16 years to the day since I first signed up to DS... which is more than half of my life. Of course the site's changed dramatically (and gone badly downhill) in that time.

In fact when I first joined, Digitalspy was just the forums, the news was a separate site called Diginews. It didn't all come until the Digitalspy name until some point in 2001.
Last edited by james-2001 on 16 December 2016 2:36pm
pad3,160 posts since 12 Feb 2005
From their new announcement:

"Hi all,
Welcome back! We have successfully completed the migration of all the user data from 2000 through the Wednesday we placed the forums as read-only.

This preliminary process was necessary as we needed to check that all user associated data - private messages, posts, threads, polls, emails etc - can come across seamlessly. We identified a few issues that we can now iron out when we do a final migration of all user data from this point on.

We appreciate your patience and we apologise for the interruption to your forum enjoyment. We are hopeful that when we begin the next migration, we can take our learnings and speed up the process."

Intersting!
pad_eee873 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
At least they are testing it this time and not just making it go live and having a huge backlash when it all blows up in their face. I think they might have learned a lesson from the last time they touched for forums.

I imagine they will still end up looking ghastly, so I hope there's a CSS patch available so the look can be made look a whole lot more easy on the eye.