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Aaron 01-18-2015 11:59 PM

Energetic Forum Upgrade & Update
 
ATTENTION


ENERGETICFORUM.COM IS MOVING TO A BRAND NEW FAST DEDICATED SERVER SO THERE MAY BE SOME LAGGING AND DOWNTIME OVER THE NEXT DAY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, BUT THE CURRENT SERVER IS 8 YEARS OLD AND DESPERATELY NEEDS UPDATING.



YOU MAY WANT TO REFRAIN FROM MAKING ANY NEW POSTS DURING THIS TIME BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT BE MIGRATED TO THE NEW SERVER. WE WANT TO LEAVE THE FORUM OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE TO YOU DURING THIS TIME.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!


Aaron 01-20-2015 04:02 AM

New Server
 
IF YOU SEE THIS, YOU ARE LOOKING AT ENERGETIC FORUM ON THE NEW SERVER.

WE WILL BE PERFORMING AN UPGRADE AND SOME UPDATES WITH MINIMAL DOWN TIME.

Aaron 01-20-2015 06:09 AM

Can you see this and reply?
 
This is a test - if you can see this, please reply. Thanks! :notworthy:

test 01-20-2015 06:46 AM

test
 
test this is a test

shijimi 01-20-2015 06:49 AM

Yes I see it fine :)

Vinyasi 01-20-2015 08:14 AM

Looks almost perfectly fine, hellow.....
 
not all of the smileys are displaying.:yinyang:

interdesign21 01-20-2015 11:58 AM

test OK
 
all seems as usual
cheers

Scorch 01-21-2015 03:49 AM

Ok here. :thumbsup:

But there is still an entire thread missing! :eek:

http://www.energeticforum.com/renewa...periments.html

Please fix.

Kindest regards;
}:>

alvarohn 01-21-2015 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scorch (Post 270256)
Ok here. :thumbsup:

But there is still an entire thread missing! :eek:

energeticforum.com/renewable-energy/19879-quanta-magnetics-kits-experiments.html

Please fix.

Kindest regards;
}:>

Hi Scorch, the threads are not missing, it is just seems that the URL rewrite rules are not defined yet.

you can see the thread this way:

energeticforum.com/showthread.php?t=thread_number

so in the link that doesn't work (energeticforum.com/renewable-energy/19879-quanta-magnetics-kits-experiments.html) you can see that there is a number in there, you take that number and you replace it here:

energeticforum.com/showthread.php?t=thread_number
http://www.energeticforum.com/renewable-energy/19879-quanta-magnetics-kits-experiments.html

best,

Alvaro

mikec_ut 01-21-2015 07:44 PM

i con login and post just fine

Aaron 01-21-2015 09:17 PM

url rewrites
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alvarohn (Post 270277)
Hi Scorch, the threads are not missing, it is just seems that the URL rewrite rules are not defined yet.

you can see the thread this way:

energeticforum.com/showthread.php?t=thread_number

so in the link that doesn't work (energeticforum.com/renewable-energy/19879-quanta-magnetics-kits-experiments.html) you can see that there is a number in there, you take that number and you replace it here:

energeticforum.com/showthread.php?t=thread_number
http://www.energeticforum.com/renewable-energy/19879-quanta-magnetics-kits-experiments.html

best,

Alvaro

Yes, that's exactly it. We used to have a plugin that did these rewrites, but that plugin was only compatible with an older php version on the old dinosaur server.

There is another plugin that can import those old rewrites, but we have to have this vbulletin forum upgraded first (waiting on the vbulletin team - takes up to 3 days) and once that is done, we can get the new plugin installed, which will restore the old rewrites.

Scorch 01-22-2015 05:34 AM

Hope it's fixed soon.
 
Ok, thank you, hope it's fixed soon. :thumbsup:

Still not working tonight and have been using those links, to various quotes on that thread, in many entries of my social forum which means ALL of those forum entries now contain dead links. :eek:

And I do intend to conduct some experiments soon. . .

Kindest regards;

}:>

Quote:

Originally Posted by alvarohn (Post 270277)
Hi Scorch, the threads are not missing, it is just seems that the URL rewrite rules are not defined yet.

you can see the thread this way:

energeticforum.com/showthread.php?t=thread_number

so in the link that doesn't work (energeticforum.com/renewable-energy/19879-quanta-magnetics-kits-experiments.html) you can see that there is a number in there, you take that number and you replace it here:

energeticforum.com/showthread.php?t=thread_number
http://www.energeticforum.com/renewable-energy/19879-quanta-magnetics-kits-experiments.html

best,

Alvaro


Quigon10101 01-25-2015 10:52 PM

men furor! l can walk!!!

Aaron 01-26-2015 08:32 PM

url rewrites done
 
All the old links appear to be working now:

Quanta Magnetics Kits & Experiments - Energetic Forum goes to where it is supposed to go now.

Are you all finding they all do indeed work?

Aaron 01-27-2015 06:35 AM

Known issues
 
Ok, the old url's work and a bunch of other stuff is working perfect.

There are a few issues.

1. The old Zoints profile system using /z/username such as Energetic Forum - Forum Display simply redirects to the index page. The Zoints system is so old that it isn't supported anymore so we're dumping it. But we will work on getting a redirect so that anything going to /z/username will be directed to /members/username.html so that it directs anyone back to the default profile in Vbulletin for that member.

2. The stock profile system in Vbulletin has a rewrite issue with hypens. For example, Eric's profile link: http://www.energeticforum.com/members/t-rex.html will redirect to: http://www.energeticforum.com/members/trex.html removing the hyphen so that it will not take anyone to the correct profile page to see his post count, what his posts are, etc... we are working on having the url rewrites customized to exclude this member's directory from having that hyphen removed.

3. If you had an avatar for your user profile, that was in the old Zoints system and will not work. If you want an avatar, you will have to upload a new Avatar image and it will work fine. For example, you can see Eric's avatar works now: http://www.energeticforum.com/270201-post2110.html his T-Rex dinosaur avatar is there because I uploaded it fresh. To upload a new avatar, use this link: http://www.energeticforum.com/profile.php?do=editavatar

4. I see 3 of the smilies aren't showing. rofl, cheers and surprise. Check. lol

I think that is about it as far as what I have found.

If you come across anything that doesn't work or is glitched out somehow, please post here so I can work on getting it fixed.

Thank you and I apologize for any inconvenience!

Robert49 01-27-2015 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aaron (Post 270232)
This is a test - if you can see this, please reply. Thanks! :notworthy:

Hi Aaron.

Nice to see the forum back on.


Robert

Aaron 01-29-2015 01:00 AM

Avatars & Social Sharing
 
AVATARS

It doesn't look like we'll be able to convert the avatars over. Those were loaded into a custom profile system that is no longer supported so we're back to the stock vbulletin profile system which is ok.

To upload an avatar, go here: http://www.energeticforum.com/profile.php?do=editavatar

EDIT - well, figured out how to rebuild the AVATAR thumbnails so all users' avatars show be showing for everyone! :blowout:

SOCIAL SHARING

At the bottom of each post are share buttons for Facebook, etc... You can use these to share any thread you want. The larger share button appears underneath the first post of any thread.

admin 01-29-2015 09:21 AM

smilies working
 
All smilies are working!

Aaron 01-30-2015 03:04 AM

new threads
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vidbid (Post 270614)
My Profile Link is missing..

And I can't create new threads anymore.

The old profile system /z/vidbid are not able to be imported. That system was so old it was not supported anymore and is not compatible with updated php on the server.

You should be able to create a new thread - the permissions are enabled. What happens - do you just not see the new thread option when you go to a forum or subforum?

Aaron 02-01-2015 11:48 PM

increasing member space allotment
 
Here are some increases we have changed for all member's accounts:

Increased total attachment space to 25mb

Increased private message space to 200 messages

Increased image sizes for your photo albums to 1280x1024 and 2.5mb per picture

I know 25mb isn't huge, but it is a start. I have to first migrate another server's contents to this same server and there should be plenty of space where I can increase this substantially. Private messages were 50 messages limit and are not 4 times that. I can look at increasing that later as well and the images sizes are up quite a bit.

These are actually all quite a bit more than what they were in the past, but the small limits were due to having a dinosauer server that has been on its last legs for a while.

Again, after another server is migrated here, I can look at increasing these even more but just wanted to pass this on for now.

Aaron 02-04-2015 12:41 AM

Ads in Energetic Forum
 
As many of you know, Energetic Forum has remained the least monetized forum out of all the major "free energy" forums online since it's inception 7-8 years ago.

The ads have been most for the conference and for books/videos published by A & P Electronic Media (by Peter Lindemann and myself) through the Clickbank system. The commissions earned by the forum for those sales are what have paid for the server for all these years. Since most of the regular users either have or are familiar with quite a bit of this published material, you can imagine that the income produced through the forum is miniscule.

We have recently moved to a new server, which now costs hundreds of dollars per month so I am now going to be putting some ads around the forum to help cover the costs. Myself and the other moderators do not mind volunteering our time to help keep the forum running, keep the spam out and moderating as needed, but we would like the forum to continue to pay for itself.

Besides the ads, at the bottom of the forum, there is a PayPal subscription button where if you choose to, you can voluntarily subscribe with a $5/month payment and up. PayPal will automatically bill you for that amount every month. The forum will still remain free for everyone even if they don't pay for a voluntary subscription, but please consider supporting Energetic Forum in this way.

Thank you for all of your support!

Aaron 02-05-2015 04:48 AM

YouTube video embed test
 
Here is a YouTube video embed test.


Aaron 02-05-2015 05:00 AM

YouTube Embed Code
 
To embed a YouTube Video, you can click the YouTube button in the message editor and you will see this code:

HTML Code:

[YT][/YT]
In between the bracketed YT codes, place the YouTube URL like this:

HTML Code:

[YT]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5GfA-czhV0[/YT]
You will then get the YouTube video to embed like this:


Aaron 02-06-2015 06:47 AM

Navbar Forum Jump menu option
 
On every page in the forum except for home.php, the navbar (horizontal menu bar under the header) has a Forum Jump option.

If you click on that, it will give you a popup menu with every forum/subforum at Energetic Forum so you can instantly go to any forum/subforum you want.

If you experience a glitch with this, please let me know.

Thanks!

armandino 02-11-2015 07:43 AM

buongiorno, si grazie, riesco a leggere il tuo messaggio

Aaron 02-19-2015 06:08 PM

forum errors?
 
If you have any errors or bugs that you come across in the forum, please post them here. Thanks!

BroMikey 02-19-2015 08:52 PM

Thanks Again Aaron
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Aaron (Post 271542)
If you have any errors or bugs that you come across in the forum, please post them here. Thanks!

It will post them here, yes.

So far everything works good and if I get a character limit on one page I just make a few more smaller posts to accomplish the same job as one post would:)

Drat:thumbsup: But hopefully that won't happen very much.

Everything works fine Aaron

Mikey:rolleyes:

Dingus 02-20-2015 05:04 AM

I can't edit my signature.

BroMikey 02-20-2015 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dingus (Post 271559)
I can't edit my signature.


Did you try "GO ADVANCED" ? I erase stuff all the time. It will work.

Aaron 02-21-2015 12:44 AM

edit signature
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dingus (Post 271559)
I can't edit my signature.

Please try to edit you signature now and let me know if it works.

Thanks!


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