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    see you on the other side.
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    What changed?

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    Nothing yet. See the Announcement forum, they had to postpone a few days.

    Not unusual, unfortunately. It's a big job to transition a forum of this size.

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    Raise your hand (or add a dancing monkey)if you were on OCDO they last time (maybe the first time) the forum was upgraded.

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    hunter45 wrote:
    What changed?
    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...amp;forum_id=3

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    Yah, I had the misfortune of trying to log in at the very moment it was changing. Had me wondering what in the heck was wrong.
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    I hope they postpone the change until at least a week after MacDonald. I will want to post on my favorite forum after the ruling.
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    I was under the impression we were now "post" change already.
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    The Wolfhound wrote:
    I was under the impression we were now "post" change already.
    Nope. Look at the URL. still wowbb.
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    The Wolfhound wrote:
    I was under the impression we were now "post" change already.
    Been delayed for several days- the appearance/theme will be noticeably different I believe.

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    Oh goody. vBulletin will be much better than wowbb, in my opinion.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    The Wolfhound wrote:
    I was under the impression we were now "post" change already.
    Been delayed for several days- the appearance/theme will be noticeably different I believe.

    Yata hey
    Yep. It will go from looking like this:



    to something like this:



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    I regularly participate in about a half a dozen different forums. The majority of them use vBulletin.

    The difference is astounding. I've been quietly complaining (meaning that I am grateful to have this forum to use and at no cost, but boy it sure is a pain! ) about this site for as long as I've been a member here. It is absolutely horrible at handling the posting of quoted material, and properly quoting previous posts. There are often misunderstandings due to mis-attributed quotes.

    The link handling is abysmal as well, especially when it comes to editing a post. It is impossible to edit a link to correct it, you must completely delete the link and associated text and start over.

    Anyway... yeah, I will be VERY happy once they get vBulletin up and running.

    The look and feel will be different, no doubt. vBulletin is extremely customizable, so John and Mike will have much discretion on how things end up looking.

    TFred

    Here are some other gun-related vBulletin forums:

    http://smith-wessonforum.com/
    http://thefiringline.com/forums/
    http://thehighroad.us/
    http://forum.pafoa.org/
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/


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    Is it too late to request special features in the new forum software?

    For example, I would love to a have a button where I can, with one keystroke, send a PM to Grapeshot telling him he is a chowderhead. Typing out insulting PM's to him all the time istiring. :P

    Oh, and a button where I can overridehimputting me on "ignore"? :P:P
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    TFred wrote:
    I regularly participate in about a half a dozen different forums. The majority of them use vBulletin.

    The difference is astounding. I've been quietly complaining (meaning that I am grateful to have this forum to use and at no cost, but boy it sure is a pain! ) about this site for as long as I've been a member here. It is absolutely horrible at handling the posting of quoted material, and properly quoting previous posts. There are often misunderstandings due to mis-attributed quotes.

    The link handling is abysmal as well, especially when it comes to editing a post. It is impossible to edit a link to correct it, you must completely delete the link and associated text and start over.

    Anyway... yeah, I will be VERY happy once they get vBulletin up and running.

    The look and feel will be different, no doubt. vBulletin is extremely customizable, so John and Mike will have much discretion on how things end up looking.

    TFred

    Here are some other gun-related vBulletin forums:

    http://smith-wessonforum.com/
    http://thefiringline.com/forums/
    http://thehighroad.us/
    http://forum.pafoa.org/
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/
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    VBB has an "ignore list" feature, too.

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    not to mention my personal favorite as a source of information

    http://forums.officer.com/forums/

    I'm only pointing out they use this software as well....nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VApatriot View Post
    Raise your hand (or add a dancing monkey)if you were on OCDO they last time (maybe the first time) the forum was upgraded.
    I think there are probably less than 20 active members that were here then and now. THAT was an old forum. If I remember correctly you had to send an email to John or Mike to register.
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    I was a lurker back then

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    Here we go again. So far so good.

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    If anyone lost their avatars, try what I did. If you remember your member number (I'm 3004) you can use google images to search your number and ocdo or opencarry and it might show up, since the name of your avatar is your member number.jpg . Mine did, and I was able to snag it since it's still up on the mywowbb version of OCDO.

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    Good idea. And if anyone has lost their local copy of their avatar, I can still retrieve it from the old site if you email me at john@opencarry.org.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    If anyone lost their avatars, try what I did. If you remember your member number (I'm 3004) you can use google images to search your number and ocdo or opencarry and it might show up, since the name of your avatar is your member number.jpg . Mine did, and I was able to snag it since it's still up on the mywowbb version of OCDO.

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