PS3 News Scheduled Downtime, Forum Upgrades & Logo Thread

159w ago - Just a quick heads-up to everyone, starting this weekend (not an April 1st joke) we will begin upgrading the vB3 Forums we currently use to vBulletin 4, and through the transition there will be some scheduled downtime while our server cat works his magic!

Once the vB4 upgrade itself is complete, we will undergo another few weeks of work with some minor downtime while porting the remaining modules to vB4, followed by implementing some of your 2011 suggestions to our site. If you have any feel free to contribute them to the thread and we will do our best to make it happen.

Additionally, we are currently seeking a new site logo- if you are a graphic artist and would like to share some design concepts check out this ongoing thread... if we end up selecting one posted we will send the artist a $100 PayPal gift to express our appreciation.

Thanks to everyone who has shared their PS3 News site suggestions and logo designs to date, and we look forward to checking out new ones as time permits!

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#34 - oVERSoLDiER - 158w ago
I think we could try. If you can set it now to 1 minute, and see that it slows the server hard, we don't need to ask CJPC to mod it and better set the time to 2 minutes or 3. But I think a change to 1 minute should work fine.

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#33 - PS3 News - 158w ago
Correct, I can set the cache time in minutes... right now it's set to update every 5 since our Forum isn't super active but I could lower it to 1 minute of course. If we really wanted to I am sure CJPC could mod it to update the cache every 30 seconds vs minutes but that may lag the server so not sure if that is the best idea.

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#32 - oVERSoLDiER - 158w ago
Yeah, I really like that new function, it shows me the newest post, thats kind of cool. Pitty, it doesn't update in real time, so that my newest post isn't shown there. But maybe it should be kill the server performance if we set the refresh counter to 5 seconds or so.

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#31 - PS3 News - 158w ago
Another thing we are experimenting with is a Forum sideblock with the latest posts and popular tags... I will leave it up for a little while today so some others can check it out.

This is a stock/non-custom block but we can make any type we want of course, this was thrown together in under 5 minutes (literally) but do Forum members like such a thing (it is collapsible so that if you don't want to see it you can hide it) or should we not keep it, or move it from the left to the right side, etc?

Those interested can check it out here:

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#30 - oVERSoLDiER - 158w ago
That's cool Boss. I know it's much work for you and CJPC, but I think it's worth ! It looks fresher, builds faster and has nice functions.

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