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We're launching a new forum
« on: November 27, 2019, 12:00:42 pm »
We've been on our current forum for something like 11-12 years by my best guess, but we've hit a dead end in terms of what the software can do.  Couple that with some technical issues we've come across in the last little that don't have an easy resolution and it's finally time to move on.

Beginning today, I'd encourage everyone to go to the new forum and register for an account:

https://forums.orangewhoopass.com

Just FYI, user accounts over there work kind of like Twitter: you have a username that always stays the same (e.g. @YourUsername), but you also have a display name that can be entirely different (e.g. "Jomboy <<< Zapruder") and changed whenever you want.

Once you get registered over there, you'll find in the new TZ a post that outlines how the new forum works and what it can do.  Both forums will run in parallel for a couple of weeks, then we'll disable posting on this forum.  It wouldn't hurt to start updating your bookmarks now, though.

Unfortunately, we're unable to take our full backlog of forum content with us; for the first time since 2004 we're starting with a clean slate.  I hope you'll think it's worth the tradeoff, though.  This forum is not going away - it'll stay up like this for a while, then probably live on in some other form or fashion that can be browsed but not logged into.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 03:30:27 pm »
Now what? Not sure I like this.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 06:12:06 pm »
Now what?

Start posting over there.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 06:15:58 pm »
Start posting over there.

I think this change will run me off.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 06:23:24 pm »
I think this change will run me off.

Not allowed. Sorry.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 06:31:11 pm »
I do not  tweet.. sounds scary
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 06:43:42 pm »
I think this change will run me off.

Why?

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 07:01:37 pm »
I think this change will run me off.

The Astros,  and by extension OWA, are at a crucial point that will determine whether the great teardown and rebuild will have lasting a effect or whether they'll go away meekly so that the Yankees,  BoSox, and Dojers can reclaim what they've hemorrhaged money to try to obtain.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 07:23:15 pm »
New site looks great, I post on another board that uses the same format.  Took a few days to get used to it, but it is fantastic.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 07:28:10 pm »
The Astros,  and by extension OWA, are at a crucial point that will determine whether the great teardown and rebuild will have lasting a effect or whether they'll go away meekly so that the Yankees,  BoSox, and Dojers can reclaim what they've hemorrhaged money to try to obtain.

All hands on deck. The enemy is all about us.  If Waldo says we're heading to MySpace then by God that's where we'll head.

Unfortunately, this is not a matter of wanting to try something new, or even a choice of keep this format or move to a new one. It's move to a new format or the forum dies.  The current software is simply outdated and is no longer supported. Waldo has held this one together with pine tar and bat tape until we could get something new set up, but it's simply not sustainable.  We'll have to get used to something else. I'm certain we will.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 07:30:28 pm »
The Astros,  and by extension OWA, are at a crucial point that will determine whether the great teardown and rebuild will have lasting a effect or whether they'll go away meekly so that the Yankees,  BoSox, and Dojers can reclaim what they've hemorrhaged money to try to obtain.

All hands on deck. The enemy is all about us.  If Waldo says we're heading to MySpace then by God that's where we'll head.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2019, 07:33:08 pm »
Unfortunately, this is not a matter of wanting to try something new, or even a choice of keep this format or move to a new one. It's move to a new format or the forum dies.  The current software is simply outdated and is no longer supported. Waldo has held this one together with pine tar and bat tape until we could get something new set up, but it's simply not sustainable.  We'll have to get used to something else. I'm certain we will.

The current software also poses a greater security risk the longer we use it.

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2019, 08:15:18 pm »
The current software also poses a greater security risk the longer we use it.

So you're saying you can't keep Mike Fiers from posting here?
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2019, 10:42:37 pm »
So you're saying you can't keep Mike Fiers from posting here?

Fiers, Jason Hirsh's mom, etc.

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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2019, 12:16:30 pm »
Not gunna lie... I’m scared of the change.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2019, 03:02:00 pm »
is the new forum working? I've signed up but I just get that little broken circle going around and around. I've stared at it for hours and nothing has happened worth a damn.

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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2019, 04:45:57 pm »
is the new forum working? I've signed up but I just get that little broken circle going around and around. I've stared at it for hours and nothing has happened worth a damn.
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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2019, 06:50:35 am »
is the new forum working? I've signed up but I just get that little broken circle going around and around. I've stared at it for hours and nothing has happened worth a damn.

I'm having the same problem.  It works on a mobile device, but never loads on the desktop.  I hope that can get fixed. 
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2019, 09:03:18 am »
I'm having the same problem.  It works on a mobile device, but never loads on the desktop.  I hope that can get fixed.

I only use a desktop for OWA.

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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2019, 09:28:55 am »
I only use a desktop for OWA.

I don't know if it's a browser issue or what.  Perhaps Waldo can help us out here. 
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2019, 09:39:08 am »
Haven't seen that, either on desktop or mobile.  What browser are y'all using?

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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2019, 11:25:52 am »
Internet Explorer

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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2019, 11:51:07 am »
Ah.  Apparently there's a bug with IE compatibility that should be fixed in the next forum update whenever it gets released (should be reasonably soon).

That said, you should know that Internet Explorer is an old, insecure, dying web browser and you should really start using something different (e.g. Chrome or Firefox) if you have any say in the matter.

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« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2019, 12:35:09 pm »
Ah.  Apparently there's a bug with IE compatibility that should be fixed in the next forum update whenever it gets released (should be reasonably soon).

That said, you should know that Internet Explorer is an old, insecure, dying web browser and you should really start using something different (e.g. Chrome or Firefox) if you have any say in the matter.

Internet Explorer and I have something in common then. I will try switching to Chrome and see how that works out. Thanks for the suggestion. I suspected that may be the case.

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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2019, 05:36:56 pm »
I only use a desktop for OWA.

Loads fine for me on my desktops in Chrome?

What browser are you using on your desktops?
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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2019, 09:51:04 am »
Loads fine for me on my desktops in Chrome?

What browser are you using on your desktops?

Explorer.

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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2019, 10:03:05 am »
Explorer.

Interesting. It loads fine for me in IE as well.

Have you tried other browsers at all?
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« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2019, 11:43:36 am »
Weird, IE works for me on my home computer but not my work computer.

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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2020, 12:38:36 pm »
Just saw this. Very good news with the upgrade and all.

For me personally, this seems like a good time to bow out for good, though.

Twenty years, I think, or thereabouts. It has been great fun. Thanks to all.
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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2020, 10:00:21 am »
Just saw this. Very good news with the upgrade and all.

For me personally, this seems like a good time to bow out for good, though.

Twenty years, I think, or thereabouts. It has been great fun. Thanks to all.

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