SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: 2013 Site Upgrade!

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    TONMO.com has been upgraded. :party: Sorry for the wait, but we think you'll agree it was worth it. I won't go into a full itemization of all the differences, just explore, and enjoy. TONMO is simply better than it has ever been. Further, the foundation has been laid for resurgent growth going forward. Yes, resurgent! I just went there! Stay tuned for a whole lot more cephalopodical goodness, and plenty to share. Tell your friends! Even @octobot is celebrating. (Hey, user tagging! Cool!)

    Special thanks to @Todo10, who was brave enough to partner with us on this VERY DIFFICULT migration effort. It would not have happened without them, led by Claudio, who will stay with the forum to help us directly with any issues or concerns with site functionality, and will be supporting us going forward. Equally, and also essential was our own "D" Denise Whatley (@DWhatley). She has spent the past two weeks advising, trialing, coding, experimenting, and did I mention advising? And fixing, fixing, fixing. If it weren't for D, this migration would have been stunted in several ways that only D could fix.

    WHAT'S NEXT:

    1) I still need to move many articles, and blogs. Blogs will be added to the forums, and as articles, as applicable.
    2) Report Problems: D went to great lengths to ensure forum links wouldn't break. You'll notice our forums are now under the /community subdirectory. However, we think broken links will still be found. Report any broken links in this thread and we'll fix them promptly. Likewise, if you feel anything is wrong or missing, just let us know.
    3) Remember the gallery, with all those tattoos and stuff? Yeah, that's gonna come back. Give us a little time. But fixes and enhancements should come with more ease now that we've migrated the foundation.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I'll do a tips and tricks for images soon (tonight if I don't fall asleep first). You probably WON'T need it this go 'round because basic uploading is clean but the software has added a few nice features you don't want to miss (multiple images at one time, drag and drop) so have a look when I get the post up.
     
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  3. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Hi!!! So glad you are back, looking forward to exploring.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Fantastic!! Good to be back :grin:
     
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    ceph Wonderpus Staff Member Moderator

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    Woot! Glad to see it back up.
     
  6. nevergirl86

    nevergirl86 Blue Ring Registered

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    Hooray! Glad TONMO is back!
     
  7. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    :thumbsup: A really cool new feature for us registered users is the New Posts link, which actually works. If you are logged in, it shows you all unread posts, including those you haven't read since *before* your last visit. Huzzah!

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    It's also available from the "What's New" link from the homepage, btw.
     
  9. robyn

    robyn Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Hooray! Thank Tony, Claudio and Denise for the epic migration effort.
     
  10. Terri

    Terri Sepia elegans Registered

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    Wow! This is awesome, great job to all involved!! 8-)
     
  11. sedna

    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Thanks Tony and D!!! The site looks awesome! I'm looking forward to figuring out the new and improved site!
     
  12. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Good work!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Glad to see that Tonmo is back! Don't know exactly what you did, but the text is so much easier to read!
     
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    haggs Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    it looks really good and is easy to use... thank you.
     
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    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah! Can't wait to explore the new upgrade!
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Yay! Missed it!
     
  17. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Here's another feature, FYI... you can easily enter a Status for everyone to see... whether you're cleaning your tank, working on something cephy, thinking cephy thoughts, or even non-ceph thoughts. It's on the right margin of the homepage and super-easy to post an update. Kind of like a Facebook status, but without Likes or Replies (at least not now). Note, it also appears on your Profile page, and that's where people can comment on your status. Enjoy!

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    also... the Homepage now only shows threads that have been "promoted" to be there by TONMO staff. This will help us highlight important news, or really great threads that deserve such promotion. If you want to see all the new threads that have been created or replied to since you last visited, you can do that using the methods above. If you want to see recent activity (regardless of whether you've viewed the thread or not), try the "Recent Activity" sub-menu item on the homepage, next to What's New.
     
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  19. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    ...additionally, I've made a few style updates. Plus, there's yet another way for logged-in users to see what threads they haven't read yet, both on the Homepage and on the Forums page, upper right (see attached). Just click the number next to "Unread Threads" and you'll get sent right to the list.

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  20. krin

    krin GPO Supporter

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    Very nice. Will have to look at the site more often than I have been.
     

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