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NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby mdmf007 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:15 pm

Per Will, here is the information for our little online community and upgrades.

MDMF


On June 20th at 7:00pm PST, the ePlaya will be taken down for an important server and software upgrade. The whole process is expected to take about 24 hours, and once it's all said and done, we'll be unveiling a faster, better ePlaya!

If you're interested in helping to beta test the new version (which would be awesome!), please email eplaya@burningman.com."

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Postby Elderberry » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:25 pm

Yeah!
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Postby Sham » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:38 pm

I hope the new pair of shoes is a comfy as the old pair of shoes. I will be a big boy about this and embrace the new software without kicking, screaming or crying!
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:38 pm

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Postby Kinetik V » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:43 pm

Kudos to the eplaya team for making it happen.
I hope it's as easy to use as this board without a lot of fluff...
This place could really be an asset to the BM Community and I hope it finally reaches it's potential.

I also hope the mods use the opportunity to implement some of the things they've wanted for a while...

In any case I look forward to seeing the changes!
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Postby Trishntek » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:44 pm

Will it include ASSHOLE ALERTS?
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Postby Sham » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:50 pm

Trishntek wrote:Will it include ASSHOLE ALERTS?

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Postby can't sit still » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:04 pm

I like the E-playa. But, I certainly won't complain if "search" was a tiny bit more selective. Can "plonk" be made permanent? Once somebody plonks a person, it can't be "undone"? 8)
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Postby mdmf007 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:54 pm

Of course the post count thing will be a bit different. To offset newbies and make them feel more at home, they will start out with a positive count of 2300 - an arbitrary number chosen basically from random.

For each post they post it goes up by one, unless it is a "liked" post then it goes up by two. Did I mention that there will be a "like" button? If the "Unlike" button that will actually read "Blows" then they will lose 3 points, so it pays to have a good post. A benign post or one that does not get ether "like" or "Blows" clicked on will only get 1.

In addition the post count will reduce for everyone by one post per thousand they have per day i.e. if I have 4000 posts, its because I write more, but Say fishy has 20000 posts because she is a prolific writer - she would have to write 20 posts a day, or have 20 total likes, and post counted to just maintain a level of 20,000. A rookie with only 2000 posts would only need 2 posts a day to stay flat.

I hope this clears up the post count issue,

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Postby ibdave » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:07 pm

what about JK?
He can jack up his count all day long.... 8) 8) 8)
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Postby Elderberry » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:39 pm

ibdave wrote:what about JK?
He can jack up his count all day long.... 8) 8) 8)

Hell ya! BTW ibdave, I got a copy of your greeter schedule in my email. :shock:
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Postby Sham » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:48 am

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Postby goathead » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:57 am

it was better last version.
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Postby Box Burner » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:48 am

Epaya - the new facebook
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Postby AntiM » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:53 am

I got the email too, but my version didn't have the time selected yet.

And then I checked my email after browsing eplaya. Ah, priorities.
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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Postby C.f.M. » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:34 am

mdmf007 wrote:If you're interested in helping to beta test the new version (which would be awesome!), please email eplaya@burningman.com."



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Postby Elderberry » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:35 am

C.f.M. wrote:
mdmf007 wrote:If you're interested in helping to beta test the new version (which would be awesome!), please email eplaya@burningman.com."



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Postby TomServo » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:53 am

at least we get a warning this time.
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:14 am

jkisha wrote:[According to the reason given above, Your mail was refused because your email address does not have an SPF record or the record is incorrect in some way. You need to contact your email provider about that problem. Meanwhile, I'd just send again using a different email account.

You can Google SPF for additional information on SPF records, which are becoming more and more necessary to avoid spam filters these days.


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Postby Oldguy » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:16 am

FRAC!

Jusst when I was learning to get around in here...
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Postby mdmf007 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:34 pm

Oldguy wrote:FRAC!

Jusst when I was learning to get around in here...


One thing the fabulous code gurus did was keep the interface looking the same.
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Postby Bob » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:07 pm

Will the upgrade(s) delete the entire previous eplaya archive(s)?

Again?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:28 pm

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Postby Sham » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:32 pm

Some of my finest writing is in those archives. I am hoping that somehow those older posting from everyone can be saved and brought forward. What a shame if all this is lost.
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Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:20 pm

Redo the cooler thread?

I think not!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:24 am

And we are back to my "culling." I don't know how we could do it, but tossing everything and keeping everything each seem unsatisfactory to me...
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Postby Elliot » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:39 am

School bus 101? I guess I'll copy it back to my puter to be safe.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:43 am

see, Elliot, that's a good idea.
anyone, who sees a thread they want to make sure to preserve, could copy it to their own storage, and, re-post if it's lost.
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Postby Savannah » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:50 am

I don't know how to preserve an entire thread with authors and everything (screenshots? something else? hrm . . . sounds like it takes up a lot of space) but I definitely have some favorite pieces of advice I like to link to. I think I'll make it a goal to copy at least the text of 10 (attributed) pieces before June 20.
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Postby Kinetik V » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:54 am

Why do I have this increasing feeling of dread about this upgrade? Despite the best of intentions and promises that they would preserve the old stuff we lost the first version of the eplaya many years back...and if the Vegas Sportsbooks would allow such a bet I'd put $20 down on the same thing happening again.

In short the track record for these sorts of things redefines the word "sketchy". Now I know...there's a brand new IT team, yadda yadda yadda, but I hope they really put a lot of thought into how to pull this off.

Meanwhile I'll be screenshotting the school bus thread and a couple of invaluable resources....just in case.
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