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 Posted: 18 Sep 2017 20:53
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For the attention of all members & Guests
Important changes to Platform1mrc.com

Since our launching in December 2015 the forum has grown in size considerably. Given that we have nearly 400 members and that we are also a photo heavy website, we have already used over 50% of our site storage space capacity under our current host server.
With this in mind, and given that we only forsee increased growth, we have decided that now is the time to change our hosting facility to a facility that is more suitable in terms of size and flexibility to cater for our future needs. We are currently looking at several potential hosting packages and would envisage being in a position where we would be looking to relocate Platform1mrc.com to our new hosting facility within the next couple of weeks. the exact date is to be confirmed.
In order to achieve this, we will require a brief outage whereby we will shut the forum down whilst the site is moved to the new server. We will post further information as the actual date and time for the outage becomes clearer.
The move to a larger and more powerful hosting solution will allow us to future proof the forum and upgrade to a newer and more modern forum software from which to take the forum forward and before the current software becomes to obsolete to be able to upgrade without the loss of data.. This would be done under a further outage once the original move was safely completed and the new software was fully developed and tested.
In advance, I would like to thank you all for your cooperation ,patience and continued support throughout the transition period as the nature of this sort of change  could be fraught with challenges.
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 Posted: 24 Sep 2017 22:24
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Please keep checking for updates to this post as we envisage further information being made available over the coming few days.

In order to reach as many of our registered members and our valued guests, we shall issue further statements via this post, a newsletter special edition, our Facebook account and a possible email shot.

Thanks again for your cooperation as we progress with our forum improvements.

Toto and the team.



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 Posted: 1 Oct 2017 21:54
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Just a brief update to confirm that various " back scene " elements of our forum modernisation are falling in to place. Whilst they are not necessarily evident to the current live forum, I can report that they are progressing nicely.

I will continue to update this post as we progress nearer to our first outage.

Thanks for your continued patience meanwhile.

Toto and the team.



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a further slight update.
our domain transfer shall be complete within the next two days according to our new host ( once transfered ) .
Once this is complete we will paving the way towards the transfer of the forum onto the new hosting server. Again, we shall inform everyone nearer the time of an exact date and time. things are moving in the background as we type. Please keep your eyes open on our facebook pages, your email accounts and for a special release of the footbridge as all of these available mediums will be used to relay any critical information with regards to any potential forum downtime whilst we administer the changes.
Our new look forum software which shall be introduced after the forum hosting change is also developing nicely. The exact timing of the launch of the new look forum will be advised of as we learn more ourselves.
Once again, many thanks for all your patience as we work behind the scenes to bring you the very best forum experience that we can.
cheers for now
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We have just today succeeded in a test migration of one of our test forums over to one of two new hosting sites that we have. We intend to try out the second site as a further test and if that proves to be successful, we shall be looking to announce the date of our intended outage from which we shall migrate the live forum over. Initial indications have this targeted for a fortnight s time. We shall continue to update this latest news as we continue to complete our programme of satisfactory test migrations and confirm the outage date accordingly.

Many thanks for your continued patience whilst we progress our forums upgrading programme.

Cheers

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That'll be the week prior to Elgin ?? Hopefully for your peace of mind, it will be sorted out and fully functioning before the weekend you are away...

Cheers, Gary.



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It'll happen. :avatar:



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Please keep an eye on this thread as an update is imminent.

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Better get that notification ready for me to send out on Facebook and in the news letter... :thumbs:

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It will be written and winging its way through to you tonight. :thumbs: it's all under control Captain. :avatar:



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Hear ye ..... Hear ye ......I am serving fair notice.

Please be aware that as of Saturday 4th November ( two days time ) at 12 o'clock noon, Platform1 shall be of the air for a period of up to 48 hours. Please feel free to try at your leisure as we would anticipate the 48 hours to be worst case scenario.

This temporary closure is being done to allow us to migrate the forum to a new host server.

We shall be circulating a newsletter to this effect to all our members shortly and will keep you up to date on the forums re opening via our Facebook page.

We apologise for the downtime and any inconvenience that it causes, meanwhile, we thank you for your patience and ongoing support.

I'll see you all on the other side.

Cheers for now

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Good luck lads, hope all go's as planned and looking forward to the new face to the forum.

Cheer's, Pete.



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Thanks Pete.

It's only the host change today so all you will notice is a change in speed. However, this is probably the more important bit.

The software ( the visual part ) will come next.

Big step though so fingers crossed. :tophat:



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Good luck Tom and Paul, see you on the other side! :thumbs:



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