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This is just some information to let everyone know that Ozzu will be transitioning over to the PHPBB3 system probably within the next two to four weeks. I have already done a test run on the time requirement to convert the database from phpbb2 to phpbb3 and it will take approximately 8 hours. Right before phpbb3 goes live on ozzu the entire forum will be locked for approximately 8-12 hours beforehand to prevent people from losing any new posts they make. The forum will still be completely viewable, just posting will be disabled. I will give an update to this thread shortly before the board goes into lockdown.

With the update there is some important information I should address. Unfortunately due to the time requirement the smartDark theme will not be coming with this transition. Phpbb3 uses a completely new template system and I have already worked weeks on converting the current light theme. There will be a dark version of the light theme coming with this update (which will have similiar colors to smartDark), since that only requires CSS changes. In the future all additional themes will most likely only be CSS variations, and some may be derived from the recent Ozzu CSS competition that was held here.

There will be some changes to the structure of ozzu, for the most part everything will be very similiar. Regular members will have some new features, and eventually we will be introducing a premium member system of which will have even more new features. In addition to that some important fixes will be made, especially concerning the [php] tag and how it inserts spaces and formats code incorrectly. With this transition that should be finally fixed.

I may at some point be looking for a few beta testers of the new system to find any problems I have overlooked.

If anybody has any questions or concerns feel free to ask here.
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Would just Like to say, When you start looking for Beta testers I will help. :P
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Ditto on that - looking forward to the update.
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
In addition to that some important fixes will be made, especially concerning the [php] tag and how it inserts spaces and formats code incorrectly. With this transition that should be finally fixed.

Wooo! :handsup:
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Yeah me to, It will be good.
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I guess we will need to hold another CSS competition.
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Any particular reason you made the switch, security?
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Awesome stuff
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SpooF wrote:
Any particular reason you made the switch, security?


The reasons that convinced me to actually upgrade was that performance wise PHPBB3 seems much better, and was actually made with large message boards in mind -- and also the increased number of features out of the box.
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Im thinking games arcade and subforums :P
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I personally find subforums to be an unnecessary pain in the behind. The board setup is fine the way it is, in my opinion.
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spork wrote:
I personally find subforums to be an unnecessary pain in the behind. The board setup is fine the way it is, in my opinion.


Ditto that.

K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple Stupid
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The subforum feature will probably only be used for Tutorials.
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Ohhh tutorials.

I can not wait to see the "newish" Ozzu.. Very excited :D
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Benat wrote:
Ohhh tutorials.

I can not wait to see the "newish" Ozzu.. Very excited :D

hahaha ... I have seen it ... it's cool ...
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You seen what!?
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righteous_trespasser wrote:
Benat wrote:
Ohhh tutorials.

I can not wait to see the "newish" Ozzu.. Very excited :D

hahaha ... I have seen it ... it's cool ...


How have you seen it?

Not fair, not fair, not fair!

Sulks off to pout :cry:
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I am sulking too. :cry:
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* laughing at both of you ...

Yeah I got a reply notification in my email inbox and when I went there it was the new one ... I think BigWeb forgot to disable that or something like that ... so I saw what it looks like ...
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I don't like you anymore.. :cry:
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I feel left out heheh, i wanna see :P
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"curiosity killed the penguin", or something like that.
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you humans kill the penguins, Our ice is melting :P
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We need a quicker way to dispose of said penguin ... any ideas?
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Thisshould work nicely.
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spork wrote:
Thisshould work nicely.

LOL ... I like that ... now just to find said penguin to put into the electrical oven ... hmmm ...
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No this is what I need

lol 8)
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You heard the man, we should drop him off in the middle of the artic with nothing but ice immediately.
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joebert wrote:
You heard the man, we should drop him off in the middle of the artic with nothing but ice immediately.


as long as I can take my laptop :lol:
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mmm...taste like chicken. Image
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