Recently I filled out a survey for Ning. Not something I normally do, but I kept getting the prompt every time I went to the site, and it was so annoying I filled the darn thing out.

This coincided with some problems on the site. Some of you noticed this, as I did. I complained multiple times, and while I never got a response, the problem was eventually resolved.

But a response about the survey told me what I had already feared was the case.I think we have to migrate to the new version of Ning.

We are currently on Ning 2.0. The host launched 3.0 a couple-three years ago. The host really wants us to migrate to 3.0, and there's a prompt every time I log on to begin the process. I have been reluctant to do so, fearing disruption, loss of data, etc. Ning assures me that this will not be the case. Since none of Ning's previous assurances have come to fruition, I am understandably a bit skeptical.

However, the response to the survey said, essentially, that 2.0 is outmoded. And while they didn't explicitly say so, I got the impression 2.0 will get much less technical support going forward.

So I think it's time to bite the bullet and migrate. And I wanted to give you guys a heads up.

I also wanted to see if y'all had any preference on when this happens. I don't know what's involved, but I assume I can do it in an evening or two. And I'm guessing the best time to do so would be on a weekend -- maybe a late Friday night, so I can tinker with any problems over the weekend and be fresh for Monday.

But that's a guess on my part. What do y'all prefer?

Views: 399

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

It sounds like a necessary evil. Since activity always seems to go down on Friday evenings and over the weekend, your suggestion of starting it Friday evening gets my vote.

The on-line software packages my company uses usually update over long weekends (Labor day...) to allow for most people being offline and the extra day to trouble shoot. I recommend to upgrade as the main program I use doesn't have support and it is a royal pain to try an get anything changes or questions answered.

Whatever works best for you, Skipper.

Sounds like a good plan, Cap.

Waiting two more weeks for Labor Day weekend is probably better. 

David Warren said:

The on-line software packages my company uses usually update over long weekends (Labor day...) to allow for most people being offline and the extra day to trouble shoot. I recommend to upgrade as the main program I use doesn't have support and it is a royal pain to try an get anything changes or questions answered.

If it's been two years since the update was first made available  chances are that the migration bugs have been found and fixed and the process smoothed out. However , I don't know much about Ning and the way they handle things, so I may be making a poor assumption.

Labor Day weekend sounds good to me.

I, too, hope there is no loss of data (if, for no other reason than I hate to think about Bob reviewing all of Doctor Who for a third time). 

My hopes for 3.0 are 1) a better search function, and 2) an edit window longer than 15 minutes.

I think Bob would let it go at that point.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

I hate to think about Bob reviewing all of Doctor Who for a third time). 

"I think Bob would let it go at that point."

Well, you'd be the one to know.

Jeff, on the other hand, is gonna have to rewatch all of Dark Shadows.

Thanks, guys. Labor Day does sound like the best plan, but right now they're offering 50 percent off (yes, 3.0 costs more), a time-limited offer. So I'm gonna bite the bullet tonight (Friday, 8/21). Prolly around midnight.

Hands up, everyone who's having Y2K flashbacks right now!

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Groups

Latest Activity

Jeff of Earth-J replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"There are still scores of Continuity Comics covers yet to be posted. You anticipated me. Of…"
9 minutes ago
Dave Palmer replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
50 minutes ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Swamp Thing
"ISSUE #40: Menstruation. It's not a common topic for a mainstream comic book, not in the…"
1 hour ago
Commander Benson replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"Fingers crossed for you, pal.  If it is approved, that's going ro be one hell of a…"
2 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion 'This Is Us' -- Season 4 (and others)
"We watched both of the last two episodes on Tuesday night. We spent probably too much time trying…"
2 hours ago
ClarkKent_DC replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"This looks to me like Curt Swan pencils and Neal Adams inks."
2 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"It's getting toward the end of the month and I'm beginning to regret not having posted…"
2 hours ago
JD DeLuzio replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Another House of Secrets with kids, a creepy house, and... an evil-looking robot:"
3 hours ago
Steve W replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Adventure #382. Apparently this was a joint effort between Neal and Curt Swan. Did Curt do the…"
4 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I don't normally say so (lazy) but 99% of the covers I post are from GCD. When they finally…"
6 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Since the Grand Comics Database is maintained by fans, I've noticed that variant covers (and…"
6 hours ago
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Terry Moore - The SiP-verse
"Lot's wife?  Was she turned in to a pillar of salt?"
9 hours ago

© 2022   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service