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  1. You forgot the end of MSSQL life too. The pain of converting MSSQL to MySQL was akin to that of watching the exit poll last month. I still have my NDAs for Nexus and something else I can’t even remember what it’s called. They’re in my drawer at work along with a copy of Windows Longhorn Beta 1 on DVD. Maybe. Probably. 3 months before I stop travels, will I have more time to tinker or just break things.. here’s to the next 10 - keep up the good work as always
  2. They also get a nice dollop of publicity for doing so.
  3. A good read! I originally used to hang out/post on some old car forums back in 2000/2001 and eventually got involved helping out as mod/admin. Back then it was Ikonboard 2.x and then the jump to 3.x. I then remember the excitement of IPB starting up and the first build of the forum back in early feb 02 I guess? I used to love the pre beta 1.0 skin. At the time I was working as an electronic engineer but good friends with the boss of a local IT/Software company who hosted the football forums for both clubs in the area. I eventually convinced him to take the leap from an old text file threaded board to IPB in 2003 as there were MSSQL drivers available back then (big up the Wilzor!) - by 2004 I was working for the software company and have done ever since. So that's the job of the last 14 years thanks in part to IPB and then also I met my now wife through that very forum around the same time and we'll have our second child in July. I probably owe @Matt a meal at Frankie & Benny s sometime.. its' been a while!
  4. Good stuff - my userbase suffer finding it over complicated at moment. Also don't seem to get alerted to when a subscription is about to expire but maybe that's me not having it setup right?
  5. Yes it seemed to be some sort of weird cache issue that cleared a while later.
  6. Works great although not on mobile view unless I'm being silly.
  7. I wouldn't say communities are dead but they are less of a close knit, clique, communities of old. When I first started running forums some 17 odd years ago (using old DC Board on a flat file/perl setup!) you mainly had a community that was made up of mature, sensible, individuals. Mainly because in the UK back then it was still dial up and you wouldn't dream of lettting your kids use the computer back then. So forums were sensible, well managed, never spammed, never trolled etc. Depending on the type of forum you would possibly have meet ups outside of there (still do in some instances) - these days they are still busy. In the case of the football forum community still very strong.. however the posting on them very different. The advent of social media and 24/7 news channels means everything is discussed on a variety of platforms. Lets all go back to 1999 and comic sans.
  8. It does go away when you update to 4.0.8, though.
  9. I'm getting a totally blank screen after reinstalling the shoutbox, is there a common reason for this?
  10. This has fixed itself with 3.4.2 bizzarely :)
  11. <img src="http://www.otib.co.uk/uploads/facebook.jpg" /><br /> <img src="http://www.otib.co.uk/uploads/twitter.jpg" /><br /> <img src="http://www.otib.co.uk/uploads/clik_logo.gif" /> It was working fine till I updated to 3.4
  12. But I don't see where that's being pulled into the styling :/
  13. I have a problem since upgrading that clicking on the image within a block opens the external page I want it to go to but it also opens the image on a seperate tab. What has changed/what am I doing wrong? See the icons on www.otib.co.uk - the FB/Twitter links on the right and click on them.
  14. Certainly an issue with the quoting box css - its coming out with white background and white text
  15. Will this get updated for 3.4?
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