I emailed Jamie today and he says he will install BerryBlab for the blackberry users here!
I've been going through all the sub-forums.... I can't find squat. Then again I was active in over 150 threads.
Search isn't up yet.
My IM history contains SHIP TO address for people that bought stuff.
They've already stated IM data and Watched topics will NOT be imported, this format can't interface with the data.
Its a crappy deal, but I have a lot of data on the forum that I need to get access to. Sorry
I have a bad feeling that this is either going to tank the VMG, or completely destroy the Vortex "community"
So you assumed Vortex would always be here, then it wasn't. Lesson: don't make assumptions, backup your ****.
There was no reason to believe that there was a problem or issue? I work a supply chain for a supercharger manufacturer, I don't follow software lawsuits or news.
I'm just saying, they had a bit of time, they could have backed that data up, and they didn't.
Thanks for the support, Mike.
As said above, we had no choice here. Even moderators and staff lost data that they had in their notepads and watched topics.
Such is life, but the priority right now is getting everything back in line, as to not interrupt service to our subscribers.
I have a bad feeling that this will be the end of Vortex for alot of people. If advertiser's leave, vortex loses money, if people don't like what the forums will become in time as the programmers are working on it, they lose traffic. Not a good combination.
I don't get this. If the two creators of ZeroForum had a law suit issue and now they are not in control of the software anymore, what the gwurgb does that have to do with Vortex? I read that ZeroForum was in control by another party now because of the law-suit, so I dont' see anywhere why the forum is changing, just continue to pay for ZeroForum through the new company and BAM, Vortex is awesome again.
I loved the old forums because it is not like any other forum I belong to (most of which were vBulletin based). I hope this turns out for the better, and we can eventually get ZeroForum back and until then make vBulletin work for awhile.
A big thumbs up to the VMG programmers who are working on this.
Vortex was renting the ZF software from RelyNet, and hosting VWVortex on RelyNet servers. The other guy sued the owner of RelyNet for ZeroForum, and won. he offered to rent back the ZF software, and they were innegotiations but the other day he opffered the software for over 16 times what the normal fee was before that point (reportedly Vortex was paying $15,000 for 6 month's use, the new owner asked for $250,000). The owner of ZF said to Vortex, "it's my software... pay the quarter mil or stop using it immediately". So they took the only logical choice.
Now does everyone understand how ****ty a situation it was?
On another note, if I go and re-post all the stuff i had listed in the classifieds, will I be "smacked" for breaking a rule, even when I have no means to find my old threads, considering there is no search function or watched topics?
I see a crap ton of duplicate threads already.
The admin is in for a real nightmare, after the software kinks are ironed out, in just cleaning up the clutter.
new vortex is getting better and better by the hour, seems you guys are working super hard to get things back on track.
short list of things im looking for.
1. everything is bling. icons next to every post. bigger text, taking up more space on the page, leaving tons of dead room.
just looking for the same basic clean minimalistic style that we used to have. more content per page.
2. better PM handling, seems pms are to complicated with this new setup. not sure if VB has plugins to six this or not.
3. image resizing, bigger picures will be resized to fit the forum window.
biggest concern is the theme, if you can cut out all the annoying icons and make the thread listings cleaner i will be much happier.