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CAG is Upgrading to Invision Power Suite


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17048 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:35 AM

The site is currently using vBulletin community software, which we feel is no longer able to meet the needs of the CAG community. John and I have decided it would be best to change the community software which powers this site.

We will be switching the forums and blogs over to the Invision Power Suite community software soon after the latest version of their forum software goes live. This change will yield many advantages, including many great new features, multiple skin options for CAG users, and improved performance.

I've been testing out the software on the official Invision forums and blogs and am convinced you will love it. Most everything that sucks about vBulletin is fixed in IPB. Feel free to check it out.

FAQ

Q: Will I lose any data I currently have on CAG? Do I have to do anything to prepare for this transition?
A: No. Everything will get transfarred over.

Q: When will this chance occur?
A: Soon after IPB 3.2 is released. I'm guessing late summer.

Q: I looked at the official IPS site and I think it's ugly. Are you sure this is the right move?
A: We can customize the look to make it more CAG-like. We can even have a light and dark option, which has been a long-time requested feature.

Q: Are you going to change the rest of the site too?
A: Yes. Moving to IPS will make it much easier for us to improve the look and functionality of all aspects of the site.

Q: Will you upgrade the servers too?
A: Yes.

Q: I hate change and want to complain. Where can do so?
A: Please click here.

#2 MoCiWe   is a space smuggler CAGiversary!   6652 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago   Now streaming Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight live on Twitch

Posted 24 June 2011 - 09:42 AM

That's sly, throwing in a transfarred and a fake here button! Overall I do relate to one of the questions you posted about how I don't like how that site looks so far, but it could be the colors since the ones they are using just really don't look that good, however like you said if you can make the colors more like the CAG were all used to then it hopefully wont be as bad of a change as it looks and I look forward to seeing some of the new features that could come out of this.

#3 ShockandAww   Truth is treason CAGiversary!   7200 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:33 AM

I was going to complain but I can't even do THAT with this god damn vbulletin and it's broke ass links. Time for an upgrade I guess.

Oh and here is a fixed link for all complaints. Glad I could help.

Edit: Pretty cool they've got the "like this" button for posts.

Edited by ShockandAww, 24 June 2011 - 11:07 AM.


#4 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   42267 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2011 - 01:34 PM

If the search can get fixed to search on 2 and 3 character items, then it's well worth the pain of the change.

#5 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37482 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2011 - 02:14 PM

If the search can get fixed to search on 2 and 3 character items, then it's well worth the pain of the change.


Or if the search displays things further back than the last week (and yes, I've messed around with the search fields.. C'mon, I know how to use the search feature..)

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#6 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15292 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 02:55 PM

Can't wait!

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#7 Brownjohn   BAMF CAGiversary!   1986 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:45 PM

Will this make it work better on mobile devices?
To each his own.

#8 rywateska   Sorry for partying. CAGiversary!   2756 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:30 PM

What happens to private groups?

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#9 ShockandAww   Truth is treason CAGiversary!   7200 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 03:51 PM

If the search can get fixed to search on 2 and 3 character items, then it's well worth the pain of the change.

And if it fixes the search so that it actually works that'd be great too.

#10 arcane93   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3665 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:50 PM

Will this make it work better on mobile devices?


I sure hope so. I find myself accessing CAG a lot more on my iPhone these days, and all of the current iPhone interface options are a real pain in the ass for one reason or another.

#11 Blackout   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:47 PM

If the search can get fixed to search on 2 and 3 character items, then it's well worth the pain of the change.


Definitely. The search function now makes it incredibly hard to find specific items in the trading section.



#12 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   15971 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:16 PM

Would like a good iPhone Skin. The current one is so terrible.

#13 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17048 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:11 PM

What happens to private groups?

IPS doesn't have a built in groups function, but there is a 3rd party add-on that looks much better than what currently exists on CAG.

Would like a good iPhone Skin. The current one is so terrible.

Will this make it work better on mobile devices?

try http://community.invisionpower.com on your mobile device. Is that better? If not, point me to a site you like.

And if it fixes the search so that it actually works that'd be great too.

IPS uses Sphinx, which is ideal for large communities like CAG. From what I've read, it should support 2 & 3 word searches. John would know more.

Edited by CheapyD, 26 June 2011 - 02:31 AM.


#14 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:47 PM

I guess I'm glad that the one private group I'm in that is still relatively active has somewhat switched to an external site already, since I don't feel like downloading an add-on just to get the group to work right on the new CAG.

Oh and btw Cheapy...have you checked your feedback lately cuz you have 3 negs(and a positive) from someone called CheapieIsAFanboy .

i added a link to more wang pics. yu wang i mean not wang wang as in penis.

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#15 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17048 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 12:19 AM

I guess I'm glad that the one private group I'm in that is still relatively active has somewhat switched to an external site already, since I don't feel like downloading an add-on just to get the group to work right on the new CAG.

The add-on is for the forum software that exists on our servers, not for your computer. That would make no sense at all.

#16 Poor2More   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4008 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2011 - 01:05 AM

I hope this improves mobile browsing of CAG on my EVO (Though it works rather well, but limited)
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#17 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 01:41 AM

The add-on is for the forum software that exists on our servers, not for your computer. That would make no sense at all.

I misunderstood.:cry: Either way I'm still a fan of stuff not changing at all, but if it helps the site to run better then so be it.

i added a link to more wang pics. yu wang i mean not wang wang as in penis.

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#18 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15292 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:44 AM

I misunderstood.:cry: Either way I'm still a fan of stuff not changing at all, but if it helps the site to run better then so be it.

Seriously, just pop over to that site that was linked and play with it...it's really outstanding. I can't wait.

Now that, my friend, is a shared moment.

about.me/wsb


#19 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   18554 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:34 AM

Q: I hate change and want to complain. Where can do so?
A: Please click here.


HEY!

I'm skeptically hopeful. Once we get past the initial discomfort of change hopefully the improvements will outweigh the losses. Just keep the background nice and dark and no one gets hurt. Light backgrounds quickly give me headaches.

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#20 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15292 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:47 AM

HEY!

I'm skeptically hopeful. Once we get past the initial discomfort of change hopefully the improvements will outweigh the losses. Just keep the background nice and dark and no one gets hurt. Light backgrounds quickly give me headaches.

I believe there'll be the option for both.

Now that, my friend, is a shared moment.

about.me/wsb


#21 AFRO insomniac   Sunset Overdrive - Best next gen game so far CAGiversary!   4723 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 05:44 AM

Awesome news.

Can't wait to see upgraded CAG (3.0?)

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#22 daphatty   VTEC Bitches! Super Moderators   6695 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:56 PM

Is Invision compatible with Tapatalk?

http://www.tapatalk.com/



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#23 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17048 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:16 PM

Does this mean we will have more color schemes to choose from? Because the green on gray is brutal IMHO.

Yes.


Is Invision compatible with Tapatalk?

http://www.tapatalk.com/

Yes.

#24 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17048 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:39 AM

It wasn't. I was trying to quote from my iphone and i hit the edit button (I have moderator status) by accident. Sorry!

#25 Dark Rider   Looks Dashing CAGiversary!   2512 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:00 AM

Looking forward to the new CAG. I love the way it is, but improvements are always welcome.

You guys should make the entire site kinect compatible.:lol:

#26 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:56 AM

Your fan who thinks you're a fanboy is back....again, Cheapy.:lol:

i added a link to more wang pics. yu wang i mean not wang wang as in penis.

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#27 Dark Rider   Looks Dashing CAGiversary!   2512 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:57 PM

Your fan who thinks you're a fanboy is back....again, Cheapy.:lol:



I hope you're not talking about me. If so, I was in no way implying that.

#28 Brownjohn   BAMF CAGiversary!   1986 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:27 PM

try http://community.invisionpower.com on your mobile device. Is that better? If not, point me to a site you like.


That seems to work pretty well on my blackberry.
To each his own.

#29 aerotive   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   234 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:06 PM

"try http://community.invisionpower.com on your mobile device. Is that better? If not, point me to a site you like."


SD has an excellent mobile version. Simple and thus it loads fast.

I pretty much like the regular site as-is...just don't go all digg on us. If you opt for big changes, I would say a site in the mold of GiantBomb, but obviously with a shopping/deal focus, would be the way to go.

#30 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:14 PM

I hope you're not talking about me. If so, I was in no way implying that.

Guilty conscience?;) But no, there was someone leaving negative feedbacks on Cheapy's marketplace feedback page with the usernames CheapieIsAFanboy/CheapoIsAFanboy.

But I'm sure Cheapy(or one of the mods) IP banned that person now so I don't think there will be anymore of that nonsense going on.

i added a link to more wang pics. yu wang i mean not wang wang as in penis.

Sarcasm-Just one of the many services I offer.
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