There should be no further upgrade related downtime.
The upgrade for the most part has been a success. All of the new code and functionality is now live, and Nerdface is now running on XenForo 2.1.
There are one or two things that aren't quite ready yet and have been disabled, despite testing they've resulted in some unexpected issues. I'll be intermittently taking the website offline when working on any aesthetically breaking issues. Feel free to try out everything, and please report any issues that you may encounter.
Thanks for your patience on Saturday.
Exciting news! XenForo 2.1 has today been declared stable, and as such the major upgrade to Nerdface is imminent which includes a multitude of new features.
I have already been testing the upgrade on my localhost setup, and I am confident the process should be relatively smooth - but there's only so much that can be tested for away from a live...
First of all, I would like to say thanks to Andy for allowing me to write articles for Nerdface, although I'm not too sure why he would entrust me with such powers I hope it works out positively nevertheless!
I hope I can speak for all of us when I say I really appreciate the work that has gone into Nerdface - everything feels thought out, refined, and while there are a few bugs here and there, I think we can agree that this level of polish is not something that is found on most websites out there, let alone ones as new as this! It has turned into a great community, and I really appreciate Andy's work on this front. But for this endless stream of new features to be worthwhile, I believe we need to ask you to help us so we can help you. Both Andy and myself, along with some efforts from other users, have attempted to bring new people to the community we have here, and, since signups are still coming, I believe that it is working, although at perhaps a...
There's never been a better or more convenient way of signing up and/or logging in to Nerdface!
I'm happy to introduce connected accounts, which allows you to use an existing account with a social media platform to quickly and easily sign up at Nerdface, or login to an existing account once it has been connected. Existing members can connect their accounts by visiting Connected accounts.
Currently supported platforms are: Facebook
If you would like to see any other platforms supported, add a comment and I can look into it!
With XenForo 2.1 currently on Beta 5, and a few add-on developers deciding to shift support to this version already - I'm starting to plan the next major updates to Nerdface.
It is very unlikely that this will happen before XenForo 2.1 is considered stable due to a number of considerations, but that doesn't mean to say that I can't start testing things locally to test the transition, and to start working on some of the new features that I'd like to bring. With this in mind, I do not plan to make any more changes to Nerdface as it is until this time (excluding bugfixes should they be required).
Inevitably there is going to be a bit of downtime when the upgrade happens, but this will hopefully be kept to a minimum if all goes well with testing.
I appreciate that discussion is still a bit slow, and despite the efforts of Airo and myself sign-ups haven't been forthcoming - but as long as we continue to do what we are doing (feedback has been good), things can only...
I thought I'd share with you what I consider to be my best buy of the Boxing Day sales so far - a legitimate key for Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus for just £19.99!
For the doubters, I can confirm that I have activated my key on the Microsoft website and downloaded the office suite using this method. It is also a website that I have used several times in the past for Xbox and PlayStation vouchers, and have never had any issue.
This is currently listed as a December Mega Deal, so how long it will remain available for this price is questionable. However even if this price expires, Electronic First seem to be selling keys at a regular price of just £29.99 (here). There is no mention of available stock levels.
I've almost finished installing the add-ons for the upgrade on my localhost, which means I'll be working on trying to fix up the things that aren't working on XF 2.1 out of the box. If I'm able to fix them all, the upgrade may come sooner than XF 2.1 being declared stable!
I purposely haven't made us appear any different to non-staff, but we are listed as such on the Notable members. If trophies are implemented I may also do a staff trophy, but we'll see how the vote goes.