Andy is the owner and operator of Nerdface; if there are any issues with the website then it is most likely his fault! He has created a number of communities in the past; of note Umbrella Online, Gamers Euphoria and Gaming Voice. Since leaving the vBulletin scene (Oblivion Knight), Andy returned to his gaming roots and in 2006-2007 could have been considered to have one of the top Xbox gamerscores (xOBKx) before selling his console and games. He has since switched to the PlayStation and whilst he is still a self-confessed trophy whore, he tries not to play rubbish games for the sake of it.
Andy now has a wife and child, and his gaming time is rather limited. Even more so now he has created Nerdface!
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...
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.