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Discussion in 'Subscription Information' started by Harry Muscle, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Harry Muscle

    Harry Muscle Junior Poster

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    Not sure where else this could be posted, but is anyone else having issues with connecting to Barr Report via Tapatalk? Since the server move I'm unable to connect :(


    Thanks


    Harry
     
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    I don't think most things are setup yet...I know the search doesn't work either
     
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    They may have left it out on purpose, I've heard there is a security flaw in Tapatalk right now and a number of forums are pulling support until it's sorted out.


    Whiskey
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    apps have notorious lousy security, FB has that same issue also, they want to promote all those apps, but then you get terrible security. Greg Likes it, so we will figure something out for that.
     
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    Index is being rebuilt right now ... search will work as soon as the database gets reindexed ...


    Thanks,


    Greg


    Greg Watson
     
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    TapaTalk is gone for now. I personally use it all the time - so I will be nagging myself daily about it. Has to be my ALL TIME FAVORITE app. So it is not gone without reason...


    Greg


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    Does anyone know how to respond to private messages? It doesn't seem to be an option anymore.
     
  8. Jason King

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    Hi Oakley


    Do you mean in tapatalk, this is now disabled until further notice.


    Or do you mean the default Web and not tapatalk


    At the top above the header images is a link next to your name called messages, once your in the reply button is available.




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  9. Oakley

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    I was refering to the default web but today it seems to have changed slightly and I can see options now. Thanks!
     
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    I also use exclusively Tapatalk for my forum conversations, and I'd really like to be able to use that app on this forum the same way I used to do a couple of weeks ago. I haven't understood if you plan to make the forums compatible again with TapaTalk or not?
     
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    Using Tapatalk for all forum conversations will be very convenient
     
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    Agreed ++1
     
  13. Tom Barr

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    I gave the okay to switch over to Xenoforo, that should address a few different issues.
     
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    Yes Tom, I remember that! Who's taking care of the migration? Jason?
     
  15. Jason King

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    Hi Fab


    Toms now confirmed the go ahead asap :)


    It will be myself and Greg, it should happen in the next few weeks so expect some down time.


    Being vb5 its not as easy as clicking a button.. Alot of manual work is involved.
     
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    I've got lots of down time, let me know if i can help Jason. Administrative assistant work, data entry, clerical, whatever
     
  17. Jason King

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    Thanks Dennis, I think we will be OK for this part, your job may come while we tune the spam filters..


    I have all previous settings backed up so I'll add them to the new setup hopefully that should do the job, my current settings on another site seems to do the job :)
     
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    Some prior data with taptalk. The Tapatalk statistics showed that about 14 people used it on average each month. That is not a usage level that is critical/defining criteria. Since the change to bv5, we have had three "new" people attempt to access the forum via TapaTalk - so in six months, that userbase of 14 could have increased by three and based on the prior two years of usage, we would have typically had a similar drop off of three ... usage levels were pretty consistent.


    You can scream and holler, but unless there's data to support the labor and work, cost etc........... Frankly, that's just not worth it to the community vs the cost/labor involved.


    I and Greg are both Taptalk advocates.............but there's little justification here with the last few years worth of data.


    vb6 might fix that. Maybe they will fix vb5. Not sure.
     
  19. Jason King

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    Thanks Tom and Greg.


    So Guys after doing my research the overall cost of a migration will cost $500+ due to cost of software and addons plus as this is vb5 it will cost to have it converted to xenforo professionally (vb5 is not supported by xenforo yet)


    My Job here is to admin the site, daily checks etc and I'm happy to honour Tom & Greg's decisions after all it is there site.


    To be honest if it was my choice I'm not sure I could justify spending $500+ on this just for Tapatalk.


    Vb5 bugs will disappear as new builds are released?


    Thanks for listening and sorry to the 14 Tapatalk users (one is me).


    Regards
     
  20. fablau

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    Jason, what do you mean with "convert to xenforo professionally"?
     

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