Dearest Members & Visitors to the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,
As you are all aware by now, while we were trying to defeat the redirects, we upgraded our Board Software to the latest version.
The main reason for this was to add a few more layers of security, and get better support. We were planning an update anyway, but the recent problems put this upgrade on the high speed track.
The biggest loss right now is our beautiful skin set, as those haven't been ported yet to this new version of the software, so in the mean time we will have to make do with this, although we will see whether we can find a few temporary replacements as well.
Because of the speed with which this was implemented, and because we didn't want to keep FPN too long out of the air, some of the features are likely not working 100% yet, and we still have a few aesthetic and configuration issues. Those we will all solve while the board is online, over the next few weeks - the main functionalities do work.
We are also still working on Classifieds: the images do not show up automatically. Essentially each Classified needs to be edited, and then saved. A simple set of two steps, but rather time consuming. Of course, anybody who has listed anything in Classifieds can help out here as well, by just doing those two steps for each of their own classifieds.
We are all new to the rejuvenated interface, but please, feel free to ask any questions on how to do or work things in Members Helping Members, and post any improvements you can think of in Community Feedback. We won't be able necessarily to give an answer straight away, but we will, as usual, do our utmost to answer any questions as fast as possible.
Finally, least but certainly not last, we would really like to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, our Hosting Service Support Team at PowerVPS, with whom we could not have solved the problems we were encountering, and who have been friendly, helpful, very responsive and supporting throughout this episode, working 24/7, as well as the team at Invision, who jumped in to try and help us upgrade and secure the site even further, working through the night, and being very responsive too. We also would like to thank all of our pen friends, who offered comfort, solace, and a helping hand throughout this strenuous episode - it was very, very much appreciated.
Without all of you, this wouldn't have been possible. Thank you!
And to all our members and visitors: we do hope you will all enjoy the new looks of FPN!
The FPN Admin and Moderator Team