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Forum Update New CF - Coming Soon

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by SimonV, Nov 26, 2014.

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  1. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    It would be fair to say CF has been neglected for some time now, personally my work path has changed and I no longer work in general IT anymore and so have little time for IT certification. I've been working more on-line recently and as a result have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of software packages. The main thing that became apparent to me was that the software we currently use (vBulletin) is dead, the latest release version 5 is very very poorly written and very unstable and version 4 that we currently use is outdated and has been abandoned in favour of v5.

    This has lead me to contemplate if I should keep CF open or close the site for good, certification is not as popular as it was 5+ years ago and activity on the site is much lower than previous years.

    But I cant close it, I just cant. Even though I don't use the site so much I know the knowledge and experience that has been shared over the years still helps others and there is still a small hope that we can keep the CF flag flying high for a few more years.

    So we are going to move to another software package (its a secret at the moment), software that will keep CF's heart beating at least a few more years. I've been working on testing the migration routine over the past few weeks and I'm currently creating a new look to brighten up the place. All going well we should be moving into our new home before the new year.

    Id like to thank all the members that have supported CF during its life in this virtual world and I hope that you support CF into the future. Although I may not contribute to the site on certification level I hope with the new software I have better tools to create a better user experience for you all and I commit to making that user experience the best it can be.

    Stay tuned for more updates.

    Thanks, Si :)
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
    WIP: Keeping CF Alive...
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  2. aushus

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    this site is awesome,

    I first came across this site back in 2008 (under a different account name which I lost) when I first started doing certifications.

    Besides a certification site this is also a good site if you want IT advice and there are a lot of professionals on this board which provides good advice.

    I love this site don't close it. Sure It is not big as it was then, but we are still here :)
     
  3. Rob1234

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    The site is a lot quieter now a days, but would be a real shame if it closed down.

    Still provides a lot of advice for people.
     
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  4. dales

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    Hey Simon,
    I think I've been a member since 2006 and whilst things have changed in all respects CF still provide excellent advice for those starting out. I think back then people asked technical questions then and and a bit of chitchat now its more questions about the certificate process or first steps into the IT world so it still has immense value for those stumbling across CF.
    I would be sad to see it go and I think all it really needs is the small number of members as there was a little while ago who regularly posted some of whom I know really well personally because of CF, and of course members such as michealboson and greenbrucelee although their departures of were unfortunate but they gave a lot to CF.

    I hope the revamp brings a new spark of life to CF as it helped me a lot in the early days and long may it help others in their journey.
     
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    WIP: Nothing
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  5. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Would be a shame to see it go even if it is much quieter than it used to be. Well done for trying to keep it going Si!
     
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  6. AJ

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    Sounds good Si.
     
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  7. madman045

    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

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    When I first found this forum, it was a breath of fresh air to find a central place to talk about certification and help one another on our own paths to technology

    i know everyone is a lot busier than before, but it would be good to see some more life on here

    Andy
     
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I found CF more addictive than FB when I first found it. I can understand where you're coming from Si. We never did beat that 2005 top score :( I loved making friends on here more than studying for my MCSE 2003! I wonder is there anything we can do to help Si? I still come on here a few times every day and would be sad to see it go. I wish we could get all of the old gang back on here, Boson, Green, Dazza, Giddy, Zeb, Notes, lab rat, heck I'd be glad if Kobem put in an appearance! ha ha
     
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  9. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Yeah i too would be sorry to see it go. I get lots of advice from here and i offer advice where i can.

    The stuff posted here is very informative and has given me the heads up on the cert route.

    I think there is still a purpose for this place, who knows the revamp may just be the ticket

    Ed
     
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  10. Sparky
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    Would be a shame to see the site go – not been on as much as I used to (personal life drama unfortunately) but was going to get back on the cert path shortly.

    Definitely worth upgrading if you have the time. :biggrin

    Edit: Let me get to 10k posts before migrating! :)
     
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  11. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    How many posts did you say Sparky? :D
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    Can't wait to see the upgrade :)

    Agreed :)
     
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    WIP: PGDip
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  13. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    haha those names bring back some memories!
     
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  14. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Thanks for the support everyone, CF will continue thats for sure. Advertising revenue only just covers our hosting costs some months now due to lack in traffic that we used to get so premium membership donations will help a lot especially with the added cost of the new software.

    I will try and get some sneak peak screen shots up for everyone soon, I'm really impressed with things so far so watch this space. :)
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
    WIP: Keeping CF Alive...
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  15. Shadowrunner

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    Looking forward to the revamp, I've even gone green (been lurking for long enough).

    SR
     
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  16. madman045

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    I appear to be green too! :)

    Andy
     
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    WIP: MCSA 2008, VCP5-DCV, ITIL V3
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  17. jk2447

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    People seem to be getting exposed to gamma radiation left right and center, Banner Style :)
     
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  18. AJ

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    Hey thanks a lot Andy, much appreciated. :thumbleft

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    Props to you as well mate, thanks a lot for supporting CF :thumbleft
     
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  19. Sparky
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    That would be 10,000, did I say 10,000? I'm away to spam the place now... :)
     
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  20. shadowwebs

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    any update with this?
     
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