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Tomorrow (Sunday, August 27th) CartoTalk will undergo an upgrade. I am installing version 2.0.4 of the Invision Power Board software, and we now own a perpetual license (version 1.3 was free).

I have installed it in a test environment so the downtime should be minimal, but the board will be offline for a few hours tonight and tomorrow night.

What will be in the upgrade you ask?
- More security
- Better performance
- Extra features
- A new look!

So prepare yourself for.... (drum roll)... CartoTalk 2.0

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Woo Hoo!!! :D
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Woo-Hoo!

Faster, meaner, colorful, no hackers?

Looking forward to it.

And by the way Nick, thanks for all you do to keep this community a lively functioning one.
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He he :) It's my 3rd job, after my day job and freelance cartography. I enjoy it immensly though. Gives me a reason to tinker with PHP (and it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling).

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Yeah! As you can tell, the upgrade is complete. I welcome you feedback, and thanks for your patience.

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Nice new look and the really noticeable thing is the speed. The board was always slow to respond, but now...wow.

Thanks Again!
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Great!

Nice and clean, I like the new colors better! And the new logo is really good (I am fan of Goode's interrupted homolosine myself).
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Looking good. I'm glad the upgrade went so smoothly.

Can you perhaps create a bit more difference between the icon for a forum with new messages and the one for a forum without new messages? It's a bit hard to tell with the new colors.
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Looks great! Thanks for putting in the work.

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Can you perhaps create a bit more difference between the icon for a forum with new messages and the one for a forum without new messages? It's a bit hard to tell with the new colors.

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I wondered about that myself... fixed.

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great new look! the design helps the flow of content and is more user friendly...
thanks.

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I like the new design a lot. Definately an improvement.
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Nick,
I can't believe how much faster the site loads. I love it! The header graphic is impressive as well. Nice work as always:) Erin



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Fantabulous! My only quibble (and I really mean "quibble") would be that the header graphic is a tad wide. I've got my browser set to 800 px wide, but the page margin on the left forces the header image off a bit on the right. On my office monitor that is no big deal, but my home machine is a bit smaller and clunkier. Sigh... <_<
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