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  1. The post count titles were implemented a long time ago. Back when the board was still young, running SMF. I have no recollection of how I came up with the titles or breakpoints other than a misty memory of “Has Skewed Priorities” came about as the result of a thread remarking on Brentrocks always being the top poster. Or maybe it was just a post in a thread about something else. Things were different back then. Uphill. Both ways, snow. Not necessarily better, just...different.
  2. Interesting. IPBoard handles https strangely it seems. Even though it’s supposed to force all connections through https it doesn’t seem to. I could do it at the platform level, but I’m not convinced that won’t cause other breakage. Disappointing that it doesn’t “just work”. When I get back home and have some time I’ll dig in to it some more. Appreciate the report/heads up!
  3. Change in pricing policy (30%+ increase) in the former server control panel/management software prompted me to migrate to a new solution. As part of the process, the underlying OS was upgraded as well, with all packages brought up to date. If anyone notices any peculiarities post-upgrade/migration, please message me. Thanks for your patience during this sudden downtime and continued participation in the HOC forum. Edit 2:47pm: Appears to be an issue with the SSL certificate. Understandable considering the old management platform provided that. Working on resolving this. Edit 2:50pm: SSL Certificate issue resolved. Should see the secured icon in your URL address bar (green padlock in Firefox, grey padlock in Safari, &c).
  4. who was that masked man?

    1. Jared


      Hi Bob, I recently signed up on the forum but for some reason I am not allowed to post any comments or start and any threads. Is there a problem with my account?

      Thanks, Jared Purdy


  5. After more than a year of planning, testing and procrastinating, the board has been upgraded to the latest version of the IP.Board software. Many changes have occurred, but the foundation of the HOC--it's members--remains in place. Hopefully, the new features will be a positive factor and not detract from the discussion and interactions. If you notice anything broken, or experience any difficulties, please don't hesitate to drop me a PM. -Admin
  6. The developer of the software this forum runs on released a major upgrade several months ago. Based on my experience with such things, I opted to wait out the first few bug fixes and see how it shook out. At this time, the code has more or less stabilized, with several bug fixes having been released. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I will be putting up a new test system and investigating any upgrade issues. Once the test system has been fully wrung out, I will make an announcement regarding the upgrade process and how it will afffect the production system. Your patience is appreciated.
  7. As many of you reading this are no doubt already aware, the Heritage Owners Club (HOC) forum software received a major facelift in late April of this year. Actually, a major transplant is probably a better analogy, as we shifted off the free (no cost) Simple Machines Forum code to the commercial Invision Power Services (IPB) Community Suite as well as moving from our previous webhosting service to a tier one provider. If you vist the Forums, you can explore the new functionality that IP.Board provides, as well as enjoy the new, cleaner look. If you were a regular user of the old board, you will likely experience a bit of a learning curve. In the end, though, I think you will find the new board to be much more flexible and powerful. Hopefully, we will also find the new (hardware) system to be much more reliable. As part of the Community Suite, we also have the integrated IP.Gallery image component installed. If you have not taken the time to create your own album in the Members Gallery, please do! Our new Gallery Moderator, mars_hall, has also taken the time and expended significant effort to create a Rogues Gallery of various Heritage guitars owned by our members. The pictures came from the previous Photobucket site, but if you have specific model images you would like to have added, please contact mars_hall either through the board's personal message or email systems. Lastly, we have the IP.Blog component of the Community Suite. What you are now reading is a part of the blog system, which still requires some further tweaking. Members of the HOC forum are allowed to create their own blogs, and can choose to make them private (the member chooses who has access to view their entries) or public, which would be open to everyone. As we move forward, I will be going through the various blog configuration items and (hopefully) improving the functionality. With the move to this new environment, I think we have an opportunity to create an even more impressive community than we already have. The integration of the various IPB components should allow for easier inclusion of images in the forums, as well as bringing both forum posts and gallery images into any blogs that are created. In the end, though, the HOC is not a pile of hardware located in some data center. It is more than the transfer of electrons over wires, or the interplay between software packages. The HOC is what it is because of its members. The participation of people like you who have an affinity, if not love, for these works of art in wood and steel and abalone are what make the HOC a community. Please accept my sincere appreciation for being a part of the growing, evoloving Heritage Owners Club. We couldn't have done it without you. Admin
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