Started by The Lord is my banner, April 05, 2009, 05:31:08 pm
Quote from: bill16652 on April 07, 2009, 01:53:08 pmFrom what I have gathered over my time there is that Erwin did a lot o0f custom features that were unique to the site and that it creates a lot of problems when anyone tries to tinker with it. Maybe they just need to revamp, problem is that that would probably do away with the very things that made that site unique
Quote from: The Lord is my banner on April 07, 2009, 04:12:09 pmIt may be a silly question, but...why do they bother to "upgrade" the thing at all?I never see any improvement, only hassle - both for them trying to do it and for us members, so what exactly is an upgrade supposed to be about???
Quote from: Sarah on April 07, 2009, 04:45:17 pmHe's just a wealth of information! :adoration:
Quote from: Alpine on April 07, 2009, 05:54:48 pmgags
Quote from: Pete on April 07, 2009, 04:33:14 pmMany times, an "upgrade" is about security.People are always looking for new and creative ways to hack into sites and generally create havoc. So, when a web software developer discovers a vulnerability in their software, they release a new version of the software, or a "patch" that requires forum administrators to "upgrade" to protect themselves from said vulnerability.There are tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of lines of computer code that generate what you see at HGO. It is inevitable that bugs and vulnerabilities will crop up as it is put into wide use. That is why "upgrades" are necessary.In an "upgrade" like this, you won't see any new functionality improvement. It is simply to stay on top of potential security breaches, and to stay using a supported version of the software.
Quote from: jeolmstead on April 08, 2009, 08:59:36 amWell, it's very secure now.......John O.
Quote from: Floatingaxe on April 08, 2009, 02:06:57 amSo--is this a one-man job? What is he/they doing all this time? What does this job entail? Remember, I'm a green granny with regard to computers!
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