Transition to New Website

Information about our new website for 2018 (and archiving of the current website)
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Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:53 pm

If all goes according to plan, on Thursday evening, March 8, we will be switching from the website we've had for the last 12 years to a new website with a lot of new features (and some updated old features - like new and improved pages for our live cams).

The new website should be in place at hancockwildlife.org fairly quickly once the transition starts, but it may take a few hours before the old website appears at its new home, archive.hancockwildlife.org.

The old forum will also be offline during that time - it's part of the website so they will move together - but once it returns, you should be able to reach it at the hancockwildlife.org/forum address we've always used (or at its new address, archive.hancockwildlife.org/forum).

This forum will not be affected by the move - it's not part of either website.

Please check this thread for updates - we'll let you know as soon as we learn more.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:18 pm

Thanks so much Judy for letting us know and Good Luck.. :hug:
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by sassyk » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:47 pm

Thanks for giving us a heads up JudyB. Keeping my :luck: that all goes well.

Thank you JudyB and the rest of the team for all your time and effort to get the new forum up and running. I do find it a lot easier than the one we have been using for 12 years. Wow, I can't believe it has been that long.
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by windsong » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:13 am

Judy

I was just posting some copyright info to the AEF DC thread and wanted to link to the post about copyright. I noticed that the topics/threads for "rules and etiquette" have not been moved to the new site yet. We may want to move over or create a rules and etiquette thread/topic on the new site with copyright info and rules of the web page for new members.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:46 am

If you read "the rules" on the other forum - you'll notice that we said it was a work in progress and linked to the previous forum (which I think we used from 2006-2010) - but we probably should bring at least some of that here, and will try to do that sooner rather than later. Thanks, Pat!

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by SueD » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:55 am

Are the cameras moving to this site, as well? I know it's a work in progress, but currently the camera links are on the old site ... and I don't see them here. I just want to clarify where I'll be seeing them after :luck: today.
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:23 am

Good question, Sue - thanks!

The new website (which will be www.hancockwildlife.org after the change) will have a link to the new Live Cams pages at the top (here's a sneak preview, though there are a few last minute changes - as always):
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And after a couple of hours, you should be able to access the current live cam page at archive.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=cam-sites and go to the various cam pages from there.

There won't be any change to the URLs used by zoomers.

I do have emergency links for viewing the cams on my personal website, and will share those if we run into trouble during the transition. But I'm not expecting that to happen.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by Marg » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:16 pm

So pleased the link to the cams will be at the top Judy! :rh: Looking good.
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:07 pm

Update:

The transition might not happen this evening. There are still some loose ends, and I haven't heard a time for the move. So - it will happen when it happens, and I'll post more as soon as I know more. :)

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:14 pm

JudyB wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Update:

The transition might not happen this evening. There are still some loose ends, and I haven't heard a time for the move. So - it will happen when it happens, and I'll post more as soon as I know more. :)

Thanks for letting us know Judy .. :hug:
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:36 pm

I can't connect to the old forum or to the soon-to-be-old HWF website - I don't know if that means that the move is underway, or if there's an issue with the server - have sent an email to David Hathaway to ask.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by Phil » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:45 pm

Where are the Delta 2 nest cams now?

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:54 pm

Give me a minute, Phil - I'll try to get cam links.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:57 pm

Try these for now -

Delta - http://hwf.simian-studios.ca/live-cams/delta-2-both/

WR - http://hwf.simian-studios.ca/live-cams/delta-2-both/

HM - http://hwf.simian-studios.ca/live-cams/ ... ills-both/


Sounds as if this isn't intentional - I'll post more when I know more.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by Phil » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:59 pm

Thanks Judy, I had those. I guess the main cam web sites are offline.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:02 pm

hancockwildlife.org is down, which is where the Live Cams page is with the cam pages we've been using. I contacted David Hathaway, and it doesn't sound as if they are ready to switch to the new website, so it may be a server issue. I'll email Ken in a minute, in case Hathaway hasn't called him.

The zoomer cams should be OK - they're on a different server.

Added - I called Ken, and he's checking.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:15 pm

Thanks Judy for the update
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by Phil » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:42 pm

JudyB wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:02 pm
hancockwildlife.org is down, which is where the Live Cams page is with the cam pages we've been using. I contacted David Hathaway, and it doesn't sound as if they are ready to switch to the new website, so it may be a server issue. I'll email Ken in a minute, in case Hathaway hasn't called him.

The zoomer cams should be OK - they're on a different server.

Added - I called Ken, and he's checking.
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by SueD » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:29 pm

JudyB wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Try these for now -

Delta - http://hwf.simian-studios.ca/live-cams/delta-2-both/

WR - http://hwf.simian-studios.ca/live-cams/white-rock-wacu/

HM - http://hwf.simian-studios.ca/live-cams/ ... ills-both/


Sounds as if this isn't intentional - I'll post more when I know more.
Judi, the middle link is the Delta cam page, not White Rock.
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:45 pm

Thanks, Sue - too much of a hurry -

WR - http://hwf.simian-studios.ca/live-cams/white-rock-wacu/

And I'm having computer issues - can't connect to any embedded cams.

Or anything else, though my modem lights are all good. Off to reboot - if this posts.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:48 pm

Our usual website and forum are back. And embedded cams are working again.

Thanks, Ken!

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by SueD » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:50 pm

JudyB wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:45 pm
Thanks, Sue - too much of a hurry -

WR - http://hwf.simian-studios.ca/live-cams/white-rock-wacu/

And I'm having computer issues - can't connect to any embedded cams.

Or anything else, though my modem lights are all good. Off to reboot - if this posts.
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by Deewerms » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:48 pm

is there a page for questions to the administration? I didn't know where to ask this, where can I change my password please?

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:16 pm

Deewerms wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:48 pm
is there a page for questions to the administration? I didn't know where to ask this, where can I change my password please?
Hi Dee - and welcome! :hi:

In the "Welcome and Helpful Hints" area, there's a "Please Post Your Questions Here" thread - viewtopic.php?p=18#p18 And most of us who have been working on the forum will answer a question whenever we see one - but we don't check all the threads, so posting there will get our attention quicker.

And here's a link to the Helpful Hint for how to change your password - viewtopic.php?p=408#p408

You can find the rest of the Helpful Hints by clicking the link at the bottom of this post. And if you have other questions, please let me know. :)

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by Deewerms » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:38 pm

thank you Judi, am heading there now but may wait til tomorrow to do the change. again, ty so much, Doreen

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:03 am

Hi everyone! I think they're going to try to do the transition to the new website late this evening. The current website and old forum will be offline for at least a couple of hours, but the new website should be up within a few minutes - and this forum should not be affected at all as it's not directly attached to either website.

I'm not going to be online most of the day today - should be back by late afternoon or early evening.

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:53 pm

JudyB wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:03 am
Hi everyone! I think they're going to try to do the transition to the new website late this evening. The current website and old forum will be offline for at least a couple of hours, but the new website should be up within a few minutes - and this forum should not be affected at all as it's not directly attached to either website.

I'm not going to be online most of the day today - should be back by late afternoon or early evening.
Thanks Judy and see you later..... :hug:
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by JudyB » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:06 pm

9:04 pm
The new website is here - www.hancockwildlife.org - with big thanks to David Hancock, David Hathaway, Myles Lamont, gemini (and me).

Please check it out - it is great!

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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by nightowl » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:45 pm

I love the new web site! It looks fresh, clean and totally uncluttered. The eagle that shows up first is fantastic! Is that one of Christian's photos? ALL you guys did a gret job! :thumlft:

Will there eventually be a link to the old forum? ....and maybe the first forum?
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Re: Transition to New Website

Post by Jean » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:47 pm

Thank you everyone who worked so very hard on this! It looks different for sure..........fresh, modern and much easier to figure out than the old site. Great job!
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