What this means is that the site and all of its features will be inaccessible for at least a short period of time. I think realistically the down-time will be about two weeks. When the site comes back, it will at first be very "vanilla", and I will slowly add all the features back in. I want to focus on one thing at a time and do this right. This probably will be like a six-month project to get everything back in order.
The past few years I have had to travel quite a bit and it kills my free time, that has changed for the most part since I have relocated to DC. I wanted to also thank evan and rival especially for helping with the site in the past couple of years. If it wasn't for them, there is a chance that this site may have been permanently shut down.
Anyway thanks for sticking around. I have to admit that I am nowhere as big a Pearl Jam fan as I once was, and I think that is the biggest problem with this site and my interest in it. I would be lying if I said that I didn't think about announcing that I need to close the site or move it to someone else, especially in the past few years. But there is a lot of good people here and a lot of memories, and I love coding and statistical things, so after careful consideration, I decided that I don't want to close the doors for good. So this upgrade is an effort to regain some relevance and to make coming here "fun" again.
Upgrading Server OS (need to go from Fedora Core 5 -> Fedora 16)
Forums Upgrade (need to go from version 2.3.1 -> 3.2)
"Basic" Forums Skin Upgrade
Award System Overhaul
Main Page Upgrade
March Madness Pool
Forums Upgrade (need to go from version 3.2 -> 3.3)
"Black" skin (this will look like the old BRY skin)
Music Review Section
CD Art Upgrade
BRY Database Upgrade
Token Shoppe Upgrade
Edited by spacedvest, 03 April 2012 - 08:24 AM.