Network Outage

May 12 2011, 11:08 PM

There was an an outage tonight that lasted for around 45 minutes.

We sincerely apologize for this.

A piece of our networking equipment failed and had to be reconfigured and reset to bring everything back online.

We've fixed the problem and we're going to closely monitor the network.

Memory Upgrade

May 11 2011, 12:17 AM

At 3:00AM EDT on May 12, 2011 we'll be installing a memory upgrade to the server which will arrive later today. This should be a quick process; we are simply installing two new modules to double our current capacity. More memory = faster speeds for you.

The server will be powered off in order to complete the update.

We estimate no more than 15-30 minutes of downtime maximum. This is an extremely simple procedure that we've done many times before.

As always, follow us on http://twitter.com/jcink for updates.

Filemanager + Multi Attachments

May 4 2011, 09:20 AM

Today we are pleased to announce a new feature for JFB; multiple file attachments in posts AND a new filemanager! This update require some action from you as a board administrator.

Please complete the following steps:

1. Log in to the Admin CP

2. Click the 'JFB' category

3. Click on 'Filemanager'; wait a moment or two while it loads (time will vary).

4. You should get a message that the update was completed, click "filemanager" again.

5. Complete.

You are not required to complete this update immediately, but until you do, you and your members will be unable to upload any attachments via the board.

After you do the above, please check your group settings.

Each group now has an option to place a filesize max that you wish that group to have. Remove or adjust it as you need to.

And now on with the update!

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# Multiple File Attachments

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The name is pretty self-explanatory but nonetheless; multiple file attachments are supported per-post now.

No longer do you need to keep making new replies just to add more files.

  • Up to 50 files per post are allowed
  • A new max of 3MB per file can be uploaded per-post.
  • Attachment positioning with new attachment bbcode, [attachmentid=x], along with an "Add to post" button
  • Updated file icons for all allowed file types
  • New arrangement style with a fieldset around all attachments
  • Number of files attached displayed
  • Real thumbnail creation for image attachments
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# Filemanager Update

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The filemanager has been completely rewritten from scratch. It is no longer just a gigantic list that shows all the uploaded post files on one page. This section has been revamped to serve as one your one-stop location for all things uploads for your board.

  • File listings include type, date, size uploaded
  • Checkboxes on files and folders for mass management
  • Overall file statistics and information
  • Direct links to cut and paste to uploaded files.
  • The ability to make folders and sub-folders for files.
  • Search for files.
  • Clean-up tools to help save space.
  • Multiple file uploads via the filemanager itself
Because of the filemanager, some changes have occurred to other features, please note them:

The "IBstore filemanager" has been put into read and delete only mode. No new uploads. Eventually, this section will be deleted, whatever hosted files are there though will remain. Images should be uploaded through the new filemanager. We recommend you save and reupload anything important that is in here, and then delete anything out of the ibstore manager that you don't need.

The "avatar gallery" section is going to be removed as well, and this operation will be done via the filemanager. But for now you can keep using it.

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Enjoy this update, and please let us know about any bugs/problems!

And oh, by the way, all board disk space has been increased to 500MB!