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Old July 1st   #1
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Huntsville Car Scene Will Be Up and Down This Week and Next

I'll be doing testing, and all sorts of other operations on Huntsville Car Scene this week and next week to get the new version online.

So if you see a message, and you can't login or see anything, just try again in a few minutes. Sometimes I have to test something that will take 5 minutes, sometimes 30 minutes. I won't turn it off for more than an hour unless I broke something.

If you have any questions or concerns, email using the 'contact us' link at the bottom of the page or simply call, 615-512-5520.
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Old July 5th   #2
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Thank for your the patience. We're back up! Just a little more work to do...
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Old July 5th   #3
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Whew. I was having withdrawls.
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A couple more things to go...let's see what I can do on a Sunday.
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Old July 9th   #5
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I'm going to post status updates here on the new site development.

Some background:
The current HCS that you are seeing and using now took almost 3 months of 10-12hrs/day development time. That's about a thousand man-hours, or half a year for those that work regular 8 hour days. It is aggressive to say the least for me to build a new one in less than a month, but it is possible with the newer technology available.

The whole process goes like this--move old site to new host (done); test and upgrade a copy of the current site on a laptop dedicated to just that task; document this process for problems/issues/workarounds; after careful backups, turn off the live site and repeat the upgrade process on the live site.

There will be several new functional features of the new site. Several new fun things too. This upgrade will also allow new features to be added very quickly to the site. This is not possible with the current version of HCS.

And if you know of features you've seen on a site that you like, suggest it here. If it's something easy to incorporate, we probably will.
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I say keep it simple and user friendly. People like that alot. That's what I'm trying to do on our site. Looks better then the old one but still has a few issues. I am trying to get the old one back up till I can finish debuggin the new one cause it's gonna take some time to get it all figured out considering I'm starting truck driving school soon, I go for orientation the 16th, then after that I'll be on the road alot.
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I was on a forum that had interactive tournaments with the users on the site. Whoever won the tournament would get an on-line trophy added to a online trophycase thing on their profile. Just a suggestion/idea.
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I was on a forum that had interactive tournaments with the users on the site. Whoever won the tournament would get an on-line trophy added to a online trophycase thing on their profile. Just a suggestion/idea.
That's an idea that is already on the list to be implemented.
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Old July 11th   #9
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Site development work has been on hold for the last two days due to other things that needed attention. Site development work will resume Sunday/Monday.
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No site development today due to issues with the photo uploading tool.
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oh well. it will come samir...remember take your time and don't burn yourself out bro.
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There's a big hill to get over right now, but it seems to be growing as I'm climbing up it...
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No work has been done on development since Friday. Development work resumes Tuesday of this week.
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Caught up from weekend work and email backlog. Resuming site development work.
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Got past the html issue I was struggling with on Thursday.
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Good Job man.
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Yeah, it's coming along. I've got one more thing to install to bring all the current functionality to the test site.

But it's a big one that will require some custom programming and API stuff. None of which I currently know how to do, so there will be a lot of time lost in the learning curve.

Then I get to test install the new goodies. That part will be fun...kinda.
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what kinda programing? I might be able to help ya out.
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I have to replace the random picture module with something more robust and automatic. I'll email you about it.
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aight that works.
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