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Got Mead Forum and Site Upgrades Coming This Year

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Got Mead Partner
Dec 26, 2004
The OC
Just a heads up that Vicky and I are working on upgrades for the site and the forums. Consider this a heads up that if you have recipes, logs, discussions, etc that you just cannot live without . . . it's time to start backing them up from the site to your local storage.

While we're confident that we won't lose any data, it is still a best practice to keep the things that resonate personally with your meadmaking style from this wonderful pool of information to your local storage.


Pete "Oskaar" Bakulić


GotMead Owner
Staff member
Apr 5, 1996
North Carolina
Well, the timing didn't work out the way I would have liked. Work, life and some issues surrounding the upgrade (we're making a *very* major version upgrade and data conversion is a bit of an issue there) got in the way the upgrades. Work is still progressing, but more slowly than anticipated.

All upgrade testing is happening on a test server, and will not affect the live site. The plan (assuming all works out) is to only have the site down for a day, less if I can manage it. No hard date yet, as we're deep into the run-up for the 2013 Mazer Cup and kind of busy with that, but as soon as I have a date all y'all will know as soon as I decide.
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