CoasterBuzz changes slated for late Wednesday

Posted Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

CoasterBuzz.com will be down for a short period of time late Wednesday night as data is converted for the roll-out of the new site on its third birthday, Thursday. Test runs have run about a half-hour or less, but of course anything can happen.

In addition to the scheduled down time, the CoasterBuzz Club URL (http://club.coasterbuzz.com) will no longer be used. Club members will still get all of the ad-free browsing, as well as several new features, at the same URL used by non-members. The site will "know" about your club membership status.

Join us Thursday as CoasterBuzz turns three years old!

Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:39 AM
w00t! Thanks for three years of good discussion.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:44 AM
Jeff's avatar

The data conversion wouldn't take so long if you guys would just once and for all figure out "What has happened to CoasterBuzz" and be done with it. ;)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:54 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Happy 3rd Birthday, Jeff & Buzz Thanks for all the news, rumors, and fun.

As for "what happened to Coasterbuzz" I can tell you: it's become the best place to talk coasters, meet great people, and have a little fun. Its like RRC without the drama and trolls ;)


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Welcome to the New & Improved Coasterbuzz...now with 25% more tomfoolery!
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 6:21 AM
john peck's avatar Will this new and improved site be less expensive to maintaintain and pay for, Jeff?
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 6:37 AM
Will the coasterbuzz club URL link work with the new site?

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 7:03 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

Happy 3rd birthday to Coasterbuzz! Thanks for a fun site Jeff!

Cheers,

Tina

-------holding my beer up (clink!)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 7:17 AM
Draegs's avatar As Jeff has said before...the club.coasterbuzz url is going away for good. All you will have to do is go to www.coasterbuzz.com and log in. Once you do that the ads will disappear and the options to customize will appear. It works quite well ;)

Congrats on three years and for making your deadline with the new site, Jeff!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 7:54 AM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah... let's see if I can actually deploy all the features at once. At least the customization stuff is done. I'm betting on "Cool Blues" to be the most popular theme.

The expense related to the site isn't incurred by how it works, it's paying for the bandwidth that costs money. Maintaining it doesn't cost anything but my free time (which has been gone for the better part of the last month).

The crazy thing is that the site has more or less been running on the same code for about three years. Revisiting that code has made me appreciate how much I've learned in that time. I was a total amateur then, by comparison.

And thankfully, RideMan won't hate the site now that he finally has a real computer and can see the graphics. ;)

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"The world rotates to The Ultra-Heavy Beat!" - KMFDM

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:38 AM

I can't wait to here people saying " Gee I really liked the old site better..."

What will be even better is seeing these people ripped apart.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:40 AM
Vater's avatar

'Moosh said:
"Happy 3rd Birthday, Jeff & Buzz"
Jeff's turning 3? I tell ya, kids are getting started on computers younger and younger...

-Vater, who's looking forward to the new site.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:48 AM
Rideman got ride of his Commodore Vic-20??? ;)

Tiss a sad day...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:49 AM

Thanks for the word of warning about the scheduled downtime tomorrow evening & I'm looking forward to seeing the new look for the site on it's 3rd anniversary.

Keep up the great work so that the buzz will be around for all of us to enjoy in the years to come,it really has become one of the best sites on the web & all this was acomplished in 3 short years.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:50 AM
For people who REALLY "like the old site better", there is a "Classic Green" theme. Personally I love the "Cool Blues" one, and can't wait for the final switchover.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:37 AM
Congratulations on 3 yrs Jeff
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 10:41 AM
I was using a computer when I was 3, I played Learn the ABCs with the Muppit Babbies. It was on an Apple II. lol

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 11:01 AM
Will there be any other schemes available?

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 11:41 AM

Jeff, how thoughtful of you! Thursday (the 30th) is my birthday, too. Thanks for the great gift.

Wow, do people love me.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 11:51 AM
Draegs's avatar Schemes available include:

Default Style
Classic Green (similar to what you see now)
Cool Blues (my favorite)
Dusty Rose
Ocean
Grape Escape (best name!)

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James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm (aka Sour Boy)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 12:02 PM

Congrats on your third birthday coasterbuzz.

I look forward to seeing the new site.

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