Forums Health Check

Registered by Mike Basinger on 2011-04-18

This blueprint is to look at the current health of the Ubuntu Forums., to consider any issues affecting the forums, such as a growth in the amount of spammer attacking the forums. It will also look at any bottleneck in getting the forums upgrade to the newest vBB software and getting the new Ubuntu branding installed and how to help IS in this upgrade.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Jono Bacon
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Mike Basinger
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Mike Basinger
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Ubuntu Forums Upgrade
Remove Forums Archives and other unneeded forum areas. (Forums Council) (under discussion)
Upgrade vBulletin software from 3.x to latest version of 4.x (Canonical IS)
Run post upgrade scripts fro AdminCP. This may take awhile (Mike or Canonical IS)
AdminCP front page or Maintenance → Update Counters
Repair and Optimize DB (Admins or Canonical IS)
Apply new theme (Mike)
Fix errors in transfer, ie Font size, etc... (Mike)
Remove old vB 3.x products and install new products (Mike)
Launchpad Login (see ToDo)
Mark Thread As 'Solved'
Multiple Login Detector
OpenID (See ToDo)
Separate Sticky and Normal Threads
Spiders in WGO
vBH - Add New Tabs
User Message Limits
VSa - Check If Already Posted
VSa - Sub-Forum Manager
Configure products (Mike)
Edit Templates (Mike)
Upload graphics (Mike)
Set new smiles (Mike)
Set new user ranks (Mike)
Search for Beans in Phrase and remove to change back to Posts (Mike)
Make sure ImageMagick is installed (Mike and Canonical IS)

ToDo
Fix Launchpad Login and OpenID products to work on vB 4.x (Canonical IS/ LaunchPad Team)
Find more replacement art and icons. (Mike and Art Team)

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Work Items

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