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  • Welcome to the new site. Here's a thread about the update where you can post your feedback, ask questions or spot those nasty bugs!

Administrative: The beginnings of forum recovery from our migration to a new platform.

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
In spite of hiring a Xenforo expert in migration from vBulletin and despite paying Liquid Web to switch us to the more secure HTTPS protocol we discovered that

  • Search engines could no longer see us
  • Gmail was rejecting OPF messages to SPAM
  • We had far less web traffic
  • No new registration even from BOTS
  • We were still viewed as a HTTP domain
  • Static landing page nixed Google interest
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Interventions:

  • moved landing page to the forum list
  • Remade HTTPS certificate in server
  • Updated redirect from temp 307 to 301
  • Google code to Xenforo opening heading
  • Our coded-address to Google integration
  • Keywords to each thread now compulsary
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Result:

865


So, we are just starting to recover! A lot more is needed, but we have much better tools in place for us to flourish as never before with your continued support!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
What you can do to help us:

  • Post your new pictures to recover great vintage threads
  • Look out for all our other active photographers
  • A “like” is fine, but a a comment is better!
  • Find photographs worth recognition and add your “take”!
  • Rediscover that beautiful creature, landscape or intriguing stranger in past threads!
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
My thanks to all for feedback, forbearance, support and suggestions.

But most of all, your novel pictures, individuality and passion for photography makes this so worthwhile.

Take advantage: now we have:

Direct upload from PC, Mac, Android or iOS

....and both Showcase and Individual Portfolio Galleries are being negotiated.

With my kindest and heartfelt appreciation,

Asher
 
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