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Maintenance Forum Updates for 2020-12-25: Rebranding

Wendell
(@wendell)
5,000+ posts Admin

I'm a day late posting this, and I'm sure you're already aware, but I started the rebranding process late on Christmas Eve. I had a lot of stuff already in place and ready to go, so it wasn't a terrible task to put the site in maintenance mode for about an hour and switch most of it over.

On Christmas Day, I spent some time cleaning up leftovers of the branding process and hunting down RPLS Today references. We may still run into a few here and there and I'll continue to fix those as time goes on.

What's really cool about the underlying parts of the rebrand is that I decided to take this opportunity to streamline the code, in hopes of making the site faster. So far, that has been a success. This website has never really been a barn burner in terms of speed, because it's hard to make such a dynamic, constantly-updating website set land speed records. However, I did manage to get much higher speed test results with these updates -- our previous test was showing a score of 57 prior to the rebrand, and after it was hitting 78. I hope to improve it even more in the coming weeks. Of course, speed is relative, so it really depends on where you are, your internet provider, and about 27 million other factors.

Between the rebrand and the decision to focus solely on the forum, I think this website will be at the peak of usefulness once I complete some of the related tasks left for me to do. I'm also excited (and relieved in many ways) that we could go back to SurveyorConnect. Like many others, I truly wish that we could have stayed with BeerLeg, but as we found within the first few weeks after launching in 2010, that name is pretty generically blocked on many corporate firewalls. At least we can all still affectionately refer to it as BeerLeg, and we've collectively coined the BeerLegger phrase that is pretty globally recognized at this point. 🙂

So, with all that said, welcome back to SurveyorConnect! 😍 🤩 😊 😎 🍻 

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Topic starter Posted : December 26, 2020 11:03 am
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holy cow
(@holy-cow)
10,000+ posts Member

Surveyors have one thing in common with dairy farmers.  Every day is a day when work can be accomplished.

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Posted : December 26, 2020 11:21 am
PaulG70
(@paul-landau)
100+ posts Member

I think this is kind of funny, back when I joined the group, 10 years ago, I bookmarked the site as “SurveyorConnect”, when it changed to RPLS ......., I thought about renaming the bookmark but never did. Don’t have to now 😉 👍 Happy New Year! Wendell.  Always enjoy the site and I have encouraged others to participate, this is a great resource! 

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Posted : January 1, 2021 2:29 pm

Mike Shepp
(@mike-shepp)
50+ posts Member

I also have had it bookmarked as “Surveyor Connect”. I never changed it.

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Posted : January 2, 2021 3:47 am
Protracted
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100+ posts Supporter

I've noticed when not logged in, that this page, https://surveyorconnect.com/community/recent/, is not always current and sometimes it shows more recent posts but clicking on those links goes to the thread without those more recent posts included.  I tried this in a fresh browser as well so don't think that it is cache clearing (although probably should have tried that before posting). 

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Posted : January 3, 2021 11:37 pm
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