Update 8/17 - New board going live today.

Update 8/14 - ***Migration work continues. Estimate Go Live to new board 8/17***

Last year, in an effort to improve the capability of our forums, we switched to new software. We expected tremendous scalability and rapid customization that would significantly improve each Member's experience across multiple devices and integrate flawlessly with social media platforms.

Unfortunately, after a significant capital expense, we have decided that the length of time and the additional cost to reach our goals make this enterprise untenable.

Thus, we have made the difficult decision to transition the forums to our original software platform. We’re excited that, in the nearly two years since we began the process of our most recent switch, our original platform has been upgraded significantly, and we are confident that the reversion will not only provide the stability that we desperately needed prior to our last move but will also return to the Membership the high level of customization that made our online community so great. We have also added technical resources to the GolfWRX staff that will allow us to build custom modules and modifications that we are confident will take the forums to the next level.

We remain the world's largest online golf community, and we still hold true to our core values and mission statement as written in 2005. Bearing both of those elements in mind, being the best and offering our Members a platform that is world-class are both requirements, not options, and it is that spirit that has motivated this decision.

So, please pardon our mess over the next five days or so while we transition the forums.

A few important notes: Current content will be accessible during that time, but the forums will be READ ONLY, and you will not be able to start new threads or reply to posts. Personal Messaging is enabled but PMs sent/received from the time the board was frozen will not carry over. We know this is inconvenient, and we apologize, and we greatly appreciate GolfWRXers bearing with us through the transition.

We are very excited about starting this next chapter for GolfWRX and getting back to the high-quality Member experience we all expect as soon as possible.

Likes issues/Viewing your own posts that are "Liked" by other WRX members.



  • dan360dan360 loisible Members  5612WRX Points: 610Posts: 5,612 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Feb 1, 2020 #32

    Before the main changeover I had thousands of likes. So did many others, mostly from those couple threads in the 19th hole. Many other "legit" likes were lost.

    Starting over with the new forum software, the likes were being recorded and posts I made that people appreciated, with a like, could be tracked and looked at by clicking on the likes button in my profile. It was around 120-130 a couple weeks ago.

    Currently today, it's at 2. The badges awarded for number of likes are still there though.

    Does the counter automatically reset? Is there a software glitch that each time an update patch is applied that the counter resets? What programming is used to track liked posts and what keeps changing to reset it?

    Personally, I don't care about the LIKES for any other reason than it's a good gauge of my content and how it is perceived by others. Can help make me a better forum poster. "like ego" is not something I'm shooting for here.

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  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CARules Official, Administrator  27117WRX Points: 475Posts: 27,117 Marshals
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    As started earlier, previous board likes were attempted to merge with current likes. The previous board had no record or association with likes to threads. It’s just a numerical number.

    Since I never tracked likes, there is minimal guidance on what I can provide as being wrong to vanilla beyond linking to this thread.

    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
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  • Steele47Steele47 Members  1849WRX Points: 995Posts: 1,849 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #34

    I don't follow or bookmark topics. Usually I just look at my likes and that activates my memory of what threads I have participated in. Likes and if someone quotes me is how I keep tabs. Guess I figure if no likes or no quotes I will generally just luck into a thread I previously found interesting sooner or later.

  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  7452WRX Points: 1,520Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 7,452 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #35

  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21795WRX Points: 5,791Posts: 21,795 ClubWRX
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    FWIW, "likes" are back!

    Not sure if site is even aware given not being aware of them going away again, so I thought I post this as a reference if nothing else.

    And thanks!

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