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Southern Paddler forum upgrade notice

Robin

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Staff member
May 11, 2017
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#1
Hey everyone. Southern Paddler has had some system updates/upgrades performed which you undoubtedly noticed.

Included in the upgrade besides a visual overhaul, is GDPR compliance and stability patches (hopefully) from upgrading the forum software to the latest version.

I also plan to be adding a few new features and tweaking the forum theme to better match the outdoorsy content of the site (color scheme, logo etc).
Let me know if there are any quirks introduced with this latest version.
 

mike

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Jun 29, 2009
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#4
Thanks for all the work of updating the site.

Not being a smart arse, just out of curiosity, who cares about GDPR , or the EU for that matter?

Mike
 

oldsparkey

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Aug 25, 2003
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#5
Thanks for all the work of updating the site.

Not being a smart arse, just out of curiosity, who cares about GDPR , or the EU for that matter?

Mike
Not sure what GDPR or EU is but since Robin is running this forum threw his server and doing all the work to keep it up. These changes are unique and interesting , definitely something different from the old way it was done.
 

mike

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Jun 29, 2009
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#6
Chuck,

The The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

Since it only applies to the EU, I don't plan to waste any time on coming into compliance on my US site. Unless you are planning to move your hosting to an EU member county, I doubt it is worth Robin's efforts. Not to belittle his efforts, by any means. Website upkeep is a pain in the kazoo and I am behind on mine. Thanks again, Robin and Chuck, we appreciate the site.
 

oldsparkey

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Chuck,

The The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
Mike...

Thanks for the explanation. I'm not a computer person but your explanation tells the reason why.
Since it is a required by law for the European Area and this is threw Robins server in Canada. :) Also we have folks on here that are in the European areas ( across the pond ) it offers them what is required by their laws.
 

Kayak Jack

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Aug 26, 2003
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#9
It seems that new procedures for posting pictures could/should be established? We seem to have collections of various techniques written up in times past, but what procedures should we really be using now? And once that is established, the older methods that no longer apply should be removed. We seem to have a set of new opportunities now.
 

oldsparkey

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Aug 25, 2003
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#13
Not sure if anyone has noticed in the last few days but Robin has been making some changes on here. Combining sections , eliminating some and generally rearranging the format. Even making it into three different sections.
The upgrade is easier to know where to look and in the process has given us a really new modern look.