Sunday, February 22, 2015 : Site news, maps, our next trip

 

Hello all !

 

Here are some news :

 

  • This site was previously powered by Joomla! 2.5.28, it now runs Joomla! 3.3.6. That may sound like nothing for non-specialists, but the migration has been much less straightforward than I expected. I had to reinstall everything and reformat all articles, about 500. This is why you had no news for quite a while. The most significant changes are under the hood, perhaps you will notice a much more rigorous formatting of articles.

 

  • I have begun to recreate all the maps, about 100, using extension Zh Googlemap. At this moment, only those maps are available under the new format : August 2010, Spring 2013, Summer 2015, August 7, 2010 and August 8, 2010. All other maps are still under the former Google Maps format and will be recreated progressively.

 

  • This site has been hacked. Fortunately, the impact has been very limited for you, the visitors. At most, perhaps you received some spam from a passion-usa.net email address (I swear I am for nothing in this !), and I apologize if that happened, but the buck stops here. However, the impact for me has been pretty huge : I had to delete the Gold Book and a few suspicious user accounts, redesign all the security of the site in a much stricter way to prevent further hacking attempts, and reinstall everything one more time.

 

  • If all goes as planned (fingers crossed ...), out next trip to the USA is scheduled between August 27 and September 24. Our planned roadmap is available on the main menu, item "Summer 2015", or by clicking on this icon :

 

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As usual, your feedbacks and comments are highly welcome.

 

Take care !