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800-273-8255. Press "1" at the prompt.
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CG CHANNEL COMMUNITY UPGRADE
Fellow Shipmates of the CG Channel Community:
Today, April 28, 2021, will mark the date which we have embarked into a "Change", Up Grade, if you will, to this Site, that has been so good to us these 13+ years. We have agreed among us, the Administrators of this "Member Owned" Website, and the feedback we have received from numerous members and most of the very active ones, that the time is here and now, that we do an Upgrade to the Site to bring ourselves into the 21st Century, that we can better communicate with each other, show each other that we care, and to remember those who have crossed paths with us and crossed the Bar, and that we can constantly be aware of those who are, in some way, have some rough times as well as all the Great Times we enjoy.
We are in contact with "Ning.com", the Server Company, an official technician representing them, who will be overseeing the transition and migration of data to the New Platform. We're hoping to pretty much remain a familiar Site as you've seen all these years, but there will be a lot of background technology that will make the Site easier to use and to do some things many of you have been hesitant to do with your Pages, and even those who are Group Creators, to maintain their Group in a more efficient and member positive way.
All the Comments, Photos, Graphics, Blogs, and other parts each of us have entered into the Site will be migrated onto the new platform, nothing will be left behind. Ning has said that they will do as many "Topping Off" procedures necessary to pick up and move "everything" from the old platform 2.0 onto the new platform 3.0.
A start Date, as of now, to set in motion the transition is Wed, May 5, 2021, after we confer with Ning about that date. They say we shouldn't be out of service any at all during this time, BUT, and I want to Emphasize this, and will remind everyone several times, we "can" communicate in the "Comments" by "words" continually, BUT, we shouldn't be posting photos, changing personal information, nor creating graphics and interchanging anything between Groups, Members, nor outside the Site. The transition can take "Up To" 4 days, maybe more. Both the 2.0 and 3.0 platforms will be running simultaneously, but we can still only use the 2.0 until the transition is completed before we can start using the 3.0 platform.
This will be all that I have for this MEMO, but others will follow as I gain the information I need to forward to ALL HANDS. We're working toward a smooth transition, but we need "ALL HANDS" to stay in touch, make sure you have your e-mail alerts "TURNED ON" all the time. Many Thanks to everyone as we set course into a New & Better CG Channel Community. Till I see you again here on ALLSITE/ALLHANDS/MEMO, stay Semper Paratus.
SP...John Estep, CGCC, on behalf of Fred Nichols, CAPT Joe Wubbold and Jon Ottman of the site administration board