GroomerTALK Message Board Upgrade Status
10/21/2019 The “propagation” process has started, see below. Give it some time as noted below.
10/21/2019 Monday afternoon the new site will be submitted at its new host. DNS changes pointing from the old to the new site will take as little as 4 hours to up to 24 to 36 hours to propagate globally just like all websites that make major DNS changes. We will confirm here later today, and start updating links to it at all PetGroomer.com websites. Please note that it takes a few days for Google and other search engines that have indexed our site for many years to update all their links, therefore I would not rely on links to specific pages if you use search engine results. Be patient as we cannot get around the propagation time mentioned above. Thanks for your patience. Will update here again later in the day.
10/20/2019 The new site behind-the-scenes is now ready. Now we are taking the first steps to bring up the site again with our new host. Tomorrow, Monday we will be making the final DNS changes to bring the site up within 24 hours of making those changes. Thanks for your patience.
10/20/2019 Today we are writing notes for all visitors and registered members. While the board operates similarly to the previous versions, registered members get more options. Very much so! Such as adding attachments is now done in multiple ways, and if you upload multiple attachments in the same post, there is way it creates a slide show type galley viewer. Nice! As soon as we finish and post the new information / instructions we will “point” the new board to where you can find us. Remember the “pointing” process can take 2 hours to a full day to propagate across the Internet. We will post here again when that is done, and provide you the link. In the week ahead we will be letting all the search engines know that their links to our site need to be updated. So we are extremely close now, thanks for your patience.
10/19/2019 By late tonight or tomorrow we should be back online.
10/18/2019 We have no problem issues at this point. All we are doing today is “tweaking” all the hundreds of settings and final testing. So we are getting very close.
10/17/2019 OK 2 big “little” issues should be clear soon. We are now on the finishing touches including some new instructions for the few new features. Nothing difficult, but there will be 2 ways to post pictures and one creates a slideshow effect when you upload more than 1 picture. Not hard at all. Extremely little resizing ever needed. So give us up to 48 hours and the board should start to come up again. Feels better to finally get over the hurdle of the conversion process.
10/16/2019 We are moving along. We hope to open soon. We mainly have just one issue with some avatars to resolve. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect to open, we want to open and continue to tweak. But this issue needs to be solved first. Support is assisting.
10/15/2019 Tomorrow MAY be the last day we need before we start the re-opening of the board at least to registered members. We learned a few things about posting pictures. Very important for us to write up the difference between. Both work, both pretty easy, rarely resizing needed. A few small instructions as well and we want those waiting for you when you return. Just a couple minutes of reading. So tomorrow is very important and we will let you know.
10/14/2019 More progress. We have to work with programmers today on a couple quirks.
10/13/2019 More progress. More testing. Some new improvement ideas came up adding a little more work. Most likely board will be up mid-week and by that we mean the Internet changes can take 24 hours to reach everyone, that’s out of our hands. See 10/10/19 message. More updates Monday, tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.
10/12/2019 We made a lot of progress today. We need another day to do the same. About 75% done now.
10/11/2019 We estimate 2 more days of tedious settings work at this time! OMG! Then we can point everyone to the “new” board.
10/10/2019 The most difficult part appears done! Now we need to tweak, quite a bit. We should be open to most members by Monday, October 13, 2019 if all goes well. However, because some of our Internet info has changed, it can take 24 hours for that info to be updated across the whole Internet. If you cannot find the board for some reason then remember all the links to the message on www.petgroomer.com, www.petgroomerads.com, www.groomerads.com, www.groomwise.com and www.petgroomermagazine.com will also thereafter point to the board after October 13, 2019. Thanks for your patience.
10/10/2019 The substantial upgrade continues. We anticipate earliest return of the message board October 12, 2019. ALL other PetGroomer.com websites are operating normally.
10/9/2019 The substantial upgrade continues. We anticipate earliest return of the message board October 12, 2019. ALL other PetGroomer.com websites are operating normally.
10/8/2019 The substantial upgrade is underway. Access to the message board is not available during an upgrade. We ask for your patience and at this time expect the board will be down for about 3 days. More updates will appear here daily. If you follow our tweets we will send out a tweet when the board returns. Thanks. P.S. ALL other PetGroomer.com websites are operating normally.
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Photos, Art, Articles and Press Release Submissions
Photographs: Most photo sharing at PetGroomer.com is done in GroomerTALK Community. It’s easy to join with just your email, or use Facebook Connect to login to the GroomerTALK Message Board.
GroomWise Blogs: We do offer free GroomWise Blogs to pet care industry bloggers, even those just starting out that some have moderate or greater field experience, see www.groomwise.com. The blogs can be read by everyone.
Press Releases: If you are a retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer or service provider serving the pet grooming industry, you may submit press releases on your latest service and/or product developments and announcements. We encourage you to send one JPG photo of products. We publish press releases on the GroomerTALK Message Board and sometimes here in our online PetGroomer.com Magazine. We give priority to our classified and banner advertising sponsors.
PetGroomer.com Resources Directory: Your company SERVING AND SELLING TO GROOMERS (not pet owners) can be listed in our Resources Directory at no charge and our new PetGroomer.com Magazine Directory. Click here to see the Resources Directory which is a part of our GroomerTALK Community. You can view the PetGroomer.com Magazine Directory using the menu at this website. Submission instructions are provided at either directory. Be patient. We serve our classified and banner advertising sponsors before free listings.
Contests: Each year we have several contests for cash and prizes giving away thousands of dollars. Please check-in at GroomerTALK Message Board for current contest info. The submission process varies for each contest.
Find A Groomer Directory for Pet Owners: If you are a grooming business owner or authorized MANAGER, you may list your business in our directory. You setup a free account and manage it with a password year round. Go to www.findagroomer.com and click the ADD LISTING link near the “Bichons” photo on every page.