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SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:48:12 AM »
Hello iRiffers!

I'm currently finishing up a major site upgrade for RiffTrax.com, which will include support for tons of new features - mobile apps, subscriptions, and lots more. However as part of this upgrade we had to rethink the way the site was designed from the inside out.

As part of our goal for launch, we had to make some sacrifices in order to get it done on time. The biggest omission you'll see next week (when we are planned to launch the new site) will be iRiffs.

DON'T WORRY.

All of your iRiff products are safe and sound (we had to migrate them to ensure parity in our orders system) and the "Riffing Groups" have not been touched.

My plan is that, once the new site launches, we will first hammer out any bugs / performance issues and the like that pop up. Then, probably a week or two later, we will migrate the iRiffs over so your fans can buy them. The ability to register for iRiffs and edit/create new iRiffs will have to come later. (Note that the 1-2 weeks is merely a guess; once we take inventory of what is actually involved, this could change; but it's my goal to bring features online one at a time as they become ready for prime time.)

The challenge is a technical one, and basically is due to the complexity of the iRiffs system and how it translates onto the new platform. Not everything is 1:1, and so I want to be very meticulous and careful with how we architect the new iRiffs feature. This means taking a bit more time so that everything goes smoothly. Trust me - it will be worth the wait.

I also didn't want you guys to think we are neglecting them or doing away with them entirely; in fact, the new site structure will be beneficial to everyone both in the core RiffTrax team and iRiffers alike. (I may even design a new iRiffs logo!) This includes fixes for iRiff Sales reports, Searching a dedicated iRiffs index, better catalog viewing, and a better way of uploading your iRiff files.

Anyway - keep an eye out and thanks for your patience and understanding. As the only web developer on the team it's a major undertaking - luckily I've had some help along the way - but trust me when I say, you folks are going to love it.

- Erik
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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 10:48:42 AM »
Oh yeah! If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask them here and I'll do my best to answer them.


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 10:52:26 AM »
Will any of these changes affect the forum? 


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014, 12:54:55 PM »
Will any of these changes affect the forum? 

No, as the forum is on a separate system and server entirely.


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014, 01:28:44 PM »
When iRiffs come back, will the URLs change for riffs already uploaded?  In other words, if we have our own web site, and link to the current page for our riff, will we need to change that URL on our site?


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 01:55:09 PM »
When iRiffs comes back will we be able to search for them on the site?



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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 02:01:49 PM »
When iRiffs comes back will we be able to search for them on the site?

He already mentioned that in the list of new features.

This includes fixes for iRiff Sales reports, Searching a dedicated iRiffs index, better catalog viewing, and a better way of uploading your iRiff files.


All of these are very good news.
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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 05:08:41 PM »
When iRiffs come back, will the URLs change for riffs already uploaded?  In other words, if we have our own web site, and link to the current page for our riff, will we need to change that URL on our site?

I believe we can keep the URLs the same. But, if they were to change, we're tracking those changes and would be able to create redirects so nothing gets lost.


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 06:24:26 PM »
Will any of these changes affect the forum? 

No, as the forum is on a separate system and server entirely.

Could we get an update? It's been a while. Maybe after the new site is live?


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2014, 07:26:58 PM »
When iRiffs come back, will the URLs change for riffs already uploaded?  In other words, if we have our own web site, and link to the current page for our riff, will we need to change that URL on our site?

I believe we can keep the URLs the same. But, if they were to change, we're tracking those changes and would be able to create redirects so nothing gets lost.

Perfect, then we would have time to get them updated gradually.  Cool beans.


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2014, 06:07:50 AM »
Subscription service is finally coming? Nice!

Also glad to see the iRiffs will get an overhaul as well. Keep up the good work Torgos!


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2014, 04:43:40 PM »
I think the search thing will be great for sales.  Looking forward to seeing the upgrade.


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2014, 11:30:23 AM »
Will the sales report fixes be retroactive? In other words, will I see correct numbers for what I've earned so far, or will I only see correct numbers for any sales from this point forward?
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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2014, 05:36:08 PM »
Any updates on when the changes will launch?


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Re: SITE UPGRADE! iRiffs will be temporarily unavailable
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2014, 07:41:05 PM »
Don't suppose there's any chance we'll be able to stream the iriffs now, is there?