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BlackBerry Forums Asia Pacific moves for better speed to the majority.

As some of our long term readers may know, I moderate for the Asia/Pacific BlackBerry forum. Over the past months, we have seen a large increase in the traffic coming from the US/Canada side and through we would do something to appease our readers/members.

We have moved the main server over to your side of the world to give you better speeds and usability on both mobile and desktop based access. With over 65% of visitors coming from the US and Canada, it seemed the logical move. And the best part about it, the overall speed of the site has increased from the Asia/Pacific region as well. (Benefits of upgrading to a faster server)

This is the first stage of a major site upgrade. The rest of the upgrades and dates are listed below:

Stage 2 – Tweak Settings on New Server – Started 27th Feb 2010

We are currently working with vBulletin to determine the best configuration for the new dedicated server.

Stage 3 – Rebuild the Mobile Website – Started 28th Feb 2010

The Mobile website is being upgraded from version 3.9.7 to version 4.0.0. A full list on changes will be provided shortly.

Stage 3 – Upgrade to vBulletin 4.0 Publishing Suite – ETA 6 Weeks

Upgrade the website to the latest version of vBulletin 4.0. Please refer to the link below for further details:

vBulletin 4.0 – Features List

Stage 4 – Integrate a new Blog feature that is included in vBulletin 4.0 Publishing – ETA 8 Weeks


So if you haven’t signed up membership (It’s Free), head on over to: Forums or even better, pick up the free launcher for your BlackBerry at the OTA below:

1. Full Sites version: www.blackberryforums.com.au/ota/BBForumsLauncher.jad

2. Mobile Version: www.blackberryforums.com.au/ota/BBForumsLauncherMobile.jad

If you have any questions or comments, please drop them below. (Or drop a post on the Forum site).

Hope to see you there…

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  1. You should have one or more international-focused forums, for our foreign visitors…

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