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#344593 2020 Update - Ignition4 News

Posted by Unleashed2k on 10 August 2020 - 04:05 AM

Hey all,

I just wanted to touch base with everyone and give a proper update on what's been going on behind the scenes. At the moment COVID-19 has affected all of us. Due to work constraints and other issues, our main developers has not had the time to continue to develop Ignition4. 

Because of these delays I am announcing that we are currently cutting planned features for Ignition4 to fast-track the release of it. I understand delay after delay can get frustrating.
We wanted to bring you a state of the art search engine with all of these amazing features but we keep running into issues so my current plan is to make sure the cut features are added to the Ignition 4.1-4.5 Roadmap
Our primary goal is now is bringing on a few more developers, get them comfortable with laravel/js to finish up the current build and we can get this released. 
We have successfully tested a migration from IP Board 3 & Ignition 3 to IP Board 4.5 & Ignition4. 
So right now it's just about polishing and removing all features that won't make it to the build. 

We are still incredibly excited to bring you a rebuilt Ignition and to deliver an overall improved performance. 

I can't wait to have the new upgraded forums live with the improved search engine. The whole development process for Ignition4 has been a very frustrating but rewarding experience. All of our developers efforts will soon pay off once we can get this into your hands. If you're interested in testing what the new forums experience would be like, here's a really good example: https://linustechtips.com/main/

Beta access through my Patreon is still planned. 

If you would like to volunteer to become a developer, we're always looking for new talent: https://forms.gle/YWDzVSgsmGFSUaq39

Thanks all, stay safe!



#343945 CustomsForge July Newsletter - Issue 21

Posted by Unleashed2k on 01 August 2020 - 02:45 AM

A Special Message: This will be the last edition of this version of the newsletter. I am currently reassessing a better method to give news and interviews. This may come in a form of a blog, a quarterly newsletter, or something else but at the moment there is nothing else planned for August. Thank you for all that read. Unfortunately this month's newsletter I am unable to edit due to limitations on my side, I apologize for any grammar/spelling errors. Thanks - U2K

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#341569 CustomsForge June Newsletter - Issue 20 | BLM [Black Musicians Special]

Posted by Unleashed2k on 30 June 2020 - 01:22 PM

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#339020 CustomsForge May Newsletter | Newsletter (Issue 19)

Posted by Unleashed2k on 31 May 2020 - 08:24 PM

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#337028 Need assistance for my cats surgery.

Posted by Unleashed2k on 10 May 2020 - 02:28 PM

Hi all,

It's been a tough 24 hours for me dealing with this and it's hard to even think right now. Starting yesterday my cat Gordon started throwing up over 20 times, unable to keep food or drink inside of him or even use the bathroom. For the initial hospital cost for him to stay overnight to get hydrated, get blood work, and xrays we paid 1800 which we could already barely afford. Unfortunately the doctor contacted me saying Gordon needed emergency surgery. I now owe them $3000 of money which I don't have and was denied carecredit and scratchpay. This whole situation breaks my heart and he's like a son to me. I would do anything for him. Anytime I'm down, playing guitar, gaming he comes to me and lays on me or next to me. A true buddy. If you can help please do, if you can't but know someone who can please feel free to share this. I am heartbroken and would do anything for my cat.

This is one of my last resorts to see if we can get the surgery crowdfunded. I'm happy to edit this post to let you know that Gordon's surgery was a success. I have not talked to the billing department yet to figure out what we're going to do but I hope they will work with me so we can get all of this behind us and have a healthy 6 year old boy who still has plenty of life left in him.

I hope everyone has a pleasant day and Gordon can make it through all of this. A donation goal has been setup and any amount helps.




Thank you so much,
Mark Beeson - CustomsForge Founder


UPDATE!!: Gordon has successfully woken up from surgery. They found a large string and tons of fur. I'll be arranging with the doctors on how to pay soon. At the moment I don't have much options so hopefully we can all figure something out.


UPDATE!!!! 5/13/2020 


Thank you everyone for the support!! It means the world. This has definitely been a journey and a learning experience. I'm so happy to report that Gordon is back home, and healing. For those who have never been a parent, but at least have an animal at home. There's no feeling in the world then helping your pet back to health by feeding him and giving him drinks with plenty of pets. He's getting better day by day and we had to move his sister to my in laws for about as week as he heals. For those who want to see what is in his stomach, all I can say is graphic warning as it's pretty gross. https://i.imgur.com/Co3DKXk.jpg (not gonna display it here, but it's basically a big bag with a long string...maybe a shoelace? bunch of hairties?) either way, I'm shocked that he was able to fit all of that in him and glad we got it out. 

We've worked out an arrangement with the vet and the new total is $2683 so I've adjusted the goal for that. If we're able to reach even half of that, that would help us out so much. Thank you all for being able to help. <3 




#336062 CustomsForge April Newsletter | Newsletter (Issue 18) | CF Charting "Crea...

Posted by Unleashed2k on 30 April 2020 - 10:48 AM

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#333115 CustomsForge March Newsletter | Newsletter (Issue 17) | Garage Rock SPECIAL

Posted by Unleashed2k on 31 March 2020 - 09:09 PM

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#330346 State of CustomsForge - Full - 10/18/2019

Posted by Unleashed2k on 28 February 2020 - 08:15 AM

We have some new tools in development that will help you find and discover artists. The main problem was the time it took to rewrite the current ignition. It's almost done and even if we do not see some of the features requested here upon release, it will take a couple months instead of years to release any additional features. We already have genre tags (generated by a 3rd party api and not the user), a love system if you like a CDLC, and a report button. It's all looking good and I hope we can release this soon for everyone.

#329675 CustomsForge February Newsletter | Newsletter (Issue 16) | Riot grrrl SPECIAL

Posted by Unleashed2k on 17 February 2020 - 04:27 PM

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#329585 State of CustomsForge - Full - 10/18/2019

Posted by Unleashed2k on 16 February 2020 - 01:11 PM


Any news on the updates about forum and ignition?

They are still awful slow, most of the time I start browsing my other things that I want to check, meanwhile hoping the forum or ignition will finally have loaded.

Also posting a comment or so, sometimes does not work first time, and needs to be redone, hence why I copy my typed messages before trying to post them, else I have to rewrite them.
This ofc also causes why some comments or submitted CDLC are double.

I think they are working on fixing all the problems since that day, and you are right, this site it's a little slow but for me it's fine for what I do. And I do the same as you; copying my typing before post it in case that some error happen.


And I am a CDLC charter and sometimes I had the 502 error (I think that's the number) and if I refresh the page it happened that I upladed the same song twice, and I can't find the option to erase one of those :( so the solution was that I had to make another Custom fast to edit one of the repeated songs and change it for the new one, it's annoying but what can I do. Now that I had that experience, when I upload a CDLC (since november xd) and I get that error I just close the tab and open a new one and search for the song and that's the solution for me.


I hope that in the new ignition 4 we don't have those problems but we have to wait for that.


And I don't know if this is the place to say my complaints but you know them already, most of the people don't leave likes or don't comment about the song, just "add bass", "could you do this one", "this is thing is bad, and this too", but the comments saying "thanks" are so rarely to happen, the charters as me we don't get the appreciation that we deserve just if the song it's too famous even if it's super bad tabbed they get the best compliments.


So the new problem that I had is that I get some old comments in my Customs but I don't read them because I don't get any notification (just the replying ones), but may be there is an option that I don't check and that's the problem, but if not they have to leave a like on the custom post so I get the like notification then I can check the comments and I could see them, but if not there is a problem. It's a lost of time looking on each CDLC if there is an old comment to respond. So if I am wrong and there's a solution like a check mark please tell me, if not they should solve it in the future.


And I don't know If there are new comments while I am writting this because I heard like two times a message tone in my computer but I don't see nothing. And because I can see there is 3 guys and me reading this... Good Morning!!!




We are already working on solutions to all your complaints with Ignition4. I hope to wrap up the release and update of this soon. Once we upgrade the forums the "post" deleting issue should go away as well. I know it's frustrating and I wish I could just release ignition4 but we want it done right.

#327899 CustomsForge January Update | Newsletter (Issue 15) | Protest Edition (ft. Ig...

Posted by Unleashed2k on 26 January 2020 - 05:57 AM

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#325894 CustomsForge December Update | Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Posted by Unleashed2k on 25 December 2019 - 11:28 AM

No newsletter this month but I am happy to let you know that we have been hard at work on the new Ignition and we should have something to show you soon!

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#324415 CustomsForge November Update | Newsletter (Issue 13)

Posted by Unleashed2k on 30 November 2019 - 10:49 PM

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#322229 CustomsForge October Update | Newsletter (Issue 12) | Interview with Dardo (N...

Posted by Unleashed2k on 23 October 2019 - 09:08 PM

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#322067 State of CustomsForge - Full - 10/18/2019

Posted by Unleashed2k on 21 October 2019 - 02:56 PM

Our current plan with development is to get the rewrite out asap of Ignition and upgrade the forums to the latest version. This will resolve a lot of issues. Additionally when we have the new ignition out it will be easier to push new features out since we know what we are working with now. The current code is just too integrated with the forums to do anything with, which is why we had to rewrite it. 

But yes, features like tags will be coming and we will be adding more features after Ignition4 gets released that the community wants. But our main goal is to get it rewritten and released so we can stop having performance issues.