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    Exclamation The state of BT 2/20/15

    Howdy folks :)

    Although I haven't posted in awhile rest assured that I am checking on BT daily (usually between classes ).

    Once again I'm in college and I am taking the following classes: advanced programming (self paced mon-fri), advanced word processing (mon and wed), advanced keyboarding (mon and wed right after adv word), algebra 2 (tues and thurs), and business law (thurs immediately after algebra 2 ). Unless they cancel more classes that I need (they cancelled two this semester due to low enrollment) I only have one more semester after this one and will get my A.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in computer studies (stupidly long title ). For those who are wondering my G.P.A. is 3.93 (I got one B which I'm contesting) as of last semester.

    The reason no work has been done on BT is because the vBulletin morons are dragging their feet with the latest version of the software for the 4.2.x line. I've been wanting to upgrade the software for awhile (we're on a 4.1.x line), but they keep putting off the official release. By upgrading the software I can integrate some of the features easier that are currently missing. It will also allow me (well the host) to upgrade the server software to plug some security holes and to improve future functionality :)

    So that's basically where we stand right now. There's a bunch of stuff waiting to get done, but that's on hold until vB releases 4.2.3 and there is no word as to when that might be.
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