Another Website/Forum Update

By February 13, 2008General

We have just received word from the company constructing our new site that it will not be ready in time for our release tomorrow night.  Here are the details that we wanted you to know…

-Our NEW forum will still be going live tonight @ 8pm (EST).  They finished that portion of our project.  It is on our NEW server, so it is practically impossible for it to crash. Yay!!!

-Our NEW homepage graphics will sill be going live tonight as well.  When you see the birthday graphics, you will know that it is ready.

-You will need to click on the "Free Stamps for a Year" button on the new homepage to register for the new forum.  This will also automatically register you for the contest.

-We will be utilizing our old website for purchases during the release tomorrow night.  We are already anticipating that it will crash @ midnight due to the number of people refreshing.  Remember to try retyping the address in your browser without the www (just to attempt accessing the site via a different path.  It usually takes approximately 15-30 minutes to recover from the crash.

-The new website is now slated to be revealed next Saturday (02/22/08).

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    LorrieJane says:

    Hang in there, Nicole. Everything will be ok. I’m sure you are very frustrated right now. You’re doing a great job.

  • 2

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • 3
    Suzy says:

    Thanks for letting us know I can’t wait!

    Is there any news on out of stock stamps? I am waiting to place an order to qualify for the anniversary set….


  • 4

    The site is up! whoo-hoo!! I am so excited, I began my registration immediately but I am not getting an email to complete activation. How long does it take? I’m on pins and needles!!!

  • 5
    Anne Lawrie says:

    Sorry to hear about the challenges! Soon it will all be a memory.


  • 6
    ScrapNStampinMama says:

    Oh That’s a BUMMER about the new forum and not beaing able to party there! Oh well a PTI Party is a PARTY no matter where it is as long as your there Nichole!!!! LoL
    I’m estatic about the release tomorrow @ 12am!


  • 7
    Loydene says:

    I can see the site with the birthday graphics. I can access the forum — I can’t register.

    Help me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope.


  • 8
    Cari Lundell says:

    Same problem as Loydene. Can see the GORGEOUS new graphics, can’t register! Yikes! I’m going to enter that new contest if it kills me, so I’m going to keep trying till it works!

  • 9
    Granna on the Go says:

    Thanks for the “heads up”! I am sure that the web company never really anticipated such a response to register from the beginning.
    Know that you and your team have done everything possible to keep things running like a top!

    Hang in there!!!!!!! We will be persistent to get our hands on the New Release!

  • 10
    Linda says:

    I too can see the new graphics but when I try to register I get this message:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /usr/local/apache/htdocs/phpBB3/includes/functions_user.php on line 2414


  • 11
    Loydene says:

    Here is the message I get when I try to register — using either Firefox OR Safari — I can’t register with either browser
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /usr/local/apache/htdocs/phpBB3/includes/functions_user.php on line 2414

  • 12
    Donelda says:

    sorry to hear it won’t all be up and running but that is okay!! I am trying to sign up for the new forum also but I’m getting the same syntax error. I am assuming it is because of high traffic??? I hope so!!! I wan’t to chat on the new site!!! 🙂

  • 13
    Harriet Skelly says:

    I got the same message as Linda above:
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /usr/local/apache/htdocs/phpBB3/includes/functions_user.php on line 2414

  • 14
    Debbie G says:

    I am another one who keeps getting the error message when I try to register!!

  • 15

    I was afraid this would happen. I’m not able to register either and am getting the same syntax error message.

  • 16
    Maria F says:

    I’m getting the same error message and can’t register…

  • 17
    Sue B says:

    So far I keep getting an error message when I try to register.

  • 18
    ILstamper says:

    I’m also getting the error message when I try to register. Seems like the rest of the links in that area work tho. Help me as I really want to enter that contest. I love Papertrey stamps!


  • 19
    Pat S. says:

    I’m getting the parse error too.

  • 20
    SusanH says:

    Well poo – I can’t register either! Maybe later (I can’t get past the I agree to these terms part – and I really do agree, really I do!!)

    The website looks fab – can’t wait to see what’s coming…

  • 21
    Kathy Tabbers says:

    Hey everyone…keep trying! I was able to get on this evening. Yipee!!!

    Good luck to all :o)

  • 22

    Hey Nicole, I’ve been trying to register and finally got past the error, now I’m waiting for a confirmation e-mail. Help!!!!

  • 23
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    It WILL happen!! and we will be there! Breathe……

  • 24
    Pat S. says:

    I did get registered, and figured out what I did wrong.

    On the Papertrey home page, if you click in the circle labeled “Birthday Bash” (with the cupcake), that tells all about the Birthday Bash, you find a LINK that says “Register as a user…”.

    I thought that took me to the registration page, but it didn’t. It took me to the login page.

    The only way to get to the registration form is to go back to the home page and click in the blue box that is labeled “Free Stamps for a year Contest”.

  • 25
    Harriet Skelly says:

    I think the registration part was overloaded and that’s why we got the error messages. I kept trying and finally got registered. Woohoo – I’m excited.

  • 26
    Cindy S says:

    Ok, I’m registered, but anytime I try reading a topic in the forum I get this message:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_IF, expecting ‘{‘ in /usr/local/apache/htdocs/phpBB3/includes/bbcode.php on line 52

    So I can see topics but I can’t open the thread…bugs, bugs, bugs… 🙂

  • 27
    Adrienne says:

    Well, I got registered and I got my activation email, but when I go to the link for Free stamps for a year, I get a error message. PLEASE, I want to enter!!!

  • 28
    Gail says:

    OK I’m registered, but can’t get to anything else. I’m sure this is part of the new site coming online. So were will the party be tomorrow? If the new site isn’t up?

  • 29
    Silvia Mabie says:

    I can’t log in to the site, it said I need to activate my account, but I don’t know how to do that! HELP!!!!

  • 30
    Alice says:

    Take a deep breath Nichole. Everything will turn out okay. So what if we have to wait a few more days for the new site. That is part of PTI, but the important things are the stamps, paper, ink, etc. That’s what I’m excited about. Sure, I would have loved the new site, but as long as I can purchase from the old site I,m okey dokey with that!!!!

  • 31
    Sandra Smart says:

    This is so very pretty! And I love the packaging which will make easy storage!

  • 32
    Loydene says:

    I tried from two different directions on two different browsers — through the “free stamp” and through the “birthday” — on the forum page, there is a “registration” button .. at the top, and at the bottom — I get the same “syntax parse” error message every time. I haven’t tried yet this morning

  • 33
    Carol Hinton says:

    I registered last night around 10:00 pm and I’m still waiting for my activation email. Why is it that some people have account activation and others do not?

  • 34
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    Looking forward to tonight! See everyone there!

  • 35
    Mary Huntington says:

    All these fabulous new goodies are making me drool!! 🙂 Can’t wait for the new release tomorrow! Love the striped paper – it’s gorjus!!

  • 36

    oh, how lovely!!!! i love how you had these paper pads packaged! I wish other companies woudl catch on as fast as you did! the papers look absolutely divine! i wanna win!!! (i am here stomping my feet with my best whiney voice…..)

  • 37
    V Reed says:

    Oh wow! the patterns are just gorgeous! I love the book style pads too. That’s where I have the most difficulty, storage! 🙂


  • 38
    DAWN says:

    Me too, me too! I wanna win!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Paper Trey Stamps. I can’t wait to try the new ribbon and paper and ooooooh, I just can’t wait!!! 🙂

  • 39
    Stella says:

    So much information, so fast, can’t get enough….Now what do I have to have first.

  • 40
    V Reed says:

    No registering here! I can’t get anything to load. Ah well, I’m sure it will all work out in the end. These sorts of things just happen. 🙂


  • 41
    Stella says:

    Not able to get on the forum 🙁 not able to resistrar

  • 42
    Ret says:

    I tried for the most part of the nite (I just WOULDN’T give up!!!) and I couldn’t get the activation to work…I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I just could’nt get it to work 🙁 boohooooo

    extremely happy to see you extended the deadline. thanks for doing that for us all!

  • 43
    Judy kennedy says:

    I have tried 4 times to key in for the Registration. Please explain my error. Thank you.

  • 44
    lisa says:

    im in i think

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