If you haven't heard, The Jedi Council Forums will soon be moving to a new server and a new forum software. Read the details [link=http://boards.theforce.net/communications/b10006/30853494/p1/]here[/link]. This thread will attempt to provide answers to the most common questions. Please read through this thread before asking your question, as it may have already been answered. [hr] Answers to Common Questions About the Move [ul][li]When are we moving?[/li] [li]Where are we moving to? Will the URL still be boards.theforce.net?[/li] [li]Why are we moving? What's wrong with just staying here?[/li] [li]Will I have to re-register my username? Will I lose my posts? What about my private messages?[/li] [li]Are we going to lose anything in the move?[/li] [li]Why am I being told to update my private email address? How do I update it?[/li] [li]What if I don't have an extra email address for one of my accounts?[/li] [li]What forum software are we using on the new boards and why?[/li] [li]Is everything going to look different on the new boards? What's going to change?[/li] [li]Are there going to be any new features?[/li] [li]I know of a new feature I would like to see. Can we have it on the new boards?[/li] [li]tl;dr, just show me some freakin' pics![/li][/ul] [hr] When are we moving? We don't know yet. It all depends on when IGN does the data export. All we know right now is that it should be sometime in the next few months. Where are we moving to? Will the URL still be boards.theforce.net? The boards will still be on boards.theforce.net, but instead of being hosted by IGN, we will be hosted on a new server on TFN. Why are we moving? What's wrong with just staying here? We have to move. IGN is telling us they can't guarantee they can keep hosting our boards much longer. They have also stopped providing us technical support. If we don't move now, we risk losing the boards forever. Will I have to re-register my username? Will I lose my posts? What about my private messages? You should not have to re-register your username and we are working to make sure that all posts and private messages will transfer over. We cannot make any guarantees, however. Are we going to lose anything in the move? We are doing everything we can to make sure nothing is lost in the move. However, we can't guarantee anything. At the very least, we hope users, posts, forums, and private messages all transfer. Just in case, [hl=lightsteelblue]DarthXan318[/hl] has created a very handy tool that will allow you to easily download and back up any thread or forum, or even your private messages. [link=http://boards.theforce.net/communications/b10006/30896115/p1/]Check it out here![/link] Why am I being told to update my private email address? How do I update it? As stated in the global announcement in the forum header, all users must make sure they have an active private email address in their profile. If you don't, you may not be able to log into your account after the move. I have been told there is a good chance that passwords will not transfer over to the new boards. If that's the case, then all users will need to have a new password emailed to them in order to log in. If you do not have a working email under "private email address" in your profile, you will not be able to reset your password. Mods and Admins will not be able to look up your password either. How to update your email address: 1. Log into your account and click on "Options" at the top of the page. 2. Click on "Change Your User Details". 3. Halfway down the page, you should see two email address fields. One is Public (this email is visible to all users who view your profile), the other is Private. You do not have to enter a Public email address. 4. Enter a working email address you can use to receive your new password after the move.