Spok, WA Important Board Move Information.

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Miana Kenobi, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    Hello Pacific!

    As some of you are aware, the Jedi Council/FanForce boards will be moving to a new server due to IGN being unable to continue hosting us.

    We're hoping the board move will go smoothly, but as a just in case, now is a very good time to go back and save any and all important threads and information you may have.

    A discussion about the move can be found HERE.

    A FAQ and answers about the move can be found HERE.

    We don't know when the move will happen, but we hope it will be soon.

    Also, because of IGN shutting down some of our services, we no longer can register new accounts, recover lost passwords, and a handful of other email-related things. We apologize for the inconvenience and pray the boards will move soon to fix all this.

    Let us know if you have any questions!
  2. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    SO NOW THAT WE'RE FINALLY MOVING...
    A Preliminary Guide to the JCcalypse



    [image=http://www.lovehomegrowgarden.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/moved.gif]
    We're moving, wooooo!


    So we're moving?

    Yeah! Finally!


    For real this time?

    Yes. For real.


    What are these IGN fellows going to do?

    IGN is planning to export our forum data at some point in the coming weeks. We have not yet decided on an exact date.


    So what's exactly going to happen?

    The JC is about to undergo a major upgrade. After the move, all the current glitches like new user registrations and email notifications will finally work again.


    How will I get to this "temporary board"?

    Once the boards are officially shut down for the move, boards.theforce.net will automatically forward you to the temp board.


    How will the "temp board" work?

    The temp board will basically just be a place to hang out until the move has been completed. The temp board is going to be a brand new board - nothing from this board is going to be transferred to it, which means you will have to register a new temporary account in order to post. No threads or posts will be transferred either. After the move is completed, the temp board will be shut down.


    Do I have to register my same name?

    If you'd like. Again this is only a temporary board so, so once the regular board is back up, you go back to your regular name. Well, with our new board, you'll finally be able to register new usernames.


    How long does this conversion take? And how does it exactly work?

    IGN will be exporting all the data from this forum and converting it into a database compatible with XenForo. They will then mail us the data on a hard drive, which will then be imported into the new board set up on TFN's servers. We expect it to take somewhere between 1 to 3 weeks, depending on how long each step of the process takes to complete.


    So when will the new JC be back?

    When the move has been completed and we've had the chance to verify the import process, boards.theforce.net will automatically switch over to the new board.


    What can I expect when the new board opens?

    Your password will not be transferred, so in order to log in for the first time, you will need to initiate the password recovery and have your new password emailed to you via the email associated with your account. More in-depth details on how this process will work will be provided in the near future once we've had a chance to test out the process for ourselves.


    So should I add an e-mail address to my profile?

    Yes, and why the hell haven't you done that already!?


    Will everything be alright?

    Hope so?




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    If you have any questions, ask them here so we can either answer them or ask the people in the know.
  3. Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 6
    Just a reminder to everyone - make sure you have your e-mail address up-dated in your profile. Passwords do not transfer with the board move. If you do not have an e-mail listed you won't be able to generate a new password once the boards move and you will be locked out of your account.
  4. Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 6
  5. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    As some of you have noticed, there's still a lot of kinks and bugs that we're working out. You can report them to me or go post them in the Comms thread.

    Thanks for your patience!!
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  6. sith_master_raze Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 6, 2008
    At last! New forum looks pretty good so far... now to clear away the sawdust and cobwebs from my profile....
  7. Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 6
    Hooray for updating blank profiles! How are you doing David?
  8. sith_master_raze Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Fine aside from silent on the forums... How have you all been? I can't recall the last time I went to one of the gatherings... I only remember it was at Smudge's place....
  9. Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 6
    It has been awhile. The forums may pick up a little now that we are back on the new-old boards.