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Amph The Boards Are Moving. ON MARCH 21ST (You need an active E-mail attached to your account!!)

Discussion in 'Community' started by The2ndQuest , Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 27, 2000

    The move will happen on march 21st and conclude around April 11th.

    (Reposted from JCC:)

    A Preliminary Guide to the JCcalypse

    We're moving, wooooo!

    So we're moving?

    Yeah! Finally!

    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, 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.

    What about all these screenshots you've been showing us?

    They're no longer valid, I'm afraid. They were from our old vBulletin test board, but now we're going to be moving to Xenforo, the same software IGN used when they moved. We have no idea how the new boards are going to look when they finally go live, but don't worry: we'll survive.

    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, 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, IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you have an ACTIVE e-mail attached to your account, otherwise you will be not be able to retrieve access to your account after the move!

    Some useful Links:
    [ul][li][link=]Jedi Council Forums[/link] - The official Facebook page for technical updates on the status of the boards[/li]
    [li][link=!/JediCouncilTFN]@JediCouncilTFN[/link] - The official Twitter feed for the boards[/li]
    [li][link=]The End is Near[/link] - The thread in Comms for the move.[/li][/ul]

    If you have any questions, ask them here so we can either answer them or ask the people in the know.
  2. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 27, 2000
    Bump! The move happens March 21st and will probably conclude around April 11th.
  3. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 13, 2001

    The Boards are going to beat you, 2nd! [face_laugh]

    seriously though...

    Is there any way to test this password recovery system? As much as they've gone on about this move, it's got me super paranoid. I think I've checked my email address about 50 times since this all began.

    I'm afraid the email will get shipped to the junk folder, and I won't see it in time.
  4. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 13, 2001
    Upon Further Review...

    Well done, 2nd...I hit this thread first and totally missed your DS9 update.

    Man...I can't believe it's finally happening.

    Actually...I still think something will stall it...just the way it is.
  5. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 27, 2000
    I may just get one more update...


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