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The End is Near - (IT IS TIME!!!)

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby , Oct 12, 2011.

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  1. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [face_laugh]=D=[face_dancing] We need a like button for this post.
     
  2. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It might.
     
  3. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    Enough with the Star Trek quotes people
     
  4. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [face_not_talking][face_shame_on_you]
     
  5. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    I want to second this, and state that this also my guess.

    Keeping in mind that the New Year begins on January 1st, 2013.
     
  6. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So it's January; any word on when IGN is doing The Move?
     
  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Not yet as far as I know. I have been keeping an eye on both their old and new boards and haven't seen any announcements yet. I do know the IGN staff were off from Dec 23 for Christmas as there was a post by one of the mods saying that. I assume they are back to work as of this past Tuesday but I don't have any confirmation.
     
  8. Darth_Gamek

    Darth_Gamek Jedi Knight star 6

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    WE SHOULD TAKE THE JCF...





    ...AND PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!

    :p
     
  9. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    i know i'm a little late to this party, but here's my two cents.

    i say if IGN is willing to do a data conversion why are we going to convert it AGAIN, which was one of the major hangups in the first place? for one thing, there could be data corruption during the conversion (unless i'm very much misunderstanding things), so why would we want to risk that again with a file this size. and why would we want to add to the downtime of the site?

    i realize there has been a lot of work down on vbulletin, but why don't we see what of that work can be converted to xenoforo instead of trying to force things to fit into vbulletin? just seems like not going with xenoforo is asking for more trouble. so what if it takes a little while to get things back to the feel/look that we're used to? at least we'll still be able to use the forums while that's being done.
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    We've been discussing Xenforo vs VBulletin in MS. Right now we are waiting for Philip Wise and his crew to set up a test Xenforo site. We can't do much without that. Grimby and I had a brief play with things on a demo system Xenforo offers but the demo boards only last 3 days.
     
  11. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Isn't there a way you can contact them directly and ask?

    I realize they're not supporting us any more, but surely answering questions from the admins of a board they're hosting falls under "basic communication" and not "support", especially if the question is "when can we get ourselves off your hands?". It's ridiculous that we're depending on publicly-available information from their boards.
     
  12. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    The game hosts prj1 and JediMaster1511 are mods at a forums site called Forcelight. Could the JCF be moved there, if their tech guys agree to help/convert? I've used their boards and they're easy and best of all, you get e-mail alerts etc. when stuff happens. [face_thinking]

     
  13. Humble_Jedi

    Humble_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm ready for the move.

    Punch it, Chewie!
     
  14. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Leia: No light-speed?
    Han: It's not my fault!

    :p
     
  15. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Leia: Yeah, flyboy, keep telling yourself that. o_O :rolleyes:

     
  16. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    That would not be possible, for many reasons. The main reason being that we do not currently control the data that comprises these forums or the servers they are hosted on. IGN does, and we are pretty much at their mercy until the move has been completed. Don't worry though, the boards we are moving to have many awesome new features that make for better usability.
     
  17. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I just hope that the new forum won't be as overcrowded with shiny new features as it is at most forums I've seen so far. I still love the clear and good structure of this forum as well as its easy handling.
     
  18. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bah I am the exact oppisite. Bring on the bells and whistles. I want to be able to use Tap a Talk on my iPhone.
     
  19. Teegirloo

    Teegirloo Jedi Master star 6

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    So the End is not so Near.
     
  20. ardavenport

    ardavenport Jedi Master star 4

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    That depends on what your definition of 'near' is.
     
  21. Humble_Jedi

    Humble_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, I can tell you 'SOON' turned out to be not quite so soon.
     
  22. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    That depends on what your definition of "quite" is.
     
  23. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Back in the beginning of this thread, the below was stated...
    So since that timeframe was regarding the IGN boards, isn't that schedule actually still pretty applicable?
     
  24. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Lately, the IGN staff has been telling their forum users to start seeing boards moving to the new system this month. I can only hope that means we'll be up shortly after.
     
  25. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    That depends on what your definition of "shortly" is. :p
     
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