THE MOVE - Coming March 21st to a JC near you

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    OK everyone, buckle up because this is it. On Wednesday, March 21st, 2012, IGN will be shutting the boards down to begin the data migration. The morning of the 21st, a DNS change will be initiated which will point boards.theforce.net to our new server. It may take anywhere from 8-24 hours for you to see the change, depending on your location and ISP.

    The Gist:
    When: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
    What: The Move&trade; will officially begin.
    Where: Everything will remain right here on boards.theforce.net. When the move begins, this site will display a message indicating what is happening and there will be a link to our temporary forum.
    How: IGN will be exporting all data from the boards, converting it into a database compatible with the Xenforo forum system, and sending it to us to import into our new boards. This process will take around 2 weeks to complete. During that time, you will NOT be able to access the boards, your account, or any of your private messages. A temporary forum will be set up, however this forum will not have any posts, users, or private messages from the old board.


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  2. Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost

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    Damn....and so close to April 1st. :(
  3. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Jack is happy about this news.


    Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed.
  4. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Lies.
  5. jcgoble3 Jedi Master

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    Should that read "you will NOT be able to access the boards," etc.?
  6. Grimby Technical Consultant

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  7. darthhelinith Jedi Master

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    Darn it, I was a month out in my guess.
  8. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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  9. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    The first day of Spring... Spring. Rejuvenation. Rebirth. Everything's blooming. All that crap.

    Amazing.
  10. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    It's also my birthday. Better get me something nice...
  11. EHT New Films Manager

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    We have a moving date! Good news. =D=
  12. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    Congrats you get a move for your day of birth? Maybe some Cake? :p
  13. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    So the new boards will open up the same week the Dodgers will have their 1st home stand of the 2012 season. Damn, what a week that will be.:cool:


    Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed.
  14. Darth McClain Manager Emeritus

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    Glad that Jack approves. :p


    Heh, nice set of coincidences there.
  15. JediMaster_Jen Jedi Master

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    It's all good if Jack approves. :)
  16. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    He's even got a treat because of this good news.


    [image=http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p530/AWT32/CAKEII.png]

    There should enough for every one to get at least one slice. :p


    Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed.
  17. CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master

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    [image=http://www.jack-nicholson.info/images/news/158.gif]
  18. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    Dibs on the corner office.
  19. Ghost Force Ghost

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    So what will the new boards look like?

    What will be different? (Besides hopefully fixing all the glitches and slowness)
  20. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Is the temp board going to be Xenforo? That way we can get used to using the new boards?
  21. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Ghost: this is the standard XenForo look. We've been tinkering with it, as it's vastly customizable, but don't expect it to be an exact copy of our current look. For now.

    Rox: yes, we're going to be using the Xenforo software for the temp boards.
  22. Humble_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Damn, that looks horrible. >.>

    March 21st eh?

    Not buying it. [face_not_talking]
  23. Champion of the Force Jedi Master

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    Quick clarification - does this mean we'll have to re-register on the temporary boards if we wish to post there?
  24. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    The new boards ought to be an exact aesthetic copy (or as much as it's possible) of what we currently have.


    Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed.
  25. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Yes, you will.
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