JCC [The Move] Move and Temporary Board FAQ | Move Date: March 21st

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  1. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Update: Boards will shut down for data migration on March 21st, 2012. The process is estimated to take up to 2 weeks, during which time we will be using a temporary board accessible through the normal JC URL.

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    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!


    April's Fools lolz?

    No. Shut up.


    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.


    LOLZ can iregisteer Sapaient in tha temp boardz!1?

    Not likely.


    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    They're no longer valid, I'm afraid.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, 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!? UPDATE: here's this nice FAQ.


    Will everything be alright?

    Uh, sure.


    Hug? :(

    Sure, why not?


    Some useful Links:


    If you have any questions, ask them here so we can either answer them or ask the people in the know./>
  2. Souderwan Chosen One

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

    lol
  3. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Shut up, Noundy.

    We'd actually prefer to have the actual date of the move pushed to at least late February. As you know, most of the work we did was vBulletin-related and now we're using a completely different software. So let's say extra time would be appreciated, believe it or not.
  4. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Will we finally get better banners? The reason being is that I like to walk around my house naked and I get self-conscious having GL and NP pointing and laughing at my goods.
  5. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    Until very, very recently I had no idea this was real. I thought it was some JCC meme I'd missed.
  6. Souderwan Chosen One

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  7. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    Pfft. It's not an upgrade without a salad bar. [face_talk_hand]
  8. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Noooo not my password. The JC will be ruined 4evah.
  9. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Adding another frequently asked question:



    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.

  10. Souderwan Chosen One

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    I don't think these "frequently asked questions" are frequently asked at all. I think you just anticipated what questions might be asked and labeled them FAQs. I call shennanigans. I want to see your methodology for determining if a question rises to the level of FAQ.

    I await your report.
  11. Darth Morella Chosen One

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    So it is finally happening. This is clearly a sign of the impending Apocalypse...hmm, I better call my parents.
  12. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Is Souderwan really like that, or is it just a pose?

    We're not sure. We think it might have something to do with the little known "hit your head against a torpedo until you pass out" initiation rite.

    Really?

    I sure hope so. The alternative is too horrible.

  13. Souderwan Chosen One

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    There is no such initiation! >:eek:
  14. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Will these temp boards be able to handle the high volume of 300+ posts we receive daily?
  15. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  16. duende Force Ghost

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    will you shout out "shazam!!!" when the temp boards go live?
  17. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    We may have to ban all the users with the highest port counts, to help it cope.



    Wait, ****.
  18. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Yes.
  19. tom Chosen One

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    can all banned users come back now?
  20. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  21. tom Chosen One

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    what's to stop them? (i'm scared)
  22. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    The power of love and friendship (and their IP addresses).
  23. tom Chosen One

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    i am torn between relief and disappointment. can we just let everyone back for the temp board?
  24. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Yeah, don't be a **** Dave.
  25. duende Force Ghost

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    yeah drve i mean what harm is it really going to do, huh? jeez louise.
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