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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Adalia-Durron , Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 3, 2003
    All right, you've undoubtedly noticed that for the last two years, we have been discussing, on and off, the Move i.e. the migration from the boards hosted by IGN to a new website. Initially vbulletin, we're going with Xenforo. IGN have been snowed with their other million boards while doing the same, and as such various facilities have been stopped e.g. password recovery, and the access of new users.

    Or you may not have noticed, and this is the first you've heard of it, at which point I'd recommend you read this thread here, in Communications.

    The Jist

    Here's what IGN is 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.
    Here's the effect it will have: 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.
    Here's how you'll get to the temp board: Once the boards are officially shut down for the move, will automatically forward you to the temp board.
    Here's how the temp board will work: This 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.
    Here's how the conversion will work and how long we expect it to take: 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.
    Here's how the boards will go back up again: 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.
    Here's what you can 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 have your password emailed to you via the email associated with your account.

    The Buddy System

    A nifty little idea suggested by a user named s65horsey is that you find yourself a buddy for the move. Know someone who doesn't post as often as you? Then contact them, and update them when everything happens. Know someone who hasn't settled in quite yet? Ask them if they need a hand. Just want to play-out the novelty of a summer holiday/move online? Go for it.
    You're more than welcome to grab more than one moving buddy, if you're that popular.

    Or, of course, you can go solo and do it by the seat-of-your-pants. Or, join the board's Facebook page. Which works too. :p

    Questions Asked Elsewhere

    What do you need me do?

    Nothing, per se, just to keep an eye out and grab yourself a Buddy, like suggested above.


    So just so I've got this right: when the new boards (not the temp boards) come up, a new password will be automatically sent to the account I specified while I was still on these boards?

    The password will not be automatically sent. You will have to initiate the password recovery when you attempt to log in for the first time. (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.)

    Can I Help?

    If you have particular technical expertise, please, PM Grimby (the head admin) and introduce yourself. There may be something the tech guys need some help with, so any contribution you can make would be delightful.

    If you're less technically astute (you don't know how many times I've nearly deleted the entire boards (I jest (you hope))), then you could assist in backing up threads - i.e. ones y
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