JCC This is it...

Discussion in 'Community' started by Grimby, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Apr 22, 2000
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    Who knows. :p

    zac, you still have a good 12-18 hours before the switch happens.
  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    He'll lose his password.
  3. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    You should Rick Roll Amph again, and when you get the "WTF?" PM, you can inform him. :p


    DO IT

    Use the one with the music, too.
  4. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    Jun 3, 2005
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    I am posting out of some moribund sense of obligation...or something.

    Oh. TJCCINAGAIUTB.
  5. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Jul 13, 2008
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    Eh, TJCCWPNGTBWAYAWIN.
  6. The_JC_Pallbearer Jedi Padawan

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    Nov 1, 2008
    Step into the light. All are welcome.
  7. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    May 4, 2003
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    So wait, how does this even work? Does the whole site just shut down at midnight board time? Eastern standard (US)? Something else?

    Do the new (temporary) boards open up immediately? Next week?

    What is going on.
  8. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
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  9. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    Jan 19, 2002
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    Yeah, about mid-morning board time, the boards will be pointed to the new server. People will get the message about the temp board probably at different times.
  10. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Hot damn, something I can explain!

    So the temp boards are actually already up. That's how DAVEEEEEEED and Kate are able to pre-register folks at their request.

    What's going to happen is that, sometime tomorrow morning, the DNS is going to be redirected to point at our already prepared "The Boards are down but the temp boards are at this location" screen. During this time the boards proper will stay up, to accomodate the fact that it can take up to 24 hours for your ISP to see the DNS switch - some folks will still be seeing the boards proper as late as Thursday morning.

    After that 24 hour period, the boards will be taken down and the transfer will begin. During that time we'll be farting around on the temp boards. Eventually the boards proper will be back up, MS will take a bit of time to make sure everything's good to go, and the DNS will be redirected AGAIN to point BACK to the boards proper, which will be in shiny new Xenforo form.

    The entire process could take anywhere from 1-2 weeks.
  11. dp4m Chosen One

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    Nov 8, 2001
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  12. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
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    Anyone want to place bets on how long we'll be at the temp board?

    I'm saying seven months. :p
  13. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Based on our statistical precedent... two years.
  14. Maulfly Moderator Emeritus

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    Oct 23, 2001
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    How about 2 years and 7 months?
  15. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Apr 27, 2005
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    Until December 21, 2012.[face_skull]
  16. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
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    Yeah, that joke never gets old. [face_tired]
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Sorry Harps, didn't notice you'd already started a guessing game on the date the new boards will arrive. :(
  18. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Dec 21, 2005
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    like
  19. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
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  20. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Mar 4, 2011
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    I was lurking on the boards back when users had "Padawan," "Jedi Knight" and "Jedi Master" under their user names in order to indicate seniority. I have no idea who the host was then or how long the move took. All you pessimists are making me nervous though. :p

    I do wonder if the new hosts make pizza runs when the boards are down. If they're cooler, they'll make latte runs instead...
  21. DantheJedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2009
    star 5
    In the event that happens, I'll take a Meat Lover's Pizza with stuffed crust.
  22. AmiraMalicious Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 5, 2011
    I never got my spaghettiOs
  23. Jedi_Johnson Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 6, 2002
    star 5
    Long live the forceboat parté.

    And RIP Tobias Bandit. @};- [face_flag]
  24. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Nov 28, 2000
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    It was UBB, and it was apparently awful. Or at least, that's what everybody complained about around the time I registered.
  25. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 14, 2002
    star 5
    So, links between pages. Went into the profile of a player today, and found s link to a game I was in, back in 2005, the Stormtrooper Academy.

    Intra-board links, I expect, a lot of those that we have put into posts and profiles are going to be a nightmare...

    I love reading my old stuff, seeing what I was like back then, but finding it now, as we are facing the Final Jump? Its like three days ago, I found out for the first time, that I could put a picture into a PM!

    The irony.