We're Moving v2.0

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    So did we move? A bit meh really.
  2. Jedi_Johnson Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 6, 2002
    star 5
    Awesome, they resurrected geocities just for the boards.
  3. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 19, 1999
    star 7
    You're calling the cutting-edge gifs of our brave new board meh?! :mad:
  4. Bri_Windstar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 27, 2002
    star 4
    The front page is truly awful. Well done!
  5. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    Just be glad the front page doesn't resemble what the boards will look like after the move :p
  6. ardavenport Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2004
    star 4
    Happy anniversary. [face_plain]

    Can we get onto the Pancakes and Waffles forum today?
  7. dm1 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 9, 2004
    star 4
    I guess we haven't moved yet... hmm... this is going to take a bit more of the Force than anticipated.

    Take whatever time you need, as long as you can get it going smoothly.
  8. epic Ex Mod / RSA

    Member Since:
    Jul 4, 1999
    star 7
    will the new place have a "like" function? we should get that.
  9. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
  10. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2005
    star 7
    We're only implementing an "ambivalent" button.
  11. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2002
    star 7
  12. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 21, 2001
    star 5
    what we really need is a "meh." button.

    Are we there yet?


    We're almost there, we're almost there, Travelodge, Travelodge....
  13. NeroDarkheart Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Apr 20, 2011
    wait so um, i just made an account today, and posted a long ass profile for an rpg, did the move already happen? i didnt read all this stuff till after I posted it, and if so whats the new website called?
  14. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Welcome to the JC!

    The move hasn't happened yet. When it does, the URL will stay the same, but the site'll be down for a week or so and look different when it's back. However, the MS will give as much warning as possible before it happens.

  15. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    Would it then trigger a massive flame war, bannings, hatred and acrimony and all that good stuff automatically?
  16. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 26, 2007
    star 6
    we will be a week without this site? oh joy...
  17. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    We don't really know how long it'll be between the old boards going down and the new ones getting up. It won't be immediate, though, because all the data has to be converted, etc. That's just an estimate.
  18. Teegirloo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2005
    star 6
    So I take it there is still no date on the move. [face_plain]
  19. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2000
    star 10
    Prince William will become King before we move.

    They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions :cool:
  20. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2003
    star 6
  21. ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jan 18, 2004
    star 5
    Why will it be down for a week? DNS takes max 48hrs to propagate, generally far less for most. If you cut off the old site, do a change-only import then point to the new server, most people should be able to access it within hours.
  22. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 12, 2002
    star 6
    Because it's not as simple as "copy database to new server" - we're moving to vBulletin which is an entirely different board system, so we'll have to basically export, reformat, and then import the data. And because nobody really uses ignboards, nobody's written conversion scripts, so we have to do that ourselves.

    It might not take the entire week if we're lucky, though.
  23. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Jun 1, 2005
    star 10
    Granted I don't know much about writting programs but it takes over a year to write a conversion program?
  24. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 12, 2002
    star 6
  25. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2000
    star 6
    At the rate we're going, it'll be Prince-(ss)in-the-future that will be King/Queen (meaning William and Kate's son or daughter) by the time we move...

    And you'll do your best to save ALL the data? I'm worried about my fanfics...I don't have current backups on this newer computer.
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