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  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

We're Moving v2.0

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

  1. mujapple-juicey

    mujapple-juicey Jedi Master star 4

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    I almost wish I could change my username... silly mispelling...
     
  2. Charn

    Charn Jedi Master star 8

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    There will most likely be a gap in between, but as of now we don't know how long that is going to be. It could be a couple of days or even a week or two

    oh right!

    cheers Grimby :cool:
     
  3. The_Chim

    The_Chim Jedi Master star 6

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    Grimby in 11 words or less summarize your entire OP.

    kthnx
     
  4. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Read the OP.

    There, I did it in 3. ;)
     
  5. Earwen_Lightrider

    Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ditto! :p

    This is exciting. I remember testing the boards back when there was a talk of the move in 05 or 06.
     
  6. The_Chim

    The_Chim Jedi Master star 6

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    So the thread's topic is about reading the OP? I call shenanigans! Also you are terrible at summarizing.
     
  7. Charn

    Charn Jedi Master star 8

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    I read it,

    lack of sleep makes you forget things 8-}
     
  8. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    IGN pulling plug. Moving to vBulletin. Probable downtime. Cross your fingers.
     
  9. MandalorianDuchess

    MandalorianDuchess Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Feb 16, 2010
    That is exactly what witnesses to the Hindenburg disaster said...
     
  10. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/1362599_02bcdea730.jpg">
     
  11. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As long as it goes better than the UBB - SnowBoard move, I'm sure things will be fine.

    Although, it is amusing to read some of the old threads that collided in cyberspace.
     
  12. Yodasbadgirl1

    Yodasbadgirl1 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Mar 30, 2009
    So is it the same web address or different I don't get it, Does it mean that we all have to change our icons and our details and stuff. I don't get it:(
     
  13. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So, moving from crappy IGN to awesome vBulletin?

    All I have to say is, it's about time! :D
     
  14. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    indeed. vBulletin >>>>>>>>>>>> IGN

    this is good news.
     
  15. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    This would be like if you had your own website (let's call it YodasBadGirl.com), and had it hosted on Geocities. One day, Geocities comes along and says, "Hey, YodasBadGirl1, didn't you hear? We closed our service down six months ago!" You then had to find another host to move your site to, so you chose Google Sites. You moved your site there (while still keeping the URL as YodasBadGirl.com), but because the web interface wasn't the same, your web pages looked a little different even though your content was exactly the same.

    After the boards move, the URL will still be boards.theforce.net. You should still be able to log into your same account(s), view the same boards, and read the same posts. But the overall look of the site might be slightly different.
     
  16. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Still don't believe you're moving. Sorry.
     
  17. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We'll just leave you behind, then. :p
     
  18. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    April Fools is over dp. This isn't a joke.
     
  19. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Forgive me if I seem a bit ignorant, but I was looking at [link=http://www.vbulletin.com/index.php?do=features]vBulletin features[/link], and I wondered are we going to have the cheaper package or the more expensive package? :p

    edit: I just saw this under the "Posts" part of Features- User Reputation.

    off/on?

    oooh and what about Post Rating?

    on/off?

    Custom Avatars?

    on/off?
     
  20. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I guess I'll save all the threads I have in my bookmarks, plus some others. Just in case.


    And damn you guys for announcing on April Fool's.
     
  21. Yodasbadgirl1

    Yodasbadgirl1 Jedi Knight star 5

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    O.k thanks for clearing that up for me so what's everyone stressing about, is it because it maybe off for a couple of days or a couple of weeks. Is that it? or is it because we lose whatever work we have done?
     
  22. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Dec 11, 2000
    God help us all if this is turned on.

    Also, will the search function work? :p
     
  23. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    The only thing the "more expensive package" offers over the regular forum is a full content management system with blogs and site articles. We don't need any of that stuff, so no, we will just be using the regular forum software.

    There are a lot of features vBulletin offers that IGN doesn't, like user reputation, thread ratings, user-uploaded icons, etc. We're not planning on turning any of those on right away. Our primary goal is to just complete the transition and get the boards to look and feel about the same as before. After that, we'll start looking into turning on new features.

    Edit: Search will work. We'll either use the internal search feature, or integrate Google searching depending on server load.
     
  24. Jaden1138

    Jaden1138 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Feb 2, 2009
    I think people are stressing because of all the work involved in this move. The Mods and Admins have all the work to do and then they have to adjust to the new system, decide what features are appropriate for this site that are not available here now, worry about things going badly, and then put up with the aftermath of people learning the new system. And we, the little people (LOL) have to learn the new system. It will be like Welcome New Users all over again, except for everyone.
     
  25. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Feb 15, 2004
    Oh boy.

    Comms is gonna be fun again.