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[FAQ] We're NOT moving

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Raven, Jan 17, 2005.

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  1. ObiDeeKenobi

    ObiDeeKenobi Jedi Master star 1

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    It's shame that the Mods won't allow personal icons - the main Doctor Who fandom forums at http://gallifreyone.com allows them in addition to Doctor Who icons and for the most part the forum users have pretty innocuous personal icons and the site owner Shaun Lyon has bee pretty swift in terminating those account with offensive icons and behaviour. Allowing personal icons here might be worth looking into - if only as an experiment

    ObiDee
     
  2. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No.

    Eww, no, it isn't. If someone wants a specific Star Wars related icon, they can request it in the icon thread. If it's good enough, it will be voted in and uploaded. There really is no need for non-Star Wars related icons here.
     
  3. Ludo_Kressh

    Ludo_Kressh Jedi Knight star 5

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    I know this might be a stupid question, but...if this guy's contract ran out in march, I'm wondering if anyone that joined the forums after march wouldn't transfer over to the new place?
     
  4. Jedi_Whispers

    Jedi_Whispers Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I'm sure they would transfer simply because they are part of the community now. I don't think our mods would let anyone get lost in the move intentionally.
     
  5. Iron_Fist

    Iron_Fist Jedi Knight star 5

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    The main Doctor Who fandom forums at http://gallifreyone.com allows them in addition to Doctor Who icons and for the most part the forum users have pretty innocuous personal icons and the site owner Shaun Lyon has bee pretty swift in terminating those account with offensive icons and behaviour. Allowing personal icons here might be worth looking into - if only as an experiment

    You see, those boards have just over 1,300,000 messages posted total. The JC has over 19 million posts total and averages something like 15,000 per day - we overhaul their complete post total every 12 weeks. With a site this big, having personal icons for all gets very messy, very fast - there's far too many users to moderate personal icons successfully. Besides, Star Wars arguably covers a far wider scope that Dr Who (in regard to icon material), and we have plenty of decent choice. And if you don't like the icons, don't use any. Easy.


    I know this might be a stupid question, but...if this guy's contract ran out in march, I'm wondering if anyone that joined the forums after march wouldn't transfer over to the new place?

    Everything will be transferred over - I imagine new user registration would be disabled for a period of time while the transition takes place, so that nothing gets deleted. The contract may have run out in March, but to move we need specific tools from IGN that they haven't given us. More the better for us and more the worse for them.


    I_F
     
  6. Axle-Starweilder

    Axle-Starweilder Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    so are we still moving anywhere?
     
  7. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We hope so - just as soon as IGN gives us the tools we need! :)
     
  8. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Don't we have enough tools as it is?
     
  9. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    From my understanding we have yet to secure the database tools needed to make the switch. I could be wrong though.
     
  10. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh] gabe!

    I think we do. ;)
     
  11. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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  12. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The population of tools never goes anywhere but up!
     
  13. mac-nut

    mac-nut Jedi Knight star 5

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    If we're not there yet, that only means one thing................. we're treading water, still... [face_thinking] :rolleyes: [face_whistling]
     
  14. GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN

    GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN Jedi Master star 5

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    Are we there yet?
     
  15. JediPriestess

    JediPriestess Jedi Master star 4

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    WOW I was literally offline for 2 full months and Im glad I didnt have to go looking for this place. Now that Im back we can move now. ;)
     
  16. Le_Sammler

    Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I don't want to read through a massive 700+ posts... can someone please summerize why the JC is moving, what type of message board software will be used, what the features will be, etc...?!

    Thanks!
     
  17. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think the above post is a prime example as to why this thread should be locked and a new, locked announcement should be made until anything further develops.



    Le_Sammler: Just read the first post.
     
  18. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's a shame that you can't even be bothered to read the first post, which clearly summarizes everything you need to know.
     
  19. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    As mentioned above, the first post outlines everything. Please read it.
     
  20. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Yes, but someone really really needs to update some of it. Such as:

    This will be done within weeks rather than months, well before the release date for Revenge of the Sith.
     
  21. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Agreed. I just wish they could come up with an expected move date now.
     
  22. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Er, Bib, read the other posts on this page. :p Everyone's saying they don't know when it will happen, and they aren't the ones you need to harass if you want things to happen faster.
     
  23. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Actually we're not moving. This was one helluva massive joke. We decided to do the April Fools day thing a few months early cause we knew AFD would suck. Possibly a lot.
     
  24. Agent_SkywalKer

    Agent_SkywalKer Jedi Knight star 6

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    What will happen to socks people have registered that have 0 posts? Are they going to be transferred over too? It really annoyed me before I registered to type in a username, look it up later, and find out that it was never used.
     
  25. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "Every user" includes "every username".
     
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