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[FAQ] We're NOT moving

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

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  1. Agent_SkywalKer

    Agent_SkywalKer Jedi Knight star 6

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    Alright then.
     
  2. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    YodaJeff posted in the thread "Why is it that spaces aren't allowed in usernames?":


    Now I got two question because of this: I have a sock, which is almost called the same as my first and main username. Only one letter is left. Will there be any problems with it?

    And how will it be handle, if someone wants to create a similiar username for himself?
     
  3. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    We're thinking everything will transfer over no matter if there's a space or not. But we won't know for sure until we move.
     
  4. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    and so.....is it just me......or what,

    these boards are becomming harder and harder to launch,
    as they become more laden with slicker/motion filled adds,
    which means.....for the past two days, I was unable to get
    most of the boards on this site with such advertising to launch,
    as compared to ...hhhmmmmm......ezboard.com...or any other site I seem to try,
    .....example, once I just gave up and read a book yesterday,
    and 10 minutes later, the page finally came up.......with the motion add of course.
    most trouble is at .....choose a board.....


    Call me paranoid, but some....."FORCE"......seems to be dragging this out,
    for it's own nefarious needs.

    oh, my computer is not state of the art, but it is not an abacus either:)

    Ed
     
  5. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    My question wasn't really about spaces, since I don't and can't use any spaces in my usernames. But about parodynames.

    Will there be problems with transfering really similiar names?

    And how will the code work to avoid parodynames?

    I would like to understand how it works. :)
     
  6. Iron_Fist

    Iron_Fist Jedi Knight star 5

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    [blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=MusicTrooper]MusicTrooper[/link] posted on 8/3/05 1:59pm

    these boards are becomming harder and harder to launch,
    as they become more laden with slicker/motion filled adds,
    which means.....for the past two days, I was unable to get
    most of the boards on this site with such advertising to launch,
    as compared to ...hhhmmmmm......ezboard.com...or any other site I seem to try,
    .....example, once I just gave up and read a book yesterday,
    and 10 minutes later, the page finally came up.......with the motion add of course.
    most trouble is at .....choose a board.....


    Call me paranoid, but some....."FORCE"......seems to be dragging this out,
    for it's own nefarious needs.

    oh, my computer is not state of the art, but it is not an abacus either:-)

    Ed
    [hr][/blockquote]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Communications/b10006/20252138/?101][tech] Slow...[/link]

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Communications/b10006/12420249/?1310][GEN] If you have a technical error, log it here[/link]

    Those two threads are specifically for tech-related board complaints.

    [blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=Skiara][b]Skiara[/b][/link] [b]posted on 8/3/05 11:17pm[/b][hr] My question wasn't really about spaces, since I don't and can't use any spaces in my usernames. But about parodynames.

    Will there be problems with transfering really similiar names?

    And how will the code work to avoid parodynames?

    I would like to understand how it works. [face_happy]
    [hr][/blockquote]

    All names should be transferred.

    I would imagine that vB would disallow spaces placed before or after a username with nothing following or preceding. I also think that the team will have checked out as many possibilities as possible to ensure parody names don't happen. :)


    I_F>
     
  7. Jedi_Liz

    Jedi_Liz Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I just hope there's fair warning once the boards are moving cause I'd really hate to be someone who is writing a new fanfic or a new literature post, for example, and then all of a sudden the database is moved and they lose their post.

    I bet IGN is waiting til November 1st. ;)
     
  8. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Maybe it's just me... but it seems like fic writers should type their post in Word first. :p
     
  9. Jedi_Liz

    Jedi_Liz Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I do - and then I copy and paste. But not all of the fanfic writers do that. :p



     
  10. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It'd be more likely that some other disturbance happens while they were typing up a reply to their fanfic - power goes out, so their computer turns off, the boards are down for another reason, etc.

    That said, yes, there most likely will be some sort of warning, because the transfer can't happen instantaneously.
     
  11. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    If we move before Super Bowl XL, I'll be impressed.
     
  12. TheForgottenJedi

    TheForgottenJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 10, 2004
    We're moving

    That is a lie. :p
     
  13. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    That said, yes, there most likely will be some sort of warning, because the transfer can't happen instantaneously.

    Unless....
     
  14. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    You never know, we could be still on TGN at this rate for the first annivesary of ROTS

    I thought we would move way before the movie came out
     
  15. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Are there anymore screenshots you guys can give us? Or will it basically be the same thing?
     
  16. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The overall look is similar to the current boards. If there's anything specific you want to see, feel free to request it.
     
  17. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    Damn. Still waiting on IGN, eh? You'd think they'd have figured that the post movie boom would have died down, and they could hand over what we're waiting for. Maybe they're waiting until after the DVD release...
     
  18. Jedi_Liz

    Jedi_Liz Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My guess is that they'll do something sidious-like and move the boards around midnight on November 1st - which is the day of the ROTS dvd release.
     
  19. Jedi_Whispers

    Jedi_Whispers Jedi Youngling star 2

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    It would probably be the perfect time to do it, if you think about it. Everybody's going to be at home watching it and not be online.
     
  20. mac-nut

    mac-nut Jedi Knight star 5

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    Just tell us when we've arrived, and that we got there ok, pu-leez. [face_praying] so we won't worry if our behinds arrived with the up fronts, too... ;)
     
  21. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I thought I remember you guys saying that the new forums weren't going to have this type of username colors...Is that true? If so, could you post/send me a screenshot? :)
     
  22. Iron_Fist

    Iron_Fist Jedi Knight star 5

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    [blockquote][link=boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=darth_nemisis]darth_nemisis[/link] posted on 8/12/05 11:39pm
    [link=http://www1.theforce.net/jc/newlook/censorshipislove.jpg]Here you go[/link]. Admins are purple. Global moderators are green. I'm not sure if they've managed to diversify the colours as of yet, but as far as I know, vBulletin only gives you a font colour per usergroup, not background colours and not individually. I think.


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  23. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ah, sometime after that screenshot the tech guys were so wonderful to put in a color changing tool


    but CRs are automatically blue that way


    I wonder if we'll create a bitter ex-mod usergroup?
     
  24. RidingMyCarousel

    RidingMyCarousel Jedi Master star 6

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    I believe Dingo coded in usercolours for those who need/deserve them.

    And actually, can I get a screenshot of how the User Profile editing / Avatar selection looks? I'm curious.
     
  25. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Thanks for the info!

    One more thing, I am assuming that the Delete post option in that screenshot is just there because it is for mods/admins...correct?
     
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