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WE REALLY HOPE YOU LOVE PIZZA (and also *not* having access to the forums)

Discussion in 'Communications' started by A Chorus of Disapproval , Jun 7, 2024.

  1. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    With Xenforo upgrading to a platform which no longer supports many of our current home's features, it is time for another PIZZA RUN.

    That's right. We're moving. Again. If you were a member of our community in 2011/2012, you probably continue to suffer PTSD at the memory of how long the forums were down. Fear not! Once everything is in place and we have to flicker the On/Off switch, we are anticipating the upcoming blackout period to only be a matter of hours. Previously, it was a transfer from an entirely different base over to Xenforo (which caused the extended lag) and many of our specific features were not standard and so had to be created, written and then applied. This time, we are staying on the same platform and just "moving" everything in pretty much the same manner as those legends, George and Weezie Jefferson... moving on up.

    We are nowhere near the point of the actual transfer/upgrade and the Admins will update you as we draw nearer to the event. In the meantime, we have some immediate information that would be fruitful to disseminate to you all.
    I am working with all involved while also having the designated role of falling on swords if so required.

    Throughout the summer, leading to The Move: The Sequel, @GrandAdmiralJello will be tasked with pitilessly adjudicating forum drama so that we can focus on code and program drama.

    We are all available to answer as many questions as we are able and to provide updates. But we fully expect you will receive the majority of your answers and updates from @jcgoble3

    When we have a date in sight, we will give as much advance warning as possible, including banners in the main header. We are planning this with many of your subforums' contests, ongoing RPGs and other such scheduled activities in mind and will make the effort to not disrupt too many such temporary/special forum events.

    Again, we truly anticipate the forums only being inaccessible for a matter of hours (possibly even up to the 24-48 hr range). So, we will probably be down for 7 months.
     
  2. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Chosen One star 6

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    Hello, you have reached jcgoble3. I am currently away on vacation. Please leave a message after the beep and I will decide whether to get back to you after I get home. Thank you.
     
  3. Grimby

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

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    Apr 22, 2000
    How can you expect anyone to believe we're really moving if you don't announce it on April Fool's Day?
     
  4. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Dec 11, 2000
    Bothan Jedi's first day of being Server Admin:

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  5. Dandelo

    Dandelo SW and Film Music Interview Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Aug 25, 2014
    *complains




    about.....something*


    :p
     
  6. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It sounds like a solid plan, and it also truly sounds like it'll go quicker than the last Move.

    Having said that, though, this is basically required:

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  7. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Good. We need as much normalcy through this entire affair as possible.

    Good. We need as much normalcy through this entire affair as possible.
     
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    I can loan you swords if you need some.

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  9. Lady_Belligerent

    Lady_Belligerent Queen of the RPF, SWC, C&P, and Pancakes & Waffles star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  10. Grimby

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

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    Apr 22, 2000
    Oh, well in that case...
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  11. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Good. We need as much normalcy through this entire affair as possible.
     
  12. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Helpful visual of our future pizza run:

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  13. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It's also a fine promise of the software upgrade. The original "Sorry! The Admins are on a pizza run!" image which tormented people hoping to log on for months on end was a flat image. Now we have the capability to demolish the hopes and dreams of people wanting to post on an absent website with cutting edge animated gifs.
     
  14. Jedi Bluth

    Jedi Bluth Shelf of Shame Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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  15. Happy Sando

    Happy Sando Jedi Master star 4

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    [​IMG]

    Although it really does seem like, as far as the staff are concerned, it's more a case of...

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    ...so here's hoping everything goes smoothly! :)
     
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  16. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This is why I never come in to this forum!! [face_nail_biting][face_nail_biting][face_nail_biting]
     
  17. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU/Costume/Props/EUC Mod. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Jun 3, 2003
    Knows that as she is in the future, she will know before everyone else.....


    Well, that was such poor planning by you guys, the most computer ignorant person around gets this all first...........

    I will spread panic and hysteria.......... It's my prime purpose in all this....
     
  18. adaml83

    adaml83 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Dec 8, 2004
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  19. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU/Costume/Props/EUC Mod. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Already working on it @adaml83 - someone pointed me in the right direction :p
     
  20. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Aug 16, 2002
    Finally I will be able to embed x.com posts.
     
  21. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    Ya’ll really ****ed this up by not titling this “The Move 2: Electric Boogaloo” I will not forgive you.

    honestly. When I heard about the second move in the other thread I didn’t even know if it was a joke I didn’t understand. Glad I can finally experience a move as I was to late to the last one.

    knowing me I will probably not even log on the day the move will happen and miss all the fun of not remembering why I can’t reach the site.
     
  22. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    At the back of my mind is always the fear, "What if it doesn't work and I NEVER SEE THEM AGAAAAAIN???!!!!"
     
  23. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Loving Tyrant of SWTV, Lit, & Collecting star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Oct 16, 2008
    Nah this won't be like The Move™. This is more of a Shift. It'll still require tons of work and will render the boards unusable, but The Move™ took a literal half year, this will take half a day. So you still won't get to experience the nigh-unending heartbreak and torment we suffered through during The Move™, and thus won't procure cherished memories like the ones we have from back then. nanna nanna boo boo
     
  24. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 2, 2000
    I'm afraid I am going to have to demand that someone fall on a flail just because I've never seen that before and it sounds like it would be hilarious.
     
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  25. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    The flail frightens me. Sometimes I pick it up, swing it back and forth gently, think how much it could hurt me if I swung it hard, and I put it back down.

    I remember swinging it hard once, for a school educational demo. They offered me a watermelon to hit. It was spectacular. Dynamite couldn't have made it explode any better.