Moving the forums

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Moving the forums

Postby Saxon » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:04 pm

Hey everyone,

Just letting you know that the company which runs the server for the forum is shutting down, and so I need to move the forum to a new server.

While doing this I need to temporarily put the forum into read-only mode (so that I don't lose any posts during the changeover).

Hopefully this won't take too long, and it'll be back up and running again soon.

cya,
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Re: Moving the forums

Postby Saxon » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:09 pm

Hi all,

The forum move is complete now.

Looks like it's working okay. Let me know if you notice any issues!

cya,
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Re: Moving the forums

Postby tyrud » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:05 pm

So far all is good to go. Will report anything as if I encounter it.
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Re: Moving the forums

Postby coinsruledude » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:16 pm

Everything looks fine to me now.
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Re: Moving the forums

Postby TheTeddyguy » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:01 am

Thank you for not just letting them die lol, major brown pants moment for us.
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Re: Moving the forums

Postby TheTeddyguy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:34 pm

Moving the forums seems to have spurred a LOT of new accounts, lol.
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Re: Moving the forums

Postby Saxon » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:49 am

TheTeddyguy wrote:Moving the forums seems to have spurred a LOT of new accounts, lol.


Yeah, they're all spam accounts :(

It looks like the old place I had the forum had its own built-in spam protection, but the new place doesn't.

There's a spam blocker I can install, but it requires me to upgrade the forum to the latest version. However the theme which the forum is currently using doesn't work on the latest version. So Ill probably have to switch to a new theme, and then customize it to look more-or-less like this one again. Fun fun :)

So, you may notice some weirdness over the next few days while I mess around with this stuff...

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Re: Moving the forums

Postby TheTeddyguy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:54 am

If there's any possibility, I think all of us still active here would like the forums to look more like the old ones in color and whatnot if possible. But regardless thanks Saxon.
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Re: Moving the forums

Postby Saxon » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:24 pm

TheTeddyguy wrote:If there's any possibility, I think all of us still active here would like the forums to look more like the old ones in color and whatnot if possible. But regardless thanks Saxon.


The forum is now upgraded to the latest version - no doubt you've noticed the completely different style :)

I've made a few modifications to the default style to make it a bit similar to the old-old pronight style that the forum used back in ye olde days (pre-2012), based on the screenshot I took of it here: http://www.binaryspacegames.com/2012/12 ... eak-forum/

There are probably a few more tweaks I can make, but this is an okay starting point :)

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Re: Moving the forums

Postby TheTeddyguy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:42 pm

Big thumbs up from me, thanks Saxon!
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