UPDATED SCHEDULED DOWNTIME - AUG 14 11PM PACIFIC / AUG 15 2AM EASTERN - SITE WILL BE SET TO ‘READ ONLY’ UNTIL NEW SITE IS UP, UPDATES POSTED HERE THROUGHOUT
As outlined in prior discussions on the new system being implemented, the goal is to turn the current site into ‘read only’ mode on Aug 15, hopefully opening the new site for live use Aug 16, or sooner if we can, or later if we cannot! I can update this thread while it is in ‘read only’ mode for more information as we go along.
When the new site is launched, we will have Zoom sessions (recorded, for those who aren’t able to attend live and ask questions) to walk through it, but for those who spent a little time on the test site, you’ll see it’s not hard to learn - it’s still a forum, after all, just a much more feature-rich and modern approach.
No, there is no new site - new site will be at this same domain/URL - we have this read-only until we’re ready to switch DNS records and the like, so when it’s live, it will be live automatically when you show up.
Also, you don’t register again - all info is being transferred
All posts, all threads, all forums, all private messages, all profiles (though we are taking out tens of thousands of those who haven’t logged on in years, get a fresh look in the new spot - they can re-register) will transfer.
UPDATED downtime - shutting down at 11pm Pacific Aug 14/2am Eastern Aug 15 - will be READ ONLY - you can read threads, search, etc, but no posting ability. I’m doing it this way so we have the slowest time of the forum to do the final data dump, then marry it with the big data dump from the initial effort. I will send out a forum-wide email, and if you have pressing needs, you can always email me, or go to our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/47565662777
I will also keep this thread updated with info, as I will be able to post, and there’s no need to transfer info about the move over to the new site afterward anyway