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07/23/2019 Extended Maintenance & New Forums

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There will be extended maintenance tomorrow (2019-07-23) beginning at some point during our usual window (1200-1400 UTC; 0800 Eastern US time) and lasting for several hours.

 

We will be performing OS updates and other necessary system maintenance.

 

During this time we will also be transitioning to our new forums. When our maintenance window begins, the current forums will be frozen for a few minutes while they are transitioned into a read-only (read: non-persistent) mode and the database migration will be started. During the maintenance, the current forum will remain available and you will be able to post, but registrations (both forum & game) will be closed and new posts during this time will not persist on the new forum. Once maintenance is nearly concluded and the site has been tested, we will fully transition over to the new forums.

 

Thank you for continuing to support us; we hope that everyone enjoys the new forums!

 

- The Homecoming Team

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Will you be transitioning over all the old posts to the new forums?

 

Is there any user information or post information that will not be ported to the new forums?


"The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth." - Niels Bohr

 

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Posts and accounts should be fine, barring a massive catastrophe. I cannot make any promises at this time about anything else (though I am trying to obtain clarity there!), so save any PMs that you're really attached to.

 

EDIT: PMs should also carry over.

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Any chance this will fix the whole "show new replies to your posts" error?

 

We're moving away from SMF entirely (to Invision), so yes.

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The "new content" page is buggy (it shows new posts, but it links to the first post instead of the new one - edit: nope, that was me clicking on the wrong thing; found the right link now), and the Account Management page seems to be gone.

I'm not sue I like the format, either. HUGE icons, tiny text, a lot of empty space.  Gonna go mess with settings to see if I can fix any of that.

(And, of course, all my bookmarks are now invalid.  I had the New Posts page bookmarked instead of the front page)

I mean, I'll get used to it, I'm sure, but overall it's not much of an actual improvement on this end.

Edited by Williwaw

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I like it. I'm just sad it put a border around your profile icon when I designed mine with transparency in order to blend into whatever the background is. I guess that's a sign I should update it.

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Love the new look, very crisp, easy to read.


"If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity." - William E. Vaughn

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Posted (edited)
22 minutes ago, Rhaethe said:

Am I blind, or are all the Archetype forums now missing?  :)

 

~C

Hmm.  Not blind.  Just did a fairly decent advanced search for some threads that were on those forums, and was not able to find them.

~C

 

Edited to add ... and now they appear.   I see what you are doing NEMESIS!  >..<

 

~C

Edited by Rhaethe

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10 minutes ago, Rhaethe said:

Hmm.  Not blind.  Just did a fairly decent advanced search for some threads that were on those forums, and was not able to find them.

~C

 

Edited to add ... and now they appear.   I see what you are doing NEMESIS!  >..<

 

~C

 

Sorry about that, missed a permission!

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Just now, Cipher said:

 

Sorry about that, missed a permission!

All good!  I have had to do a migration to IPB before myself and rebuilding permission sets/groups is always fun😉

Blame it on Nemesis 😄

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1 minute ago, Novacat said:

Ah, you've redecorated! I don't like it.

What would you like to see changed?

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28 minutes ago, EggKookoo said:

I like it. I'm just sad it put a border around your profile icon when I designed mine with transparency in order to blend into whatever the background is. I guess that's a sign I should update it.

We can certainly fix that 🙂

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Well while I did like the old style, it's an old Dr.Who reference.

Could use without all the notifications though, guessing I'll be able to turn those off in the options.

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Not a big fan of the new look, but at least it's better than the old one. The old one is plainly boring.

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Posted (edited)

Oh, I found something I definitely don't like: ... can you not edit after a certain period of time?  I can't edit the post I made a half-hour ago.

Anyway, in regard to one of the comments in that post - the "Game Account" link at the top of the forum works, but the "Game Account Creation & Manag..." link does not lead anywhere.

... and, yeah, my icon was definitely not made to be viewed at this size.  I'll have to find a new one.

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16 minutes ago, Williwaw said:

Oh, I found something I definitely don't like: ... can you not edit after a certain period of time?  I can't edit the post I made a half-hour ago.

Anyway, in regard to one of the comments in that post - the "Game Account" link at the top of the forum works, but the "Game Account Creation & Manag..." link does not lead anywhere.

... and, yeah, my icon was definitely not made to be viewed at this size.  I'll have to find a new one.

 

I'm still adjusting some stuff, that link will be fixed in just a moment.

 

You should now be able to edit your posts at any time.

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28 minutes ago, Cipher said:

We can certainly fix that 🙂

I appreciate that but don't do it just for me. Like some others, mine wasn't made to be seen at this size. It's actually my old one from the live forums. It's probably time for a refresh.

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35 minutes ago, Cipher said:

What would you like to see changed?

The font size for the page seems a bit tiny, leaving lots of empty space (and me squinting).  Otherwise I like it.

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Posted (edited)
12 minutes ago, Cipher said:

I'm still adjusting some stuff, that link will be fixed in just a moment.

You should now be able to edit your posts at any time.

Ah, thank you.

One other thing, though... is there a way to see which topics I've posted in when looking at the New Content link?  The old forums marked the topics I'd posted in with a smiley face, and I don't see any difference in icons here.

Edit: And also:

2 minutes ago, Clave Dark 5 said:

The font size for the page seems a bit tiny, leaving lots of empty space (and me squinting).  Otherwise I like it.

This.  The font size is tiny, the icons are huge (which stretches the size of posts even when there's barely anything written in the post), and there's a lot of blank space around.

... sorry, I hope I'm not being pedantic, but the forums are ever-so-slightly harder to read and harder to use in a few different ways.

Edited by Williwaw
ONE MORE THING! JACKEEEEEEEEE!

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Williwaw said:

I'm not sue I like the format, either. HUGE icons, tiny text, a lot of empty space.  Gonna go mess with settings to see if I can fix any of that.

I will echo this.  On desktop at least, a LOT of wasted space, very inefficient display, and requires a lot of scrolling to read very little content.

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