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Partial Planned Downtime Today

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by Taluntain, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Later today (Monday) I'll be moving Sorcerer's Place to a new server, which will involve a certain amount of (partial) downtime. While the site will be accessible from both the old and the new server once the move starts, downloads and the message boards will only function on the new server. So until the DNS changes propagate for you (= you start accessing the new server), you will not be able to download any files or read or post on our message boards.

    This transitional period may last from approximately 2 to 24 hours, depending on your location. You will know that you are loading the site from the new server once you are again able to download files and read/post on the message boards. I will also update this post once the move is complete.

    UPDATE: The move is now complete. If you're reading this message, you're loading the site from the new server. Welcome!

    NOTE: The old message boards WILL NOT MAKE THE TRANSITION TO THE NEW SERVER. So yes, this is the end of the road for the good old UBB. Everyone has had nearly a year of time to save any private messages (which did not carry over to the new boards) from the old boards, so I trust that those of you who did intend to do it, have done it. Those of you who still haven't, well, if you hurry up you might be able to do it before I flip the switch for good.

    Just to reassure everyone, if you haven't had the chance to grab your old private messages off the old boards until too late, and you've got any that you desperately want to save, it will still be possible to do so even after the old boards are shut off. However, as I'm not planning on setting up the old boards again unless there's actual demand or need to do so, the ability to retrieve any private messages from the old boards after the cut-off point will be a paid service, so a warning is in order.

    If anyone has any questions about this, fire away right here.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  2. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Bigger and better hardware??
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    As always. :) Any donations to help with the costs are heartily appreciated.
     
  4. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    Yay for new servers that don't suck! :D :rolling:
     
  5. Deathmage

    Deathmage Arrr! Veteran

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    I wish there was a way to grab all the PMs in one button click - I want to save them, but I'm too ashamed to face my past and read them again. :D
     
  6. Montresor

    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    Maybe it's the birthday present you've been asking for, Kitrax? :) :hbd:
     
  7. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Deathmage, the new boards have this feature, but it's not something that can be done on the old. There are detailed instructions on how to save PMs off the old boards here.
     
  8. Disciple of The Watch

    Disciple of The Watch Preparing The Coming of The New Order Veteran

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    I likely won't see it, working this night then sleeping till Monday in the evening.

    So this is the end of the good ol' UBB. I admit I miss the 'private threads'... good memories.
     
  9. Nakia

    Nakia The night is mine Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    since even I could see your notice with the screen set to 80% I wonder how many people will wonder what happened.

    None are so blind as those who do not look. :lol: I think I see more now than before because I really have to look carefully.

    Hokay, Tal, let me see what I have in PayPal. Not much but I guess every bit helps. Macaroni, beans or peanut butter and crackers again. But it is worth it. :thumb:
     
  10. hannibal555 Gems: 9/31
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    [​IMG] Hmm, that is kind of sad.
    Though I didn't contribute this much I always apreciated the massive
    help and the acumulated wisdom in the old forums.
    Just try e.g. a BG2 topic search on "paladin" in the old forums vs. the new one.
    One of the biggest information sources in the internet concerning Infinity games will be gone :/
    Aw well time has to go on...

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    good I saw this one early enough to save e.g. earl greys sorceror spell picks thread ^^.
     
  11. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] Disciple of The Watch, private threads will very likely be making a comeback, if not sooner, then in the next major version of vBulletin. However, there'll be quite a few improvements to the PM system in the next version too, which is only months away.

    hannibal555, every single post and thread from the old boards has transferred to these boards; nothing was lost. This announcement only concerns individual users' private messages, which did not transfer at all.

    So nothing will be lost. If you're not finding something here that you did on the old boards, it's likely an issue with how you search (and the fact that searching is a bit different here). If you haven't yet, try the advanced search.

    Again, EVERY PUBLIC THREAD from the old boards is also present on the new ones. Nothing has been or will be lost. If you need help finding something, just let me know.
     
  12. hannibal555 Gems: 9/31
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    A misunderstanding, then.
    Well, that is a relief :)
     
  13. Merlanni

    Merlanni ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Poor Tal, ok, just put it on the pile.
     
  14. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    The migration is now under way, so the boards will be closing shortly. See you on the other side!
     
  15. Arahar

    Arahar Hmm, it's a dwarf. Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    are we there yet?
     
  16. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    You are if you're reading this. :D
     
  17. Montresor

    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    I am, 'cause I'm reading that! :thumb:
     
  18. Nakia

    Nakia The night is mine Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Good job, Tal. Congratulations. :thumb:
     
  19. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Thanks. Though the site visitors see only a slight interruption in the availability of forums and downloads, the entire migration process in the background is monumentally time-consuming since it's not only Sorcerer's Place that's moving, but over a dozen hosted (sub)sites as well. Setting everything back up again from scratch is something that I really don't relish doing (though I've done it quite a few times already), but when it's got to be done, it's got to be done. Just in case anyone's been wondering why there's still no sign of that site update that's been in the works since forever - this server switch was unplanned so I'm a month behind on that and will only be able to get back to it now. Hopefully it won't be much longer before the site content update goes up now. Unfortunately, the fact that I'm the only one left to do all the news posting as well is only making things worse. There's simply too much to do around here for me to be able to manage everything and work on the content-side of things much at the same time.
     
  20. Corangrane Gems: 1/31
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    cool beans!
     
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