NEWS/URGENT -- Impending Board Move

POSTED: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:32 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-'Souls Assemblage+Oct 23 2012, 07:02 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE ('Souls Assemblage @ Oct 23 2012, 07:02 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Okay, update/clarification!</span>

We've gotten a lot of questions about reposting stuff/post counts and how count-dependent requests are going to be handled, and we have now decided that only new posts are to be made on the new board, so as to avoid any posts being counted twice.

This means that threads that are unfinished at the time of the move should be continued on the new board with a link to the original thread on the old/archived board.

For example, Wolf and Coyote have a thread on and old board and it is not finished yet. It is Coyote's turn. Coyote will post his reply as a new thread on the new board and at the beginning of the post will be a link to the original thread on the old board. This way, no posts are mirrored, no posts are counted twice, but there is still something connecting the original and new threads, as inelegant as it might be.

Sorry for the confusion and inconvenience, but thanks for your cooperation and understanding! [/quote]
Just wanting to clarify some things. From now on, we shouldn't make any IC posts until the new board is set up? And we can just link to the old thread on the new new board?

Also, will there be a thread to ask about features that we would like or at least a list of features you guys are planning on using? (totally wants subaccounts with an OOC account :D)

POSTED: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:54 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Ayasha+Oct 23 2012, 02:32 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Ayasha @ Oct 23 2012, 02:32 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> Just wanting to clarify some things. From now on, we shouldn't make any IC posts until the new board is set up? And we can just link to the old thread on the new new board? [/quote]
It's your decision whether or not to keep posting up until the actual board change. When this board gets archived is the only time you wouldn't be able to post. ^^ For instance, I'm gonna try to keep replying to threads when I find the time since there's no point in not. :O

And yes, you just link to the old thread from the new board. Posts would be like this:

<!--QuoteBegin-OLD BOARD+--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (OLD BOARD)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Wolf posts.

Coyote replies.

Wolf replies.[/quote]

aaand

<!--QuoteBegin-NEW BOARD+--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (NEW BOARD)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Wolf replies with a link to OLD BOARD THREAD in the post.

Coyote replies.

Et cetera![/quote]

POSTED: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:34 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Vesper+Oct 23 2012, 02:54 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Vesper @ Oct 23 2012, 02:54 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> <!--QuoteBegin-Ayasha+Oct 23 2012, 02:32 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Ayasha @ Oct 23 2012, 02:32 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> Just wanting to clarify some things. From now on, we shouldn't make any IC posts until the new board is set up? And we can just link to the old thread on the new new board? [/quote]
It's your decision whether or not to keep posting up until the actual board change. When this board gets archived is the only time you wouldn't be able to post. ^^ For instance, I'm gonna try to keep replying to threads when I find the time since there's no point in not. :O

And yes, you just link to the old thread from the new board. Posts would be like this:

<!--QuoteBegin-OLD BOARD+--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (OLD BOARD)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Wolf posts.

Coyote replies.

Wolf replies.[/quote]

aaand

<!--QuoteBegin-NEW BOARD+--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (NEW BOARD)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Wolf replies with a link to OLD BOARD THREAD in the post.

Coyote replies.

Et cetera![/quote] [/quote]
Raze is right on the first part - however, rather than wolf replying, coyote would reply with a link to the old thread at the top, since it's his turn to reply. ^^ So;

Wolf replies

Coyote replies

Wolf replies


Coyote makes new topic in the new board and puts a link to the old thread at top, and includes his reply to Wolf

Wolf replies

Coyote Replies

etc.


^^"

POSTED: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:44 pm

So its up to us if we want do posting now or pause and wait? OK :D

POSTED: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:53 pm

That is the gist c:

POSTED: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:07 pm

;__; Argh that's what I meant but I didn't look to see whose turn it was to reply. *cries in shame*

POSTED: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:54 pm

I have seen many people writing out their post logs in their wiki, I have a question on.... will the link address to the topics be the same when the new board comes or will it be overwritten since it's going to be on the same site?

POSTED: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:06 pm

[s]The wiki code [[SoulsThread:#]] automatically links to whatever thread the numbers come from, even when they are archived. I believe someone mentioned this, but whenever the new board is made, the code for threads coming from that site would be something entirely different, like maybe something like [[NewSoulsThread:#]] or something along those lines. 8D[/s]

Edit: Just gonna copy and paste what the SA said in a different thread. xD;
Updating broken links to the archived board should just be a find/replace job. For example, threads currently at soulsrpg.com/ipb/index.php?viewtopic.php?t=32309 will be moved to something like domain.com/archive/index.php?viewtopic.php?t=32309 so the important part -- the thread number -- will be preserved and you just gotta swap "soulsrpg.com/forum" for "domain.com/archive" or whatever that latter bit ends up being.

There's a good chance we'll be able to auto-update any wiki links that are using the shortcodes we've made, like [[SoulsProfile:7|Text]]. We'd just create a new shortcode for the new board, so idk, like [[NewProfile:7|Text]]. We'll seeeee.

POSTED: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:13 pm

thanks aly! shaw aparently doesn't read everything :X

POSTED: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:50 pm

Our server will undergo a scheduled upgrade this Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 20:00 (10 PM) EDT.


Not really a huge detail but I just thought I'd point this out. 20:00 is actually 8 pm, 22:00 is 10pm :) Figured I might as well point that out since people are going to think they have 2 more hours to finish up posts when the board suddenly clicks off xD Hoping everything goes smoothly ^^

POSTED: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:37 am

For the duration of the move, guest logins have been reenabled in the chat. They will be again disabled once the move has completed.

POSTED: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:49 am

We're planning on bringing this board offline within 12 hours. It may be up to 24 hours after that before the new board is up. We'll try to be faster and we'll try not to take longer than that, but no promises. <_<

Make your final replies and then keep an eye on our Twitter, FB, LJ, etc. <3

Thanks again for everyone's understanding and cooperation during this messss.

POSTED: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:59 pm

This board will be gone before I get home from work, so goodbye old board.

And for all the staff, good luck and godspeed in getting the new board up.

POSTED: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:04 pm

Bye bye board <3 XD

POSTED: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:19 pm

Many many good times had here...will be missed...but hey there will be plenty of good times on the new board as well ^^ Goodbye old board...Ooooooo shiny new board....*drool*












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