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Old forum closing / Cierre del viejo foro

Discussion in 'Forum Feedback' started by Koni, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Koni

    Koni BanHammer
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    Good morning guys,

    We announce you that we'll close definitely the old forums http://infinitytheforums.com/forum/ the next monday.

    As we said in November 2017, the forum remained in read mode only for some months, and now is time to close it. So, if you have something you want to save, you have the last 7 days.

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    Saludos foreros,

    Os anunciamos que los viejos foros se cerrarán definitivamente el próximo lunes http://infinitytheforums.com/foro/

    Como dijimos en Noviembre de 2017, los foros se han mantenido en modo de lectura por unos cuantos meses, pero ahora es el momento de cerrarlos del todo. Así pues, si queréis rescatar algo, tenéis 7 días hasta el cierre.
     
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  2. FatherKnowsBest

    FatherKnowsBest Red Knight of Curmudgeon

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    Booo.

    Old forum was best forum.
     
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  3. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    End of an era.
     
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  4. Zewrath

    Zewrath Nordic Master

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    So how will this affect the only justification of going Prone with anything else other than the Move skill, if we no longer have access to Palanka's ruling?
     
  5. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    Says you. I have at least 3 backups, 2 are offline, 1 is protected against EMP.

    No, forum backups are not important enough to warrant protection against direct nuclear strikes.
     
  6. oldGregg

    oldGregg Well-Known Member

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    Can we just copy it over here?
     
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  7. n21lv

    n21lv SymbioHate

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    TL;DR: NO.

    Longer, boring and somewhat technical answer follows below.
    Old forum is built upon IPB (Invision Power Board), which is a quite well-known proprietary forum engine. This forum is built upon XenForo, which seems to be a less-known forum software. The biggest issue is that most forum engine database structure are so vastly different, that transferring forums from one engine to another becomes a very tedious and resource-demanding task. Specifically, you would need to transform all tables (users, access rights, forum structure, message structure etc) onto totally different rails. Think of this like planning to build a house on a flat area with perfect ground with no ground water at all, and then suddenly having to change all that because it turns out you bought a land plot that is basically a rocky swamp located next to a mountain. Then you would need to check that everything actually transferred properly, that there are no orphaned records (referenced somewhere in the past, but their reference to the 'parent' record was broken, hence the name), that permissions are transferred properly so regular users don't suddenly have admin permissions etc.

    I have tasked myself once with creating a website + forum for our local LARP/HEMA club and initially thought I could transfer old forum data to the new rails, but after evaluating the task more thoroughly, I abandoned the idea. Too much time to spend with little to no gain.
     
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  8. oldGregg

    oldGregg Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, no. I meant; why not literally copy-paste the ruling here if its so important? I get that the forum isn't worth migrating.
     
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  9. n21lv

    n21lv SymbioHate

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    Question is, why don't CB put more meaningful Q&A into FAQ and update it more frequently than once a year? I mean, even Gee Dubbyou addresses their FAQ better these days..
     
  10. oldGregg

    oldGregg Well-Known Member

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    Not ever gonna catch me arguing against that!
     
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  11. Triumph

    Triumph Well-Known Member

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    @Koni could I reccommend you guys go and save any rulings palanka made for the community to refer to? Will save @HellLois the work of needing to make the rulings all over again.
     
  12. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Seconded, a lot of the N3 rules questions are on the old forum, not here on the new forum.
     
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  13. n21lv

    n21lv SymbioHate

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    Or you can incorporate them into a FAQ ;)
     
  14. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    Nah, that would be reasonable, can't have that.
     
  15. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    And the old address gives a DNS error.

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    Good night, sweet forums, and flights of Caskudas sing thee to thy rest.
     
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  16. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Until the Caskudas landing and Exploding wake you up!:innocent:
     
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  17. FatherKnowsBest

    FatherKnowsBest Red Knight of Curmudgeon

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