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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Christina Kardos, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Christina Kardos

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    Hey everyone! I have a question. According to Stratics announcement the forums are going down on Thursday in preparation for the new website, right? When will they bring them back again? Are old posts going to be lost?
     
  2. Captn Norrington

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    I'm not sure when they will be back, but from what I have heard, old posts are not going to be lost, they will just be moved to the new site.
     
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  3. Nexus

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    We're actually prepping content for the migration a head of time. We're expecting about 2 days worth of posts to be misplaced, but not lost. Once the new site is live we will be leaving these forums up as an archive for an undetermined amount of time, though you will no long be able to post on them.

    The reason for the 2 day gap in posts, is the nearly 2 million posts we are migrating take that long to convert from Xenforo to our integrated forum software. We tried to find several work around, but ultimately it came to the choice of shutting the site down completely for several days to move all the content and set up the structure we'll have on the new site, or using a backup from today to move everything to this point and having less down time. There are going to be quite a few changes to the forums, some are becoming obsolete and are being archived (visible but unable to be posted in) due to new features of the site, others haven't been used in several years and are being archived due to disuse, and yet others will be shifted in their positions from being sub-forums to headlining on their own.

    We're hoping for no more than a day of down time, worst case 2 days.
     
  4. Christina Kardos

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    Thanks for the replies! Keep up the good job both of you :)
     
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  5. Ashlynn_L

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    I'd assume 1+2d6 days of downtime based on past experience. =P
     
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  6. Nexus

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    Well when you look at the stats moving anything dealing with Stratics isn't a small project, we looked into contracting companies to handle the migration, most refused due to sheer size, those that would it turned out that cost was a huge amount. Right now we're shooting for Saturday Morning, but if there is a delay we'll get a notice out via Facebook.

    But some Stats of what all we've been moving and plan to have ready at launch

    Forums will be completely migrated at launch barring anything unforeseen.
    432 Forums
    104,222 Users
    278,879 Threads
    1,900,000+ Replies

    Articles and Guides
    4346 articles have been moved to date, more will be moved manually after launch, and finishing up categorization is an on going process.
     
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