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« on: May 20, 2017, 06:12:12 pm »

The new SMF replacement board is coming along fine (so far -- knocking on wood).  It will have almost all the old messages from the defunct vBulletin board -- only missing some from the last 24-48 hours before it died.  User accounts will still be there (although you will have to try to log in a couple of times to get it to convert your password -- JUST READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LOGIN PAGE.)

Avatars are MIA. You will have to reselect, reupload, whatever your avatar.  All attachments from messages disappeared in the big bit bucket in the sky. Oh well.  All social groups are gone. There is a different social groups feature on the new board, but there was no way to important data from the old social groups. All visitor messages (in profiles) are gone as SMF does not have this feature. A mod providing something like it has been added, but again, there's no way to transfer old messages.

There are some new features. More about them in a future post. Still no ETA, but assuming no unexpected serious problems earlier rather than later in the next week.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 06:30:14 pm »

The new SMF replacement board is coming along fine (so far -- knocking on wood). 

Yay! Thank you for the update, Randall.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 07:41:13 pm »

The new SMF replacement board is coming along fine (so far -- knocking on wood).

Good to know, and yay that it seems to be working! <crosses fingers>

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 04:10:47 am »

The new SMF replacement board is coming along fine (so far -- knocking on wood). 

Randall you are absolutely amazing. Thank you so very much. I cant even begin to imagine how much time and energy goes into something like this.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 07:01:17 am »

Good to know, and yay that it seems to be working! <crosses fingers>

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 08:38:32 am »

The new SMF replacement board is coming along fine (so far -- knocking on wood).  It will have almost all the old messages from the defunct vBulletin board -- only missing some from the last 24-48 hours before it died.  User accounts will still be there (although you will have to try to log in a couple of times to get it to convert your password -- JUST READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LOGIN PAGE.)

Avatars are MIA. You will have to reselect, reupload, whatever your avatar.  All attachments from messages disappeared in the big bit bucket in the sky. Oh well.  All social groups are gone. There is a different social groups feature on the new board, but there was no way to important data from the old social groups. All visitor messages (in profiles) are gone as SMF does not have this feature. A mod providing something like it has been added, but again, there's no way to transfer old messages.

There are some new features. More about them in a future post. Still no ETA, but assuming no unexpected serious problems earlier rather than later in the next week.

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 05:02:29 pm »

The new SMF replacement board is coming along fine (so far -- knocking on wood).  It will have almost all the old messages from the defunct vBulletin board -- only missing some from the last 24-48 hours before it died.  User accounts will still be there (although you will have to try to log in a couple of times to get it to convert your password -- JUST READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LOGIN PAGE.)

Avatars are MIA. You will have to reselect, reupload, whatever your avatar.  All attachments from messages disappeared in the big bit bucket in the sky. Oh well.  All social groups are gone. There is a different social groups feature on the new board, but there was no way to important data from the old social groups. All visitor messages (in profiles) are gone as SMF does not have this feature. A mod providing something like it has been added, but again, there's no way to transfer old messages.

There are some new features. More about them in a future post. Still no ETA, but assuming no unexpected serious problems earlier rather than later in the next week.

Fingers (and sundry appendages) crossed. I'll be glad to get back to SMF, and the kinks will get ironed out eventually.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 12:52:31 pm »

Fingers (and sundry appendages) crossed. I'll be glad to get back to SMF, and the kinks will get ironed out eventually.

PROGRESS: The SMF board is up (but in maintenance mode) at the "old board's" address: https:/ecauldron.com/forum -- the maintenance mode message gives the address to this backup board.
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2017, 07:19:35 pm »

The new SMF replacement board is coming along fine (so far -- knocking on wood). 

It is ready for (staff) testing. With luck it will be open for members to test soon.   You can see the maintenance mode message at https:/ecauldron.com/forum.

NOTE: if you have TC's forum bookmarked, be sure to update that bookmark to this new address. If your bookmark has "www.ecauldron.com" instead of just "ecauldron.com" you will likely get a "referrer error" when you try to log on when the board reopens. (because ecauldron.com and www.ecauldron.com are technically not the same domain and the new more secure access methods need it to be the same domain.
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