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Jenn
Layaway in a Manger


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There are over 100 coming in per day and every registration is being cross-checked with the old board so post counts and registration dates can be carried over. It takes several hours to get through all that. Everyone will be gotten to, I promise [Smile]

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2ys4u
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Oh okay. Thanks for the info, Jenn.

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Gibbie
Angels Wii Have Heard on High


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Is the new board having problems for anyone but me? All of a sudden it won't load.

Gibbie

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Spam & Cookies-mmm
Ding Dong! Merrily on High Definition TV


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It's working fine for me, Gibbie.

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There's a new snopes message board!

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NeeCD
Happy Holly Days


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Seems OK to me, I just opened a bunch of posts. I was already on the main page, though.

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Gibbie
Angels Wii Have Heard on High


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Hmm, wonder what I did bad. It's spinning and spinning and spinning and loading very very slowly. It's been loading the main page for about 5 minutes now and is only on the Sports forum.

Gibbie

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Gibbie
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I went away for a couple of hours and now everything is hunky dory. Wonder if there was some Internet wackiness on my end. Other websites were doing ok, some were being slow too. *shrug*

Gibbie

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WittySquirrel
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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Woo! I just registered here myself a while ago, but under a different name. [Smile]

Looks like vBulletin's the choice of most forum software now. This is the second forum that I've been to that has entirely switched to vBulletin, and I say it's a wise choice too.

I'm just curious, isn't there supposed to be a forum converter from UBB to vBulletin? I say this because manually checking and editing over 1,000+ profiles seems kinda daunting.

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Jenn
Layaway in a Manger


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quote:
Originally posted by WittySquirrel:
I'm just curious, isn't there supposed to be a forum converter from UBB to vBulletin? I say this because manually checking and editing over 1,000+ profiles seems kinda daunting.

Every so often, accounts which have been inactive for a period of time are purged. People who registered months ago just to post once and then never log in again, for example. Anyone who doesn't log in for 12 months. Anyone who registers and doesn't log in even once in the first three months. There's not much point in converting thousands of defunct accounts. This way, we're only putting time, effort, and resources into people who are active and still want to be here.

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snopes
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quote:
I'm just curious, isn't there supposed to be a forum converter from UBB to vBulletin? I say this because manually checking and editing over 1,000+ profiles seems kinda daunting.
Yes, there is, but the new message board is on a completely different server, so in order to use the import function we'd have had to:

a) Spend a couple of days setting up a brand-new UBB installation on the new server and copying thousands of files from the old board over to it (during which time the old board would have had to be shut down completely).

b) Spend another couple of days importing all the UBB data into vBulletin (during which time the old board would continually grow out of synch with the new one unless it were kept shut down even longer).

And as Jenn noted, only a small percentage of registered users are active participants, so having everyone re-register provided a good opportunity for weeding out all the non-active accounts.

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Capri
I Saw Three Shipments


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Would like to register but can't. The verification code makes it inaccessible to the visually impaired and it has no audio option in place. The only link that's there is to "refresh image" and that does nothing to make it any more accessible.

Paypal, Livejournal and some other sites use an audio code generator that the blind can click to listen to a spoken verification code. It's the only way besides simply ditching the code altogether that lets them access site registration without having to rely on somebody else to do it for them.

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