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Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #0
Yes, that's right, upgrading the board software this year.

*spins around in swivel chair*

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7557
Profile #1
My surprise is incredible and unessesary.

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*Eyes potential targets*
Posts: 942 | Registered: Sunday, October 8 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #2
Blah blah blah about time blah blah durn kids messin' up themthar board blah blah blah UBB dun' near finished blah blah Salmon blah blah blah.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #3
I had three internal server errors, when trying to post this. So it might be about time to do this.

My only concern is that all the oldbies will lose their prestige-awarding member numbers, and instead be grouped together with all the forum trash that has registered in the latter half of the '00s.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6489
Profile Homepage #4
Don't forget postcounts. Alorael will have to step up the pace if he wants to stay ahead of some of the newer members. :P

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"Dumbledore returns from the dead and declares it to be hammertime, Harry proceeds to break it down, Voldemort is unable to touch this." —Dintiradan
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Posts: 1556 | Registered: Sunday, November 20 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #5
Hopefully the forum importer will be able to keep everything from the current boards. If not, I have to question what, exactly, makes UBB worth the effort.

—Alorael, who supposes he could step up his posting if required. He'd really rather not, though. Spamming is so 2002. Also, if PDN changes aren't possible, he will be excruciatingly miffed.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #6
quote:
Originally written by Here Be Errores:

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—Alorael, who supposes he could step up his posting if required. He'd really rather not, though. Spamming is so 2002. ...

There is always the traditional "post and delete" method. :P

PS Considering that just viewing this thread gives me error messages, UBB might be getting ready to defend itself. Beware of the wrath of UBB. :P

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For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #7
So, is there any more specific information on when the change will occur, or will we one day just find that these message boards have shut down and been replaced?

quote:
Originally blahed by Ephesos:
blah blah Salmon blah blah
What does he have to do with anything?

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Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7538
Profile Homepage #8
quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

What does he have to do with anything?
Symbolic of a school of fish… going somewhere else?
Either that or the whole "Spammin' Salmon" thing. :P

I wonder what we'll do without a bunch of server problems? Does this mean we'll actually have to talk about the games themselves? :eek:

ISE: 3

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

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Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7252
Profile #9
Uh, wewt. I just hope that a proper in-forum PM alert is made.

[ Wednesday, March 26, 2008 16:03: Message edited by: Azuma ]

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Posts: 732 | Registered: Saturday, June 24 2006 07:00
Board Administrator
Member # 1
Profile Homepage #10
Considering how quickly the current web board is decaying under the assault of the spam-bots, the upgrade will probably happen sooner rather than later. Hopefully in the next 1-2 months. And we will give plenty of advance warning.

- Jeff Vogel

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Posts: 960 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 4784
Profile Homepage #11
Wow!

Thanks, Jeff.

*squeezes eye shut and starts chanting "new member numbers, new member numbers, new member numbers"*

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Posts: 563 | Registered: Tuesday, July 27 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #12
You know the admins will take all the cool new member numbers for themselves. Aran and Alorael will probably get nice ones too since they have so much on the admins.

It seems like the upgrade may not change that much. Although it would be nice to delete the thousands of bots that have joined recently.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #13
I'm a little sad with the news. I mean, yeah, it's about time and all that, but ... :(

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Nikki's Nook - forget about your house of cards, and I'll deal mine.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #14
UBB is not dying. It is readying itself for further travel.

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7538
Profile Homepage #15
quote:
Originally written by Johnny The Horse.:

I'm a little sad with the news. I mean, yeah, it's about time and all that, but ... :(
I see where you're coming from, Nikki, and I know. It'll be weird at first, but we can all agree that change can be a good thing. I'm sure the new software will have it's endearing qualities, too. The ability to post reliably comes to mind. :P

And I'm sure we will all miss… *chuckle*… UBB… *giggle*… and all its little quirks… *stifle laughter*… but it will live on in our memories.



BAHAHAHAHAHA!

[ Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:40: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #16
These are, as I've said, good news. But Excalibur, why did you link to the CoC in that first post? I don't see anything there, and that's after running the manual refresh on my mirror...

May this transfer be blessed by the patron saints of BBS: May the transition be seamless, the downtime minimal, the user accounts preserved with all their posts. Amen.

PPP? Well, depending on what happens, it will either begin mirroring the new forum without missing a beat (if everything is transferred without a hitch) or it will be closed forever as the UBB archive, leaving a new site to take up the job once the new board has to be pruned (which it will unless Jeff gets a new server too...). If the content doesn't get carried over, mingling the forums together in the archive would be untidy.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #17
quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

These are, as I've said, good news. But Excalibur, why did you link to the CoC in that first post?
The text about the forum update first appeared in a second post in the CoC topic, but got moved to the top of the main page after a sort while.
Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #18
I look forward to using forum software that has a built-in /baleet feature. That will save a lot of grief.

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7538
Profile Homepage #19
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

I look forward to using forum software that has a built-in /baleet feature. That will save a lot of grief.
Wow, is that a possibility? That would be very nice. Although… you might miss key posts in the conversation that way.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #20
vbulletin allows /baleet. It shows the post structure, but not the contents. Contents that are quoted elsewhere are also suppressed. It is heaven, and if a person isn't just being stupid with the function, you don't miss anything worthwhile.

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Agent
Member # 5814
Profile #21
Remember when Djur was writing a program to block Ben's posts?

Of course, now I'm sure that all the newbies are thinking "Djur and Ben? I must know more!"

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"What can you do with an anthropology degree other than study people?"

"...Hunt people?"
Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #22
I'm going to miss ol' #27

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Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Agent
Member # 1934
Profile Homepage #23
Does no one mourn the loss of Shaper Master?

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Posts: 1169 | Registered: Monday, September 23 2002 07:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #24
Oh Ben and Djur. Thems was the days.

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Nikki's Nook - forget about your house of cards, and I'll deal mine.
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