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72teeth

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Reply #390 on: March 02, 2013, 07:36:10 PM
thanks for all your hard work JB  :bravo:

may the props i give you be saved
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Reply #391 on: March 02, 2013, 07:37:54 PM
Thanks. Maybe the universe will make an exception. :yabbse-grin:
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Reply #392 on: March 02, 2013, 08:40:49 PM
New posts will now be saved, but we're not quite done.

The long version:

We're hung on the last step, waiting for approval from the previous registrar. It's a formality, but it looks like they're doing it manually. It could be 1 day, or it could be 7 days.

I will make a backup right before I finalize the transfer (saving everything posted until that moment), and that's when I'll announce the ACTUAL period of lost posts, which should only last a couple hours at the most. I will make frequent backups until then, just in case something goes haywire.
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Reply #393 on: March 02, 2013, 08:57:40 PM
u da man JB
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Reply #394 on: March 05, 2013, 12:59:44 PM
I'm planning to switch the servers tonight.

Like before, I'll post a "lost posts" warning before I download the site. It will be 8 PM central or later.
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Reply #395 on: March 05, 2013, 09:13:50 PM
Starting now, new posts will not be saved!

Hopefully this won't take too long.
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Reply #396 on: March 05, 2013, 10:09:10 PM
This could take a while.

It's working, but the upload is very slow.
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Reply #397 on: March 06, 2013, 01:02:01 AM
Well kids, looks like it's delayed again. We have a few things to figure out. But posts WILL be saved now.

Commence posting!
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Reply #398 on: March 10, 2013, 05:49:00 PM
I'm fairly sure I've figured everything out. I now have a cloned version of Xixax running on a different domain, as a test, and it appears to be working.

I will start the process for real within a couple hours. I will put the forum in Maintenance Mode, so you won't be able to post. All posts until then will be saved, so feel free to keep posting until the forum gets locked down.

If things go according to plan, it should be finished tonight.

However, in some cases a nameserver switch can take up to 48 hours. But sometimes it's instant. So it could be the luck of the draw.
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Reply #399 on: March 10, 2013, 05:58:41 PM
All my fingers are crossed with all my other fingers.


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Reply #400 on: March 11, 2013, 12:03:43 AM
The internet was boring me to tears these past few hours without xixax. Glad we're back, thanks JB. So what's different?
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Reply #401 on: March 11, 2013, 12:13:00 AM
test
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Reply #402 on: March 11, 2013, 12:13:09 AM
test

(Okay, not really a test. I just needed the first post on the next page.)
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Reply #403 on: March 11, 2013, 02:58:08 AM
What's different

- We used to be hosted by Dreamhost, and registered with Directnic. I switched us over entirely to Go Daddy.
- In short: it's better and cheaper.
- We now have unlimited bandwidth.
- Improved security.
- The search function works.
- We have more storage space than we'll ever need.
- The site definitely seems faster to me. (Anyone else?)


A call to action

- Please post here if you find any problems.
- Use the search function! I'd like to see how it holds up.
- Donate if you'd like.
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Reply #404 on: March 11, 2013, 04:04:12 AM
Search seems to be working great. When I have a moment, I'll kill the ugly Google bar at the top of the page.