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Re: Possibility of Moving the Forums

Postby giantsfan97 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:05 pm

I actually favor forums.spamusement.com

perhaps its time for a poll where we can vote for our top 2
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Re: Possibility of Moving the Forums

Postby Dusk » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:48 am

Bastards thought you could pack up and move while I was away. :x
I'll only fall for that once.

I agree with all the recommendations Ponder made.. and I'm glad it's him taking the reigns of such an operation.
In my opinion, forums.spamusement isn't really representative of what this place is.. or will be. Surely we want the option of doing other things? Not just being an homage to dead web space? Particularly when Mr F has expressed disinterest.. Not that I'm blaming him for anything, I think we've been given a great thing to this point and I'm grateful for the effort he's put in.
Going forward, Spamusers.com just feels better. I really like spambience for some reason.
Maybe some more ideas about what would actually be featured would help people make a decision before it comes to a poll.
An in-built, open-minded community that fosters creativity without stifling it unnecessarily could become rather popular once it's out on its own.
Maybe ditch the whole spam thing.
Superfriends.com
Dontbeadick.com
Funninesspicturesandwords.com
Nedacard.com
All these things and more.
On the other hand, Spamusemeng.com may get a few accidental hits.

I'm crap with websites, so I'll offer financial and creative assistance if it's wanted.
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Re: Possibility of Moving the Forums

Postby EvilJekyll » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:15 am

Oh man, Nedacard.com! How did we forget that one?
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Re: Possibility of Moving the Forums

Postby chrismachine » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:28 am

Yeah that's not bad either, I agree. I don't agree with the separation from spamusement though, because even though we as a forum are so much more than that, the affiliation is what pre-screens our participants so well for us before they even get to Ponder and Nik (sometimes). I like who we are, and I also like how we got that way. Just my opinion.
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Re: Possibility of Moving the Forums

Postby Dusk » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:11 am

EvilJekyll wrote:To summarise, people will always people.
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Re: Possibility of Moving the Forums

Postby Saltine » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:27 am

YES PLEASE
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Re: Possibility of Moving the Forums

Postby Portals » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:47 pm

hell yeahh
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Re: Possibility of Moving the Forums

Postby EvilJekyll » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:19 pm

Dear ponder,

Make this happen.
Now.
Or later, but sooner rather than.

Thanks,
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Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby PonderThis » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:58 pm

Just got a PM from stevenf, we're on for a move this weekend. He'll start his end Friday night or Saturday morning, hand off the backups to me, and I'll get things back up as soon as I can. He'll give us a heads up before he actually starts.

Now once he starts the boards will be unavailable. So look for news on the wiki here.

Oh, which URL you ask?
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby Saltine » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:50 pm

Hey whoa ho ho

Maybe you can do a test run or something?

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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby PonderThis » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:20 pm

Let's see we've been talking about it for two weeks and now you're worried?

Stevenf's gonna have backups. I'm gonna have backups. Furthermore, stevenf isn't going to nuke the old server the minute the backup is done, so if something does go wrong that can't be fixed quickly, all he has to do is turn the old boards back on. See? Everything is being handled, don't worry.
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby sum yun gai » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:22 pm

who's backing up the backups of the backups? didja think of that?? :P
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby EvilJekyll » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:55 pm

Me? I mean if you really want that much redundancy.
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby chrismachine » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:52 pm

I'm a little bit frightened. I honestly hope stevenf comes to visit from time to time.
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby Dusk » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:08 pm

Saltine wrote:Hey whoa ho ho
Maybe you can do a test run or something?
Ain't nobody worried about this?


ha ha I'm sure we won't have any pro^^~NO CARRIER
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby jvcc » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:54 pm

What role will I, the average Spamuser, play in this ordeal?
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby ntw3001 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:14 am

Guys I'm a little nervous
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby Dusk » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:27 am

jvcc wrote:What role will I, the average Spamuser, play in this ordeal?

Given this is our last day being a part of the actual Spamusement site, we should probably do a spamusement or two? OUI NON?
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby PonderThis » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:26 am

Not to worry, enty, I work with databases and web servers as part of my day job. I should be able to muddle my way through this. :)

Also, I tried to find the most reliable host I could. I started with advertisers on the phpBB site. I figured that if they're advertising there they should be able to handle a phpBB board. Then I searched various web host review sites and settled on icdsoft. One of the things I like about them is their blurb on backups:
We perform daily system backups, which are kept for seven days on a separate backup server. The archived data includes the files ... and the MySQL databases that are present on the server at the time the backup is performed. Customers can also create their own backups and download them or keep them in their hosting accounts. Backed up data can be restored through the web hosting Control Panel.
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby MysticalDescent » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:26 pm

So, we stand on the edge of the dawn of a new age of spam. I do hope StevenF pops in now and then. I suppose if I really wanted to, I could do some sort of metaphor about StevenF being the parent of the Spamusement child that's grown up, moved out and changed its name, but that seems all too soppy.

Good luck everyone.
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby PonderThis » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:06 pm

Just got an update from stevenf. His rough guesstimate for a start time is 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific time, which is actually afternoon my time, so that gives me plenty of time to re-re-read the instructions and so forth.
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby stevenf » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:23 pm

Hey everybody!

Don't worry everything's under contrAFLFDLSDKFJFDL

Ha ha - a little comedy joke there!

The basic procedure is:

1. I put the board in maintenance mode. This changes nothing except you won't be able to log in and post stuff while we're moving.

2. I pack up the database and send it over to Ponder. I don't delete my copy of the database.

3. Ponder loads the database into his copy of the forum software.

4. I re-configure my web server to redirect the forum URLs over to his site.

And that's pretty much that! Note that after step 4 I still have a copy of the database frozen in time (THROUGH TIME) from before the move, so if everything goes to hell (it won't) we can simply roll back the savings and we're back here with everything as we left it.

OK?

OK!

So nothing to worry about!
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby PonderThis » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:43 am

You ... you'll still come visit from time to time right?
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby PonderThis » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:53 pm

Hello, is this microphone working?

YES WE ARE BACK! WOOO!
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Re: Moving the Forums THIS WEEKEND

Postby EsBe » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:02 pm

Oh hey, there's a website here devoted to humorous spam lines! Why didn't anyone tell me about this??
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