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    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
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    Well the day has finally come where we have outgrown the UBB.classic message board. We simply have too many posts, too many users, and it's killing the server this site is on, and we have our own dedicated box!

    So my solution to this is to move to another message board software called UBB.threads, made by the same people who make our board. Basically it's a PHP board (if you know what PHP is) and runs through a MySQL database, so the speed of the new forum will be unbelievable! There will be no more server outages and slow response times like this board, and I think it will really improve the server performance and your enjoyment of the board.

    Now of course with moves like this comes growing pains, and while I've done my best to make the board look as close to this one as I can, there are some very noticeable differences that will probably take some getting used to. Some things will be gone, but there will be lots of new little things that are very cool that we never had. It's just going to take some getting use to, but I think after a while you will really like the new board, its speed, and its features.

    One thing, and this is VERY IMPORTANT! Don't even bother trying to look at the new board with Netscape 4.7 or lower, because it will be god awful. The new board uses tons of CSS, and old Netscape just can't handle it. So the board will not only not work right on old Nutscrape, but looks awful. So rule #1, don't use old Netscape with the new board, I highly recommend IE 5.5 or better, or a comparable browser. With that, the board should look just fine.

    Also, don't worry, all of your posts, account info, board topics, etc. will be moved over to the new board. And should something go wrong on the import, this board is still going to be here, so NOTHING will be lost. But please make note, you may have to re-update your profile when you log back in, I just don't know exactly what profile info will be saved.

    Also, lastly, all passwords on the new board are encrypted. So if you e-mail me asking what your password is, I won't be able to tell you anymore, you'll HAVE TO use the "Lost Password" feature to reset it, there's no other way. And no longer can anyone accuse a moderator or administrator of this site of looking up someone's password, because it's not possible.

    So that's basically it, I really don't know how long the upgrade will take, I am thinking a good hour or longer, I just don't know. If everything looks good, I will probably close this board at around 12:30 - 1:00 PM Pacific Time and start the migration. Hopefully all will go well *crossing fingers* and we'll be back up quick!

    Ok any questions beforehand, let me know here.
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    Will we be faced with this message?

    We're sorry, The Van Halen Forums, the site the band wishes was it's official message boards will be temporarily closed until further notice. Update: The boards will re-open a little later down the road, bigger and better than ever. Thanks for your patience!

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    Not unless you're lucky.
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    LOL. I got a "server too busy" message trying to reply to this thread...how ironic. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    Question: Can I have a Fair Warning avatar in the new place?

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    Originally posted by dirtymovies:


    Question: Can I have a Fair Warning avatar in the new place?
    Jokes are good, I like jokes. You are funny sir.
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