Forums... forums never change. Until they get upgraded...

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Korin, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    Hey everyone. With Fallout 4 most definitely 100% coming (don't ruin this for me conspiracy theorist naysayers) it seemed like now was the time for an upgrade to the NMA site. This is short notice but we will be doing this tonight at 2:00am GMT-0.

    At 2:00am the NMA forums will be disabled so I can back up the database without any new posts coming in (you will not be able to log in or post). After the database is backed up I will be converting/importing it into our shiny new CMS/forum.

    I've compiled some potential answers to questions you may have. If you have additional questions, please comment and I will add and address them to this news post.

    What is the new forum like? What's it running on?
    The new forum is pretty neat but will take some getting used to. I've skinned it and tried to remain faithful to the original NMA colours and design as best I could. You may find some of the colours or formatting weird if I missed certain customizations. If you do, there will be a website bugs forum you can report this in.

    The new forum is running vBulletin 4.2.

    Can I keep my old password?
    The short answer is no. The long answer is... I guess maybe. After the first login I will be forcing a password change on all accounts. The reason for this is security concerns related to the fact this site has been hacked previously and dumps of user data are probably floating around out in the ether somewhere. This is for your protection (and the forum's) but you could probably change your password back if you really wanted to.

    Will we still see our old posts?
    Yes

    Will we retain all of our previous (and sometimes custom) user permissions?
    Yes, probably. If not, they can be fixed.

    When will the site be back up?
    Within 24 hours. If this cannot be reasonably accomplished due to technical problems the old site will be brought back up.

    Can we still get to the old site?
    Yes, the main page as well as the forum will have links to the old NMA site. We haven't been able to migrate the files and galleries over yet, so until then they'll be served from the old site. The old forum will remain locked.

     
  2. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    I've just noticed the vBulletin here is 8 years old.

    What the fuck.
     
  3. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    As long as the background is still black/darkgrey/etc, and the letters are white, it is ok.

    White/etc background with black/etc letters are a pain to my eyes, the brightness really fucks them hard if I stay around for long.
     
  4. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    Should be, I used the exact same colours from this forum. If you find something that's hard to see just let me know.
     
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    All hail the mighty tech guys.
    See you in another forum, brother.
     
  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I love the whole green-yellow thing going on, also, but I have full faith in our Vault-Tec Servicebots.

    See you on the other side.
     
  7. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    The glorious revolution shall continue!

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdzZBx2eUcQ[/youtube]

    Onwards to glory comrades! Into the breach!
     
  8. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    It probably will be shit. I hate things changing. Change is bad, hmkay.

    :>
     
  9. veryblackraven

    veryblackraven The Vault overseer

    16
    Jan 11, 2011
    Great news. I wanted to change my password anyway/ :)
     
  10. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    It doesn't look shitty but it's a bit different. A lot of people probably aren't going to like it initially or perhaps ever. We have the power to change it though, the customization tools are very robust and not everything has been completed yet.

    Overall, I'm very excited to start the upgrade... I should have said I'd do it earlier. Now I'm just waiting!
     
  11. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Then do it.

    Glory to Nemastotzka.
     
  12. Kyojinmaru

    Kyojinmaru Anti-FEV Agent

    111
    Jul 7, 2011
    Why?, it's also made by Beth?
     
  13. Serifan

    Serifan Orderite Orderite

    Aug 3, 2006
    About fucking time. Also will there be a like button.
     
  14. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    Just think, a whole new frontier of Prosper alts to play whack-a-mole with...

    *wistful sigh*
     
  15. BonusWaffle

    BonusWaffle Still Mildly Glowing

    244
    Mar 6, 2013
    Will the ash retro option still be available?
     
  16. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    So, this is it?
    Hail the mighty techpower, again.
     
  17. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
  18. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    That explains a lot.
    Forget about hailing the techguys, then.
    Man, I hail people way too easily. Sorry, bad habit.