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Classic-Castle Will Be Shut Down

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:17 pm
by SavaTheAggie
Attention all Classic-Castle members:

The great forum upgrade is about to begin! We will be attempting to upgrade this forum to the new software version which will hopefully not only improve security, but hopefully improve your experience here as well.

However, in order to not lose any data (or users) during the great upgrade, the old forum must be shut down so the database can be properly copied and migrated.

So this Friday, March 6th, sometime after 12 pm Central Standard Time, this forum with be shut down.

The process could take hours. It could take days. If it takes longer than a week we will abort the process entirely.

We hope when the dust settles there will be nothing lost and everything will be fine.

However there is a chance something will go wrong. The documentation assures us that this forum will remain unchanged by the new forum software, so in a worst case scenario we'll do what FBTB has done - turn this forum into a museum and start over from scratch with the new forum. Second to worst case scenario is to continue to use this forum.

Use this time to build, come up with new ideas. We look forward to what you come up with.

In the mean time our sister site, the Forbidden Cove is prepared to host our users while they cannot access the forum. Your account here will not work there, so go ahead and join their forum now if you plan to hang out there.

Also, the CC Chat room (accessible from the Classic-Castle home page) will still be active, and at least one Admin or Mod will be there most of the time during this process, should you need a CC fix.

Thank you for your attention.

--C-C Team

Re: Classic-Castle Will Be Shut Down

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:34 pm
by RichardAM
SavaTheAggie wrote:The process could take hours. It could take days.


Wow, I might actually get some work done. :wink:

Here's hoping everything goes according to plan though! :)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:53 pm
by Foamrider
Huzzah. I am very glad this forum is finally being upgraded!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:11 pm
by Sir Kohran
The process could take hours. It could take days.


It will be nice to revisit sanity for a little while :P


Well then, I wish you the best of luck with the upcoming upgrade, and thanks for all the work in general you guys do to make this a great website :)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:15 pm
by BreadMan
God the title of this thread is frightening.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:45 pm
by Peppermint Pig
BreadMan wrote:God the title of this thread is frightening.


Yeah it is!

It's an attention grabber for sure! :)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:51 pm
by Dan
I've upgraded two boards to phpBB3 and it really is as painless as the documentation says it is. Good luck!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:15 pm
by BrianofBrick06
Good luck to any and all involved with dedicating time to the process of upgrading. I hope all goes well...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:42 pm
by deathdog1
Fingers crossed!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:07 pm
by CastleLord
Well then i might aswell try to get my wooden castle idea buildt.
And fingers crossed.

CastleLord.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:32 am
by Ye Olde Republic
Ooooh! Visual updates? This place is looking a little olde fashionede. I'm sure it will be beautiful.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:34 am
by smcginnis
Here's hoping all goes smoothly.

And I just joined Forbidden Cove two days ago, without any knowledge of this coming.... Hmm. Strange coincidence. :|

~smcginnis

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:44 am
by mrkovach
Huzzah!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:44 am
by Rick-Ricks
Nobody leave while it's down.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:17 am
by outcast
Dont forget, use this time to build a fantastic MOC and then when the sites back up, everyone will have magnificent MOCs to share