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Killrob

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:15 am

Migration to NEW FORUM

Update (4. April 2016)

The forum migration has started and the new forum is up already. You can access it via the "Forums" link on our homepage.
The porting over of posts, users and rank has worked pretty well.

The only thing you need to do is reset your password logging into the new forums.

Go over and try them out. :)
Cheers!


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Hey guys & gals!

The days of this phpBB3-based forum are numbered. As one of the most common forum platforms it is targeted frequently by spammers
and is becoming too onerous on our fantastic mod team to keep them at bay. We will soon be migrating to a more modern forum platform
that not only solves that problem but also offers plenty more features and should be a better experience all round.

To make the migration possible, for the time being new User Registration has been disabled.

Contact us for Support


We are most likely going to migrate to the forum platform called Discourse. It supports importing all users, threads and posts from phpBB3.
The old forums will be kept as read-only for posterity. Depending on the success of the import, we will either do a full migration or a partial one.

As the phpBB3 user system is the back end of the standalone launcher as well, the current forum will simply be set to read only.
The launcher will be cleaned up to allow easier reset/recovery of accounts, which probably should have been done a long time ago...

We will also have a transition period of no new threads, but replies are still allowed. Allowing competitions to be finished, rather than forcing
people to jump ship mid competition. We're looking forward to getting things rolling on the new platform!

Cheers!
/Killrob
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phale

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:19 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

What will happen to old threads on this forum? Will they be archived?
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stickmaster62

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:21 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

Can't wait for the changeover, even if it means starting a new company thread from scratch again! Heck, starting new from scratch just means cleaning the house (for me anyways). :P
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cpufreak101

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:39 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

stickmaster62 wrote:Can't wait for the changeover, even if it means starting a new company thread from scratch again! Heck, starting new from scratch just means cleaning the house (for me anyways). :P

yeah, i could use a nice cleanup aswell lol, though he said the new platform allows for PHPBB to be directly imported so nothing should be lost
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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:40 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

phale wrote:What will happen to old threads on this forum? Will they be archived?


I do hope that they are swiched, or (though this is a long shot) they PM the creators of each thread asking which ones to move.

Maybe, Just god damn maybe.
Salt is what 95% of children are made from, and generally 72% of forum users.

Also 82% of statistics are made up.
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phale

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:46 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

cpufreak101 wrote:
stickmaster62 wrote:Can't wait for the changeover, even if it means starting a new company thread from scratch again! Heck, starting new from scratch just means cleaning the house (for me anyways). :P

yeah, i could use a nice cleanup aswell lol, though he said the new platform allows for PHPBB to be directly imported so nothing should be lost


Nevermind, apparently I can't read. I just want to make sure the wealth of knowledge that's here isn't lost :)
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CadillacDave

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:48 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

Well I timed starting a new company thread really poorly
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cpufreak101

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:51 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

CadillacDave wrote:Well I timed starting a new company thread really poorly

he also said replies will still be enabled for a while, so u should be good
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Galt Motors, excelence since 1945
(PS, Galt automotive is still Galt motors, i use it interchangably)
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CadillacDave

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:10 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

cpufreak101 wrote:
CadillacDave wrote:Well I timed starting a new company thread really poorly

he also said replies will still be enabled for a while, so u should be good


Well I hope the threads can be migrated, if not it isn't the end of the world
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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:19 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

Some Questions:
    1. Will this forum be completely deleted?
    2. Will the threads from this forum be moved over? What will happen to R2D then? :P
    3. Will we have to sign up on the new forum when the conversion happens?
    4. What will the new forum layout look like? Will all the threads be in the same place and will the new forum look exactly like this one or different?
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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:21 am

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

Speedemon wrote:Some Questions:
    1. Will this forum be completely deleted?
    2. Will the threads from this forum be moved over? What will happen to R2D then? :P
    3. Will we have to sign up on the new forum when the conversion happens?
    4. What will the new forum layout look like? Will all the threads be in the same place and will the new forum look exactly like this one or different?


Not to be a cock, but did you read the post?
Salt is what 95% of children are made from, and generally 72% of forum users.

Also 82% of statistics are made up.
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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:13 pm

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

Vri404 wrote:
Speedemon wrote:Some Questions:
    1. Will this forum be completely deleted?
    2. Will the threads from this forum be moved over? What will happen to R2D then? :P
    3. Will we have to sign up on the new forum when the conversion happens?
    4. What will the new forum layout look like? Will all the threads be in the same place and will the new forum look exactly like this one or different?


Not to be a cock, but did you read the post?


Sorry... I did not read the full post.
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squidhead

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:17 pm

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

Well... good think I didn't start second round of survival of the fittest.
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BobLoblaw

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:14 pm

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

Works for me, game crashed so I had to rebuild all my cars, I can rebuild my thread post as well.
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UMGaming

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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:48 pm

Re: Migration to NEW FORUM

good thing I'm not starting my comp till open beta is current release
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