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Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by Fleexy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 23:28

As I'm sure you noticed from everything looking different, the move has completed! Status report:
  • Everything is still here content-wise: users, posts, PMs. The only thing lost was a handful of extremely long posts that were clearly intended to cause disruption; I had to remove them because they crashed the database upgrade utility. If you direly want their original text, it's in the scraped backup from a few months ago. (Dealing with this was why the downtime was longer than expected.)
  • The reason everything looks different is that we're on the newest version of phpBB. As anticipated, that broke our cool visual styles. I hope to restore most of the Keenishness soon. Also, the bold red for admins' usernames is a little much IMO and will be adjusted. I would have migrated over the site logos, but they don't fit in the new header. That might be fixable when restyling stuff, or we could think about a new logo. At least our emotikeens are unharmed! Let me know if there's anything you want changed. I would welcome help with CSS.
  • Account activation is now automatic, but new users require moderator approval for their first two posts. This should cut down on the amount of spam that needs to be cleaned up. Surprisingly, three spambots appeared on K:M within minutes of it going live.
  • We're at this domain (pckf.rigeltechnical.com) because we couldn't reach VitaminZach to update the DNS. Hopefully we'll be able to contact him soon, then we'll go back to our old domain. I plan on doing a global search-and-replace in posts to update links, but I am currently tired and tired database management is a dangerous thing.
  • The Trash Can subforum has been hidden from normal view because it wasn't used for anything.
  • If you're not seeing the new Keen Modding site, make sure you've flushed your DNS cache. On Windows, you can do that with "ipconfig /flushdns" in a console window.
Please report problems and requests for changes right here. Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

I would like to thank Andy Durdin for his generosity in keeping these forums going for so long and for essentially creating the field of Keen modding. I remember when I first joined and tried to do some patching; he was very gracious and helped me along. We should all say a big THANK YOU! to him.

Happy Keening,

Fleexy

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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by ScarletFlame » Wed Dec 28, 2016 23:55

Congrats! I'm currently planning on making a small tribute video to PCKF, filled with funny posts and stuff. I'm glad that a lot of the old posts are still around. I just want to say thanks to everyone who made this community what it is today. :-D
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by troublesomekeen » Thu Dec 29, 2016 0:03

Posts and PMs, too! I'm surprised. Thank you!
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by nanomekia » Thu Dec 29, 2016 0:24

Hey-ho! Glad everything was pretty much saved. \o/

*stumbles blindly around the new layout*
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by Nisaba » Thu Dec 29, 2016 0:55

Fleex wrote: I would welcome help with CSS.
It's been a while but I might still remember some CSS scripting. I'm delighted to help, just pm me.

btw: let me do just a little double posting. concerning the logo, what do you guys think about a little change over here as well. don't get me wrong, I love the original style, I really do. but, why not...

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Post by nanomekia » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:33

That's a little...crowded and busy, in my opinion. My eye is not at all sure where to look.
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by Ceilick » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:41

Great work, Fleexy, thank you for taking the lead! My limited time and technical inability are at your disposal :o

I definitely support and encourage bringing this place back to its former visual/stylistic glory first (to the extent we can), before branching out and trying something new. That said, I don't want to discourage discussion on how to improve our community space and take advantage of our new phpbb features either.

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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by chrissifniotis » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:59

:O
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after a few seconds a new head pops out from the fresh stump

Welcome back, PCKF!
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by adurdin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:28

Thanks very much to Fleexy for stepping up to take over the hosting! :rollin

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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by Nisaba » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:06

@Fleex: it seems that the Allan Style - SUBSILVER style is pretty close to what we were all used to. it shouldn't be too hard to manipulate the CSS scripts, to make it look like the old board.

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@adurdin / Fleex: could you please send/share the original SUBSILVER style files. this would make converting things much easier for me!
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by candyjack » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:57

Thanks a lot!
Fleexy wrote:[*]The Trash Can subforum has been hidden from normal view because it wasn't used for anything.
Yes it was. There was one whole thread in it. And not just any thread, but one of the quality SupFanat threads. Bring it back!
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by Keening_Product » Thu Dec 29, 2016 14:06

Nice work, Fleex. I wasn't expecting the place to feel so... different. It's like changing from LXQT or i3 to GNOME 3 haha.

I'm impressed by the speed of the spammers - I just deleted a post here! I forgot to check the user registration date, but we can always go back and check. I like that deleted posts don't have to be permanently deleted on phpBB 3.

I am quite capable with CSS (web design is a part of my jobs), so should be able to answer many questions or make edits for you.

Thanks again for your efforts over the years, Andy, and to Fleecy for taking this on.

Edit: seems I have a load of new topic requests from spam accounts in my notifications panel. This is very different, and the admins might like to set some new boundaries for us spam zappers. Do we vett new user thread requests now?
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by Flaose » Thu Dec 29, 2016 14:19

Thanks, Fleexy, for jumping in so quickly to get hosting done. I step away for a week and everything changes! :D

Also thanks, Andy, for giving us a home to live at for so long (and for giving us an eviction notice so that we would finally leave).
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by KeenRush » Thu Dec 29, 2016 14:20

Hi, everyone. It's good to be back. :scary The new board is looking sharp. I'm yet to get used to having the user-stuff on the right side, but then again I've only been here for a few minutes.
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Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Post by Nospike » Thu Dec 29, 2016 23:04

Wow. Whoa. Whew.

This is... this is, this is... n e a t. I'm really keen on this new development.
(Yeah, I know, I'll see myself out again.) :p
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

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