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IMPORTANT - FORUM MIGRATION - ALL USERS PLEASE READ

Postby jbrierley on Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:17 pm

Hello, everyone. As you may know, this forum is a private endeavour that I keep running because it's popular and I'm not doing anything better with my disk space allowance! :) It does, however, cost a fair amount of money each month (around $40). I've had the urge for quite some time to move to another service provider that is a little more economical but maintains the same service.

Next weekened (April 28), I will be migrating the site to a new service provider. We will also be getting a new domain name - nbest.ca, rather than naturesbestcreations.com (that one was way too long!). It's my hope that by doing that it will keep the spammers out for a while, since it should take them a while to find the forums again once the domain changes. By the way, thanks to the moderators for keeping the board clean. I know it's not always easy and I'm sure everyone appreciates it.

I have done a test migration this weekend and it seemed to go well. It's at http://www.nbest.ca/phpBB3 if you wish to check it out (but please don't post to it - any posts added will be overwritten when I do the final migration).

When I begin the migration (sometime between Friday and Sunday) the current forums will be taken off-line, migrated to the new domain, and then I will put up a redirect page to the new site at the old location. I will keep that redirect page alive for a couple of months to allow the less frequent visitors to note the change, after which I'll cancel the old service. The forums may be down anywhere for a couple of hours up to a day.

One side-effect of the domain name change is that the old persistent logins won't work any more and you'll likely have to log in again, so I hope you all know your user names and passwords!

Please pass the word.

Thanks,
Jon
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Re: IMPORTANT - FORUM MIGRATION - ALL USERS PLEASE READ

Postby jbrierley on Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:14 pm

PS. This doesn't mean I'm transferring the forums to someone else. I'm just getting a different provider for my web hosting and changing the domain name. The only difference you should see is that the address you use to get here will change.

Regards,
Jon
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Re: IMPORTANT - FORUM MIGRATION - ALL USERS PLEASE READ

Postby Karen on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:13 am

Thanks for all your hard work and support of this site/forum Jon....it is certainly much appreciated! :D
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Re: IMPORTANT - FORUM MIGRATION - ALL USERS PLEASE READ

Postby jbrierley on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:06 pm

No problem, Karen. I'm glad folks enjoy it!
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