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Right, time for Xenforo Upgrade Update #3! (#2 was not emailed as it was a quick update and is dealt with in more information here.)
So, we decided upon a different host, last minute. This was decided upon considering the space provided – we’re now going with Bigwetfish, and I am happy to report that their customer support is even faster than GoDaddy’s!
Avatars & Signatures
As we are converting the database (the database is our accounts and post content) from Zetaboards to PHPBB and then to Xenforo format, there’s a high chance that avatars and signatures will not come with us. Though I will save every active character’s avatar as a just-in-case, I will not be saving your signatures. If you want to save them, please do so as soon as you can.
Character Development Threads
This is a shout out especially for Eugene, but for everyone who uses either the Development area of their blogs to develop their characters. Your original profiles have been backed up on an external hard drive just in case something awful happens. Posts should be fine, but as (to my knowledge) nobody has ever done a ZB > PHPBB > XF conversion before, there is a chance some posts may be lost (but we will be able to recover them) - hence why your original profiles were backed up. We have spotted others having an issue of missing posts after conversion, but there are ways to recover them, so we advise not worrying over this.
However, with your development threads, they are your responsibility. You can take the chance that nothing will happen to them, but if something does happen and we can’t recover it straight away, you may be kicking yourselves later. So if you have done a lot of work on your character beyond their original profile, or have a tracker etc, you may want to back them up. I advise using notepad for back-ups and either saving it as a txt file.
We’ve heard back from Ashkir this morning regarding the password follow-up questions we asked. Each member will be messaged a new password (due to the format changing of our database) which will allow them to access their Xenforo accounts. As a back-up, Ashkir is also providing me with a master list of passwords, so if you do have difficulties accessing your account on Xenforo, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
As ever, if you have any questions, please do ask them in the Support Centre!