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Old 2006-11-25, 22:31
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Exclamation MBN is going to move within a week

Or at least, that's the plan.
The MBN will move to it's real home: http://www.magicball.net
And the forum will be put at: http://forum.magicball.net
The reason for this is simple, I don't own the el-muerte.student.utwente.nl domain and in the "near" future I will move away from the university campus. So I have to move the MBN to a local that is under my control a long time before I lose control so that the internet can catch up.
The process of moving will probably take a couple of hours, during that time the MBN will be unavailable.

All links to the current MBN location will be redirected to the new location as long as possible.

Update! (2006-11-28 15:53) The move has been performed.
A couple of things still have to be fixed:
  • Restore the quotedb functionality
  • Fix character encoding of certain database tables (most importantly the game quotes)
  • Update forum posts to write the old url to the new one
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Old 2006-11-25, 22:33
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Cool


What does "as long as possible" mean? Will the university remove this address some time?
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Old 2006-11-25, 22:34
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Thanks El!
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All links to the current MBN location will be redirected to the new location as long as possible.
Replacing "el-muerte.student.utwente.nl/lba" with the [drupal] tag?
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Old 2006-11-25, 22:36
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So now all LBA fansites and others have to update their links. The great link updating game starts now!
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Old 2006-11-25, 22:40
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What does "as long as possible" mean? Will the university remove this address some time?
It means that when I turn off the computer and when I move away the address will be dead

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Replacing "el-muerte.student.utwente.nl/lba" with the [drupal] tag?
local links will be fixed as much as possible, it's just that external sites also link to this location and they need to be adjusted.
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Old 2006-11-25, 23:10
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What will happen to the RMP homepage?
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Old 2006-11-26, 02:38
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Nice thinking. Nice planning indeed. I hope it succeeds without any major mishaps

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Old 2006-11-26, 03:18
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What will happen to the RMP homepage?
http://rmp.magicball.net/ ?
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Old 2006-11-26, 03:43
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any chance of getting some new shiny SMF forums?
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Old 2006-11-26, 04:45
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any chance of getting some new shiny SMF forums?
We're not losing the current forums, just the el-muerte.student.utwente.nl. Besides, these forums are better than SMF.
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Old 2006-11-26, 11:22
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That's currently a redirect to el-muerte.student.utwente.nl/~rmp, that's why I'm asking.
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Old 2006-11-26, 12:45
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don't know about the RMP yet, have to look into it, but there's a fair chance I can put it on the same location.
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Old 2006-11-26, 14:51
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Besides, these forums are better than SMF.
What are you talking about? The best forum software ever is phpBB2, and in the future, phpBB3.
Maybe vBulletin and Invision Power Board have a lot of features, but they're commercial, and that's what makes them not so good.
Only free forum software is good forum software.
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Old 2006-11-26, 14:54
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why not move it to a webhotell?
On uniweb.no it costs about 8$ a month for 200mb space, and 15$ a year for a .com adress. guess there's more cheap places on the net to put the site.
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Old 2006-11-26, 17:04
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What are you talking about? The best forum software ever is phpBB2, and in the future, phpBB3.
Maybe vBulletin and Invision Power Board have a lot of features, but they're commercial, and that's what makes them not so good.
Only free forum software is good forum software.
Uhhhh, no. Basically.

phpBB2 is nowhere near as good as this vB(3? or whatever). It's totally messy, and just not as easy on the eyes.

Not that it matters, I doubt the forum software is open to subject for change.
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Old 2006-11-26, 17:32
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vBulletin has a plugin system, and it's integrated with Drupal so it's a part of the MBN site. I don't see a reason to downgrade to a free software now that El has a license to use the current version of vBulletin forever.
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Old 2006-11-26, 18:39
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They're crazy Fishos , they don't know what they're talking about .

Good to know this site won't be closed. El, if you need any help, feel free to ask for
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Old 2006-11-26, 22:22
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Actually, I remember that a few years ago (2002) El talked about a possible change to another software (phpBB, if I'm not mistaken).


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Old 2006-11-26, 23:43
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I prefer vB before phpBB, at all times.
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Old 2006-11-27, 00:56
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- Ricochet and ChaosFish: You guys are forgetting that phpBB3 is going to come out soon, and phpBB3 will have roughly the same features as vBulletin, with the difference that phpBB3 will be free.
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Old 2006-11-27, 06:42
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Well, vB3 is out for over 3 years already... so that makes phpBB way behind it, doesn't it? By the time it's out, a newer vB can come out...
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Old 2006-11-27, 18:30
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- Ricochet and ChaosFish: You guys are forgetting that phpBB3 is going to come out soon, and phpBB3 will have roughly the same features as vBulletin, with the difference that phpBB3 will be free.
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Well, vB3 is out for over 3 years already... so that makes phpBB way behind it, doesn't it? By the time it's out, a newer vB can come out...
Hmm. Well we'll see I suppose.
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Old 2006-11-28, 17:37
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All seems to have worked out according to plan, in the bigger picture. I love the change

Congratulations to another work well done, El
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Old 2006-11-28, 17:41
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Happy new location


btw, the Quotes Database seems to be down, or its address needs to be adjusted... I don't even get random quotes at the top of the forums' main page.
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