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i "suggest" you all thank brad (aka starfleet)

post #1 of 18
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the man has done the impossible.

he fixed

registration
all of our data
search function

w00t!

Brad, you da' MAN!
post #2 of 18
Well "we" went back to UBB. So ... <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
post #3 of 18

thanks brad. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #4 of 18
Hehe.

[quote]Originally posted by Scott:
<strong>Well "we" went back to UBB. So ...</strong><hr></blockquote>Well, unless you want to start EVERYTHING from scratch -- meaning all 6,406 members will have to reregister and ALL threads and 225,278 posts will be lost -- UBB HAD TO BE FIXED FIRST.

Now that it IS fixed, we can actually begin the transition and do some test imports into vBulletin.
post #5 of 18
I'm just confused. You all tried to go vbb and .... no one knew it couldn't be done or what? Not that I care that much.
post #6 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by Scott:
<strong>I'm just confused. You all tried to go vbb and .... no one knew it couldn't be done or what? Not that I care that much.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's been done, MacNN did it.
post #7 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by Scott:
<strong>I'm just confused. You all tried to go vbb and .... no one knew it couldn't be done or what? Not that I care that much.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Nah, we (Or rather they, I've not much of a clue about vB or UBB) knew it could be done.

The problem arose because the UBB databases that hold all the member and post information had become corrupted, making it impossible to import the data into vBulletin.

It would appear that Brad has, I assume by some incredible stroke of lu... I mean genius..., been able to restore these files to their former glory.

I believe the problem is also exacerbated by The Powers That Be (Or Don't Be if they're too busy) being incredibly slow in forwarding the necessary information needed to give Brad and Jonathan direct access to the server upon which AI resides.
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post #8 of 18
Belle is quite right. The biggest reason that we haven't been able to import to vB is because the UBB database had been horribly corrupted. In some cases, the database files had been wiped clean! Yes, they were completely empty (actually, they contained a single line break). That's why it took so long to get things fixed -- we had to figure out how exactly to rebuild everything based on what we *did* have. There are still some things that need to be cleaned up before a proper import can occur, but the biggest hurdle is over.

What makes our situation far worse is that this is, unfortunately, very true:
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>I believe the problem is also exacerbated by The Powers That Be (Or Don't Be if they're too busy) being incredibly slow in forwarding the necessary information needed to give Brad and Jonathan direct access to the server upon which AI resides.</strong><hr></blockquote>We're still struggling to get complete access to everything on the server we need from The Powers That Be. When vB arrives, total access will be much more important because.... well, it's a long explanation.

*shrug*

[ 10-20-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
post #9 of 18
Yeah, thanks... otherBrad.

I'm still not sure about vB or the new-ish design. Both are improvements, sure, but I am reserving judgement on how much of an improvement either will be.
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post #10 of 18
Yo Brad.

If you live in Central Jersey, just tell me where to drop off the beer.

I'll also bring some Flamingoes and Vodka.
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post #11 of 18
Woo-hoo!

Just keep in mind the <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=11&t=000242" target="_blank">high standards</a> you've set for yourselves:

[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
It is certain that MacNN's transfer to vB was handled less-than optimally. ...

Rest assured that, if, or when, vB comes to AI, we will not have the same sorts of trouble, nor the aesthetic nightmare that's going on over there right now. Our position on it is that, if we are going to do it, it damn well better look right before we do it, with NO glitches.
<hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #12 of 18
Brad, I bought you some beers the other night... but then I drank them. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

But the thought was there.
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post #13 of 18
Brad has *always* been my main man here.

Sorry, Powerdoc

Enjoy, Brad. As much as you can



- T.I.
post #14 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by Brad:
<strong>Hehe.

Well, unless you want to start EVERYTHING from scratch -- meaning all 6,406 members will have to reregister and ALL threads and 225,278 posts will be lost -- UBB HAD TO BE FIXED FIRST.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

wait a second... (yes, im still stuck on the petty details)...
there are only 6,406 members but over a quarter of a million posts?? i think we can blame that all on EmAn. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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and suffer the loss of his soul?"
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"What does it profit a man to gain the whole world
and suffer the loss of his soul?"
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post #15 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by mac's girl:
<strong>

wait a second... (yes, im still stuck on the petty details)...
there are only 6,406 members but over a quarter of a million posts?? i think we can blame that all on EmAn. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

That's make only an average of 40 posts per people : not so much. And we must blame EmAn it's a need , afterall he learn me many things around here

TI : don't be sorry for the beer, Brad deserved this beer. The AI staff decided to send him a entire barrel
post #16 of 18
You are, of course, still my main man in France, Powerdoc

- T.I.
post #17 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by The Installer:
<strong>You are, of course, still my main man in France, Powerdoc

- T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Thanks, you are also still my main man in Switzerland, and futhermore, my favorite retailer of beers .
post #18 of 18
doc !

you can't just let me stay with those 200000 litres of beer ! <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> what am I goin to to with them now ? :confused: damn u doc !
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