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I know the transfer of content was scheduled for a day ago, and I actually expected the new forum to be open by today! Okay, another day or so of delay, but this gives a chance to get yourself ready:

First thing to do: some of you mentioned not being sure of what email is attached to your account! Well, click open the link for Your Control Panel (it's right there under your Welcom..., above the messages). Look under Summary (the first tab) and there it shows the email you will need to log in to the new forum.

If that email is no longer correct, use it anyway; it is the key to the forum, and you can change it later.

2. Save your avatar if you love it! Avatars are not transferred, so every account starts out with no avatar. Keep yours on your desktop (click and holed, then drag a copy to your desktop), it's very easy to load into your account. It's WAY easier than it ever was here. I have already put together a "How to..." to explain the steps if you need to check.

3. I'm sure it won't be popular, but there are no signatures! Not because they weren't moved. There simply is no space for a sig under your messages. I can tell you how to beat the system, but I may want to hold off on doing that. We'll see. Or maybe you will figure it out by yourself.

4. I am personally happy to see that the automatic quoting of every single word of a message is not happening anymore. You can still copy a few salient points and paste them into a new reply, but the author name is not included, and you will want to do a small bit of styling to set it out from your comments. This will make more sense when you see it.

5. Sadly, while avatars will upload to the BP server, there is no method to upload a picture! You will have to rely on Photobucket or some other storage site. You will need to copy the link info and paste it into your message. It's too bad it isn't easier, but based on the gazillion images in the basement of this software (images that are wrong, too big, too old, forgotten, renamed and missed, etc.,) I guess it's better to not start a new junkyard.

When the new forums are ready, you will come "here" and be redirected. You will need to reset your password; just use your current password  and that will reset the new software. Obviously there will be glitches, and I am the one you will contact! Such fun for me; all I can then do is forward your message to the keeper of passwords and then I guess I will get that info and send it back to you? Too strange, but that's how it will work.

So get ready, it's happening,...And soon.


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Will there be a TPA? Can I post naked pictures of my dog? Does it stick to the wall or ceiling when it's al dente?
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What do YOU care? You'll be on Mars.

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That's cold.

Like -81C cold.

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Will the old links still work to get back here and share an old thread, even if there are no new comments being added?

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Will the old links still work to get back here...

Well, no. There won't be any "here" here! But you do remind me that I failed to mention that all posts made in te last two months will not be making the trip! So while all the old content gets moved, the new stuff, no! So the fevered bump-athons to save stuff are useless.

I have no clue as why there is a chunk of fresh (as it were) data won't get moved. But AC warns of this in his pinned announcement.


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What could possibly go wrong  :)

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Will there be a TPA? Can I post naked pictures of my dog? Does it stick to the wall or ceiling when it's al dente?

And can we post questionnaires about our engineering thesis for gear to improve backpacking or ask our fellow backpackers about their favorite tips for surviving suburban hostels? And what about astrology?

And most importantly, can we post yoga pictures?


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What could possibly go wrong  :)

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Relax folks. It's not like we're all vying to be the first person to register.

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Try mouth to mouth.

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As DD gets in line  :laugh:

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Nobody is asking the important questions like, "Will I keep my post count this round...."

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Do you mean..."This week" as in..."this week this year" or just "this week" in this century....?

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ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!   :D  :D  :laugh:  :D  :D
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So... I can actually start my thread today telling each and every one of you how much I hate you, and as long as we move in the next two months, it won't matter?

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Drag it to your desktop. It copies to there.

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Are we referring to "this week" as the current week, the upcoming week as in the following week, or in the general sense of some week in the future...?

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Updates weekly.

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I kind of feel like a school kid on a field trip in to the city.  Everyone needs hold hands with two other people so nobody gets left behind.  We'll regroup on Facebook.

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September 2013.

Er, I mean this week.

In 2016.

Or something.

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Yawn....I never did like the fable of the little boy who cried wolf.

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I'm only the messenger. I will say that AC sent out a note to the "team" that he was called away for the week for a family situation (nothing dramatic, just not my business to explain!)

Patience will be rewarded.


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Really?  There's money involved?

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I never did like the fable of the little boy who cried wolf.

I'm only the messenger. I will say that AC sent out a note to the "team" that he was called away for the week for a family situation (nothing dramatic, just not my business to explain!)

Patience will be rewarded.

Oh, good.

I can still make 10,000 posts before the switch over.


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