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« on: June 30, 2017, 12:48:21 PM »
You may notice things around here look a little more... classical. Yes, we have been able to restore all of the minmaxboards. This is almost entirely due to the efforts of two people: BG Josh was able to overcome the technical difficulties the BGs were having with their host, which gave Prime32 access to the complete dataset of MMX. Prime has spent the last several days restoring, upgrading, and cleaning the data, so that not only will all of the content be available, but also the new features such as sticky posts in threads, functional email notifications, and more.

I would like to extend my thanks (no doubt there will be a touch more of that from the MMX community) to both Josh and Prime for ensuring the continued existence of our history, and all the irreplaceable content created here. Prime, especially, has been working hard to ensure that we can restore the community to its normal status, and will be earning a 100% bonus on top of his salary for his exertions.

Please note that as we wanted to get everything back into the public as soon as possible, our excellent technology admin might have to make a few changes after restoration has been opened to the public. So if you see something that isn't quite right, let myself or Prime know, and we'll get it sorted.

For those members who joined us on the temporary forums but did not have existing MinMaxBoards.com accounts, unfortunately, you will need to re-register. It is an unavoidable side effect of restoring all the existing data. Another side effect is that anything posted on the temporary forums will not transfer to the new boards. Do not worry, we've carefully archived everything from the interregnum here, so make sure to check it and grab anything desired (not that we'll be turning that off any time soon).

So welcome back everyone! Come, make yourselves at home once more in the cozy confines of the MinMaxBoards.

Edit: Prime has fixed the links. All minmaxboards.com links on the site are now redirected to minmaxforum.com. Any broken links to the 3.x web articles on wizards.com should also be fixed now.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2017, 03:39:04 PM by Stratovarius »

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Re: Welcome Back!
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 02:02:36 PM »
It's great to have the boards back!

A huge "thank you!" to Prime32, BG Josh, Stratovarius, and everyone else involved in the restoration effort!
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Re: Welcome Back!
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 02:05:24 PM »
Huzzah!! Three cheers for BGJosh, Prime32, and Stratovarius (and whoever else helped get us back up)!
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Re: Welcome Back!
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 02:05:44 PM »
Hail glorious Satan!
Good job everyone. It is great we got the old content back, but I got to say it was amazing seeing the community come together during the recovery efforts, gives me confidence for the longevity of this community.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 02:12:38 PM »
OK, so... I liked the way I had stuff organized on the temp board more than I do on this current board. However, the thought of having to re-repost everything is super daunting. Is there any way to migrate stuff from there to here?
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 02:19:28 PM »
Hooray, it's back!
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 02:20:44 PM »
OK, so... I liked the way I had stuff organized on the temp board more than I do on this current board. However, the thought of having to re-repost everything is super daunting. Is there any way to migrate stuff from there to here?

Seconded. It's bad enough that I'm going to have to update all of the links I just meticulously updated anyways.

Also, one major feature I'm missing here. We can't just upload avatars directly any more. Noooooooooo!

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 02:28:10 PM »
OK, so... I liked the way I had stuff organized on the temp board more than I do on this current board. However, the thought of having to re-repost everything is super daunting. Is there any way to migrate stuff from there to here?

I have asked our technical overlord. And I quote: "By hand". We'll have a fix for all existing links, however.

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Re: Welcome Back!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2017, 03:08:21 PM »
That fix is now implemented - all minmaxboards links on the site are now redirected to minmaxforum. Via Javascript, so the original posts haven't changed. If we get the old domain back, I can put it in reverse.

Any broken links to the 3.x web articles on wizards.com should also be fixed now.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2017, 03:11:40 PM by Prime32 »

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Re: Welcome Back!
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2017, 04:07:47 PM »
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Awesome sauce, great work everybody all around.

 :hug ... let's all hug it out, yes?


I tried google search for minmaxboards.
https://minmaxboards.com seems  to go to bluehost, unless something has squatted it already.
http no s ://minmaxboards.com returned the bluehost temp down standard flag.

... as does BG, which I suppose that database ought'a be maybe 7th or 8th on "the" list (sooner or later).
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Re: Welcome Back!
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2017, 04:08:17 PM »
OK, so... I liked the way I had stuff organized on the temp board more than I do on this current board. However, the thought of having to re-repost everything is super daunting. Is there any way to migrate stuff from there to here?

I have asked our technical overlord. And I quote: "By hand". We'll have a fix for all existing links, however.
OK. I'll figure it out.
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2017, 04:34:22 PM »
Awesome work. Thank you all
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Re: Welcome Back!
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2017, 05:59:30 PM »
Now that we have the opportunity everyone be sure to back stuff up!!

Also, kudos to Strat and Prime and Josh.

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2017, 06:34:10 PM »
Whoa, all the info is back!  It's dizzying!
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2017, 07:18:52 PM »
Good work everyone! Thank you all for your efforts!

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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2017, 07:44:39 PM »
Woah, awesome.

Thanks for saving the world.

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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2017, 10:18:00 PM »
I take a two day break to sacrifice orphans (totally unrelated) and MMB's content is restored! Yeaheeeeeee.

Amazingly work on everyone who was involved in case I miss someone, but thanks for hosting Strat, for fixing Prime, and for working on allowing us to continue Josh.
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Re: Welcome Back!
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2017, 10:30:36 PM »
I forgot to say it before, but thanks for all the hard work you've put in to keeping the boards up and getting this community back together.

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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2017, 11:03:35 PM »
Yes! Definitely thank you. I forgot to say.
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2017, 11:23:39 PM »
Congratulations and thank you to those who worked hard in the recovery efforts.
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