Cleo, nothing would be lost in the move; the current DigiD would remain much like the first one; open and available for members to return to and visit. We would never close the board down completely or prevent anyone from reading and see the wonderful times all of our members, new and old, have experienced. As far as the memberbase goes, everyone, including those considered inactive, would get e-mailed about the move before it happened, if it did happen. However, I am pleased to have access to a ROOT account. So if the votes come out that everyone would like to swap databases, I'd be much more willing to, honestly. I have to ask though...
Who would be willing to chip in some of the cash to get a copy of our database?
Donating would not be necessary and all donations would be completely anonymous to anyone but the person actually handling them. Vn and I have already said that we'd be fine chipping in some of the money; I'm even willing to chip in the majority, though I'd prefer not to since I have school.
Otterly Lost @ Jul 15 2012, 10:15 AM wrote: STOP! DID YOU READ MY ENTIRE POST BEFORE VOTING? NO? THEN I SUGGEST GOING BACK UP AND READING IT TO ASSURE THAT YOUR VOTE IS ACTUALLY WHAT YOU WANT. ALSO, TO REITERATE, STAFF DO NOT VOTE HERE. VOTE AND DISCUSS IT AT THE STAFF BOARD. THANK YOU.
Also, this post is just a general message to everyone as no one seems to be listening to what it tells them in the question. To those who voted Yes, if we take everything, you do realize that means that Vn and I still will not be root admin and some complete stranger will? A complete stranger that may or may not decide one day to just entirely delete our board? Vn and I would not have the power to stop them.
Furthermore, you do realize that getting a copy of our database would cost money. Real life money. This is all outlined in my very first post.
To those that voted JUST YES, you do realize that this means Vn and I will not get a copy of our database and everything will be left behind. This does not mean that our board will be deleted as neither of us have the ability to do that(no ROOT Admin account). It means that this board will be locked and all threads and things will continue at the new board. The threads will simply be left behind and you'll have to resign up.
If you vote and then post below and it seems like you did not read the entirety of my post, I will not count your vote. I'm sorry but its frustrating that I wrote all of the pros and cons out clearly for you and NO ONE has decided it worth their time to read it. >_> Even one of my own staff did not read it. Seriously people, read my post.
I have you know I read every bit of it. Your reasons for stuff is one of the reasons it was hard for me to pick a choice, since I'm feeling about what you said as well.
Okay everyone. This poll got a little convoluted because a lot of people(no one in particularly, just a lot) jumped the gun and voted without really know their options and what they were voting for. So, I am making a new, poll only thread over at the News. Whatever you vote there will be your final vote. So make sure you understand EVERYTHING possible before voting there. Since nobody has outright voted no, this will mostly be a vote to decide if we build a board from the ground up and archive this one(never delete; everyone will be able to come back and read it and look over the threads and all their IC history will still exist at the new board) or if we pay to get the database.