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Colosseum
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Colosseum
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Joined: Jun 4 2008, 02:24 AM

Jul 26 2010, 08:53 PM #1

Shipbucket will be converting to PHPBB software sometime soon. This means any time between tonight and several years from now, depending on my schedule and whether or not I can be assed to mess with it.

Reasons being:

1. InvisionFree has no substantial legal protection for items posted on this forum;
2. I'd like to get off of free forum software and onto something more professional;
3. Shipbucket.com/forum is a lot easier to remember than z11.invisionfree.com/shipbucket;
4. Better admin controls to prevent morons like Turkishnavyguy from coming back;
5. More up-to-date software, a lot easier to use;
6. It's just that time.

No, the content posted here will NOT be accessible on the new board, though I will maintain this forum as long as possible as an archive.

Thoughts before we proceed?
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blackbuck
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Joined: Feb 13 2010, 12:08 AM

Jul 26 2010, 09:13 PM #2

Any reason for PHPBB over IPB?
"What's that coming over the hill"? "Oh it's a Panther". "We're Boned".
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TimothyC
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Jul 26 2010, 09:13 PM #3

I'd recommend the following:

1. Admins are notified first, then Mods, then Elite then Premium, then everyone else Maybe even let major, non-premium members in on it before the rest of the population knows. This way we don't get hit with a lot of people potentially loosing their account names.

2. Locking down the board on the way out, so that while the archive is maintained, it doesn't get spammed up.
blackbuck @ Jul 26 2010, 09:13 PM wrote:Any reason for PHPBB over IPB?
phpBB is free, and often more powerful than IPB (which costs a whole lot).
When you talk about damage radius, even atomic weapons pale before that of an unfettered idiot in a position of power - Sam Starfall

What do you hear?
Nothin' but the rain
Then grab your gun and get the cat

I'm an Mechanical Engineering Student.
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blackbuck
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Jul 26 2010, 09:17 PM #4

Just wondering as I deal with IPB on a daily basis, that's all.
"What's that coming over the hill"? "Oh it's a Panther". "We're Boned".
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Colosseum
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Jul 26 2010, 09:43 PM #5

If you want to shoot me $250 for an IPB installation (and $250 more each year), be my guest. :P
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ezgo394
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Jul 26 2010, 09:52 PM #6

It's that much?
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Colosseum
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Jul 26 2010, 10:12 PM #7

It's targeted towards corporations, etc.

Not people screwing around on the internet drawing ships. :P
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blackbuck
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Jul 26 2010, 10:43 PM #8

Wow Cervo (the dude that runs our site) has money to burn |:
"What's that coming over the hill"? "Oh it's a Panther". "We're Boned".
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navybrat85
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Jul 27 2010, 12:03 AM #9

so must Kevin over at STF.net...he's got like three IPB boards running (or did, a while ago)
Work List:

Real Designs

*HMS Dreadnought (less than 50% complete, on Hold until files are transfered from my old computer)

*John C. Butler Class DE (around 45% Complete, restarted)

*Charleston Class LKA (Around 50% Complete)

Never Built Designs

*Arsenal Ship (less than 75%)
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RRoan
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Joined: Dec 21 2008, 11:42 PM

Jul 27 2010, 12:27 AM #10

First non-rules post at the new forums goes to me. :3
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Colosseum
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Jul 27 2010, 12:50 AM #11

quiet rroan they're not allowed to know about it yet D:<
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RRoan
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Jul 27 2010, 12:59 AM #12

D:
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navybrat85
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Jul 27 2010, 01:45 AM #13

lol. Top Secret till Colo says otherwise?
Work List:

Real Designs

*HMS Dreadnought (less than 50% complete, on Hold until files are transfered from my old computer)

*John C. Butler Class DE (around 45% Complete, restarted)

*Charleston Class LKA (Around 50% Complete)

Never Built Designs

*Arsenal Ship (less than 75%)
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Novice
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Jul 27 2010, 05:22 AM #14

What will happen to the drawings allready submitted and are on the main site?

1. C class cruisers AAW conversions
2. HMS Delhi as AAW ship
3. HMS Milne as in Turkish service
4. French Colbert cruiser as built (maybe as missile cruiser)
5. French cruiser Algerie
6. French cruiser de Grasse as built
7. Canadian escorts of the 1950' (Cadillacs), the first allready done
8. American cargo ships from MARAD programme
9. Type 16 frigate conversions
10. TYpe 18 Never Built Frigate conversion
11. French carrier Bearn (WIP in progress)
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vossiej
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Joined: Dec 21 2008, 06:20 PM

Jul 27 2010, 05:43 AM #15

Will there be a deadline for all members to be switched to the new forum before this one closes? Otherwise said, on wich forum will we have to post from now on, still this one or the new one?
"Rule One, Page One in the Book of War - Do not march onto Moscow"
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