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Classic Animation (pre 1970's) => TTTP In Exile => Topic started by: eutychus on December 13, 2014, 01:01:44 pm

Title: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 13, 2014, 01:01:44 pm
As noted earlier, because of technical problems with the current software, the IAD Forums will be moving to a new home, probably the first week in January.

This is the temporary URL: http://toonscoop.com/forum/Forum.aspx

If you haven't registered there yet, it's best that you do so as soon as possible so there is no confusion once we flip the switch. The conversions are almost done. I just have some small technical issues to deal with and, of course, waiting for the Holidays to be over so I don't disrupt any party threads. And to make sure I have the time to watch it for the first few weeks.

Any problems, please let me know! Thanks!
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Looney Tunes Fan on December 13, 2014, 01:52:01 pm
Will we need to manually move over our threads or will this be done for us?
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 13, 2014, 02:03:14 pm
Will we need to manually move over our threads or will this be done for us?

If you can send me your password to the new board privately, I will do that for you. The ones I'm most concerned about at this point are the filmographies.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Looney Tunes Fan on December 13, 2014, 02:09:31 pm
Will we need to manually move over our threads or will this be done for us?

If you can send me your password to the new board privately, I will do that for you. The ones I'm most concerned about at this point are the filmographies.
Ah, alright. :) I'm actually moving over my filmographies atm, but I'll keep your suggestion in mind.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 13, 2014, 02:21:43 pm
Sweet! Except for the emoticons the coding is the same, so all you have to do (as I'm sure you've figured out by now) is to hit "modify post" and just do a copy and paste over to the new board.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Looney Tunes Fan on December 13, 2014, 02:25:05 pm
Sweet! Except for the emoticons the coding is the same, so all you have to do (as I'm sure you've figured out by now) is to hit "modify post" and just do a copy and paste over to the new board.
Nice! I actually did figure this out, but thank you anyway. The Looney Tunes filmography is all moved to the new forum now. :)
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: ForumDocXV on December 13, 2014, 03:29:46 pm
I have already made my own new account on the site called LuckyToon. But I have yet to make topics on the site.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: ParamountCartoons on December 13, 2014, 03:44:08 pm
Your login doesn't work......
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: King Delbert on December 13, 2014, 04:02:04 pm
I went ahead and moved in.  I am going to announce the retirement of my "King Delbert" name.  It's outdated.  It goes back to my sophomore year in Jazz Ensemble when everyone called me that.  Nobody calls me that anymore.  I've been meaning to get ride of that name for a long time.   Now's the best time to do so.  From now on you'll see my REAL name, Justin Delbert, and when speaking to me, simply refer to me as Justin or even better Delbert. 

Now will you move the party threads?  I kind of wanted to save what I've written this past Thanksgiving. 
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: The Dogfather/Toadette on December 13, 2014, 04:20:33 pm
I'll work at transferring over the whole Thanksgiving story, if you don't mind. ;) I'll also transcribe this year's Halloween and Christmas threads.

When the transfer occurs, I'll just repost them as archives.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Mario500 on December 13, 2014, 04:22:11 pm
I went ahead and moved in.  I am going to announce the retirement of my "King Delbert" name.  It's outdated.  It goes back to my sophomore year in Jazz Ensemble when everyone called me that.  Nobody calls me that anymore.  I've been meaning to get ride of that name for a long time.   Now's the best time to do so.  From now on you'll see my REAL name, Justin Delbert, and when speaking to me, simply refer to me as Justin or even better Delbert. 

Now will you move the party threads?  I kind of wanted to save what I've written this past Thanksgiving. 

Why did you choose to go by your "real name" on the new site?
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 13, 2014, 10:06:47 pm
I'll work at transferring over the whole Thanksgiving story, if you don't mind. ;) I'll also transcribe this year's Halloween and Christmas threads.

When the transfer occurs, I'll just repost them as archives.

You can give it a try. Just remember that the emoticons are coded differently, so they may be a bit screwy. (They use brackets instead of colons.) Also, moving them over is one of the things I haven't gotten around to doing yet.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: wiley207 on December 14, 2014, 12:45:22 am
Already signed up there!
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: King Delbert on December 14, 2014, 12:56:01 am
I went ahead and moved in.  I am going to announce the retirement of my "King Delbert" name.  It's outdated.  It goes back to my sophomore year in Jazz Ensemble when everyone called me that.  Nobody calls me that anymore.  I've been meaning to get ride of that name for a long time.   Now's the best time to do so.  From now on you'll see my REAL name, Justin Delbert, and when speaking to me, simply refer to me as Justin or even better Delbert. 

Now will you move the party threads?  I kind of wanted to save what I've written this past Thanksgiving. 

Why did you choose to go by your "real name" on the new site?

Well, isn't that where we're all moving???  I'd just figure just go ahead and change it there rather than here where we are finishing up this month.  I think about one more month of using King Delbert will be good and fair enough.  After that, I think the name Delbert will stick out more and I'm kind of tired of using the King name anymore. 
Oh and another thing, the King name was also because I wasn't on social media when I joined GAC.  My whole name is now out there nowadays on Facebook and Twitter, so why not?
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Sogturtle on December 14, 2014, 07:51:50 am

Hmmmm... Well the seldomly-seen (and nearly forgotten :P) Turtle just registered "over yonder" :bugs:
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Mister Bighead on December 14, 2014, 08:43:43 am
I registered on the new forums a while back under the name username. Hopefully, the new forums will have less issues.


By the way, the smilies are not working on the new forums.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Mario500 on December 14, 2014, 09:15:04 am
I went ahead and moved in.  I am going to announce the retirement of my "King Delbert" name.  It's outdated.  It goes back to my sophomore year in Jazz Ensemble when everyone called me that.  Nobody calls me that anymore.  I've been meaning to get ride of that name for a long time.   Now's the best time to do so.  From now on you'll see my REAL name, Justin Delbert, and when speaking to me, simply refer to me as Justin or even better Delbert. 

Now will you move the party threads?  I kind of wanted to save what I've written this past Thanksgiving. 

Why did you choose to go by your "real name" on the new site?

Well, isn't that where we're all moving???  I'd just figure just go ahead and change it there rather than here where we are finishing up this month.  I think about one more month of using King Delbert will be good and fair enough.  After that, I think the name Delbert will stick out more and I'm kind of tired of using the King name anymore. 
Oh and another thing, the King name was also because I wasn't on social media when I joined GAC.  My whole name is now out there nowadays on Facebook and Twitter, so why not?

I would rather keep using my nickname on message boards for personal reasons and only use my proper (legal) name on other sites for professional and legal reasons. 
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 14, 2014, 09:44:49 am
By the way, the smilies are not working on the new forums.

They should be working now. And I'll be adding more in the weeks to come.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 14, 2014, 09:45:31 am

Hmmmm... Well the seldomly-seen (and nearly forgotten :P) Turtle just registered "over yonder" :bugs:

Welcome back! We've missed you and your turtle-like insights!
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: ForumDocXV on December 14, 2014, 12:13:19 pm
I wonder what will happen to this IAD Forum site since it's being moved?
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: The Dogfather/Toadette on December 14, 2014, 12:28:50 pm
Font capabilities over at the new site are very limited. Unfortunately, this will reduce the striking effect of several party posts.

And not to sound pretentious, but you can thank me for tipping off our favorite turtle about the switchover..... :)
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: ParamountCartoons on December 14, 2014, 02:19:59 pm
The login doesn't work....
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: VoiceTalentBrendan on December 14, 2014, 02:50:18 pm
The login doesn't work....

I can't login either, I 'm also waiting for my lost password to show up in my email  :frown:
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 14, 2014, 04:32:34 pm
Working on the mail system now.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 15, 2014, 12:31:12 pm
Okay, I think I've located the problem with the email system. Give it another shot and let me know what happens.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: VoiceTalentBrendan on December 15, 2014, 01:19:12 pm
It works!  thanks eutychus   :)
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: tonyboy85 on December 15, 2014, 02:56:07 pm
But Eutychus, what about the font sizes?,
and remember what Toadette said?:

Font capabilities over at the new site are very limited. Unfortunately, this will reduce the striking effect of several party posts.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: ParamountCartoons on December 15, 2014, 03:16:40 pm
THE LOGIN STILL DOESN'T WORK!  :mad: :yosemite:
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Takeshi55 on December 15, 2014, 03:52:03 pm
What? Can't you change the font size at all? :(

Also, I have to manually insert spoilers.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: The Dogfather/Toadette on December 15, 2014, 04:47:51 pm
You can change the font size, but not as large as on this forum. About this much at most, I would say.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: tonyboy85 on December 15, 2014, 05:58:39 pm
You can change the font size, but not as large as on this forum. About this much at most, I would say.

But what about small (in addition)?
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: The Dogfather/Toadette on December 15, 2014, 06:24:42 pm
Yes, the new forums are quite capable of small text.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Takeshi55 on December 15, 2014, 07:30:47 pm
So will these forums be locked, or completely removed?
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: The Dogfather/Toadette on December 15, 2014, 07:44:21 pm
(Deleted due to misinformation.) :-[
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 15, 2014, 08:23:20 pm
THE LOGIN STILL DOESN'T WORK!  :mad: :yosemite:

Exactly what kind of problems are you having? Is it just not accepting your username/password combo?
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 15, 2014, 08:24:45 pm
So will these forums be locked, or completely removed?

They will be locked, but will remain here for archival purposes. The only reason I suggested moving some threads (like the filmographies) was for ease of access.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: The Dogfather/Toadette on December 15, 2014, 08:43:49 pm
Well, uh.....I guess we didn't need to move the party threads over after all. :-[ I mean, we can still access the ones on GAC!

I suppose I should get the transcript of the Halloween thread done anyways since I've already started it. :smile:
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Sogturtle on December 15, 2014, 09:09:59 pm

Hmmmm... Well the seldomly-seen (and nearly forgotten :P) Turtle just registered "over yonder" :bugs:

Welcome back! We've missed you and your turtle-like insights!


Awwww, thank you Brer Eutychus for the extremely kind words, tis very much appreciated here in Turtleville :daffy:! (HEY does the new place let us have colored (as in BLUE :P) font?? ;)
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: The Dogfather/Toadette on December 15, 2014, 09:21:07 pm
Oh yes, the new place does allow colored fonts! ;D Especially blue!
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 16, 2014, 07:08:42 am
Well, uh.....I guess we didn't need to move the party threads over after all. :-[ I mean, we can still access the ones on GAC!

I suppose I should get the transcript of the Halloween thread done anyways since I've already started it. :smile

Oh, by all means, move them if you want to take the time! It will be much easier to have everything all in on place. I just mentioned the filmographies since they seemed the most important threads.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: ParamountCartoons on December 16, 2014, 08:35:20 am
THE LOGIN STILL DOESN'T WORK!  :mad: :yosemite:

Exactly what kind of problems are you having? Is it just not accepting your username/password combo?

It's not accepting my username/password combo.....
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Mister Bighead on December 16, 2014, 10:38:40 am
Well, uh.....I guess we didn't need to move the party threads over after all. :-[ I mean, we can still access the ones on GAC!

I suppose I should get the transcript of the Halloween thread done anyways since I've already started it. :smile:


I made a post which will serve as an archive for all the party threads. It lists links to party threads on both the GAC and this forum.
http://toonscoop.com/forum/yaf_postst23_The-Ultimate-Party-Thread-Archive.aspx
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 16, 2014, 03:50:04 pm
THE LOGIN STILL DOESN'T WORK!  :mad: :yosemite:

Exactly what kind of problems are you having? Is it just not accepting your username/password combo?

It's not accepting my username/password combo.....

I'm not showing a user with the name "ParamountCartoons" listed. Try re-registering and see what happens.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: ParamountCartoons on December 16, 2014, 04:54:41 pm
I keep trying and it doesn't work......
THE LOGIN STILL DOESN'T WORK!  :mad: :yosemite:

Exactly what kind of problems are you having? Is it just not accepting your username/password combo?

It's not accepting my username/password combo.....

I'm not showing a user with the name "ParamountCartoons" listed. Try re-registering and see what happens.

It still won't work....
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 16, 2014, 05:20:39 pm
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It still won't work....

Okay ... since no one else seems to be having any problems, tell me exactly what you're doing and exactly what error messages you're getting.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: ParamountCartoons on December 16, 2014, 05:49:47 pm
Well, I login with either my email or my username, then type whatever password I recently registered with, plus when I do reigister it still tells me to login..........


The error message is......
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The username or password is incorrect. Please try again
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 16, 2014, 07:57:37 pm
Okay, for some reason your registration isn't taking since I still don't show a user registered with that name.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 17, 2014, 01:55:49 pm
I keep trying and it doesn't work......
THE LOGIN STILL DOESN'T WORK!  :mad: :yosemite:

Exactly what kind of problems are you having? Is it just not accepting your username/password combo?

It's not accepting my username/password combo.....

I'm not showing a user with the name "ParamountCartoons" listed. Try re-registering and see what happens.

It still won't work....

Check your PMs.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Retro00064 on December 19, 2014, 02:34:28 am
Hi eutychus, so sorry for not posting a response to all this sooner.

I registered on the new forum as "Zachary".

The new forum software seems pretty decent overall. My thoughts on some things, though:

- Have you considered enabling the attachments feature in place of the albums feature? The current forum allows people to attach files directly to posts, and should people really be able to upload stuff to the forum unless it's for a post? And it's quicker/easier to attach an image while posting than to have to upload the image(s) to an album first.

- I see that the forum software has [hide], [group-hide], [hide-thanks], [hide-posts], [hide-reply], and [hide-reply-thanks] BB Code tags. Based on the descriptions of these, I don't think it would really be a good idea to have these. If possible, you might want to disable these tags, if you haven't already.

- I see that a member's avatar next to a post is grayed out, and the buttons for replying, etc. are hidden, unless your cursor is over the post. I personally think this is a bit odd looking and would look into disabling it if it were my forum. I noticed that the theme the new TTTP In Exile forum is currently configured to doesn't have this effect.

- The default post font size on the new forum is a bit smaller than on this forum. I personally like the default font size here better.

- The size of the thread names when viewing forums is rather large. I'd personally prefer it smaller.

- A "Retweet" button? oh, please.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Benamation on December 19, 2014, 04:11:18 pm
Alrighty , I Just Registered my NEW Account Name as BenToons
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Mac on December 20, 2014, 05:43:27 am
Eutychus, thanks for the heads up and, more importantly, thank you so much for all your hard work doing this, running the forum and the website.

It's great to have this place to talk about classic cartoons and it wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. It really is appreciated.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: vdubdavid on December 20, 2014, 10:55:17 am
Well, I just registered over at the new site. My my, it's been a long road from the original Toonzone forums, hasn't it!

One question, will the new forum have that tool that allows you to pull up the threads that have been responded to since you last visited? I found that a very useful thing to have when you just want to catch up on the latest goings-on.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Retro00064 on December 20, 2014, 05:02:01 pm
Click the "My Topics" link on the toolbar below the IAD logo.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: tonyboy85 on December 30, 2014, 05:55:57 pm
Eutychus,

On 12/29/2014,
I have sent you a letter via "PM" about the things I'am worried about
if my threads are moved (by you) to the IAD forums' new home,
but maybe you did not read it, so later on that same day,
I have sent you a second copy of this letter (via "PM" again),
but although I've been patient, I still didn't get the response,
so I sent you the E-Mail version of this letter during the daylight of 12/30/2014, & I'm still patient & kept on waiting.

After you read this letter,
you can send your message to me
via PM or E-Mail.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on December 31, 2014, 03:01:23 pm
Yes, I'm sorry, but I've been very busy here with both my regular work, my second job, working on getting the website converted to the new system and doing my regular updates on top of that. Besides having to keep up with all of my Words with Friends games. Nevertheless, we soldier on.

To wit: I've gotten more than a few PMs on a specific topic which I should now address.

It was never my intention (or ability) to move ALL of the threads from here to there. Just the important ones (like the filmographies.) The problem isn't with the original thread itself, but with having to move all of the responses as well, which wouldn't be possible if a responder hasn't registered over there. But if there is a specific thread that you want me to move, please let me know, keeping in mind that I'll just be moving the original post and that I won't be doing anything that you wouldn't be able to do yourself.

That being said ...

With my current schedule (subject to change at any minute) I'm planning on doing the switchover next Wednesday, January the 7th. It's about a 6 hour job for the software to completely move all of the database to the new system, but that will run in the background while I switch things around. But we will be down, hopefully only for an hour or so while I flip the switches and do the final testing.

Consequently, if you haven't registered there yet, now is the time, especially for the researchers. Remember that your message board login is now going to be the same as the login for the main website, which hopefully will make things a bit easier for you.

Thanks for your patience!
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Yowp on December 31, 2014, 07:24:46 pm
Eut., thanks for all the work you've done. I appreciate that you've set aside your personal time (and expense) to provide something for other people.

Yowp
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Magpie on January 04, 2015, 12:27:27 am
Yes, thanks from me, too as far as personal time devoted to the smooth transition. :mickey: :ozzie:
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: NicKramer on January 04, 2015, 01:13:52 am
Will this old fourm be deleted or archived?
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on January 04, 2015, 03:10:12 am
Will this old fourm be deleted or archived?

Archived.
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: tonyboy85 on January 06, 2015, 04:08:52 am
I'am already now a member of the new IAD forums!
& I have moved my 3 threads to this new home,
& have done other things.

I just want to say that I have a great time
chatting with the people (especially Steve Stanchfield!)
at the old IAD forums since 2013!

& to the IAD staff, I say that,
despite the errors & problems
that messed up this old home,
You all did a great job running the old IAD forums!

& I'am going to miss the old IAD forums!
But I will continue on, in the new IAD forums!

It'll be great to be chatting with you people again,
So I'll see you at the new IAD forums!

 :mickey: :bugs2: :donald: :daffy:
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: Hutch on January 06, 2015, 04:05:02 pm
Is the switchover still planned for tomorrow (1/7).  If so, do you have any idea as to when the forums will be offline.  Good luck with the move.

Hutch
Title: Re: !!! The IAD Forums Will Be Moving !!!
Post by: eutychus on January 06, 2015, 05:48:46 pm
Yes. I'm currently converting the IAD database. If all goes well, once that's done I'll do the switchover tomorrow morning.