Time to immigrate to another forum?

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With all the current troubles through the years isn't it wise to move to another forum?

Yes.
51
45%
No.
44
39%
Undecided.
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16%
 
Total votes: 113

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mvanthoor
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Re: Time to immigrate to another forum?

Post by mvanthoor »

Rebel wrote: Mon Jan 08, 2024 6:54 pm https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.chess.computer // start reading from 1995
https://www.stmintz.com/ccc/index.php?offset=67575 // from November 1997 till ~2006
Thanks. It was the stmintz link I was looking for. I suspect that Google Groups will go offline in some point of the future. Are newsgroups even a thing nowadays?
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Re: Time to immigrate to another forum?

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Rebel wrote: Mon Jan 08, 2024 11:26 am We hope ChessUSA will complete the transfer of the domain name talkchess.com to the CSVN this week.
I have stopped caring, it is OK.
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Re: Time to immigrate to another forum?

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I think the transfer was completed. We just have to request to the Dutch Computer Chess Association to make the domain point to a new server, and they will do it.
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Re: Time to immigrate to another forum?

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hgm wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:23 pm I think the transfer was completed. We just have to request to the Dutch Computer Chess Association to make the domain point to a new server, and they will do it.
Does that include all data?
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Re: Time to immigrate to another forum?

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No, the data is still on the ChessUSA server. The CSVN has nothing to do with that; they just own the domain. We should have gotten an ftp password to the ChessUSA server; I just returned from holiday last week, and have been rather busy since then, so I don't know the exact status.

The ftp password should allow us to fetch everything, and move it to a server of our own. That would include the files of the previous (phpBB 2) forum. (In which I hope to find the real-name database.) For the content of the current forum, I don't need ftp, and can just download a backup that can be read into a phpBB 3 install elsewhere. It would reconstitute the state of the forum as it is now, and nothing else happened. This is what I already did a few years ago.
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Re: Time to immigrate to another forum?

Post by Patrice Duhamel »

Yes it's time to migrate on another forum, or do something to fix problems.

I tried 4 times to vote on this post without success, and every times I try to sign in on this forum (when it works) I have to enter my login information
multiple times...
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Re: Time to immigrate to another forum?

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Patrice Duhamel wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:40 pm Yes it's time to migrate on another forum, or do something to fix problems.

I tried 4 times to vote on this post without success, and every times I try to sign in on this forum (when it works) I have to enter my login information
multiple times...
easy peasy for me.
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Re: Time to immigrate to another forum?

Post by Eelco de Groot »

Patrice Duhamel wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:40 pm Yes it's time to migrate on another forum, or do something to fix problems.

I tried 4 times to vote on this post without success, and every times I try to sign in on this forum (when it works) I have to enter my login information
multiple times...
I never bothered to enter a vote here, it is just to get an idea, but the chances that the votes are manipulated by trolls etc is very high. In my opinion at least. For any important poll, there should at least be a check if submitted votes come from users that have made some quasi human posts in the last couple of months. All not active accounts can be skipped etc. But it is just to get an idea. In my opinion.

I you have trouble making any posts Patrice, maybe this post from the Help forum would help a bit http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=82953 Voters from the US for instance, like Brian here, don't have that problem.
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