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Hypnos Forum move
« on: January 03, 2008, 12:02:22 PM »
Hypnos Forum move happening today (Thursday Jan 03, 2008)

The entire www.hypnos.com web site is in the process of being moved to a new server during the next few days.  The old server and new server will continue to operate simultaneously until next week, so there will be two Hypnos news pages, two Hypnos stores, two Hypnos CD releases pages, and so on.  We'll update both old and new in sync with each other during this transition, so it won't matter whether you visit one Hypnos store or the other -- in both cases, your order will be accepted and completed just fine.

One part of the Hypnos web site that cannot be run in tandem (two versions running at once until the transfer is complete) is this Forum.  Because there's a database that's updated every time someone posts a message or creates a new membership, or even updates their "signature" or their avatar, there is no way of keeping two Hypnos Forums in sync for several days without an unreasonable amount of non-stop work.  For that reason, later tonight, this Hypnos Forum, the one you're looking at right now, will be taken offline for maintenance, and the databases (including members, forum topics, posts, and everything) will be backed-up and moved over to the new Hypnos Forum which is already running in test mode, and has been checked-out by your trusty Forum Moderators, JKN and APK.

Soon after this Forum goes "down" into maintenence mode, that database backup & restore will be completed and the new Forum will be active and ready.  I will post an address on the Hypnos News page that points directly to the new Forum.  I will also post that link here, below, but please do not start visiting and posting to the NEW Forum before this Forum goes down into maintenence mode, otherwise any posts you make there will be wiped-out when this OLD Forum is backed-up and moved over.

The link to the new Hypnos Forum effective late 1/3/08 and onward will be http://208.131.140.64/smf/

Eventually the hypnos.com internet domain will be converted over and you will be able to reach that Forum via the same address as this one, which is www.hypnos.com/smf

Please use this space (in the NEW Forum, starting Friday 1/4/2008) to post troubleshooting requests, problems, or questions relating to the NEW Forum.

A reminder.... you may visit that link to the NEW Forum prior to this OLD Forum becoming unavailable if you're just curious, and feel free to poke around and look all you want... but don't make any changes or posts that you don't want to be wiped-out when I convert over!  Continue to post here until the move is complete.

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2008, 05:03:02 PM by mgriffin »
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008, 03:43:32 PM »
Made this a "sticky" so it will be visible on top to everyone, until this move is behind us.
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008, 09:00:00 PM »
I just disabled new member registration, but it will be enabled on the new Forum later tonight.  This was done so that I could move across all members now and then just worry about topics & posts later tonight when the move is completed.
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008, 11:20:44 PM »
OK, everything seems to be fixed, except user avatars which have disappeared again.  I think those may still be fixable, but for now I'm going to leave the "old" Forum closed and say we're officially open for business here on the "new" Hypnos Forum!

Thanks for your patience, everyone.  I'll keep working to fine tune everything, but feel free to post questions, problems, concerns and so on... post them right here in this topic.
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2008, 11:24:14 PM »
I was a bit worried earlier tonight, but all's well at this point.

HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF...

I hope to wake up in the morning and check in here, and find that the usual visitors have had no problems logging in and posting.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2008, 11:47:22 PM by mgriffin »
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 07:15:13 AM »
Everything is looking good :)
Right now you can't upload an avatar image, but this will be fixed soon.
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 07:36:27 AM »
I've made some changes to the avatar settings and permissions, and more of them are showing-up, now.  I'll keep working on it until everyone can either see their existing avatar, or at least upload a new one.
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008, 07:46:17 AM »
So far - no issues that I can fine.  I'm using the default theme.
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008, 08:12:01 AM »
I guess it will be easier to figure out how things are going, once more people come across and log in and try to post.
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008, 09:15:56 AM »
I'm here and hopefully my avatar (which is displayed right now at the top of the screen) will appear when I submit this post.

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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2008, 09:24:35 AM »
I like the new digs. The roof doesn't leak and the furnace works.
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2008, 10:19:05 AM »
I'm concerned that maybe a lot of people are having trouble logging-in for some reason.  I see lots of "guests" viewing the Forum at any given time, but not many logged-in members.

Maybe people are just browsing and waiting to see more traffic before they bother logging in. 

I won't be able to work on this much until later today, but if people are trying to log in and unable to do so, please email me at mg (at) hypnos.com
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2008, 11:43:51 AM »
Login was painless and this is my test post.   one, two, three...

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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2008, 11:45:54 AM »
Well, maybe people saw the notification of the upcoming move and they decided to stay away for a few days until the dust settled.
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2008, 12:07:12 PM »
Hello! I'm here, (& so is my avatar. Man, that crazy chick follows me EVERYWHERE)... ;D
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2008, 12:08:18 PM »
Hello! I'm here, (& so is my avatar. Man, that crazy chick follows me EVERYWHERE)... ;D

Note: Lena looks nothing like the picture in her avatar, which is from before I met her.  She has long hair now!
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Re: Hypnos Forum move
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2008, 12:08:57 PM »
Hey, husband~

You get another Karma point for staying up half the night working on this, (while I was comfortably snoozing away)... :-*
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2008, 12:12:47 PM »
Hey, husband~

You get another Karma point for staying up half the night working on this, (while I was comfortably snoozing away)... :-*

Hey thanks!  I have double-digit karma points!   And I'm kinda tired from staying up half the night, so I'll gladly take your karma, thanks.

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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2008, 02:20:30 PM »
Hello! I'm here, (& so is my avatar. Man, that crazy chick follows me EVERYWHERE)... ;D

Note: Lena looks nothing like the picture in her avatar, which is from before I met her.  She has long hair now!

I hadn't realized the Lena is a giantess cello player!!!

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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2008, 02:21:25 PM »
Hey, husband~

You get another Karma point for staying up half the night working on this, (while I was comfortably snoozing away)... :-*

Hey thanks!  I have double-digit karma points!   And I'm kinda tired from staying up half the night, so I'll gladly take your karma, thanks.



God, you two sound so in love! ::)

Actually, kudos to you both. In this day and age, it's nice to see this level of affection. Admittedly, not sure how two ambientphiles ended up so well-adjusted, but.... :o  :D