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CycleChat.net moving to XF on 20th Nov 2011

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CyclingTribe, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I've done the testing, skinning, previewing, and announcing - and this coming weekend I'm migrating CycleChat.net (1.5 million posts) from IP.Board 3.1.4 to XF 1.1

    I've got a to-do list as long as my arm and have taken two days annual leave to help get things setup properly and everyone settled-in - so it should be fun. (y)

    Wish me luck. :D
  2. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Good luck :) I am sure it will go well.
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  3. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Thanks - I'm really looking forward to the change. (y)

    How are things going for you since you migrated?
  4. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Pretty well, had a bit of a bunfight over fonts but think that will be put to bed. Not really had one complaint. I certainly enjoy the site more now. Make sure you make a nice holding page (I used 503 status code to indicate temporary error, check back later) to inform the members of what is going on.
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  5. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've got a copy of your holding page on my iPhone ... :ROFLMAO: ... thought it was a great example of a fun and informative moving page.
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Good Luck! :)
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  7. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    so you've got blogs, gallery, member and forums moving over?
    I would love to move my 3.2 IPB version over - but what to do with the extras XF doesn't have yet?
  8. MarcosPreviato

    MarcosPreviato Active Member

    Nice, welcome, anything can count on me!
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  9. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    Superb... best of luck. I've been working and am sending out my own RFP... Love your site and I *know* your user base will love the change.
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  10. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Good luck with moving !
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  11. Saeed

    Saeed Well-Known Member

    Oh I can tell how long that list is and how excited you are just by the fact that you missed inserting your signature "Cheers, Shaun" at the end of that post. :ROFLMAO:

    Good luck, Shaun! :)
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  12. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    lol ... I hadn't realised what a trademark the "Cheers" was ... :D

    Yes I'm really looking forward to the change and I've had a much more positive response to this move; possibly because I've introduced it better and kept a similar colour scheme, but also people are commenting on how they like the way XF works. :)

    "Extras" wise I am manually migrating blogs [LNblog], gallery [User Albums] and calendar [they love XenAtendo] and we'll muddle along with those as they are improved upon or as things are absorbed into the core of XF - but I've got to say, the add-ons that I'm using are really good and I'll definitely be dishing out donations in the coming weeks.

    So what if it doesn't do exactly the same things - the esscense is there and we can figure the rest out as we go!! :D

    Shaun :D
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  13. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    we launched xf on 20.nov.10, so i guess we will share an anniversary ;)
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  14. Lost

    Lost Well-Known Member

    Good luck Shaun (not that luck has got anything to do with it ;)).

    It sounds like you are well prepared.
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  15. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Good luck :)
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  16. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I see that you've converted to XenForo. May I request you to share your Analytics data (just the graphs, not the numbers) so that we know how XF handles traffic and how Google sees the change. :)
  17. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the move, Shaun! :D
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  18. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I will do once I've got everyone settled back in :)
  19. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Is your site closed to guests? I can't see any posts, threads.
  20. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    same here and man it took forever to come up on a military computer:(?

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