Closing Forumosa in May so we can move it to a new server

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This week, we plan to move the forums off the Discourse server and over to our own server - a move which I hope will drop my hosting costs by as much as -80% or, even, -90%. On our own server, we will also have more ways to customize the forums.

One of the things I also want to do as part of the move is to change the URL from http://tw. to http://www. - a process which may require up to 72 hours for the new address to propagate (i.e., make the forums accessible again to some people).

I plan to “close” the forums for 7 days starting Thursday, 18 April, Taiwan time. During this time, the forums will be in read-only mode. Hopefully, the actual transition is uneventful and we can re-open access to the forums in a few days. If we screw things up or are not happy with some important part of the move, we will restore to backup and try again another time.

TL;DR - we plan to “freeze” the forums starting tomorrow Thursday for a week. If all goes well, the next time you visit, you will find us at www.forumosa.com

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#3

Force the DNS changes with whoever you host with, can be up in 10 minutes, or so.

#4

Please, if you get an AI thingy to help you talk to the server, PLEASE name her Hillary. :runaway:

#5

@discobot fortune

#6

:crystal_ball: My reply is no

#7

Sorry, JD. :idunno:

#8

Let’s just hope we don’t lose some of the active users as it happened during the last transition…

#9

Can we get Anthony to open up the other site just in case?

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#10

I can take a year off …again :grin:

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#11

Thank you for hosting the site and making it available to so many people. Good luck with the switch!

#12

You mean Moronosa?

#13

Prepare for all the posters who don’t click this thread to think they’re banned.

#14

No you moron, the other other site.

Actually, is there anyway we could set up a single chat thread somewhere to tide us over? We’d need to preserve anonymity…

#15

There should be some announcement in a banner in the top of the page.

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#16

I was just about to say that…
Paging @tempogain

#17

Someone already did it. Thanks @mad_masala, we appreciate your insights and your inestimable sense of humour.

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#18

Someone should try to document the mental breakdown most of you will go through. :joy:

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#19

can’t go cold :turkey: for 1 week?

#20

jesus, no, you’re all I’ve got.