Remember to back up your PMs, if necessary!

You can talk about almost anything that you want to on this board.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
UncleSporky
Posts: 385
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:44 pm

Remember to back up your PMs, if necessary!

Post by UncleSporky » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:53 am

With the forum going away, it's easy to forget to check through your PMs and back up anything you might want to keep. I presume that any archive we eventually get will not maintain them in the interest of privacy.

Just a reminder. :)

User avatar
Jeroen
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:49 pm

Post by Jeroen » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:06 am

We decided we're moving to phpbb3 already? I thought that was stil in the "maybe" stage.

UncleSporky
Posts: 385
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:44 pm

Post by UncleSporky » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:08 am

I have no idea, I just meant that it can't hurt to page through your PMs and back up anything you want to keep. Are you saying this isn't necessary because it's all being ported elsewhere?

User avatar
Jeroen
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:49 pm

Post by Jeroen » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:14 am

Well that depends on wether we'll switch to phpbbs3 or not. We'll most likely back everything up if we switch to 3 and then you can stil read the backups. The forums are stil gonna be around in some form though. (unless all those people offering servers/hosting suddenly die or something)

edit: that being said backing up your pms might not be a bad idea...just a little premature.

User avatar
clueless
Posts: 498
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:27 am
Location: Seatlle, WA, USA

Post by clueless » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:31 pm

Is there some way to efficiently construct a backup of our PMs? Otherwise I might write a small perl agent to do it (using "LWP::UserAgent").

User avatar
Memblers
Site Admin
Posts: 3770
Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:04 am
Location: Indianapolis
Contact:

Post by Memblers » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:31 pm

If we did move to another forum software version eventually, and locked this one, you would still be able to log in here. And preferably, still able to send/receive PMs, so anyone who hasn't moved on can still be reached.

tepples
Posts: 21752
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:12 pm
Location: NE Indiana, USA (NTSC)
Contact:

Re: Remember to back up your PMs, if necessary!

Post by tepples » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:35 am

Destickying now that we know that the handoff kept PMs.

Post Reply