Info: An update on the launch of the new website

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  1. ChrisMWilliams

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    Hey guys -

    I hope all is well.

    Just wanted to give you an update on the launch of the new website - which will include a new forum software that will directly impact you (in a very positive way) when discussing the Clones.

    A quick recap to those who might have missed it the last time: We're being forced to switch from V-Bulletin (our current forum software) to XenForo for multiple reasons. The first is your security. The guys who invented V-Bulletin sold the company and then created XenForo. It's basically a more modern, easy-to-use V-Bulletin. When they sold V-Bulletin, updates began to staggar and it's really gone in the crapper. Security is now a risk and it's almost impossible to have a decent mobile site in V-Bulletin's current form.

    So we are doing this now, and the site will be better off for it. Way better off. I could not be more excited.

    And yes, Cy-Bookie will be back. :cool:

    Timing update: I'm hoping for late next week and that we will be running at 100 percent efficiency on Monday the 25th, right before fall camp.

    I'll post a more comprehensive preview for the new site that will include some thing you will all need to do after the transition. Really, the only thing you guys will need to do is individually opt in/out of the politics and rivals forums.

    Everything else should transition pretty easily.

    Any questions?

    Thanks for all of your support guys. Love you all - well, most of you - like family.
     
  2. 3TrueFans

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    I assume there were other things mentioned in that post, but this is all I saw.
     
  3. MartyMcCy

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    I'll be broke the first week.

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  4. Cyclonepride

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    Will mods receive new superpowers?
     
  5. CycloneErik

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    Goodbye, points, credits, and whatever. We had a good run.
     
  6. cyhiphopp

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    If the new site is blocked at my work I am going to be SO ******.
     
  7. boone7247

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    Clones to win the 2016 conference title in football for all my points please!
     
  8. 3TrueFans

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    I feel like the switch to the new forums is the perfect time to ditch the old regime and get some new mods up in here.
     
  9. CycloneErik

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    Let's tag team this thing!
     
  10. keepngoal

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  11. CysRage

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    Is it safe to assume that CycloneFanatic.com will be down for a period of time during the transition? I smell another "Official Cyclone Fanatic is down thread" at Hawkeye Nation! Their posters loved hosting us for a couple hours.
     
  12. Farnsworth

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    My first official CyBookie bet is that the actual site launch will be after July 25th. Betting the farm on this one!
     
  13. JHUNSY

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    Probably impossible, but it would be cool if we could tie bets to games on here like Weekly College Football Survivor or mafia to CyBookie.
     
  14. isuska

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  15. Farnsworth

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    Looking forward to the new site though!
     
  16. carvers4math

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    With the current flood of new and recycled Hawk trolls, my question is will our ignore list carry over or will we have to recreate it? Was thinking of adding a few more, but maybe won't bother if I am just going to have to recreate it with the new site.
     
  17. isuska

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    JK, out with the old in with the new
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    I smell Stansbury writing a post with vines and gifs to explain things for us dumb people
     
  18. CyArob

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    Red squadron reporting for duty.
     
  19. ChrisMWilliams

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    I'm honestly not sure on that one. Will have more details later though. I'll look into it.
     
  20. carvers4math

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    That would be great. I may just add them and print out my list. That requires work though.:sad:
     

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