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Gwellin
03-09-2009, 01:26 AM
This is a warning that we (Local and I) will be moving the whole site and forum over to a new server this week, to prepare for the flood of traffic during the Zelda Marathon.

The good news, we shouldn't see any more "CPU Usage Limit Exceeded" warnings.

The bad news, the forum will be locked for at least a few hours, probably Wednesday evening.

The forum will only be temporarily locked. No posts or accounts will be lost. Your account will remain intact, and worst case you'll have to log in again.


We will lock the forum before we copy everything over so that we won't lose any posts, that of course means that no new posts could be made. We will get things set up on the new server, then set the domain name (thespeedgamers.com) to transfer to the new server. The time it takes to transfer will vary greatly from person to person, so for some of you the forum may be down for a couple hours, and others may not see it back up until the next day. We can do nothing to prevent that, but it is a necessary step to take since The Speed Gamers as a community keeps growing larger and larger.

The Tjalian
03-09-2009, 05:27 AM
Please note that some people may have to wait up to 24 hours after the site has moved for your ISP to resolve DNS conflicts.

kmmgreen5
03-09-2009, 05:34 AM
.....times like these i think why did i make so many posts @.@

MSico
03-09-2009, 06:16 AM
:shock: What's up Tjalian!

nmufred
03-09-2009, 07:14 AM
That's great news that the community keeps getting better.

03-09-2009, 08:46 AM
good thing i am a newer member :P

Syrup
03-09-2009, 08:50 AM
Im going to go object at this by shoopdawooping over 9000 times at MK

Gwellin
03-09-2009, 11:03 AM
Wait, sorry for any confusion. This time the forum will not be reset. We are locking the forums while we copy everything over so that we DO NOT lose any posts. All your post counts, medals, everything, will be maintained. You won't be able to make any new posts during the switch, that's all.

localretard
03-09-2009, 11:18 AM
This is indeed a good thing. Since the community is getting bigger and better, we need a new host.

This is also a plus for marathons as it will allow for a more stable website, shared web server are NOT reliable for big internet figures. My hosting did the job for awhile, however we can not deny that it screwed us over during the last marathon. We could do nothing to prevent that at the time because the site went down from sheer mass traffic.

Just to reiterate, NO DATA will be lost. Your PM's/Avatar/Medals/Messages/Post Count....etc. will remain intact and unharmed.

The Speed Gamers are growing up and evolving _awesome_

Kilgard
03-09-2009, 11:43 AM
The Speed Gamers are growing up and evolving _awesome_

Our little boys all grown up Q.Q, Happy to hear you're swapping to a more stable host though, Hope the transfer is speedy and problem free.

kmmgreen5
03-09-2009, 11:51 AM
Wait, sorry for any confusion. This time the forum will not be reset. We are locking the forums while we copy everything over so that we DO NOT lose any posts. All your post counts, medals, everything, will be maintained. You won't be able to make any new posts during the switch, that's all.
\
ahh oh good cause if were not over 9000 idk what i'd do _awesome_

MSico
03-09-2009, 11:57 AM
The Speed Gamers are growing up and evolving _awesome_

[attachment=0:2xv7ujqe]megazordchase.JPG[/attachment:2xv7ujqe]

Kilgard
03-09-2009, 12:31 PM
Should have been Voltron, and you should be forming the head :(

zach2m1
03-09-2009, 01:46 PM
Phew I thought that me and Sonic were going to lose everything :lol: Well Good luck Gwellin and Local hopefully everything will go according as planned!

eternalflame34
03-09-2009, 02:35 PM
Oh, this is good news I am glad everything will be more stable. With no data loss there is virtually no down side at all. I hope the new server will be able to handle the awesomeness that is the next Zelda marathon.

kmmgreen5
03-09-2009, 03:44 PM
Should have been Voltron, and you should be forming the head :(


....*note to self make TSG voltron*..... _awesome_

MSico
03-09-2009, 05:02 PM
whatever kilgard power rangers r awsom

the1stpkmnfan
03-09-2009, 05:22 PM
Alrighty then! :) Im glad all the stuff will be safe, and TSG can still grow up! ^^

Sonic62
03-09-2009, 08:39 PM
whatever kilgard power rangers r awsom
You had it right the first time, no worries! :D

Ferenc
03-10-2009, 04:54 AM
whatever kilgard power rangers r awsom
Sure power rangers are awesome but voltron is awesomer
http://www.voltron.com/forumimages/voltron.jpg

kmmgreen5
03-10-2009, 06:35 AM
NEEDS MOAR VOLTRON _awesome_

MSico
03-10-2009, 08:45 AM
*looks closely at my picture, then at Voltron*

:?

Are you sure they're not exactly the same?

Kilgard
03-10-2009, 02:13 PM
Nah, They're like brothers, close but Voltron is clearly the "cool" brother.

localretard
03-10-2009, 02:58 PM
For any newcomer...take this thread as an example of typical TSG forum craziness. You guys always...always turn things off topic in the most bizarre way. _awesome_

Baltes
03-10-2009, 06:23 PM
Ultra Uber Super MegaZord can kill voltron

Kilgard
03-10-2009, 06:27 PM
Ultra Uber Super MegaZord can kill voltron

Nooo not you too Baltes, my dreams have been shattered. Q.Q

bobo_dude16
03-10-2009, 07:15 PM
ugh, why do i need to do this?

*calls gobots and DESTROYS ALL*

BlackExcalibur
03-10-2009, 09:06 PM
Voltron's cool, but could he beat the Dragonzord?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_PfgzU7BLxIg/SKnYXA3qF4I/AAAAAAAAGUE/c69RSqADcBE/s400/dragonzord+graaaaaauuuuuurrrrrr.jpg

kmmgreen5
03-10-2009, 10:34 PM
I challenge your dragonzord _awesome_



http://www.postimage.org/Pq1ln6PS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq1ln6PS)

Red Devil82
03-11-2009, 05:59 PM
:( The lack of Devastator and Bruticus disturbs me.




http://www.postimage.org/Pq1pWhd0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq1pWhd0)



http://www.postimage.org/aV1nNjbr.gif (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1nNjbr)

I would say either one of them would take down Voltron or Dragonzord.

zach2m1
03-11-2009, 08:23 PM
So the thing I am wondering is how does a topic about a forum being locked down turing into a conversation about Transformers? :lol:

Kilgard
03-11-2009, 08:32 PM
So the thing I am wondering is how does a topic about a forum being locked down turing into a conversation about Transformers? :lol:

Why Zach I'm glad you asked, allow me to make a nice list!

Gwellin - Servers will be down!
Local - We're evolving
Phil - *Picture of megazord*
Killy - Need moar Voltron
<Power rangers VS Voltron go go!>
Bobo (?) - needs more gobots!
Someone - *transformers > gobots*

hope that clears it all up, also research shows that Phil is the root of the spam this time.

MSico
03-11-2009, 08:55 PM
_hat_
:o

I'M EVERYTHING I HATE
and secretly love

kmmgreen5
03-11-2009, 09:00 PM
So the thing I am wondering is how does a topic about a forum being locked down turing into a conversation about Transformers? :lol:

Why Zach I'm glad you asked, allow me to make a nice list!

Gwellin - Servers will be down!
Local - We're evolving
Phil - *Picture of megazord*
Killy - Need moar Voltron
<Power rangers VS Voltron go go!>
Bobo (?) - needs more gobots!
Someone - *transformers > gobots*

hope that clears it all up, also research shows that Phil is the root of the spam this time.
_awesome_ but phil is voltron dasu

Gwellin
03-11-2009, 09:09 PM
BACK ON TRACK

We had a hiccup with the private server we had planned on getting. We won't be able to get it soon enough for the marathon. So instead we have contacted another hosting service and should gain access in a few hours. The forum will still be locked down for a while, and that will be either tomorrow afternoon or evening.

kmmgreen5
03-11-2009, 09:11 PM
i was wondering what happend :P i m like shouldnt the forums be locked by now

Sonic62
03-11-2009, 10:58 PM
Everything is no match for the Ultrazord! :D


http://www.postimage.org/Pq1qmtP9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq1qmtP9)

MSico
03-11-2009, 11:30 PM
I love the Ultrazord so much

it's just... a giant robot... riding on top of a giant robot dinosaur

Ridiculous.

_awesome_

kmmgreen5
03-12-2009, 06:43 AM
......fenerc i think we just got served....... _awesome_

localretard
03-12-2009, 12:14 PM
If you can see this, then your DNS has propagated and everything is good with the world.

MSico
03-12-2009, 01:10 PM
If you can see this, then your DNS has propagated and everything is good with the world.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/263023041_3cf59cd7dc.jpg?v=0

Kilgard
03-12-2009, 01:40 PM
If you can see this, then your DNS has propagated and everything is good with the world.

Yay I survived a DNS propagation, and a robot war!

Gwellin
03-12-2009, 05:55 PM
Well, it's done, so not really needed as an announcement anymore... nor do we need so many giant robots.

iHeart_Absol
03-12-2009, 06:01 PM
But but....ok

*puts her Mechs away*

kmmgreen5
03-12-2009, 08:01 PM
If you can see this, then your DNS has propagated and everything is good with the world.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/263023041_3cf59cd7dc.jpg?v=0

lmfao _awesome_

03-12-2009, 08:52 PM
I was so bored when it was locked down :x........ Good thing i had baseball practice<.<

Sonic62
03-12-2009, 09:33 PM
So, anything new that came with the move? I did notice a login on the bottom.

localretard
03-12-2009, 09:43 PM
That's been there.

Nothing new for now, this VPS (Virtual Private Server) with Inmotionhosting.com is just for this month. We are on a queue for another VPS with Dreamhost.com that will be better suited for our needs.

This means we will have to switch again, but that time it will be more permanent. At that time we will start making changes.

Sonic62
03-12-2009, 09:49 PM
Now I just noticed "Blog" on the top. Takes you back to www.thespeedgamers.com (http://www.thespeedgamers.com) I love that, it's always annoying forums not having a way to get back to the main site.

kmmgreen5
03-13-2009, 01:25 PM
Now I just noticed "Blog" on the top. Takes you back to http://www.thespeedgamers.com I love that, it's always annoying forums not having a way to get back to the main site.
i know ... *tries it* _awesome_