Valiant 96 Posted October 19, 2007 Share Posted October 19, 2007 There seem to be some problem with the site's database. I'll try to fix things up. It'll be a slightly bumpy ride until it's done. I hope it doesn't affect you guys too much. EDIT: I've fixed the posting error problem. Admittedly, I'm becoming more and more frustrated with the database. Aside from templating problems, this site is suddenly throwing up more issues. However, I have some good news. Initial testing on the development site proved that my plans might just work out. I successfully converted the database and I should be able to migrate it onto a better structure. !!!!IMPORTANT!!!! Back up any information that you feel is important for you. I'm sure you would want to keep a copy of your character profiles just in case Murphy's Law strikes. I assure you that sufficient measures will be taken to backup the site, however, you should always keep a copy for your profiles, just in case. I'm certain that the avatars will not migrate properly. You might want to copy the links to your avatars. This seems to be the only problem so far. I will not conduct the migration until I'm satisfied that it doesn't lead to much problems or incompatibility issues. EDIT: It appears that the blog, awards and shop modules can't be migrated as well. If there is concern from the members regarding the loss of information on these information, please do raise them here. Note that the blog module has been messed up by the database. Migrating the database is a big decision to make and I rather be sure that everyone is fine with it. EDIT: I realised that I should include make a proper comparison of what the move would bring. Features/Data lost: Avatars Signatures - The entire feature isn't lost but it's a little harder to get your signatures to be displayed in the new system Blog posts Awards feature - I'm looking into a replacement system for this. Another way is to have a page to list the awards attained by the member. Shop feature - This isn't used too heavily now but some of you might feela strong need for such a feature. Post count and points for posts - I'm inclined to do away with this. Rather than making others RP just for the sake on increasing these statistics, I feel that we should use other ways to reward RPers. I believe such a step would bring us from an amateur RP site to one that is dedicated to encourage passionate RP instead of post spamming. New features: Integrated wiki-like system - This would mean you can link to the wiki information from anywhere in the site. This includes from within forum posts. User created pages - This can be used by members for their character profiles Powerful blog system - This would be able to challenge the likes of wordpress and movable type. Users will be able to request for name.adventdestiny.com domains for their blogs Group subsites - This would serve as a mini-portal for the various factions Threaded forum system - This means that replies to forum posts and replies to these replies are distinguished from each other. Replies to the topics will be listed as usual, while replies to these replies will be grouped under each reply. If you have used deviantArt's commenting system, you will be familiar with it. This is a big improvement as OOC comments to the posts can be listed separately. Books - Members will be able to create "books". This would allow the creation of game guides by players. We can have "Player's Handbook" etc, you know, in the tradition of DnD game guides. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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