Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

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Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Support » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:36 pm

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Hi everyone,

Those of you who read the update logs will have gleaned this already.
To those who have not: We are moving! July 25th, 2017.

These times require a new platform on which the GateWars family can grow and continue its modernisation. With changing demands and increasing need for connectivity, Admin Jason and I decided to move to a new server. The process is outlined in the Updates page, here is a digest:

- The Forum will move from http://stargatewars.herebegames.com to https://talk.gatewa.rs
- All(!) games that are part of the GateWars family will move to their new https://*.gatewa.rs domains.
- Your bookmarks and (most) links will continue to work! We will use redirects to bring you exactly where you need to be. Unfortunately, we currently cannot guarantee this for any direct links to Forum thread/posts.
- This has been planned and thoroughly tested in advance of the 'live' migration.


The Forum is part of the second batch of migrations, with Origins taking the lead (migrated July 18th), along with various Dev environments (Main's Dev migrated 10 minutes ago). The Forum's migration will take place on July 25th, 2017, with an expected downtime of around 3 hours.

Main, Ascended and New Grounds will be migrated 'all at once' (in one period of downtime).


There is a future ahead for our GateWars community. :)
With a new home come some improvements to our look. For starters, the various games will be recognisable as part of the same game family. Colour codes and icons will help with this recognition.
In the logo above you can see the bright star of Main (or an explosion? War game!), the electric energy of Ascended, the new planet of New Grounds, the Origins' event horizon and Chaos' .. well .. 'chaos-like fractal thing'.

You will notice another change. When logging in to any of the servers, you are no longer required to enter the PIN. You can still log in using the PIN by using the "plain login" (available for your preferred game), but Google's Invisible reCaptcha is keeping watch over the front door. Taking out the PIN allows players to log in more smoothly.


Furthermore, and I promise, this post is almost done, you are all invited to adopt the theme "Style 2017". This new layout makes the game mobile-friendly(er) and adds functionality to pages, as well as introducing new features.
A guided tour will be available by the end of August, until then, feel free to try out and comment. You can change your Theme Choice preference to "Style 2017" from the preferences page.



tl;dr:
- We are moving to a new domain. Forum first, games later this week.
- Your bookmarks will continue to work.


Kind regards,
Support

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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Cleo » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:28 am

will all the threads/posts on here be preserved?
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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Support » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:11 am

Yes, everything on here will be moved to the new location. Hence the need for limited downtime while the forum is migrated. :)

This might help: It is not a new forum, it is this forum in a new place.
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will all the threads/posts on here be preserved?

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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by lilith » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:56 am

Congrats on the (future) move, will be looking forward to it.

To be honest, while it'll be easier without the log-in pin we need to enter, it almost feels like some of the 'tradition' of GW dies with it.
I must have entered the numbers at least a couple of thousand times...


On a side note, do I read between the lines that Quantum is dead?
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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Support » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:19 am

I agree, therefore the 'classic' home page remains accessible and functional as is.
(And why, we can re-evaluate and return to the familiar form if it turns out not to meet our requirements.) :)
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To be honest, while it'll be easier without the log-in pin we need to enter, it almost feels like some of the 'tradition' of GW dies with it.
I must have entered the numbers at least a couple of thousand times...


It is awaiting a reboot and undergoing some serious evaluation for the future, not dead. I see how you get that impression though, what with it not being mentioned at all. (Also, have not been able to settle on a representation yet - any ideas?)
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On a side note, do I read between the lines that Quantum is dead?
:D Thank you, good to hear.
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Congrats on the (future) move, will be looking forward to it.

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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Support » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:49 am

Welcome to the new home, one and all. :)

A few public things:
- You can log in using your normal details. This is the same old forum, in a new location.
- The forum currently enforces the 'Hexagon' style. The old forum styles are not currently compatible with the updated forum. Over time, some of these other styles will become available.
- All your previously cached 'photobucket' images need to be reloaded. Considering Photobucket's issues, that might take some time: https://talk.gatewa.rs/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=206109

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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Cleo » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:52 am

I'm glad we kept all the old history, new home is a little blurry/distored but not too bad :)
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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Support » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:03 am

Blurry, indeed. I have edited the style, if you press <CTRL> + <F5>, the stylesheets refresh and you should see a 'normal' (not blurry) font.

History is life. The good, the bad and the very very odd. :)
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I'm glad we kept all the old history, new home is a little blurry/distored but not too bad :)

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Post by Colonel Jack Oneill » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:54 am

Not to Shaby for this guy, well done :D
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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by ramen07 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:13 am

What a nice surprise!

One hangup - on logging in, I got an SSL protocol error, and the URL had port 80 appended to the hostname. I got here properly after removing the port. (Edit: got it again after submitting this post. Probably someone forgot to change it to port 443 :D )
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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Support » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:28 am

Ha, exactly. You should not get that error anymore, my bad! :)
ramen07 wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:13 am
What a nice surprise!

One hangup - on logging in, I got an SSL protocol error, and the URL had port 80 appended to the hostname. I got here properly after removing the port. (Edit: got it again after submitting this post. Probably someone forgot to change it to port 443 :D )

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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by ramen07 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:45 pm

Support wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:28 am
Ha, exactly. You should not get that error anymore, my bad! :)
ramen07 wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:13 am
What a nice surprise!

One hangup - on logging in, I got an SSL protocol error, and the URL had port 80 appended to the hostname. I got here properly after removing the port. (Edit: got it again after submitting this post. Probably someone forgot to change it to port 443 :D )
Woo! 8)
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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Support » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:52 pm

Game migration for Main, Ascended, New Grounds in progress.

Down for migration until estimated:
August 7, 19:30, PST
August 8, 03:30, GMT

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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Support » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:56 pm

Migration completed.
The primary domain name is changed to gatewa.rs :)


If anyone finds themselves confronted with issues, please, post them here, or e-mail support@gatewa.rs.

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Re: Announcing the Great Migration - our new home

Post by Heisenberg » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:53 pm

Can log into my main but i have negative units, anytime i try to click on anything it logs me out.

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