XenForo Conversion Updates

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XenForo is widely considered to be the best forum software available today, and we are going to switch to it.

We are running a test server right now, and if all goes well with that we will do the conversion on the real server in mid to late October. Total downtime should be less than eight hours (and hopefully much less).

All accounts and posts will be retained after the conversion. The forums will look different (but not wildly so) and initially there will be no customizations. There are only eighteen of us working at the secret CMR Test Facility deep in the Nevada desert so customizations will take some time.

You will have to log in again when the new site is up, but your username and password will be the same.

I will post more as we get closer to the conversion date, and if you have any questions feel free to ask them. Maybe someone will answer.
 

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Testing has gone somewhat slower than expected, as we've had intermittent power outages at the secret CMR Test Facility due to a shortage of gerbil food.  However, we've started feeding the gerbils some of the lower-level employees and the power supply has since stabilized.

Since then, the testing has gone well and we expect the conversion to happen in the first or second week of November.

November 2028.

Just kidding!  The conversion is going to happen next week or the week after.

On another note, we are currently hiring low-level employees, if anyone is tasty interested.
 

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Well, the conversion did not go as smoothly as planned but we got it done in the end. Welcome to XenForo, CMR.
 
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