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Offline CrouchyUK

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What Information Got Transferred?
« on: April 15, 2013, 02:24:12 PM »
Ok- you're back on- what did you lose?

We transferred all of the member accounts over, so if you posted as a member on the old site- you are on here.  If you posted as a Guest- which proBoards allowed you to do, then if you then joined up we tried to attribute your Guest posts to you as a member.  Most often it was obvious in a Topic when this happened.  If you ONLY posted as a Guest- then sorry you will have to register to post on here.  We can't transfer you over because we don't know who you are basically...

Most of the posts made it over, although the dates will be the dates that Gymi (mainly!) and the other admins transferred them over- not the original posting dates.  And the posts may not be in the same boards or topics as we took the opportunity to do some housekeeping.  Not the ideal- but remember we have transferred over 400 members and 3500 posts MANUALLY- one by one- so we think we did OK.

Photos and attachments- either the external links were retained if a user hosted them elsewhere, or if uploaded to the forum we transferred them to the forum database on here.  We thought if you put the photos elsewhere we better not pinch them- uploaded to ProBoards we thought you meant to share them.

The only User info we transferred over was the minimum required to get you back on here- Username and registration email.  You will need to enter all your personal info again- sorry!  This includes any avatars or fancy signatures.  The old site is still there for a while so you could always go and grab them- hopefully things like birthday you will recall anyway.  ;D

No Personal Messages were transferred as quite rightly we cannot access them.  If you have important information in your PM folders on the old site, then again please go back and grab the info.

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1975 Honda CB200T (2) - 1975 Yamaha XS500B (2) - 1976 Yamaha XS500C
1977 Yamaha RD400D - 1977 Yamaha XS500D - 1978 Honda CB550K - 1980 Honda CB400N
1980 Honda CB900FA - 2000 Kawasaki ZX6-RG2 - 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000K2

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Re: What Information Got Transferred?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 08:40:46 AM »
Just an update to the above information!

The old proBoards site is now gone.  If you click on the old URL then to preserve their Google rankings they put up a message about the forum being deleted. We are obviously very much still here!

You can go through your browser and delete any favourites or links to the old site- it's gone forever...

This does now mean there is no longer access to your old PM's, signatures and avatars- but we did warn you!

If you need any help setting stuff up, please ask?
1975 Honda CB200T (2) - 1975 Yamaha XS500B (2) - 1976 Yamaha XS500C
1977 Yamaha RD400D - 1977 Yamaha XS500D - 1978 Honda CB550K - 1980 Honda CB400N
1980 Honda CB900FA - 2000 Kawasaki ZX6-RG2 - 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000K2