Possible Impending Doom

Discussion in 'The Undercity' started by seebs, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    So I am thinking about upgrading the forum software. Thing is, the sub-account feature is an addon, and I don't know for sure whether the addons are still maintained. So there is a possibility of MASSIVE FAILURES AND DISASTERS. I'm going to investigate more before taking action.
     
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  2. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    pls do not take away my subaccounts o dictator i fuckin need my army of rp-subs QnQ
     
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  3. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    i'm now really worried about losing the subaccount feature. without it, a lot of the rp subforum would probably just collapse in on itself. so, please don't let the subaccounts disappear and if that seems like it might be a possibility, please make sure you archive the entire rp subforum before you do it.
     
  4. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Can confirm subaccount feature is currently unavailable.
     
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  5. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    @seebs did you do the thing?

    i can't use my subaccounts from my main account anymore.
     
  6. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    So long story short, due to an unclear thing in an instructions, it looks like probably subaccounts exist BUT all the connections to them are broken. Probably.
     
  7. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    can that be fixed?
     
  8. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Maybe? Probably only by manual recreation of the links, unless there's clever trickery I don't know about. So that's sort of a fuckup.

    Apparently, the install instructions are just plain confused and you have to NOT follow all the instructions, or the upgrade blows up.
     
  9. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    So in any event, next up is the actual xenforo upgrade, which may or may not break things even worse, then I'll start trying to figure out all the things.
     
  10. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    how would that be done exactly?
     
  11. cleverThylacine

    cleverThylacine cuddles for the weird and the fierce

    What happened? All the subs are still here, because Weirdmageddon Tango is still huge. But ... I was in the middle of working on @The Thylacine Army and boom.
     
  12. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Okay, so. Long story short: The upgrade instructions had errors, and as a result, the process of moving to a new version of the forum and a new version of the subaccount thing deleted every indication of which accounts were subaccounts of which other accounts. All of them. Whee.

    So an admin can go add subaccounts to accounts, otherwise those accounts are now unreachable. I dunno whether there's any tools to help automate that.
     
  13. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    should we message you with which subaccounts belong to us?
     
  14. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    :c
    Should we post lists of all of our subaccounts or PM them to you or something so you can reconnect them?
     
  15. cleverThylacine

    cleverThylacine cuddles for the weird and the fierce

    Maybe don't upgrade again for a while?


    @seebs here's a start, unfortunately I only track mine and WT and I may not have all of them


    Acey
    Damara Megido
    Ronaldo


    Anomal(eee)
    Brick
    Riki Melsbach


    Bel Capricorn
    Marco Diaz
    Nat Richards


    cryptoThelematrix
    Akallabeth
    Barbara Coulson
    la belle indifference
    the bill of wrongs
    Flying Ace Clarissa
    Cordelia Pines
    Dali Langrael
    Dipper Pines
    Dracaena
    CT's NPCs
    Getheny
    Imrat Feijiura
    Jacob Harley
    Jade Harley
    Jim Gracen
    Fairlight
    Julissa Vigenere
    Kalinthy Siavarden
    Kellary
    Shin and Lukat
    Mabel Pines
    Meyron Arslany
    The Thylacine Army
    Paz Malfoy
    Qihanna Verraj'
    Rarity
    the author speaks
    dumb things forever
    Sunshine
    Tainell Asturien
    Tamika Flynn
    Teleny Maratke
    Tisselen
    Valiska Pines
    Watermelon Tourmaline
    Wendy Corduroy
    love under will


    IvyLB
    aurumIlluminatrix
    freshetWeaver
    sans.
    Vendeur Masquee


    Jamoche
    Amethyst
    Connie Maheswaran
    Corwin of Amber
    Maxim
    Steven Universe
    Stevonnie


    KarrinBlue
    Breach


    Kit
    Alexei Agli
    Hell-Chicago NPCs
    Eamon Agli
    Father Hart
    Robyn Agli
    Call me Sev
    Sigrid Agli
    Jenny G


    Lazarae
    Aveira 'Venena' De Calix
    The Mordaunt Twins
    The Spirit-Touched
    Moirana of Clan Aerihman
    Feed Me Pet Me
    OP 13
    Valentin Mikhael Bohd


    Morven
    Aerulan Knorth
    Anhelia Aescar
    Brier Iron-Thorn
    Jame's Ten-Command
    Death's-head
    The Wolver Grimly
    Jamethiel Knorth
    Jorin
    Kindrie Knorth
    Mindala Perenor
    Rue
    Torisen Knorth


    Peripheral
    Riven Skrzydel
    Sam Ogden


    Petra
    Clover
    Helenite
    Star Butterfly


    swirlingflight
    THE GREAT PAPYRUS
    Undyne


    The Man 227
    Nick Valentine


    unknownanonymous
    We're Pixies
    Norm The Genie
    Pearl (the Crystal Gem)


    winterykite
    eyefishSoup
    Le Juge
     
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  16. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

  17. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Well, first I'm gonna see whether the backups work. Spoiler: They don't.

    And upgrading wouldn't normally be this bad, but there were two or three totally unrelated things, one of which was "the company making the subaccount thing was renamed".

    And all the problems come from that, because that caused the system to treat this as two TOTALLY UNRELATED things instead of an "upgrade".
     
  18. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    This post is a placeholder for subaccount list.
     

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  19. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    So basically, for now, I'm not doing anything until I figure out what I can restore automatically, and please don't flood me with messages, this is gonna take a LONG time to fix.
     
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  20. strictly quadrilateral

    strictly quadrilateral alive, alive, alive!

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