An email is the first I'd heard of this.
Originally Posted by Cloud
(You are receiving this message if you were registered on boards.jp/.us/.tv/.org.uk/.co.nz/.com.cn.)
Dear all -
I write this message to let you know of an ongoing consolidation of boards.* sites. This is in response to an attack on the main boards.ie server in January 2010. http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2055806686
As a result, we have had to look at our multiple installations of vBulletin, phpBB, LoudBlog, PhotoPost, Gallery, vBDrupal, etc., and revise the number of software instances we are running. As a result, we decided to undergo a two-stage consolidation of these platforms.
Stage 1 - Done
For the past month or so, in Stage 1 of the consolidation process, we've been slowly importing all the content from our various sites. These are: boards.jp, boards.us, boards.tv, boards.org.uk (vBulletin); boards.com.cn, boards.co.nz (phpBB), podcasts.boards.ie, boards.jp/podcasts (LoudBlog); albums.boards.ie (PhotoPost); boards.jp/albums (Gallery); social.ie, boards.jp/blogs, boards.us/blogs, and boards.org.uk/blogs (vBDrupal) into a single vBulletin instance, temporarily housed here at boardsgroup.com. This has taken some time due to the custom import scripts required.
The result is this site, and we are reopening this forum before Stage 2 of the consolidation process.
Stage 1.5 - Doing
We are currently merging together smaller forums into bigger forums in order to make the category hierarchy more manageable. You will notice some changes in the drop down menus when this is completed over the next week or two.
Stage 2 - To Do
For Stage 2, the plan is to eventually import this consolidated set of forums into the main boards.ie database. While this will undoubtedly not be an ideal solution for many, we believe that this will give us the best future upgrade path for users of our forums.
If you would like to comment further on this move, please do so on the Feedback forum. http://www.boardsgroup.com/vbulletin...play.php?f=107
You will also be receiving a "Password Reset" message (if you haven't already); we are forcing password requests for all accounts due to the aforementioned issue.
With thanks for your patience,
I always liked the idea of Boards.com but as I understand it, thats just not very practical for the sake of expense. What about a .org?