BackYard Chickens Conversion Progress, Updates, & Discussion Thread

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All Private Messages (conversations) have been converted over!!! :woot

BTW, on a separate note: BYC will be on totally separate servers from BYH and the other "sister sites". BYC is a beast, so it will be running completely independent of the other sites and will be spread between multiple servers.
 

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Wow, the data is loading SUPER slowly, but it's coming along!

For fun, here's a sneak peak. This is the very first public thread ever posted on BYC back on January 11, 2007!

This is what it looks like on the new BYC!


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The import of the 20 million posts is taking WAY longer than we expected. We're doing all we can to speed up the process.

Believe me, I'm definitely more frustrated about this than anyone.
 

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Ok, it took a few guys and a handful of hours, but we've got the new server setup and the conversion of the data is going much faster!!! :woot

It's still too early to say when we'll be back up, especially because we still have a lot of data to process, but I'm feeling much more optimistic about the timeframe now than I was last night at 3 am!
 

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:thumbsup

Here's all the stuff we've imported so far:
  • user groups
  • custom user fields
  • users
  • user titles
  • user avatars (this was a LONG one)
  • private messages
  • profile comments
  • forums
  • forum subscriptions
  • threads and posts (this was a LONG one)
  • polls
  • likes
  • articles
  • tags
  • seller feedback / ratings
  • user follower / following
PHEW! :th

Still lots to do, but the big ones are:
  • User albums / galleries
  • Product & breed reviews
  • Tons of other misc. import items
  • Configure all usergroup settings
  • Configure and test about 200 other items
  • ... and a bunch of other housekeeping, testing, tweaking
 

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Ok, some good news and "other" news:

We've made amazing progress. How's the homepage looking???

byc-new.jpg


So, the "good news" is that we've got almost all the data imported! Still a bunch of tweaking to do, but I'm really happy with how it's turning out!

The "other news": You people have posted a LOT of pictures over the last 10 years. So many that it's going to take many many days to import them all!

Well, I know that wouldn't do, so I've been working with our team and have come up with a compromise:

We're going to try to open the forum ASAP but the "Galleries / Albums" wont' be available until the import is complete. You'll still be able to upload pictures to posts, PM's (conversations), etc., but just not to "Galleries" until the import is all done.

Thanks for your patience as we do the best job we can!
 
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