All Private Messages (conversations) have been converted over!!!
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.
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!!!
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!
We've made amazing progress. How's the homepage looking???
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!