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    Forum Hub Migration FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Hub migration

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    What is the migration all about?

    We are retiring the flat, no-login style forums and moving to a new feature-rich Hub.

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    Why are you doing it?

    The Hub currently has no registration or login, and so the forum moderation was very difficult. The migration is done mainly to handle this, and keep the Hub a clean place for fun. The new Hub will also be feature-rich which means hubbing will be a new experience!

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    How do you plan to do it

    We'll be doing it over the next few weeks.

    Step 1. you'll be able to see an experimental forum to test the new setup and get used to it.

    Step 2. Miscellaneous forum will be moved. Initially we'll transfer some topics that have good discussions going. NO text will be lost. (well, that includes the non-sense text also. they will be deleted manually later.) Of course, you can also request topics to be transfered if we miss any.

    Step 3. Culture forums will be transfered next, as in Step 2. All other forums will follow later in stages.

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    How will this affect the Forum users?

    We are trying to keep the migration as smooth as possible. But intermittent troubles are to be expected. When a forum is being migrated, posting will be disabled for that specific forum. (other forums will be ok.) And, some topics may not be available for viewing.

    You have to get used to the new style of posting and viewing the Hub. But the effort shouldn't be much.

    Registration

    First and foremost, you have to register to create topics or post replies. Pl do it ASAP (link on top). It is FREE, just takes a few secs.

    Topic list view

    In addition to the new phpBB style of topic list view, we are trying to keep the old style of viewing topics: 1) myHub 2) allHub aka 'Hot Topics' 3) default 'current topics' list. We know a lot of people like (1) and (2) styles, so we try to retain them. But the urls will automatically redirect to the topic in new Hub. So you have the option of staying with current Hub topic browsing style, while also having phpBB features, etc. Best of both worlds!

    Topics

    As mentioned above, all good topics will be transfered. Every post will be transferred too. If your post had the right tamil font, it will appear correctly. Otherwise it may appear as jibberish.

    Poster details

    Unfortunately, the names and emails cannot be linked your ids. So your 'No. of posts' in the new Hub will not include your old posts. All the transferred posts will appear as posted by HUB Oldposts.
    The post details can be found in the subject of corresponding post, including time of post. Some details may have been truncated due to subject length limits.

    Posting

    There are some changes. See 'Welcome to the new Hub' thread. Specifically, posting in tamil is slightly different. See the 'Posting in TAMIL' thread.

    These are the fundamental ones. Others will be posted in due course.

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    What can I do to help you?

    By being patient There may be some hiccups initially, please bear with us.

    Also help us do a stress test during the experimental phase by trying out all the features of the new Hub and give us feedback.

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    What if I have some other question?

    Post here. Or 'pm' me (click button at the bottom of this post).

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    Nice.

    I like the new Hub. Nice Going, Mr. Rajaram. 8)
    Back after a while...

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    This new format is pretty exciting!

    I would like to suggest that there are certain options available in the "Post Reply" page - which may not be understood may all who visit this forum.

    Espescially options like List and all.

    Do we have a comprhensive HELP file - which would give us all the info about every option available in the reply box?

    And we can have a general Help kind of documentation - which would present certain basic information at a single location - about the plethora feautures available in this new site( I see a whole loottt of them!!!).

    Cool design! might be great if we have a concise documentation to go with it!

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    geno, phpBB is a very popular forum, so there should be detailed documentation already on the web. why don't you do you a search. If you find a good link, tell me. We'll link it.

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