NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

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Post by Sham » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:06 pm

I am very scared by this upcoming change. Every so often I get sucked in by a notice to upgrade software on my computer, and after this upgrade, nothing is like I am used to. There is no going back. All these cool innovative things are now going to become part of my daily struggle.
I fear that this "upgrade" is not only going to wipe out our entire history of posts, but it may wipe out all our screen names and personal information as well. Will we have to re-enter our names? Do we have to start everything over? Will we be getting that oh so common apology, that we never anticipated these issues and all this was beyond our control?
I wish there was more communication on this upgrade.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:15 pm

Shambala wrote:I wish there was more communication on this upgrade.
I do to. But then I'm used to the llc doing things without clearly telling us what's going on. And eplaya is the red-headed bastard step-child...
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Post by Bob » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:19 pm

Same as the last upgrade, anonymous org functionaries will tell you when it's done.
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Post by Kinetik V » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:20 pm

They did say something about the upgrade in the Jack Rabbit Speaks that I got. Hmmm....I need to look at how many years it's been since a JRS referred to the eplaya much less promoted it as a resource.

It's been a long time coming....and some new faces in here will be good...as long as we don't lose our current people!
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Post by FIGJAM » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:05 pm

So now the world ends on June 20th?
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Post by MyDearFriend » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:17 am

FIGJAM wrote:So now the world ends on June 20th?
Yes, all the good avatars are going to be sucked up into the sky while the bad ones get left behind.

Which group are you in?
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Post by AntiM » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:21 am

EPLAYA: SCHEDULED DOWNTIME FOR SYSTEM UPGRADE

E-Whiteout! On June 20th at 7:00pm PST, the ePlaya will be taken down for an important server and software upgrade. The whole process is expected to take about 24 hours, and once it's all said and done, we'll be unveiling a faster, better ePlaya!

If you're interested in helping to beta test the new version (which would be awesome!), please email eplaya@burningman.com.

For those of you who don't know, the ePlaya is Burning Man's official BBS, where Burners stay in touch with each other year round. Want to join the conversation? You can find it here:

http://eplaya.burningman.org

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Post by FIGJAM » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:57 am

MyDearFriend wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:So now the world ends on June 20th?
Yes, all the good avatars are going to be sucked up into the sky while the bad ones get left behind.

Which group are you in?
Niether.

I'll be creating paradise in my little corner of the universe, same as always.

Reread your sig line. :lol:
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:54 am

Bob wrote:Same as the last upgrade, anonymous org functionaries will tell you when it's done.
I may hold you to that, Bob.
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Post by AntiM » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:06 am

They aren't faceless to me.

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Post by Bob » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:11 am

JPEGs?
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Post by AntiM » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:18 am

Bob wrote:JPEGs?
I don't actually have copies of their mugshots in my possession.

And I suck at character sketches.

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Post by Bob » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:32 pm

Here you go.

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Post by Bob » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:35 pm

Hey, it was getting boring in here.
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Nice Puffy Shirt, dude.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:43 pm

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things are boring? Break out Goering!
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:50 pm

a kinder, gentler Rave camp.



PLEASE dance or else.


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Re: Nice Puffy Shirt, dude.

Post by Bob » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:16 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:things are boring? Break out Goering!
RHYME FAIL.

Try some herring.

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Post by AntiM » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:03 pm

I swear I remember more titties than that.

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Re: Nice Puffy Shirt, dude.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:39 pm

Bob wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:things are boring? Break out Goering!
RHYME FAIL.

Try some herring.

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Post by wedeliver » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:27 am

I have a PM questoin for our sysops.. My PM mailbox is full and I have started to delete messages. I love to keep them.

1st question will there be more space for mail in the next version?
2nd question is there a bulk method of forwarding pm to email addy?

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Post by moonrise » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:57 am

wedeliver wrote:I have a PM questoin for our sysops.. My PM mailbox is full and I have started to delete messages. I love to keep them.

1st question will there be more space for mail in the next version?
2nd question is there a bulk method of forwarding pm to email addy?

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Same here, it'd be great to save important PM's via emailing. Otherwise, it seems copying in word and saving them will suffice.
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Preserving the old Posts

Post by marck » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:21 am

I want to make two points as to why some of the Old Posts should be preserved:

Needed: Someone to wipe my butt by Chai Guy

Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpacker by M Joe Boss (RIP)

I use these two classic posts as examples, for different reasons, of what we would lose if the old board contents are tossed.

I'm not saying everything needs to stay. These posts are not informational, but Chai Guy's proposal is great humor, and Joe's Playa story is touching and made bittersweet by his loss.

Perhaps some sort of archive, like what we currently have.
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Post by wedeliver » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:45 pm

knock knock.. anyone home? can I get more pm space??
wedeliver wrote:I have a PM questoin for our sysops.. My PM mailbox is full and I have started to delete messages. I love to keep them.

1st question will there be more space for mail in the next version?
2nd question is there a bulk method of forwarding pm to email addy?

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Re: Preserving the old Posts

Post by moonrise » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:57 pm

marck wrote:I want to make two points as to why some of the Old Posts should be preserved:

Needed: Someone to wipe my butt by Chai Guy

Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpacker by M Joe Boss (RIP)

I use these two classic posts as examples, for different reasons, of what we would lose if the old board contents are tossed.

I'm not saying everything needs to stay. These posts are not informational, but Chai Guy's proposal is great humor, and Joe's Playa story is touching and made bittersweet by his loss.

Perhaps some sort of archive, like what we currently have.
M Joe Boss's story is more than bittersweet, what a sad ending. There's a lesson to be learned; I think he neeed treatment for manic depression.
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Post by FIGJAM » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:55 am

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Post by mdmf007 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:24 pm

2 more days until upgrades. Any beta testers want to share?

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Post by Elderberry » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:29 pm

I applied to beta test, but was never contacted.
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Post by Savannah » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:31 pm

Same here.

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Post by MyDearFriend » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:44 pm

Well I hope somebody beta-tested... :roll:
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Post by lazerfox » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:54 am

triple on the applied and no contact list :(
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