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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:30 am

Interesting. If they aren't contacting some of the most ardent users of eplaya to help with beta testing, what sort of beta testing are they even going to do?
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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:49 am

shut up kisha and take your upgrade like a man.


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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:20 am

It wouldn't bother me if the eplaya came up totally blank after the upgrade and we all had to reregister and start again with a clean slate. Fresh starts are sometimes a good thing.
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Post by Kinetik V » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:49 pm

I kinda hope it forces everyone to create new logins...and a clean slate would be nice.

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Post by motskyroonmatick » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:25 pm

No beta testing for me either.

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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:26 pm

Kinetic V wrote:I kinda hope it forces everyone to create new logins...and a clean slate would be nice.

Oh and Jkisha: You've got the best sig line ever.
Thanks. It somehow resonated with me. Ya gotta know how to work the system!

I don't mind creating a new login, I'd use my playa name, but I kind of like my avatar...it sort of has the same effect as walking a puppy around the neighborhood.
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Post by Sic Pup » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:33 pm

jkisha wrote:...it sort of has the same effect as walking a puppy around the neighborhood.
Soiled shoes?
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:56 pm

Sic Pup wrote:
jkisha wrote:...it sort of has the same effect as walking a puppy around the neighborhood.
Soiled shoes?
LOL No, conversation starter; but you knew that. :wink:
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Post by MyDearFriend » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:08 pm

jkisha wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:I kinda hope it forces everyone to create new logins...and a clean slate would be nice.

Oh and Jkisha: You've got the best sig line ever.
Thanks. It somehow resonated with me. Ya gotta know how to work the system!

I don't mind creating a new login, I'd use my playa name, but I kind of like my avatar...it sort of has the same effect as walking a puppy around the neighborhood.
If y'all are going to change your screen names and avatars at the same time then...

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:13 pm

im changing my name to "herschel of the dry spot."
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:14 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
jkisha wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:I kinda hope it forces everyone to create new logins...and a clean slate would be nice.

Oh and Jkisha: You've got the best sig line ever.
Thanks. It somehow resonated with me. Ya gotta know how to work the system!

I don't mind creating a new login, I'd use my playa name, but I kind of like my avatar...it sort of has the same effect as walking a puppy around the neighborhood.
If y'all are going to change your screen names and avatars at the same time then...

*throws up her hands*
LOL. Don't worry. I don't think I'll be changing my Avatar! I've gotten sort of accustomed to it.
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Post by Kinetik V » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:58 pm

I'm thinking it's time for a slight change...might as well unify the eplaya presence with my social media stuff.

But then again a clean break has it's advantages too....
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Re: Preserving the old Posts

Post by knowmad » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:01 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.

holly shit this story is legend pleas don't let the rapture wipe it out. or the pinheaded choices of the new tech team. please back this up!!!!!!!!
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Post by EvilDustBooger » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:34 am

Find some strength people.
Time to sack up and move forward.
Just think of it as sex.
The fabulous memory of your first, dissolves into the glorious anticipation of your next.

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Post by JStep » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:03 pm

In my life I have lost everything I owned and restarted with nothing.

It sucks, and occasionally I look back with regret and think gee, I wish I still had that (rare record, hard to find book, box of journals I scribbled in daily, whatever) but, it's helped me keep life in perspective.

Digitally speaking, I've lost everything more than once.

Think of it as a Rite of Passage. One that not everyone experiences.
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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:37 pm

Me too...more than once. Keeps things interesting. Actually, don't miss a thing from any past life.
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Post by Savannah » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:27 pm

I had a fire once. Lost pretty much everything in four minutes, at 7am on a February morning. I'd woken up 2 hours earlier than normal for no good reason--it didn't feel warm--& had gone downstairs to make tea. Two minutes had passed when my room upstairs burst into flames, window exploded outward, everything. Literally no shoes, no wallet, no coat. Just pajamas. I got on a payphone to the boyfriend and said "Can you bring me some shoes . . . and some makeup?" (Can't take the girly out of the girl.) The Red Cross showed up with iHop coupons and clothing vouchers to the tune of $200 and I said "Make it out to KMart". I knew I would need to stretch that one far.

The best stuff survived. My childhood teddy bear. Books of photos(!) But some family audio tapes and my mom's wedding ring . . . casualties.

I stayed with my bf's family a month, then moved into a 3rd floor room in a house that was condemned a year or two later. The rent was so low I will not admit to it. The refrigerators in the common kitchen were chained closed, so that if someone stole your cheese, you could at least narrow it to one of three people. Most people who lived there were united in mutual shame and there was no socializing. But it was an old and amazing place--must've been very beautiful once; still kind of was. You could open the window and sit on the roof and watch the sun-dappled street through the trees as people walked to class. It was an oddly happy 3 months there before I found a better place. My replacement ID card 2 weeks after the fire shows me with an odd gleam in my eye. I looked happy. Like I felt lucky.

. . . I do not recommend losing all your stuff, in general, but one can come out of it feeling oddly good for being alive, and knowing with certainty what you can do without.

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Post by gyre » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:38 pm

Interesting, Savannah.

But makeup?
Really?


On the ID thing, the forum I spend most of my time on, moved as a group when we became unhappy with the admin.
It does happen.
I never publicly announced my old identity, originally to protect anything I did on the old forum.
Admin there was reading pms, locking accounts, etc.
I wasn't involved in any of the drastic actions myself, but they were monitoring our new forum.

Later, I found I simply didn't care.
Admin knew who I was,
There were a few people I have mentioned it to, but it hasn't seemed important.

Forums seemed very strange to me, even though I have been on all the versions of eplaya to a limited degree.
I followed the advice on here to act as you would in the real world.
I probably would have anyway.
It is a very strange form of semi-public conversation.
It felt quite odd at first.

I wonder how much it matters on the other forum whether I identify myself?
I have presumed that those with an interest will recognize me fairly quickly.
Some have.

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Post by Savannah » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:53 pm

Yes, really. Why not? It's not like he had a lot of money, or like I was compiling a Burning Man packing list. So he raided his mom's makeup tray for me. And I felt better with eyeliner on, sifting through ashes. Yes, really. :)

It worked out well.

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Post by FIGJAM » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:09 pm

Eyeliner?

A real burner would have used ashes! :wink:
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Post by Savannah » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:11 pm

My first Burn wasn't for another 4 years. :)

Also, winging at the corners is tricky enough without your liner being hot and toxic.

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Post by FIGJAM » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:13 pm

You're excused.

And sorry for your loss.
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Post by gyre » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:19 pm

It's just a very interesting priority.

And I bet you looked fine without it too.

Dramatic experiences seem to have a similar effect on priorities for most people.
Some I have been through, made me lose any self consciousness whatsoever, as baggage.
We always care more about our own appearance than anyone else does anyway.

I can't recommend trauma and loss for overcoming any vestige of shyness, but it does seem to have that effect.
I'm sure in the right circumstance, I would still hesitate or be shy about something.

It is very interesting how our values sharpen and priorities narrow in grave, extreme circumstances.
At least, that's been my experience.
My girl from berlin had been through total loss and change, and I had always marveled at the effect, good and bad.
I have also seen people that never feel secure again.

Very interesting story, Savannah.

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Post by JStep » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:39 pm

Wow, i just read the M Joe Boss thread, what a wild and beautiful and tragic thread. I don't even have the notion to soil it with my two cents, having not been aware of any of it till today.

I have to say, that moved me.
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Post by Foxfur » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:21 pm

Savannah wrote:I had a fire once. Lost pretty much everything in four minutes, at 7am on a February morning. I'd woken up 2 hours earlier than normal for no good reason--it didn't feel warm--& had gone downstairs to make tea. Two minutes had passed when my room upstairs burst into flames, window exploded outward, everything. Literally no shoes, no wallet, no coat. Just pajamas. I got on a payphone to the boyfriend and said "Can you bring me some shoes . . . and some makeup?" (Can't take the girly out of the girl.) The Red Cross showed up with iHop coupons and clothing vouchers to the tune of $200 and I said "Make it out to KMart". I knew I would need to stretch that one far.

The best stuff survived. My childhood teddy bear. Books of photos(!) But some family audio tapes and my mom's wedding ring . . . casualties.

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. . . I do not recommend losing all your stuff, in general, but one can come out of it feeling oddly good for being alive, and knowing with certainty what you can do without.

Wow Savannah! I read a lot, a lot lot lot. I love novels but i adore short stories. Your descriptions are superb. I could see the street from the roof...

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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:34 pm

JStep wrote:Wow, i just read the M Joe Boss thread, what a wild and beautiful and tragic thread. I don't even have the notion to soil it with my two cents, having not been aware of any of it till today.

I have to say, that moved me.
Must have missed it.
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Post by Foxfur » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:18 am

jkisha wrote:
JStep wrote:Wow, i just read the M Joe Boss thread, what a wild and beautiful and tragic thread. I don't even have the notion to soil it with my two cents, having not been aware of any of it till today.

I have to say, that moved me.
Must have missed it.

It's six pages and worth every one of them.
Beauty and tragedy.
A cautionary tale for those in commited relationships.

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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Post by Sham » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:38 am

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!
Does missing the time and date for the shut down bring us all right back to square one? We have been complaining about never getting any notice of things like this as well as not getting any type of communications when things are happening.

Wow, they were listening and got a great message off of the shut down and upgrade.

We were ready for the sudden death of our forum, and got our ducks in order for the 24 hour blackout.

Now that the person responsible forgot about the upgrade that was announced, we are now at the mercy of this person realizing that they forgot and pulling the plug at any time they feel like it.

What are they thinking?

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Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Post by illy dilly » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:10 am

Shambala wrote:
Now that the person responsible forgot about the upgrade that was announced, we are now at the mercy of this person realizing that they forgot and pulling the plug at any time they feel like it.

What are they thinking?
OK, so the upgrade didn't take place.
I was very interested to see what would happen. O well, I can stay curious for another day.

But did they really just 'forget' or decide they weren't ready and need a little more time to figure something out. Instead of releasing it early, then having a 1 thousand and 1 service packs....cough cough Microsoft, cough.
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Post by AntiM » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:14 am

I understood that if the new upgrade wasn't performing correctly, there would be no switch until they had it right. I've not heard anything yet this morning.

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