Originally Posted by BK_123
So can someone try and tell me, When the merger happens all our posts etc will be shifted to one database and when can we expect this to be done and dusted?
The thought is that we should be able to flat out merge our two databases I would assume... Probably keep two separate sets of tables because I am almost positive that many of the thread ID's and user ID's will clash, horribly...
Wonder if vBulletin made tools for merging forum databases...
Regardless when it starts they will probably take a copy of both databases and experiment with a copy of TF and see how the merge goes offline, any errors come up and it wont impact us, will just take research to overcome those errors and see if they can successfully merge the two databases offline... Once they do that, rinse and repeat again offline with the latest copies of the databases to ensure nothing strange may come up. I want to say this would be a good time for the TF Testers group to actually get to... ya know, do something?
My worries aren't really the threads, but user accounts as well as the search index... Merging these two databases can cause serious issues, is a lot of work (if people thought updating the software was a PITA, wait till you merge two entirely different databases like this), especially with us using 188.8.131.52 and CF using 184.108.40.206, that leaves a higher chance for us to have a busted index... again... I hate when our search index is busted... I still can't find some threads that I know existed. XD
I do have one request from the site team... Especially after reading what's going on over at CF... When the merger is going on, can we please have a couple of different forum skins? Would be nice if we could keep the CF skin so that CF members don't feel too out of place with the layout, and also have a TF skin so our own members don't feel too out of place, then have the official Techist skin (if we do end up with a new skin, since there is mention over there of possibly changing software after all is said and done).
My next question, don't think it was asked really... I know we are going to be getting a different overall layout with different board selections, what about threads that are the same or similar? I notice that CF has a thread for Workstation/Desktop pictures, which is very similar to two of our threads, I know we have one for posting Wire Management, then another one for posting our desk/work areas...
Our Chill Spot/Workstation thread: What does your chill spot look like?
Our WireManagement Thread: Rate the Wire Management Above You!
CF Chill Spot/Workstation Thread: http://www.computerforums.org/forums...on-142011.html
So, what would ultimately happen to those three threads as they are essentially redundant threads after the merger..?