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Upgrading to Invision Power Board

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This is a major announcement about our community.. We are finally ditching vBulletin! We will be switching to Invision Power Board software. We should retain all posts, post counts, albums, private messages, etc. Expect major changes with the overall site. We will be turning ancientclan.com into an actual website again. But it will not be anime based. We have had a good run as an anime site, but its time for us to move away from that specific genre and move towards a more general entertainment website focusing more on movies, television series, video games, anime, things that interest us, etc.

How does this affect our current forums?

1) We will no longer have anime themes. We will save some of our current themes for their color layouts and will be implementing them into different color selections for the site.

2) We will be taking all our current forums, setting them as subforums into an Archive category and we will set them for archived so they will get no new posts but will be available for everyone to view.

3) We will only have a handful of forums. No more anime series specific forums, etc.

4) We will have a variety of new features, I'll get a new shoutbox back up, we will have a full functioning gallery, improved blogs, and an article system for the main site.

The conversion process will be in two parts. First, I will need to install the new software. Second, I will run the conversion software to import all our posts, etc, into the new database. There is no timetable yet for when this will happen. But it will happen sometime in the next 2-3 weekends.

If you have any questions, please ask.


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I can make a new header for the Vash theme if you want. I just really like the colors! ^_^;;


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1) We will no longer have Anime themes. We will save some of our current themes for their color layouts and will be implementing them into different color selections for the site.

As long as I get a Dark Gray Layout that doesn't have to be Star Wars related....

2) We will be taking all our current forums, setting them as sub forums into an Archive category and we will set them for archived so they will get no new posts but will be available for everyone to view.

Good enough so no one new bumps old posts.

3) We will only have a handful of forums. No more Anime series specific forums, etc.

I guess the Anime craze is dying down.... Somehow replaced by MLP....

4) We will have a variety of new features, I'll get a new shout box back up, we will have a full functioning gallery, improved blogs, and an article system for the main site.

I was really starting to miss The Shout Box. Where else was I going to put all those links that weren't good enough for threads?....

If you have any questions, please ask.

Is KOSMOS there?.... *Covers Face*

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The new format is so awesome it will melt you face. Get ready AC!
I'd like to take that as innuendo for an Indiana Jones (Raiders Of The Lost Ark) Forum Theme....

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I can make a new header for the Vash theme if you want. I just really like the colors! ^_^;;

No thanks, we're going to use one overall header image that will work with all colors.

Oh, and I don't know when I'll add the vash theme colors. I'm going to focus on the conversion first, then add new color styles later once everything is setup. We'll most likely be running the default style, mobile phone theme and a darker style to begin with.


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As long as I get a Dark Gray Layout that doesn't have to be Star Wars related....

Good enough so no one new bumps old posts.

I guess the Anime craze is dying down.... Somehow replaced by MLP....

I was really starting to miss The Shout Box. Where else was I going to put all those links that weren't good enough for threads?....

Is KOSMOS there?.... *Covers Face*

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I'd like to take that as innuendo for an Indiana Jones (Raiders Of The Lost Ark) Forum Theme....

Yes, darker theme will be available. It may look messed up at first because I'll use an auto-generated theme based on 4 colors.

MLP? My little pony? lmao. X'D

We'll have a new shout box, but instead of just a shout box everyone will have their own status updates where they can also post random things in and ppl can reply to.

No KOSMOS... :(

No Indiana Jones theme. X'D


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I forgot to mention, I'll most likely put the arcade back up at some point. That might take me a bit longer to get back up tho. The chatbox and arcade will be modifications and are not part of the basic install. So those may not be up right away.


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It's just that that's the color scheme i associate with AC now since i've used it for so long. ^_^;

And no KOSMOS?? Aww, I wanted to see if she still loved me! XD


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I will do this conversion this upcoming weekend.

If anyone wants to recommend a color style based off our current themes, please recommend it. I will keep an old copy of this forum for reference to themes and in case something with the conversion fails.

Also, please keep track of your current post count and if you want to save a backup of your private messages, do so before friday. Everything should convert over, but there is always the possibility that somethings might be lost.


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