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Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
« Reply #125 on: March 07, 2013, 04:54:59 pm »
Bet the many links from kindleboards to other websites is rough.

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
    « Reply #126 on: March 07, 2013, 05:10:55 pm »
    Bet the many links from kindleboards to other websites is rough.

    The most involved update is actually our internal links... where we have links in our posts to other posts or threads. All of those will be updated as part of the migration tonight.
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    « Reply #127 on: March 07, 2013, 08:53:38 pm »
    Ouch that hurt.  :D

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
    « Reply #128 on: March 07, 2013, 08:58:31 pm »
    Not too much!

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
    « Reply #129 on: March 07, 2013, 09:06:11 pm »
    Good job, Harve.

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
    « Reply #130 on: March 07, 2013, 09:29:50 pm »
    Great work, Harvey! Thanks.
    The hardest part for me was remembering my password. I've updated my bookmark and set KBoards in my Top Sites in Safari. Works great.
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    « Reply #131 on: March 07, 2013, 09:34:24 pm »
    Thanks all! It went very smoothly. I'm sure there will be a few glitches over the next few days... but, so far so good!
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    « Reply #132 on: March 07, 2013, 09:35:19 pm »
    Looks great!

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
    « Reply #133 on: March 07, 2013, 09:47:50 pm »
    Wonderful, Harvey!

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
    « Reply #134 on: March 07, 2013, 10:28:56 pm »
    Looks as good as ever, Harvey!  I've written a few conversion programs in my time and you sure have to dot all the i's cross all the t's and check again..

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    « Reply #135 on: March 07, 2013, 10:46:33 pm »
    Looks as good as ever, Harvey!  I've written a few conversion programs in my time and you sure have to dot all the i's cross all the t's and check again..

    Thanks! Nice to hear that from someone who's lived through this kind of thing. By the time I had it mapped out, there were 304 steps involved, of which about 250 I was able to do ahead of time. The last fifty were tonight and they seemed to go as expected. Whew!
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    Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
    « Reply #136 on: March 07, 2013, 10:51:11 pm »
    Smooth sailing.  Good job, Harvey

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    Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
    « Reply #137 on: March 08, 2013, 03:04:42 am »
    Hi, honey, I'm home!!!

    Now to move all my stuff into my room (bookmarked threads).

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    « Reply #138 on: March 08, 2013, 05:50:35 am »
    It won't be bad. I promise!

    I just clicked on my KB bookmark and was taken to the homepage (I think). I forgot about the move. Can you post a link to where the Writer's Cafe is now located. It doesn't appear evident to me in the new menu system.

    UPDATE: never mind.... found it.
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    « Reply #139 on: March 08, 2013, 06:12:36 am »
    Great work, Harvey! Thanks.
    The hardest part for me was remembering my password. I've updated my bookmark and set KBoards in my Top Sites in Safari. Works great.

    Ha!  Yes. . . .I was logged in 'forever' and for a minute had to remember what name I'd even used! :D

    Is there a way for you, Harvey, to look it up for anyone who has completely forgotten their log in info?

    I will note that users of Firefox can find it. . . .go to Options, Saved Passwords, Show Passwords, and you'll be able to see log in info for sites for which you've saved it.  Not sure about other browsers.
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    Re: KindleBoards.com... will be KBoards.com after March 7th..!
    « Reply #140 on: March 08, 2013, 06:21:15 am »
    For anyone who has forgotten their login name, I can retrieve that if I know your email address.

    Passwords are not retrievable though- they'd have to be reset, which you can do through the login screen.
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    « Reply #141 on: March 08, 2013, 08:39:37 am »
    Took me some blood, sweat, and tears (okay, so not that bad, I just like to whine) to figure out how to find my bookmarked threads. Head slap. Just go to the bookmark properties, paste the url into your browser, and change kindleboards to kboards. Poof, there it is. Eezy-Beezy. Bet everyone else already knew that. I think I'll go to the conspiracy thread and whine some more.


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    « Reply #142 on: March 08, 2013, 09:06:05 am »
    I guess I don't have to do anything with the reading bar? Hovering already shows kboards. I was just wondering about that one.

    This was pretty painless. Well for us, I don't know about Harvey and his sleepless nights... and days.  ;D

    I didn't even have to sign in, I just appeared in the new home like I never left.  :P

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    « Reply #143 on: March 08, 2013, 09:42:09 am »
    Yes, we ran a script last night that updated everybody's signatures to direct links to kboards instead of kindleboards. So that updated the reading page links, as well as author links to their book profiles.

    For those people who like numbers, here's what the scripts did:

    990 rows were updated in our "books" database (which authors use for their book profiles, and to have their books displayed in our KB books page (https://kboards.com/books)

    4,655 signatures were updated to link to kboards instead of kindleboards. At the same time, we replaced the longer affiliate tags with the short versions of ?tag=kbpst-20 (for Amazon US) and kb1-21 (for Amazon UK). That gives a little more breathing room in the signature areas, which have a character limit.

    41,630 posts (out of 2 million) were updated that had internal links to other KB posts and threads.

    All of the above took less than 10 minutes. Gotta love MySQL!

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    « Reply #144 on: March 08, 2013, 09:53:11 am »
    ::looks around::

    Whew, I made it!  Nice job, Harvey!
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    « Reply #145 on: March 08, 2013, 11:05:56 am »
    Why the change? 

    Freaked me out a bit.  With bookmarks I haven't had to enter a password for a very long time! :o

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    « Reply #146 on: March 08, 2013, 11:16:05 am »
    We wanted to get a more generic domain name, to ensure we stay in good stead with Amazon's terms of service.

    Hopefully it will be a long while before you have to enter your password again!
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    « Reply #147 on: March 08, 2013, 02:28:37 pm »
    We wanted to get a more generic domain name, to ensure we stay in good stead with Amazon's terms of service.

    Hopefully it will be a long while before you have to enter your password again!

    Groovy!  I am so glad I could get back in!! ;D

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    « Reply #148 on: March 08, 2013, 03:09:25 pm »
    Wow, impressive job!  Looks great.   :)

    Hmm, okay, except I lost my bookmark that automatically shows me new topics in only the forums I choose.  Anyone recall where the topic was, or what it was called?  I'm not having any luck finding it again.  One of the wonderful mods posted it ages ago, but I can't find it now...

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    « Reply #149 on: March 08, 2013, 03:21:00 pm »
    Wow, impressive job!  Looks great.   :)

    Hmm, okay, except I lost my bookmark that automatically shows me new topics in only the forums I choose.  Anyone recall where the topic was, or what it was called?  I'm not having any luck finding it again.  One of the wonderful mods posted it ages ago, but I can't find it now...

    JetJammer--the bookmark itself is set by your browser, right? It should still be there even if it's not working right now. You can edit that.  You just need to replace the part that says "www.kindleboards.com with www.kboards.com

    If you don't know how, let me know what browser you are using.

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