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New Forums Are Live! Tiered Registration Information 
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Joined: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 15:00:08

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Post New Forums Are Live! Tiered Registration Information
Okay guys, the new forums are up and working, and you can get to them at the old URL:

http://board.byuu.org/

In order to prevent impersonations, registration is going to remain closed.

I will be manually moving accounts over in tiers.

Tier 1 = administrators, Tier 2 = top posters, Tier 3 = most recent posters, Tier 4 = by request

Once finished, we will leave registrations off for a set amount of time to make sure everyone had their fair chance to reclaim their desired username. If you haven't gotten in by a certain date, registrations will be opened for all, and if someone snatches your username first, too bad.

Your login credentials will be the same as they are on this board. Do not change your password here, but feel free to change it on the new board if you like.

The way this system works is that I am copying your phpBB3 hashed password from the old board and injecting it into the new board. I don't actually know your real passwords.

You can use this thread to keep track of whose accounts have been activated on the new board, at least for the initial tiers.

Thu 25 Sep 2014, 15:06:26

Joined: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 15:00:08

Posts: 13668
Post Re: New Forums Are Live! Tiered Registration Information
board.byuu.org activated accounts: (case-insensitive alphabetical ordering)

Tier 1:

    byuu
    D--
    Screwtape

Thu 25 Sep 2014, 15:07:48

Joined: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 15:00:08

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Post Re: New Forums Are Live! Tiered Registration Information
Currently, I'd like to ask D-- and Screwtape to take a look around on the new server and give feedback and suggestions before we start deploying tier 2 accounts and gaining actual discussion threads. Mostly to determine how we want to configure the board, and make sure there aren't any major issues.

Thu 25 Sep 2014, 15:09:18

Joined: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 15:00:08

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Post Re: New Forums Are Live! Tiered Registration Information
Forum's going good so far. Lots of cleanups and improvements over this older board. phpBB user_add function (thanks, jchadwick!) is fantastic.

I'm thinking about writing entirely new user registration and moderator approval pages, a database backup utility, a few statistics pages, etc. My goal is to have zero administrator accounts on the actual board, including my own account which is also unprivileged*. Then I can just chmod 400 the admin control panel file and we can manage the board much easier.

(* the point of the secondary byuusan account was that I was afraid of wifi/4G password snooping grabbing my admin credentials. By using an unprivileged account, the potential for harm if my account is compromised is greatly reduced.)

Fri 26 Sep 2014, 01:11:28

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