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Leo1
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Postby Leo1 » April 5th, 2015, 6:43 pm

I'm fine with a new account. Been getting away from using my real name online anyways, so I've switched to Atariboy at the new forum.

It matches my online account usernames except on Xbox Live (I hate to spend $10 just for a username change, but will one of these days) and it's a name that I've used at many classic gaming forums over the years since first going online back around 1997. 

Gilly1
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Postby Gilly1 » April 5th, 2015, 8:54 pm

I just re-registered as Gillygil.
I have no idea what my original password was or which email I used so this was easier.

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VideoGameCritic
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Postby VideoGameCritic » April 5th, 2015, 8:56 pm

Just an update on the indexing (to enable search).  I hear the process can take DAYS to run so I'm going to hold off on doing that until the real transition.  I don't want to kick off a long process that will hold things up. We're talking about 130,000 posts!

I'm up for adding the 1 to old usernames, but it looks to me from the test messages that a few people were actually able to get on using their old accounts!  If so, please let us know how you did this!

I'm planning to do the transition sometime between Tuesday and Thursday.  When I do I'll put these boards into read-only mode.

Teddybear1
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Postby Teddybear1 » April 5th, 2015, 9:01 pm

This is a test...I logged on using my old info.

Here I am!

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VideoGameCritic
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Postby VideoGameCritic » April 5th, 2015, 9:24 pm

Actually we're testing the NEW site, here:

http://videogamecritic.com/forums/index.php

Teddybear1
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Postby Teddybear1 » April 5th, 2015, 10:02 pm

Sorry, I just registered as Teddybear1 on the new link.....

See........this is why I love the simplicity of old-school video games.  You just plug in the cartridge and turn the power on!




scotland171
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Postby scotland171 » April 5th, 2015, 10:43 pm

I re-registered to test, but I thought it was just beta and that new registration would be lost or reset soon? Is that incorrect?

HardcoreSadism1
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Postby HardcoreSadism1 » April 5th, 2015, 10:49 pm

I'm ArtificiallyYours on the new forum, Critic. [smile]

Rev1
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Postby Rev1 » April 5th, 2015, 11:35 pm

yeah, I couldn't get in. Should we go ahead and sign up now or wait until the forum is more stable?

Rev1
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Postby Rev1 » April 5th, 2015, 11:38 pm

Also, I don't know if it's even possible but is there a way you could set it up so that maybe all the usernames have security questions or something, then set all of them to a certain default set of answers, then we could reset our passwords on the new system that way? Instead of trying to send an email to ourselves which doesn't currently work. I don't think it's possible but who knows, might be worth a look.


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