Resignation as UFOPaedia administrator


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#21 Hobbes

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:13 PM

First, I just want to share that, after 10 months of contractor nightmare during the renovation of my apartment, I finally moved my stuff back today. There might be some sort of metaphysical connection here with the UFOPaedia but I'm too tired to consider it right now Posted Image

View PostPete, on 08 March 2016 - 07:03 PM, said:

Hobbes - can you PM me Joshua's contact details so I can have a chat? Infinite resources sounds the way to go Posted Image

I've just msg Jo5hua asking for contact details, will PM you once I get them.

EDIT - I've just PM them to you
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 09:10 PM

I got to hand it to you Hobbes, you've sort of moved the mountain, or just gave it a push.
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 09:12 PM

It's like when I'm fixing IT issues in my day job - proximity to someone's PC normally makes it spontaneously work. That and turning it off and on again :)
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:55 PM

I'm not into IT, but I use the same methods. I'm close to my PC and I turn it off and on. :D

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 06:56 PM

Joshua seems willing to throw really fast hardware at this so I'm currently creating a backup with a view to getting this moved tonight/tomorrow.

Will this cause any issues? I'm not sure what the best way is to alert anyone over on the site so if someone has that power whilst I'm sorting out backups that would be appreciated.
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Posted 10 March 2016 - 07:43 PM

I can post a notice on the /r/xcom Reddit, as many of the users are there.  Also over at Opexcom.org forums. fwiw.


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Posted 11 March 2016 - 03:40 AM

I'm trying to remember what you need to do to put up a site-wide message on the wiki - we did it once before. However a news message on the front page should do. Any particular dates for the backup/move?

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:33 PM

It's alright - I worked it out and there's now a message, but only on the edit page.

This makes sense as there's a setting in the system that locks it for edits only and lets people browse the site still, so editing a page shows the warning at the top and I've made it stand out.

The plan is to move it today. Since it's all locked down, in theory if Joshua tests everything nobody will be any the wiser and I'll just post a message when it's all up again. It'll probably be offline for the next few hours at least.

Sounds like he's putting together a beast of a server for this by the way, so should be nice and fast from now on :)
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Posted 12 March 2016 - 08:01 PM

This is taking a little longer than anticipated, but will definitely be worth the wait - I just want to keep edits on hold whilst this takes place as I know how annoying it is to lose work!
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Posted 12 March 2016 - 08:35 PM

View PostPete, on 12 March 2016 - 08:01 PM, said:

This is taking a little longer than anticipated, but will definitely be worth the wait - I just want to keep edits on hold whilst this takes place as I know how annoying it is to lose work!

Agreed! Completely worth the wait!  Thanks for making this happen. :)

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:08 PM

Hi all

This took longer than anticipated but it has finally happened!

It's live on Joshua's server finally and editing is enabled again.

Might take a while for the domain IP change to load around the web as I've only just done that bit, but if you go to edit a page and hit CTRL+F5 and the green message I put up isn't there then you're viewing it on the new server :)
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:36 PM

You da man! Well, you and all the others responsible.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 09:19 PM

So Hobbes, do you still feel like resigning ?
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Posted 17 March 2016 - 07:19 AM

Hopefully not *crosses fingers*
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Posted 18 March 2016 - 01:35 AM

View Postsilencer_pl, on 16 March 2016 - 09:19 PM, said:

So Hobbes, do you still feel like resigning ?

Ask me that question in a week or so when I finish moving back to my apartment
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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:42 AM



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:57 AM

Soppy as it sounds, what ever happens, I suppose now's a good time to point out - Hobbes, you've always done a really good job.  :)

Heck, personally I failed to maintain motivation after the first Firaxis release, and that went relatively smoothly. I don't deal well with change.
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:13 PM

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Hello. Are you the same Hobbes that (used to be) is an admin at UFOpaedia.org?

If not, sorry to bother you. If you are, sorry to bother you as i know you considered resigning but maybe you can still help me. I looked all over the site for some link to create an account so i could contribute to the XCOM2 pages but found none. I thought this function would be brought back after the transfer to the new server but unless i'm still seeing the old site, it's not.

Is there any way i can tell for sure i'm seeing the new site (most recent news is still February 4th, 2016, XCOM2 release). If what i see is actually the new site, how are we supposed to register (or is this function still disabled due to spambots)?

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 02:25 PM

Aren't such wikis suppose to have anonymous modifications, which are there to be accepted by moderators ?
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Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:16 PM

View Postsilencer_pl, on 23 March 2016 - 02:25 PM, said:

Aren't such wikis suppose to have anonymous modifications, which are there to be accepted by moderators ?

I can only speak as to how it has been functioning.  If you register, you can make changes and create new content.  
Moderators can take action against malicious/nuisance accounts, but they don't proctor the changes made by users.




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