The time has come to begin the process of transferring RolePages over to use new software. In this post I will try to lay out everything that is going to happen in detail, and be as clear and open about the process as possible. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments.

 

Summary: RolePages is going to be transferred over to new software that has a variety of benefits. A demo of this software can be viewed on http://TrueLore.com. The process will be started on Monday, 8/1, however it will take between one and six weeks, and until it is complete nobody will notice any difference on RolePages.

 

The first thing I will be doing is running a backup of all of the site's content. This will take approximately 24 hours, and the data files will be stored on several different hard drives.

 

I will then initiate the process of transferring that content to the new software. This is the part that will take between 1 - 6 weeks. I also do not know if it will be successful, as I have never tried to transfer a site like RolePages that has millions of pages of content.

 

If the transfer succeeds the following things will be carried over to the new site:

- Profile name, picture, and questions.

- Profile comments.

- Blog posts.

- Worlds.

 

Things that will not transfer:

- Pictures.

- Videos.

- Music.

- Css customizations.

- Text box copy.

 

If the transfer is successful, a version of the original RolePages will still be available at RolePages.Ning.com for two months so that you can check the accuracy of everything on the new site software.

 

If the transfer is unsuccessful, the site will still change to the new software, but we will have to move the content over by hand. In that scenario the original site and content will be available at RolePages.Ning.com for a minimum of six months after the move, to give everyone time to move over everything that they would like to preserve.



Accounts

 

When the transfer happens an email will be sent to every single address associated with an account on RolePages with instructions on how to reset your password for the new software.

 

What if I do not have access to my email? Contact me at RolePages@gmail.com or send a chat message to Narrator, or Dragon Teers and I will help you reset your email and password.

 


Things To Do


If you have pictures, videos, or music that you want to save make sure that you back them up as soon as possible. I am going to do everything possible to ensure that the written content on RolePages is preserved and transferred, but it is also generally a good idea to back that up to your own personal computer.

I’ll continue to post updates here and on Facebook, and let everyone know where we are in this process. Thank you very much for your continued support, and I’m excited to see what we can do with our new updated website.

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Comment by Ska Skinwalker on August 9, 2017 at 6:38pm
Hi! You mentioned that the worlds will transfer over. Will all of the content in them as well? Comments, discussions and such?
Comment by Dick Grayson (ROBIN) on August 8, 2017 at 5:50pm

Will there one day be a way to have the new site like this one? I like how we can customize our profile, and how we can add music to it. If not, I am sure going to miss it.

Comment by Dragon Teers on August 4, 2017 at 12:42am

Bella: If anyone doesn't have access to an email account you can let me know and I can change the email and or password on a character or help you delete them. If nothing is done the profile will just transfer over and nothing will happen and nobody will have access to the account and all content should be in tact. 

Allegra: Member X's profile, blogs, and posts should transfer over to the new site automatically. In a year or two they can then always come back and either reset their password, or let me know and I can help them do that. 

The idea is that all (or as much as I can get) of the content will transfer over automatically. Activating your accounts will be about resetting your passwords so you can log in and add more content, blogs etc. 

Comment by Allegra Gliss on August 4, 2017 at 12:06am

Ok, so you backed up everything. Awesome, hope it wasn't a huge dick pain, sorry if it was. So you've got all of everything excluding the items cover in this list- 

Things that will not transfer:

- Pictures.

- Videos.

- Music.

- Css customizations.

- Text box copy.

Or ALL of everything? I don't honestly give a rat's ass about my pretty page, just asking because I am wondering if, when, and how you will be able to retrieve the data you backed up. Like, if member X is hit by a bus tomorrow and wakes up from their coma in a year and really wants to finish that story they started on old Rolepages, will you be able to recover the work for them? 


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Comment by Bella on August 1, 2017 at 3:08pm

What happens to those who don't reset their password and email on other accounts? Will they just be deleted because I have a few that I don't use anymore so it doesn't bother me. If not do I have to tell you the char name so you delete them?

Comment by Dragon Teers on July 29, 2017 at 2:20pm

You can check out the customizations that will be available on TrueLore. You can change the back ground and background image of all boxes, remove the sidebar, change the text font, size, and color, and other things. If there are css elements on that site that you'd like control over let me know and I can put it on the list to add to the customizations available. 

Comment by O.P. Roth on July 29, 2017 at 12:52pm
Unfortunately, no. There will be some customization, but very basic. Ability to change the header. Profile picture and maybe color some of the boxes but that's it. There won't be any major ability for CSS.

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