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Important announcement to our community (Kek)

Super_Saiyan_God_Julian

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Probably should have done this a while ago, but I have been a bit busy and lazy lol.

Anyways, this is information regarding our incoming forum move. New forums have been created for VS Battle Wiki, FCOC Battles Wiki and Joke Battles Wiki. There is a lot to cover, so I'll just copy and paste a part of Antvasima's message on VSBW. Firstly this:

"I was just given important information by the Fandom staff. The VSB, Joke Battles, and FCOC forums will be backed up around 00:00 UTC on April 15. After that nothing will be saved."

And more in-depth this:

"Hello.

This is information regarding that I, my friend, Fandom, and Community Hired are beginning to prepare for the forum migration.

To do this Fandom will backup our current VSBW, JBW, and FCOC forum threads, send them to a programmer who will convert them to the right format, and then Community Hired will install them into the new forum.

However, any posts made after this date will not be saved, and we all also need sufficient amounts of free time to organise the actual moving process, especially myself (who currently has to manage up to 14 hour daily work shifts)."

Everyone needs to remember that they need to have their emails confirmed by FANDOM in order to receive the invitation to the new forum. This will only apply to those who made their first edit or have been active in the last two years, have over 100 edits and are not banned.

Essentially, all of this means is that, during the moving process, no comments or threads made after April 15th will be saved on the new forum. This isn't exactly important for JBW as there are no ongoing important discussion to finish, but I just want you to keep this in mind.

Any questions you can ask below.
 
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If I confirm my email on one fandom site, I don't need to do it on another, correct? Also, will VSBW, FCOC and JBW share the same forum? I know they won't share the same threads, I more or less mean if we'll share a site with sections for each wiki.
 

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Ehnkr2beboh said:
If I confirm my email on one fandom site, I don't need to do it on another, correct? Also, will VSBW, FCOC and JBW share the same forum? I know they won't share the same threads, I more or less mean if we'll share a site with sections for each wiki.
All I know is that FCOC and JBW will have their own sub-forums. However I'll be sure to ask a staff member in PM's about this.
 
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Rodri "Dante" said:
Ehnkr2beboh said:
Fandom are arses and what to push their bad discussion thing.
It's not as simple as that: Whoever wrote the code for forums did it in such a way that fixing any problem that comes up is unnecessarily hard, or so I heard.
OK, my bad.
 

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Yellowpig10 said:
will the Badges go away on the new site? if they stay will my 250+ day streak carry over to the new site?
We're just moving the forums, not the wiki itself, so I'm sure you'll just keep the badges (unless they're removing that too but i don't think they are as far as I know)
 
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It's not as simple as that: Whoever wrote the code for forums did it in such a way that fixing any problem that comes up is unnecessarily hard, or so I heard.

So whoever wrote the code was an arse.
 

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All I know is that FCOC and JBW will have their own sub-forums. However I'll be sure to ask a staff member in PM's about this.

We will all share the same main forum, yes. It looks similar to the Narutoforums, but with the VSB colour theme.
 

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It's not as simple as that: Whoever wrote the code for forums did it in such a way that fixing any problem that comes up is unnecessarily hard, or so I heard.

That is correct, yes.
 

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RinneItachi said:
I have well over 100 edits on VSBW, but not on FC/OC or this one. Does that mean anything?
You should be safe as long as you have at least 100 edits on VSB, are not currently banned there, and have been active sometime the last 2 years. I have also asked Fandom about if it is possible to include Joke Battles and FCOC members by the same criteria.
 

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MaxForward said:
Will message wall threads be affected?
They will still remain as far as I am aware, but possibly get a new format.
 

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Yellowpig10 said:
will the Badges go away on the new site? if they stay will my 250+ day streak carry over to the new site?
I would prefer to avoid any badges in the new forum, to avoid people spamming pointless posts.
 

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Goosethehonker said:
I hope they get better than those discussions
It will likely work better and be more stable than our current forums in itself, but it isn't as convenient to automatically sign up anymore.
 

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@TGOP

I know that you likely replied to a spam troll, but you should still delete that post. Fandom might not like it.
 

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You can all get further information here: https://vsbattles.com/vsbattles/4208849
 

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To summarize again, forums are getting nuked, the rest of the wiki is staying just the way it is.
 
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Antvasima said:
@TGOP

I know that you likely replied to a spam troll, but you should still delete that post. Fandom might not like it.
I posted the same image on the main wiki a while ago, and didn't seem to suffer any repercussions.
 

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I don't mean the image itself. I mean that Fandom might not like if it is used against others, even extreme trolls.
 

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That's how it works: any highlight on a wiki that you have participated on will be shown to you.
 

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No problem.

Any staff and prominent members here with less than 100 edits in the VSB wiki should probably very quickly edit their user pages a lot of times in order to reach that high though. Just to make sure in case Fandom isn't able to accommodate all of our wikis at the same time in that regard.
 

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Yes, and do so very quickly. I think that I will receive a user list to check through in the coming days.
 

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It means you have 63 edits on the "Bob The Wiki Builder" whereas you have 133 in VSBW/JBW. It only shows how much edits you have on the wiki you are currently.

There is also the option to see your global edit count in VSBW, but that's besides the point.
 
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so wait, if we're gonna have forums on another site does that mean we won't have to follow FANDOM's rules about talking on the new forums since we're gonna be in a separate place?

and would images we upload on the new forums not appear on the wiki?
 

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Spinosaurus75DinosaurFan said:
If I already have over 100 edits on VSBW do I have to get over 100 edits here on JBW and on FC/OC as well?
No, just on VSBW.
 

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Yellowpig10 said:
so wait, if we're gonna have forums on another site does that mean we won't have to follow FANDOM's rules about talking on the new forums since we're gonna be in a separate place?

and would images we upload on the new forums not appear on the wiki?
We will still have the same rules, both for practical reasons, since everybody being increasingly toxic to each other is a bad way to keep the community together, and because the forum will still be affiliated with Fandom, so they will require it.

The current plan is that we upload images to the wiki and then link to them in the new forum, in order to save running costs and to protect ourselves from copyright concerns.
 

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So, is there going to be some way to separate the JBW, FC/OC and VSBW forums from one-another? I'm assuming so.
 

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Here is what it currently looks like. Further down the page there are headers for Joke Battles and FCOC as well. That is just the draft version though. We still have some work to do.

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Well, I think that XenForo is likely better than what we have now in itself, once we get used to it. The problem is that it won't be as convenient/integrated to access.
 

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So any news on what will happen to our edit counts?

Will forum-based edits be expunged entirely?
 

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This isn't hugely important, just a little tidbit I'd like to get out of the way.
 

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@Ehn

I do not know. Sorry. XenForo is customisable though, so we can add new features if we really need them.

@Crabwhale

I do not know. The new external forum seems to count how many posts we have made previously though.
 

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Here is the script: https://dev.fandom.com/wiki/WikiaNotification
 

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Yeah, I was going to update it earlier, but I was incredibly busy today and forgot.

I will be going to sleep now, so I will update the Community Corner now. However it would be appreciated if another staff member could take care of the script.
 

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Thanks. Remember to use double empty spaces/lines between the columns though, or the text turns nearly unreadable.
 

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Antvasima said:
Any staff and prominent members here with less than 100 edits in the VSB wiki should probably very quickly edit their user pages a lot of times in order to reach that high though. Just to make sure in case Fandom isn't able to accommodate all of our wikis at the same time in that regard.
Speaking of which...
 

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No. Sorry. That is why I would prefer if any staff and active members in this wiki, who do not have enough edits at VSB, very quickly start to edit their userpages there by typing 1, 2, 3, 4, etcetera, until they get 101 edits, just as a precaution.
 

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Will the new forums have an API to interact with the forum through an external program? If so, will we be able to make bots/bot accounts to administer the forums (semi-)automatically?
 

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I do not know. Sorry.

However, XenForo is very customisable for our requirements, so as long as we have enough money to pay for extra functions, it is usually possible to get later on.

I am not well informed about all the available options though.
 

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I would like to remind everyone that tomorrow will begin the transition period from these forums to our new forums. Remember that any posts, messages and/or threads made after 00:00 UTC April 15th, 2020 will NOT be saved to the new forum.

Please remember to not only have your email confirmed, but to also have 100 edits on VSBW to avoid any problems.

Thank you for your cooperation.
 

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@MLP

We plan to update the versus links to the new forum after the move.

@Max

I haven't been told anything regarding the chats closing down, so I don't think so at least.
 

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Antvasima said:
@MLP

We plan to update the versus links to the new forum after the move.

@Max

I haven't been told anything regarding the chats closing down, so I don't think so at least.
Aight

You can try asking
 
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