The forums have successfully been ported. Pretty much everything has been moved, although there are a few issues, like staff and guild permissions, BBCode in older posts not showing up (just edit and save the post to refresh the BBCode), and of course, some users will have their passwords bugged.
The upside is that the forums should run much smoother, look cleaner, feel cleaner, and are generally better in every aspect. We're not finished setting everything up, but all the basic functionality is there (and all the posts from the old forum). Over the next few days we'll be making more changes that should help streamline a lot of red tape and make the forums more enjoyable.
If you have an invalid password, try resetting your password via the lost password mechanism. If that fails, please contact an admin and we will set you a temporary password. The following users have invalid passwords:
Whispers of Winter
The old forums can be temporarily viewed here in read-only format: http://portofshadows.com/index.php/forum/index
I've been working on writing a script to port our current Kunena forums to phpbb3, posts and all.
Well, not really all. There are some things that I either cannot port, are too difficult to port. Actually, a lot of things, but the most important one is this: due to a quirk with how Joomla generates password hashes for users, a handful of users will not be able to log in on the new forums until they change their password, either via lost password recovery, or by contacting an administrator. I will publish a list of affected users soon.
Other things that probably won't be ported are:
- Private messages
- User attachments
- BBCode stuff (quotes in Kunena do not seem to have the same format as BBCode, which is a problem)
- Other miscellaneous things like last user edited by, etc.
Out of this list, private messages and avatars are the most important. Make sure to back up your private messages and avatars if they are important. If the port is successful, we won't be keeping the old forums up indefinitely, so if you lose your private messages or avatars with no backups, blame Neil.
Also, you can view the new forum template (which is a very dirty hack, and still incomplete) over here: http://portofshadows.com/forum/
Due to all the issues with the website and forum we will be switching to phpBB3. We will be doing tests on the live site (because we're lazy and don't really have a second site for testing), and hopefully we can transfer user accounts to phpBB3. The old forums should still be available in a read-only archive, but private messages are probably not going to be available.
If anything goes wrong, blame Neil.
We've implemented a new system to manage player bans, as we have had issues trying to unban players using native NWN2 bans. If you find yourself being repeatedly kicked from the server, it is possible that you may have been accidentally banned; please send staff a PM (Narks specifically) and we'll get right on it.
In other news, the server will be taken down for maintenance some time in the nearby future. Downtime will be announced.