Moving to

Put together an evacuation kit with enough games and snacks to keep yourself occupied and entertained for at least 72 hours, and be prepared to log out at a moment’s notice. Plan a safe place to shelter until services are restored. For example:

Remember not to give in to despair This too shall pass. Your fellow mutants will still be mutants, and think of the stories you will have to share!


One lesson learned so far: If you are restoring a backup, make sure that the user that initiated the restore will be present afterwards. I spent far too long waiting for the backup to complete because that user couldn’t get notified. :man_shrugging:

Google logins should be working, and maybe Yahoo since there doesn’t seem to be anything site specific to it. I’ll try to get Facebook and Twitter updated shortly, but I’ll need volunteers who currently use those login paths.

Once I check and tweak a few more things, I’ll be asking for testers. Please let me know if you’re interested.


[prints out avatars of all users]


No Activia?


Twitter and Facebook logins should be working now, and Google should continue to work. I’ve disabled Yahoo since my brief test failed, and since there is nothing to configure for it I can’t really troubleshoot it.

Does anyone want any other login options? GitHub?

I’ve turned off read-only mode for the time being, but it is in no way live, and it contains data from an old backup anyway. Please take some time to kick the tires and report back on anything that seems out of place.

In particular, please make note of any of the following:

  • Social logins (Google, Twitter, Facebook) not working.
    • Make sure that the pop-up references, not
    • There should be a relevant logo, where applicable.
  • Browse around the site, making sure the following are working:
    • Links to posts should point to
    • Images should be hosted at
    • Basically, make note of anywhere that references instead of
  • Anything else I haven’t thought of.

Report back anything you find to this topic. I’ll add it to my list, and I’ll work through them as quickly as I can.

My hope is to do the final cut-over this weekend, assuming no show-stoppers are discovered.

Thank you for your help, patience, and understanding.


Do I need to, like, actually do anything?


But, just in case…


If you haven’t already, go check out

  • See if you can log in.
  • See if anything seems out of place.
  • Post there if you want, but it will be overwritten with the next backup restored.
  • Get ready to stop coming to

It’s like a time machine!

It’s odd. Over there I’ve earned the “Aficionado” badge. I checked this site… and I don’t see that badge in the available list.


Weird. I don’t see it on the admin side of either site.

Oh well, it will be gone as soon as the next restore.

Like tears in the rain…


I’m thinking since the new site is from a backup, it’s running on an older version of Discourse. Maybe that’s why it’s using different badges? I recall at least 2 upgrades since the site debuted.

I don’t really care about the badges (I already know I’m a BBS addict), it’s just fun to try to troubleshoot.

2 Likes is running 1.9.0.beta13 is running 1.9.0.beta7

The database backup is independent of the software version.

I suppose it’s possible that a badge was added between 7 and 13, but it’s still odd that it doesn’t show anywhere in the admin interface.


I can’t explain the admin interface, but the new badge is probably Discourse version differences. I checked over at the Old BBS and they have Enthusiast/Aficionado/Devotee badges for visiting 10/100/365 days straight.

um nevermind


Yep another aficionado here. Guess we enjoy it while we can.

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Um, what am I missing? Been working so much my brain does nothing but tell me to eat and relax when I get home, except when I need to do work about the house, in which case I still want to eat.

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I was able to log in with no problems.


Got a time in mind? Can we start a countdown?

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