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[Update] iLounge Launches New Forums

[Update 05|10|03 9:45 AM] The main “Forums” button on the navgation bar above now links to the new forums. We’ve also added “New Forums|Old Forums” links to the left sidebar for your convenience. The “Forums” link on the old forums nav bar now reads “New Forums,” and links to the new forums. Also, a link to the old forums has been added to the new forums homepage. We hope this helps to navigate between old and new.

So far the the reactions to the new forums has been outstanding. Many readers have been re-registering from old to new, and there are many new members registering as well. Thanks, we appreciate it.

Today marks the official launch of the NEW iLounge forums at http://www.ilounge.com/forums/

The new forum we are using is powered by vBulletin, one of the most widely used and successful forum applications on the Internet. It has many great features for our administrators, moderators and members. If you would like to read more about its features, check out http://www.vbulletin.com

The following is some questions and answers to help you understand the reason for the switch to the new forums and what will be happening with old vs. new forums.

Why have we launched a new forum? What’s wrong with the old forums?

The current forums are provided by Xsorbit, an outside service that iLounge pays to host a forum. As you may already know the forums are unreliable at times with many outages occurring ever since it’s been online. Xsorbit also controls all the data generated in the forums, including the membership database. We have no control or access to this datum. Moving to a new forum system on our own servers will allow us control the data and provide the best forums possible to our members.

Will members of the old forums be able to login to the new forums?

Unfortunately, no. Xsorbit will not release any registered member information to us, so we cannot transfer the membership login information into the new forum system. This is a disappointing situation, but we hope that all our current members register with the new forums to continue one of the best iPod user communities on the Internet. We’re almost sure you’ll like your new home.

Will the old discussions be transferred to the new forums?

Unfortunately, no. Xsorbit will not release the database containing the discussions. So, in ONE WEEK from the time of this announcement the old forums will be made “read only.” You will only be able to search and read old discussions, but will not be able to post anything new on the old forums.

The new forums are a fresh start of something better for the future of iLounge. It’s one of many beneficial changes to be made. On behalf of all the forum administrators, moderators and myself, we hope you understand why we are doing this and we hope to see all our current and new members in the new forums.

Best,
Dennis Lloyd
iLounge

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Comments

1

OMG - I am soooo outraged.  I want the new forum information, but I want it available on my old forum!  I bet there are going to be audible “ticks” between postings on this new forum too!  Is this going to be a beta forum, because if it is, I can’t believe you would release it to the public.  I expect you’ll take a trade-in?!  Afterall, I just paid $400 for this forum less than two months ago!

Posted by Jamvan in Minnesota on May 9, 2003 at 11:56 AM (CDT)

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Jamvan - LOL

ouch, but im glad im a newbie with few post so far. i was getting used to the old forum.
anyways vBulletin is great. another of my favorite forums uses it.

good luck. ive already registered !

Posted by 2000NB18T on May 9, 2003 at 1:34 PM (CDT)

3

I see that you have a 2000 Beetle 1.8 Turbo. We have two. How is yurs treating you? Do you participate in the newbeetle.org forums? c ya

Posted by TRX333 on May 9, 2003 at 1:39 PM (CDT)

4

:) vBulletin is great o/
even better when 3.0 is out hehe

Posted by XiXora in Birmingham, UK on May 9, 2003 at 2:56 PM (CDT)

5

“I see that you have a 2000 Beetle 1.8 Turbo. We have two. How is yurs treating you? Do you participate in the newbeetle.org forums? c ya”

yep im on the ORG aka. stormtrooper
i love my NB. dream come true. its so fast and i havent even modded yet !

Posted by 2000NB18T on May 9, 2003 at 4:58 PM (CDT)

6

NOOO!
My elite status and post count will be lost!

Posted by mongoos150 in Tucson, AZ on May 9, 2003 at 6:41 PM (CDT)

7

“unreliable at times with many outages occurring ever since it’s been online”

OH, you mean the forums? I thought you were talking about the main site.  I’ve been lurking and have had a lot of trouble getting the main page(s) to load but forums have been fine.

Kudos on vBulletin though.

Posted by mrkablooey on May 10, 2003 at 5:07 PM (CDT)

8

“unreliable at times with many outages occurring ever since it’s been online”

OH, you mean the forums? I thought you were talking about the main site.  I’ve been lurking and have had a lot of trouble getting the main page(s) to load but forums have been fine.

Kudos on vBulletin though.

[I can’t even get the site to take this post!]

Posted by mrkablooey on May 10, 2003 at 5:12 PM (CDT)

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“unreliable at times with many outages occurring ever since it’s been online”

OH, you mean the forums? I thought you were talking about the main site.  I’ve been lurking and have had a lot of trouble getting the main page(s) to load but forums have been fine.

Kudos on vBulletin though.

[I can’t even get the site to take this post!]

Posted by mrkablooey on May 10, 2003 at 5:15 PM (CDT)

10

whoops!  error the first two times (can’t connect to server) but it went through.  a great site, though!

Posted by mrkablooey on May 10, 2003 at 5:16 PM (CDT)

11

Oh, Thats A Change

Posted by TRX333 on May 10, 2003 at 10:09 PM (CDT)

12

Oh, Thats A Change

Posted by TRX333 on May 10, 2003 at 10:09 PM (CDT)

13

Oh, Thats A Change

Posted by TRX333 on May 10, 2003 at 10:09 PM (CDT)

14

Oh, Thats A Change

Posted by TRX333 on May 10, 2003 at 10:09 PM (CDT)

15

If your having problems with the site its most likly you / your connection, because its been up and running very smoothly since it started. And the change in forums is needed as the old forum wasn’t actually fully owned by iPodlounge and xsorbit was holding all your information in there database. Also vBulletin is like the best forum round so =P

Posted by Fusen in UK on May 11, 2003 at 2:47 AM (CDT)

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vBulletin is awesome, but this site in particular is the only one that gives me errors, on 3 different machines… won’t load pages, times out, etc.

just have to be patient…  :-)

Posted by mrkablooey on May 11, 2003 at 7:31 AM (CDT)

17

just left that message, clicked on iPodlounge logo at top and got: “Could not open the page ?http://www.ipodlounge.com/index.php? after trying for 60 seconds.”

Posted by mrkablooey on May 11, 2003 at 7:35 AM (CDT)

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not that this thread isn’t dead or anything,but I turned off some things in my software firewall and the site seems a lot better (connection-wise… everything else is awesome). still doesn’t explain why it’s goofy at work with the corporate firewall, but oh well, I’m just going to sit back and enjoy it.  :-)  definitely the premier ipod site out there!

Posted by mrkablooey on May 18, 2003 at 5:35 AM (CDT)

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