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Anonytroll
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12 Aug 2005



What is going on:
Tamriel Rebuilt began in 2001 in the official Bethesda Softwork forums. For almost 15 years now, the people involved in it have worked to create a full, believable province in the technical and aesthetic detail that is unique to and expected of Morrowind.

For at least 13 of these years, Tamriel Rebuilt has been centered around its forums. The same forums, actually, with the same codebase and an inability to upgrade it without losing the custom-built claims system.

As part of moving out of its deadlock, we, the current Tamriel Rebuilt team, have taken the second half of 2015 to evaluate the project’s technical situation and how to best move forward.

We have finally decided to move off the aging phpBB2 forums and to an integrated website solution offered by the Drupal CMS. We will keep the old forums in place, but as forum archives and set to read-only mode.

How the move will work out in practice:
As we have decided on a clean break, we will not be moving old content over to the new site. Since the new solution has been operational for a while, “moving” merely means re-registering (in case of users) or summarising and linking old threads (in case of content). There should be no downtimes. The new solution is there and ready for use, even if not completely polished and feature complete yet.

As of today, registration to the old forums will be locked, as will the ability to post new topics. Unregistered members who want to reply to an existing topic will be able to do so without registering.

In one week, the ability to reply to topics will be shut down as well. The only exception is ongoing claims, which will simply be left open until they are finished or dropped.

If you have no interest in being part of Tamriel Rebuilt anymore, this is the last message you will ever receive from us.
Otherwise: please excuse the many rough edges, but welcome to our 2016 revamp nonetheless. We’re just getting started!
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Katze
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26 Feb 2009

Location: Behind you!

I suddenly have a question. Will existing Honorary Members/Whatever-they're-called-these-days be keeping their status on the new system, or is it a clean slate for everyone?
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Anonytroll
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12 Aug 2005



There are developer roles and such. There is no developer emeritus role as of yet.
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Gnomey
Lead Developer
19 May 2006

Location: In your garden.

My first impulse here is to just do it on request. If they register on the new forums, they can ask to get their title updated.
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Ragox
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20 Jul 2013



I've registered on the Drupal forums yesterday but I'm not getting any account activation email. I've checked all folders.
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Anonytroll
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12 Aug 2005



That's strange, your account is active. You should be able to login and everything.
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Ragox
Developer
20 Jul 2013



Nope, I can't login because I haven't received a password yet. And when I request a new password I receive nothing again.
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Hopefully Drupal and Redmine will be used together. Drupal for the forums and Redmine for scheduling, goalsetting and planning. OpenMW did this years ago and seems to work well. Lots of good content and ideas on this site, already ignored. Hopefully some of it will be dragged from this wreck onto the new site. Where will the bots go at the end of days? Will there be a place for them in this new world to view threads and check messages?

Good job on getting the new forums running. Hopefully there's another 13 years left in them or enough to finish what we got ahead.
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Marandahir
Member
09 Dec 2008



Will these forums remain online?

I know a lot of the older links on these forums are broken because whatever they were linked to lost their funding and vaporized into the ether.

I'm full on board for the move; just want to know if it's worth spending time trying to back up old threads or if you're going to make sure these old forums continue their life even after they're retired.
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Not
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01 Mar 2012

Location: Elsewhere

These forums will become a read only archive. So yes, they'll still be here, but you won't be able to post anything anymore.
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Seneca37
Lead Developer
10 Feb 2014



Anonymous wrote:
Hopefully Drupal and Redmine will be used together ...


Sorry no. As per the Skype meeting on 16 January 2016, we will be going with a full Drupal system. The plan is to implement many of the features of Redmine into the new claims system as possible.
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psi29a
Lead Developer
13 Dec 2015



Seneca37 wrote:
The plan is to implement many of the features of Redmine into the new claims system as possible.


I'm glad that there was some positive influence with the Redmine experiment that will carry over to Drupal. Smile

What kind of features?
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