To think that this day would happen sooner or later. ^^;
We are going to move the website and message board to another hosting plan, and I wanted to let you all know because the file and database transfer will be a lengthy one. At some point this week, the forum will be put in Maintenance mode, so activity can be put on halt for a short time, while the transfer is happening. The goal is to make sure that every single topic and message are preserved and safely moved to the other hosting server, so because of this, there will be a set time for when it will start and when we expect everything to get back running again.
By the time this topic has been posted, I intend to (temporarily) close the Oekaki and safely move all drawings and content to the new server.
Next will be the most important section: The message board itself, and wow, this one takes the cake!
From a perspective, there is a limit to how much database content that can be transferred during an upload, and the over 300,000 messages we have posted alone has cumulated to a total of 150 Mbytes (!!), so the forum upload has to be done in segments, which means that we need a set time to make sure that each topic and message gets uploaded and not a single one gets lost.
I think a good time to start the Maintenance and forum transfer would be:
Friday, 7 December 2012, 15:00:00 = Central European (Sweden, Germany)
Friday, 7 December 2012, 09:00:00 = Eastern Standard (New York USA)
Friday, 7 December 2012, 23:00:00 = Japan Standard (Tokyo)
From that hour and onward, we hope that each topic and message gets transferred safely before the end of the week. Hopefully things goes smoothly from there and we can post on the forum again.
In the meantime, have fun, stay sexy, and we will be up and running soon.
Let us know of another place to visit during this time, if you like, until the site is back up again.