Well…we did it!

We’re officially open at http://forum. 52ndstreet.com .  A notice is posted in our forum area with a few notes to get you started.  You should be able to log in with your existing username and password but if not, we have a few notes there to help you along.  See you there!

Waiting on Nameservers

[1:29pm EDT] I am currently waiting for the nameservers to change over to a different server.  Once that is in place, the new 52nd St. forum will be back online.  Thank you for your patience!

Forum update 2

I’m working on configuring some firewall rules this evening, but am hoping to get a few settings wrapped up so I can reopen the forum.  I’ll post here once it’s open. (And for those who are in the email loop, I will let you know there as well.)

See you on the other side!

Forum update

The test import to XenForo was successful. So much so, that I am going to use the data for our “live” forum. There is much cleanup to do, but I should have the 52nd St. Forum back online by tomorrow (Monday, May 17th) in the new format.

New 52nd Street in progress (aka “road construction”)

52nd Street is currently “orange barrel city!”  In other words, we have some construction going on.  We are moving between sites, and doing a forum conversion in the coming few days.

The forum is temporarily moved here:  http://forum.52ndstreet.com .  You may bookmark that URL.  While the forum is eventually going to be hosted on a partner site, this link will always point to the 52nd Street Forum, no matter where it ends up (through the magic of redirects).

Watch for more news here, and some additional redecorating. I just wanted to get the sites moved and in place while we work on things behind the scenes.

Update: I have done a successful test import to vBulletin, which I then will import into XenForo.  Forum avatars (icons) will not make it over, but since they were in an older format and tiny, we can use this opportunity to freshen things up.

We will also broadcast an email from the new forum once it is finished, so we can get participation boosted again.