Apparently some people received an email with the website and a new password. While you will be needing to do this in the future, the installers goofed on their second attempt to migrate the site and sent these out by accident. Go ahead and ignore it because I may need them to do another install.
In the meantime, I'm excited to say, we are getting close!
There are a couple of quirks that I want to let you know...
1. I have no way to do a partial migration so if a forum topic was discussed after I archived the site, it will be lost. Sorry, I wish there was a way I could transfer it. I am going to try to find some way to carry the content over. It won't be perfect but it will be the best I can do.
2. It will look different. I know. Change is scary. But Ning hasn't been upgrading or maintaining their forums so it left us no choice but to find another platform. While some of you may be super pumped about this fact, others may feel a little out of sorts getting used to the new platform. It was the best platform to go to and included a data migration path so that I could move our site over as seamlessly as possible. It also has some nice new features, a full mobile site, and lots of goodies.
3. Passwords & Friendships - there are things like passwords and friendships that Ning does not allow you to archive so we will have to reestablish who our friends are and create a new password.
4. We are all in it together! I am with you, experiencing a learning curve and hopefully we will all be super pumped once we get the hang of the new site. Woot!
Thanks for bearing with me while I work through the weekend to make Chainlink an awesome digital playground for all things bikey.
With technology running in inverse proportion to age those of us who have been riding bikes for a very long time will rely on less seasoned riders to help us deal with all of this newfangled gibberish. I'm not sure why I suddenly have an urge to ride a bike with dia compe center pull brakes and a make a call with a Motorola Razr.