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Rob

Obtaining the crown

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If you have yet to do so, please read Kyek's "passing the crown" before this post!

 

Hi guys,


While I’d expect most of you know roughly who I am, just in case, I’m that small, elderly Enutrof Kikn that can occasionally be seen around Echo. I’m less active there than I used to be but still stop by to make sure a certain Rogue knows he’s still a noob. Please take the time to read this post as it does concern you! Yes, you!


As you will likely have just heard, on Thursday the 15th March (all going well) I will be taking over the hosting and technical management of Imps Village from @Kyek. He has been the important, but recently elusive, shadow that has been running these forums behind the scenes since their creation over a decade ago. It will be a great blow for all of us to see him step down. The contribution he made to the English Dofus community through these forums was without doubt significant and literally ‘game changing’ if you’ll pardon the pun. Hopefully, he won’t drop off the map completely though. After all, I’ll be needing his advice when I inevitably tit something up and erase the entire internet.


I’ll use this post to briefly explain what you can expect in the coming days in the name of transparency.


On Thursday the 15th March Imps Village’s database and the forum software will be transferred to a new, but almost identical server hosted in Europe. During this process, a small amount of downtime can be expected, this should last several hours at most. The domain will then be pointed to the new server and the forums should now be accessible again. The next step is to migrate all your media (screenshots, profile pictures etc) to their new home. Again, there may be brief downtime as this takes place to ensure nothing you upload gets lost in the transfer. I will make an announcement a few hours before this takes place, which may be on a different date to the main transfer.
Following a (fingers crossed) successful migration, Imps Village will then be quickly updated to the latest version of IPB 4.2 to benefit from security patches. Unfortunately, with this may come with another segment of downtime [dependant on when this update takes place]. It is also highly likely that during this process our current theme will be broken, and the site will be reverted to something default temporarily. This will be fixed ASAP but may be outranked by other priorities. I apologise to your eyes in advance for the inconvenience. 
While in an ideal world this transfer will run entirely without hitch, if in the event problems do arise, I will communicate through the Official Forums with information regarding any extended downtime.

 


[Hopeful end of disruption]

 


Heading into the future, you can expect continued updates as Invision releases them. These serve primarily to ensure the site and your data remains secure but may also bring with them neat new features.


As such, you can look forward to:


-    Reactions, to replace the current ‘like’ system

 

-    Clubs, this will allow members to create and manage their own miniature community within Imps Village. This could be utilised by guilds, alliances or used to organise community events, reminiscent of the old dedicated guild forums. The exact way this feature will be implemented here is TBD. A more detailed explanation of this feature will be posted as it arrives. 

 

-    Customised (Dofus related?) emoticons and the return of Wub wub.png

 

 

In general, my aim is that you should not feel any real difference in your experience at Imps Village following the transition; I hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable community tool in the years to come. That being said: If you have any feedback on Imps Village in its current form or have any realistic suggestions that you feel could improve your time here; this the perfect time to make them in the ‘Suggestion Box’

 

Post price pls,

Rob.

 

 

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16 hours ago, Rob said:

still stop by to make sure a certain Rogue knows he’s still a noob.

 

 

 

? ? ? 
 

You're the best Rob, best of luck running imps

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I am so happy to see that it is you, Rob, to be taking the crown and leading us to the future. It is sad to see Kyek step back but this is a great opportunity for the community to grow even further. All of the changes sound brilliant and I am so very excited to continue my time here on IV with you being our leader.

 

20mk ok

/w soz

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Hello and welcome back!

 

The server transfer was made without a hitch, welcome to Europe Impsvillage.com!

 

Everything behind the scenes has been upgraded to facilitate a move to IPS 4.2. However, there has been a mild hiccup with Invision which prevents this happening right now. As such, we are now open for business for the time being and this update will come very soon.

 

Once again, thank you all for your patience today.

 

Rob.

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I should note. If you do experience any problems interacting with the site, delays loading pages, or anything generally out of the ordinary, please send me a private message outlining the problem. 

 

Thanks.

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Damn, i really hoped that my favorite vegan number 1 masq ( Persona ) will take over the lead of imps :(

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Hello,

 

welcome back once more. As you can see, we've gone default. We are also now running IPS 4.2.8. The theme should be fixed and returned to what we had before soon.

 

 

 

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OLD THEME BEST THEME

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Can't say I give a fuck^H^H^H^Hwub either way about themes but what I can say is that I want to thank (a) Kyek for all the time he sacrificed for the community and (b) Rob for stepping up to the plate despite the obvious black hole for time this could become.

 

Aside: If only we could find someone equally dedicated to the wiki to trim it down to the pages not available in the official db and ensure that the remaining pages are up to date.

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Hi,

 

As you can see our theme has been reverted back to something similar to what we had before. There is still a fair amount of work to be done, so please bear this in mind. I'd like to reinstate the floaty airship, reposition the logo and revert the background colour soon.

 

Rob.

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I'm glad imps has been updated to 4.2.8? Imps was vulnerable to public stored XSS exploits before the update which could have lead to any account on the forum being compromised then possibly root access to the server. 

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5 minutes ago, ЯeveЯt said:

I'm glad imps has been updated to 4.2.8? Imps was vulnerable to public stored XSS exploits before the update which could have lead to any account on the forum being compromised then possibly root access to the server. 

Thank you for handling this information responsibly. We are indeed now on 4.2.8.

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Hi again,

 

I am now starting the final stage of the migration which is to move all your media to a new and isolated server. This will happen in the background automatically and does not require any additional downtime. I have started with profile pictures and will gradually move each of the categories one by one based on size. I will update you when this has finished. 

 

The colour customisation interface has also now been enabled within the theme. By clicking the following icon in the top right of the page header you can select your preference from a range of colours. I'd recommend either blue or grey but this is entirely down to you now!

 

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The next step is to then enable the 'clubs' feature which will allow you to create your own mini-communities within Imps Village, such as guild or alliance pages or to manage events. Finally, we will be looking for new emojis and reactions to posts. It's likely that I will turn to the community for these and a competition will be run to help create them. Keep your eyes peeled for this!

 

 

 

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Long live Imps Green 

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All files have been transferred and the migration is complete. 

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Nice news.

Keep going!

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Hi,

 

Apologies for the choppy service over the last 20 minutes. We are now running on https://impsvillage.com, protecting your connections from MitM attacks.

 

Rob.

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Hi,

My accounts just got hacked and the hacker who's writing this post understood I used the same username and password on both forums and Dofus as my memory is broken. Are you sure this version is secure? Have you tried it earlier?

My username on both impsvillage.com and Dofus is my social security number 19040318 and the password is 1<3d0lph1ns.

Other then this unfortunate hacking I must compliment you on the good work. How do I make sure that the original owner of this account can donate a measly sum for the cost of the host? I have hacked his Paypal as well.

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:wub::angry::biggrin::blink::cool::default_wink::dry::huh::laugh::mellow::ohmy::rolleyes::sad::tongue::unsure::wacko::welcome:

 

:cra::eca::elio::eni::enu::feca::fog::rogue::panda::ougi::osa::masq::iop::hupper::sac::sadi::sram::xelor:

 

We also now have two new emoji sets:

- The 'Classic Emojis' which you might remember from the older IPB 3 Forums

- A full class set of 'Dofusmojis' which are very kindly provided with permission from Tawa

 

You can include these by typing their distinctive code e.g : cra : or : ougi : without the spaces; or clicking the emoji button in the comment editor.

 

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Will you allow competitions and submissions to get more custom items on imps? or perhaps get immortalized in a way on the site? 

Just some fresh ideas. Like we could have a Blue testicle,  coops is a communist,  Emoji for illegal activity. The possibility are endless 

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@Bart-simpson 

 

There's no reason why people shouldn't submit emojis, in fact, I'd welcome it. For the most part, these would need to be in sets of at least 10 so they can fit into their own category. If there are any particularly good standalone suggestions then exceptions could be made. In my view this boils down to quality over quantity; so while anyone can suggest additions there's certainly no guarantee they'd be included. 

 

Any ideas/submissions should be listed in the suggestion box. 

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best of luck rob, and thanks for keeping imps alive!

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