IcyBoards -> Jcink

Jul 17 2018, 02:07 PM

For those not aware, IcyBoards, another forum service has decided to close its doors. But they have provided the databases to their users, and they recommended our service to migrate to as a reliable home.

IB's service is closing July 31st. If you wish to convert from IB, please start working with us now as there is not much time left. The process is as follows:

1. Send an email to admin@jcink.com with your IB database attached

2. Include a link to your IB forum

3. Wait for my response -- I'll try to respond to you within 24-48 hours regarding whether I was able to successfully import your board into my development server.

4. If the import into the development server goes well, then I'll send you some screenshots of the board stats, the general forum layout, maybe a topic or two -- just to see if at a glance it looks as it should.

5. If everything goes OK with the test import and we're OK with the preview, then we'll schedule a time that's best for you and us to coordinate a conversion. In general, if a board has less or around than 100k posts then a conversion installation can be done in around 30 minutes from the time that I start working on it.

Everyone who wants to move from IB at this point to our service needs to email me ASAP as we are ready to begin conversions. Start this process with us no later than July 28th to avoid a significant delay in your import.

Please keep in mind that we are converting/migrating the following data:

1. Topics

2. Posts (links in the posts will be remapped)

3. Members & their Profiles (all users will need to reset their password with forgotten password recovery)

4. Categories

5. Forums

6. PMs

7. Avatars

Forum permissions will need to be reconfigured. Skins/themes will not be converted.

If your IB forum had adult or mature content, or it was mature rated, you will need to purchase premium service after the conversion process is finished.

Before sending a final database copy to us for moving, please do what you can to delete anything that isn't necessary. If you have a trashcan of old deleted posts for example and you really don't care about keeping them, please delete them as every little bit helps make the conversion process faster.

Thank you for your patience and support! We welcome you here to JFH/Jcink and hope to help you have the best experience going forward even though we don't run the same software http://files.b1.jcink.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif

Comments

  1. John Says:

    As of today -- the 28th -- we are no longer rapdily taking IcyBoards imports. We've imported everyone who has requested so far and appreciate your patience and support throughout the entire process in the last month.

    IcyBoards will close down on July 31st, and forums will be disabled at that point. We've confirmed with IB's owner that the server, however, will remain online through August just in case someone missed the announcement.

    We will resume taking any "late" imports on the 5th of August. Please reach out to me if you're considering conversion after this point.

  2. John Says:

    As of today, August 5th, we have started work on the queue of forums received for conversion after IB's closure date.

    There are still some who were unaware that IB would be closed; if you were one of them are and are still looking for a new home it is not too late. We can import your database into our software in a timely fashion again. Just get in contact with us.

    Please remember that after August 31st, the IcyBoard's servers will be turned offline permanently!