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Postby p0rtalplayer » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:54 am

This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »

The domain transfer hasn't finished processing yet because it apparently takes a while, and I may be jumping the gun here, but I'm tentatively announcing that we now own the myApertureLabs.com domain! That's right, I talked to Nick the other day on a whim and it turns out that not only was he on, he was willing to give us the domain - and all the old site's content. He apparently had a backup of the old database, which he's uploading to our web server so that we preserve the efforts of 4 years of portal mappers.

So what does this mean? Well, for one thing, it means we no long have to be myApertureInnovations. Do we want to switch back? Put a little "Formerly mAL" in the site header? Discuss in the comments thread.

Secondly, it will take a little while to get all the old maps in the new system, but once I do our content will explode. None of it seems to have any associated data (title, description, publishing date) as of yet (it's not finished uploading, nick might have a metadata file at the end of it - I don't know). So, if it doesn't, I may need to put together a team of content-sifters to go through it all and put in the relevant information for all the files. If you're interested, post so in the thread.

Finally, I discovered recently that my well of pocket change does run dry, especially in the winter. Once again, any site donations are welcomed and will be put to use. We currently own 2 domains, so unless that changes the average yearly cost is going to be higher than before. I really don't want to have to put advertising on the site but it might come down to that, if this kind of thing happens again.

Anyway, happy new year and happy testing.
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Postby Kopeke » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:59 am

This is some great news, p0p!

If you don't have a meta file, I can help sort out things. I don't know what to do with the new domain though...
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Postby FelixGriffin » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:10 am

Awesome! I'll help with content labelling. Does the old database still have the data somewhere, though? Or how do we know who to credit as the author for each mod?

(Also, who's Nick? The sysadmin?)
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Postby vanSulli » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:03 am

Nick was the administrator and also as far as I'm aware the founder of myApertureLABS.
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Postby p0rtalplayer » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:17 am

vanSulli wrote:Nick was the administrator and also as far as I'm aware the founder of myApertureLABS.


Yep

FelixGriffin wrote:Awesome! I'll help with content labelling. Does the old database still have the data somewhere, though? Or how do we know who to credit as the author for each mod?



(Also, who's Nick? The sysadmin?)


I'm honestly hoping that at the end of the file stream is some kind of database backup or something with all the metadata for the files, but in the event that is not the case then people will have to come up with new ones.
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Postby FelixGriffin » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:22 pm

Ah, in that case I won't be able to help as much. I have a lot of mods on my computer but I think I threw out all the READMEs. :oops:
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Postby Pilchard123 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:14 pm

You could - for the moment, at least - put a .htaccess 301 redirect or similar on myaperturelabs and just point it to here. On a related note, awesome!
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Postby Colossal » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:38 pm

This post is me offering assistance in the case there is no metadatathing.
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Postby Kizzycocoa » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:18 am

personally, I'd prefer mAL. it rolled off much better than mAI. :U
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Postby p0rtalplayer » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:30 am

All rightie, the domain is ours. I set it up to forward for the time being, but depending on what we decide that can change in the future.
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