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  • Update on the Windows Secrets merge

    Posted on April 13th, 2019 at 10:25 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We have more than 100,000 user accounts transferred from Windows Secrets to AskWoody. They’re in place right now and, by all appearances, working fine. For those of you looking for your WS account, check out the Windows Secrets landing page. Your old ID should be available here, with “WS” stuck on the front of it. For example, if you had the Windows Secrets account BillGates, it’ll be here as WSBillGates. We DIDN’T bring over passwords. You’ll have to reset your password before you can sign in to your WS account. See the landing page for details.

    (If you had the foresight to match up your email address on both sites, you’re already set – everything is being merged into your AskWoody account. Also, those of you who are still using an email address as your AskWoody username, I can switch you over but it’s going to take longer. There’s a reason why I’ve been warning you about it! Priority goes to helping folks get their Windows Secrets accounts shaken out.)

    At this moment we have about 20,000 Topics — questions, mostly – that are up and available on AskWoody. BUT… they’re only Topics, not the discussion/posts associated with the Topics (the posts are called “Replies” in bbPress). The Replies come later, after we have all of the Topics in place. There’s a ton of ’em — almost 1,000,000. It’s going to take a while.

    You may have noticed that the numbers in the Forum list, down at the bottom on the right side, are swelling. Those Topics are filling right up.

    If you’re signed up for notifications when there are changes to a Forum or Topic, hold your breath. We turned those off, temporarily, so you don’t get inundated with ancient relics.

    After the Topics and Replies are all merged, we still need to get the old Windows Secrets Newsletters set up. That’s going to take some custom work, so it won’t happen over night. (I hope we can handle Susan’s Patch Watch lists the same way.) I also have a customization ticket in to the devs to get Reply attachments working better.

    And then comes the indexing.

    We’ve hit a few minor problems, and the site’s been slow, but so far everything seems to be on track. There will be a big sweep of changes after that ol’ whale’s swallowed but for now, you should be able to use AskWoody.com as usual.

    Remember: CustomerSupport@AskWoody.com. It’s gonna be a loooooooong weekend.

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    This topic contains 12 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by

     Mr. Natural 4 days, 6 hours ago.

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    • #363722 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      We have more than 100,000 user accounts transferred from Windows Secrets to AskWoody. They’re in place right now and, by all appearances, working fine
      [See the full post at: Update on the Windows Secrets merge]

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    • #364004 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      The landing page link currently has “action=edit”, so it’s forbidden for most of us.

      Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Sucker More intrepid Crazy/ignorant Toxic drinker Saluted blockhead "Finger sharpener" (Group ASAP) WX1903

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      • #364203 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        GACK! Correction made.

        2 users thanked author for this post.
        Elly,
        b
        • #364563 Reply

          b
          AskWoody Plus

          It still redirects to https://www.askwoody.com/wp-admin/edit.php:

          Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.

          Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Sucker More intrepid Crazy/ignorant Toxic drinker Saluted blockhead "Finger sharpener" (Group ASAP) WX1903

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          • #365251 Reply

            b
            AskWoody Plus

            OK now, thanks.

            Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Sucker More intrepid Crazy/ignorant Toxic drinker Saluted blockhead "Finger sharpener" (Group ASAP) WX1903

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    • #368208 Reply

      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      I’m no longer able to access the WSL forums at all. NO redirection just a browser message saying there may be issues or it moved to a new address.

      --Joe

      • #368335 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        This was reported last night 🙂

        • #368695 Reply

          joep517
          AskWoody MVP

          that’s not the way I read that thread but OK. I can’t even access the admin control panel. Only the front page of windowssecrets.com and the links to everything but the Lounge still work.

          --Joe

          • #369496 Reply

            woody
            Da Boss

            I’m getting

            Content Encoding Error

            The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.

            Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

            Not even the “we’re moving” notice.

            Looks like WSL just blew up. I have a note in to the Penton devs.

            • #372963 Reply

              joep517
              AskWoody MVP

              I see the “Content Encoding Error” too. Bet they botched the redirect.

              --Joe

    • #370117 Reply

      Zig
      AskWoody Lounger

      I thought that Windows Secrets subscribers were going to be brought over as “Plus” members; didn’t happen for me (at least as far as the badge is concerned – I’m getting the newsletter).

      Zig

    • #381975 Reply

      Mr. Natural
      AskWoody Plus

      She’s a white whale for sure! By golly me leg isn’t gettin’ caught this time! Hand me some rum and get me some coffee! We’ll be wrestlin’ with this a bit me lads and lasses.

      Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

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