We’ve just moved all of FanGathering over to a shiny new VPS server (big upgrade from our old web hosting!).
The nice thing about this is that the site should load a little snappier now (especially on the gallery and forum). But we need your help.
We’d really appreciate it if you could reply here to this post if you spot any errors at all over the next few days. I’ve tested things out pretty thoroughly, but I’ve probably missed a few things out anyway! If the site gives you errors at any point, please let me know (just leave a comment here) so we can get them sorted! 🙂
There’s been one other change;
What Happened to the FanListing?
The FanListing had 768 members from 66 countries. That’s a heck of a lot of Artemis Fowl fans (the biggest collective listing of them on the internet!)
It was nice while it lasted, but I’m afraid the script hasn’t been updated since 2004 now. The site that originally produced it has long since taken it offline because it’s a security risk, and given that fan listings like our one have gone out of fashion online now, I can’t see any viable replacement for it popping up.With all that in mind, the FanListing has been taken down, sorry.
If you’re an Artemis Fowl fan and want something to sign up to though, our forums are much more fun anyway! 😉
What Happened to my Forum Posts?
If you posted a message on the forum during the transfer, sorry, it may have been lost. We put a notice on the forum main page about this, but you mightn’t have seen it on time.
We know it sucks, but it really was unavoidable. If you want to know the reason, read on!
To move the site, we recreated the whole site in the new server first. The very last thing we did was to copy over the forum database again so it was as up to date as possible. At that point we changed FanGathering.com to point to the new server. Unfortunately it takes time (Up to 48 hours) for that change to work its way across the globe, so depending on where you are in the world, you could have been on the new forum in an hour, or waiting a full day… 🙁
We disabled the FanFiction gallery completely during this time, just to make sure that no-one could write new chapters to their stories and end up losing all that. Sorry for any confusion that might have caused!
Hopefully that’s the end of the chaos though, thanks for bearing with us!