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Thank you all for your participation and readership over the last 12 years.

If you want to join in the conversation, please join the new ESMB Redux at

Drumroll please........

Discussion in 'ESMB Public Announcements' started by Emma, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    I'm very pleased to announce the launch of "Ex Scientologist Message Board Redux".

    Following my post, the new owner/administrator will reveal himself and give you all the details you need to register today and start posting straight away!

    Ladies & gentlemen, the end of one era, and the beginning of another!

    Put your hands in the air! :woohoo::clap2::runaround::hi5:
  2. PirateAndBum

    PirateAndBum Gold Meritorious Patron

    I've been a member here on ESMB since the day I decided to exit the co$. It has been a key resource in my journey out.

    When I heard Emma was going to close ESMB to live posts, I was bummed. I wanted to keep ESMB alive. So I talked to Emma about that. I understand her reasons for not wanting to pass ESMB on to someone else. I told her that I would like to start a new board to continue in the spirit that Emma created ESMB. Emma thought it was a good idea and she even got her anonymous donor to fund the new board. She also helped me get it setup.

    I hope you all will find a home on ESMB Redux and continue to make a place for people to tell their stories, reconnect with friends, make new friends and carry on existing friendships you have made here on ESMB.

    While the look might be a bit different. You'll find the same categories that you have here. There's a bit more work to do, like adding a chat facility and a smily picker, but the board is ready for you.

    It's a blank canvas. I'm sure you all will enjoy painting on it :D



    oh PS: Sorry it wasn't Paul :D But hopefully I'll be a worthy admin.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  3. PirateAndBum

    PirateAndBum Gold Meritorious Patron

    We don't want your user names to be hijacked by somebody else registering your name. If that should happen it will be remedied.

    If you post in here that you've registered then I can cross-check.

    Also, if you're anonymous here, you will be anonymous on ESMB Redux.
  4. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    Will it be possible to transfer selected posts from ESMB to ESMB Redux?
  5. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    I am hoping that the entire database of posts will also be installed in ESMB Redux.
    And then continue from there.

    Is that going to happen?
  6. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    No. There will be no database sharing.
    Dulloldfart and Little David like this.
  7. I told you I was trouble

    I told you I was trouble Suspended animation

    You will be perfect!

    Many thanks for doing this and thanks to @Emma too for bothering to arrange it all for us.

    anonomog, Type4_PTS, lotus and 2 others like this.
  8. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    I didn't mean sharing... I meant copy to continue on.
    Why not do that? (I am puzzled.)
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  9. lotus

    lotus stubborn rebel sheep!

    That is very generous from your part to allow the folks here a new ESMB spirit home to keep continuing sharing and socializing ( none to mention to persue the other ESMB mission )

    I am grateful you are doing so and you will be a perfect admin.;)
    Thanks to Emma for assisting you in making this comes true. It will certainly be great refief and such an exciting news for ESMBers and lurkers.

    I will be glad to registered and ensure that my participation will not impose moderation work. That is the least we must contribute to make it as easy and smooth as it can be for you.

    Much thanks !:foryou:

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  10. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    If you export the database it comes complete. Posts link to members which link to other stuff. It's all interactive. You can't just import posts. It won't work.
  11. freethinker

    freethinker Sponsor

    Get your butt over there?:gathering:
  12. Bill

    Bill Gold Meritorious Patron

    I'm registered!
  13. I told you I was trouble

    I told you I was trouble Suspended animation

    I can't post over there! There's no comic sans!


  14. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    That means the best of ESMB cannot be transferred to the new MB.
  15. freethinker

    freethinker Sponsor

    You can't let a little font get you down and keep you from posting. I'll ask the admin if they will put it in.
    Glenda likes this.
  16. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Cut & Paste tech works. Also linking works.
    UTR likes this.
  17. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    Yes, I am very surprised that the database cannot be cloned to the new MB.
  18. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    Despite "Veda" being on the top right of the new MB, I am being told I "have insufficient privilege to reply here."


    Is there any way to by pass these problems?
  19. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    I'm onboard the Redux board.

    Thanks P&B!

    Thanks Emma!

    Thanks anonymous donor....!
    lotus likes this.
  20. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    You research it, you work out how to transfer a database that has posts from 4000 unique users, and to transfer that to a board that has 20 unique users, with different number identifiers, and a different code set, and a different version of the software.
    UTR likes this.