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08 January 2007 @ 03:22 pm

IF ANYONE IS LURKING ON PP WAITING FOR THE SITE TO COME BACK, PLEASE DON'T RIGHT NOW. It's kinda hard to upgrade with alot of people on the site - it is suckingup bandwidth and slowing things down. So please, don't lurk on PP1 right now, ok? I will let you guys know when the site comes back.

Pass that one ont your friends, ok?


Current Location: office, still
Current Mood: working
Current Music: Sunshine of your Love - Cream
08 January 2007 @ 10:33 am

Hokay chillins. I'm going to try the forum upgrade again, which means that for abut an hour or so, PP will be turned offline. I've reopened PP2 to keep you guys entertained while I work, and I will be posting my updates there as well as here.


-Scarlet Haze

Current Location: in my office
Current Mood: working
Current Music: Immigrant Song - Led Zepplin
17 December 2006 @ 08:02 am

Just a quick update: Jinx is still transferring stories and members from the old server to the new for the Fanfiction archive, and she is nearly completed. Just so you know that we haven't forgotten about this and we're not leaving you guys dangling.

In the meantime, while Jinxie works on Fanfiction, I've got another project on my hands...

Invision Power Board has released their 2.2 version. I've seen the demos, and I've been knocking around with a few people who work at IPB and I will say this about IPB 2.2: AMAZING!! Really, there isn't much arguing there. I give you screencappage:

Admin CP

Memberlist (taken on another site I haunt)

Profile View (blank)

Profile View (somewhat full - again, another site I haunt)

Post Screen (Top)

Post Screen (Bottom)

The upgrade would work out a lot of the bugs I've been trying to fix with our current version (and they [bugs] suck. SUCK I TELL YOU! *headdesk*), plus a lot of the modifications I've installed on our current version to make it all nifty come standard in 2.2 (hallelujah!) and we'd get some other nifty stuff as well.

Cosmetically, I've got a skin ready that is somewhat simliar to the Darkness skin we have now (although Poison hasn't been upgraded for 2.2, so we would lose it) and I've found a really cool holiday-themed skin I'll put in. And we're plotting a couple of neat skins that we think you guys will enjoy a lot, but I'm keping them a surprise for now. ;)

The upgrade either very, very late tonight or early Monday morning (we're talking somewhere between 11pm-3am PST). The site would be down for 20 minutes to an hour while the upgrade is done. If, for some reason, things take longer than an hour, I will reopen PP2 temporarily.

If you have any questions, you're welcome to PM me at any time. Thank you! ^_^

Current Location: home
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Wintersong - Sarah McLachlan
27 November 2006 @ 12:28 pm
WE ARE BACK! Holy majoly, is it good to see this place again! It was a crazy, crazy entire month of no Phoenix Prophecy (yay for PP2 keeping us sane!) during what we've come to call Servergate 2006 - we hit many, many problems during the server move. Luckily, thanks to the combined efforts of Jinx and the tech guys at our new host, we've finally divided, conquered, and kicked butt.

And now we're home! *pets PP* I cannot even tell you guys how nuts it was behind the scenes - mislabled tables, files not transferring correctly, having to redo a good 3/4 of the move because it was done wrong the first time, the tech people losing our support tickets and us having to resubmit them, SQL errors out the wazoo, much yelling and wailing and gnashing of teeth... oh man. NEVER AGAIN!

But we have moved, and now it's time to turn this place into our home again! So spread the word: THE PHOENIX HAS RISEN AGAIN!
Current Location: at home, dancing for joy
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: none - watching 'A Knight's Tale'
Hola! Happy November, people. Updates on the server move: we knew things were running too smoothly! We have run into some technical difficulties on the final steps of the process. We're working with our new host and Invision Power Board to correct the error, but it is going to cost us a few more days.

How many days? I have no idea at this point in time. It could be tomorrow. It could be Sunday. No clue, until we figure out exactly in what order things need to occur.

But rest assured! Jinx and I are hard at work (somewhat tirelessly, as this seems to be all we do once we get home from our jobs these days) getting things back to where they should be! We know it's frustrating - we want PP1 back just as much as you do.

Bear with us, continue to be patient, and we will all be rewarded with the awesomeness that will be the return of PP1.

You can PM me or comment here if you have any questions. Thanks guys!
Current Location: work
Current Mood: working
Current Music: Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
31 October 2006 @ 12:18 pm

We appreciate that things have all been a little hectic lately, what with the server move and all. (Which is almost finished, by the way.) However, there's no way we could let the most witchin' of holidays go unnoticed! So this year on Phoenix Prophecy, we're going to have a mini Hallowe'en Ficlet Competition!

For this challenge, you don't need to write a lot. Your prompt is the word 'Halloween', and you can write anything HP-related (be it a songfic, drabble or other short ficlet).

For full details on the Halloween Challenge, please head on over to PP2, and check out the Halloween article in The Quibbler.

Have fun, and have a spooky Halloween!

-Scarlet Haze
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Thriller - Michael Jackson
27 October 2006 @ 03:36 pm
Hehe. Just kidding!

Ok here goes. I just want to give you all a heads up that this server move is likely to carry over into the weekend. We're just having a slight problem transferring Fanfiction back over. When the original files were copied over, they apparently copied blank. So Jinx had to open up the old server YET AGAIN to get the actual files. So now we wait some more! 

I'm so glad we have PP2. Aren't you? :P

Thanks for your patience! (And for not lynching me for my bad jokes.)

-Scarlet Haze
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hotel California - The Eagles
25 October 2006 @ 08:05 pm
Ya rly! Our server move is progressing very nicely. We still have about a day to go before everything is finished. It's been an... interesting (to say the least) process for Jinx and myself, this whole moving lark. But the end is in sight!

Now, some of you have commented - "OMG THE LINKS WORK!" Actually, no they don't. Occasionally, yeah, the site is visible, but it's a dummy link, meaning it doesn't really work. Everything is still offline, there is nothing to access yet until the last of the files are moved and updated.

We still have a ways to go, even though we're well over halfway finished. By Friday at the latest we should have our baby back!

Thanks for your patience! It's good to see all of you enjoying yourselves on PP2.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. You can PM me or ask here. Thank you!
Current Location: Theatres des Chance
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: She Moved Through the Faire - Loreena McKennit
23 October 2006 @ 06:42 pm

Happy Monday everyone! It's time to give you more info on our upcoming server move. The server move HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN! Jinx and I are prepped, on the ball, and ready to rock and roll and get this thing over with! As Jinx mentioned earlier, Phoenix Prophecy will be down about 2 days (we have a lot of stuff to move over!) The move has started - it'll be a few minutes still before we loose our current connection to Phoenix Prophecy, but it is going to vanish for 2 days. So to pass the time until we get PP back, I give you... 

Phoenix Prophecy 2!! 

That is where we'll be hanging out during the downtime. That is also the primary place where we will be keeping everyone informed of updates on the server move, although for updates you can also check out things here. So that's where we'll be - feel free to head on over there, create your account, and start posting. PP2 will stay online until we get PP1 back. If anyone has any questions, please send a PM to either myself or to Jinx on PP2, or comment here.

Thanks everyone!

Current Location: Theatres des Chance
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Hello, it's me - Todd Rundgren
21 October 2006 @ 06:15 pm

Hi Phoenix Prophecy!

We just want to give you all a heads up and let you know that our site is finally being switched over to the new server! This is good news, but you're probably wondering what it means right? 

To put it simply, our downtime that we usually experience will almost disappear because we'll be moving over to our new host.  The site address will NOT[ change, and you will still have your member accounts in tact. The site will also be a lot faster.  I don't know about you, but I've been noticing the pages loading a lot slower lately.  This will be fixed.

All you need to worry about as members is if we have downtime, we already have a backup forum for you all to hang out in if it happens.  This move is expected to take place over the next couple of days and there may be a significant amount of downtime where the site may appear to not exist.  No need to panic if this happens! It's there, it's just moving.

Stay tuned for further updates, and a link to the backup forums!!!

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to send a PM to Scarlet Haze! Or just ask here. ;)

Thanks everyone!

-Scarlet Haze

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Fields of Gold - Sting (shutupyouknowyoulovethissong)