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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

BLAUGI Blog of Autodesk User Group International

I'm glad I stayed out of this one. Short story. AUGI moved to a new web hosting company. Only problem was that about a million forum posts didn't make it through the space time continuum shift. Basically, years of information was lost. Every forum post, answer, tip and every other bit of information were no longer available. This caused a huge uproar and some demanded the removal of all board members. Now, the data has been released from being held hostage and all will be updated on the new site.

So, what can we learn from all of this? Information has value. People hoard information. Proper planning, implementation and communication are key to not create panic, chaos, anger and criticism. I think for a group of people that are all involved in our high tech world, they could have done a slightly better job. Maybe they're all trapped in a 2D world where people don't share information. Who knows?

"A mutually agreed timeline for exchange of the data".

Don't you just love the sound of that. Sounds like someone who doesn't want to give their Revit model to the contractor. When will all of this childishness end. Oh yeah..when every project owner makes you sign an IPD contract. Can 2011 get here any faster?

Source: http://augi.typepad.com/augi_news/

AUGI and Illiac have reached agreement for the transference of AUGI data. The agreement was signed by all parties late Monday and includes a mutually agreed timeline for exchange of the data. Once the data exchange is completed, AUGI can work to incorporate the data in the new AUGI website.

The AUGI Forums will be the first data restored. We will be moving back to vBulletin as a Forum platform. Old data will be restored in its original state. Forum posts that were created on our new site will be incorporated from the Expression Engine forums as we are able. Once the Forum data is in place and fully tested the existing logins should allow access to all posts as before.

It is expected that all prior Forum posts, avatars, signatures, access levels will be the same as they were. This may take some verification as we are moving over one million posts and attachments.

We expect the restoration of the Forums to be completed by January 7th or sooner.

We thank all those that have worked toward a positive outcome within AUGI and Illiac.

Mark Kiker
AUGI President

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