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Upcoming Migration

Posted on 05 Sep 2020 @ 2:26pm by Captain Harvey Geisler

When I started up the Black Hawk about 6 years ago, I could not have imagined the wondrous journey that would follow. Not only have we been through 20 missions together and two fleets, we have gone from extraordinary situations from a hosting standpoint as well.

We started with free, as do most. Then, when we implemented mediawiki, I had to start paying to cover the utilized bandwidth. It started as an account upgrade, and then to a full-blown domain.

What I did not anticipate at the time was that my simming "career" would take on other interests as well. I've managed a TOS Movie Era sim (USS Delphinus) and now a DSC/TOS alternate universe era sim (USS Lexington) all while starting to entertain the idea of a Starbase sim set aboard Gamma Command with Admiral O'Connell in the Gamma Quadrant.

To avoid large hosting bills each month, I've kept my resources consolidated with the Black Hawk. My wallet enjoys this, but my vanity doesn't. It's a bit unfair to the Lexington to have lexington.ussblackhawk.com as its domain. Therefore, I have begun some changes to the infrastructure.

The first step was to purchase a new domain, which is anurasims.com. Anura is the "order" for amphibians, specially frogs. Kinda fitting for a guy whose avatar is Kermit.

The next step will be to migrate all of my sims, including the Black Hawk, over to this domain. The downside to this is that we will no longer be using ussblackhawk.com. I will set up redirects when the time comes and we'll have a period of time when the site won't be accessible while the transition is underway.

I do not have a time scheduled for this transition, but I will be doing it during the month of September. I will provide ample notice when when the site will be down. Once complete, all you'll notice is that we just have a new web address. Everything else will play out as normal.

Thank you for your patience during this transition, and most importantly, thank you so much for all of your wonderful support. The Black Hawk is an incredible place thanks to players like you!

~Andrew / HG

 

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