Hello, Vaulters! Thank you so much for your continued patience over the past week while we’ve been moving Vault 713 to the brand new, shiny server!
A few things you need to know:
1. If you can’t log in, clear your cookies and/or cache on your browser.
2. Some pages may be temporarily inaccessible.
3. The last day for student character creation for this term is May 31!
4. The Donation Button is Back!
I think that’s all for now–another announcement will be coming soon, but we wanted to get this info up sooner rather than later so you all could get back to playing! Feel free to leave any questions or concerns in this thread!
Keeping this short and sweet–we’re taking the Vault offline for a little while to try to fix the loading issues some people have been having. We hope to fix this today, but the site may be offline as late as the weekend (May 11-12.) We will try to update whenever possible so that everyone is on the same page.
Sorry for the sudden announcement with no earlier warning, but we had to call in some extra help to fix these issues so we aren’t working on Admin Time, we’re working on Help Time.
Please feel free to join us on our sister site http://roleplayhub.com in the mean time.
While You Wait: Please visit our Facebook Page at http://facebook.com/rpvault713 OR or twitter at http://twitter.com/rpvault713 – please avoid refreshing the main page or forum looking for updates. This actually hurts our trying to work on things and doesn’t help. Even if you don’t USE twitter or facebook, you can bookmark those two pages and access them anyway for updates.
Thank you very much!
We just wanted to give you a friendly heads-up and reminder that 7th Year Students will be on hold for character creation, due to the school year slowly coming to a close. If you’re thinking of making more students now is the time to do so. Just remember that they must be 1st-6th year students or canons!
While our Spring Cleaning is underway, we’ll try to shower you with fun!
April is Art Appreciation Month!
As some of you may have noticed in your lair newsletters, April is Art Appreciation Month here at Vault 713! This month we encourage you to create your own Vault-related art, use an illustrated avatar of your character, and things like that! Post in Stories & Sketches with your own drawings–illustrate a scene from Harry Potter, your favorite Vault thread, a character, whatever! Each Dragon Lair also invites its members to create their own drawings of what each of the four dragons might look like as well! Anyone who participates in Art Appreciation Month may very well earn themselves an achievement, so get on out there and show us your stuff! If you draw up an avatar for your character, be sure to post it in Stories & Sketches!
New News is On The Way!
Behind the scenes, we’re hard at work on our new News Room, and it’ll be better than ever! Opening up in May, the new News Room will focus more on curating information and plot updates from around the board so that we can better highlight what your characters are doing, rather than just throwing updates at the wall and hoping they stick. Everyone will still be able to participate and write for the News Room as before, but if you really want to get an edge on the News Room, we highly suggest creating a character who works for a news publication such as the Daily Prophet or Witch Weekly!
After going live for a few hours we realized we were having some loading issues that were causing the server to be intermittently unavailable and take a long time to process information. Since it’s always better to be safe than sorry, we’ve opted to take the board offline until tomorrow so that we can make absolutely, 100% sure that things are working as they should, because while this small load error might not be affecting every player, it might trigger worse issues later on if not fixed.
In the mean time, please continue to join us at our sister site, http://roleplayhub.com, or at our chat room at http://vault713.com/chat, though we’re aware the chat page is currently having some alignment issues!
We’d also like to take the time to remind players that all of your posts, characters, and what not will all be safe and sound and unaffected during the update process. We do ask, however, that you please avoid spam-refreshing the forum! We will post an announcement right here on the front page when things are back online, as well as on our Facebook (http://facebook.com/rpvault713) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/rpvault713) — even if you do not use these services, it can be handy to bookmark them, as they should be accessible to everyone.
The safest way for you to help us, though? Change your bookmarks from http://vault713.com/bb to just http://vault713.com — you’ll still know when updates are made and won’t have a chance of affecting the load time on the forum.
Thank you again for your patience and we’ll post updates as necessary.
Hello! If you’re reading this message, there’s a good chance the front page here at Vault713.com looks a little funny. Fear not! We’re doing some updates to the layout and will try to get them done as quickly as possible.
In the mean time, please feel free to zip on over to our forums at http://vault713.com/bb
Hello everyone, and welcome back!
First and foremost, I’d love to thank everyone for your awesome patience over the past few days. We know it’s not easy having the board offline, but sometimes these things are easier to do with the board offline than turned on, so thank you for dealing with the downtime in such a patient way!
We have a few quick, very important things to point out about the new layout, so before jumping back in to the game, we ask that you read the rest of this announcement so you can get a feel for what’s different and how we can help you.
Special Note: If the forum looks strange to you by way of unreadable or very large fonts, please clear your browser cache and/or hard refresh your browser by hitting ALT+F5 on your Windows keyboard, or COMMAND+SHIFT+R for iOS/Apple. It may take your computer some time to catch up to the changes. Thank you!
Hey, everyone! Admin Manda here with a quick update!
As many of you may have noticed, we have the workings of the new style up on the site and I’m working as quick as I can to put everything in place. The general layout of the site will be exactly the same as it was before and things will be more or less in the same place they were before, so fear not!
Right now, it looks like we should have everything back up and back to normal tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3. The main reason this is taking so long is that the Vault has a LOT of custom modifications to make it work the way it does–everything from the bars under your character’s avatar to show what house they are in to the listing of what thread was last posted in on the forum index, all of these things are custom just for our board. So they take a little extra time to get plugged back in and situated!
For a little bit of backstory, also, part of the reason we are putting up the new layout is because some things were broken with our old one. It may not have been visible all the time or to everyone, but we really needed to clean up our code and the easiest way to do that was with something new rather than trying to fix the old one.
We encourage you to continue visiting the Vault 713 Twitter (http://twitter.com/rpvault713) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/rpvault713) for updates, as well as keeping an eye on the main page. As always, the chatroom at http://vault713.com/chat and our sister site http://roleplayhub.com will remain up during this time.
Thank you for your continued patience, and we hope you enjoy the new look as much as we do.
Admin Manda here with a quick, but very important news update. First off, we hope you enjoyed the April Fools festivities today! We had a lot of fun putting everything together, and it’s been nice to have a healthy dose of silly all around the board.
With that out of the way, we will for real (no joke!) be taking the board offline once again this evening, likely around Midnight CST (1:00AM EST), so that we can get ready to do some major updates. We have a brand new forum layout coming (that doesn’t involve ponies), along with some other things, that will require us to have the board offline for a bit to get everything taken care of. We hope this downtime will last no longer than 24 hours, but we may be offline until Wednesday, April 3 at the latest. Should this downtime be extended for any reason, the main page athttp://vault713.com will be updated with more details.
While the forum is down, we encourage you to join us in one of the following ways:
For those of you with Roleplay Hub accounts, we’d love to remind you that while you’re there you can…
This thread will be open for any questions you may have until the site goes offline at Midnight CST–after that, we’ll see you on the other side! We hope you all had a fun first of April!
PS: Those of you who signed up for the Vault 713 Survey Club should try to complete your surveys as soon as possible! A new one was sent out today. For those of you who have no idea what the Survey Club even is and want to get involved, let us know!
Our resident mascot dragon Boris has gone on a rampage, and things are…well, still smoldering and there are fires that need to be put out. We’re going to need some time to fix up the board before everyone can play again.
In the mean time, keep checking the front page for downtime updates or join us in the chatroom at http://vault713.com/chat — you can also come hang out with us at our sister site, http://roleplayhub.com !
Don’t worry, as soon as we can calm Boris down we should be able to get things tidied up…maybe sometime after breakfast?
Keep your eyes on this page, we wouldn’t want you to miss any updates!