I’ll admit to being confused by how some of the details are going to work, but that’s why I’m a user and you guys are administrators. What happens to all the pictures in the old Salamander Album when it comes time to renew? Are they moved to my new album? Do they remain accessible, but I simply can’t upload to the old album? Do I lose them completely when I stop paying for storage space on the old side and purchase a membership on the new side?
You’re not the only confused one 🙂 Here’s what will happen….
AtomIC Album and AtMail will be split (and the version that I (Steve) am going to run will be rebranded). Everyone’s pictures will exist in BOTH copies until such time as their Premium time runs out. At that point you’ll need to resubscribe as a Premium User to who-ever gives you the best deal at the time, or more importantly, if you’re using Album to upload pictures of Trains you probably want to re-subscribe to Matt’s stuff, whereas if you’re using your Album to store diary pictures then you probably want to re-subscribe to my stuff. But, until then your pictures will exist in BOTH places.
We’d advise that you start using whichever one you intend to go with immediately though because your pictures will only exist in both places at ‘day zero’ so to speak. That’s to say, if you upload a new image to the original AtomIC Album AFTER the move, then that upload will NOT be reflected in my rebranded version of the album. If mistakes are made and you upload an image to the wrong one, we will do our best to migrate for you, but we can’t guarantee it.
does this mean that the DD “Open Forum” etc will be split from the UKTS forum? so you’re having seperate forums? :S
Yes, I’m afraid the forums will be seperated. We might however place links to each others, but that’s not something we’ve yet discussed. Matt and I are quite happy to continue working together, but seperately (if you see what we mean!) so for people like Alan, who is a Premium User that uses both UKTS and DearDiary we will figure out what to do. Alan is probably a Premium User until the next millenium anyway so it probably doesn’t matter for him 🙂
AtMail will also be rebranded. Anyone using firstname.lastname@example.org for their email will have to pick up from the rebranded version. Anyone using email@example.com will continue as they currently are.
Whew! And here I thought that some kinda mention was now gonna be made demandin’ that 4-letter curse word…”CASH”…from ALL of us.
Cash would be nice 🙂 But if you’re subscribing to DearDiary, wait until I get the new mechanism in place 🙂 If anyone has any cash generating ideas for DearDiary then drop me a line!! UKTrainSim has been ‘subsidising’ DearDiary for a year or more, and Matt gets to keep all that now!
How goes the other changes to DearDiary that you mentioned before? (The easier to configure version)… Just wondering.
The original plan here was to completely rewrite DearDiary with a totally new mechanism. However, the new plan is now that I intend to overhaul bits at a time, starting with the customizer. It will begin shortly and will phaze in gradually.
Glad to see the back of me huh musik? 🙂 🙂
Am I allowed to answer this one? 😉 😉
Ok, I guess not 😉
So one subscription would cover deardiary and the albums?
Yes, as it does now. The only thing is, if you intend to use Album with DearDiary you should start using the rebranded version of Album (when its released) rather than the existing one. I’ll give more details of the rebrand in the next few days.
As always, any questions, drop em in a comment or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org