If there are any such thing as world records in being slow, surely the Koptalk move must have set a new one by miles. After a week of moving members from the old .com site to the new .co.uk site they’ve managed to move 533 members. Today Dunk claims on his forums and on his blog that there are 8 persons working on the move. These have managed to move 94 members in 14 hours, which means that they use more than an hour to move every member. And they moved a maximum of 10 members in an hour. Impressive!
This is from the koptalk blog:
8 working on site move
by Dunk on Tue 31 Jul 2007 16:02 BST
Just to let you know that there’s 8 people currently working on moving members to the new server. Usually 2 to 3 people would deal with support related matters but until the move is complete, there will be a team of 8 working on getting you all moved across. If you haven’t been moved yet, don’t worry, you should still have access to the old site. If for some reason you don’t, please contact me immediately by email!
All systems go at KopTalk HQ
by Dunk on Mon 30 Jul 2007 21:38 BST
Well our site move is well underway. Thousands of you have already contacted us by opening support tickets or by calling us. We’re snowed under with requests so if you haven’t contacted us yet we advise you sit tight because both sites are running side by side at the moment so you won’t miss a thing. Please be patient as we’re working on the move 19 hours of every day. Thanks for your understanding!
So why does it take an hour to move a member over? It’s easy to check out a few details and type it into the new database. Are you checking that they’re not members at your so-called rival sites? I think you’ll find that most of them are anyway.
The main reason for the move is probably to get rid of the bloggers. You won’t admit it, but you are going through all this to weed out all suspicious members. But you won’t succeed. We’re already in. The only thing you’ll achieve is to annoy more of your few remaining members. And while your forums are dead they will probably look around for other sites and find that they can get better forums for free. Places where they’re allowed to say what they like. Places where they can send PM’s or e-mails to other members. Places where they’ll find their old friends who’s been thrown out of Koptalk or didn’t bother to pay you more money for nothing.
At the moment I’m browsing through the old .com site, where 85% of your members still are. It looks like there are 65 members online, but there haven’t been a single post for an hour. It’s dead. And it’s not much better on the new site either. The last post was 50 minutes ago. So both sites are dead. That’s in fact all you’ve achieved by setting a world record in slow work!