Announcing HOL Version 5

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Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Prof. Dario Brighton » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:42 pm



We have exciting news!

In the near future, we'll be launching a brand new website for HOL (the 5th in our nearly 17 year history).

We have spent over a year building it from the ground up and can't wait to introduce you to all the new and improved functionalities. Rest assured that all your points, awards, quills and pets will transfer with you. Some information won't transfer though, such as your logs and messages (so make sure you save copies of anything you want to keep). Some features might take slightly longer to go live, but we'll be working continuously to get everything working as it should be. HOL might look and work differently but it will still be the same community we have now.

You can look forward to a striking website that runs more smoothly, is easier to navigate and works far better with a range of devices. We've also finally gotten on top of that doxy infestation in the 5th floor corridor.

Please read this post for more details.
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Arianna Stonewater » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:26 pm

This is so awesome, I can't wait to see the new site!!!
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:30 pm

:)

Just :).

Maybe a little :wub:
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Emanuel Hines » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:48 pm

Wow! Can´t wait to see the new version of site. I know that I will surely be impressed! :D
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Star Andromeda Black » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:24 pm

Will our beans transfer? How about if we are growing plants in the greenhouse, will we lose them?
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Felicia » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:42 pm

Oh Merlin! Do I have to come up with another password?
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Prof. Ryan Granger » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:48 pm

Sooooo is there going to be like an FAQ about the whole site being switched over or do we all just get to sit around and speculate what we may or may not lose?

Will there also be a thread where we can ask questions and get an answer with a somewhat acceptable response time?

Also, will there be some sort of tutorial per say on how to do things on the new site once it launches? I understand there is some excitement with discovering a site all over again, but when you’ve been here for 7+ years, sometimes you don’t feel like relearning the whole thing over again.
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Prof. Kath Snape » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:19 am

Pulls up a chair and waits for the NEW HOL to arrive!!!! :wub:

Any idea when the new HOL website will take place?? Weeks ? Months?
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Resyarrina Elora » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:43 am

Well, can't wait to see the new version, hope the excitement adding up! :)
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:18 am

Star Andromeda Black wrote:Will our beans transfer? How about if we are growing plants in the greenhouse, will we lose them?
Your beans will transfer. Gringotts will be added in a later update, but we’ll be crediting everyone’s bean pouch with the interest you would have accrued at the time of the transfer as well as the amount of beans deposited. Your plants in the greenhouse will be safe, but as with Gringotts, the Greenhouses will be added in a later update.
Felicia wrote:Oh Merlin! Do I have to come up with another password?
Your password will remain the same. :)
Prof. Ryan Granger wrote:Sooooo is there going to be like an FAQ about the whole site being switched over or do we all just get to sit around and speculate what we may or may not lose?
More details will be announced closer to the time. We will be sure to include these announcements in prominent places, so that everyone will be kept informed. Any questions you have in the meantime, feel free to ask here.
Prof. Ryan Granger wrote:Also, will there be some sort of tutorial per say on how to do things on the new site once it launches?
The new website as a whole will be much easier to navigate than the current one. There will also be directions included as part of the design, as well as "What's New" documentation provided with each update.
Prof. Kath Snape wrote:Any idea when the new HOL website will take place?? Weeks ? Months?
It is difficult to pinpoint when the testing period will be over. We are working many hours each day trying to make sure everything is working properly. We plan on having a countdown once we are able to set a final date, which might not be that far into the future. ;)
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Amanda Summers » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:26 pm

Will ID's remain and al that stays the same? classes etc?
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:07 pm

Amanda Summers wrote:Will ID's remain and al that stays the same? classes etc?
Everyone will still have their HOL IDs, and all information relating to classes will transfer as well.
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Arianna Stonewater » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:00 pm

Will this affect how Hogsmeade/The Forums/Classes/point-quill-award submissions/etc all look/operate or just the main HOL page?
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:01 pm

Arianna Stonewater wrote:Will this affect how Hogsmeade/The Forums/Classes/point-quill-award submissions/etc all look/operate or just the main HOL page?
The overall look and feel of the main HOL website will change. Some aspects will operate slightly differently. Dario and I have made every effort to make things more straight-forward and easier to use.

The appearance of the HOL Forum will also change so that it is more cohesive with the new website, but the functionality will remain the same.
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Vanessa Tilley » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:55 pm

I am so excited to see the new website! I know it is going to be wonderful :)
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Shadow Gaunt » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:35 pm

I am extremely excited to see the new site, however I do wonder if the links for the HOL forum and Common Rooms will stay the same. Also, will the address for HOL change (from hol.org.uk to something else))?

Thank you so much Amy and Dario, I’m sure the new cite will be awesome!
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Prof. Dario Brighton » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:39 am

Shadow Gaunt wrote:I am extremely excited to see the new site, however I do wonder if the links for the HOL forum and Common Rooms will stay the same. Also, will the address for HOL change (from hol.org.uk to something else))?

Thank you so much Amy and Dario, I’m sure the new cite will be awesome!
All the domains will remain the same. The upgrade will not affect the common rooms in any way. The forum will undergo some make-up changes to make it more cohesive with the main site, as Amy pointed out above. Despite that, everything is going to remain at the same core link as now (https://hol.org.uk/). Cheers!
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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Prof. Saeir Darr » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:04 am

awesome! thank you so much for the heads up so I could save anything worth keeping!
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Post by Eno Thomas » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:04 pm

This is exciting news!

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Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Post by Askeron Kyle » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:24 pm

Will we keep our Wizard cards?
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