First, holy crap people, read directions. A lot of these questions can be answered in the "Read this before you post!" thread. Cause that, uh, is what you are supposed to read first.
Right there, in the first sentence it says you have to post twice before you get to other areas of the boards. Tada.
What do you have to do to be able to see the rest of the boards? When logged out I can see them but if I log in I can only see the 2 Meta boards. Do we have to get approval or something?
Read your directions!
How exactly do we recognize someone?
You have to have enough posts first. Wait for it.
Is it ok if we just copy past threads from the old boards? I'm loathe to lose all the psionics info before I even get a chance to read it all.
YES! That's why it says that right on the TOP of every page! "The old boards were full of junk! We're starting over! You CAN access everything on the old boards though at http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/
, so copy/paste what you want on over.
Any suggestions post on Board Business"
I set the permissions so while you can't post on the old boards, you can edit your own posts, so that means you can hit edit to copy/paste with all of the formatting and then paste on here. Only on your own posts though.
Will the old boards eventually be deleted, or will they stay as view-only indefinitely? Just curious in the case of threads that don't get ported over as I have a shitload of bookmarks from the old boards.
If they do, it'll be because our server makes us delete them. The hope would be that they will stay for a long while. If we do have to delete, we hope you'll get a lot of warning.
Will all the old Handbooks be ported over? I read those things religiously
Sure. Start porting. The intention, as mentioned, is that the original author does it, that way they can access their own posts with formatting and own it here too.
These are your
boards (that you have the luxury of someone else paying for), so make them complete for you. You're in charge of your own fun.