A Conversation for Old Announcements: January - September 2011

Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 1

The H2G2 Editors

A bittersweet moment this – we're happy and sad to say that H2G2 will move to its new home on Monday, 3 October 2011. From then you'll find this site at www.h2g2.com (which is a good deal more catchy as a url, if we're honest...)

If you visit the BBC version of the url from then you'll see a marker page that will tell you details about the new site. The new owners tell us that:

During h2g2's transition to its new home, we anticipate a short interruption of service. During this time, Noesis Systems Ltd has very generously made a public forum available to all h2g2 researchers. The forum is called S2G2, Somewhere To Go To (http://forum.noesify.com/index.php?/forum/191-s2g2). Although S2G2 is not h2g2, you may use S2G2 as you might an airport lounge during a layover, sharing conversation, food and beverages with your fellow researchers and Noesis users.

We're sad as ten years at the BBC draws to a close – for the (outgoing!) h2g2 Editors it's the end of the most fun and interesting time in which we worked with the most kind and helpful people both in and out of the office. Words aren't enough to express our thanks to the H2G2 Community, especially its incredible band of volunteers whose selfless dedication and enthusiasm for the site has consistently touched us. But all the same: Thank you, you're all brilliant!

More than that, we're happy – delighted, in fact - to leave the site in such capable hands. Not Panicking Ltd – Robbie Stamp, Brian and Alyson Larholm, the h2g2 Community Consortium have the absolute best interests of H2G2 at heart and we look forward to seeing the site go from strength to strength under their ownership. We'd like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best as they embark upon this journey – exciting times are ahead!

All the very best and heartfelt thanks to you all.

So long and thanks for...smiley - crysmiley - biggrin

The H2G2 Editors


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 2

Effers;England.


Yes smiley - cry I literally do have tears in my eyes. There's something emotional for me about the BBC..which I know not everyone shares.

But on top of that thank you for all your work and help over the years.

Right I'm too emotional to post more...


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 3

Z

Some of you will want to know 'how long is a short interruption of service'.

And the answer is that we don't know, we hope that it will all go swimmingly and it will be done in a few hours, but we're prepared for a bit longer maybe even a day or two.

We should be able to give a better estimate of the downtime over the weekend. During that time we'll keep in touch on s2g2, and on twitter, using the tag #h2g2move. The h2g2communityconsortium twitter feed is @h2g2c2

We're doing all we can to get h2g2 back up and running in as short a period of time as possible.


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 4

Gnomon - time to move on

Well done, Eds, and well done BBC for keeping the dream going for so long.

smiley - fishsmiley - fish

smiley - redwinesmiley - cakesmiley - bubbly


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 5

The H2G2 Editors

Thank you, it's been an absolute pleasure. smiley - hug


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 6

Vip

smiley - hug We'll miss you.

And I hope you still pop in to see us as Reserachers as time goes by.

smiley - fairy


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 7

Z

Yes.

We must give the eds some nice leaving drinks..

smiley - bubblysmiley - bubblysmiley - bubblysmiley - bubblysmiley - bubblysmiley - bubblysmiley - bubblysmiley - teasmiley - teasmiley - teasmiley - teasmiley - teasmiley - teasmiley - teasmiley - chocsmiley - chocsmiley - chocsmiley - chocsmiley - cakesmiley - cakesmiley - cakesmiley - cupcake


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 8

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned



Well done, Eds smiley - applausesmiley - bubblysmiley - diva

Keep watching for the Meets and drop in, we'll buy you a smiley - pggb and a smiley - ale

We'll miss you! smiley - crysmiley - smoochsmiley - hug

lil xx


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 9

aka Bel - A87832164

Thank you, eds, for all the hard work over the years, for all the help and nice email exchanges (with Post Team and myself). smiley - hug

All the best for you, too! Hope to see you at the next meet. smiley - biggrin


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 10

The H2G2 Editors

We'll miss you too! smiley - cry

It's not long past midday but...don't mind if we do. smiley - winkeyesmiley - bubblysmiley - bubblysmiley - bubblysmiley - bubblysmiley - bubbly


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 11

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - cry

smiley - towelso long and thanks for all the ... smiley - cakesmiley - teasmiley - chocsmiley - 2centsandsmiley - hug

I don't like goodbyessmiley - blueso can we all link arms and sing smiley - musicalnoteAuld Lang Syne?


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 12

Rev Nick - give me poutine, or give me death

Cheers to the works and efforts of the many generations of Italics. I expect some will follow over to the new home ... Say 'Hi' once in a while. There are a few that I will miss. smiley - erm


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 13

Icy North

Thanks again, Eds,

Having now seen what you guys had to work with (i.e. a website held together with the software equivalent of WD40 and gaffer tape), I have nothing but admiration for your good nature and unwavering stoicism over the years, and run on a skeleton staff too.

You did a damn fine job.

smiley - cheers Icy


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 14

Orcus

Many thanks from me too. smiley - applause for all that you have done.

Somewhere to go to huh? I'm sure I'm still subscribed to n2g2 on yahoo somewhere smiley - laugh
I like it - it has a nice completeness to it (not a coincidence I think smiley - ok).


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 15

Elentari

Eds, you've been wonderful. As Icy says, when hootoo first came to the BBC there were 7 (?) Editors so the fact that you've been able to keep it going with so few staff is a tribute to you.

Thanks, and please do sign up to the new h2g2. We'd love to see you!


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 16

Mu Beta

It's the end of an era.

Sorry. Error. I meant error.

'End of an error.' That's right.

B


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 17

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

smiley - bubbly

New flat

New Job

New Hootoo.

I shall miss the old place, the people.

Onward to new adventures. smiley - ok


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 18

Devonseaglass

Yes, thanks for all the good times.

Ghostly Image: It is most gratifying that your enthusiasm for our smiley - cake continues unabated. As a token of our appreciation, we hope you will enjoy the two smiley - redwine we've just sent to converge with your craft. To ensure ongoing quality of service, your insobriety may be monitored for training purposes. Thank you.

smiley - cheers


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 19

Persephone - Creator of the best typos around!

It's so sad. smiley - wah

I'd say so long and thanks for all the fish, but I think someone beat me to it.

smiley - geek


Friday 30 September, 2011: H2G2 Moves to its New Home

Post 20

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

smiley - petunias

smiley - cheers
~jwf~


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