Website Migration

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Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 4:00 AM to 7:00 AM
1329 W Grand
60613 Chicago , IL


As you may or may not be aware, CHAOS has been working to migrate from our current website running on the Ning service ( to a new custom website built for our needs by several members (  There are several new features that we're looking forward to, including a better organization of discussions, an improved reservation system for brewhouse time, and the ability for the general public to view information about CHAOS without having to register. We're excited about this new site, as well as all of the other great changes coming to CHAOS, such as the new membership, brewhouse organization, and organizational structure.

Next Saturday, October 6, we will be performing the migration to the new site. As part of this process we are going to make our best effort possible to migrate all of the current discussions groups, images, and content to the new site so that it is still available.  Sadly, this will not be a perfect process and so some things may get lost.  If you have anything that is critical, please make sure to back it up within the next week!  Included in this will be all of your current private messages.  Sadly, Ning does not give us a way to easily gather that data, so there is no way for us to migrate it across to the new site.

Beginning sometime next Saturday, we will have a period of a few hours where both the old and new websites will be down while we perform the migration.  During this time, if you have an urgent need for a CHAOS fix, please feel free to stop by the brewhouse as we'll be there working.  If you'd like, bring your laptop as we could use your help (No programming skills required!), I'll even try and have some pizza, food, and of course beer, on hand.

If you have any issues, notice any problems on the new site, or have any questions, please don't hestiate to let myself, the web team, or any of the board members know via private message or email (lucas at