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#1 loveshane.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:38 PM

First off, welcome back to the newly upgraded SFI system Shawols! Have you missed us?! Cause we've sure missed all of you! We sincerely apologize for the prolonged return of SFI. Us staff have been working night and day to get SFI back up and running smoothly for all you Shawols♡. So exactly what happened during our downtime? We had upgraded SFI to the newest version of IBP in order to have a much better system of protection against spam/spambots. The upgrade took much longer than expected due to the large number of members, topics, posts & PMs on SFI.

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SFI closed twice! Oh no! What happened? After re-opening the first time, we thought we were completely free and in the clear. We only realized a couple days later that the upgrade we had conducted ended up being corrupted which caused SFI to malfunction on a variety of levels. In order to fix SFI, we had to close it once more. I will try to explain the situation as simply as I possibly can . . in medical terms. Warning: The following may contain cheesy and somewhat dramatic lines.

After SFI was examined by the doctors over at Koreaboo, SFI was diagnosed as extremely corrupt; in a coma. It came to the point of no repair, we were told to prepare losing large portions of SFI. A number of procedures were conducted there after to try and fix SFI, but nothing seemed to work. We were at a loss. After days of planning and brainstorming, Koreaboo had finally found a cure for our poor SFI. No one was 100% sure if SFI would survive the ordeal but at the time, we would do anything to get SFI back to normal standing. After Owners Sanbi & I had agreed to the plan Koreaboo had devised, SFI had undergone intensive surgery which included a multitude of intricate steps and phases. After days of worry and anxiousness, the verdict was released. The surgery was successful, Koreaboo had saved the life of our precious SFI. Although SFI was saved, it is still recovering. So we ask that you excuse any minor problems or bugs you may encounter during your visit here. On behalf of Team SFI & our SFI members, we would like to express our utmost gratitude towards the doctors over at Koreaboo, especially Ryan & Anthony. Thank you for all the hard work and time you put into saving SFI. *gives cookies*


With this new IPB system, we have installed a bunch of new features such as, but not limited to the following :

  • Member Map: http://www.shineee.n...php?/membermap/
    Have you ever wondered if there were any Shawols near you? Punch in your location onto our Member Map to see where our Shawols are around the world! Since the map is brand new, it's still quite empty. So let's go ahead and fill it up Shawols! Let's show the world how geographically diverse SHINee fans are! P.S. No stalking please. We don't need any creepers up in here.
  • Custom Side Boxes - News Flash
    A mini sized news box that will be updated regularly with important forum announcements, facts, and even casual tips & tricks that SFIers should know.
  • Custom Side Boxes - SFI Facebook
    A small Facebook widget that will show you Shawols our latest Facebook updates regardless if you actually have a Facebook or not.
  • Custom Side Boxes - Donate to SFI (Paypal)
    For those who usually donate, I'm sure you'll be quite happy with this feature. And for newer donors, we've just made your life a tad bit easier! Pretty self explanatory. If you plan to donate using your Paypal account, use this donation widget of ours to pass through all that needless donor info with ease.
  • Topic Rollover
    Ever found annoying having to click each and every topic in order to find out exactly what was inside? Well problem fixed. If you rollover topics and hover for a second or two, you'll find a mini pop-up window that will display a simplified version of the topic's top portion.
  • Board Statistics Area - Active Team Members
    Ever wondered which Staff members were actually on? Or, did it bother you having to weave through all those online members looking for staff? Well here you go, a bar dedicated solely to online Staff members to benefit both you and our very Team SFI.
  • SFI Mobile
    There is now an automatically generated Mobile version of SFI. Meaning, you can now access SFI with much more ease when away from computers. However, since this Mobile version was automatically generated, it has not been tested or customized in any special way. Yet.

    There are a bunch of other new features and fun stuff, but I'll leave you all to explore for yourselves. So be sure to browse around SFI and get your bearings in tact.
We are still in the process of fixing any bugs found on the forums. So please accept our advanced apologies in the case you run into any minor trouble while browsing the site. Also, don't be surprised if you see sudden, small changes on the forum every now and then. That's just us SFI staff working on the site!

Lastly, this current layout should look somewhat familiar to most. It is a temporary, restructured version of our most recent Cloud 5 layout. Please bear with us, as us staff are unfamiliar to this newly upgraded IPB system as well. So for the time being, a brand new layout will NOT be installed immediately but is surely underway.


And while we have your attention, here are two important links for you Shawols.

  • New Laws & Rules of SFI
    Please take the time to read and comment on our newly updated Laws & Rules of SFI. Includes a visual bset guide and clearer guidelines.
  • Hiring! - Japanese Translators
    I'm sure many of you have heard of SHINee's upcoming advancement into Japan. With this offical debut, we are now in need of Japanese translators to join SHINee Subs. If you are truly fluent in Japanese, please click here to view the official topic for more information.

We truly appreciate your support and your utmost patience. We hope to bring you a better SFI in the future. Thank you Shawols!


From,
Team SFI

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#2 allaine.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:21 AM

SFI I MISS YOU SO MUCH. /sobs ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE IN IT.
HUUUUUUU ;~~~; PLEASE DO NOT GET SICK ONCE AGAIN.


After waiting for a gazillion years, SFI is finally back. I saw Shane's tweets about SFI is going under serious problems so I was aware that it might be down for a long time. Sadly, this week is my finals so I can't really do all the stuffs I wanna do here in SFI.

Thank you for the hardwork Shane & people @Koreaboo.
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#3 coolkgirl

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:22 AM

I'm really happy that SFI is back ;') this forum is really the best ;A; i was waiting since long time for the forum to be back
Good Luck for all the Admins and moderators in SFI I love u all T_T thank you for the hardworking

#4 Fee Ali

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:23 AM

OMG! I would cry if SFI is gone forever :(
THANKS koreaBoo, you are amazing as always. I LOVE YOU FOREVER KOREABOO :) I'm glad we're back, more spazzing time for me! Welcome back, SFI members ^^


#5 babblebooey

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:24 AM

WOW FINALLY YEAH I THOUGHT WHAT HAPPENED TO SFI

#6 littlegenie

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:25 AM

SOBS SFI U HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I'VE MISSED YOU T________T idk where to download SHINee stuffs except here sobs.
i'm so happy SFI is alive again!!! <3<3 thank you for all the hardwork, SFI stafss! lovelove
SFI i labyu ^^

#7 PrinceYekting

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:25 AM

I'm SOOO glad that SFI is finally back! I've been coming back to the forum almost everyday to check if its online again~ When I saw the news on twitter, I'm more than happy! SFI Fighting! ^^

#8 Loveless.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:25 AM

Welcome back to SFI! I've missed it like crazy.
There was really nothing to do.
Thanks for the hard work guys <3
I'm glad it's back! I have work to do again ~

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#9 z33wei

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:25 AM

Welcome back SFI
I've TRULY miss you a lot!!^^

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:25 AM

OHH !! FINALLY ! MISSED YOU A LOT !! :)

#11 debsayys

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:26 AM

I am so glad SFI is back up again!!!! I nearly died without it (LOL). Thank you so much for the hard work people!

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#12 Agaricus

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:27 AM

FINALLY!!! SFI is BACK!! YEAH!!

Thank you for your all hard-working and bring the site back to normal.
I'm really really HAPPY ^^

#13 lalaland-dubu

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:28 AM

Okay so now we know why SFI's been closed for so long.
THANK YOU TEAM SFI AND THE DOCTORS OVER AT KOREABOO! <333
Finally back in the arms of SFI. LMAO
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:30 AM

finally after a long time you guys are back. glad the operation success XD

#15 flufi

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:30 AM

OMG SFI is back! :'-)
I sure missed it lots :<3:

I am really happy to see the forum back again, especially after such critical condiction! Big thanks to the koreaboo doctors! It would have been terrible to lose big parts >.<

Anyhow, hopefully everything will be fine and healthy from now on ^^

SFI fighting! ^^
And more BIG thanks to everyone of you who worked on getting it back online :D

#16 shinee star

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:31 AM

You have returned to us, SFI! *cries tears of joy* ;A; Welcome back!

And thank you to the fine doctors at Koreaboo! *gives heart-shaped cookies*

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#17 Rosy

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:31 AM

So happy that SFI is back :D
I was waiting for a long time ><

Thanks Koreaboo and everyone who worked hard on getting SFI back online :D

#18 pixelbleed

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:33 AM

//CRIES FOREBAAAAA. HUHUHUHUHUHU I'VE MISSED YOU GAIZ SO MUCH. *Chokes sbox and MVP vault in rib-cracking embrace.*

(sadly though, my account is still stuck on the mobile view of SFI even on the normal PC browsers so I still won't be able to access the sbox. TT_TT)

#19 tshokoleiify

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:33 AM

OH SFI! HOW I MISSED YOU SO~
Thank you everyone for working so hard ; ~~~ ; <333

#20 Hekshi_Sekshi

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:34 AM

Oh My God ! it's back ! SFI IS BACK ! *hugs*
my life the past few weeks was completely Boring without sfi T~T

Thanks to : Koreaboo, Ryan & Anthony :D

and many billoin thanks to u guys, the SFI Staff :D <3<3<3

Hope everthing will be going well with the forum and everything :D
i'm gonna read the new rules now and explore the rest of the new features :P


#21 white angel

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:34 AM

WOW WOW Finally SFI is back..

and thank you for everybody who contributing and doing great to make SFI back again...

#22 nyssaglacier

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:36 AM

YES! I seriously cannot stress just how much I miss SFI, and how glad I am it's back.

Good job, SFI staffs, and Koreaboo.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:36 AM

*cries* THANK YOU to all who have worked really hard to bring SFI back and alive :P But seriously, I love you all for doing it so. Esp to koreaboo doctors, thank you for the help in bringing back sfi-baby :D SFI fighting!

#24 ain_H

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:36 AM

OMG!! im really happy that sfi can make it and still alive T____________T
thank u doctors *gives cupcakes*

thank u for your hard works also dear admins n staffs~
love u all so much~~~ *gives more cupcakes*

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:37 AM

This sounds very tragic! But I'm glad SFI was able to make it out alive. :D I missed you guys!

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