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Old May 12th, 2015   magicspoon is offline   #1
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Hello everyone!
So a thought occurred to me this week.
I've spent a pile of time in trying to port over this 10+ year old database for something more modern, and in that 'modern' is something that in itself is 5 years old, when this occurred to me:
i'm basically trying to do a thing that even comic companies don't do. To keep everything "in continuity" so to speak, by making sure everything ports over. And both DC and Marvel have basically shotgunned pieces or aspects of their universe to start over.
The current idea is that I would lock this vbulletin to new posts, but it would still be here, like old comic books, if you have a desire to enjoy it and read old posts, but I'd move to a new forum software, that will be much flatter and responsive and designed around conversation.
It would also be empty. A blank slate.
It would let users log in with facebook or twitter IDs. It would mean that everyone would have to re-register that gives a ****, but is that really a bad thing?
Otherwise, I'm looking at easily a hundred hours of work to move the forums to something more stable (and still be old), and still maybe not work.
So that's what I'm thinking about doing. I'd like your thoughts.
 
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Old May 15th, 2015   Arcademan/PixieP is offline   #2
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I'd approve a move to a more modern style type place. Registering again to me wouldn't be an issue and would reflect more accurately the members that still come on by.

Many forums do have an archive section of old threads (or even 'Best of...' Threads sections) for those who want to reflect back on history, and there's quite a bit here. Weed out all threads that are low posts and keep the relevant ones.

Sidenote: The behemoth known as 'The Official Wrestling Thread' has more posts than the rest of the forum combined! Maybe it's deserving of its own section. That's just me talking.

Whatever way you decide I wholly support it 100%
 
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Old May 22nd, 2015   Amentep is offline   #3
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While I'd miss the ability to go back and figure out exactly why Romulan Salutes were suggested way back when, I'm not exactly sure its necessary.

The memory will still sleep inside my head.

So I say reboot. A fresh board, a fresh launch, a fresh whatever else you want. Maybe wipe away some of the memories of some of the less savory moments on the forum at the same time.
 
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Old May 23rd, 2015   darthlucifuge is offline   #4
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Go for it.
 
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Old June 1st, 2015   Mark MacMillan is offline   #5
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Blow it up.
 
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Old June 1st, 2015   J-Liv is offline   #6
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Sounds like a plan. Done right, it could even breathe new life into the forum.
 
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Old June 5th, 2015   darthlucifuge is offline   #7
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So uh... what's the ETA on this?
 
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Old July 11th, 2015   hurri-fan is offline   #8
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Please do it. It is high time the 'bloc got a well deserved upgrade.
 
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Old August 1st, 2015   darthlucifuge is offline   #9
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I guess not.
 
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Old August 16th, 2015   hurri-fan is offline   #10
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A sad shame
 
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Old October 26th, 2015   magicspoon is offline   #11
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Don't worry. It's happening.
I'm launching the new front-end of the site by Halloween.
The forums, shortly after that.
 
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Old November 2nd, 2015   darthlucifuge is offline   #12
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Just saw the new front page.
So we're a webcomic now?

That's cool, I guess.
 
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Old November 2nd, 2015   darthlucifuge is offline   #13
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Quick heads up.

On the about it says this:
(and one for his wife, because Sharis is awesome).
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Sharis and Ethan haven't been married for a few years.
They separated 2 years ago I believe and he's remarried since then.

So uh... yeah. Might wanna fix that.
 
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Old November 4th, 2015   TJLamb0518 is offline   #14
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Quick heads up.

On the about it says this:


Sharis and Ethan haven't been married for a few years.
They separated 2 years ago I believe and he's remarried since then.

So uh... yeah. Might wanna fix that.
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REALLY??? That's so sad! They seemed like a solid couple.....on the internet....where you never really get to know anyone......so, what do I know?
 
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Old November 4th, 2015   Amentep is offline   #15
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Wow...yeah...had not heard that...um...yeah.

also, Webcomic! Yay!
 
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Old November 4th, 2015   TJLamb0518 is offline   #16
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And I guess neither of them got custody of comicbloc?


We're just latchkey posters.


There should be a 20/20 segment done about us.



 
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