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Do you want the old forums back?

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Crest

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Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« on: May 25, 2014, 04:02:56 AM »

Maybe it's just me but I like how... peaceable it's been around here.  I'm all for bringing back the other aspects of the site when the hard drive is recovered, but do we really need to throw back up five year old votes, years of political bickering, ads of RPs that died half a year ago, and random spam? I mean for what, post and pie counts?

The old forums were downright toxic. This could be a fresh start that doesn't scare away newbies trying to get engaged in the community.

...My two cents.

Addendum: I just realized there was a writing section that some people might miss stuff on.  Would it be possible to just upload backups of the original pages in a back-area so people can copy/paste over what they wanna save?
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 11:08:56 AM »

The same people will come to these forums as came to those that were here before. Cleaning up the ancient stuff is one thing, but...the bickering is user-created content.
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 10:58:06 PM »

And yet it's been a week and dicks haven't popped out of their turtle shells yet.
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 05:09:46 AM »

At the same time, having a forum that only 10% of the users use is close to pointless.

At the moment, I don't think it's even 2%.
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 09:14:42 PM »

I know a lot of actual average users avoided the forums because it was such a goddamn sty.
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 08:34:45 AM »

I know a lot of actual average users avoided the forums because it was such a goddamn sty.

A lot of the shitposters have not re-registered/are simply no longer in the chat.
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2014, 11:44:08 AM »

There should probably be a big dedicated animated gif thread or something to shunt all that stuff off into.
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 10:51:55 AM »

I have no idea whether I want the old forums back or not, in all honesty. Regardless, one way or another it's not going to make a blind bit of difference as to what the forums will be. I think suggesting that if we don't go back to the old forums then we'll somehow be rid of all the awfulness of the old forums is a bit of a specious argument. It's gonna happen. People are just gonna sign back up for this if they think the old ones aren't coming back.

Also speaking from my own experience I almost never bothered re-registering to the forums because it was something of a hassle and there's nothing to read on it. It's taken me this long just to sign up and reply to just this thread, which was pretty much my only reason for signing up to it.

So yeah we MIGHT see a lack of the trolls from the old forum if we just keep with this one, but we also might see it being utterly and completely pointless in every way as nobody signs up for it at all ,and then it just takes up space needlessly.

So weighing it up it's probably a good idea to bring back the old forums. I dunno.
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 05:02:08 PM »

And nothing of value was lost.

(except Diver's threads)
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2014, 09:00:42 AM »

And no pie system. NO PIES
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2014, 02:26:42 AM »

Some things of value were lost. Diver's DnD threads which were just starting up in interest before the crash being one I could name.

As others name though, there was a bunch of shit happening that also was better left behind on the crash, even if it poised character witness to things/people.
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2014, 11:52:52 AM »

my comics thread :'(  my wrestling thread :'(

My forum games that no one wanted to play in thread  thread :'(
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2014, 12:05:05 PM »

I guess I could start new forums here. ::)
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2014, 01:43:04 AM »

Christ. We've been DMD bombed.
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Re: Do we really need to bring back the old forums?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2014, 06:43:26 AM »

Christ. We've been DMD bombed.

You mean, we've been..

Divebombed.
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