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Should we start with a blank slate and a fresh new forum? (Read full post below before voting..)
Yes! A Fresh new forum but retaining all users and post counts! 36%  36%  [ 35 ]
No! Let's keep the current forum contents and posts. 42%  42%  [ 41 ]
Meh! I don't give a shit either way. 22%  22%  [ 22 ]
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I don't understand why the archive solution isn't being discussed further. The ability to access all the old threads but read only. That way all active threads would be started with the new software and the threads that people don't want to lose can still be accessed. Hey Mikey, could you at least consider the possibility of locking all the old threads and having them in a separate section of the new forum. The current forum has three sections: Announcements, Frank Zappa and General so have four in the new one, with the fourth one being an Archive.

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I liked coming across old threads and attempting to breathe life into them for the new posters and posters that had forgotten them...until the idiots tried to block every good thread, new or old with shit like "Ban Isaac, Post his PMs, and LP sides over 20 minutes".

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Isaac wrote:
I liked coming across old threads and attempting to breathe life into them for the new posters and posters that had forgotten them...until the idiots tried to block every good thread, new or old with shit like "Ban Isaac, Post his PMs, and LP sides over 20 minutes".

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Yeah, we noticed. Very selective, aren't you?

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Yeah, we noticed. Very selective, aren't you?


No, just don't like seeing pointless flaming.

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I don't understand why the archive solution isn't being discussed further. The ability to access all the old threads but read only. That way all active threads would be started with the new software and the threads that people don't want to lose can still be accessed. Hey Mikey, could you at least consider the possibility of locking all the old threads and having them in a separate section of the new forum. The current forum has three sections: Announcements, Frank Zappa and General so have four in the new one, with the fourth one being an Archive.


That would be possible, but I'd like to add more to my Duck Duck Goose thread (although nobody saw it last time, grr) and I'm pretty sure there's no reason to break off any pleasant discussion on, say, "Have You Seen Any Good Movies Lately?", or Unica's scrapbook in the Wish List. Maybe we should only lock the pre-April 4 2006 threads where the last page is empty.

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Yeah, we noticed. Very selective, aren't you?


No, just don't like seeing pointless flaming.

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Just keep on answering me Isaac honey. It wastes more of your time answering everybody and trying to cover up your past dumbness then it does any of us responding to you. ha ha ha ha

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I will vote to retain all the info gathered since last wiped. However what happened to all the material prior to this event? does it reside somewhere, and is there anything valuable within? I think there is tonnes of valuable info on the current forum, especially the photographs. I would hate to Unica's work undone.

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Just keep on answering me Isaac honey. It wastes more of your time answering everybody and trying to cover up your past dumbness then it does any of us responding to you. ha ha ha ha


How will you make up for your current dumbness in those two posts?

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Just keep on answering me Isaac honey. It wastes more of your time answering everybody and trying to cover up your past dumbness then it does any of us responding to you. ha ha ha ha


How will you make up for your current dumbness in those two posts?

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Do you do everything she tells you to do?


Why do you respond to every one of my posts?

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Do you do everything she tells you to do?


Why do you respond to every one of my posts?

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Is this the "answer a question with a question" thread?

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Is this the "answer a question with a question" thread?


Do you want it to be the "answer a question with a question" thread?

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Do you do everything she tells you to do?


Why do you respond to every one of my posts?

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There are 4 posts on this page alone, by you, to which I didn't respond, let alone on the whole forum, so your question is just wishful thinking on your part.

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jabba wrote:
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Do you do everything she tells you to do?


Why do you respond to every one of my posts?

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Is this the "answer a question with a question" thread?


Are we going to start this again? :wink:

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Personally, I wouldn't mind if you obliterated the old forum and started new. It's loaded so full of crap. Gotta be AT LEAST 90% crap at this point. I'd love to see a clean sweep. Fuck nostalgia.

Give a month for people to copy and paste all the shit they can't live without into their own word docs, then turn on the hoses.

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Personally, I wouldn't mind if you obliterated the old forum and started new. It's loaded so full of crap. Gotta be AT LEAST 90% crap at this point. I'd love to see a clean sweep. Fuck nostalgia.


I'm with you. The 10% of stuff that's worth saving isn't worth keeping all the stupid harassment threads.

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Please don't let Isaac's endorsement discredit my opinion. :wink:

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I started out thinking the new forum should start from scratch, but now that old threads are showing up without the blank pages problem, I don't mind. Nobody has to float up crap threads if they don't want to and anybody who would do that is just as capable of starting a new crap thread anyway. This new forum has turned out well and now that I've switched ignore on a certain person's posts I'm quite happy with the way it's turned out.

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This new forum has turned out well and now that I've switched ignore on a certain person's posts I'm quite happy with the way it's turned out.


Is the name of the person you are ignoring "Sanity"?

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May I suggest the deletion of something?

This forum has (on Nov 22, 17:15 UCT+1) 15,823 members who NEVER POSTED ANYTHING.

One of them is JerryN, admin.

Of the remainder, roughly 7000 joined at least one year ago.

That leaves roughly 8000 accounts created in the past year. Around 30 are created every day.

As an admin I recognize the shape of the names. I see them all too often: they're spammers, and they usually post a website you don't want to log on to. When a careless mod of my site did so, his Apple crashed badly and was filled with viruses.

May I suggest you chuck out these lowlifes?

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May I suggest the deletion of something?

This forum has (on Nov 22, 17:15 UCT+1) 15,823 members who NEVER POSTED ANYTHING.

One of them is JerryN, admin.

Of the remainder, roughly 7000 joined at least one year ago.

That leaves roughly 8000 accounts created in the past year. Around 30 are created every day.

As an admin I recognize the shape of the names. I see them all too often: they're spammers, and they usually post a website you don't want to log on to. When a careless mod of my site did so, his Apple crashed badly and was filled with viruses.

May I suggest you chuck out these lowlifes?


It's not your decision to abort all of those people.

(Making a political statement.)

But seriously, that would take quite awhile wouldn't it?


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... As an admin I recognize the shape of the names. I see them all too often: they're spammers, and they usually post a website you don't want to log on to. When a careless mod of my site did so, his Apple crashed badly and was filled with viruses.

May I suggest you chuck out these lowlifes?

... that would take quite awhile wouldn't it?

As MTF was saying earlier, forum administrators are into their back end tools - I'm sure there are widgets they could use that would render it a relatively simple task.

Actually, funny I should say that ... :wink:

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Actually, funny I should say that ... :wink:


Yeah, in a Batchain kinda way...

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
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Actually, funny I should say that ... :wink:

Yeah, in a Batchain kinda way...

I meant in terms of Calvin being a forum administrator and me pointing out how his grandmother should suck eggs. What do you mean?

That's me in Chat BTW.

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um..err...uh..... ahem.

That's what I meant too.

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