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Old 05-29-2018, 03:19 PM   #1
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Should we migrate and if so, where to?

Seeing as this board is now down a lot and there’s even less traffic as a result this seems like our only step left to “save” this precious community we’ve built over the the years. :)
So, should we migrate somewhere else?
Should we just make backup accounts for now and migrate once SMN finally dies?
If so, where to?

(credit to FlaccidPenguin for coming up with this idea)
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:01 PM   #2
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

This is a genuine concern. I miss everyone. Maybe we could have our own subreddit. Call it semen news. Shadowhunter, do you have any suggestions?
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:43 PM   #3
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

The Reddit platform isn't really conducive to discussion, IMO. And It's antithetical to long-running threads (no more album news thread, etc).

Any other forums you guys know of that we could move into?
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:25 PM   #4
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

Could do a FB group, but then we wouldn't have our 'anonymity' (even though a lot of us are friends on there already).

Aside from what platform to use, should we try to gather up the good moments? Like, anyone have Rice's picture of Nile files that have been KFC-ified?
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:19 PM   #5
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:58 AM   #6
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

Fecesbook is shit for "forum-like" discussion. Reddit would be much much as the interface is better and more focused on discussions. i'm not a fan, but it is the lowest-effort popular platform currently available and it should be at least okay for a small community like ours and we'd be set up and ready to go in no time.

alternatives would be to 1. get the current admins to migrate this forum on a different, free platform/server and "give us the keys" (lol, like that's gonna ever happen). 2. create our own forum (plenty of free shit on the internets). 3. have a big migration/exodus to another, already existing and more established and stable forum (f.e. the morbid angel one, though i do not think we'd be a good fit, so suggestions are more than welcome :))
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:42 AM   #7
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

You can not just fix the problem and we all stay here?
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:46 AM   #8
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

reeelapse?

nwm?

nse? <kinda dead
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:21 AM   #9
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

If the core users all migrated to another board that would be better than nothing, but I feel like a lot would be lost without the database of old threads and posts.

Wouldn't it be possible to transfer the database to a different server or even integrate it into another board that uses vbulletin?

The main site hasn't been updated in months so there seems to be no plan for the site and this board is the primary traffic. In that case if we all leave, the database becomes worthless. So why wouldn't the owner cut his losses and sell the data for a pretty low price?

Long story short, my vote would be to stay here until it dies completely or we know definitively that there is no path towards retaining the database either here or elsewhere.

The site has so much bloat with the main page and all the other forums. I assume it would be a lot easier to maintain if a bunch of that was deprecated. I also wonder how many of the bugs have to do with running such an old version of vBulletin. Gofundme to pay for the upgrade license?

Just thinking out loud. I don't know anything about vBulletin or how much work any of this is to maintain.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:57 AM   #10
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

this place is inevitably fucked (like skeets asshole)
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:51 AM   #11
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:27 AM   #12
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

Reeelapse could be fun but there's so much going on there content wise, I find it hard to keep up! That could be a good thing cos it shows how varied the group and/ or topics could be.

Starting over sounds good too. I will miss the cool discussions on here though ... but then again, as much as I'd like to, I haven't had the time to sort of go back and re-read old topics. I fondly remember the self-fail post I made when Passages came out and thought it wasn't all that ... and it hit me a couple of months later and wow, WHAT A FREAKIN ALBUM THAT IS!!

I'd be down for whatever is decided on. Haven't had the time to be active in the past few months and I'd like to change that.
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Old 06-09-2018, 12:31 PM   #13
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

No point whatsoever in going from an old style forum to another old style forum. Especially when the destination old style forum probably has mods and rules and people with bad taste
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:01 PM   #14
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:39 PM   #15
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what do you suggest then assface
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:55 PM   #16
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

http://www.riversofgore.com/pit/

surprised its still up and running lol
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:31 PM   #17
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

Let's sink with the ship I say! The time is ripe for better things than tech death recommendation in 2018. This place was great 10-12 years ago... but ever since the Hands should have slipped section disappeared, all hope is lost with this shithole.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:39 PM   #18
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

hi skeet
“tech death recommendations” lol gtfo
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:59 PM   #19
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

I wonder how many people like myself still semi-regularly browse this board but just don't contribute anymore. I no longer have any real connection to a local scene, and listen to a LOT less death metal (and metal in general, I suppose) than I used to, so I just have shit all to contribute, unfortunately.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:22 PM   #20
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

My thoughts are that if people aren't active here anymore, they won't be active on a new platform (aside from FB). I only mention FB since people are already on there, so it's not an inconvenience to click on an SMN group than going to a separate website. But, by going with the FB route as mentioned, there wouldn't be any anonymity. However, a decent portion of those active here are already friends on there.

So, really, I think the best idea would be what Tomes and Tacos said. Let's stay here till it dies.


In any case, I created a subreddit so we can, at the very least, archive things. Figure the way we'll do it, someone makes new text post with a screenshot of the original post and then replies could be screenshots of the "best of" kind of comments?

https://www.reddit.com/r/SMNarchive/
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:05 AM   #21
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

As much as you guys hate facebook, I'm already friends with pretty much all the true bromalos on there and there's decent crosstalk between individuals re: recommendations and general shit-talking.

The quality/quantity of posters/posts on here has definitely diminished over the last few years, which is a shame. I definitely come back once in a while to peruse the big running threads ie. 2018 albums, what are you listening to, the film thread, and the TV show thread - there have been some incredible recs from those areas that I don't think I would get anywhere else at the moment.

Perhaps Reddit is the easiest step forward, I think it's reasonably effortless to set up and would be conducive to discussion. The point about it being a bit nonlinear especially for long discussion threads is somewhat valid though...
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:35 AM   #22
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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

Hey discobob. Been so long!

Personally liked the Rivers of Gore-suggestion best, but would be open to pretty much anything except letting shit die. SMN doesn’t die.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:16 AM   #23
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Count me in - wherever we go...I just got reliable and continuous internet back into my life.
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Count me in - wherever we go...I just got reliable and continuous internet back into my life.
Oh, you just now have reliable internet. So that's why you unfriended me however long ago.

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Re: Should we migrate and if so, where to?

What the fuck happened to this board? Did it lose ownership and just die out?

I miss all of the old threads, like the "Defeated Sanity Circle Jerk/Man Crush Club".

Are those threads possible to retrieve so we can read them again?

And yes, I'd love for this community to re-form.

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Oh, you just now have reliable internet. So that's why you unfriended me however long ago.

Urgh. I accidently unfriended a bunch of people years ago and you must have been one of them...I wondered why I hadn't seen much brewing stuff pop up in my feed. Forgive me.
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idk man but btbam board already completely died on me and to see this one be next to the axe makes me real sad to think about
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Maybe fourms will see a resurgence in the future. People might come back to the concept.
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:31 PM   #29
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if they can reboot mad about you, then there is hope for SMN
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