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We have decided to no longer support Subterra and Richard White's Games anymore. Therefore we will be deleting those 2 forums in the near future (this Sunday night).

If there is a community desire to back-up the discussions then we can hold off on the deletion, but please inform us by the end of this week.

-Mariann Krizsan

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Well, yes we do want to back it up, but yes I also think it can be done this week.

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However, computers aren't perfect, so I encourage all who care about the forum to check these for completeness and errors:

http://pied-piper.ermarian.net/forum/13
http://pied-piper.ermarian.net/forum/14

Remember: If something is missing or broken, it will take hours of effort hunting it down at Google and tedious data entry. By yours truly.

If it is noticed now, while the originals are still there, it is a simple matter of giving the engine a good kick and letting it run over the forum again.

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Also, working on getting poll results.

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The Roost would be more than happy to open a Richard White forum, as well as a Subterra forum. If that is generally supported here, that is.

[ Wednesday, June 13, 2007 16:08: Message edited by: Sarasaphilia ]

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Is it supposed to show images? Because Schrodinger's cat-in-a-quantum-box picture isn't there.

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If I may ask, why are you no longer supporting RW Games and SubTerra?

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Perhaps their server is filling up.

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Hey Mariann, can we have an open discussion as to whether I should get my mod spot back or not?

I think you gave me too short of leash the time before.
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quote:
Originally written by Orwellianking:

If I may ask, why are you no longer supporting RW Games and SubTerra?
RW Games - According to Jeff, the most illustrious White no longer cashes his checks. Ergo, he has ascended.

Subterra - Radiant (the maker) has his own forum.

The two forums, while nostalgic, no longer serve a purpose.

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MM, what is your opinion on the 2 to-be-deleted forums? Should they be carried over, or are they obsolete? I'm asking because I need an idea of whether i should keep duplicate boards on my forum.

[ Wednesday, June 13, 2007 16:19: Message edited by: Sarasaphilia ]

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First version of poll result catcher done. Now, if you visit a topic at PPP that contains a poll, it will try to get the poll results page from SW.

Assuming that the poll still exists, and that I voted in it (it has to log in as me to see the results after all), it will parse it correctly. I have no deleted poll or one I didn't vote in close to hand, so I haven't tested what happens.

Because I'm still debugging it, right now PPP will only display the parsed poll results. For the time being this means poll topics can't be properly viewed.

For an example, see this:

http://pied-piper.ermarian.net/topic/1/4327

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I think Spidweb should do whatever they want with the boards. If they want to delete them, go ahead.

I don't post in either forum anyways.
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Ah. Would a lot of people be? I just opened 2 duplicates on my forum, just in case.

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quote:
Originally written by Necro-Master:

Is it supposed to show images? Because Schrodinger's cat-in-a-quantum-box picture isn't there.
Surely it is. wordpress.com's server must suffer from a hiccup, because it displays for me. Keep in mind that the URLs in the post are all the same, and thus if the pictures work here, they work there.

I will miss these two boards, but I'm in no hurry to join an imitation. Did it work for Misc? No. Many times over. And Misc actually had a community. It was even more vibrant and spontaneous than General with its lax moderation. So will it work for RWG or SubTerra, where the simple act of posting is a parody on forums and games?

Realize there is nothing about RWG except its aura, and this aura hinges on it being here, being forum #13 and being an official forum for games that few people have ever heard of. It is defined by being a board that is not supposed to exist. Any imitation you create necessarily loses this and is left with nothing but the name.

Don't try to build a replica of R'lyeh in your backyard, that's all I'm saying. :P

[ Wednesday, June 13, 2007 16:37: Message edited by: jg.faust ]

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If a lot of people liked the games and posted in the forums, I'm simply providing a place for them to continue the forums, in some way, shape, or form.

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Posting in those forums was nearly independent of having played the actual games. You wouldn't be carrying over players and discussions, you'd be attracting spam; and definitely some of it would be unwanted and idiotic.

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I'm working on training a few mods to recognize it. I'm fine in the Spam department.

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The deletion is driving the wrath of Richerd White...but if Sarasaphilia opens a forum at The Roost then maybe the wrath would slow down...

Maybe.

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Um...

Shouldn't you train yourself to recognize when you're spamming first? [/elitism]

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I am assuming that that was to Sarasaphilia?

Edit -the forums that die here, spawn at the Roost.

[ Wednesday, June 13, 2007 17:02: Message edited by: Infernal Flamming Muffin ]

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I think the point of posting in those forums would be made further moot by the fact that (I believe) Jeff will no longer be offering those games for sale at all. So you would be hosting forums for games that no longer are available.

Furthermore, everyone knows that all true followers of His Whiteness reside here, and though they take our foral home, they cannot crush us! Pan lever.
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Can you imagine how tricky it is to say "your idea sucks" without sounding caustic?

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Faust(Forgot your non-PDM name)-
quote:
quote:Originally written by Necro-Master:
Is it supposed to show images? Because Schrodinger's cat-in-a-quantum-box picture isn't there.

Surely it is. wordpress.com's server must suffer from a hiccup, because it displays for me. Keep in mind that the URLs in the post are all the same, and thus if the pictures work here, they work there.

It displays on the second page, but not in the edited first post.

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quote:
Originally written by jg.faust:

Can you imagine how tricky it is to say "your idea sucks" without sounding caustic?
Was this aimed at me? I don't think I was all that caustic - especially for me.

EDIT: Also, burning the midnight oil, Aran?

[ Wednesday, June 13, 2007 18:10: Message edited by: Drew ]
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quote:
Originally written by Necro-Master:

Faust(Forgot your non-PDM name)-
Personal Data Manager?
Physical Data Model?
People's Democratic Movement?
Post-graduate Diploma of Management?
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine?

Even if you had written "PDN name," as you had intended, I might decry/applaud it for RAS Syndrome.

(Yes, I'm needlessly spamming. I will now beat myself in punishment.)

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Well, duh. If you edit a post, how's the bot supposed to notice without re-spidering the entire board? What it stores is the last version of the topic after someone posted, of course.

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