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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #105 on: May 27, 2012, 05:25:49 PM »
Sounds a little like the V13 boards (am I remembering right?)

There's planning involved here though....

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #106 on: May 27, 2012, 05:33:27 PM »
 >:(

*proceeds to chase man out of office by throwing anything that comes to either hand: first, a letter opener, then a banana, a tomato, and even a rotten pumpkin from last halloween that I was just too damn lazy to clean-up.*  :laugh:

And I must admit, I'm unfamiliar with the V13 boards, but yes, this is extremely well thought out.
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #107 on: May 27, 2012, 06:40:38 PM »
yes, this is extremely well thought out.

You must be in the wrong place.
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #108 on: May 27, 2012, 07:48:14 PM »
No, this is the right place, and exactly the kind of activity I've missed. But in all seriousness, what do you think?
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #109 on: May 28, 2012, 02:27:17 AM »
I think I'm the wrong person to ask.

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #110 on: May 28, 2012, 08:33:01 AM »
I've put the proposal up on the admin forum for discussion (mostly just to draw attention to the fact that the proposal was made) so I'm just waiting for the others to drop in and see it.

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #111 on: May 28, 2012, 08:33:38 AM »
Also; Hi!

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #112 on: May 28, 2012, 02:20:28 PM »
Also; Hi!
Hi to you too! :D
And thanks for putting it there; it's a private board, right? Only admins can see it? Also, will you come up with an answer for me, or will you keep me up to date? And is there anyway that you could make one for 'normal' users to discuss?
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #113 on: May 28, 2012, 04:01:17 PM »
Sounds a little like the V13 boards (am I remembering right?)

There's planning involved here though....

But no doubt with more competent admins. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in the admin forum there when the fingers started pointing as to actually wrote the script that finally broke that camel. IIRC, they completely fercokt the thing to the point that the database was unrecoverable and they lost pretty much everything. After that board borke, entered Lance, who was known as Mr. Fuck You on the AOF board (and pretty much the chief admin there) way back in the day before he essentially left the AOF due to creative differences of where he and Bullock wanted to take the thing, though there was no bad blood, just differences in goals. (Incidentally, the AOF is still around, and I still spend some time there, though, it's really nothing like it was having largely been melded with two other communities.). Anyway, Lance hosted us on his Vault-Tec board, which he set up as a Fallout Tactics clan and gave us full autonomy, as had Vault 13. But FOT had a lot of issues, and it didn't have a very long lasting community, so Lance gave us plenty of notice that he was going to shut down Vault-Tec. Then RadioactiveRob, one of the former admins from Vault 13 hosted us on his own personally owned domain and was tech admin while Turjan, Paladin/Petrarch, and someone else I forget were moderating admins. Everything went swimmingly until Rob got all power trippy and started moderating the debate forum over the heads of Lara and I.  Which led to all sorts of fun drama, not the least of which was Lerk chastising Lara and I as hypocrites when we had nothing to do with it, and were just as surprised at the whole business as he was. So then we moved on to a free site and I was brought on as a moderating admin while chucara was brought on as tech admin. We used a free host for a while, but ran into a lot of speed issues, so we started paying for our own hosts through donations from the admins and other members. Originally petrarch managed the funds, but later BlueCross took it over. And then Chucara gave us part of his own host domain, and that's where we stand today.

As far as the offer, I will say I am intrigued. I'll need to discuss it with the other admins (i.e. BC, Swash, Chucara, and possibly the other guy, but he doesn't come around much anymore so we won't wait for him) and would like to hear what the rest of the community thinks as well (even you formerly active now lurking types, you know who you are). However, don't expect a decision for at least a week, since I'm going out of town to Origins gaming convention later this week and will not likely be around much.
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #114 on: May 28, 2012, 04:06:29 PM »
Also; Hi!
Hi to you too! :D
And thanks for putting it there; it's a private board, right? Only admins can see it? Also, will you come up with an answer for me, or will you keep me up to date? And is there anyway that you could make one for 'normal' users to discuss?

How about a sticky thread instead? A whole forum seems a bit overkill. Heck, I'd say we could probably just keep it in this thread, but it might be better since there's a specific solution on the table to give it its own thread.
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #115 on: May 28, 2012, 04:15:03 PM »
New thread is up. Located here.
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #116 on: May 28, 2012, 04:43:13 PM »
New thread is up. Located here.

Thanks a lot :) I'll make sure I take a look to keep up to date.
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #117 on: May 28, 2012, 06:46:50 PM »
Ah Rob, I remember way back when he threw the toys out of the pram and said he wasn't talking to any of us, by us it may just have been me, again over a discussion on friendly fire.  Wasn't there an apology thread by Rob at some point?

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #118 on: May 31, 2012, 11:46:11 PM »
Haven't really read the entire thread, but has the topic come up of starting multiple game groups? Stuff like Steam (if you use it,) bnet (non real ID, so limited to D3 if you can stomach it.), etc, etc.

It may not get everyone, but you'd have a listing of everyone you COULD play with if you don't want to go alone.

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #119 on: June 01, 2012, 04:54:51 PM »
Haven't really read the entire thread, but has the topic come up of starting multiple game groups? Stuff like Steam (if you use it,) bnet (non real ID, so limited to D3 if you can stomach it.), etc, etc.

It may not get everyone, but you'd have a listing of everyone you COULD play with if you don't want to go alone.
Gaming groups is definitely a good idea, I think. It's extremely easy to implement, and I think we stand a chance of building a community of gamers without actually turning into a gaming site.

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