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has to be the refugee. It's the only format that doesn't make you want to punt a nun in the crotch.

 

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I'll probably lurk around all three to see how it goes.

Mostly I'll probably go back to being a productive citizen again. At least until GW2 comes out.

 

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Everyone posting on the Outpost refugee board is from ACF.

I don't see a single rational advantage to that board. The only fake advantage is less moderators but I haven't felt the need to swear and insult gay people in the process of expressing myself since I was twelve.

 

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ZigmundZag posted:
I'll probably lurk around all three to see how it goes.


This for the most part.

 

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I'm lazy. Whats the link to the IGN outpost?

 

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Planet Fury which will be great when Sinlock makes it look and feel more like this Outpost

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Cawlin posted:
ZigmundZag posted:
I'll probably lurk around all three to see how it goes.


This for the most part.


Same. If I had to pick one I'd probably pick Planetfury but the layout needs work. From what I have read over there thus far the people seem cool, though, and it's the people that make a board.

 

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Link to planet fury?

 

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Link to planet fury?


http://www.planetfury.com/forums/outpost

 

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the planetfury one looks like absolute shit.

pure, unadulterated shit.

 

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Sinlock should just let Gath redesign the boards. I bet Garth is an expert in doing that kind of stuff

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Akza posted:
the planetfury one looks like absolute shit.

pure, unadulterated shit.




Wow I won't be posting there, I second that, it's crap.

 

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Planet Fury sucks. The URL's to each thread use the title, which can often be NSFW. The others number each thread in the URL.

Not to mention the format and colors are painful.

 

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Planet Fury needs to be guanteed work safe too I think grin

 

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Lies. There is no such thing as a real post without the Ramones!

 

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IGN Outpost is growing on me if the Mods can be brought under control.

If not, I'll migrate to where most of you are posting.

 

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I'm never going to make it on the ign boards. It's really pointless to even bother. And if you can only post stuff risque enough for a 7-year-old, what's the point anyway? Might as well just hang out on Facebook all day.

 

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No IGN for me!

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The Refugee board seemed the most comfortable. Planet Fury seems good but might be better kept separate from the Outpost. IGN....bleh.


 

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Fury makes my eyes bleed sad

 

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Kjarhall posted:
Planet Fury sucks. The URL's to each thread use the title, which can often be NSFW.


That's called SEO, for crying out loud. What a thing to complain about. laugh

 

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For those complaining about the forum style of Planet Fury:

http://www.planetfury.com/content/post-your-gripessuggestions-about-forums-here

I do listen and am willing to work on it (coughIGNwillneverdothatcough). I can't move the sky, as it were, but I can certainly tweak things to make them less of an issue. coffee

 

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IMO there are really only two options. IGN and Planet Furry. The problem with the refugee boards is that there will never be any new users stumbling in. The death of that forum is inevitable and I don't think it will take that long. IGN and Furry will bring us fresh meat and we absolutely need that for the forum to survive.

The main problem with the IGN forum is the modding and I think we should reserve judgment a little on that. Once Lyndrek establishes that as his territory he can educate other mods on how he wants things handled in his forum. The board tech is somewhat different than we're used to but it's got as many advantages as disadvantages. Inline video is a huge improvement. Pictures displaying in their correct size and scale is also a huge advantage. The disadvantages are mostly just a function of unfamiliarity and that won't last forever.

I see three significant problems with Planet Furry. 1) It's NSFW and that alone will keep a lot of Outposters away. 2) The native population is more libtardy than we're used to. Part of what makes the Outpost a great place to argue politics is that we've got an uncommonly good balance. 3) The board tech is by far the worst of the 3 options. I trust that Sinlock can fix that though. The question is can he do it before all the Outposters have quit.

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I agree that Planet Furry has the best upside, but we really need a UI tweak.

 

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It's over. Done

There wont be a "new outpost". We will just splutter into the void and get nothing back. Bye shitbags.....I will miss some of you, ok, most of you.

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I like the girls on planet fury so far. I think adding one paulg to the mix would even it out completely. I assume you weigh 450 lbs right?

 

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IMO there are really only two options. IGN and Planet Furry. The problem with the refugee boards is that there will never be any new users stumbling in. The death of that forum is inevitable and I don't think it will take that long. IGN and Furry will bring us fresh meat and we absolutely need that for the forum to survive.




How can you be sure of this? Not saying you're necessarily wrong, but I see no reason to believe that "new people" will find either of those sites, especially the IGN one, which (in the case of the Outpost) is an off-topic board related to a game that is pretty much dead.

 

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The problem with the refugee boards is that there will never be any new users stumbling in.
You're assuming that the people running VNRefugee boards have no industry contacts or plans...

 

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The dying vnboards have been bringing us fresh meat (not a lot but enough) and these boards have wayyy less traffic than the IGN ones. Some will just stumble in by trying new links and others will follow venturesome outposters back there when they post elsewhere.

Not that this is a great example but we already had a half dozen Vesticles drop by and the forum migration isn't even complete.

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Aerlinthian posted:
paulg_68 posted:
The problem with the refugee boards is that there will never be any new users stumbling in.
You're assuming that the people running VNRefugee boards have no industry contacts or plans...

Never bet on vaporware.

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Bonk might post links to the IGN Outpost to his Facebook page, driving in thousands of new posters! flag grin

 

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Sinlock posted:
Kjarhall posted:
Planet Fury sucks. The URL's to each thread use the title, which can often be NSFW.


That's called SEO, for crying out loud. What a thing to complain about. laugh


/shrug

Whatevs, my company blocks me out because of it, if there are any words in the URL on their list.

 

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I kind of liked the idea of putting the forum link in the sig then trolling other boards to see who got hooked...

 

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Given that this bored is still up, what are the odds that Mithan is just trying to get everyone off IGN and onto his new site? worried

 

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Ashmaele posted:
paulg_68 posted:
IMO there are really only two options. IGN and Planet Furry. The problem with the refugee boards is that there will never be any new users stumbling in. The death of that forum is inevitable and I don't think it will take that long. IGN and Furry will bring us fresh meat and we absolutely need that for the forum to survive.




How can you be sure of this? Not saying you're necessarily wrong, but I see no reason to believe that "new people" will find either of those sites, especially the IGN one, which (in the case of the Outpost) is an off-topic board related to a game that is pretty much dead.


He might be somewhat right. Because of the sheer size of the IGN site.

For example, months and months ago, I stumbled across Teh Vestible board just browsing the site. I still visit it occasionally out of morbid fascination.

 

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Planet Fury looks horrible and is racist but it's run by an Outposter and that's all that matters to me.

 

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I'm going to give IGN a fair shot.

Last night was over the top. It should not be what we make the decision over.

I think it will mellow out and be a good enough forum, but I still want to keep my options open so I'll be perusing all of them until one of them seems established enough to occupy the majority of my time.

If that doesn't happen I'll probably have to invade the boards my wife posts on. Which will be entertaining as they are a bunch of weak minded cry babies.

 

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Jorrdan posted:
IGN Outpost is growing on me if the Mods can be brought under control.

If not, I'll migrate to where most of you are posting.


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I'll be on IGN. I will not be joining the others.

hopefully it makes it.

If not, you will always be in my memory as a bunch of crazies that made me cynical to humanity hugs been real

 

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I will be here until they they shut it off.
Then to IGN Outpost until the mods become unbearable.
Then to Mithan's refuge.

 

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The problem with the refugee boards is that there will never be any new users stumbling in.


That's not necessarily true.

The same thing happened to a bunch of us who used to hang out at the Compuserve Gaming Boards, back in the day. We had a thriving community for a decade, then, the various game companies started their own forums and this newfangled thing called the internet started sucking away people. The gaming forums eventually closed. So, a bunch of us regulars started something very similar to the refugee board. That was 8 or 10 years ago and we are still going strong.

Now, we don't get a lot of new blood but we do get a few new folks, mostly from meeting them in games we play. And we're a fairly closed society. I suspect this refugee board could end up with a critical mass of folks that would ensure a regular supply of new folks. Same with Planet Fury, though, I suspect, their main demographic is different from the usual Outpost demographic.

Anyway, I'll probably be hitting all three for the near future.


 

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Haha SKONK I only have a few Facebook friends lol

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