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    Spirit of King Mark

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    I don't get it...

    Post  Spirit of King Mark on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:54 am

    So this place is free?

    I don't see any ads or other annoyances. Why does it cost so much to maintain the old forum?
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  AI on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:52 pm

    Freedom.

    Is a precious thing.

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    Lucas, prepare to die!

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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Lucas, prepare to die! on Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:20 pm

    yeah i was wondering that too. there must be some stepbak. limited bandwith per month or something?

    Really its nice to have the main page, but if its one thing that costs money it should be transformed in something of blog (free) only to post the news, and thats it.

    There are cool things in the site but mainly, the cool reviews were 'lost' and never reuploaded... since 2002.
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Ro Sajooc on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:42 pm

    A blog would be a great idea

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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Ricard on Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:08 am

    Luke Skywalker wrote:
    Really its nice to have the main page, but if its one thing that costs money it should be transformed in something of blog (free) only to post the news, and thats it.

    There are cool things in the site but mainly, the cool reviews were 'lost' and never reuploaded... since 2002.
    Yeah there hasn't really been anything worth reading on the site over the last 9 years, besides the occasional news...

    Seriously, some people's lack of memory and disrespect towards the work of others can be astonishing.
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    Post  Spirit of King Mark on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:42 am

    I think we can all agree the main page has material that should never be lost, but on a day to day basis most people were just visiting the Message Board. So it's important to have an alternate place until the main site comes back.

    Ricard I suggest we keep this place at an "emergency gathering place" when the real MB comes back. (I read you don't like people using it but it could be useful)

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    Post  Lucas, prepare to die! on Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:17 am

    Ricard wrote:
    Luke Skywalker wrote:
    Really its nice to have the main page, but if its one thing that costs money it should be transformed in something of blog (free) only to post the news, and thats it.

    There are cool things in the site but mainly, the cool reviews were 'lost' and never reuploaded... since 2002.
    Yeah there hasn't really been anything worth reading on the site over the last 9 years, besides the occasional news...

    Seriously, some people's lack of memory and disrespect towards the work of others can be astonishing.

    It was just an option to keep the site alive... without the peril of no-funds situations.

    Everything was worth reading, but it can be posted in the format as a free blog. And everything new in the site was posted as a king of 'news' so this is what i meant, not just the occasional 'news'

    It wont be as easy to search, ordered or beautiful as it is now, but it would go on.

    Neutral Really, it was not my intention to be disrrepectful, and im sorry you thought like that

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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Stefan's Ghoest on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:14 am

    Why are people complaining about this?

    People like Ricard, Andreas etc etc spend years of their life and rather large sums of money to create something fantastic and just because the site has not been available for a while people start to bitch and whine?

    I don't really like this forum at all, I think it's a huge step down, but because at the moment we have no better alternative I'll accept it. As soon as JWfan, the good and proper home of John Williams fandom is up and running again I'll avoid this place like the plague...

    And anyone who feels otherwise is a big turd, in my humble opinion!
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Upended Quint on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:55 am

    Not really. Ricard's site is the dog's bollocks of course, but posting here is actually a lot more comfortable than I'd ever imagined it would be. It ain't anywhere near as bad as FSM that's for sure. I don't like to slate that place because I know it has its own following and legacy, but damn that message board is medieval.

    Looking at the familiar names, avatars and the layout here, if I flick my thumb up or down the page (on iPad) it almost looks and feels like Ricard's very own JWFAN forum. Remember: it's just psychological!
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    Post  Trent B's Ghost on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:03 am

    Quint wrote:Not really. Ricard's site is the dog's bollocks of course, but posting here is actually a lot more comfortable than I'd ever imagined it would be. It ain't anywhere near as bad as FSM that's for sure. I don't like to slate that place because I know it has its own following and legacy, but damn that message board is medieval.

    Agreed!

    Proxy of Stefancos wrote:Why are people complaining about this?

    People like Ricard, Andreas etc etc spend years of their life and rather large sums of money to create something fantastic and just because the site has not been available for a while people start to bitch and whine?

    I don't really like this forum at all, I think it's a huge step down, but because at the moment we have no better alternative I'll accept it. As soon as JWfan, the good and proper home of John Williams fandom is up and running again I'll avoid this place like the plague...

    And anyone who feels otherwise is a big turd, in my humble opinion!

    Actually I agree with you. I too don't really like the idea of this type of forum but it's better than nothing until the old board is back up and going again.
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Ghost Pirate LeBlanc on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:41 am

    Once we're back, if its possible to preserve all our posts, usernames, and avatars, but switch off of IPBoard onto another system, I'd be willing to do the work of transferring and testing. I don't know how easy it is to migrate data from one message board software to another's, though.
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Spirit of King Mark on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:45 am

    Can we at least have our post counts back?
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    Post  Ghost Pirate LeBlanc on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:51 am

    That's not what I'm saying; I'm saying when we come back (as in, as soon as JC pays the bill), the exact same old IPBoard site will come up. Then, we transfer to Andreas, and things are still exactly the same.

    I'm saying after we're settled in, if its possible, and we find a different message board system we like more, I'll look into transferring, if its possible. One that has different features, works better on portable devices, or whatever. But I'd ONLY consider doing that if we kept all post counts, and posts themselves.
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Spirit of King Mark on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:54 am

    Alright..


    Though I don't have a portable web device. I will resist those things as long as I can

    I notice a lot of websites look like crap now because they're made to be viewed on iphones .Gizmodo (gadget blog) doesn't even load properly on firefox anymore


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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Stefan's Ghoest on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:55 am

    Was there anything wrong or outdated about the Forum we were using?
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Spirit of King Mark on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:56 am

    Seems 2 posters cannot post at the exact same time here
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Stefan's Ghoest on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:40 am

    The JWFAN MB proper has a mobile version which works rather well.

    But the trend IS that people are starting to use mobile devices more and more for Internet. I wonder if the PC has much life left into it....
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Trent B's Ghost on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:41 am

    Stefan's Ghoest wrote:The JWFAN MB proper has a mobile version which works rather well.

    But the trend IS that people are starting to use mobile devices more and more for Internet. I wonder if the PC has much life left into it....

    I'm sure in the next 10-20 years PC's maybe come a bit on the obsolete side. All though some of them all ready have. Maybe desktop computers in general will probably not be made in the near future but I doubt laptops will vanish any time soon.
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Spirit of King Mark on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:43 am

    It's like saying HDTV's will be obsolete because everyone will prefer to watch movies on a 10 inch ipad
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Trent B's Ghost on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:44 am

    Spirit of King Mark wrote:It's like saying HDTV's will be obsolete because everyone will prefer to watch movies on a 10 inch ipad

    BAH I know that aint happening to me any time soon. I like my 42'' HDTV thank you very much.
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Stefan's Ghoest on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:45 am

    Not really. Tablets will become faster, more versatile and more affordable. I think they will replace laptops sooner then they will replace PC's.

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    Post  Spirit of King Mark on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:46 am

    I agree they might replaces laptops.

    But at home it's better to surf the web from a PC on a 23 inch screen

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    Post  Night Of The Living Roald on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:43 pm

    Spirit of King Mark wrote:So this place is free?

    I don't see any ads or other annoyances. Why does it cost so much to maintain the old forum?

    Hmm... I see a rather annoying add on top telling me I can earn € 270 a day... Sad
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  Lucas, prepare to die! on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:29 pm

    but its not some annoying-virus-porn pop up. and its just one, otherp ages would have ads on the sides and bottom too...
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    Re: I don't get it...

    Post  nightscape94 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:52 am

    I think people underestimate the PC. It's death has been prophesied many times before and it keeps on going.

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