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[REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« on: January 31, 2024, 04:20:15 pm »

You may have noticed some changes around here. What happened? Where did all the forums and posts go?

Frankly, I don't think much of the content on the forums is still of interest to anyone, and I'm not even sure the forums as a venue for new discussions are that valuable anymore - The forums have seen maybe a post or two in a month, chatter has moved to our Discord, and unrelated gamedev projects may be better placed in more active communities like TIGForums, which is of course where we split off from back in the day.

However, I also don't want to just delete everything - there is a chance that someone is still relying on this as the main page for their project, for example, and maybe there are some old threads that are really still valuable to someone out there. Also, the haxxy reward system relies on the forum accounts of the reward winners, and I don't really want to break that.

I'm a bit conflicted about all of this myself. I consider forums a somewhat temporary medium - not as short-lived as a chat, but there is no expectation that it will stick around forever. And I think that it's good to eventually reflect this expectation and retire these old posts which we may not always be proud of anymore. On the other hand, this place is a part of my and our past, and I'm sad at the thought of removing all the posts that reflect the life of this community over such a long time.

If time and effort were no obstacle, I'd love to keep all the high-quality content from the old days around in a read-only archive, but there are 850,000 posts on here, so it is just not feasible to sort through everything. However, if you have some specific things you would really like to save, please comment below and I'll see what I can do.

So consider this your chance to weigh in. In particular, I'd like to get some feedback on the following questions:

- Do you think we should keep the forums running for GG2 related discussions?
- Do you think we should also have a board or two for things vaquely related to GG2, like Game Maker development?
- Is there any content on the old forums that you think should be saved? Please be as specific as possible.
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I don't like it.  :nah:
Oh, well, you might as well pack up and stop now, because he doesn't like it
I'm bored out of my skull, Lets play a different game!
Lets take a visit down below And cast the world in flames!

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2024, 04:21:25 pm »

As a disclosure, MedO originally posted this thread. I am a fool and accidentally buttclicked the Remove Thread button on my phone and we are here.

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I don't like it.  :nah:
Oh, well, you might as well pack up and stop now, because he doesn't like it
I'm bored out of my skull, Lets play a different game!
Lets take a visit down below And cast the world in flames!

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2024, 09:06:41 am »

Memorial of Morons and that Airman post please

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2024, 04:10:20 pm »

is he really taking it down because we all said the pewdiepie word tons of times over the course of 15+ years

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2024, 04:32:11 pm »

is he really taking it down because we all said the pewdiepie word tons of times over the course of 15+ years
It has generally been agreed upon that there is not an actual reason to keep the forum public anymore since most of the discussion happens on the Discord.
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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2024, 08:49:09 pm »

discord pretty much killed almost every forum in existence

what's the point of setting literally everything to private though

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2024, 01:59:30 pm »

It was discussed amongst upper staff and generally agreed upon that we should clean up all the bloat, and in the best case scenario, make boards for on-topic discussion pertaining to the game and any future projects that are opened under our banner (if any come to fruition). The alternative would have just been to take the entire forum down instead -- saving discussions is the compromise.
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I don't like it.  :nah:
Oh, well, you might as well pack up and stop now, because he doesn't like it
I'm bored out of my skull, Lets play a different game!
Lets take a visit down below And cast the world in flames!

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2024, 07:02:10 am »

A few pages I've found to be useful have been Derpduck's Server Guide, the Server Sent Plugin FAQ, and as others have mentioned the server-sent and client-side plugin topics. It would be nice if the pages for Derpduck's Server Mod and Randomizer were kept up as well in some form as I don't think they can be easily found elsewhere
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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2024, 03:24:39 pm »

ig i get it but at least save the memorial of morons at most

thats pretty much the only thread i care about and i know you guys dont want me having a laugh about airman 14 years later

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2024, 07:57:45 pm »

Since others have brought up the subject of server-sent and client-side plugins, I will add Derpduck's Server Guide and the Server Sent Plugin FAQ to my list of helpful resources.

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2024, 03:56:02 pm »

where tf gems @????

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2024, 02:15:19 pm »

forum gems are still mia
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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2024, 12:24:16 pm »

yeah thats cool man i just want memorial of morons and the summer clan tourney threads back idc that we said the pewdiepie word one too many times growing up over the years

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2024, 02:14:53 pm »

ok just memorial of morons is that a fair compromise

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Re: [REPOST] Dude, where's my forum?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2024, 01:36:49 am »

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