Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

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Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby Tirian » Mar 09, 2015 3:21 pm

The old forum (so very old) is being permanently retired and will be bulldozed at the end of March 2015. So if you want to spend a last few days treading those hallowed halls, best get to it! :D

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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby coracle » Mar 10, 2015 9:04 pm

I don't think I had a working password last time I visited.
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby Gymfan15 » Mar 10, 2015 10:57 pm

Don't need to do any reminiscing, but I wanted to say "thank you" to Tirian for preserving the old forum for such a long time after we moved for the sentimental folks. :)
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » Mar 11, 2015 7:04 am

Agreed with Gymmie. . . . . It's very sad to see it go, but I understand :(
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby GlimGlum » Mar 11, 2015 11:19 am

Goodbye Old Forum. :( Thanks for the memories. :)
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby Aslan Fan » Mar 15, 2015 8:08 pm

So . . . are you redesigning it or are you just putting the Forum up for retirement for good . . . ?
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby starkat » Mar 16, 2015 9:12 am

Aslan Fan, the original forum software and the old posts that were created on that software is what's going away. The current forum is not. Basically, it's time to clear out some storage space and in internet terms, the older stuff needs to be what goes.

Thanks for letting us know Tirian. I have a lot of good memories of that version of the forum. :)
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby wolfloversk » Mar 21, 2015 9:10 am

For some more info Aslan Fan, Tirian redesigned the site some time in 2008 or 2009 (I forget which) to what you see right now. However they archived the original forum and site for all this time so that members could still see how it looked the day before the switch. They need more space so they are retiring that archive, not the site you are on right now ;)
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby coracle » Mar 21, 2015 8:16 pm

What is happening to the rest of the old site? I have started copying news stories etc but do I need to?
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby starkat » Mar 23, 2015 3:02 am

We transferred all of the old news stories to this software coracle. Everything should be here.
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby coracle » Mar 24, 2015 1:32 am

That's what I was hoping. I collected a lot of early NZ stories, transcribed several TV news items, and took a few photos. Even featured in a few myself!
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby The Rose-Tree Dryad » Mar 25, 2015 10:37 am

While I was never a member at the old forum, I loved lurking there and I shall miss it. :ymhug: Many thanks to Tirian for keeping it available for perusal all these years! I have enjoyed going back there and reminiscing a number of times. :)
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby johobbit » Apr 01, 2015 12:18 pm

Love the old forum; love the new forum. Thank you, Tirian, for giving us this beloved 2nd home for these many years :ymhug: ... and for keeping the old place accessible all this time for sentimental visits now and then. :)
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby coracle » Apr 13, 2015 1:39 am

Well, anything good I said or did there, it will be gone. Likewise any stupid things I said or did. And one or two unhappy experiences - gone.
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby Dr Elwin Ransom » Aug 09, 2015 2:53 pm

I note the old forum is still up ...

Did the bulldozer break down?
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Re: Time to Say Goodbye to the Old Forum

Postby Nellie of Narnia » Sep 06, 2016 12:51 pm

Just took a look at some pages from the old forum (apparently it has not been bulldozed yet). I only became a member of NarniaWeb just over a year before the new forum started in September of 2009. So I was a little involved in the old one, but not very much, sadly.

However, I do have some memories of it, because my mom (johobbit) was quite involved there. It was fun to go back through some of the old pages just now, and see some names of members who were involved back then, many of whom are not currently involved in the new forum. (Ah, memories. :ymdaydream: :) )

Anyway, a huge thanks to Tirian for your commitment to the old forum and the new one, and a fond FAREWELL to the dear old site! :ymhug:

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