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Very important message regarding the forums

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Greetings from the Dens! I'm not exactly sure the best place to put this, but hoping everyone will see it.

We have attempted in the past to update these forums to the latest PHP and something else way too technical for me to understand. I've had a couple people work on it and we've been told that it really can't be done. So eventually through the laws of dying software, this site will stop working. We are working on backing up all the info here so that it won't be lost, but you should expect these to one day not be working.

With that in mind, a couple of months back, Troll Chuck Baboonski helped us set up our Discord Server, and frankly, we love it. We have as many channels as we want, they are all easy to use, easy to maneuver and understand and we have talk channels, gaming channels, you name it. And the community is around 300 strong and growing everyday. We have Friday Night Nerd Casts hosted by Epi Camacho and places to get help on almost anything.

We would love to have all of you come join us in the new Discord Forums. We Trolls are very active in there; it's one piece of technology that has come out that we all agree is welcome. So please join us. Use this invitation link and come say hi!: https://discord.gg/jy6us48

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The FORUMS will be down during the next hour as we roll through the upgrades.. When they come back the cool green STYLE will likely be broken. Don't PANIC. I will post an update when we get to that point.


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So I was premature in the fact of the forums being out of date. Thanks to @mgtremaine for helping us get this back going! Though I do want to stress we would love to see all of you over at the Discord server! Thanks, Tim

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Discord is fine , but offers neither the format, nor the functionality of the forums.

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I understand. And as long as we can securely update and keep the forums going we will. We would just love to see people come join us on Discord.

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Oh I'm there. I don't post much, but I look at the content daily. I just think the way the forum is set up is easier to follow.

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Forums are also good for LEGACY. Discord is basically IRC - as soon as it's off the screen by more than a few lines people forget about things and there is no real search functionality to speak of.

With a forum you can search for a post/thread and it is here ad infinitum. Keep the forums for proper discussions. Discord is your telephone service, forums are your love letters.

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Bifford wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:02 am
Forums are also good for LEGACY. Discord is basically IRC - as soon as it's off the screen by more than a few lines people forget about things and there is no real search functionality to speak of.

With a forum you can search for a post/thread and it is here ad infinitum. Keep the forums for proper discussions. Discord is your telephone service, forums are your love letters.
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Maybe i don't fully understand Discord (never been on one), but forums are better for more than just legacy and storage (actually related to legacy now that i think about it). Some of us can't check in regularly. We check the forums, say, once a week, read up on all the topics of interest, reply accordingly, and then check in again a week later. One can't do that in Discord (at least as how i understand it works...)

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As a new convert (2 years) to C&C, the data in these forums is irreplaceable. Being able to search, return a list of TOPICS, and then read the responses is invaluable. Rule explanations, variations, stats for custom monsters... please save this data for future me.

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