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XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 10:11 PM
Technical problems with these boards seem to be chronic and I'm starting to lose faith in a proper fix. It seems ridiculous to have to battle to post, search, use scripts, etc. etc. Let's face it, web-based forums are hardly the bleeding edge of interent technology.

SO I want your advice - what would be a good board to migrate to? I know there are several other thriving Il2/FB based discussions going on - do you think there are any that could replace this one as the centre of gravity of the community?

The only reason that I persist with these boards is good job the mods do. But that aside, the party happens where the community is. It doesn't have to be on the Ubi site. What do you think, guys? Worth considering packing up the tents and reconvening elsewhere?

XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 10:11 PM
Technical problems with these boards seem to be chronic and I'm starting to lose faith in a proper fix. It seems ridiculous to have to battle to post, search, use scripts, etc. etc. Let's face it, web-based forums are hardly the bleeding edge of interent technology.

SO I want your advice - what would be a good board to migrate to? I know there are several other thriving Il2/FB based discussions going on - do you think there are any that could replace this one as the centre of gravity of the community?

The only reason that I persist with these boards is good job the mods do. But that aside, the party happens where the community is. It doesn't have to be on the Ubi site. What do you think, guys? Worth considering packing up the tents and reconvening elsewhere?

XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 10:19 PM
The community will be here till the boards close down all together...some will come and go but it will be here till that happens. If you want a slightly different flavor go here.. http://www.sim-outhouse.com but it wont replace these forums unless they just become so unmanageable that no one CAN post here.


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XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 10:24 PM
I think you're right, bearcat. The main thing that'll keep these boards alive is that newbie new blood will keep pitching up here. It just frustrates the hell out of me that it's seemingly impossible to get the forums working with a semblance of reliability - I feel like we're being taken for mugs.

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XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 10:32 PM
I used to be a regular poster on the GT Interactive forums back in the Unreal/UT days and quite a community grew from there. The parent company started cracking down too hard and everyone got fed up and moved to their own page called the "GTF refugee camp" on Tournament.com forums.

No reason why it couldn't happen here other than a general apathy on everybody's part to spur a mass exodus outta here. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Ubi forums have got to be the worst I've ever seen, technically speaking.



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XyZspineZyX
06-25-2003, 10:38 PM
By the way, thanks for the pointer to Sim Outhouse. LeadSpitter's thread (http://www.sim-outhouse.com/forums/showthread.php?s=bbba0837d9abd49f1772157d672a99e1&threadid=7468) immediately caught my eye - I'm clearly not the only one who feels the way I do.

XyZspineZyX
06-26-2003, 06:37 PM
If you want serious discussion with people who actually know what they are talking about then try here : www.simhq.com (http://www.simhq.com)

I'm getting bored of the name-calling/personal attacks and BS advice from "Aces" on these boards. I only stick around in the vain hope I can help someone, one day /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
06-26-2003, 06:39 PM
Im at the end of my rope with ubi, I been visiting www.sim-outhouse.com (http://www.sim-outhouse.com) alot. Good solid working forums with the ability to add in your own avtars, great community too.

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XyZspineZyX
06-26-2003, 06:40 PM
The only thing that will keep this board alive is an OFF-TOPIC forum!

How many threads have been recycled in the past months, over and over again with the same BS. The lounge use to be a place to come for a laugh and while you were there you'd slip on over to the GD and maybe help a newbie or 2. Those obtuse questions always seemed more palatable after a good dose of fun. Now it's about as fun as church and not the kind that plays with snakes and stuff, I mean the real boring ones.

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XyZspineZyX
06-26-2003, 06:45 PM
R_Mutt wrote:
- The only thing that will keep this board alive is an
- OFF-TOPIC forum!

Agreed Muttsky!

Hey I decided to join the "movement" even though prohibited to do so! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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BlitzPig_Rock
06-26-2003, 06:47 PM
IBTL_IATB wrote:
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- R_Mutt wrote:
-- The only thing that will keep this board alive is an
-- OFF-TOPIC forum!
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- Agreed Muttsky!
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- Hey I decided to join the "movement" even though
- prohibited to do so! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
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- src="http://users.urbi.com.br/leocosta/forums/free
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Hi Nero.

You realise this probably wont speed up your unbanning any /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
06-26-2003, 06:49 PM
Man, these boards suck.


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XyZspineZyX
06-26-2003, 06:54 PM
I know that Rock... don't worry http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif