Board Announcement: New Owner

Discussion in 'The Red Room' started by gul, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    I'm sure there are free options out there, but they're probably loaded down with more bloated and intrusive advertising than TBBS.

    The best semi-free option that I'm aware of is hosting your own board and running phpBB. The phpBB software itself is free, and although it takes some configuration, you don't need to know that much -- I was able to do it, and I'm not an IT person by any stretch of the imagination. A domain name and a decent hosting plan can be had on GoDaddy for probably less than $100 a year, although if your board grows to the point where it has a lot of traffic and/or an extensive back catalog, you'll need enterprise-level hosting, which is a lot more expensive. (Also, I don't know how well phpBB deals with scale. My only experience with it was running a very small board for some friends from college that never exceeded 30 members and only lasted a few years, at which point we all just connected on Facebook.)
  2. Faceman

    Faceman Negative Creep

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    That's too bad. He was very important.
  3. mburtonk

    mburtonk mburtonkulous

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    I prefer SMF, but YMMV. For a fee I could even host.
  4. Chuck

    Chuck Go Giants!

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    He was swallowed? :polarslam2:
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  5. Rimjob Bob

    Rimjob Bob Wordforge's Least Competent Wokelord

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    I think we should have free elections at WF. @Anna, what's your position on the White Room?
  6. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne 1/06 Was An Inside Job Formerly Important

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    As I'm no longer in the Navy nor do I use work computers to browse WF, I'm all for that. :shrug:
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  7. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    Just to help the poorly educated, anna has an ego, but she has a thick skin around it and it is not easily deflated or hurt. You are welcome for that little bit of education.
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  8. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    My condolences on your new position and all the new whining and blame that will accompany it.
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  9. gturner

    gturner Banned

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    What worries me about the change is that Anna hasn't been an owner of a major media outlet like WF before, and suddenly she's going to find herself at events with Mark Zuckerberg, Evan Spiegal, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks. What will she wear?
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  10. Demiurge

    Demiurge Goodbye and Hello, as always.

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    All hail our black naval overlord!
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  11. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

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    POTN is blind?
  12. Demiurge

    Demiurge Goodbye and Hello, as always.

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    He didn't listen to his mother.
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  13. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne 1/06 Was An Inside Job Formerly Important

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    Had eye surgery eight years ago around the time he left the staff to negbomb face.
  14. mburtonk

    mburtonk mburtonkulous

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    Has anyone noticed that Anna is far, far better at this than Tamar? :calli:
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  15. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    I still have everybody's nude pics, so we can copu - er, populate the forum quickly.
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  16. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    So... Annarchives then?
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  17. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Hair growing from his palms?
  18. Faceman

    Faceman Negative Creep

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    That's not a compliment.
  19. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    That was an awesome comeback. However do you think up such witty jibes?
  20. Faceman

    Faceman Negative Creep

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    Do you know who Tamar is? No. Then STFU.
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  21. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne 1/06 Was An Inside Job Formerly Important

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    I can try and invite her back. I think she'd get a kick outta him. :) :cool:
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  22. Faceman

    Faceman Negative Creep

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    He's such a fucking tool. Constantly missing his mark. Master troll!!!!
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  23. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    The board was really slow last night. All I could think was that Anna had her chair leg on the wire or something. Dern noob.
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  24. Dinner

    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    I don't think anyone has answered the question of what a one quarter share of this site costs especially since it is probably a net money loser. I like the place and am glad some people are willing to sink some (maybe $100 a year?) of their hard earned cash into keeping it running but... The question still needs to be asked.
  25. Dinner

    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    She is the creepy chick who used to stalk my internet posts and post my personal information here without my permission. Fortunately, she stopped doing that some time before she finally pulled up stakes and ran away. :P

    Oh, and I also think she helped Volpone make a parallel version of this site prior to her leaving because she was convinced the place would fall apart without her and that the new owners couldn't be trusted.
  26. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    OP my however did I not see your greatness. STFU? Did you just come up with that all on your own? I am humbled by your outrageous mocking jibes. You have obviously won the internet with that arsenal at your disposal.
  27. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    You do know what happens when two villains get together? Feel free to back up your badass. Just do not come crying to me when your master plan falls apart because you are not skilled enough to make puppets out of your enemies.
  28. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    Oh, is that all. Low grade attack. If I were to start fucking with someone I would start sending their mindless embarassing chatter to their friends and families employers. It seems that when an employee ends up getting drama of one of their friends spammed to their managers people get fired. I started out playing expose a troll back in my usenet netcop days. I have play on levels that are extremely destructive. If you put another really good troll next to me we might just discover we have similar grievances and become friends. It has happened in the past.

    But that is all in the past, and why the fuck would you even want to have such games played here? It is nasty and people get hurt, and I am really not mad at anyone in that way anymore.
  29. Nautica

    Nautica Probably a Dual

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    About tree-fiddy!
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  30. Faceman

    Faceman Negative Creep

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    Could you redo your post in English?