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I probably won't go. I didn't go to Dude's forum, I didn't go to the WW Discord. I'm on the Escapist because I'm stubborn and don't like change. A handful of people doesn't really sound like enough to make things interesting either.

Also, signatures? Not a chance.

Souplex said:
There's the door.
Why don't you give us a demonstration on how it works, just so we know.
 

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I'm good, m8.

Discord kinda functions similarly at this point and I'm only really here out of habit.

But best of luck if ya go that route.
 

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LostGryphon said:
I'm good, m8.

Discord kinda functions similarly at this point
Not really, m8.

Discord is IRC 2.0. As such, there's no archive. And it doesn't lend itself well at all to topics that require a long thought out response because everyone's trying to get their response in.
 

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And even further, when I get back, I plan to buy a license for XenForo on top of everything else and really pimp it out.
Good choice
XenForo forums are amazing

Having said that, if this is what you want, you will have experienced something FEW people on the internet can say to have experienced. The freedom to truly post whatever you wish within actually reasonable rules.
I feel like Kiwifarms beat you to it but best of luck to ya
 

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I feel like Kiwifarms beat you to it but best of luck to ya
Eh, I feel like KF is more about "lolcow" bullshit, honestly.

Hopefully, Arnox can maintain a forum that doesn't get involved in such things.
 

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Gauche said:
I feel like Kiwifarms beat you to it but best of luck to ya
Kiwifarms instantly fails the tests I have unfortunately as it's hosted in the US. ALL hosting for my forum is done way out in the Netherlands. Safe from any stupid legal threats and frivolous corporate copyright takedown bullshit. My host has also proven themselves to be awesome at mitigating DDoS attacks. They're incredible and I'm thinking about giving them more money.

And also, Kiwifarms does not have the aims that my site has. Although I'm giving it to you guys as a replacement for WW, I intend it to be a full-fledged replacement for a site dedicated to freedom of speech and information that was shut down long ago.

American Tanker said:
Hopefully, Arnox can maintain a forum that doesn't get involved in such things.
My site is not about laughing at people, no. I mean, you CAN laugh at people all you want to on there, but yeah.

I think the big problem right now is that people don't really know what to expect. Perhaps that's my fault as I didn't post a screenshot or anything whatsoever.

Along with the Recent Threads bar right at the top, my site is built with these sub-forums. Reading through them should give you a very good idea of what we're about.

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Drathnoxis said:
I probably won't go. I didn't go to Dude's forum, I didn't go to the WW Discord. I'm on the Escapist because I'm stubborn and don't like change. A handful of people doesn't really sound like enough to make things interesting either.

Also, signatures? Not a chance.
Always a little sad to hear you say that, you're one of the few posters whose posts I actually enjoy reading.
But then again, you'll always be sticking around here so...

Arnoxthe1 said:
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I probably wouldn't be much of an active poster, but I'd join nonetheless.
 

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Im not sure how comfortable I would be following someone who doesnt even have domain over their own username, Arnoxthe2
 

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Elijin said:
Im not sure how comfortable I would be following someone who doesnt even have domain over their own username, Arnoxthe2
Beggars can't be choosers.
 

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Elijin said:
Well, Im a chooser, so I guess Im not a beggar.
Suffer under tyranny then.

Or make your own forum. Which I'd actually welcome completely. It would take all the work off my shoulders. :) Please do.
 

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Elijin said:
Well, Im a chooser, so I guess Im not a beggar.
Suffer under tyranny then.

Or make your own forum. Which I'd actually welcome completely. It would take all the work off my shoulders. :) Please do.
I did that years ago, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of you.
 

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Elijin said:
I did that years ago, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of you.
And is it hosted off-shore, dedicated to freedom of speech and information, having good and well-configured forum software, as well as quality hosting which can support anywhere from 1 to over 1,000 active members at once not to mention DDoS mitigation?
 

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Nope, its dedicated the board games and tabletop and pen and paper and card games and forum games and video games and mostly comprised of people who just wanna enjoy their hobby and get along.
 

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Elijin said:
Nope, its dedicated the board games and tabletop and pen and paper and card games and forum games and video games and mostly comprised of people who just wanna enjoy their hobby and get along.
So almost completely redundant to the Escapist then. Got it.

You gonna sign up or not, boyo?
 

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I'd definitely check it out.
Me too, just kind of curious about it. Can't promise I'd be super active if I joined, used to be reasonably active here until things started to die off.

Only come here now and then out of habit, that and the escapist is still one of my home pages. Part of me doesn't want to remove it. It'd be like deleting this 9 year part of my life in a strange way.
 

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Drathnoxis said:
I probably won't go. I didn't go to Dude's forum, I didn't go to the WW Discord. I'm on the Escapist because I'm stubborn and don't like change. A handful of people doesn't really sound like enough to make things interesting either.

Also, signatures? Not a chance.

Souplex said:
There's the door.
Why don't you give us a demonstration on how it works, just so we know.
Naw, I'll stand by my forum while all the Nazis, Weebs, and toxic people leave. It's better that way.
 

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Souplex said:
Drathnoxis said:
I probably won't go. I didn't go to Dude's forum, I didn't go to the WW Discord. I'm on the Escapist because I'm stubborn and don't like change. A handful of people doesn't really sound like enough to make things interesting either.

Also, signatures? Not a chance.

Souplex said:
There's the door.
Why don't you give us a demonstration on how it works, just so we know.
Naw, I'll stand by my forum while all the Nazis, Weebs, and toxic people leave. It's better that way.
Only because you couldn't get people to migrate to your subreddit. :p