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Old 07-11-2022, 09:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If I do join, I might have to change my username. Proboards wouldn't accept rubber soul. Apparently that's already in use somewhere.
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Why the hideous colour omg

Seriously though, that's a nice effort, thanks
I really like the cool blue color of MB. It feels inviting and relaxed. Any way we could get something like that Trolls?
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:42 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I see that the journal section is quite active over there.

If you need a fancy banner, lmk.
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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IMO the community here SHOULD move. It's been discussed. I hosted my own forum candidate back in the day and I also think we discussed moving to another music forum.

Some reasons:
  • This site could definitely just disappear one day
  • Without ownership / control, we can't really develop the site
  • It has ****ty spambot protection
  • We KNOW owners don't give enough **** to update forum software or anything
One day the forum will just be gone and you'll have no idea if the site is gonna come back up or not.

It's also a big part of why I don't wanna be a moderator. If I care about something, I wanna work on it and improve it. Musicbanter, as it is, does not reward that sort of ambition. Advameg is basically exploiting us, especially the moderators who work to keep this place spam free so that it can potentially still generate a few ad clicks,.

So I say move to a different forum and let the bots take over.
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:11 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Music Banter in 2025:

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Old 07-11-2022, 10:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Of course, there is no guarantee Proboards (the company Trolls is dealing with) will be around forever either plus we'll likely have to deal with ads and the other usual aggravations.


And some of us may have to change our usernames or maybe add numbers. I saw the overall count somewhere, but Proboard membership (they have thousands of boards overall) are in the millions.
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Of course, there is no guarantee Proboards (the company Trolls is dealing with) will be around forever either plus we'll likely have to deal with ads and the other usual aggravations.


And some of us may have to change our usernames or maybe add numbers. I saw the overall count somewhere, but Proboard membership (they have thousands of boards overall) are in the millions.
We'll have to make a backup for our backup. We need more than a RAID 1 setup. I suggest Plankton spins up a server that will host backup site #2 in his closet. Our future may be beholden to Plankton, but at least it won't be beholden to a faceless corporation.
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I know we've talked about doing this before. Props for actually doing it.

And also props for creating a unique sub-section dedicated to just your journals.

I'll sign up tomorrow or something.
Yeah it wasn't a vanity thing. I wanted to do it here too; just to keep my journals separate so they don't keep elbowing those of others off the first page.
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if city-data going so will this place I think

edit: this place looks hella sketchy signing up lol
Can you give me details? It's years since I signed up (didn't realise I had until yesterday when I tried to sign up and was told I was already a member)
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If I do join, I might have to change my username. Proboards wouldn't accept rubber soul. Apparently that's already in use somewhere.
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I really like the cool blue color of MB. It feels inviting and relaxed. Any way we could get something like that Trolls?
No problemo

Edit: try that now.
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IMO the community here SHOULD move. It's been discussed. I hosted my own forum candidate back in the day and I also think we discussed moving to another music forum.

Some reasons:
  • This site could definitely just disappear one day
  • Without ownership / control, we can't really develop the site
  • It has ****ty spambot protection
  • We KNOW owners don't give enough **** to update forum software or anything
One day the forum will just be gone and you'll have no idea if the site is gonna come back up or not.

It's also a big part of why I don't wanna be a moderator. If I care about something, I wanna work on it and improve it. Musicbanter, as it is, does not reward that sort of ambition. Advameg is basically exploiting us, especially the moderators who work to keep this place spam free so that it can potentially still generate a few ad clicks,.

So I say move to a different forum and let the bots take over.
You want a job? Yeah I remember you talking about this in another incarnation (Tore?) but nobody was interested. I'm still not saying move, though it's not off the table, but more have somewhere to move to if we're forced to. I mean, we don't all want to come here one day and find the door's locked and there's a sign on it saying OUT OF BUSINESS. Banging on the door: "Where's my ****ing stuff? I left threads and journals in there!"

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Of course, there is no guarantee Proboards (the company Trolls is dealing with) will be around forever either plus we'll likely have to deal with ads and the other usual aggravations.


And some of us may have to change our usernames or maybe add numbers. I saw the overall count somewhere, but Proboard membership (they have thousands of boards overall) are in the millions.
Yeah of course there's no guarantee. There's no guarantee of anything. I suppose if we were serious about this we'd need to look at a paid forum, but I doubt anyone's interested in shelling out for that, so for now, this is our best bet.
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We'll have to make a backup for our backup. We need more than a RAID 1 setup. I suggest Plankton spins up a server that will host backup site #2 in his closet. Our future may be beholden to Plankton, but at least it won't be beholden to a faceless corporation.
I'm way ahead of you. There's already a triple-encrypted and locked copy circling a singularity out by the Horsehead Nebula.
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:46 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I once hosted a website from a Win98 box and a dial-up modem using Netzero (back when it actually was zero $ to use) and some free hosting site, so yeah I'm all about it. lol No way hosay.
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:47 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I got in. Just modified the name to rubbersoul. All is well
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