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Discussion in 'Indie Related Chat' started by Dan MacDonald, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Dan MacDonald

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    It feels so familiar doesn't it? We blatantly copied the forum structure of the dexterity forums to help people feel at home and also to keep any potential data transfer as simple as possible. We hope to preserve the essence of what made the Dexterity forums and its community so great.

    On behalf of the MikeB, Svero, and myself, I would like to welcome each of you to what we hope will be a resource every bit as beneficial as the Dexterity forums were.
     
  2. jaggu

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    wow. very glad to be here. great work guys. thanks a ton.

    i have about 400mb of dexterity posts - the latest being late april 2004. i dont know how should i send it off to you guys. maybe dump them in a CD and mail to one of the moderators? i can handle postage if its usa/europe

    let me know.
     
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  3. Mark Fassett

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    Almost TOO familiar :)

    Thanks for the effort. Now let's see if it takes me another two years to get to 250 posts...
     
  4. MattInglot

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    Looking good so far. I'm amazed you mobilized this so quickly.
     
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    Guys, I'm glad you did this. We just can't let the community to dissolve! Congratulations, and many thanks.
     
  6. Linusson

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    Shouldn't you disable avatars? I saw some options about it, but maybe it's already disabled or shouldn't be?

    I wanted to change my username and this was a great opportunity to do it.
    I saw that Mike Boeh did change to Retro64 so I wasn't the only one. ;)
     
  7. oNyx

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    Looks good so far :)

    But that reply form has odd (ugly) colors... and I prefer having the author on the left side (reading lines that long is somewhat tiresome).

    Well, I hope this board gets as useful as the old one has been.
     
  8. Chris Evans

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    Hehe, this is eerily similar. Now we just need the Dexterity logo in the upper left corner. :p j/k

    Anyway, great job guys! If you ever need any help just let me know.

    Btw Svero, are you ever going to start doing Indie reviews/interviews on Indiegamer again? :D I enjoyed the interviews you had posted.
     
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  9. Escotia

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    Great job guys. Thanks.
     
  10. luggage

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    *tap tap* one two one two.

    Thanks guys, I'd have had to do some work without forums to distract me.

    Scott
     
  11. Dan MacDonald

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    Yes, the forums are up, but barely. They are running on bone stock settings. When I get home from work I'm going to go through and configure them. I'll the the names over on the side in a nice compact format.
     
  12. milieu

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    One more post, and I can be tied for the all-time posting record. ;)
     
  13. grimreaper

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    Great job ppl!

    I hope we maintain the Dexterity spirit! It is a great community to be part of :)

    Brian Azzopardi
     
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    Thank you guys for doing this. May the spirit of Dexterity never die!
     
  15. Dan MacDonald

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    SteveP posted on the moderator forums on Friday about the impending retirement of the Dexterity forums; naturally we were concerned about loosing the community we have all come to enjoy over the past two and a half years. Neither of us wanted the responsibility of running the forums alone so we called in a few favors, Mike had the available resources (and the cash to buy a permanent license of VBulliten) (thanks again mike) so it all came together.

    Lizardsoft has agreed to reprise his moderator roll over here and we're very happy to have him. I'm very excited, and mostly just plain relieved that the community won't have to fall apart.

    The Dex forums were the single best place to meet other like minded indies on the net. I've even met a few in my area that I wouldn't have met otherwise. I hope that we can continue that here at the indiegamer forums...
     
  16. Siebharinn

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    Yeah, right. Day one, and Dan is already in the lead. :)
     
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    \o/ Long live dexterty.. nice one guys for setting this up.. I don't have many thing to look forward to these days... but losing dexterity forums as well... :eek:
     
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    Thanks to all concerned - excellent work.
     
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    Yep. I just finished rewriting the back end to indiegamer. Its full mysql now with a set of editing pages and so on. I took a long time because my priority always has to be twilight or I dont get to pay the rent and eat. So it's definitely coming back...
     
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    Something isn't quite right...

    Ah! Roll Call should be sticky! B-)
     

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