Okay, WHERE TF did all the forums go?

The Question

Eternal
This seems like a dumb move.

To invoke Occam's Razor: The hypothesis with the fewest unnecessary variables is the most likely to be correct.

Therefore: "It seems like a dumb move because it IS a dumb move." seems most likely to be correct.
 

Mentalist

Administrator
Staff member
The very second I first read that, I had a real good eye booger going on and thought it said, "Don't drive an angry!"

Naturally, I wondered what model year that car was. Pictured Menty driving a 1997 Saturn Angry.
I'm one eye on my phone and one the on the kerb.
 

Mentalist

Administrator
Staff member
I tell you what. If someone can link me to three threads from the active forums that were archived, let's say, from the last half-decade, that engendered real conversation without the threat of over moderation, (the point of the website) and actually borne some interesting discussion that wasn't based on flinging shit based on race, sexuality or creed I'll hold off nuking the whole thing.

You have until I wake up.
 

The Question

Eternal
Y'know... persona aside, speaking in a rare state of candor, here: I looked back through the Speak Freely archives to give a proper answer to that challenge.

With all the necro'd threads down there, it's like walking into the back yard to see that the dog has torn the whole damn thing up. No grass, just holes and piles.

Fuck it.

Nuke the whole thing.
 

Mentalist

Administrator
Staff member
Y'know... persona aside, speaking in a rare state of candor, here: I looked back through the Speak Freely archives to give a proper answer to that challenge.

With all the necro'd threads down there, it's like walking into the back yard to see that the dog has torn the whole damn thing up. No grass, just holes and piles.

Fuck it.

Nuke the whole thing.

When I took control of TK I was a 26-year-old idealistic cunt. I'm still a cunt but I'm 12 years older and this forum sits on my server that is the basis of my continuing business. I'm getting pretty tired of seeing borderline touchy shit I have to worry about prospective clients stumbling upon because I host it. That idealism is still a thing though. I have been banned from more sites than I have had hot dinners because I pushed some idiot the wrong way. I'll never be that guy but I have to reevaluate what this site looks like considering it's hosted by someone who has a lot more to lose than the 26-year old that took control of it in 2009.

And beyond that, holy shit, Speak Freely is a mess.
 

The Question

Eternal
Speaking frankly and just for myself, I'd rather see The Legendary Troll Kingdom gone than mutate into something it wasn't created to be.

My suggestion? 100% rebrand and repurpose.

Maybe just make the Mine Field the entirety of the board. Alternatively, lock visibility of the forums with "spicy" content to members-only access. Only people who want to see what's in there will be able to see what's in there.

That said: I can't think of a single constructive purpose served by having TK on your business server. If you were to shitcan the entire thing, I wouldn't say you weren't in the right to do it.
 

Mentalist

Administrator
Staff member
Speaking frankly and just for myself, I'd rather see The Legendary Troll Kingdom gone than mutate into something it wasn't created to be.

My suggestion? 100% rebrand and repurpose.

Maybe just make the Mine Field the entirety of the board. Alternatively, lock visibility of the forums with "spicy" content to members-only access. Only people who want to see what's in there will be able to see what's in there.

It's all under review. The forum rearrangement is temporary until I decide on some better options. I'm pretty tired of some of the shit that goes for content here and it affects me directly as the host. My options will always fall on the side of least resistance but this place has been in need of a facelift for a while and since I have a minute to actually spend time on some upgrades to the software over the next couple of weeks I'll also be looking at some other things. It's no more complicated than that.
 

jack

The Legendary Troll Kingdom
Mentalist said:
I tell you what. If someone can link me to three threads from the active forums that were archived, let's say, from the last half-decade, that engendered real conversation without the threat of over moderation, (the point of the website) and actually borne some interesting discussion that wasn't based on flinging shit based on race, sexuality or creed I'll hold off nuking the whole thing.

You have until I wake up.

Are you awake yet?
 

Mentalist

Administrator
Staff member
Yes. SF and a few other forums are back on the main listing for now. I'm still mulling over how things are going to be organized. The forum will be updated shortly as well. If the whole site is down that'll be why.
 

jack

The Legendary Troll Kingdom
Well, do your thing. I'm surprised that you host this on your work computer. No wonder you get a little stressed.

You need some help with the hosting? For privacy I mean. You shouldn't be exposing yourself to compromise in your career over this messageboard.
 

Oerdin

Member
Well, it certainly is a radical shift. As it all shakes out though, I'm beginning to see the wisdom of some of it.

I can kind of see wisdom of closing a bunch of inactive forums in order to concentrate activity in fewer remaining forums. That isn't bad. The stated problem was one member bumping old threads. I am not sure why that is so terrible. Also, why kill active threads (such as Volpone's jobs thread) by putting them in the archieves?
 

The Question

Eternal
You shouldn't be exposing yourself to compromise in your career over this messageboard.

My thought exactly. I had been under the assumption that this board was hosted somewhere less easily tied to Menty himself. I'd probably have kept things a good deal more moderate, had I known that before, considering the U.K.'s less-than-liberal stance on expression.
 

blackfoot NAP

King Of Bling
don't worry peoples, this is a temporally thing that happens every 4 years. trollkingdom will be restored as soon as possible. its that time for a new and improve web-site.


Yes. SF and a few other forums are back on the main listing for now. I'm still mulling over how things are going to be organized. The forum will be updated shortly as well. If the whole site is down that'll be why.



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blackfoot NAP

King Of Bling
I can kind of see wisdom of closing a bunch of inactive forums in order to concentrate activity in fewer remaining forums. That isn't bad. The stated problem was one member bumping old threads. I am not sure why that is so terrible. Also, why kill active threads (such as Volpone's jobs thread) by putting them in the archieves?


well said brother, well spoken. we all know the member who was guilty of that....say his name.
 
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