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[News] AmigaONE forum closingANN.lu
Posted on 23-Nov-2000 15:47 GMT by Christian Kemp15 comments
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Henrik Mikael Kristensen writes: The Amiga One forum at www.amiga.com is closing on 1st december due to an unacceptable amount of spam and obscene messages submitted to the forum lately. Whether a new and more secure forum will open is unknown. The webmaster refers to the spam-free forum at amiga.org, where it is possible to discuss in a more civilized manner.
AmigaONE forum closing : Comment 1 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Kojak on 22-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
I've suggested to use vBulletin (www.vbulletin.com), it's a PHP3/MySQL Bulletin Board and much faster than UBB, but apparently the webmaster wasn't interested...
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Posted by Paul McCord on 22-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
What a disappointment. Further prooof that however well meaning most of us are, there are some idiots out there who badly need to grow up.
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Posted by victor # on 22-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
Hmm, just some other site should be created where these idiots can meet and tell their bullshit, instead of infecting other better sites...
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Posted by Anonymous on 23-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
Annother TeamAmiga news list!
An absolutly brilliant idea - have experts including Dave Haynie write articles and answer questions on a low volume mailing list which would also give news.
Something precious, of great value to the community, wrecked by morons, idiots and compulsive obssessives.
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Posted by Anonymous on 23-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
Thanks to the idiots who don't know how to
behave themselves.
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Posted by Ben on 23-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
There were many offenders but I am sure it wouldnt suprise anyone to hear that a certain Shawn McOwen was piddling around there...
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Posted by Dan on 23-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
It was a GREAT resource at first and it was my top Amiga site to visit for awhile. I noticed that it was completely ruined by a few regulars who felt it necessary to post garbage time and time again. It was fun while it lasted. It was so great to get info from someone from Amiga who was only known as ".." who used to answer every question. I noticed even he gave up writing anything on the board...
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Posted by DanDude on 23-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
Yup, it's all SlimShady's fault. I remember him back on irc....outta control.
Tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk. Wonder how he'll be welcome in other forums and irc
channels, now that world knows his terrible troubles? heheheheh.
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Posted by James Whelan on 24-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
Maybe I'm in denial but I'm still not convinced that the board *is* closing.
As I said in a recent posting to the Amiga One forum, it would surely have made much more sense for the webmaster to post an official notice on the Amiga Inc. site itself as opposed to the forum. Given the fact that there's been so much messing about on the board he must have realised the inherent problem with posting a message telling us that the forum is closing, namely that we really don't know who's who.
But as yet there's been nothing.
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Posted by Ted Wallingford on 25-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (James Whelan):
Keen thinking.. I have received no word to shut down the message board, although I am beginning to think this (mine too) community is mobbed by idiots.
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Posted by James Whelan on 25-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Ted Wallingford):
I was beginning to think the same but I really think that the majority of visitors to the forum are geunine and that it's only a handful of morons who feel the need to spoil it for everybody else.
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Posted by Donovan Reeve on 25-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (James Whelan):
I agree. I think it is only a reletively few troublemakers,
some of whome seem to get around to several places.
I would say that they act like they are only about two years
old, but two-year-olds aren't that selfish and moronic, I know
as I have three kids. :)
I wouldn't even be surprised if some of them aren't even
actually Amiga users, and i KNOW they aren't Amigans.
We had trouble with spammers at another forum a while back
who were actually stuck on another platform (which I shall not
name) and who just thought it was cool to mess up our discussions.
Donovan Reeve (bubby@inebraska.com)
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Posted by slimshady on 26-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (DanDude):
Actually, you should consider yourself one of the spammers.
I've never been on IRC. I am however an old time Amigan who remembers
more about the Amiga than you;ll probably ever know. The fact is, too many people wanna believe all this bs being fed them from Amiga.
Please point out where I have 'spammed', versus the typical Amigan such as Cpt. Future.......
Save it bucko, Amiga is pretty sad if it can't institute a simple forum for its premier product.
So much for revolutionizing the world, eh?
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Posted by James Whelan on 26-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (slimshady):
I don't think there was anything wrong with having an unmoderated forum.
Amiga assumed that the remaining Amiga users were a mature bunch who would use the board for genuine discussion, intelligent discussions and questions as opposed to childish name calling, posting garbage under other people's names and obscene comments. Sadly for them, but even more sadly for us, they were wrong.
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Posted by Bill McEwen on 29-Nov-2000 23:00 GMT
Who comes up with this stuff. First we are being purcahsed by Microsoft, and now we are closing our AmigaOne forums.
If I have said it once I have said it a thousand times.
If we do not say it, it is not true.
We are NOT closing the forums.
Although we could if we wanted to :-).
Bill McEwen
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