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We're launching a new forum
« on: November 27, 2019, 12:00:42 pm »
We've been on our current forum for something like 11-12 years by my best guess, but we've hit a dead end in terms of what the software can do.  Couple that with some technical issues we've come across in the last little that don't have an easy resolution and it's finally time to move on.

Beginning today, I'd encourage everyone to go to the new forum and register for an account:

https://forums.orangewhoopass.com

Just FYI, user accounts over there work kind of like Twitter: you have a username that always stays the same (e.g. @YourUsername), but you also have a display name that can be entirely different (e.g. "Jomboy <<< Zapruder") and changed whenever you want.

Once you get registered over there, you'll find in the new TZ a post that outlines how the new forum works and what it can do.  Both forums will run in parallel for a couple of weeks, then we'll disable posting on this forum.  It wouldn't hurt to start updating your bookmarks now, though.

Unfortunately, we're unable to take our full backlog of forum content with us; for the first time since 2004 we're starting with a clean slate.  I hope you'll think it's worth the tradeoff, though.  This forum is not going away - it'll stay up like this for a while, then probably live on in some other form or fashion that can be browsed but not logged into.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 03:30:27 pm »
Now what? Not sure I like this.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 06:12:06 pm »
Now what?

Start posting over there.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 06:15:58 pm »
Start posting over there.

I think this change will run me off.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 06:23:24 pm »
I think this change will run me off.

Not allowed. Sorry.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 06:31:11 pm »
I do not  tweet.. sounds scary
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 06:43:42 pm »
I think this change will run me off.

Why?

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 07:01:37 pm »
I think this change will run me off.

The Astros,  and by extension OWA, are at a crucial point that will determine whether the great teardown and rebuild will have lasting a effect or whether they'll go away meekly so that the Yankees,  BoSox, and Dojers can reclaim what they've hemorrhaged money to try to obtain.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 07:23:15 pm »
New site looks great, I post on another board that uses the same format.  Took a few days to get used to it, but it is fantastic.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 07:28:10 pm »
The Astros,  and by extension OWA, are at a crucial point that will determine whether the great teardown and rebuild will have lasting a effect or whether they'll go away meekly so that the Yankees,  BoSox, and Dojers can reclaim what they've hemorrhaged money to try to obtain.

All hands on deck. The enemy is all about us.  If Waldo says we're heading to MySpace then by God that's where we'll head.

Unfortunately, this is not a matter of wanting to try something new, or even a choice of keep this format or move to a new one. It's move to a new format or the forum dies.  The current software is simply outdated and is no longer supported. Waldo has held this one together with pine tar and bat tape until we could get something new set up, but it's simply not sustainable.  We'll have to get used to something else. I'm certain we will.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 07:30:28 pm »
The Astros,  and by extension OWA, are at a crucial point that will determine whether the great teardown and rebuild will have lasting a effect or whether they'll go away meekly so that the Yankees,  BoSox, and Dojers can reclaim what they've hemorrhaged money to try to obtain.

All hands on deck. The enemy is all about us.  If Waldo says we're heading to MySpace then by God that's where we'll head.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2019, 07:33:08 pm »
Unfortunately, this is not a matter of wanting to try something new, or even a choice of keep this format or move to a new one. It's move to a new format or the forum dies.  The current software is simply outdated and is no longer supported. Waldo has held this one together with pine tar and bat tape until we could get something new set up, but it's simply not sustainable.  We'll have to get used to something else. I'm certain we will.

The current software also poses a greater security risk the longer we use it.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2019, 08:15:18 pm »
The current software also poses a greater security risk the longer we use it.

So you're saying you can't keep Mike Fiers from posting here?
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2019, 10:42:37 pm »
So you're saying you can't keep Mike Fiers from posting here?

Fiers, Jason Hirsh's mom, etc.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2019, 12:16:30 pm »
Not gunna lie... I’m scared of the change.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We’re all one day closer to the end of the void.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2019, 03:02:00 pm »
is the new forum working? I've signed up but I just get that little broken circle going around and around. I've stared at it for hours and nothing has happened worth a damn.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2019, 04:45:57 pm »
is the new forum working? I've signed up but I just get that little broken circle going around and around. I've stared at it for hours and nothing has happened worth a damn.
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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2019, 06:50:35 am »
is the new forum working? I've signed up but I just get that little broken circle going around and around. I've stared at it for hours and nothing has happened worth a damn.

I'm having the same problem.  It works on a mobile device, but never loads on the desktop.  I hope that can get fixed. 
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2019, 09:03:18 am »
I'm having the same problem.  It works on a mobile device, but never loads on the desktop.  I hope that can get fixed.

I only use a desktop for OWA.

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Re: We're launching a new forum
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2019, 09:28:55 am »
I only use a desktop for OWA.

I don't know if it's a browser issue or what.  Perhaps Waldo can help us out here. 
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.