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[WHS CP] Forums

Day 1,819, 16:59 by Winston Hope Smith


Dear friends and fellow eIrish,

As you all know we are sadly lacking a forum. Time has come to put right this wrong.

However we need to overcome a few things so our forum will have the fullest possible acceptance by all the various factions in eIreland
With this in mind I believe the following points are relevant...

1. The forum must not be hosted by a player
2. The Admin (team) must be players of the highest repute accepted by a large majority

My issue in point 1 is that if the forum is hosted on a players site then we are beholden to that player. If they leave we have to lose the forum and all the history in it. Instead I am recommending we use Zetaboards. Zetaboards will never delete your board, once made they live for ever.



For point 2 I ask that you submit who you think is a person who can command the widest support here. If you have a name please speak to them before submitting their name to me by message.

Together we can rebuild a community on a forum. Where people will register because they trust those with the Admin job and know their log in details will not be abused.


with kindest regards,

Until next time
 

Comments

Sleep is for the weak
Sleep is for the weak Day 1,819, 17:01

Nice initiative :]

orangejuicemmm
orangejuicemmm Day 1,819, 17:37

Here we go agaaaain..

Someone ring Kolshire and tell me we're super super sorry

Anthony Colby
Anthony Colby Day 1,819, 18:50

I would like to see the forum up again. There are some things that PMs and IRC just can't do or are not effective at.

Tibulus
Tibulus Day 1,819, 19:02

Personally do not see the need for a forum. Just one more layer for the serious business role players to get wrapped up in.

Seamus Kellie
Seamus Kellie Day 1,819, 22:14

Having seen the effectiveness of forums on the internet, I'm all for it.

Seanan
Seanan Day 1,820, 00:47

Or, contact the e sim player who could alter an Irish forum to include erepublik.

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,820, 03:30

Link seanan?

Stilpo
Stilpo Day 1,820, 06:41

Despite the failures of forums here in the past I am strongly in favor of this initiative. I have seen forums become wildly successful in other countries (even small ones) and tbh it is one of the things that I miss about them. It may take some lot for the Irish to warm up to the idea, but I believe it is possible if it is done right.

Good luck.

James Keiller
James Keiller Day 1,820, 07:30

To keep role-players under control there should be a committee for the oversight of role-play, with a mandate to limit role-play to an agreed level. The agreed level should be decided by an ad-hoc sub-committee, comprising a Grand Wizard, Deputy Grand Wizard, Recording Officer and other experts who may be co-opted as deemed necessary by the Grand Wizard.

Tibulus
Tibulus Day 1,820, 08:06

James you know someone has read that and thought it was a great idea.... : - /

James Keiller
James Keiller Day 1,820, 08:24

Tib, that would be the Grand Wizard.

Raven Anarcho
Raven Anarcho Day 1,820, 10:36

I'm for it,
voted

orangejuicemmm
orangejuicemmm Day 1,820, 10:48

and I am that Grand Wizard.

asecondchance
asecondchance Day 1,820, 11:38

i am for it!

Sean Power
Sean Power Day 1,820, 12:37

Really looking forward to having a forum again. Really essential tool for the community.

At least all the admin team will have to worry about is moderation rather than email and password security.

MR. PADRAIG PEARSE
MR. PADRAIG PEARSE Day 1,820, 13:05

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggggggg

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,820, 13:24

No suggestions for admin yet

Nogin the nog
Nogin the nog Day 1,820, 14:25

Someone ring Kolshire and tell me we're super super sorry x2, and its still there, just no one using it since it was moved from kolshires site to the present one.

http://ieforums.hobbittown.com/default.aspx?g=forum

AppleMan
AppleMan Day 1,820, 17:52

^This
Though I'll prolly only use it if I absolutely have to

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,821, 03:18

Nogin. In my last term one of the reasons I never got this done is I was waiting for Kolshire to move server

Now I believe that it is best to take players out of it and sort the hosting on a server that will always be there even if a player leaves/goes inactive

If Kolshire would like to be an Admin there I feel she would be the type of person that would receive broad support

Death Awaits
Death Awaits Day 1,821, 06:49

I don't think someone who let down the last forum be a current admin, but that's just me. I'm all for a forum, but I can see the pros and cons to it as well.

Klynn
Klynn Day 1,821, 10:14

I've spoken to Klynn about this, and I submit myself.

Comrade Lovely
Comrade Lovely Day 1,821, 11:34

Am all for forums; they're time tested places for organising and co-ordinating across diverse communities.

Quilly21
Quilly21 Day 1,821, 12:51

i'm for it once it run correctly

orangejuicemmm
orangejuicemmm Day 1,821, 14:14

"If Kolshire would like to be an Admin there I feel she would" - Oh the youth...the youth....

IamGawain
IamGawain Day 1,821, 15:58

Ok Im not saying im the one for this, but I have programming experince for 5 years, and have made websites/forums. I can program php/js/c#/vb/c++/c/mysql/apache, this website probably doesn't require programming but I can maintain a forum, if you want me to I volunteer. I am a player but, the only reason for a admin to go onto a forum is to make sure its running, and updates to do. Thanks for thinking about a forum.
-Gawain
Vice President of IFP 1 day till President
Programmer/Site maker

IamGawain
IamGawain Day 1,821, 15:59

And I would never use other's login info, however someone saying that is hard to accept, so just register with different info, same name. Problem solved :]

-Gawain

 
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