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Post  Damxge on Sat May 26, 2012 12:33 am

So as you guys know, I've been looking into adding a new theme, and a shocking tidbit of info has thrown itself ruthlessly into my face. I cannot transfer the forum.
Meaning, as I had been secretly planning on setting up a vbulletin or CSS forum and converting all files over to it before routing this address to it and purchasing a domain; I wouldn't be able to transfer topics, userfiles, postcounts, or stats, we would be starting over almost completely. I could manually transfer some of the more popular RPGs and such, but the stats would be screwed.

So I'd like to send a big f*ck you to forumotion!

I have two options here, abandon the endeavor and purchase a domain for this forum and pray the browsers recognize it as a legitimate forum, or, go through the trouble of setting up the second forum and hope its not a waste of money.

So I'm sure your sitting there, "Why the hell do we have to screw with what's not broken?" Well, let me put it like this: People don't like freeforums. They think its stupid, cheap, and 'noobish', mainly because its free and anyone can make one. It take so much more for a freeforum to become successful than it does for a paid/subscribed forum. I am personally shocked that this forum has actually gotten seven active members (thanxz guiz), but if we want to become popular among the literature community, we've gotta either start advertising heavily (which I already do, and I know inSYNC does as well), or get a domain and try to move our name further up on the search engine lists.

This will hinge on how many views we get in a day, how many members we have, and how many posts there are on the forum, we're nearing one hundred members, which will shoot us up above alot of the other freeforums out there, but we'll still be far behind others.

So here's the user input part. Do we need a new forum? This one functions fine and we've got a good thing going, do we really need to risk wrecking that just to get higher up on a list? Or should we just double down and try to get the name of the forum out there?

So, this is completely up to you guys. I will happily purchase a domain for this forum, but I have to know you guys will put the effort into getting more members so I'm not losing my moneys.

That's it, just something to ponder on. If anyone is confused or needs clarification, just say so.

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Re: Some Possibly Devastating Changes

Post  cyclonecasey on Sat May 26, 2012 11:13 am

I, personally, love this site JUST the way it is!
So many of the few good things in my life have been destroyed by changing too much, or becoming overly popular, and I'm content as a cucumber to leave it as is!

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Post  Damxge on Sat May 26, 2012 11:41 am

Lol, alright, one vote for getting the domain on this forum.

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Post  Legotransform on Sat May 26, 2012 5:12 pm

Agree with insync,Right now I'm spreading the site's name and link on any other sites I go on,even got it on my youtube page

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Post  killer8529 on Sat May 26, 2012 6:38 pm

just a random question (my mind not working) if we do this we will have to pay right?

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Post  Damxge on Sat May 26, 2012 10:41 pm

I will have to pay, the forum's services will be free, as they are now.

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Post  killer8529 on Sun May 27, 2012 8:19 pm

ok then hmmm so we lose most RPGs but gain more people or we keep rpg and get less people I have and idea but give a few days I think I have a way of doing both I think

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Post  SirSuiji on Sun May 27, 2012 8:47 pm

I like the site the way it is so does grape.
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Post  Damxge on Sun May 27, 2012 10:23 pm

So are you sharing your account with grape? His MadOne and Grapeinthesun accounts haven't been online at all.

Alright, if we keep up the heavy advertising, we can get this forum successful, even though it is indeed a freeforum.

So, gonna purchase the domain here in about a week, depending on if I can activate my paypal or not lol.

Which is where our next dilemma comes in. What domain do we want? Give me alot of options in case some are taken.
we've got .com .net .org extensions, so start coming up with names.
exrpg.com/.net/.org
extremerpg.com/.net/.org
Those are of course the obvious first choices, but if anyone has anything more...unique.

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Post  killer8529 on Mon May 28, 2012 1:17 am

.rpg or .rpb (role playing book) Happy

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Post  Chavvy on Mon May 28, 2012 2:16 am

Just stick with the .com and .net sorta thing... might look a little dodgy having alternate suffixes. But then again, it totally depends how much it'll cost at the end of the day.

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Post  Legotransform on Mon May 28, 2012 3:24 am

Cant have .co.uk. Cuz thats me and I'm the only one from Almost Edinburgh but in England

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Post  Damxge on Mon May 28, 2012 4:18 am

Its just an extension, it doesn't have any affect on location.

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Post  Chavvy on Mon May 28, 2012 5:01 am

@Legotransform wrote:Cant have .co.uk. Cuz thats me and I'm the only one from Almost Edinburgh but in England

Sorry to reign on your parade, but Im English Mooblips

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Post  Legotransform on Mon May 28, 2012 5:13 am

Oh

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Post  Chavvy on Mon May 28, 2012 5:18 am

Yeah... slightly more awkward now, am I right XD

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Post  cyclonecasey on Mon May 28, 2012 6:47 am

I'd say extremerpg.net that way the only thing that changes is "motionforum"

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Post  Damxge on Mon May 28, 2012 7:40 am

Alrighty, sounds good.
Found out it'll cost about fifteen dollars.
Will purchase by this weekend.

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