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Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by HardwareGuru, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Today August 10th we opened the new "Official MINIX forum".

    The reason for this is complicated to explain but we have our reasons.
    We discussed to copy over the old database or have a fresh start.
    We ended up with making a new start and only copying the main topics over.
    The goal is to get a little more structure in the forum layout.

    The old forum will stay online for a little while so you can copy usefull information over if you want.

    Old users should be able to obtain there old names, so please dont register usernames that dont belong to you.
    We will return them to the old owners on request!

    Also we like to thank Mow for the use of the old forum the past years. Thank you for that mate !

    Please take note of the forum rules:

    Thanks to the forum team;
    For making the content available here again (y)

    We hope you all have a good time here!
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
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  2. PaJoe

    PaJoe Member

    Great to see Minix continuing to give support.well done to all involved
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  3. Bank

    Bank Member

    May I suggest that the old forum be archived e.g. in a HTML format with hyperlinks and made (directly or as download) available to the users of this forum, so it can be mined for info even long after the old forum is not on-line anymore?

    Even though a fresh start is often desirable, throwing away the old stuff is often also throwing away the effort people put in to add useful information. Plus that many users (like me I presume) don't archive their posts to the forum but would like to be able to use them for (personal) references or whatsoever.

    TIA for considering this.
  4. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    We will see if this is posible.
  5. Dnerve

    Dnerve Active Member

    Nice one, seems to have changed status to 'Official" Minix Forums as well?

    Nice touch!
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  6. -= Cara =-

    -= Cara =- New Member

    Somehow I do not think it would be a huge problem - to move database of logins and passwords...
  7. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    As i sayed we have our reasons
  8. Menace

    Menace New Member

    Good work! I like the look of it.
  9. tampametal

    tampametal XBMC GEEK

    Possibly due to attack I'm guessing
  10. bazzz

    bazzz New Member

    Yes this is a move in a positive direction,I also like the official label on the forum now(y).Keep up the good work guys.
  11. taip

    taip New Member

    Good work with the new forum..(y)(y)(y)
  12. JockeSve

    JockeSve Member

    Too bad we all lost all of our history from the old forum...
    (OK, You propably had good reasosn but still... :()
  13. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    Sorry for that but we have really good reasons. We have decided this after long discussions...
  14. BYTeXperience

    BYTeXperience New Member

    It will be the new Minix Official Forum available to Tapatalk users? I have searched on Tapatalk app last night but i can't find it for the moment...
    L.E.: OK, searched again now... Surprise... It's ALIVEEEEEEEEE! :D
    Thanks for all your hardwork minix team!
  15. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    It's already available (I'm posting now with tapatalk). Just search for minixforum.com in tapatalk app.
  16. Bank

    Bank Member

    I don't want to re-spark any discussions, but wouldn't it be fair to all that used the old forum to explain the reasons you have? We live in a day and age in which openness is very much valued and keeping stuff under wraps is severely frowned upon. Plus you make us very, very curious what the move is all about .

    [Edit: I see the MINIX Facebook page is a little more forthcoming about explaining the reasons:
    "MINIX [...] There are many improvements on the official forum, including a much stronger SPAM filter. The problem with the old forum was no-one had the necessary administrator privileges to make the type of changes that were needed - which is why the official forum was established."
    This makes perfectly sense!]
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2014
  17. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    I fixed the tapatalk not being published issue. You should now just be able to search for minix forum :)
    I am in the process of downloading the old forum for a backup
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  18. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    Ok, I'll be honest about it... it's not very interesting though.

    Mow has been absent due to personal reasons, he was the only one with server and proper admin access to the forum.
    It was impossible to manage with essentially moderator privs.

    The reason we wanted to start fresh was because those of us left to look after the old forum (both the new forum staff here and the MINIX team) wanted more structure and if we had copied over the database with all the old posts & users then we would have to spend stupid amounts of time deleting and cleaning up.
    Lastly because we just want a fresh start, clean slate
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  19. I have to say I am a bit disappointed you didn't take old posts. Maybe it was not a clean forum but someone with problems could at least try to find solutions on it.
    I hope you find a way to at least copy some of the usefull posts somewhere for the archive.
    That being said, I like a new forum and the fact that it is official. Good work guys.
  20. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    I am downloading it now for archiving purposes.
    Anyone who wants to do the same can feel free to..
    Google website ripper or website extractor for the apps you need to do it