Quote from: Frenzie on 2013-11-22, 20:00:16I dabble in making icons myself occasionally, but right now I have neither the time nor the inclination.If you dabbled, then assumedly you have something ready too. For this particular forum, even an unfinished but presentable work would suffice.
I dabble in making icons myself occasionally, but right now I have neither the time nor the inclination.
Or would something as simple as suffice?
We've already started doing a fair bit of that, haven't we? I'll start a topic on the addressbar, although without Opera's staunch defenders there might just be a lot of agreement.
For a new forum to grow it needs a secure base of participants, which I am anticipating we will have at least for a while, but it must also attract new members.The old D&D got a lot of members, I think, from those that had gone into My Opera in search of answers to problems with the Browser and peeked into the Lounge. Also the Blog area would have attracted a lot of them.I would think that's normal, a discussion forum growing out of some sort of product, be it a commercial item like a magazine or a smart phone, or some "cause" which gets people going. Religion, Hobbies, Politics or Green Planets being examples.I'm not sure that we could all agree on any of those things (which is the joy of DnD nee D&D). But maybe provision should be made for such to grow.We have a ready-made group of potential new DnD people who were not necessarily in D&D but were participating in the Opera software/browser area. Some of those will be leaving, with no incentive anymore to comment or improve the Opera Browser as it becomes Chopera. So why not have a parallel area in this site entitled something like Browser Wars or Internatter or something which hosts all the discussions that people would like to have in comparing browsers or other things of more general interest.We could also have more casual Lounge area where word games or whatever are played.There will be other areas that might attract members - any ideas?Like it on Face book? but then we would be subject to peoples bowel movements.The downside of this suggestion is that it would increase the demands on the system that frenzie is putting in place and turn his quixotic gesture into a burden. That would not be good and we must bear that in mind.If they set up pay-pal I'd help pay to cover costs.I was wondering what the overall Forum could be called and the title "Forum at the end of the Universe" came into mind. Of course it had been used before and I found this site which is a pretty exact parallel to this in its initial rationale. Note the cautionary remarks in the second post. That has been remarked upon by many here; we need to take account it it and find a solution.
If they set up pay-pal I'd help pay to cover costs.
Quote from: MAXXTHRUST on 2013-12-07, 19:49:16If they set up pay-pal I'd help pay to cover costs.Presently there are no extra costs as such. However, it might worthwhile to switch to a dedicated domain name and that'd probably cost about €12/year.
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QuoteMake an effort to mention it in every post you make in the MyOpera Forums (go back & do some posting!)But that would be pure spam then. If DnD is mentioned, it has to be because there is relevant information here to what's being discussed, including but not limited to shutdown of the forums.
Make an effort to mention it in every post you make in the MyOpera Forums (go back & do some posting!)
Quote from: j7n on 2013-12-19, 21:12:51QuoteMake an effort to mention it in every post you make in the MyOpera Forums (go back & do some posting!)But that would be pure spam then. If DnD is mentioned, it has to be because there is relevant information here to what's being discussed, including but not limited to shutdown of the forums.Only the brain dead would be so foolish as to not use some creative wording ...... If it's anything I learned dwelling in the Cave of the Opera Beasts is that they ain't stupid ..... give those people some credit to use their God given intelligence. And anyway, if they do let a lil cheese slide off their cracker, what's the worst thing that could happen?? They might get reprimanded or banned ..... ewwwwwwww .......... how horribly terrible, gettin' rebuked...worse yet....banned from a place that told their loyal members flat out they were shit, they will all be tossed out on their asses March 1, 2014, & even after all their loyalty they can get stuffed.............so who could care less!!! Hey, you just gave me a splendid idea.........lets run a contest....have a pool........lets see who could get banned the earliest.......first....last.....guess the date....etc...etc..... It'd be great fun!!!
Apologies to Belfrager: It turns out your lemming-like approach of "mass forum suicide" may have been closer to the truth than any of us were able to handle then. Now that we all know what was really happening in the back-ground, it actually looks like a sensible solution.
Well, I'm sorry to say that our membership rolls have staggered to the point of immobility.
28 members in 2 months is absolutely pathetic.
D&D hadn't too much active posters more than we have already here.
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