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General Discussion Board Is Back!
« on: October 11, 2017, 03:06:35 PM »
Greetings! I have decided to bring back the General Discussion board. I have done so with some trepidation. Previous experiences at the General Discussion board have been unpleasant ones which lead to the board being closed a few years ago. Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself. I know the mods here will do their part in sanitizing the forum from politics and religion. And I respectfully ask that members do their part in moderating themselves from controversial subject matters.

The rules are simple - NO POLITICS, NO RELIGION, NO PORN!

Members who don't comply with the rules will be banned! No pussy-footing around this time. You will be gone!

Respectfully, The General of the UMA.
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Re: General Discussion Board Is Back!
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 03:50:33 PM »
Are you bringing back all the previously deleted threads too or are they lost for good?

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 04:08:19 PM »
Most of the deleted threads were deleted for good reasons (flame wars, politics, etc.). We wonít be bringing those back. What specific threads are you referring to?
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Re: General Discussion Board Is Back!
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 04:13:04 PM »
I have no idea why but I can't see it.
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Re: General Discussion Board Is Back!
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 04:21:50 PM »
Oh come on. Flame wars were a tiny part of the postings. The threads were all mass deleted (to save bandwidth I suspect). Everything in the Sports, Music, Technology, Polls, etc. forums was deleted. Among these were threads on comic books, pinball machines, Batman toys, Man from UNCLE toys and a James Bama vs. Frank Frazetta vs. Basil Gogos poll.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 04:36:44 PM »
Oh come on. Flame wars were a tiny part of the postings. The threads were all mass deleted (to save bandwidth I suspect). Everything in the Sports, Music, Technology, Polls, etc. forums was deleted. Among these were threads on comic books, pinball machines, Batman toys, Man from UNCLE toys and a James Bama vs. Frank Frazetta vs. Basil Gogos poll.

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I misunderstood what threads you were referring to. Those threads are still dormant in the archives. I havenít decided how and if they will be coming back. They werenít deleted for bandwidth purposes. They were archived when the decision was made to remove said boards.

Btw, flame wars may have been a tiny part of the postings in your estimation, but they were the main reason for the General Discussion boards eventually being shut down. The headaches were too numerous and wide spread to sort out henceforth the decision to ďkill them allĒ was made.

That was then, and this is now. Hopefully history wonít repeat itself.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 04:45:46 PM »
I have no idea why but I can't see it.

You should be able to now. I had a permission setting that was inadvertently off.
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 04:52:33 PM »
Everything in the Sports, Music, Technology, Polls, etc. forums was deleted.

All of those things can be discussed on the new general discussion board.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2017, 09:22:20 PM »
At first, I thought I had some sort sixth sense and was able to see beyond the normal forum...  Then I saw this thread, explaining it all.  Bittersweet.   ;D

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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 11:57:41 PM »
At first, I thought I had some sort sixth sense and was able to see beyond the normal forum... 

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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 03:33:16 PM »
I decided to bring back two sub-forums of General Discussion. Games, Polls, and Lists and Music forums are now back and active forums. This will conclude the return of any previous forums.

Enjoy!
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Re: General Discussion Board Is Back!
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 04:27:34 PM »
Me me me me me! La la la la! (I'm getting warmed up for the music section.)
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Re: General Discussion Board Is Back!
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 04:53:43 PM »
Is there anyway to embed an MP3?
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Re: General Discussion Board Is Back!
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 12:54:37 PM »
Do board administrators have the capacity/capability to send an email or PM to all lapsed posters informing them of this change? Say members who have posted in the past but have not done so since the start of the year?

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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 05:26:06 PM »
Is there anyway to embed an MP3?

Mike, I will look into that. Iím more than positive it is possible.
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