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Linksville's Closure

hambonehambone Registered User
So, I feel this topic probably warrants discussion, beyond the craptastic SE++ thread that has gone on for six pages without a reasonable explanation.

In simple terms: Why was Linksville shut down and why was it done without warning? Is it too much to ask that Linksville's regular readers and posters get a straight answer?

Just a bunch of intoxicated pigeons.
hambone on

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  • FeintFeint Registered User
    edited October 2006
    As much as it is an Admins right to shut a forum down without a user vote, it is just as much their right to do so without giving said users any reason.

    Or at least, that's what they think.

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  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    YOU SAW NOTHING!!!

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  • DameonBrassDameonBrass Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    It's not like this is the first time this has happened hasn't it?

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  • BranduilBranduil Registered User
    edited October 2006
    Discussion? Forumer input? What do you think this is, a democracy?
    What about Of Dice and Men? That forum is just gone, not locked. What happened there? Both of these things happenin so soon... whats happening to my PA?!?

    It's still there, it just moved up the index.

    Branduil on
    mcc for admin

    I blame Whippy
  • hambonehambone Registered User
    edited October 2006
    But only a certified asshole would act that way.

    I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt.

    hambone on
    Just a bunch of intoxicated pigeons.
  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Lardalish wrote:
    What about Of Dice and Men? That forum is just gone, not locked. What happened there? Both of these things happenin so soon... whats happening to my PA?!?
    It isn't gone, it just got moved out of the Forum Communities section into the On-Topic Forums sevtion.

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=61

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  • BranduilBranduil Registered User
    edited October 2006
    hambone wrote:
    But only a certified asshole would act that way.

    I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt.

    If you don't like it, leave.

    That's what they're going to tell you.

    Branduil on
    mcc for admin

    I blame Whippy
  • LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Lardalish wrote:
    What about Of Dice and Men? That forum is just gone, not locked. What happened there? Both of these things happenin so soon... whats happening to my PA?!?
    It isn't gone, it just got moved out of the Forum Communities section into the On-Topic Forums sevtion.

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=61

    >.>

    <.<


    YOU SAW NOTHING!!!

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  • hambonehambone Registered User
    edited October 2006
    Branduil wrote:
    If you don't like it, leave.

    That's what they're going to tell you.

    They can. But I may as well ask and hope that they don't act like dicks about it.

    hambone on
    Just a bunch of intoxicated pigeons.
  • BranduilBranduil Registered User
    edited October 2006
    hambone wrote:
    Branduil wrote:
    If you don't like it, leave.

    That's what they're going to tell you.

    They can. But I may as well ask and hope that they don't act like dicks about it.

    I wish you luck in your endeavor, but I wouldn't be too hopeful.

    Branduil on
    mcc for admin

    I blame Whippy
  • anyprophetanyprophet Registered User
    edited October 2006
    I thought it was pretty obvious why they chose to lock it.....

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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Linksville has a community?

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  • BranduilBranduil Registered User
    edited October 2006
    Sarksus wrote:
    Linksville has a community?

    Yeah, I know.

    How could a community possibly exist outside of SE++?

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    mcc for admin

    I blame Whippy
  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Branduil wrote:
    Sarksus wrote:
    Linksville has a community?

    Yeah, I know.

    How could a community possibly exist outside of SE++?

    I thought Linksville was just youtube links and posts about how old something is.

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  • anyprophetanyprophet Registered User
    edited October 2006
    Branduil wrote:
    Sarksus wrote:
    Linksville has a community?

    Yeah, I know.

    How could a community possibly exist outside of SE++?

    Communities are outdated. I welcome the day our cyborg overlords assimilate us into their collective.

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  • NucshNucsh Registered User
    edited October 2006
    Oh

    No linksville

    Oh

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Seriously... graphic violence, writer's block and artist's corner all get less traffic than linksville. Many of the amusing links don't fit in G&T or D&D, and SE++ is, frankly, a cesspool. I don't see an obvious reason to lock it, disregarding the "no one goes there lol" comments.

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  • BranduilBranduil Registered User
    edited October 2006
    RandomEngy wrote:
    Seriously... graphic violence, writer's block and artist's corner all get less traffic than linksville. Many of the amusing links don't fit in G&T or D&D, and SE++ is, frankly, a cesspool. I don't see an obvious reason to lock it, disregarding the "no one goes there lol" comments.

    Stop making reasonable arguments. You're not a mod therefore your opinion doesn't matter.

    Branduil on
    mcc for admin

    I blame Whippy
  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    SuperSaiyanGoku47/Frank's solution to SE being allowed to post links to things was to demand his forum be shut down while it was still being used on a regular basis, so that it wouldn't just burn out and disappear.


    If you were a cynical individual you might call him a defeatist pansy, because there's no reason to necessarily assume that it wouldn't survive, or you might point out that closing the forum AFTER it fell out of use, rather than while it was still in use might have been a better way to avoid pissing off the people whose sake you were modded for specifically.

    But hey, I'm not a cynical guy, so I won't actually say that. I'mma lock this until an admin decides that having this discussion here is a good idea and unlocks it. In the meantime, air your grievances via PM, it's the appropriate venue, not the Monkey Den.

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  • LinksvilleLinksville Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I honestly can't read any of these threads without getting emotional, so I'll just post this (sorry, hambone);

    SuprSaiyanGoku47: Delete Linksville
    WhipstitchZombie: seriously?
    SuprSaiyanGoku47: I want you to remove it
    SuprSaiyanGoku47: yes
    WhipstitchZombie: Okay
    WhipstitchZombie: Why?
    SuprSaiyanGoku47: I would rather have my forum go out while it still has life in it
    SuprSaiyanGoku47: rather than be stamped out by the mighty fist that is SE
    WhipstitchZombie: Then where will you mod?
    SuprSaiyanGoku47: either in the WoW forum, or no where
    SuprSaiyanGoku47: making an announcement
    WhipstitchZombie: I locked it, but you should be able to still make your announcement
    WhipstitchZombie: leaving it locked for a few days will give people the chance to gather what they want
    WhipstitchZombie: I've always given forums on the outs this moratorium time
    SuprSaiyanGoku47: thanks
    WhipstitchZombie: I'm going to be honest with you
    WhipstitchZombie: I think this is the right move
    WhipstitchZombie: the forums have moved on to a place where a division specifically for links and nothing eles is just a bit too specified, to the point where it'll get next to no traffic
    WhipstitchZombie: whether or not the links threads stayed in SE or not, I think the ville was going this way
    SuprSaiyanGoku47: same here

    TL;DR Khoo doesn't want people giving out free advertisments.*
    *that statement was a joke

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited October 2006
    In short, it was deemed that a state of affairs that has continued for around three years was suddenly an imminent danger to Linksville and worthy of a huge hissy fit.

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