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Forums will be achived 2011-07-23

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:35 am
by jacius
Greetings, Rubygame users.

These forums will be archived beginning next Saturday, 2011-07-23. See the recent post on the blog, "The New", for information about why the forums are being archived.

The archival process will take place in two steps:

  1. The forums will be made read-only on 2011-07-23. No new posts will be allowed on or after that date. The forum database will be backed up and preserved offline.
  2. Some time after 2011-07-23, the forums software (phpBB) will be taken offline. Posts that are of lasting value (as judged by me) to the Rubygame community will be preserved on the web site for posterity. Other posts will no longer be available online.
The following alternatives are available to replace some of the uses of the forums:

After the forums close, there will no longer be any non-realtime discussion/support venue for Rubygame. But, I will create a new mailing list for that, if at least one person volunteers to moderate the list and deal with spam. If you are willing to do that, contact me at

Re: Forums will be achived 2011-07-23

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:30 pm
by jacius
Update: I have set up a new Rubygame discussion group to replace the forums and old mailing lists. It’s hosted on Google Groups, so you can treat it as either a forum or a mailing list, whichever you prefer.

Thanks to Roger Ostrander for volunteering to manage the mailing list. If anyone else would like to help out with that, you can still contact me at

Re: Forums will be achived 2011-07-23

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:50 pm
by jacius
The forums are now read-only.