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Jodokast96
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[Rant] 56k Lookout! (broadband heavy) is closing

Just wanted to take the time to bitch about the decision to close the »56k Lookout! (broadband heavy) forum, effective tomorrow. Don't know what the reasoning is behind it, but I do know it sucks. Way to go to the powers that be.



Weirdal
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Good riddance. After the rise of Youtube and the rule change so that no discussion of videos was allowed, the place just became a youtube dumping ground where a select few would just post every video they watched. That forum was the reason I joined this site, but I can't think of a better forum to remove now.
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DC DSL
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reply to Jodokast96

That's nothing. Locking Octobabble after the crash when it was just a few months from making history as the first DSLR thread to hit the 10K posting mark with over 340K uniques was a truly epic tragedy. C'est la vie.
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moes

join:2009-11-15
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reply to Jodokast96

is there a sticky someplace saying so? Not seeing anything official in there.



Jodokast96
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aannoonn

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They should rename the forum "Cool Broadband Bookmarks".



aannoonn

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Relive the goold old days - »Take a trip to the beach



PremTech101

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reply to DC DSL

Honestly I'd rather see those ocotcrapple threads locked then the 56k forum be shut down. Nothing like raising your post count for no apparent reason.



KCrimson
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reply to Weirdal

said by Weirdal:

Good riddance. After the rise of Youtube and the rule change so that no discussion of videos was allowed, the place just became a youtube dumping ground where a select few would just post every video they watched. That forum was the reason I joined this site, but I can't think of a better forum to remove now.

1. What rule change?
2. The "dumping ground" still had PLENTY of content posted on a regular basis that was worthy of praise. Any time that a user like myself can find something like The Butterfly Circus amongst the embedded links, its more than deserving its place in the DSLR community.
3. Are you somehow offended or damaged by your perception that the forum wasn't what you remembered it to be? I'd been occasionally visiting and enjoying other's media finds in that forum since joining, and while there was plenty of chaff to sort from the wheat there was still plenty of nutrition.

I'd just like to understand WHY Justin and/or the mods made the decision, whether its permanent and if there are any replacements planned.


Weirdal
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I think it's pretty telling that there's a lot less outrage over the closure of the forum than there was over the name change just a few years ago.
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GlennAllen
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reply to Jodokast96

Gone... now... the Talk forum group looks weird »Social



battleop

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At least we could be told why. Then again I've been moderated countless times for asking why around here so I don't really expect an answer.
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Dude111
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Yea i would like to know why also!!!

I think everyone behaved on that base.... Its main purpose was to share videos and stuff.... (Like the "Misc Vids and Images" base on Ogrish)



plk
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reply to Jodokast96

Re: [Rant] 56k Lookout! (broadband heavy) is closing

Just learned it here also. I just thought it was gone for repair as part of last months problem.
That said, it use to be a good source of news clips events etc. Seems like the last yr or two it hasn't been as useful as it once was.



Dude111
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Ya things are getting worse and worse EVERYDAY

Expand your moderator at work


pokesph
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Re:  

said by Dude111:

Ya things are getting worse and worse EVERYDAY

Man, you can say that again..

so sad.
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MagMan
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Re: [Rant] 56k Lookout! (broadband heavy) is closing

said by Weirdal:

I think it's pretty telling that there's a lot less outrage over the closure of the forum than there was over the name change just a few years ago.

Amen to that, that's when I left.
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