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#1 2011-10-27 18:02:38

Munchulax
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Twilight Hacking Revival - Canceled

This restoration has been canceled.

I'd really hate Twilight Hacking to disappear, so I am creating a new forum on a free hosting site, with MyBB as the forum software.

Forum Features:
CAPTCHA - spam protection
Image Signatures
Spoiler BBCode
Like/Unlike

This revival is a manual transfer, with me copying and pasting posts, avatars, signatures, and profile information in the new forum

Here is a screenshot of a transferred forum thread:
Twilight.png

Here is a screenshot of the current Homepage:
Site1.PNG

You may have started to think about Hat at by now.  Don't worry.  Once I post everything I can find by him on the site, he will become a permanently banned user with a banned avatar, seen here: FluxBB bbcode test

The site is hosted on a 2 GB server with 10 GB bandwidth (reset each month)
The free hosting service allows you to make backups of your database and your site, and it also has phpMyAdmin.

I have currently copied 99 posts, 12 threads, and 20 members over, and I hope to have the site up soon.

Last edited by Munchulax (2011-10-28 17:11:06)


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#2 2011-10-28 03:33:01

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Re: Twilight Hacking Revival - Canceled

I don’t think this is a good idea, because the niche served by Twilight Hacking (general discussion of RBY and GSC hacking) is fulfilled by this board. Most active members of Twilight Hacking are now active members here, so I foresee a few scenarios:

  1. Twilight Hacking becomes active while Skeetendo gets less active (activity moves from one to the other). Since Twilight Hacking is a dead archive right now, there are no current topics, so any active discussions from Skeetendo get reposted there, which is a lot of effort with no benefit—basically walking in place.

  2. Skeetendo and Twilight Hacking both have about the same level of activity. This fragments the community: people need to read both boards to keep current with hacking discussions, and most stuff will be cross‐posted between forums. Once again, needless duplication of effort for no benefit.

  3. Skeetendo stays active while Twilight Hacking languishes, like happened during its last attempted revival. In which case, what’s the point?

In addition, there is not all that much content at Twilight Hacking. I think there’s not enough to justify a whole new board to contain it, and that time would be better spent reposting the useful bits here.

munchulax wrote:

I'd really hate Twilight Hacking to permanently disappear,

Where are you getting the posts from? The Internet Archive? That is unlikely to permanently disappear. Why not just link people to the source?

munchulax wrote:

so I am creating a new forum on a free hosting site

Free hosting always has caveats. That’s why I moved off free hosting several years ago. No matter how good it looks, there is always some problem that comes up a few months in.

I don’t think free hosting sites are a wise choice. I pay for all the bandwidth (and the domain name) of this site.

munchulax wrote:

, with MyBB as the forum software.

Forum Features:

Let me explain why these features do not exist here.

CAPTCHA is user‐unfriendly. In fact, I considered adding it a short while ago, but that day I tried to register for a forum—and couldn’t, because the CAPTCHA was unreadable! I had to try five times before giving up.

That said, we have been getting way too much botspam lately. Adding better (and invisible) SPAM protections has been on my to‐do list, but I will move it up higher.


Do image signatures actually do anything useful? This discussion has come up before. I think we should focus more on the content of posts than the pretty pictures around posts. Or should we become an Acmlmboard, where every post looks different and it’s hard to pick out the content?


Spoiler BBCode is never used to hide spoilers. Generally they are used to collapse large groups of images, but why is that needed? If this is a really popular feature, I may implement, but I don’t see the point and thus it is low on my list of priorities.


What is the point of a Like button? If you like something, say so!


Being administrator here, I am probably biased, but I also think my points are valid. My biggest issue is that the two boards would basically be competing for members, which is bad for a small community.

All of this is only my opinion. I am extremely curious to hear what others think.

#3 2011-10-28 03:46:10

Munchulax
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Re: Twilight Hacking Revival - Canceled

IIMarckus wrote:

I don’t think free hosting sites are a wise choice. I pay for all the bandwidth (and the domain name) of this site.

Hey, I'm only 15.  I don't have the money to pay for hosting.  If I did, I would have paid for a custom domain name and bandwidth in a heartbeat.  All the money I get is the $2.80 that pays for my school lunch each day.  :)

IIMarckus wrote:

Being administrator here, I am probably biased, but I also think my points are valid. My biggest issue is that the two boards would basically be competing for members, which is bad for a small community.

I 100% understand you, and I was not trying to compete with Skeetendo, I just wanted the forum to serve more as an archive that you can read, unlike the Wayback Machine Archive’s (with its small text and bad layout), and if some people actually wanted to join, they could.

Besides, the last Twilight Hacking revival didn't go so well, with phpBB never sending those activation emails out.

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#4 2011-10-28 04:05:06

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munchulax wrote:
IIMarckus wrote:

Being administrator here, I am probably biased, but I also think my points are valid. My biggest issue is that the two boards would basically be competing for members, which is bad for a small community.

I 100% understand you, and I was not trying to compete with Skeetendo, I just wanted the forum to serve more as an archive that you can read, unlike the Wayback Machine Archive’s (with its small text and bad layout), and if some people actually wanted to join, they could.

Well, I still think that reposting useful things here would be a better idea. Of course, you can do whatever you want even though I disagree. But I still think this is better. ☺

#5 2011-10-28 11:24:59

Munchulax
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Re: Twilight Hacking Revival - Canceled

Actually, since the beginning, part 2 of this revival was to post interesting threads from the archive here, because this is a great place to look for information.  ☺


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#6 2011-10-28 15:46:40

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Re: Twilight Hacking Revival - Canceled

Why not try to make a whole different forum if you're interested in trying to do so ?
I've got to agree with IIMarckus myself that having "another Skeetendo Inc" would only be a problem :\

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#7 2011-10-28 15:52:32

tekcoR
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Re: Twilight Hacking Revival - Canceled

I visited Twilight Hacking everyday as a guest and it helped a lot at my first tries hacking GSC. I t would be nice to have some kind of "archieve mirror" with all the threads that can be "rescued".


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#8 2011-10-28 16:22:52

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Re: Twilight Hacking Revival - Canceled

I do think it would be a better idea to repost threads on this board, since it is already active, due to the reasons that IIMarckus stated. That being said, If you want to start your own message board I say go for it. After all, every board had to start somewhere. While this board began to fill the niche of hackers who enjoy the GB/C generations of Pokemon, there are other niches that could be filled. Back in '04 or '05 when I was your age I had a free website and a message board as well. Well, I was an Admin at Mew3 Inc, and had a freewebs account. But basically what I'm getting at is this: If you want to work on a side project, go for it. Trying to migrate and populate both boards about the same topic would not work well, but a new board with different goals could be handy.

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#9 2011-10-28 17:10:30

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Re: Twilight Hacking Revival - Canceled

After thinking about it, I decided to cancel the revival.  I actually don't even really have to time to do it anyway, and I not going to bother doing it if no one will use it.  Also, Mateo, I noticed you are almost at 1,000 posts on this forum!  Only 9 more posts to go!

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