As noted elsewhere, topic starting is turned off for now because as you may have noticed the chaos is a bit unmanageable right now what with hundreds of new folks and a few software issues to deal with. For the time being, if there's a topic you want started, send a message to izzie or me and we'll get on it.
As for the old forums, I'm not sure of their ultimate status; I do know that for the moment they are indeed gone, and I'm sorry. I've put in a request to see if they can be archived somewhere.
This is being discussed in Admin Questions, too. Topic starting is being limited/moderated for the time being for house-keeping reasons. Let's get the kinks out of the system before folks go wild with starting new topics.
concerning the old dead.net forum posts...
well, there were numerous discussions in progress, (too numerous to mention) which would be nice to see back online...
if you or someone else could wade through some of the old data, and start threads along the same lines, that would be cool. otherwise, I guess we have to start all over from 'scratch' and repeat ourselves and tell the same stories again?? it is kind of a bummer to see all of that stuff go to waste.
Still a bit baffled but quietly excited too.
Thanks to all those hard workers who have worked hard on this.
Can it really be that contributors can't post their own new forum topics?
Or is that facility a 'work in progress'?
Asian Value #1: You May Not Question Asian Values
We are now in the 21st century!!!!!!!
Dead to the Core
So what I saw once upon a time was true, (that metaphor could hold for so many things) and the new gathering place is here. My old brain will struggle to learn new habits but I see some old friends are here (and some new ones as well). Time to continue with the tale. Thank you much for this new trail in the adventure.
Holy smokes! A new site! New Stuff! The word new!
I'm just a, well...porpoise.
well well well...FINALLY! So nice to see a site that has character and no construction hat! Glad to see some deep otters in here, too (katrinka, marye, etc)! I had to re-create an account, but my old account's email address was no longer anyway...blah blah blah
so can I be so greedy as to ask whether the REAL archive (aka The Vault) will ever be launched here...at least for streaming?
love the site, though! forums are mucho better!
"...Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgement! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments!..." -Howl, Allen Ginsberg
Cool, please bear with us while we deal with these pesky bugs!