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Topic Started: Jun 26 2018, 05:01 AM (135 Views)
kitsuno
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The Shogun

FYI - sometime in the next few months, the company that hosts this forum is going to transition to another company, so the format is probably going to radically change, some things might break, etc. But the posts and the database won't be affected. So don't be surprised if you log in one day and see a pretty unfamiliar look to the forum. If some of the enhancements that I've added over the years break, I'll cross that bridge when we get there.

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kitsuno
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The Shogun

Just got an update, apparently the entire forum format will be completely scrapped and converted to the "Tapatalk" platform. All the posts will still be here, but all of the formatting will be completely removed. So don't be surprised if you log in one day and the board is plain white with nothing. When that happens, I guess I'll do my best to reformatting everything. But again, all the posts and threads won't be affected. But everything else will.
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kitsuno
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The change over is probably going to happen within the next 24 hours. Fingers crossed it doesn't break everything...
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kitsuno
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Just got another message, apparently this forum won't be moved yet because it has a "custom URL". So probably at some point in the next few weeks it'll get changed over.
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Sam
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After the change, is moving to Slack an option? You could even make it so that only Patreon supporters can join.
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kitsuno
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There is already a Japanese History discord server. I don't run it, but the person who runs it allowed me to integrate Patreon and there is a private subsection for Patreon supporters: https://discord.gg/r3nzUYR
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salyavin
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slack has a history limit unless the owner pays a significant amount if they do not want history to roll off whereas a forum one can read the history going back years regardless of post numbers. Search engines can search forum content but not slack which can help people find samurai archives. The tapatalk I am familiar with integrates into existing forum software allowing one to use a mobile application to read the forum and get alerts on new posts in interesting forums or just threads one is interested in. I kind of like tapatalk but it does integrate into forum software and if tapatalk is ever compromised so is your forum, I am not aware of this happening yet. They can make special patreon only areas of the forum if they want much like they did on discord https://discord.gg/V646KQa
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