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Kite Land Talk => Website Discussion => Topic started by: randyg on March 03, 2009, 05:06 PM



Title: Hey...
Post by: randyg on March 03, 2009, 05:06 PM
What happened to all the old forum content?  :D  ???  :o  ;)


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: DD on March 03, 2009, 05:08 PM
arent u cool enough to find it? 8)


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: Steven Hall on March 03, 2009, 05:09 PM
Gone ... don't tell me there was anything of value???
I am inviting new people to come to the forum and will continue to invite over the next week or so leading up to the "Grand Opening".  Kind of easing into the whole thing.


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: DD on March 03, 2009, 05:12 PM
i think there will be outcry to save it


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: randyg on March 03, 2009, 05:18 PM
Steve, you bring the content, I'll bring a match.

 ;)


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: DD on March 03, 2009, 05:19 PM
yeh u want content goto randys page!


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: temoniprince on March 03, 2009, 06:22 PM
ha


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: Kantaxel on March 03, 2009, 06:51 PM
New Blood!  Now we're crankin'


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: Kantaxel on March 03, 2009, 08:16 PM
Gone ... don't tell me there was anything of value???
I am inviting new people to come to the forum and will continue to invite over the next week or so leading up to the "Grand Opening".  Kind of easing into the whole thing.

Sure-lot's of value..........like............like...............like??  hmmh...........already forgot.  Maybe knot? ;)

Jim


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: DD on March 04, 2009, 04:37 PM
Search any kite you currently own or thought you might buy and there is lotsa content. Sometimes content you couldnt find anywhere else.  Example: psycho therapy; thoughts on rebridling a psycho and framing.
Ok maybe you could find it elsewhere. and yeh it is old skool.
I guess for that matter any mod to any kite
how kite x compares to kite y

Things that i believe will become the focus here:
"I'm new here how do i '____'?"

All of the above has value, maybe just the 'signal to noice ratio' will be diffrent here.
How much have you serached the old forum? Yeh there is lotsa 'stuff' to wade thru but at times there is good stuff.


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: Allen Carter on March 04, 2009, 10:51 PM
And so my 2nd post on the New Forum will be about the Forum. We talk about ourselves a lot. It's tradition.

Even with all the crap left in, the rec.kites archive has been a great historical record of the early days of modern sport kite flying (it corresponded with the rise of the Internet). In other words, it's a record of kiting in the '90s.

The Old Forum is one of the best records of kiting in the new millennium. We can strip out website discussion and other non kite areas. Probably good to dump the Swap too. Getting rid of all that stuff would make a much leaner DB that would be much easier to search on. Disabling image links would probably be good too. Over time more and more links go dead anyway.


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: JimB on March 04, 2009, 10:52 PM
Steve is talking about the initial posts to this forum having gone bye bye.. what's what with the old forum content... seems a number of people are willing to take a swing at that.

I must confess, it would have been a blow to lose it. There is quite a load of useful info in among the rest of it.

Ah Allen.. another night owl, another tradition.. :)


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: mikenchico on March 05, 2009, 01:34 AM
Things got a bit ...  since everybody knew it was a test period. There was nothing of value except to Steve, which was the idea. I think the suggestions and his choices have been mostly positive & hope this gives a new start without the headaches.





Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: Allen Carter on March 05, 2009, 07:24 AM
How'd I miss all the fun?   :(


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: pfouts on March 05, 2009, 01:38 PM
Hi guys ....


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: mikenchico on March 05, 2009, 03:48 PM
Fun? Steve let a few people click around the interface to find any bugs, make some comments. I had fun playing with all the new toys and got obnoxious enough with them to convince him to leave a couple out, some were back yesterday but I see they're gone again ... or he just blocked me ;) smart man

Since it wasn't open yet language sometimes got loose.



Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: Steven L Hall on March 05, 2009, 04:10 PM
That was kind of a "beta" release ... this is more RC 1.


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: rxburner on March 05, 2009, 05:57 PM
Hi Ho ... getting settled... just checking things out...
Rx


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: Steven L Hall on March 05, 2009, 06:08 PM
Fun? Steve let a few people click around the interface to find any bugs, make some comments. I had fun playing with all the new toys and got obnoxious enough with them to convince him to leave a couple out, some were back yesterday but I see they're gone again ... or he just blocked me ;) smart man

Since it wasn't open yet language sometimes got loose.


I changed my mind on some of the formatting options in post reply.  Might see them again, or maybe not.  We had the "bad word filter" off in the beginning ... had to delete those.  Chris has such a potty mouth  :o


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: kevin on March 05, 2009, 06:40 PM
Hi guys ....

Good day, sir.  Good to see you.  :)


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: mikenchico on March 05, 2009, 08:59 PM
We had the "bad word filter" off in the beginning ... had to delete those.  Chris has such a potty mouth  :o

Yeah, couldn't believe the trash she was talkin'  ::)



Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: sassygem on March 06, 2009, 09:25 PM
hey even I got invited.  Nice to see ya Allen.

 :-*

robin


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: Steven L Hall on March 06, 2009, 09:36 PM
My memory ain't so good any more.  And I been a bit preoccupied.  Couple times a day I've been going through the forum and inviting.
Nice to see you Robin ... long time ... how's your old man?  and his dad?


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: kitegirl on March 06, 2009, 10:06 PM
There was a lot in the old forum that we sure do not need here in the new one. I won't name names topics but lets keep it KITES


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: 50flyer on March 09, 2009, 02:53 AM
Going to lose alot of good info.


Title: Re: Hey...
Post by: Jannie on March 18, 2009, 09:59 AM
Tried Search on each of my kites and one soon to be my kite, nothing!