Sunsetting (retiring) the forums

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zarathon, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. Zarathon

    Zarathon Administrator Staff Member

    We have a lot of choices for information and each one takes time to manage. We don't see a ton of use on the forums, compared to Discord, FB, Twitch, etc. The forums have a great deal of information on them, so while we don't have a drop-dead date, please archive off anything you value.

    The garycon.com website has links to much of it (including, for now, forums):
    Website: https://garycon.com
    TTE Site (for current con): https://tabletop.events/conventions/gary-con-xiv
    Discord: https://discord.garycon.com
    FB Group (where all the convos are): https://www.facebook.com/groups/garycon/
    FB Page (which is pretty static, but has some info): https://www.facebook.com/GaryConLLC/
    YT Channel (watch stuff that's already happened): https://www.youtube.com/garycon
    Twitch (watch new live content): https://www.twitch.tv/GaryConLive
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GaryCon
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gary.con/
    TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@garyconofficial?

    Going into GC12, before the pandemic closed us down, there were some fun threads on FB and in Discord about places to eat and ridesharing. Please continue to use those.

    During the con, the discord will be monitored until about 8 or 9 pm central and start up around 8 am central each day. If you're having any issues either virtual or otherwise, you can talk about them there.

    You can also email [email protected] if you would like to communicate to the GC Staff about the retirement of the forums. Please mark that in your subject.
     
  2. mordrin

    mordrin Spellbinder Staff Member

    Is there an efficient way to archive threads of a message board?

    There's an awful lot of interesting early Con history on here.
     
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  3. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

    FB should have never been a go-to for the con. Discord is... discordant to me. I'll witness from a distance. Cheers, forums!
     
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  4. francisca

    francisca Troubadour

    very true.

    even more was lost when the original set of forums got trashed.
     
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  5. mordrin

    mordrin Spellbinder Staff Member

  6. Kubo

    Kubo Level 0 Character

    Farewell GC Forums site. I hope we can replicate the organization of this site and bring interesting participation to the new interactive site(s).
     

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