Oh, I can only say I'm sorry I misjudged you and had no right to do so, thank you for clearing that up!Syntax-Error wrote:Really Dane?
It is true I registered a few days ago on UT, but the forum was visited quite often by me.
The "hacked" part was certainly NOT chosen to feed the trolls, but since I wasn't aware of your announcement of the closure, I was quite surprised to see that the website and forums were "down".
It was not a nice surprise though.
Too bad you see it this way, as it was not intended as such.
It's not the first time that websites and forums got hacked and weird messages are posted to show they were able to take over the website.
So "GAME OVER!" could have been such a message, instead of your way saying "Goodbye".
If I thought that the site was hacked, I would have only asked that.
That's why I summed 3 options, because I didn't know which one would be right. Certainly not to feed trolls...
Thanks for hosting such a great resource, as a lot of interesting discussions and technical details were discussed there.
A lot of people would like to keep it alive if possible, but I respect your choice to shut it down.
Would it perhaps be an option to offer a copy of the forum (including database), so that it could be setup on another location?
Since it is such a good resource, it would be a shame to see it go, even if the domain expires.
Personally, I wouldn't mind to configure one of my servers to host it.
Yes, I can see now that the message "game over" can be seen as a hacker message. I just wrote that to keep the message in gaming style, and well, game over happens in all games and means the same as "the end" or anything simular. Maybe I picked the wrong words .... If anyone has a good gif image of a fat lady singing then please share, I'll use that next time as we all know what it means when the fat lady sings right?
I'm glad you liked the debates there, and yes, it did serve as good ground for debates of all kind.
I cannot allow for the forum to be handed over to others to be hosted at another place. The people who joined and posted there did so under the circumstances that where present at the time of posting, I can't hand it over to third parties, that goes against my personal believes and ethics. Sorry about that, but I'm a stubborn man in those regards.
I don't mind at all that you or anyone else copy/paste any contents from there at all as long as its something that is written in the public available areas and is duplicated without altering anything. I'd like it though if you'd ask the posters themselves, in this case Darkelarious. But I haven't putted any copyright notices on the board for the very same reason, I think that all will benefit from sharing contents every now and then. So to sum it up, you don't need my permission, the forums are public and not bound by any copyrightpapercoffee wrote:I appreciate it that you want to keep your forum open till August.
Do we have the permission to copy Dark's explanation of the 333NW over here to UT99.org? Just for future reference.