Have we rescued everyone from the Ulisses USA forums?

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Have we rescued everyone from the Ulisses USA forums?

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You may have seen the open invitation to all Torg and Torg Eternity fans, but we are not sure that everyone else saw it.

Deanna started a Q&A topic: "Hello! (Deanna Q&A)" and there has been some converstation going on in there (as well as questions).

That's cool (it's Deanna's topic, and as long as she is happy, we don't need to split it) but I thought it might be useful to split off a separate topic for people who have come here, who may want to check that other fans saw the invite.

This is going to be a temporary sticky, but I imagine it will be here for a few months at least, because there might be a few people that don't check into the old Torg forums every day.

If you want to organise any sort of effort to contact people who are not here yet, please feel free to have at it.

(And if you talk to anyone who says they have any problems getting in, ask them to go to the social media pages for The Piazza, and send their usernname in a private message, so we can find out if something is blocking them ASAP.)
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Well it looks like if we haven't rescued everyone then it is too late. The Ulisses Forums have sunk with the loss of all threads. :o

Now we must make our lives anew upon this rocky shore. Learn to survive in this wilderness of.... vastly larger boards, numerous new posters, all our old Ulisses staff members, more moderators... I think we're good. :lol:
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Yeah, I don't know what happened. I hope the address just got redirected and the forums are still there. Because that wasn't supposed to happen.
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Crap, I broke it. I started a goofy thread to see who could get the last word in before the forums were locked.

And now it’s dead. I angered the forum gods with my frivolity. I’m to blame.
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Forty lashes in front of the mast, for you, then, LOL.
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Count Thalim wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:10 am
Well it looks like if we haven't rescued everyone then it is too late. The Ulisses Forums have sunk with the loss of all threads. :o
...and...
TorgHacker wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Yeah, I don't know what happened. I hope the address just got redirected and the forums are still there. Because that wasn't supposed to happen.
Arg!

Raddu did say they might go...eventually, but not straight away.

Looks like everything is redirecting to a Kickstarter announcement, so maybe that's a bad setting.

If anyone wants to try to recover anything (by copying and pasting it into a duplicate topic here), it looks like Google still has a cache of 5710 forum pages.

The Wayback Machine also has some some archives of the Ulisses North America forums. Looks like they don't have anything from this year and there are probably a lot of pages they didn't archive (as the Wayback Machine doesn't actually crawl, like Googlebot does).
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EEEK!

The FAQ and Errata link is dead now. Deanna, do you have this saved somewhere? Is there some way to keep it active?

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TorgHacker wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Yeah, I don't know what happened. I hope the address just got redirected and the forums are still there. Because that wasn't supposed to happen.
The HTTP Header for the FAQ's old URL is showing a 302 (moved temporarily) re-direct, which is hopefully good news (assuming whoever set up the re-direct knows the difference between a 301 (permanent) re-direct & a 302.) *shrug*

EDIT: Sadly the forums URL is returning a 404 (not found) message (so far as the tool I used is concerned, but it's not one I've used before- this PC isn't set up for that sort of thing, so just google'd a header tool.)
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From Discord:


[4:03 PM] Count Thalim: @Raddu , I take it the old Torg forums are now down permanently?
[4:22 PM] Raddu: No, they should be back, hopefully tomorrow
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Sword of Spirit wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:22 pm
EEEK!

The FAQ and Errata link is dead now. Deanna, do you have this saved somewhere? Is there some way to keep it active?
Yes, and they’ll come back.
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Forums are back up, though it looks like the downtime was to strip out the posting function so they are solely a record now.
Kuildeous wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Crap, I broke it. I started a goofy thread to see who could get the last word in before the forums were locked.

And now it’s dead. I angered the forum gods with my frivolity. I’m to blame.
So it looks like you didn't just kill them, Kuildeous, you caused the body to be embalmed and put on display like Lenin and Mao Zedong. :o

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Well, I thought that thread would last long enough to grow some legs, but I guess there we go. I got in the last word (on Torg anyway).
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I was going to make a smart-aleck post to your thread, Kuildeous, along the lines of “I refuse to participate in this” but found I could not reply. :(

Oh well! :D
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And now I can't even post here, it seems....at least I can't start anything new.

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Count Thalim wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:49 pm

So it looks like you didn't just kill them, Kuildeous, you caused the body to be embalmed and put on display like Lenin and Mao Zedong. :o

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Finally managed to join!

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I don't know this person, but I thought I would forward BrotherBaldr's name from Discord. He says that he's not able to get in. I thought maybe there might be luck if someone posts his name? Sorry if I'm getting involved where I shouldn't.
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