willpell wrote:And, my final rescue effort was cut short by one hour, due to my failure to empty my backup disk in order to retain room. Who would have thought that I could fill close to seven gigs almost entirely with threads from the moribund forum? And even at that, I haven't gotten close to finding everything worthy of salvage. I must simply hope that others have done their part, and that the things I will someday wish I had saved will have turned up somewhere else.
We all did what we could do Willpell. Some of us were fortunate enough to be able to do more than others. Some of us could just spread the word. Some of us didn't have any spare time. I'm grateful for anyone who tried, regardless of how successful they were.
We probably missed some stuff, but we have to let it go.
willpell wrote:From now on, this place is all I have left....
...and you can help this place grow and become more than the WotC forums ever were.
There are less people here in total than there was at the WotC forums, but we have a lot
more openness to niche communities here. I've found the freedom at The Piazza to talk to fans I never got to talk to before (because of things like the Edition War nonsense getting in the way of a good exchange of views). I've watched the campaign forum area expand from a handful of D&D worlds to so many that they don't fit on my screen without scrolling any more.
If you let some of your friends know this place is here, welcome newcomers and help people discuss minority campaign settings in Other Worlds and minoirity rules systems in the Crunchy Bits forum, you can watch the forum grow into a bigger and bigger place before your very eyes.
So I'm sad to see the place where I met some of my best online friends go away, but I've met so many cool people at The Piazza, that I'm looking forward with hope.