R.I.P A.N.D :( Just a quick note to let you know that AlwaysNewDepths.com, the unofficial Bloc Party forum, has unfortunately been sent to the retirement home. Basically, the guy who ran it hasn't got the time/money to maintain it at the moment, so he's had to close it down...here's his explanation. It's a bit of a shame really, but the official forum has been given a revamp, so you can engage in Bloc Party-related conversation over there for now.
P.S. BlocParty.net is now looking for a new forum to link up with, so if you've got phpBB experience and you'd like to create a new unofficial forum, email me here!
Crap. If its possible i'm quite willing to pay any costs, I understand funding was quite an issue for the site with its increasing bandwidth. If ownership of alwaysnewdepths.com was sent my way. I lack experience with running the board, but we can't go without the ol'forum...
Was a long time coming tbh, and Adams been a great host for us all. I would like to say thanks. I'm sure we all really appreciated all the work he put into it.
God Bless Bloc Party x
# posted by Shady Lane : December 04, 2006 5:07 PM
boo. i am going to die now.
# posted by christianallen : December 04, 2006 5:43 PM
this is the worst day ever, in the history of bloc party!
someone buy and.com and get it back up and running!! I cant stand the offish!!
GUYS, If you still want an unofficial Bloc forum. I'll happily create it.
I have a lot of experience with vbulletin (which costs me a yearly fee, but is far superior to phpBB - much nicer to use). I set up and co-run the site http://newbtalk.co.uk - a site for discussions by people of my hometown. And I had just started getting into AND - I was a newish user of about 6 months but visited often.
I could try and get the domain alwaysnewdepths.com again or go for a new name and of course i would sexify the forums to make them all bloc related. I'd also need to have some mods.
Just wondering if people would actually use it or are they now happy with just the official one?
Feel free to email me about this to jordanburgess [AT] gmail [dot] com
I'd encourage going with a new forum. While the official's going quite well for now, who knows when it'll descend into hell. A lot of official forums for bands just seem to go that way, and if you wanted any help with the development/maintaining thing, I have a little phpBB experience.
That's bloody ridiculous. Dozens of us have offered to pay the hosting, generally with no response. Furthermore, the creator having no/little internet access is no reason to remove a resource from an entire community. I don't care that he can't enjoy his creation anymore; shame, but that's no reason to disallow the rest of us from continuing the good community that had been created.
# posted by crafty bison : December 05, 2006 11:17 PM
Jordan, that's an awesome idea. vBulletin is excellent. I have some experience with forums (though never as a vB administrator) and time on my hands over Christmas, so get in touch if you want help (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let's get this started.
I agree with keeping AND as the name, and I think we can draw up a list of (reliable and sensible) regulars from the old AND to be first on the list to be moderators.
# posted by crafty bison : December 05, 2006 11:19 PM
I supposed thats one reason to create a fan forum. To keep Crafty away from .com :)
# posted by crafty bison : December 06, 2006 10:49 AM
Basically, me (Larry) and Tom (Shady Lane) are really quiet keen to get something done. We're currently trying to make contact with Adam over the old database and the domain. We're also preferring to keep it to the old phpBB design and have as much like the old as possible if it is impossible to retrieve the database. So craftbison and jordan, hold your horses for a little while at least. But if either of you have any php experience it'd be appreciated.
email@example.com if you want to email me about anything.
That's good news Larry - your way would be my obvious first choice. As for phpBB experience, I do have some - I currently manage day-to-day a phpBB forum with roughly 200 members as the sole administrator. Let me know if you want any help (firstname.lastname@example.org).
# posted by crafty bison : December 07, 2006 10:38 AM
was great while it lasted. stelvin.
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