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AntonyF September 29th 21 16:19

The future of B5TV
 
I've been thinking for a while that I would upgrade B5TV from its steampunk system, if only because I feel an obligation to preserve some B5 history.

Now, with the latest news, I think it's even more important.

I would love to cover news, but I think I'm just too old and lazy now. That period of just pouring my life into a website is over! But the forums at least need a refit.

Stay tuned?

Kyehlar September 29th 21 17:29

Re: The future of B5TV
 
I kinda like the retro feel to things. Like you, Antony, I'm too old and lazy to learn new message board tricks.

Springer September 29th 21 18:41

Re: The future of B5TV
 
I quite like the retro look to the forums too but the site needs to be tailored for use on phones etc so a reboot of the forums is probably necessary.

I have just been thinking we need a news website as well as a forum. I'd be interested in contributing.

AntonyF September 29th 21 18:45

Re: The future of B5TV
 
The other issue is spam. I have turned off registration and they have to email for a password, which is not good long term.

Also it's not retro, it's vintage. This is proper 2001 beginnings. :) We didn't even have iPhones then.

Kyehlar September 29th 21 20:46

Re: The future of B5TV
 
You have a point. I'd just hate for it to get too complicated to use. I just came back after all lol

AntonyF September 30th 21 09:57

Re: The future of B5TV
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyehlar (Post 465320)
You have a point. I'd just hate for it to get too complicated to use. I just came back after all lol

I'd use the same system I implemented at www.trekbbs.com if you want a preview :)

Kyehlar October 1st 21 06:13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AntonyF (Post 465324)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyehlar (Post 465320)
You have a point. I'd just hate for it to get too complicated to use. I just came back after all lol

I'd use the same system I implemented at www.trekbbs.com if you want a preview :)

TrekBBS is still going? I thought that place was as dead as SlipstreamBBS lol

Good to know though. I think very few sites from that era are still up and running.

darth_librarian October 1st 21 11:22

Re: The future of B5TV
 
Personally, I love the old-school feel as it gives me nostalgia. But if you want new audiences then an upgrade is the way forward.

tygirwulf October 2nd 21 01:57

Re: The future of B5TV
 
trek bbs looks fine to me, just keep the dark blue/purple theme here please. All the white hurts my eyes and I find black equally annoying.



Certainly a newer forum software would be more secure, and I'm guessing, also easier to administrate.

Kyehlar October 2nd 21 07:58

Re: The future of B5TV
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tygirwulf (Post 465349)
trek bbs looks fine to me, just keep the dark blue/purple theme here please. All the white hurts my eyes and I find black equally annoying.

Agreed. Bright light kill Gizmo!

Looney October 2nd 21 14:42

Re: The future of B5TV
 
Please change nothing if only for the fact I fear it will create some glitch that denies me access..... and I don't know if my legions of fans whom love to read my every post could handle that right now with all the things we are going to have to discuss in the coming YEARS!!!!! :D:D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

PLUS I love the look and feel of this place. :thumbsup:

But I do understand the need for progress and expansion. Especially given the fact there will be new legions of fans who should not be denied the Looney experience. ..... (LMAO I wish you could all see me rolling on the floor laughing at myself.) :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw:

OMG I AM SO EXCITED I AM GOING OUT OF MY MIND - - - BEEN SUCH A EUPHORIC WEEK! ;)

Moonface October 2nd 21 22:49

Re: The future of B5TV
 
I guess as long as the emojis stay the same, Looney will be fine ^^

AntonyF October 3rd 21 00:55

Re: The future of B5TV
 
I'll aim to keep the dark theme!

Looney October 3rd 21 01:52

Re: The future of B5TV
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Moonface (Post 465362)
I guess as long as the emojis stay the same, Looney will be fine ^^

Very TRUE. I might not be a wizard with words, but my emojis say it all. :thumbsup:

Markas October 4th 21 18:15

Re: The future of B5TV
 
And I MUST keep my title. ;)

RW7427 October 5th 21 01:58

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Markas (Post 465414)
And I MUST keep my title. ;)

That's cause you're an old fart :p

Recoil October 11th 21 16:52

Re: The future of B5TV
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AntonyF (Post 465307)
I've been thinking for a while that I would upgrade B5TV from its steampunk system, if only because I feel an obligation to preserve some B5 history.

Now, with the latest news, I think it's even more important.

I would love to cover news, but I think I'm just too old and lazy now. That period of just pouring my life into a website is over! But the forums at least need a refit.

Stay tuned?


I'd wager if you wanted to cover news and tidbits on the new upcoming series, you can retain your laziness and delegate. I'm sure there will be a few capable posters around here who would jump a chance to contribute and handle some of that. If that's something that you would consider, that may be an option for you in the coming weeks/months.


JMS still is active on Facebook/Twitter, and if anyone subscribes to his Paetron, there may be more inside info there (although, I guess, re-posting that here would be a big no-no as it would be behind a paywall).


Still, there may be news to be had to start up a proper blog again if that was something you wanted to do, via delegation.


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