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Old September 29th 21, 17:19   #1
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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?
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Old September 29th 21, 18:29   #2
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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.
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Old September 29th 21, 19:41   #3
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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.
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Old September 29th 21, 19:45   #4
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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.
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Old September 29th 21, 21:46   #5
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You have a point. I'd just hate for it to get too complicated to use. I just came back after all lol
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Old September 30th 21, 10:57   #6
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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
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Old October 1st 21, 07:13   #7
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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.
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Old October 1st 21, 12:22   #8
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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.
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Old October 2nd 21, 02:57   #9
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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.
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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!
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