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Thread Starter 
What is the timetable for moving to the new boards, is it likely to be before Christmas?
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post #2 of 46
No clue, really. The fact is, we're unsure of what the new ownership etc. means.

Sorry to disappoint.
post #3 of 46
I can't wait to go over to the macNN pages to complain about AI being down, YAY! :/

I think it means AI is on it's last legs and it's just a matter of time before problems of one sort or another lead to it vanishing for good.

Shall we all make acontigency plan now? Perhaps everyone should register at OI just in case? hahaha
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post #4 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>Shall we all make acontigency plan now?</strong><hr></blockquote>We already have one.

I have essentially made a carbon copy of AppleInsider on a top secret server locked away within Dick Cheney's hidden underground bunker. Err, uhh, I mean, well...

Seriously, though, we DO have a backup plan that can be put into effect very quickly if things turn ugly.
post #5 of 46
that's nice to hear.
post #6 of 46
Thread Starter 
Wow, I thought that you were the chaps behind the buyout. This looks very messy, but I really dont want to go back to Badfalmingos (sic)!!!!!

If this site goes down how are we going to know where to go, isn't it catch22?
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post #7 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Addison:
<strong>If this site goes down how are we going to know where to go, isn't it catch22?</strong><hr></blockquote>Well, all users *should* have a valid e-mail address in their profiles. Making an announcement would be as simple as sending an e-mail to everybody from the new board's location. Administrators can generate a full e-mail list like this in case of emergencies or major changes.

Easy, no?

[ 11-06-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
post #8 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>No clue, really. The fact is, we're unsure of what the new ownership etc. means.

Sorry to disappoint.</strong><hr></blockquote>

At least the front page rumor stories have started again. I hadn't noticed at all until today (11/6). And Kasper Jade is on it too. I wonder where Prince MacLean went. He sounded like he was from the DC area, just like Monish originally was too.

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post #9 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>I can't wait to go over to the macNN pages to complain about AI being down, YAY! :/
</strong><hr></blockquote>

That won't do a whole lot of good, since MacNN sold AI. I think we're still running on a MacNN server, provisionally, but MacNN is no longer responsible for us.

You could still go there and complain, I suppose, but it wouldn't do much more than piss off the locals.
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post #10 of 46
Would this be a good time to start another 'MacNN is gay' thread without fear of repercussions from gargonzola?
post #11 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Spart:
<strong>Would this be a good time to start another 'MacNN is gay' thread without fear of repercussions from gargonzola?</strong><hr></blockquote>

No, this kind of thread is useless, and Gorgonzola was nearly the only one who did help ( a little) us to fix some problems.
post #12 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Escher:
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I wonder where Prince MacLean went. He sounded like he was from the DC area, just like Monish originally was too.

Escher</strong><hr></blockquote>

Maybe the sniper got him. BAM!!! "We haf no infomashun on da whereabouts of da Prince Mac clean at dis time."

[ 11-07-2002: Message edited by: G4Dude ]</p>
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post #13 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:
<strong>

No, this kind of thread is useless, and Gorgonzola was nearly the only one who did help ( a little) us to fix some problems.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Okay, so we don't have to lash out against gargonzola or all of MacNN.

But you must admit, the MacNN forums are gay.
post #14 of 46
I was thinking about getting the Atomic FreeZone 120's but it seems that only the 2002 models are available. (ski boards hahaha)
post #15 of 46
I think I haven't seen the story ... what is the story behind Appleinsider and Macnn? They were one it seems..? And for legal questions (guessing. about..???) they sold AI??? What is the story?
Please? (if it's not a secret)
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post #16 of 46
Here's a *very* brief history of AppleInsider, Mulattabianca.

It started as a small one-page section hosted on MacNN called "Reality".
Later, a small forum section was added for Reality.
Reality was eventually renamed AppleInsider and given its own domain name and forums, but still owned by MacNN.
The old black and purple forums and site were updated to a dark blue, green, and grey color scheme.
The "great blackout" occurred when the ISP that was hosting AI's server disappeared.
MacNN eventually restarted AI and the forums on its own servers with the current light grey color scheme.
The front page disappeared as no one was updating it. It was redirected to the forums.
SlapTech approached MacNN to buy the AppleInsider name and forums.
The front page returned, redirecting to SlapTech.
SlapTech returned AI's regular front page and started posting updates.

Currently, the forums are still hosted on MacNN's servers. We don't know when they will be transitioned onto SlapTech's servers.

AppleInsider has always been "the redheaded stepchild" that MacNN didn't like. AppleInsider on several occasions got MacNN into some legal issues with a number of big-name companies. MacNN couldn't be seen as a reputable news site by Apple because of its connections and history with AppleInsider. So, MacNN was actually quite happy to get rid of us. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

[ 11-08-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
post #17 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Spart:
<strong>

Okay, so we don't have to lash out against gargonzola or all of MacNN.

But you must admit, the MacNN forums are gay.</strong><hr></blockquote>

The gay thing seems to be very popular in Apple Insider too
post #18 of 46
Maybe so but not nearly as much...uggh I have like three posts at MacNN compared to 1300 here...
post #19 of 46
Thanx Brad for the story.

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post #20 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Brad:
<strong>The old black and purple forums and site were updated to a dark blue, green, and grey color scheme.
The "great blackout" occurred when the ISP that was hosting AI's server disappeared.
MacNN eventually restarted AI and the forums on its own servers with the current light grey color scheme.
</strong><hr></blockquote>Wasn't the grey color scheme here before the blackout of 2001?
post #21 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>Wasn't the grey color scheme here before the blackout of 2001?</strong><hr></blockquote>

yes it was
post #22 of 46
And didn't the forums/front page have a bondi/black color scheme before that, rather than dark blue, green, and grey or whatever?
post #23 of 46
<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/19990117021354/http://www.appleinsider.com/" target="_blank">Blackout</a>

<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/19990902162848/www.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=intro" target="_blank">January 1999 (the style seems to be like that for all 1999)</a>

<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20010207044233/forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi" target="_blank">February 2001</a>

<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20010516180209/forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi?action=getdaily" target="_blank">Today's active threads...</a>

<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20010531115317/forums.appleinsider.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/000216.html" target="_blank">Alley...</a>



Kewl.. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #24 of 46
Yep. Good job MB.

Aaaah, the wonders of the Internet Wayback Machine.
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click on that link of MB to SA. EmAn with 2000 posts !! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> LOOOSER !!! hgehhe
post #26 of 46
Wow, I never realized how bad looking the old AI forums were.

Worse than vB's default templates...and that is saying a lot.

[ 11-13-2002: Message edited by: Spart ]</p>
post #27 of 46
Well that BLACK version of AI ...
... well.. <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #28 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Spart:
<strong>Would this be a good time to start another 'MacNN is gay' thread without fear of repercussions from gargonzola?</strong><hr></blockquote>

No. Starting such a thread would most certainly cause the fury of god to be rained down upon your head.

*sings* Someone's not comfortable with their sexuality...

<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #29 of 46
hey gorgonzola, are you the one holding some keys back? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
<strong>hey gorgonzola, are you the one holding some keys back? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Please restate that in internationally-recognized English and I'll try to answer.
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post #31 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by gorgonzola:
<strong>

No. Starting such a thread would most certainly cause the fury of god to be rained down upon your head.

*sings* Someone's not comfortable with their sexuality...

<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

If I wasn't comfortable with my sexuality (I'm straight by the way) why would I hang around here...I swear when there was a questionnaire thread here one out of four people classified themselves as homosexual.

I don't have a problem talking with any of them, and never use it as an insult to them.

I just hate MacNN forums.

[ 11-17-2002: Message edited by: Spart ]</p>
post #32 of 46
[quote]<strong>
Head Administrator
Posts: 185
From: New Yawk</strong><hr></blockquote>


:eek: <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> Woh!!! Gawd...
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post #33 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Mulattabianca:
<strong>Woh!!! Gawd...</strong><hr></blockquote>Yes, he is the head administrator.
He administrates the giving of... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
post #34 of 46
Brad,

you can't touch that...
post #35 of 46
touch what?
huh, i think i need to adjust my

funny settings...

[ SPJ this thread is turning... ? ]
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post #36 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
<strong>click on that link of MB to SA. EmAn with 2000 posts !! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> LOOOSER !!! hgehhe </strong><hr></blockquote>

and did you notice that was after I was a member for over a year?
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EmAn: <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #38 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by gorgonzola:
<strong>Please restate that in internationally-recognized English and I'll try to answer.</strong><hr></blockquote>

gorgonzola, who has the power over the servers where AI is located right now?
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[quote]Originally posted by Mulattabianca:
<strong>touch what?</strong><hr></blockquote>My my my my music hits me so hard
Makes me say, "oh my lord,
thank you for blessing me
With a mind to rhyme and two hyped feet"
It feels good when you know you're sown
A superdope homeboy from the Oaktown
And I'm known as such
And this is a beat -
Uh! U can't touch this.

I told you homeboy
U can't touch this.
Yeah, that's how we livin' and you know
U can't touch this.
Look in my eyes, man.
U can't touch this.
Yo, let me bust the funky lyrics.
U can't touch this.

[ 11-19-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
post #40 of 46
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Originally posted by Addison
What is the timetable for moving to the new boards, is it likely to be before Christmas?

nope, but middlemarch sounds about right

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