UPDATE JUNE 30, 2023: Just providing an update: I haven't quite finished the export so the forums will stay open at least 1 more month. New plan is August 1st, 2023.
All my Massassi friends and acquaintances,
It is time to shut down these forums. I am planning to convert them to a permanent, readonly archive on June 1, 2023.
This was discussed in a previous thread, but the main reasons are:
- usage is extremely low
- vBulletin is out of date, out of support, and has various unpatched vulnerabilities
- the PHP version these forums use is out of date, out of support, and has various unpatched vulnerabilities
- the forum is costing me too much time
- manual verification of new users, when 99% of them are spammers or bots
- always worrying that they're gonna be hacked (again)
- the forum is costing me too much money
- any money is too much, since they're not being used
- $60/month (since they're on the old massassi server, which is also out of date, out of support, and has various unpatched vulnerabilities
Please say your farewells, download/archive any private messages you want to keep, share your contact information out to your pm friends, etc.
There are quite a few of us in the Discord now if you're still looking for some JK discussion.
Thanks for the memories!
P.S. I'll post a reply with a list of the specific things that are going to be archived and those that are not.