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Old 05-13-2009, 07:26 PM   #42

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Re: The future of this forum...
We've already moved. Though these forums will stay, things will change... Joe won't be a part of them, it's likely nobody will be keeping the software up to date, et cetera. I don't really know George or know how he's going to operate these forums or really what's going to happen here once Joe is gone. I'm going to stay on as a moderator here for as long as possible for the sake of the other forums but I am committed to running the new Duke3D mods forum on Duke4.

With Joe running this place I felt like these forums were going to stay the same forever, with my friend running them and in no danger of going away because, hey, it's 3DR. Since the future of 3DR isn't very clear to the public right now I'm not too comfortable continuing on here when we don't know exactly what's going to happen. It's not like I can get a SQL dump of these forums or anything in order to move them elsewhere if they go down (which I can with Duke4). It's a longevity issue at this point.

Since I don't know what's going to happen precisely I'm going to go the safe route and stay committed to the decision to move these forums in the first place. If these forums stay up and running in good order for years and years after this point, great -- I'm happy to help keep them clean, and that means that all of the information on them isn't going anywhere. On the other hand, if 3DR is nothing but a paper entity run by George after all of this, what happens if he gets run over by a bus? I'd rather not keep adding to a pile of information that could be gone at any time with no notice if plans change.
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