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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:15 pm 
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So is it the end of the Zappa Forum as we know it (since 2006), or will all this stuff be saved through the soon-to-be-here final days transition? Will you miss it? Do you give a F@%k?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:33 pm 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
So is it the end of the Zappa Forum as we know it (since 2006), or will all this stuff be saved through the soon-to-be-here final days transition? Will you miss it? Do you give a F@%k?


Hopefully the new forum will be more of a porn site.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:33 pm 
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Has a final days transition been announced? I asked a related question (I think) about Barfko-Swill being phased out on another thread. I don't know. I do care.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:41 pm 
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Mikey announced that we had until the end of the month to save whatever we liked from here. He is going to boot it soon, I believe.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:46 pm 
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Hmmm, good question then. Will we still have our accounts? Will there still be a forum?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:50 pm 
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There will still be a Forum (hopefully). He did warn us to check if the email account associated with the Forum is up-to-date. My doubt is if it is a precaution, in case shit happens, or if he is going to wipe the slate clean...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:09 am 
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GUYS!

we have been over this.
if there is anything you would like to save --- save it
... in a leather bound journal ... like i do.



you're welcome,
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:18 am 
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I am afraid of really bad things happening. Look at all the research the real Zappa scholars did all over the years. Look at all the very intimate communication between forumers like reporting about having lost a person that passed away. Will it be preserved, will it be deleted (that would be like burning down a library)? If so, why? Just to polish the forum a little bit?
BTW i don't need anybody to censor my communication, i am an adult person. Big brothers here and all over the world, fuck off!
Has anybody an idea about where to go when this forum will be unusable?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:25 am 
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The last "upgrade" wiped out my entire account, along with numerous transcriptions I painstakingly made of Zappa speaking to various concert audiences. They could be found under a topic I created titled "You Can't Say That On Stage Anymore".

Several other popular members were also wiped out…Arkay, MentalTossFlycoon, et al.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:06 am 
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I remember, being one of the lucky few to still have my old account - mind you I did lose all but 50 posts.

We'll see...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:25 am 
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I would miss the forum if it went away. Stuff isn't on the internet forever no matter what people say. It wouldn't bother me too much if it was wiped. I used to drink a lot.

What I don't understand is what the Zappas get out of this forum. Are we pets?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:34 am 
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We're all here out of nostalgia. Back when the forums were first launched, these were a novelty, they instantly attracted a crowd of Zappa-fans who could now have proper conversations... some of us go a long way back.
Now most forums are dying due to Facebook and other, faster social media. And ad bots that swarm from time to time, keeping admins busy and members quiet.

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Internet forums have had a huge impact on me personally. I'm not kidding I would not be the same person. I learned a lot from people I never would have conversed with otherwise.


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I did learn a bit about Zappa hanging around here...

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A bit confused...

Is it an upgrade or the end ?
If so, it stops when ?

If it's the end, I'll miss some guys here...

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Mij wrote:
A bit confused...

Is it an upgrade or the end ?
If so, it stops when ?

If it's the end, I'll miss some guys here...
on June 21, 2016 Mikey wrote:
Hey folks,

We are planning for significant message board upgrades/changes in the coming months and we’d like to take this opportunity to let you know about this ahead of time. If you have special private messages, or anything that is important to you, please archive these things now.

Also: please update your profile with your current email address, so that we can help you keep your username.

We’ll continue to update you on Message Board changes in the near future, and welcome your feedback below.

Music Is The Best!

Mikey
It looks like the forum will continue. 8)


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It will be BORN AGAIN

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:45 am 
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i kept telling you guys that the Great Disturbance was on the horizon.

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i kept telling you guys that the Great Disturbance was on the horizon.
Will you continue your trollish behavior? The inane gifs?

I'm really enjoying the ignore feature. You' could be next. 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:04 am 
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Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
Will you continue your trollish behavior? The inane gifs?

eh, no promises.


Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
I'm really enjoying the ignore feature. You' could be next.

OR... (put on your seatbelt)
you could try ignoring me manually.


#whataconcept

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It will be BORN AGAIN

OH NO !
Not a Christian Forum !?!

:) :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:21 pm 
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Maps gifs are not inane. Not at all.

Thing is, to understand Maps you have to operate at a higher level of consciousness than someone who can't see how inane their own little copy/pasted political doodles can be. I tend to sympathize with any poor, soulless rat trapped inside the Beltway, particularly one who is as dim-witted as our resident cartoonist groupie, but only up to a point. My sympathy ends when it becomes undeniable to every intelligent person, every person with any depth, that this Beltway rat is mostly just antagonistic in a sinister and downright evil way. Oh, sure, he sometimes knows when to kiss ass, but that only makes him all the more repulsive to those of us who care about representing reality.

Maps, that's fucking hilarious when what's- his- name said he "didn't understand why you were doing it". My response to that would be a cheap partisan doodle by the likes of Gary "souled out" Varvel.


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I like both lapsed maps and Mr Nice Guys contributions. Sorry.


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KUIII wrote:
I like both lapsed maps and Mr Nice Guys contributions. Sorry.

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