Regional BBSes - logic is where?? (18)

1 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-09-28 12:28 ID:Unmb/Flx

I've raised this issue twice before to the BBS creator, and maybe raising it now in a subforum won't do any good, but this area is empty so I thought I'd start up a discussion and get opinions on something that has bugged me for a long time. What is the logic behind the particular regions that get their own regional BBS? Why aren't the regional BBSes divided into more general areas like Europe, USA, Canada, Australia - something that would actually make the threads easier to sort through? Why create regional BBSes for Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario of all places? I would REALLY like to know the reasoning behind this and whether I'm the only one in this whole BBS that finds it strange.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2012-10-02 06:13 ID:Yw8IG9fS

I'm betting that the original owner of the site was from Canada, or had many Canadian friends. I'll rename the boards to go along with a more general scheme.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2012-10-02 06:23 ID:Yw8IG9fS

I'll be adding a board for Asia and possibly making Americas into sub-boards. I might just add a couple of sub-boards instead of splitting it up, though.

4 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-05 23:53 ID:IIyv/r6q

The original owner of this site was from the US to my knowledge. And when the BBS was first created, all the threads were from England, and then elsewhere in Europe. The US and Canadian threads came much later and pushed the European threads off so they couldn't be found. Which is why I argued so hard in favour of regional BBSes that would let new users find the threads for their area.

Thanks for taking my idea!! ^___^

5 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-06 03:43 ID:IIyv/r6q

Though, I think what you might need to do is move any existing threads belonging in those areas to the new regional BBS. Otherwise people will continue to just post in the Offline Meetings main BBS and not use the regional areas.

By the by, what is the difference between the Offline Meetings and Fan-work Groups BBS? People seem to be using them in the exact same fashion.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2012-10-06 13:16 ID:Yw8IG9fS

>By the by, what is the difference between the Offline Meetings and Fan-work Groups BBS?

Probably nothing. I believe the original owner actually hid one of them. I added all of the existing boards back on to the menu.

I haven't had much time to do anything more than remove the massive amount of spam that was all over the site. I've also made the site not run like a clogged drain.

If you can identify threads that can be moved, please post the links here. Moving text threads is pretty easy with this software.

7 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-08 06:19 ID:LMbjRZ7e

>I haven't had much time to do anything more than remove the massive amount of spam that was all over the site. I've also made the site not run like a clogged drain.

You've done an amazing job with that. I have to ask, how did you come to take over the BBS? I thought the original owner would never give it up even when the whole site was clearly in need of more attention than he could give it.

>If you can identify threads that can be moved, please post the links here. Moving text threads is pretty easy with this software.

Sure, I'll go round them up for you :3

8 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-08 06:39 ID:LMbjRZ7e

Okay, so I went through the first page of the Offline Meetings BBS and the first few threads of the Fan Groups BBS. There are a LOT more threads in the Offline Meetings BBS but they're so old and there's so many that I wonder if it's worth the bother. The rest of the Fan Groups threads aren't worth bothering with as most have one reply or none at all. In this post I've only included threads which had replies from someone other than the original poster.

I would suggest separating the Americas BBS into two, United States and Canada. I would also suggest making a separate regional BBS for the United Kingdom, and maybe renaming Europe to Mainland Europe.

Here are the links:

UNITED STATES
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1292818618/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1292865563/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1285090708/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1287272708/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1298873724/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1309124284/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1280605553/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1280872561/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1292885290/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1298512112/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1292962978/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1292997472/
http://www.fanbbs.net/fan-groups/kareha.pl/1308004787/
http://www.fanbbs.net/fan-groups/kareha.pl/1306775455/
http://www.fanbbs.net/fan-groups/kareha.pl/1309198492/
http://www.fanbbs.net/fan-groups/kareha.pl/1310107165/

CANADA
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1299196312/

MAINLAND EUROPE
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1273432934/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1301044090/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1264846939/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1272911271/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1294170524/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1328862239/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1306500096/

UNITED KINGDOM
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1257439871/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1262725644/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1259526415/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1261003791/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1288958546/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1256490185/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1262540451/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1258217317/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1262686924/
http://www.fanbbs.net/offline-meetings/kareha.pl/1257096847/

9 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-08 06:48 ID:LMbjRZ7e

This thread was also misplaced in the Lobby: http://www.fanbbs.net/lobby/kareha.pl/1290397687/ (One for the United States regional BBS). It's long dead but might be worth moving anyway. Weird to see a post from myself in that old thread. x3

10 Name: Anonymous : 2012-10-08 22:36 ID:Yw8IG9fS

I'll move those threads soon.

>how did you come to take over the BBS

I just emailed him about the spam. He was surprised anyone emailed him about it and thought it was a joke (mostly because of my email address). I told him I'd take it off his hands until he decided he wanted to do something with it and now we're here.

11 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-09 02:59 ID:J5C1SrGy

>I just emailed him about the spam. He was surprised anyone emailed him about it and thought it was a joke (mostly because of my email address). I told him I'd take it off his hands until he decided he wanted to do something with it and now we're here.

Well I am amazed. I got a pretty negative response to the first email I sent him about the chaotic state of the BBS (this was before all the spam hit, where the worst problem was that new threads were being created too rapidly, preventing old ones from being seen, so a lot of people were making duplicates of existing threads and there was a lot of clutter) where he basically told me he'd deal with it if it became a serious problem (it already was). The second email I sent on the same subject got no response at all. Maybe I was just too aggressive in my approach and he didn't want to deal with me xD

Anyway, I'm happy to see the site cleaned up and running smoothly :) Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help out.

12 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-09 08:30 ID:J5C1SrGy

One more for the United States... http://www.fanbbs.net/self-introductions/kareha.pl/1311322778/

I'm enjoying this too much xD It's sad when internet stuff feels more productive than my schoolwork.

13 Name: Anonymous : 2012-10-10 14:15 ID:Yw8IG9fS

Hah, yeah it's a bad habit to spend time working on less important projects.

Like I said, I'll move these threads when I have the time. Just keep linking them.

14 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-11 02:40 ID:w73G9qph

>Just keep linking them.

No problem :3 I think I've done all the important ones anyway. I may go back through the archives of Offline Meetings if I get REALLY bored.

15 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-16 02:39 ID:UMynMD2i

Of course, the problem with dividing the whole of Offline Meetings and Fan-Work Groups up into various regions is that there'll be no need for those two BBS to exist any more. You might have to do a general revamp of how the site is laid out...

16 Name: Anonymous : 2012-10-22 11:10 ID:Yw8IG9fS

Of course, I plan to merge/remove a few of these boards.

17 Name: Anonymous : 2012-10-22 11:25 ID:Yw8IG9fS

Also, I've moved all of these threads.

18 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-11-05 09:16 ID:2wOELB5y

Awesome! I might have to dig up some more. X3

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