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Title: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Mr. Bill on September 28, 2019, 12:39:07 PM
We're gonna nuke Walking To Freedom Forum (http://walkingtofreedom.com/forum/index.php) unless somebody speaks up pretty soon.

Info here: Keep this forum in operation, or not? (http://walkingtofreedom.com/forum/index.php?topic=20161.0)

You can read that without logging in.  If you're currently a member, and have an opinion about whether we should keep it running, please say something.  (If you're not a member, you can't currently register -- we had to block registrations because of a spammer invasion and no staff available to stop it.)
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: LvsChant on October 01, 2019, 07:10:12 PM
Wow! I forgot that forum even existed... don't think I ever registered either.
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Mr. Bill on October 01, 2019, 09:55:37 PM
I've never used it -- I'm only a member because of a previous spammer blast that I offered to clean up.

Jack says "I think WTF is dead and should be put down like a dog."  If (when) we do that, I think it'll be a month or two before any members even notice!

Anyway, it's currently in a stable (spam-protected) state, and I've got other tasks to take care of before I get around to deleting it, so it'll be there at least a few more days.
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Stwood on October 01, 2019, 10:25:14 PM
Didn't know it existed.
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: CarbideAndIron on October 02, 2019, 05:56:29 AM
I really like the idea of it....but I never used it. I went and saw that it didn't have much use in the states I was interested in.
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: archer on October 04, 2019, 05:46:03 PM
i was on early on, but dropped off. nuke it from orbit.
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on October 04, 2019, 09:35:39 PM
i was on early on, but dropped off. nuke it from orbit.

not that bad, surely.  just a small carpet bombing?
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: archer on October 06, 2019, 08:23:47 PM
not that bad, surely.  just a small carpet bombing?
works for me... bill, want to push the button?
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Mr. Bill on October 06, 2019, 09:31:56 PM
works for me... bill, want to push the button?

No reply in 11 days, so yeah, it's gonna go, but nuking it is at the bottom of my priority list.  I figure on setting aside a backup of the files and database, and replacing it with a simple webpage linking to this forum and a few other TSP sites.
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Stwood on October 07, 2019, 02:03:47 PM
and a few other TSP sites.

You have other sites?
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Mr. Bill on October 07, 2019, 04:14:32 PM
You have other sites?

I mean other TSP-related social media sites, like Jack's main TSP blog itself (the comments are fairly active), and the TSP Facebook and MeWe pages.

The sum total of all sites that Jack has started is humongous, but many didn't go anywhere, and some were spun off to other owners over the years.

TSP Wiki is, unfortunately, also dead.  Looks like they had a spammer attack, and somebody tried to restore from an old backup, and now it's nearly unusable.  I don't know whether it's possible to recover what's lost, or whether it's worth the effort.
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Stwood on October 07, 2019, 05:15:05 PM
Ok. Thanks
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: CarbideAndIron on October 08, 2019, 05:36:51 AM

TSP Wiki is, unfortunately, also dead.  Looks like they had a spammer attack, and somebody tried to restore from an old backup, and now it's nearly unusable.  I don't know whether it's possible to recover what's lost, or whether it's worth the effort.

That is unfortunate to hear. I really liked the page, but I do recall a lot of the history links not working, this must be part of what you are referring to with all the issues.
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Countryguy on October 20, 2019, 12:00:53 PM
Is this something to see if someone inside the walking to freedom orginanization would want to take over to use? I mean what org puts on the events he speaks at? Maybe they'd be interested in reviving and utilizing it?
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Mr. Bill on October 20, 2019, 12:13:29 PM
If there is any "walking to freedom organization", nobody has told me about it.

Still no responses from WTF Forum's current members, so making a permanent backup and nuking it is on my to-do-list.
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Stwood on February 03, 2020, 04:49:01 PM
Bill, the spammers sure seem to like this thread.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 03, 2020, 10:13:27 PM
Bill, the spammers sure seem to like this thread.  ;D ;D ;D

Yeah, I thought that was ironically amusing.  Spammer nuked to oblivion!!!
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Stwood on February 04, 2020, 07:24:14 AM
Yeah, I thought that was ironically amusing.  Spammer nuked to oblivion!!!


 ;D ;D ;D ;D


WEll, ck the gas thread when time permits.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 04, 2020, 12:42:52 PM
WEll, ck the gas thread when time permits.  ;D ;D ;D

Freelancer nuked that one.  Seriously, it's like trying to keep field mice out of your heating ducts.  Maybe registering here should be grounds for automatic banning. 8)
Title: Re: Does anyone want to save Walking To Freedom Forum?
Post by: Stwood on February 04, 2020, 01:35:44 PM
Freelancer nuked that one.  Seriously, it's like trying to keep field mice out of your heating ducts.  Maybe registering here should be grounds for automatic banning. 8)


 :rofl: