10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

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10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Shadowpaw » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:59 pm

Everyone,

Today the ToO celebrates its tenth anniversary! I never envisioned 10 years ago that the board would still be around today, and I'm honored you have all enjoyed the board as much as you have. Friends have been made, fun has been had, and even marriages have been arranged. It's been an eventful 10 years!

Unfortunately, it's no secret the board has been going through a spell of inactivity recently. As a result, the respective leaders of the Town of Odyssey and Soda Shop message boards have been conversing recently over the idea of merging, prompted by some of the discussion presented on the various boards. We've decided that the most viable option, to ensure the successful future of both boards, is to create a brand new board, a combination of our two boards, bringing together all the things that make both boards great.

Of course, such a project requires a lot of work. We've already started developing a rudimentary version of this board running here. However, (as you can tell) there's still a lot left to do. The new board will, unfortunately, not be opening today, as we would have hoped. Instead, we will be opening the new board on May 7th, the 3rd anniversary of the Soda Shop. Thus, both boards will remain open until that date. This gives time for all community members to learn of the change. However, no elections or official events will be run between now and then.

Thank you for reading, and I can't wait to see you on the Soda Town! Here's to another great 10 years!

Shadowpaw



EDIT: For those reading later, either read the whole thread or remember that I Slap Floor. ;) - Catspaw
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby SirWhit » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:58 am

Best. Idea. Evar.
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby The Top Crusader » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:19 am

2nd. Best. Idea. Evar.

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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby SirWhit » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:24 am

.........ok then....
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Tikvah » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:45 am

Although I would have loved it if this site could stay just as it is, I do see the necessity of a change, and this is a good solution all around.
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Tea Ess » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:53 am

Tikvah wrote:Although I would have loved it if this site could stay just as it is, I do see the necessity of a change, and this is a good solution all around.

Agreed. This will combine the activity and best components of both boards, and ultimately ensure their continued prosperity.
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Penguin » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:04 am

I feel like the ToO and SS are too different to be combined into one board. .-. And why isn't there an announcement on the SS about this? :|
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Tea Ess » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:12 am

We've been busy, sorry. :( I just made a post about it.

Edit: Belle made an announcement explaining everything.
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby bookworm » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:57 am

So this is why our next Election is long overdue.
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby snubs » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:12 am

bookworm wrote:So this is why our next Election is long overdue.
Yeah, I was wondering about the elections myself.
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Lark » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:52 am

There are elections? This I haven't heard of.
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Catspaw » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:54 am

snubs wrote:
bookworm wrote:So this is why our next Election is long overdue.
Yeah, I was wondering about the elections myself.

Now you know! I couldn't really properly explain that this was the reason for the recent oddities with our election schedules, but with planning and timing and things up in the air, it just seemed better to leave things unexplained. :)
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Whitty Whit » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:35 pm

*cross fingers and waits for the next big reveal*
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Taq » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:36 pm

What an amazing run for this board! Rest in peace.

It's nice to have closure.
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby TigerintheShadows » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:26 pm

Just a little reminder: I slap floor. \:D/
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Taq » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:20 pm

LOL

My comments still apply. ;)
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Catspaw » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:27 pm

TigerintheShadows wrote:Just a little reminder: I slap floor. \:D/

Tiger, I understand that this will take a little time to get used to, but we really need all of our members working together to find a way to make this work. Unity will be key as we look to the future. I wish that we had gotten a little more done so that this had more of a feeling of finality to it, but you know how life can get in the way. I have rarely been accused on being too obsessed with the little details ;) but I think that Shadowpaw's presence to make this announcement should tell you just how significant this is.
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby shnoodlec » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:29 pm

I can't wait for a full version of the board. ;)
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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby John Chrysostom » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:53 pm

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Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby ~JCGJ~ » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:08 pm

Has there been a vote? Like, for both boards (not just on SS or ToO, but some neutral platform, with a link posted on both sites)?
If I'm the only one opposed to it, then sure, do it. But I can't imagine I'm the only one...

I just see all the oldies and midbies squelching out even faster then they are currently... The reason I joined this board was because I was looking for something that I thought would last longer than the CBH Message Board, but it seems like the ToO is going the same route... Sure, board mergers were attempted, new boards were made, but they eventually were all but nothing.
Also, what does this mean for the Chat Room?
Also, notice how the only ones excited about this are the interlopers...
Ok, perhaps "interlopers" was a bit harsh. :mrgreen:
But the point still stands: A move like this will make the boards become an "SSer's" board with a few ToOers scattered throughout, any more than it is now.
What is wrong with two "slow" boards? I like the community we have here, and that community is very likely to be lost if we move locations...

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