10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Are you new in town? Unfamiliar with what to do first? Pop in and take a look at several helpful guides to get you settled into your new home! You'll also find Mayoral announcements to keep you abreast of the latest developments!

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby ~JCGJ~ » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:33 pm

I reiterate: I am not a fan. :noway:
I am Mr. Green
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Image
A helpful graphic, for those who may be confused.
Image
That is all.

Autumn is a Glorious Season
Autumn is a Glorious Season
User avatar
~JCGJ~

I am :mrgreen:

 
Posts: 2542
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:37 pm
Location: Probably riding my AWESOME maxi-scooter on some back road somewhere...
Age: 22
Gender: Male

Cash on hand: 62.74
Bank: 631.96

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Moontide » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:58 pm

I was a fan, but I suspected it was a joke, because of the silly "The Soda Town" name.
The Council isn't corrupt
User avatar
Moontide

I have vanished into the padded room.

 
Posts: 3679
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:44 pm
Gender: Male

Cash on hand: 4.26
Bank: 0.01
Blog: View Blog (5)

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Laura Ingalls » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:57 pm

I knew this had to be an April Fools' Day prank....good one, guys. ;)


*loves April Fools' Day*
“Home is the nicest word there is.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder
Half Pint
Half Pint
User avatar
Laura Ingalls

Happily married to Almanzo

 
Posts: 11336
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:13 pm
Location: Suburbia
Age: 32
Gender: Female

Cash on hand: 425.12
Bank: 80.45

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby bookworm » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:28 pm

This was a good prank idea, but it didn’t really work for multiple reasons not limited to the following.


Shadowpaw wrote:the board has been going through a spell of inactivity recently. ... We've decided that the most viable option, to ensure the successful future of both boards, is to create a brand new board
If the purpose of this is to remedy inactivity, this is the worst solution you could come up with. Closing the board in question and moving to a completely new one? If people are having trouble coming around to a site they already use they’re not going to migrate to a new one and start over, they’ll just drop away.


Shadowpaw wrote:the respective leaders of the Town of Odyssey and Soda Shop message boards have been conversing recently over the idea of merging ... create a brand new board, a combination of our two boards
This one is obvious, but closing both boards and opening a new one isn’t a merge, it’s a forced consolidation into a brand new startup. Not a logical course of action for any purpose on either side.


Shadowpaw wrote:bringing together all the things that make both boards great.
Except apparently the things that make The ToO great (cash, Elections, etc) as those features need to be supported into existence on the new site or they’ll be dropped.


Shadowpaw wrote: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 ... Thus, both boards will remain open until that date. This gives time for all community members to learn of the change.
These statements are contradictory. The delay allows people to have notice; but the plan was for the new board to be ready now, meaning there would not have been any notice.


Shadowpaw wrote:thesodatown.x10host.com
Having the new site be a subdomain on a free host took validity out of the appearance. I know this is supposedly still just the prototype site and perhaps the domain would be upgraded later, but it still threw a red flag up early on at a time you need people to be at least open to the possibility this is legitimate.
Image
ToO Historian
ToO Historian
User avatar
bookworm

 
Posts: 14387
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:10 pm
Location: reading or on the computer
Age: 27
Gender: Male

Cash on hand: 1,363.90
Bank: 56,000.00

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby snubs » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:56 pm

Heh, I have to agree, the sub-domain was the biggest giveaway. And the lame 'Soda Town' name. =p
snubs is not dumb as he really is very smart. — Bmuntz
Image
| ToO Chatroom | Odyssey Moments | Official Will Ryan Cap |
Quiet Strength
User avatar
snubs

is Kaida's friend.

 
Posts: 8106
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:39 am
Location: Loserville
Age: 26

Cash on hand: 0.00
Bank: 19,753.51

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Marvin D. » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:27 pm

bookworm wrote:This was a good prank idea, but it didn’t really work for multiple reasons not limited to the following.


Shadowpaw wrote:the board has been going through a spell of inactivity recently. ... We've decided that the most viable option, to ensure the successful future of both boards, is to create a brand new board
If the purpose of this is to remedy inactivity, this is the worst solution you could come up with. Closing the board in question and moving to a completely new one? If people are having trouble coming around to a site they already use they’re not going to migrate to a new one and start over, they’ll just drop away.


Shadowpaw wrote:the respective leaders of the Town of Odyssey and Soda Shop message boards have been conversing recently over the idea of merging ... create a brand new board, a combination of our two boards
This one is obvious, but closing both boards and opening a new one isn’t a merge, it’s a forced consolidation into a brand new startup. Not a logical course of action for any purpose on either side.


Shadowpaw wrote:bringing together all the things that make both boards great.
Except apparently the things that make The ToO great (cash, Elections, etc) as those features need to be supported into existence on the new site or they’ll be dropped.


Shadowpaw wrote: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 ... Thus, both boards will remain open until that date. This gives time for all community members to learn of the change.
These statements are contradictory. The delay allows people to have notice; but the plan was for the new board to be ready now, meaning there would not have been any notice.


Shadowpaw wrote:thesodatown.x10host.com
Having the new site be a subdomain on a free host took validity out of the appearance. I know this is supposedly still just the prototype site and perhaps the domain would be upgraded later, but it still threw a red flag up early on at a time you need people to be at least open to the possibility this is legitimate.

#YUSoSerious #forrealz
"I still see Marvin as a newbie that is just as cool as an oldie." --snubs

Most Sarcastic Poster | Most Likely To Be Eaten By a Dinosaur and Smote by God |
Biggest Joker and Grammar Nazi | Best Writer
i haz xpirenancee!!1
User avatar
Marvin D.

Oh Anna Sun

 
Posts: 19314
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:24 am
Location: Amsterdam
Age: 21
Gender: Female

Cash on hand: 4.50
Bank: 10,100.00
Blog: View Blog (25)

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby bookworm » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:28 pm

I was providing constructive criticism. If you’re going to try pulling a prank it should have a chance of working, or what is the point?
Image
ToO Historian
ToO Historian
User avatar
bookworm

 
Posts: 14387
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:10 pm
Location: reading or on the computer
Age: 27
Gender: Male

Cash on hand: 1,363.90
Bank: 56,000.00

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Marvin D. » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:44 pm

. .it did work. People were convinced.
"I still see Marvin as a newbie that is just as cool as an oldie." --snubs

Most Sarcastic Poster | Most Likely To Be Eaten By a Dinosaur and Smote by God |
Biggest Joker and Grammar Nazi | Best Writer
i haz xpirenancee!!1
User avatar
Marvin D.

Oh Anna Sun

 
Posts: 19314
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:24 am
Location: Amsterdam
Age: 21
Gender: Female

Cash on hand: 4.50
Bank: 10,100.00
Blog: View Blog (25)

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby shnoodlec » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:19 am

I'm still waiting for May 7, to be honest.
Image

High wellborn Lady shnoodlec Knight of the Order of Augustine, formally known as Queen of the Monkeys. now enjoying an era of peace between the Monkeys and Vampires. permanent n00b. Q&A thread HERE. come find me on the ToO chat if you dare.
Why am I even here?
User avatar
shnoodlec

surely it must be madness to hear no voice at all.

 
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:30 am
Location: cyberspace
Age: 15

Cash on hand: 105.36
Bank: 0.00

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby bookworm » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:59 pm

Marvin D. wrote:. .it did work. People were convinced.
Only people who didn't know better. (No offense meant.)
If someone actually analyzed it to assess the possibility it was legitimate they would have found the flags I mentioned and quickly dismissed it.
Image
ToO Historian
ToO Historian
User avatar
bookworm

 
Posts: 14387
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:10 pm
Location: reading or on the computer
Age: 27
Gender: Male

Cash on hand: 1,363.90
Bank: 56,000.00

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Marvin D. » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:05 pm

Pffft.

Think and analyze less, have more fun.

#yolo #HashtagsonToO #WhyDidIJustDoThis
"I still see Marvin as a newbie that is just as cool as an oldie." --snubs

Most Sarcastic Poster | Most Likely To Be Eaten By a Dinosaur and Smote by God |
Biggest Joker and Grammar Nazi | Best Writer
i haz xpirenancee!!1
User avatar
Marvin D.

Oh Anna Sun

 
Posts: 19314
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:24 am
Location: Amsterdam
Age: 21
Gender: Female

Cash on hand: 4.50
Bank: 10,100.00
Blog: View Blog (25)

Re: 10th Anniversary and Special Announcement

Postby Knight Fisher » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:15 pm

Wait. It isn't real?
Image
G'kar wrote:Not many fishies left in the sea Not many fishies, just Londo and me.
I fish in the darkness
I fish in the darkness
User avatar
Knight Fisher

 
Posts: 5235
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 2:09 pm
Age: 21
Gender: Male

Cash on hand: 308.75
Bank: 0.00

Previous

Return to City Hall

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron