The Flip Booked Cat
Joined: 29 Jun 2004
Location: Welcoming our Canadian Overlords
|Welcome to Teh Soapbox!
We've started this board because, as you all now know, Wil is closing down the WWDN Soapbox. Of course, we knew that many of you WWDN folk would be just as sad as we are to see the box go, so we've decided to create a new forum to hang out in. Many of us have grown to love the WWDN board community, and we think we can keep it running even without the official connection to Wil's site. Basically, the idea is to make the changeover nothing worse than switching servers (which a bunch of us have lived through before). Yes, people will have to restart discussion threads that they want to continue from the old board, but a fresh start is good every once in a while... right?
While there will be a few minor changes, we do plan on keeping the same basic Terms of Service and Posting Guidelines. Please reread those forums to refresh your memory as to what's expected from everyone here. Also, please check out the Announcements Forum from time to time to see any relevant news about the board. There's also a FAQ section for stuff that has come up time and again in the past - and will no doubt come up again on Teh Soapbox. As new questions arise, we can add more to the FAQ.
One thing to keep in mind is that because we do have a few "new" admin/techie folk, we're still working out a few bugs in the phBB software. We've tried to add as many of the features you've grown used to on the old board, but some stuff may take a while for the admin to add. If you run into any techie problems here, please let one of the admin/mods know, and we'll look into the problem ASAP.
Speaking of admin... Roughy, who used to mod over at WWDN, has generously offered some of his server space for us to use for Teh Soapbox. While this board isn't connected to Wil's site anymore, please remember that it is still located on someone else's server - we don't want to cause any undue hassle in terms of violating any service agreements Roughy may have with the server folk. You'll also notice that we will have some degree of advertising (NO POPUPS) in the form of banners and text ads. As Roughy doesn't much believe in a "something for nothing" scenario that the tipjar would provide, he's going to offer reasonably-priced advertising in the event that you want to help with the bandwidth and hosting costs. So, even if you are someone who would normally tip, you could now tip and promote your blog, website, etc.
One other thing to keep in mind is that some of the admin/mods have changed. Obviously, Wil isn't doing admin here because he's just got life going on - hence his decision to close down the old board. There may be a few other mods/admin who have also decided to step down from their official roles and just participate as "regular" members here. We respect their decision to do so, and we hope that they know they are welcome to join us, even if it's just to lurk and/or chill out. It's all good.
We know there may be a few kinks as we get this place up and running, and we hope you all will settle in here as much as you did with the old board. We look forward to sharing many thoughtful, funny and enlightening discussions with all of you!
Teh Soapbox Moderators/Admin
P.S. Who's going into BAC to post their boobies first?
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