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    Open Discussion on Forum's Fate

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    Admin
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    Open Discussion on Forum's Fate

    Post by Admin on Sun 27 Sep - 1:39

    As mentioned in the site news, I'm considering moving the forum to a new platform to allow a forum app for smartphone use. This would mean information (profiles, threads, etc) would not be preserved. This is a place to voice your views on whether it is worth the migration.

    I personally think there would be a lot of benefits to migration:

    • an app available for smartphones so users don't have to worry about clearing browser history
    • chance to rename and refurbish site so it appears to both genders as males can also have EDs
    • can formulate a front that doesn't scream "pro-ana" for protection while browsing in public


    Concerns to migrating:

    • people who've been gone a long time and try to return wouldn't get the memo. However, I can send a newsletter email to all members as needed and leave a directory message on the front page
    • the hassle of learning a new platform to set up the subforums and site skin
    • the hassle of everyone creating a new profile
    • all topics would be lost


    I'm thinking about having almost a "wikipedia" style for certain tips & tricks threads: a well written, concise list of tricks that members can read and submit edits. Examples would include the "how to purge" thread.

    Let me know if these ideas sound good.
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    SkinnyRoses
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    Re: Open Discussion on Forum's Fate

    Post by SkinnyRoses on Wed 30 Sep - 7:49

    I think that another platform would be good. It's better to do it before the forum is incredibly active.

    A pro-ana wiki typed thing would be interesting.
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    Re: Open Discussion on Forum's Fate

    Post by Admin on Thu 1 Oct - 5:59

    good point about migrating the new platform sooner than later. I have a new platform that fits all the forum's needs, but I'm curious to if there should be a name change.

    Ideas I have are:
    feather weight
    dreamcatchers

    but I'm open for suggestions
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    HollowPerfection
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    Re: Open Discussion on Forum's Fate

    Post by HollowPerfection on Thu 5 Nov - 17:01

    I also agree that it would be better to move sooner rather than later. Plus being smartphone compatible might increase activity as well Smile

    I like the idea of feather light or something like that Smile
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    Re: Open Discussion on Forum's Fate

    Post by PandarenGurl on Mon 23 Nov - 22:43

    I'd like that, as well.  I have an iPhone 4s, and would LOVE to have an app for this forum!  Please contact me when it's done....

    pandarengurl@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance.

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