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Basicprogramming(.org) => Community news and announcements => Topic started by: Richly on March 30, 2018, 06:39:07 am

Title: Conforums closing down
Post by: Richly on March 30, 2018, 06:39:07 am
Looks like conforms are closing down.

There are two conforums for BBC BASIC, so they will go.

You can see the discussion at the BB4W conforum whilst it still exists

http://bb4w.conforums.com/index.cgi

Edit - just remembered that Liberty BASIC, Just BASIC and LB Booster also use conforums, so they will disappear too.

Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: B+ on March 30, 2018, 04:24:26 pm
Well I see Liberty has found a new home already:
http://libertybasiccom.proboards.com

sorry to see that it is proboards though.
http://retrogamecoding.org/board/index.php?topic=597.0

I add this to my list of complaints with proboards:
http://qb64.freeforums.net/thread/84/bouncing

On the PLUS side, with proboards you can post screen shots!
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Aurel on March 30, 2018, 06:00:57 pm
Ahh conforums sucks from the day one i see it
i dont know but my ucoz site still work
for forum i use mipropia - SMF is the best!
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: B+ on March 30, 2018, 06:11:44 pm
huh?
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: B+ on March 31, 2018, 12:23:02 pm
And new proboard site for Just Basic:
http://justbasiccom.proboards.com
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Richly on April 02, 2018, 04:15:05 am
Richard has some concerns about pro boards, although he has registered both BBC BASIC and LB Booster there; but he may not activate them.

He is considering hosting them himself on his own server instead.

In the meantime, he has moved the BB4W Wiki since Wikispaces is closing down too.

http://bbcbasic.co.uk/wiki/doku.php


Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Aurel on April 02, 2018, 06:31:14 am
Quote
Richard has some concerns about pro boards,

And he have a right!

and Mark what you said huh?
that  is cloned site from mipropia on spacefor.
So it is not main.
 ;D
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: B+ on April 02, 2018, 04:10:58 pm
THERE IT IS!  (How come I couldn't access it before?)
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Aurel on April 02, 2018, 06:57:45 pm
Yeah
You nail it... and you can post there what you want
GUEST posting enabled
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Richly on April 04, 2018, 12:07:26 am
New BBC BASIC forum

http://www.bbcbasic.co.uk/forum/

Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Richly on April 04, 2018, 01:17:24 am
New home for LB Booster wiki

http://bbcbasic.co.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=lb_20booster

Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Aurel on April 06, 2018, 09:11:31 am
Interesting thing

Both Carl - LB  &  Richard - BB4W are comercial
abd both use free conforums hosting now
switch to free proboards .... well what a comercialist?
 ;D
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Aurel on April 09, 2018, 08:50:53 am
mr.Richard create new phpBB forum for LBB

http://lbbooster.com/forum/

 :)
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Aurel on April 20, 2018, 09:51:39 pm
you must read this :
: I HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM THE LB FORUM!!!

not me just that poor guy who just say name .. LBB

http://lbbooster.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&p=110&sid=f7fdcbc1652e04962fd77c641755f7e4#p110
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: B+ on April 26, 2018, 03:21:41 pm
Dang! Richard now too!  :'(

Man I liked that guy allot! Very knowledgeable and helpful, also true a little cranky and technical but with people you have to take the less-than-great with the great.

Hey! Maybe he has some time now for here?  ;)


Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: Mike Lobanovsky on April 28, 2018, 08:48:28 pm
I see nothing unusual or unexpected about it. IMO that's what's going to happen with every indie developer who dares challenge a commercial product with a free and, ultimately, open-source competing alternative. And if such an alternative appears better (faster and/or more versatile and/or less buggy), so much the worse for that indie developer.

Now I'm starting to stock up popcorn for a similar show when a line of alternative 32- and 64-bit compilers and/or translators are going to emerge by the end of this year as it becomes apparent that Drake Software's acquisition of defunct PowerBASIC has been made with nothing more in mind than just withdraw that instrument from the reach of the company's potential or existing competitors. ;)
Title: Re: Conforums closing down
Post by: ScriptBasic on April 29, 2018, 10:43:59 pm
I think it's much simpler than that.

Drake picked up PowerBASIC in a fire sale. All Bob left Vivian was debt. Like Sage who thought they could make money selling ProvideX to non-associated customers and in the end it would pay for the purchase and they get ProvideX free with no royalty or by the seat fees. Unfortunately it didn't work out that way as the liability was far more than the revenue it produced.

It looks like Drake is stuck with a compiler only a dead man can compile. You can't fill a sink hole with a pale and a shovel.