Author Topic: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum  (Read 1970 times)

Mike Lobanovsky

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2019, 05:42:13 PM »
Well, I'm not an active BASIC-er any more but my almost daily lurking routine still includes

Charles Pegge's OxygenBasic forum
Eros Olmi's thinBasic forum
John Spikowski's AllBasic forum
Jose Roca's (tolerant) PowerBASIC forum
(Intolerant) PowerBASIC Peer Support Community forum

Farewell to all my former brothers in arms here! :)

johnno56

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2019, 06:20:07 PM »
As one who is still learning.... May I ask, "What is to become of all the posts, samples, tutorials and resources that have been gathered over the past years? Will they be archived for future 'read only' reference or will they be just deleted?"

J

chrisws

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2019, 08:47:38 PM »
Hi Cybermonkey,

Thanks for giving SmallBASIC a forum home for the past few years. It was good while it lasted!

It's a lot of work keeping a forum site alive, so it's understandable you'd want to call time given the low activity.

I'm not sure where I'll point the forum link to from https://smallbasic.github.io. Maybe this https://www.reddit.com/r/smallbasic/

Cheers,
Chris

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2019, 09:35:39 PM »
well chris
i am not sure but it looks that there is no any feedback from sourceforge site to SB
also i don't see anything on github which by the way is not good as forum board for
potential users...

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2019, 09:37:47 PM »
johnno
saving resources....hmmm i think once the forum is removed everything is gone
only in case someone copy whole forum to another place
maybe is possible that with SMF...

jj2007

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2019, 10:07:51 PM »
Farewell to all my former brothers in arms here! :)

Take care, Mike. And same to you, Aurel ;)

johnno56

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2019, 01:31:43 AM »
Aurel,

I figured that deletion may be the path taken but hoped that it wouldn't.

I have mainly used Basic for most of my adult life and STILL haven't mastered it... lol
It's not that Basic is difficult to learn, it's that Basic is difficult for 'me' to learn....
To coin a phrase, "I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer" and will probably never will be.
This is why I rely on sites like this and people like you with which I can continue to learn.
I find it discouraging when sites close down. I understand why they do and do not place
any blame on them for doing so. None the less, it is still discouraging.

I will continue to work with Basic; Look for resources; Continue to learn.
I may not have that many years ahead of me, but until that time comes,
I can still have fun with Basic.

To quote the Master Control Program, from the movie Tron: "End of line".


Cybermonkey

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2019, 06:48:21 AM »
Yes, everything will be deleted. Actually I will cancel the contract with the provider. So all domains will expire and the webspace will be cleared.
Just in case, I will do a complete backup of the forum. If anyone is interested to move on with it, I will of course provide the backup.
(https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Hosting_-_How_do_I_move_my_SMF_forum_to_a_different_host)
« Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 06:50:05 AM by Cybermonkey »

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2019, 06:15:12 PM »
wow 10 steps are very critical ...
and probably whole foum is very large ,and also can be possible to copy to new free hostring with
ftp manager...hmmm lot of work and i am not sure if all that worth

Richly

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2019, 10:40:51 PM »
I lurk around World of Spectrum, Sinclair ZX World, JB, Liberty Basic, LB Booster, BBC BASIC and Dunny's SpecBas forum mainly - but most are quiet and I rarely have the time to get involved and post these days.

Thanks Cybermonkey for hosting what was left of Bp.org

The BASIC world is small and getting smaller, so no doubt our paths will cross occasionally in the future.

Farewell all.

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2019, 09:40:14 AM »
If someone is interested you may look into my ucoz forum
I add two new sections:
BASIC programming
ALL HOBBY programming boards

https://aurelsoft.ucoz.com/forum/

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2019, 05:43:01 PM »
Here is how look post on ucoz forum:


Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2019, 06:18:12 AM »
For chrisw
both places looks too static and how you can talk with anyone there?

Cybermonkey

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2019, 05:16:46 PM »
John has offered to host a READ ONLY copy of the forum over at AllBASIC.info. He also wants to let you know that anyone is welcome to join the AllBASIC forum if you still have BASIC interests.