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 Board Migration or Just Shut It Down 

Keep the Braveboard Alive or Just Shut It down?
I will migrate to a new board domain/server/site 97%  97%  [ 124 ]
I will be leaving and go ahead and pull the plug 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 128

 Board Migration or Just Shut It Down 
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Poll Question: As Braveboarders, we are left with 2 options. Do you want to try to keep the Braveboard alive or do you just want to shut it down?
Choice 1: I will migrate to the new board domain.
Choice 2: I will be leaving and go ahead and pull the plug.


Braveboarders. After 17+ years of existence, we have now come to a crossroad. I have served as your moderator for over 13 years. We have seen many people make a mass exodus away from the boards. Quite a few of us have decided to stay. Even though many of us feel our days are numbered, I have been communicating with our admins about moving to another board. The time is up on the current server. This board will shut down by new years day. I have expressed to the admins that I believe many of us will stay given the opportunity to. I thanked them for giving me the opportunity to be your mod. I told them that I feel I am clearly the most loyal mod this board has ever had. I basically stated that I want to see the message board stay alive and to continue to serve as moderator. I will do whatever I can. If this place shuts down, I will truly feel LOST.
If there is an issue of funding, I have talked to Deathstalker and he said he would pay the monthly board fee. I found that admirable. I immediately said that I will share the cost with him.
This poll is up because admin wants to see how dedicated we all are. Their main concern is traffic. More traffic means more ad revenue means less out of pocket cost. The Google ads can be transferred to the new server according to them.
I am asking us to be as honest as possible. I am asking every current member to vote. I am placing this in the Oracle so all can see it...Even those of us who only visit the Oracle. We are at a crossroads and I am going to bat for all of us. I feel we are all here because we truly like each other. I will do whatever I can as your mod to keep it going. I'm all in.

If...and I mean IF you still want to see the board alive, I am asking that you PM me IF YOU WANT. Title the message "Request for your personal E-mail." I will give you my personal work E-mail so we don't lose touch just in case you lose any pertinent information about the board migration. I want no one to feel left out here.

If I have any other info to give, I will certainly be passing it along. Like I said, I want to be as overt, honest, and I want none of us to feel left out. I am attempting to save my social media home.

Thank you for allowing me to be your mod.

Love Metal_King
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18 Oct 2018, 22:29
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I will contribute money if needed too. This place cannot die. I will send my contact info to you Jason, expect it by tomorrow.

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18 Oct 2018, 22:47
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"Pack your shit, we're going to Ohio."

If you know this, you are my friend.

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18 Oct 2018, 22:51
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I realize this actual site is going down. But I will be happy to make dick jokes and rag on shitty tastes in music at another domain. Who else is gonna make exorcist suffer for his horrible taste in music?
Message boards are still the best way to share about our passion of metal. I'm still here cause I refuse to not be part of a metal board.

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18 Oct 2018, 22:54
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Been here for nearly 20 years, so I will migrate to wherever we will go....perhaps a new coat of paint and some modern snazziness will bring some more folks into our orbit.

Jason, feel free to PM me with any details you want to share and ask me for any details you need from me to keep in touch.

Thanks for all you do.

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18 Oct 2018, 23:15
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I'm be down for a new board. I may not be as close as some of yall, but I enjoy posting here and learning about new bands.

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18 Oct 2018, 23:19
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I'm up for a reload. Can anyone relate to side eye from people because of the colors of this board? More specific the yellow and black is similar to Pornhub. I've gotten side eye while viewing this board and I know it's because of the colors and their similarity. Total side eye porn judging.

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18 Oct 2018, 23:34
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I will migrate. I still think message boards are the best way to discuss music. I really hope we can keep a message board going. I know I would feel lost without it.


18 Oct 2018, 23:57
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I go where the people go. Been here since I was 16. I'm 33 now and this board has helped me through a lot of really negative stuff I had to deal with growing up. I know this place has a lot of ups and downs, but I love it. I'll be able to post more frequently in a few more months after I finish my degree.

This place is a lot of fun. We need to keep it alive, even if it means moving.

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19 Oct 2018, 00:23
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I would try to keep the board going and migrate it to a new location. Message boards in general are a rarity anymore on the Internet. Good to see there are some that still exist.

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19 Oct 2018, 00:33
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This is one of the only places I can go to on the internet that doesn't have pissing contests and idiot posts. I most definitely will follow any migration. I've been posting here for 14 years, and lurked for several years before that.

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19 Oct 2018, 02:19
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Kinda sad to see this happen, but I guess we all knew this was going to take place sooner or later. I would definitely move to another place. A message board is still the best place to talk about music, and not stupid social media. I've been here (also lurking) for about ten to eleven years and even though my comments are often controversial etc. I'd really miss this place and the people, even Xerxes, Jermeister and the guy that parked his horse in front of Yngwie's tour bus.

I'd view this as a chance to rectify some of the most glaring shortcomings of this forum, namely the autodeletion of threads and the weird need to close threads after 50 pages. A new forum could be much better in these regards.

Personally I only use the oracle, I see the use for the Tavern, but overall I feel like this board has a bit of ballast with the rest of the useless subforums.

I hope these aspects will be considered when moving somewhere else, because things could actually get better. This might be a good thing!

Cheers everyone, sending M_K my info soon.


19 Oct 2018, 02:28
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A move sounds good. No way we're gettin the damage deposit back though. Those stains aint coming out of the carpet.


19 Oct 2018, 03:34
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i'll kick around.

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19 Oct 2018, 04:58
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This is like the 7th or 8th move, might as well keep it going.

Plus, if we do move I hope M_K becomes Admin instead of just moderator,then he could have full run of the place. :cheers:

Does this mean the BW&BK site is done at years end?

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19 Oct 2018, 05:40
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I expected a thing like this for a long time.

I'm a web developer so I thought about starting my own board years ago.

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19 Oct 2018, 06:41
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I'm on board for a new board and willing to chip in if reasonable.


19 Oct 2018, 06:50
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I will follow Metal King to the promised land, or to hell. Whatever we find first. :beer:


19 Oct 2018, 07:41
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Been here since 2003 and I have no intention to leave. This is the only forum I've ever contributed to, I love this place and I wish it will keep going on.

I would gladly contribute money if that's the a problem.


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I will stay around.

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19 Oct 2018, 07:51
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i'll migrate or stay or whatever. migrating would allow us to hopefully deal with a few of the complaints some people have about the format (the fucking ads, board layout, mobile shittiness) but will likely kill any recurrence of visits from old alumni (ex: claymore?)

also willing to kick in cash towards paying whatever fees this place requires. everybody and their sister has a gofundme for their cat's fucking wedding or something, i'd rather give money to this. i'm claiming it as a charitable donation on my taxes for having to listen to mentally handicapped people's bullshit though :)

edit: sticky this, also crosspost to the tavern, this thread needs visibility to all members

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This is the only metal site I visit - keep it or I will kill all innocents.

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Yeah this is the last good metal board. M-A is insufferable with low traffic, Sludge is buggy, M-R is dead and Reddit's metal subs are just people posting YouTube links with no one ever comenting.

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sticky this, also crosspost to the tavern, this thread needs visibility to all members


19 Oct 2018, 09:05
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Am ok with migration .

Started posting here when the local Vancouver based board started to die, although I was lurking on here for many, years before I officially joined.

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