I'm Bringing Starscape Back...

Discussion in 'Web Sites/Design' started by Amaris, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Hey guys, Starscape is coming back. For the last 3 years we've been merged with another board, but there's a lot going on there, and my members aren't too comfortable, so we're returning to our own board. I had to build the board from scratch again, so if you want to join, you'll have to register.

    What do we have to offer? What the original Starscape BBS offered: community, discussion, Star Trek, fantasy, writing, other interests. You know we're a quiet board, but everyone is always welcome. If you want to join up again for nostalgia reasons, or because you missed having us around (I'll accept any!), or if you wish to join for the first time, please make your way here: http://s15.zetaboards.com/Starscape_BBS/index/

    We'll have http://www.starscapebbs.com up next week, but until then just use the above URL to get over to the board and sign up!

    It will be good to see all of you again!


    John
     
  2. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Our domain is now up! You can join us at http://www.starscapebbs.com! :D


    (Sorry for the double post, I only needed to do that for this update)
     
  3. USS Triumphant

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    I signed up. You're "Silverwing", I take it?
     
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  4. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Nope. I'm John there. Silverwing's a member from before we had merged with WF who came back. :D
     
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  5. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I've tried twice now to join, got as far as completing the join questions, at which point (with other sites) a email with further instructions should have been sent.

    Nothing.
     
  6. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Check your spam folder. Sometimes the emails end up there.
     
  7. teacake

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    Years ago I joined Starscape for a short while but the whole thing read like the Babe of the Week thread and I left. Maybe you all have reconstructed yourselves since then?
     
  8. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Starscape? We used to have an adult section, but I removed that a long time ago. We merged with another forum, and that was the state of things until this year when things got to the point where I, and several of the other members, were concerned with the direction in which that board was going (in terms of racism, misogyny, et al), and that's why I recreated the board. We do not tolerate hate speech, racism, or misogyny.
     
  9. teacake

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    Okay. That's not what I saw all those years ago reading Starscape and thinking wtf is this. It was from what I saw all males posting, lots of "look at this hot actress in her bra" posts, really crass commentary.. Maybe it was the adult section or maybe the adult section was the only part that had posts :lol:

    What were you recently merged with?
     
  10. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Wordforge. We merged with them back in 2013. The board changed direction recently, and in some respects it was a change I found highly unsettling, so I touched base with some of our members from the original Starscape, they felt the same way, and so I recreated the board and opened it up to everyone. We're very LGBTQ friendly, and we have a strict policy against misogynistic, or racial slurs.
     
  11. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I've read wordforge on an off over the years and .. if it changed direction to make it worse it must be a total shithole now. Now I vaguely remember some starscape section.
     
  12. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Yep. We merged, but didn't fully integrate because our community wanted to retain its identity. To be honest, that made it so much easier to break away and re-open our own board again.
     
  13. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Do you have a hidden section that is not google-able like TNZ?
     
  14. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Nope.
     
  15. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You should get one.
     
  16. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Eh, we did that once before, and I wasn't really much for it.
     
  17. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm all up for writing shit that doesn't pop up on google.
     
  18. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    Oh, it's not a hidden forum, but Google doesn't see The Brig. Guests can't see that forum. Members only see it when they login, and since Google only indexes what it can see, there's nothing there for it to index.
     
  19. teacake

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    Do you have secret assignations in there
     
  20. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love Premium Member

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    I'm not sure what you mean, but I'm going to guess probably not. :P