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  1. #16
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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    This is actually the 1st that I've heard of it. I have sent a few different emails to my contact at GSaM, but never heard back. I guess this would explain why.

    On the other note, when this forum was having a lot of issues. I looked into, and researched creating one. It's rather expensive. The domain name and hosting, not so much. But getting the forum built, that is what is expensive. This forum is built on the vBulletin platform. Which is about $500 bucks right off the bat to get that going. Which is why I never pulled the trigger on it.

    And on that note, if GSaM has actually gone under. I don't see this forum being up for long. Unless the owner has put something in place to keep it going that is. So, if something does happen, we can always use the emergency group on HobbyLink.tv or meet up on Gundam Eclipse.
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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    That is why I was wondering if, seeing as the sight is already built. If we could do a small membership fee or a go fund me thing and perches it as is. An d at the same time look for a new sponsor. Like USA Gundam store or something.



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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    From what ive heard forums in general are going the way of the dodo in favor of Facebook groups and stuff. Makes me wonder if a company would be willing to pay for a forums when They can just have a Facebook page and have all their customers post there.

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    And maybe we need to make our own Facebook group as a contact dump.

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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    Well at one time I made a discord but I never really used discord but have in recent times started using it allot more often, so I made a new one.

    https://discord.gg/kBHhdcU

    An Unoffical Gundam forums discord if y'all want to join as a back up to plan out something new should something happen then it's available to ya. Link doesn't Expire, and I'm MrcTOtheJ on there. Just one possible option.
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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    I'm on Facebook more often than anything else. I'd be ok with starting up a Private Gunpla Forum group on Facebook. If that is something that everyone here would be interested in.
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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    The problem with a Facebook account is all of the different threads we have would not work well on that platform.
    I have called a few hosting companies, like Go Daddy and what not. Seeing as the site is already up and running it would not be to bad to have the site migrate to a different server. Then we would have a monthly or yearly hosting fee anywhere from $100 to $500 or so. But if we took it over for a few months and got a couple Gundam stores or Hobby shops to buy add space we could keep it running. Sure we would have adds on the side bars and what not, but we would still have the forums up. We are averaging 1300 to 1400 active accounts a day, not breaking any records but also not a dead site either. And if we put links to the sponsors and they link us we could probably get more traffic.

    Just a thought.

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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeon's RedComet View Post
    Well at one time I made a discord but I never really used discord but have in recent times started using it allot more often, so I made a new one.

    https://discord.gg/kBHhdcU

    An Unoffical Gundam forums discord if y'all want to join as a back up to plan out something new should something happen then it's available to ya. Link doesn't Expire, and I'm MrcTOtheJ on there. Just one possible option.
    Joined as the EartnoidsOUTreee. A funny name, I know.




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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    A discord group is a far better idea over Facebook. Facebook is a dying media. It will eventually go the way of Myspace.

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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    Everyone just hang out on reddit's r/gunpla. All the cool kids do it!

    (And a pile of us from this forum, anyway.)
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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    Ya I go there every now and then. I just don't like that you can only post 1 picture of something and that's it. But there are a few good conversations going on there.



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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    You can post multiple images using Imgur or something similar. That's what I use.
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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plamobot View Post
    You can post multiple images using Imgur or something similar. That's what I use.
    Ya I have my Imgur account linked to it, as well as my blogs as well.



    List of things to do today. 1. Get a sword. 2. Name it Kindness. 3 Kill people with Kindness.

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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    Another thing that you haven't considered is getting the user rights to actually run the site. If the owner doesn't give that kind of access to anyone, then we can't run the site. If the site were go down again, no one would be able to fix it.

    I tried a few years ago to rights to send out verification emails, approve accounts, remove spam accounts and the works. But I was met with "the owner doesn't want to do that."
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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    now that he's retired, 14th' times the charm XD but yeah I really hope this place doesn't go down, not after all the adventures we had on here...

    also on the discord, Kenico...shocker XD

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    Re: Has GSAM Disappeared?

    basically changed my sig so ya'll can contact me.

    Joined the discord, but just changed the nickname on that particular server so ya'll would recognize me.

    Could make a "back up" wirh Zeta Boards or somesuch.


    Something I kinda thought of doing earlier was making a mecha themed Masotdon instance, because Mastodon has been my main social media thing since it started up, but I question that the Twitter/IRC mixture format of Mastodon wouldn't work as well.
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