FBOAB will still be able to haunt trick frames and the proboard software and rules are a lot more content restrictive than the original site and even facebook.. I didn't come on here too much just hovered in occasionally... I spend too much time on facebook and enjoyed the oss page there even though the format is different. Seemed a lot of oldskoolers migrated there and I just got lazy with it.
I'm sure my ET and Slabbie will be welcome but I personally do find the sections here for the water cooled and later oil cooled (GSX1400) very interesting and helpful, but, even a numb nut like me realises they aren't "Old Skool". I'll be grateful what what I get.
I was on the old site since 05 and god dam I got to say fucking stoked to see this happen, almost as much as when this site started up. Kudos all around, especially to Ash for keeping it alive and three cheers for the New Guard!!! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!
Well, I had my reservations with the proboards temp forum initially and only decided to register when I noticed it was actually doing very well.. Despite its succes the decision to make use of a free forum platform (proboards.com) was a big mistake IMHO though as you have no ownership and no control of the content, and so the new temp forum was predestined to become yet another lost OSS forum at some point from the start.. While I am delighted with the news a new .info-OSS is being built and will start in X days, it is explained it will indeed be another blank slate / start over from scratch affair.. To me this seems wasteful of all the time and care that has been put into this proboards form, but most of all it seems unnecessary.. It seems there IS a way to conserve a proboards-forum (topics, members, postcounts, etc)! Via upgrading to the paid version of proboards (forums.net) there is the possibility to download the SQL database.. With the database you have the content of the forum which -in theory- can be put into the database of any self-hosted forum.. Currently however it seems only SMF have a tool to convert such a forums.net database into a SMF-forum.. www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=522954.0 But once you've got that forum running many conversion tools are available to move to another self-hosted forum..
Another way to save the current proboards forum is keeping it and building a self-hosted site around it, or integrating the forum into that new site..
Of course both options will involve quite a bit of work, and there are no guarantees, but technically it can be done.. If there is a way this (the current OSS) forum can be saved I think that option should at least be explored..
i have also been helped out by oss member,s+made me part,s................and made me a brew......... i have also helped oss member,s....... as i said before ........ i will go with the flow and look forward to the new helpfull site and other,s i have not talked to or met yet.
FWIW the old site its still available here: web.archive.org/web/*/oldskoolsuzuki.info So the people building the new site can just download what they want to re-use from there.. Little needs to be left out or lost.. Converting the old YaBB-forum from the webarchive however would be very difficult (but not impossible in theory) as it isn't dynamic anymore.. Converting the current forum to a new OSS-forum would be relatively easy compared to that (if the people from proboards/forums.net co-operate)..