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#302004 - 08/25/23 05:42 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
soli Offline
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Registered: 02/03/10
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Curious if it is gone or just technical difficulties?

Looking at the wayback machine it was at least up and running on 8th and 17th August

https://web.archive.org/web/20230000000000*/https://www.edcforums.com/

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#302009 - 08/26/23 12:58 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Loc: USA
Iím guessing itís both, unfortunately.

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#302015 - 08/28/23 01:26 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
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How about transforming one of ETS sub-forums to an EDC forum.
Those two in the bottom are completely deserted.

I will have the first thread there, seriously.
Here it is:

A few days, I was waiting my turn in a clinic. A guy comes in with a briefcase. Black in colour, but the inside is blazing orange. I liked the overall size and shape. Any ideas what it could be ??

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#302016 - 08/28/23 09:30 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Edited by Ren (08/28/23 09:30 PM)

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#302017 - 08/29/23 05:32 AM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: Ren]
Chisel Offline
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Yes, soft

Thanks Ren
Looks similar

Much appreciated

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#302018 - 08/29/23 08:42 AM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Iím certainly happy for edcforums.com members to join here.

If thereís demand for reorganizing what we have, Iím more than willing to work with the membership to figure that out.

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#302019 - 08/29/23 04:11 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
Chisel Offline
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Thanks for everything you do Chaosmagnet

I know nothing about forum management and technology, but seems to me that what is needed to establish a new forum is to rename the "Marketplace" to "EDC STUFF", for example. If this is true, then may I dare to suggest doing it first, and it may help to attract EDC enthusiasts.

As all of us know, forum membership and activity have spiralled downward globally after the invention of social media. So, it maybe hard to gather enough votes to rename the sub-forum as a first step. OTOH, an existing EDC STUFF sub-forum may attract a few members. And if it doesn't, the forum as is has been inactive for years. Not much to lose.

Just my 2Ę

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#302020 - 08/29/23 11:17 PM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Big Sky Country
I still prefer forums to other forms of social media.
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ďI'd rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that can't be questioned.Ē óRichard Feynman

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#302021 - 08/30/23 10:44 AM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: Phaedrus]
Chisel Offline
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Each one has its place and use.

WhatsApp for example, is good for a small group of people. We have one for my immediate family. Two married daughters do not live with us anymore. Two super-busy sons are rarely seen. We communicate and exchange news ..etc. We see our funny grandkids.

However, forums are best for larger groups with different discussion subjects. In my corner of the world, we have a WhatsApp group for people building their houses. We exchange ideas and info. Needless to say the group is chaotic. One guy is asking about the best plumber, the next is showing a contractor mistake, the third is advertising their engineering office. Total mess.

Beautiful thing about a forum is to categorize discussions. One section for plumbing, one section for electric, one section for gov codes and regulations .. etc. Much more organized than all these forms of social media

BUT ...
Most people won't even think of going "back" to forums

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#302024 - 09/01/23 01:39 AM Re: What happened to edcforums.com? [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 238
Loc: Iowa
Looks like the site is back up. Nothing about it being down but it appears to be working.

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