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Dragonlance Forums Closing July 25th

Dear friends,

Nearly twenty years ago, the Dragonlance Forums were created to be an online hub of Dragonlance discussion. I have been very proud of the work we have done here.

All good things, though, must come to an end. There are several reasons....

a. No new posts in Novels since March. No new posts in gaming since May. In other words, next to no traffic.

b. Forums are a thing of the past, with a few exceptions (such as the Piazza!). People don't go somewhere looking for content. They want content to come to them.

c. The DL forums are a resource hog. I would have to get much more expensive hosting to keep them online, and that won't come cheap.

d. Maintenance. Honestly, vBulletin is a PITA. There's a major upgrade coming. I don't have the knowledge to tackle this. My son Travis does, but he's busy enough.

e. Currently, the forums are being hosted on a computer in my living room. This computer was at Travis' house, but he's trying to cut down expenses, so the computer came here to get the internet experience they need.


So while I would hate to see the forums go, I have come to realize that what I worked to create was really a community. That community has migrated over to Facebook to the Dragonlance Fandom group, and is something like 7,000 - 8,000 members strong.

With all of that being said, the Dragonlance Forums will close on Sunday, July 25th.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the moderators, authors, game designers, and contributors throughout the years.


And as Stan Lee would say...

"Face front, True Believers!"


Trampas Whiteman
Dragonlance Nexus
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  • New Members - Look here before posting!

    Well, before you post a thread introducing yourself, look here. I have Uziel's permission and this thread shall henceforth be used as an introduction thread.

    This is to eliminate the countless threads which (albeit fun, nice, and post count building) are taking up unnecessary space. So rather than have 500 threads saying "hi" in similar if not identical ways, we can have one thread with 500 similar if not identical ways of saying "hi".

    You can talk about yourself, just say "hello" or you can simply pop in and see all the new members. You can give as much information or simply give a casual greetings and welcome to all those on the site. This isn't just for new members; old members can speak about themselves too!

    Note: Please do not post numerous times greeting each and every new member. Just extend one general greeting




    Hi everyone, I am Kendercommander! I hope to be talking, discussing, arguing (friendly) and role playing with some new members! I will be mostly in "the roleplaying forum" and "the common room". I've been reading Dragonlance since September 2002 and have been on these forums for about 4 months less.

    So welcome to the forums everyone! Have a great time and don't upset the moderators!
    Last edited by kendercommander; 11-27-2004, 09:08 PM.

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    Thank you Kendy and Uziel for this awesome thread! I hate to have to type in a greeting every time this happens. So...

    Greetings. I am a very OT person here, and so far I have the most posts on the forum! Go me! Anyways I would like to tell you that you shouldn't be like me, or you will upset the mods very much and you'll end up being kicked out of the site maybe. Not that it happens. Often.

    Dal

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    • #3
      Hmm...ok. Hey all. I'm Reghar. I'm comparitvely new to these boards, I guess, even though I have over 100 posts now. I really like it here - the mods are nice, the members are...reasonably likeable -and I'm sure you n00bs, newbs, and other assorted new guys will like it here too!

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      • #4
        hello new people. im dante and i've been at the boards since the first day/week that it came out, i don't know, but it was august. i can get off-topic very easily and sometimes i forget that they are private message and i get the mods irrataded (happened yesterday). been reading dragonlance for two years, started out with chronicles then legends then other books. um... everyone on the boards are really nice, members and mods, even though sometimes they can get on your nerves, they are still cool. glad that you are here and can chat DL with us.

        if its okay if i can make a suggestion...should this put it all the forum thingys cause not all of the members come here?
        Last edited by Dante; 11-27-2004, 11:28 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dante
          um... everyone on the boards are really nice, members and mods, even though sometimes they can get on your nerves, they are still cool.
          Er...us mods get on ppl's nerves? *cries a little inside* :rolleyes:

          Originally posted by Dante
          if its okay if i can make a suggestion...should this put it all the forum thingys cause not all of the members come here?
          There's no need for a thread like this one in every forum. If members post inappropriate or general things in other forums, myself and the other mods will redirect them here after locking the thread or PMing them, if necessary.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Uziel
            Er...us mods get on ppl's nerves? *cries a little inside* :rolleyes:
            awww, im sorry. your cool.

            Originally posted by Uziel
            There's no need for a thread like this one in every forum. If members post inappropriate or general things in other forums, myself and the other mods will redirect them here after locking the thread or PMing them, if necessary.
            okey dokie.
            Last edited by Dante; 11-28-2004, 01:33 AM.

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            • #7
              Greetings newbies, I am Sylvanas_Windrunner, forum junkie/WarcraftIII,WorldofWarcraft nerd/Banshee Queen. I spend my Time lurking in the forums and beating back admirers. I am also working on a secret project for the site here.

              Remember, FREE COOKIES!!!!! for newbies in this thread.
              Last edited by Sylvanas_Windrunner; 12-03-2004, 09:35 PM. Reason: Grammar

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sylvanas_Windrunner
                Greetings newbies, I am Sylvanas_Windrunner, forum junkie/WarcraftIII,Worldof Warcraft nerd/Banshee Queen. I spend my Time lurking in the forums and beating back admirers. I am also working on a secret project for the site here.

                Remember, FREE COOKIES!!!!! for newbies in this thread.
                awwww don't i wish i was a newbie. And Uziel you're kewl

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                • #9
                  I like to welcome everyone and I have milk to wash down those cookies!

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to all new members.

                    I am Huma's Gal, beloved Silver Dragon to the fabulous and handsome Knight of Solmnia . I have been reading DL for many years. Hope that you all enjoy the forums.

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                    • #11
                      Hello and welcome to the Boards!

                      i have been reading DL for about 8 years now and am fairly new to the forums here. when i first arrived here i felt alittle out of place because i was pretty much a novel junkie and i wasnt into the gaming side of DL. however, after spending some time searching and reading it is apparent that no matter what your intrests pertain to, as long as it involves DL then you should feel right at home here. so to all new members i hope you enjoy these forums as much as i have, for it has become my second home.

                      p.s. i think all the mods here are great..IMO

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                      • #12
                        freedjr here. I've been a DL fan for about 8 years. I love hanging out at the forum because I don't have any friends who are remotely interested in it. Sigh.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by freedjr
                          freedjr here. I've been a DL fan for about 8 years. I love hanging out at the forum because I don't have any friends who are remotely interested in it. Sigh.
                          represent.

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                          • #14
                            Hey guys, I'm Mark. Uh, I've been on the boards for a while, although seems I am on hiatus from the site. Well, welcome all, have fun, and if any of the "old" members give ya trouble, just give me a ring, er email, or PM...

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                            • #15
                              And what are you going to do to those "veterans" Beard?

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