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What the Hell Happened to the Forums?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 08:45:19 AM »
We've been asked what happened to the forums over the past several days. I'll put a longer explanation together eventually but here's the Cliff Notes version:
  • These forums were originally built on a software called InvisionFree in November of 2006
  • InvisionFree was purchased / became Zetaboards - still essentially the same company.
  • Fast forward about a decade and Zetaboards was acquired by TaptaTalk. At the time, Tapa told Zeta (who told us) that nothing really would changes other then enhancements. This wasn't the case.
  • Tapa decided to shelve the Zeta product and 'migrate' all forums to TapaTalk
  • For weeks (months?) we worked with them letting them know all of the specifics to our forums, tried to get our data (they wouldn't give it to us), etc.
  • They told us they'd be doing final migrations within 2 or 3 days
  • They migrated us in the middle of the night without so much as an email heads up
  • TapaTalk was here, complete with ads (which we've ALWAYS paid to suppress and had no control over)
  • On the morning of September 16, we spun up these forums, on a software called SMF, which we host, which will always be ad free.
  • We're in the process of migrating important data for historical purposes but much (most) of it is available on the main site (www.killthecan.org). The Tapa version of the forum will be kept online for historical purposes at http://archive.killthecan.org
Not much of a Cliff Notes version, but that's the jist.
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