SRK Forums *NOT* closing down at the end of January 2018

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  • GaijinblazeGaijinblaze fingerlicans Joined: Posts: 2,534 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    damn. maybe not a lot compared to some people but i made more posts on srk than any other forum i've been to, and have been coming here longer. saw people join up and die in that timeframe. remember that akuma guy with the yu yu hakusho avs? we all saw that guy register, post, then pass away. plus the ogs like dasrik, mummy b, etc. ive never joined reddit and i abhor the idea of using facebook for reading fighting game shit. this place existed when our household got our first legit internet subscription.

    in the final month they should bring back animated gif avatars so that we can use our oldest ones.
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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,457 admin
    Daemos wrote: »
    We are a lower value "project". That hurt.

    We're not first and foremost a community of people to him.
    I'd say you are - they've certainly bled for you. The question is what impact it makes. It seems like people are more excited about post-forum technologies like Discord. The forum's value is what we make of it. If people aren't bringing knowledge here, then maybe those very substantial dollars are better invested elsewhere.
    Pertho wrote: »
    MrWizard wrote: »
    Pertho wrote: »
    Ranma wrote: »
    I have to second the question of why is that poll on twitter and not here?

    Because The Cannons are no longer interested in running this part of the community. That in itself is fine; I owe them beers for a long time because of how awesome all of their for this community has been.

    But everything seems to imply that they want a break from dealing with this shit (which is understandable). Unfortunately its being handled in the same way everything else in the scene is: behind close doors where nobody gets to give any input.

    That lack of communication has plagued this scene long term and is one of the reasons why so much nonsense gets talked. Weird decisions get made and nobody can make heads or tails about them; then we get some short ass communication from Wiz that explains jack all and we get to hold that.

    Its just the way its been.

    I havent been involved with the SRK Forums side of things for a few years now. Once they handed off the reigns to Vanilla and their management team, I passed administratorship over to Preppy.

    I post every now and again to just keep people in the loop with some insider knowledge, but in no way run the show anymore over here.

    Inkblot owns the site and it was his decision to close the forums.

    Which would mean that everything I said was correct. You guys didn't have Preppy give us a heads up, warning or anything else, we got a weird short communication from you in this thread after we get a surprise announcement from the front page.
    @pertho I've been mostly unreachable since early December when Wiz had reached out to me on a possibly unrelated note.

    I take Decembers off from work and am hard to reach. I do know Wiz hit me up in early December on our normal communication channel but I only replied this week. Any failings there are on my side. Bad timing, perhaps.

    Magnetro for example can confirm that he just got my Christmas gifts to him today. :sad:
    PVL_93_RU wrote: »
    fishjie wrote: »
    S

    So they need to show the amount of traffic SRK gets because 2k sounds completely nonsensical to me. sounds like they're getting ripped off

    It's the fucking ads and all the Korean bots trying to gain access to the forums
    We had been doing pretty well against the bots too. :sad:

    curse you spambots!

    Thanks for being here. Thanks for being part of this.

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  • shadowcharlieshadowcharlie ★ஜ۩dip۞set۩ஜ★ Joined: Posts: 9,174 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    to be fair (and correct be if im wrong) the clerical aspect of the forums has always been delegated out...from jump. it wasnt ink or ponder doing most of the groundskeeping, especially in gd it was a-chan and javi. the immersion was never there imo. and again what most people here are talking about is GD relevance not SRK. what sucks is that a lot of the other sub forums have taken a MAJOR dive especially regional section over the last few years. not only in content but in views.
    sad part to me is the resources that would have to be backedup from the shutdown would take some work and time, but honestly this is what...? the 5th version of GD now?
    i dont like the more popular social media used by a lot of fgc people now and maybe most of you dont either, but we are a minority...hella.
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  • Septimus PrimeSeptimus Prime Joined: Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    fishjie wrote: »
    fishjie wrote: »
    edit: septimus fucking prime gracing us with his presence! we're going down, but we're going out in a big supernova of OGs!!!!
    I've been Facebook stalking you since I left. Congrats on the move!

    Also, the hell kind of forum doesn't have multi-quote?

    thanks i've been facebook stalking you too! congrats on becoming a family man!

    You too, man.

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  • StockyJamStockyJam beat me like the bitch that i am Joined: Posts: 6,048
    edited January 11
    Ranma wrote: »
    Just an update on Shoryuken.net. It's about 5 hours worth of work from being able to launch in decent, usable condition. We're gonna pause for just a day or two to see what Inkblot & Co decide to do with this place, though.

    @Ranma
    have you reacched out to @Darc Requiem yet and @bchan009 /
    those two have also made or are in the process of making two new subsititute sites...shouldnt everyone just focus on one project to not only consolidate efforts but to not split the commuity?
    sorry about grammar/misspelling im typing upside down. on my back holding a bluetooyth keyboard in one hand, typing with other cuz lazy af.
  • RanmaRanma Boy-Type™ Joined: Posts: 172 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited January 11
    StockyJam wrote: »
    Ranma wrote: »
    Just an update on Shoryuken.net. It's about 5 hours worth of work from being able to launch in decent, usable condition. We're gonna pause for just a day or two to see what Inkblot & Co decide to do with this place, though.

    @Ranma
    have you reacched out to @Darc Requiem yet and @bchan009 /
    those two have also made or are in the process of making two new subsititute sites...shouldnt everyone just focus on one project to not only consolidate efforts but to not split the commuity?
    sorry about grammar/misspelling im typing upside down. on my back holding a bluetooyth keyboard in one hand, typing with other cuz lazy af.

    Me and some other old schoolers started working on shoryuken.net just a few hours after Tom announced SRK was getting killed off. I know those guys are working on stuff but we started working on ours before that thread was made, so we didn't know. I would like to keep everyone together, of course, but we've done too much work already and those guys seem undecided about things like domain name, forum software, hosting, etc. We've already decided on and bought all that and it's nearly ready to launch. We actually have vb and xenforo. The plan is to let people vote and then get a refund on the other license. They're also playing around with the idea to keep using Vanilla or go with phpbb... I respect what they're doing but I can't get behind those software's. Vanilla has done enough damage to SRK and needs to go. I've got some super talented people who are enthusiastic about this but they definitely don't want to do it on phpbb. It'll be vBulletin or XenForo... whichever SRK wants.
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  • rukawa_kaederukawa_kaede ゆうしょう よゆうッチ! MOTHAF**CKA!! Joined: Posts: 3,544
    edited January 11
    I think the thing you should all have made first was the thread, (at least bchan did that) to let the people know and see what everybody think about it.

    now jasen is making another one for tech talk, we're going to have like 4 srks just for each section GD, FGD, Tech talk, SFVsubf?!
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  • KorbidonKorbidon Who can stand against such abominations? Joined: Posts: 4,689
    They didn't let the mods know first?

    God damn what a disaster. Should have just told the truth and be like "we only care about money, go fuck yourselves."
  • Sephiroth73003Sephiroth73003 Joined: Posts: 4,372
    Ranma wrote: »
    I think the first thing you should all have made first was the thread, (at least bchan did that) to let the people know and see what they think about it.

    now jasen is making another one for tech talk, we're going to have like 4 srks just for each section GD, FGD, Tech talk, SFVsubf?!

    It's not really any of our faults, though. Look, to be honest I'm not really interested in trying that hard to persuade anyone to go this way. Here's what I think: SRK deserves the best, so that's what we're attempting to create. We're putting the offer on the table and it's a good one. It could end up being the new SRK or just a new Street Fighter site. I think we should all end up at the site that has the best software, best looks, and is the most reliable. If that isn't Shoryuken.net, fuck it, SRK will go to wherever that is, myself included. If the majority goes elsewhere, there will be no hard feeling from this side; I have enough friends from here (and other dead forums actually) that simply want a long-lasting fighting game forum we can ensure is run right -- That's something we can have with this, and it will make make the work we've already done, and will do, worth it. That's all I really know to say about it.

    I get your farthest along. Might be worth reaching out. Bigger community is always better. Definitely would like a unified migration if possible.
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  • po pimpuspo pimpus Beyond Anger... Ultra Rage Joined: Posts: 26,735
    edited January 11
    Preppy wrote: »
    Korbidon wrote: »
    God damn what a disaster. Should have just told the truth and be like "we only care about money, go fuck yourselves."
    Yeah, fuck them for not bleeding deeply enough for you. :rolleyes:

    Shit like this is why people give up helping.

    Communication is key.

    I get the Cannons and Wiz aren't involved in the day-to-day grunt work here, but a decision of this size doesn't get decided in a month. The powers that be decided likely weeks, maybe months ago that this was the path they were taking and didn't give anyone here a heads up.

    That shit ain't cool, and makes them look cold and distant from the people that they once profited from... Now that there is no more profit, it feels like "Fuck you. Get your shit and get out. You have three weeks."
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  • bchan009bchan009 Joined: Posts: 840
    Well, I'm already working on mine, Ranma looks like he's working on his...everyone is waiting for what Jasen has to say, and he's also working on his...

    I guess at this point I'll just keep chugging along and see what happens...
    Check out my work!

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  • RanmaRanma Boy-Type™ Joined: Posts: 172 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    SNAAAAKE wrote: »
    Should I open shoryuken.org?

    Yeah man, go to Frankie's site fightersgeneration.com and have him gather the SRK Rebel Outcasts and y'all can settle there.

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    I find it funny that we in less time can relocate better than governments that take in refugees
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  • WTF-AKUMA-HAXWTF-AKUMA-HAX V-ISM BOB SAGAT 30th Anniversary Joined: Posts: 18,099
    OrangeCat wrote: »
    Very cool that your own images were still the last left in the Viscant photoshop battle you started.

    I looked over that yesterday in looking for the funny double Jay face on 2 cosplay girls - yeah possibly for that booty bump sticking out the short shorts, that angle cuff, hah. I found that from when I saved it another time, even if you may not have made it.

    As well, coming across an old post of yours, Shatterstar linked with some classy avatars made for Thurst and others.

    And all this ties in here hilariously so, that - PHOTOBUCKET - of all damn places, with no kinda plan to build revenue besides way overpriced printing everyone does better/cheaper and trying to shut off hotlinking out of their site when you upload there, for the express reason to link to a forum or anywhere else you want to put your pics in order to cut down some server costs off bandwidth

    /that actually didn't work considerings your old pbucket uploads worked as recent as yesterday!/

    Really is sticking around longer than SRK, and that fucking site gets worse everytime you check back with flash overload for no reason changing everything!

    guess its a reminder to pull all the things you put on there in your own albums, and store them on your own computer/phone memory storage again, just in case. And to relive the memories.
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  • KingCrimsonKingCrimson CFN: OldManRage Joined: Posts: 1,741
    edited January 11
    Ranma wrote: »
    StockyJam wrote: »
    Ranma wrote: »
    Just an update on Shoryuken.net. It's about 5 hours worth of work from being able to launch in decent, usable condition. We're gonna pause for just a day or two to see what Inkblot & Co decide to do with this place, though.

    Ranma
    have you reacched out to "Darc Requiem" yet and bchan009 /
    those two have also made or are in the process of making two new subsititute sites...shouldnt everyone just focus on one project to not only consolidate efforts but to not split the commuity?
    sorry about grammar/misspelling im typing upside down. on my back holding a bluetooyth keyboard in one hand, typing with other cuz lazy af.

    Me and some other old schoolers started working on shoryuken.net just a few hours after Tom announced SRK was getting killed off. I know those guys are working on stuff but we started working on ours before that thread was made, so we didn't know. I would like to keep everyone together, of course, but we've done too much work already and those guys seem undecided about things like domain name, forum software, hosting, etc. We've already decided on and bought all that and it's nearly ready to launch. We actually have vb and xenforo. The plan is to let people vote and then get a refund on the other license. They're also playing around with the idea to keep using Vanilla or go with phpbb... I respect what they're doing but I can't get behind those software's. Vanilla has done enough damage to SRK and needs to go. I've got some super talented people who are enthusiastic about this but they definitely don't want to do it on phpbb. It'll be vBulletin or XenForo... whichever SRK wants.

    Hey Ranma, I have read your follow up posts to this, and I am really excited to see what you guys are working on, but just to let you know that the site Darc Requiem made is actually a free zetaboard and has been up and running since the night of the news break. Here's the link (http://s15.zetaboards.com/SRK_Asylum/index/)

    It's very much a work in progress and I realize it may not be the best, permanent solution (yours sounds better honeslty) and we'll all go where the flock is.

    When do you think your forum will be up? Darc made his quickly incase SRK was shut down earlier than mentioned as a place to gather the troops. In the meantime we've slowly been improving it to make it a new home just in case.

    Also, I was honeslty going to start going through SRK posts and just copying some of the more imformative text over, and I was going to post here on SRK looking for people to sign up to the zetaboard and help, but if your forum will be up shortly then I may hold off on that.
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  • RanmaRanma Boy-Type™ Joined: Posts: 172 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited January 11
    Ranma wrote: »
    StockyJam wrote: »
    Ranma wrote: »
    Just an update on Shoryuken.net. It's about 5 hours worth of work from being able to launch in decent, usable condition. We're gonna pause for just a day or two to see what Inkblot & Co decide to do with this place, though.

    Ranma
    have you reacched out to "Darc Requiem" yet and bchan009 /
    those two have also made or are in the process of making two new subsititute sites...shouldnt everyone just focus on one project to not only consolidate efforts but to not split the commuity?
    sorry about grammar/misspelling im typing upside down. on my back holding a bluetooyth keyboard in one hand, typing with other cuz lazy af.

    Me and some other old schoolers started working on shoryuken.net just a few hours after Tom announced SRK was getting killed off. I know those guys are working on stuff but we started working on ours before that thread was made, so we didn't know. I would like to keep everyone together, of course, but we've done too much work already and those guys seem undecided about things like domain name, forum software, hosting, etc. We've already decided on and bought all that and it's nearly ready to launch. We actually have vb and xenforo. The plan is to let people vote and then get a refund on the other license. They're also playing around with the idea to keep using Vanilla or go with phpbb... I respect what they're doing but I can't get behind those software's. Vanilla has done enough damage to SRK and needs to go. I've got some super talented people who are enthusiastic about this but they definitely don't want to do it on phpbb. It'll be vBulletin or XenForo... whichever SRK wants.

    Hey Ranma, I have read your follow up posts to this, and I am really excited to see what you guys are working on, but just to let you know that the site Darc Requiem made is actually a free zetaboard and has been up and running since the night of the news break. Here's the link (http://s15.zetaboards.com/SRK_Asylum/index/)

    It's very much a work in progress and I realize it may not be the best, permanent solution (yours sounds better honeslty) and we'll all go where the flock is.

    When do you think your forum will be up? Darc made his quickly incase SRK was shut down earlier than mentioned as a place to gather the troops. In the meantime we've slowly been improving it to make it a new home just in case.

    Also, I was honeslty going to start going through SRK posts and just copying some of the more imformative text over, and I was going to post here on SRK looking for people to sign up to the zetaboard and help, but if your forum will be up shortly then I may hold off on that.

    I will check it out, bro! We're waiting to see what Tom does here after the 24 hour poll he made. There's a chance something good could still happen here.

    Either way, we're talking now about just doing our own thing, since not many people here seem that excited about a new SRK with drastic upgrades. The fact that the majority seem to be fine with a new Vanilla board is pretty baffling and discouraging to be honest. We've made logo-less versions of all the images so we could very easily pick a different domain name and start something completely new.
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  • flickyflicky Why do people run from me? Joined: Posts: 980
    I don't like the idea that people have been put in the position of feeling like they need to spend their own time and money to preserve something only because the owners don't give a fuck about them. And now it's at the point of "maybe something might or might not happen yet," so those people are out of pocket and mind fucked as what to do to continue the legacy they've kept at for almost 18 years. Honestly I've never looked down on the staff or admin of this site, but fucking hell, if this is how they're going to finish things off.

    Some people say money and fame changes people, and in this case that's definitely true. I thought Event Hubs were bad, but some people here at Evolution are clearly so far up Capcom's arse hole, the thought of ESPN has them completely consumed in greed. They don't even want our money, if they did they'd be asking for it like they were ten years ago, because they needed the donation drives to host the tournaments.

    I feel used and abused. When you need my cash you'll take it, but when you're ballin' and Evo doesn't need it anymore, not of us matter.

    I honestly don't know what to say beside list a bunch of profanities.
  • KingCrimsonKingCrimson CFN: OldManRage Joined: Posts: 1,741
    Ranma wrote: »
    Ranma wrote: »
    StockyJam wrote: »
    Ranma wrote: »
    Just an update on Shoryuken.net. It's about 5 hours worth of work from being able to launch in decent, usable condition. We're gonna pause for just a day or two to see what Inkblot & Co decide to do with this place, though.

    Ranma
    have you reacched out to "Darc Requiem" yet and bchan009 /
    those two have also made or are in the process of making two new subsititute sites...shouldnt everyone just focus on one project to not only consolidate efforts but to not split the commuity?
    sorry about grammar/misspelling im typing upside down. on my back holding a bluetooyth keyboard in one hand, typing with other cuz lazy af.

    Me and some other old schoolers started working on shoryuken.net just a few hours after Tom announced SRK was getting killed off. I know those guys are working on stuff but we started working on ours before that thread was made, so we didn't know. I would like to keep everyone together, of course, but we've done too much work already and those guys seem undecided about things like domain name, forum software, hosting, etc. We've already decided on and bought all that and it's nearly ready to launch. We actually have vb and xenforo. The plan is to let people vote and then get a refund on the other license. They're also playing around with the idea to keep using Vanilla or go with phpbb... I respect what they're doing but I can't get behind those software's. Vanilla has done enough damage to SRK and needs to go. I've got some super talented people who are enthusiastic about this but they definitely don't want to do it on phpbb. It'll be vBulletin or XenForo... whichever SRK wants.

    Hey Ranma, I have read your follow up posts to this, and I am really excited to see what you guys are working on, but just to let you know that the site Darc Requiem made is actually a free zetaboard and has been up and running since the night of the news break. Here's the link (http://s15.zetaboards.com/SRK_Asylum/index/)

    It's very much a work in progress and I realize it may not be the best, permanent solution (yours sounds better honeslty) and we'll all go where the flock is.

    When do you think your forum will be up? Darc made his quickly incase SRK was shut down earlier than mentioned as a place to gather the troops. In the meantime we've slowly been improving it to make it a new home just in case.

    Also, I was honeslty going to start going through SRK posts and just copying some of the more imformative text over, and I was going to post here on SRK looking for people to sign up to the zetaboard and help, but if your forum will be up shortly then I may hold off on that.

    I will check it out, bro! We're waiting to see what Tom does here after the 24 hour poll he made. There's a chance something good could still happen here.

    Either way, we're talking now about just doing our own thing, since not many people here seem that excited about a new SRK with drastic upgrades. The fact that the majority seem to be fine with a new Vanilla board is pretty baffling and discouraging to be honest. We've made logo-less versions of all the images so we could very easily pick a different domain name and start something completely new.

    I think why people are looking for legacy features is because they're hoping this database can be salvaged and that will make migration easier, in theory.

    We still have a lot of work to do on the zetaboard and since you may be starting aomething more fresh, I'm going to start copying information from here to the zetaboard to try and preserve some of it (even though I know we'll be lucky to preserve 1% of it). We can also always copy it to another site later... Or it may be all for nothing but I don't want to take that risk.

    I'm probably going to reach out to SRK members for help copying text over, and at least this will give them a home if SRK dies, at least, until we can find a better permanent solution.

    Please let me know if you have any thoughts or concerns about this. Thanks.
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  • MIRACLEARROWMIRACLEARROW Kendoka Joined: Posts: 2,074
    Honestly, as most people know I'm usually very polite but its god damn ridiculous for people to find out this way and for them to not even show face, let alone offering alternative solutions. What a joke.
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  • PerthoPertho Capt of Team #Hellspawn Joined: Posts: 22,817 mod
    I know somebody took shit to IRC to say you were dissing the Cannons, so I think we just might wanna be a little bit more careful. Emotions are running incredibly high for good reason because we care.

    Caring is okay. Caring made the SRK, Evo and the scene as a whole. Final Round ran as a loss for years because of caring. Caring is great.
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    jimmy1200 wrote: »
    pertho attacked me first, saying i get all my life tips from 106th and park.
  • PerthoPertho Capt of Team #Hellspawn Joined: Posts: 22,817 mod
    PFFT, like I said, emotions are running hella high.

    Plus I take offense to that, if people could read SRK wouldn't be as fun. Illiteracy is a hallmark of SRK and should be a part of any other forum we move to. :rofl:
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    jimmy1200 wrote: »
    pertho attacked me first, saying i get all my life tips from 106th and park.
  • RanmaRanma Boy-Type™ Joined: Posts: 172 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Pertho wrote: »

    Plus I take offense to that, if people could read SRK wouldn't be as fun. Illiteracy is a hallmark of SRK and should be a part of any other forum we move to. :rofl:

    As should flaming. The two go hand and hand.

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  • flickyflicky Why do people run from me? Joined: Posts: 980
    I dunno, but there's a few things that definitely need to happen. One, the forum needs stripped back, get rid of defunct forums, you don't need multiple character forums for every game with multiple threads, when you can have a single character thread. Two, the forum software needs changing to something that's cheaper and strategies need to be implemented to store data without it impacting on the main forum, such as the wiki for example.

    I'm no expert, but I find it hard to believe that it costs $2000 a month to host this website. Ten plus years ago when Evo was just growing they didn't have anywhere near as much money or financial backing as the do now. I remember the first time Vegas was announced to be the permanent home of Evolution World (as it was known back then, there was also Evo East and Evo West), that was massive because the hotel venues were big and that its self cost a lot of money, yet SRK was buzzing. Back then they relied on premium membership and donations to help support SRK and Evo, people even used to donate just so Japanese players could travel across to America because there were no sponsors and eastern attendances were low, people wanted Daigo hype.

    So think about it, if it has been costing $2000 a month, with the knowledge that they can make money from premium memberships and donations for all this time, especially with things now like Patreon, sorry to put it bluntly, but which idiot has been forking out $2000 a month to run a forum when they could be spending maybe $500-$1000 of their own money instead?

    That doesn't make one bit of sense, for a group of people who are in the business industry, to knowingly lose money, on purpose. Which I guess is what brings us to this position today. So how long has this been going on for? Since 2010? Who chose a ridiculously expensive server to migrate SRK to? Who decided not to offer premium when they know from past experiences it saves them money?

    Basically nobody gave a fuck, it's just one bad decision after the other. What's the bets someone just bought them selves a new PC and can't afford to pay for February's bill.

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