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Offline Artisan

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Upcoming Site Shutting Down
« on: 08/04/22, 08:09:48 AM »
Hi everyone, it's been a while since we talked!

BC.org has had a fair run of many years, and I think many of us have had great memories and made great friends here.

However, I think the writing has been on the wall for a fair amount of time that this particular site may be slowly outliving its usefulness for the cost and upkeep.

Since the change in ownership a couple years ago, I have been keeping the site up entirely by myself monetarily and technically, and having not been involved in the roleplay or SWTOR play interactions for some time, I nonetheless kept BC.org working out of a sense of devotion and connection to the community.

I think from observations, much of the community interaction outside of game has moved on to the Discord server, however (see Discord widget on the bottom left sidebar). And I think it may be time to finally pull the plug on the forums site itself.

I recognise that many of you have a lot of memories stored here, and I would encourage you to take your time over the coming months to retrieve what information you can from the forums threads. Unfortunately given the custom-built nature of this website, it's not easy to take the database data and simply transfer it to another cookie cutter service, and keeping the site up as a static site nonetheless will require ongoing server upkeep and payments that I don't think will be worth the monthly and yearly expenses.

You will have until October 31, 2022 to both get everything you'd like as well as make contact with people from this community that you may only be able to contact via DMs here - and trade any info you would like to keep in touch. After that I will be taking the site down.

Keep in mind that the Discord server will remain up and I will continue to run it as long as Discord keeps such servers free. Please also consider joining the Discord if you wish to continue to keep in touch with the community.

It's been a ride! Here's to the last few months of BC.org! And thank you all for the wonderful community it's been all these years.

EDIT:
With a helpful friend I was able to get a rough public web scrape of the site, and the html pages are hosted here:
https://begeren-colony.netlify.app/

The formatting is off, but it should have all publicly accessible threads (threads you can access without logging in).

Note that no private or restricted information is present: i.e. private messages or ANY of the guild forums - that is, anything that requires you to log in to access.

The files will remain on the Netlify site until such time as Netlify stops hosting freely. Hope this cuts down on the number of things you have to copy/paste at the moment for your records, though I still recommend you keep permanent offline records for yourself.

Please note some of the Netlify html files still reference links on this site, which will disappear when the site goes down. Make sure you figure out what you'll have available vs not.
« Last Edit: 08/05/22, 04:49:11 PM by Artisan »

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Re: Upcoming Site Shutting Down
« Reply #1 on: 08/04/22, 09:00:49 AM »
 :aww: Thanks for your service, Artisan, and best wishes and fairest of fates to all who remain and all who return! The Force will be with you, always.
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Re: Upcoming Site Shutting Down
« Reply #2 on: 08/04/22, 10:58:20 AM »
Aye - to repeat what Pehn stated - thank you x100 for working to keep the site up and running all these years (esp. the years of less activity). 

And thank you for giving us all a heads up - I was actually wondering this exact thing to myself the other day (When the site might be taken down, for the same reasons you gave.) - so very much appreciate the ample time for us to grab whatever posts or information we wish to keep before it goes poofers.

If anyone wishes to keep in touch and doesn't already have my email (or whatever contact information) please feel free to PM me!

And may the Force be with you all!  :aww: :aww:

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Re: Upcoming Site Shutting Down
« Reply #3 on: 08/15/22, 10:01:23 PM »
However, I think the writing has been on the wall for a fair amount of time that this particular site may be slowly outliving its usefulness for the cost and upkeep.

Well, I knew the day was coming but it's still sad. However, I understand completely. Thanks for keeping it up for this long Artisan. :aww:

Thanks to everyone here that made up our little community. I have a lot of great memories and the RPs helped me get through rough spots in life. For those of you that haven't hopped into the Discord serer, I wish you well. May we cross paths again. :wave:

For those of you in the Discord, I'll be back around once I can get my life in order.  :grin:

To everyone, take care.

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