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1/23/2020 10:20 am  #1


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If anyone is willing to help move threads over, please PM me your email address. Last year I lost my dad, which pushed a few things behind so moving threads over is derailing my efforts to get caught up elsewhere.

If anyone has any Capes(Optional) material saved, please send my way. I wasn't expecting the crash and didn't own that site so didn't back up much on my end.


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1/23/2020 11:14 am  #2


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The popular Imaginary AZ thread is back up and running. Feel free to resume the game now. https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=593#p593


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1/23/2020 1:33 pm  #3


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Folding in Wayback Machine material. Threads that have such material

From Capes(Optional):
Guidebook: Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Previous Moves
About
Introduction
Reference Thread Finder

From Comxfan:
Civil War Files
All-New A-Z 9
All-New A-Z Update 1
Marvel Legacy 1980s
Master List (Historical Version)
Handbook Survey (no longer just one post!)
A-Z 12
A-Z 10

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2/13/2020 2:43 pm  #4


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Most of the site that can recovered is back so folding in the posts from Please Help With the Move:

Andy E. Nystrom
1/07/2020 3:27 pm
The more hands on deck, the faster this will go. If you can help, PM me your email address and I'll send you threads to format. Will delete things from this list as threads get posted.

OHOTMU Sightings - Historical Version -rplss working on
Omniverse Map - zuckyd1 working on

Plus most threads started on Capes (Optional) (e.g. later Guidebooks) will need to be recreated from scratch.
 
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1/27/2020 3:18 pm
Still need help with most of the above. To avoid burnout and to catch up on other things, for the next little while I'll only devote Thursdays and up to one other day a week to moving stuff over, though all week I'll still be available to assist others who want to help with the move. When I'm more caught up with other things I might go back to helping with the move additional days of the week.
 


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2/13/2020 2:44 pm  #5


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Next step will be to check for more Wayback Machine material as well as to update old threads.


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4/20/2020 8:59 pm  #6


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I just did the first ban on the site, user Claudetit. They joined and started a new thread "I'm a new member!!!" and then proceeded to post new-[series of letters and numbers; possibly some sort of code]. They then repeated the exact same post 13 times. There was no link so I don't know exactly what they were trying to pull, but it was still a spammy thread that contributed nothing to the site, so I banned them and then nuked the weird post. New members are always welcome, including people who just want to lurk, but you start a new thread and just repeat something that doesn't make sense over and over, I'll assume it's some sort of spambot activity.


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4/21/2020 12:03 am  #7


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Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

I just did the first ban on the site, user Claudetit. They joined and started a new thread "I'm a new member!!!" and then proceeded to post new-[series of letters and numbers; possibly some sort of code]. They then repeated the exact same post 13 times. There was no link so I don't know exactly what they were trying to pull, but it was still a spammy thread that contributed nothing to the site, so I banned them and then nuked the weird post. New members are always welcome, including people who just want to lurk, but you start a new thread and just repeat something that doesn't make sense over and over, I'll assume it's some sort of spambot activity.

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7/28/2020 8:40 am  #8


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Here are some thoughts of improvements I'm thinking of: folding Prose Books and Music into Other Pop Culture. There's only one post in the former and none in the latter. Also merging Movies and Television. There's only one post under Movies, and there's a lot of potential overlap between the two. All these would reduce the amount of scrolling needed to see the entire page. Also creating more sub-sections for OHOTMU General (one for separate handbooks, one for separate indices, etc). This would reduce the extra that an older handbook, etc got buried.

What are people's thoughts?


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7/31/2020 3:22 pm  #9


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Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

Here are some thoughts of improvements I'm thinking of: folding Prose Books and Music into Other Pop Culture. There's only one post in the former and none in the latter. Also merging Movies and Television. There's only one post under Movies, and there's a lot of potential overlap between the two. All these would reduce the amount of scrolling needed to see the entire page. Also creating more sub-sections for OHOTMU General (one for separate handbooks, one for separate indices, etc). This would reduce the extra that an older handbook, etc got buried.

What are people's thoughts?

I definitely like the idea of more OHOTMU subsections.

 

8/01/2020 7:10 am  #10


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zuckyd1 wrote:

I definitely like the idea of more OHOTMU subsections.

If I did so there would be two ways I could go about it. One would be to create a sub-forum like Indices to the Handbooks, which has a link on the main page, but isn't separated out in Last post. The other would be to put them on the same level as the Imaginary and Non-Marvel threads. The benefit to the former approach is less scrolling on the main page. The benefit of the latter is there would be a greater range of posts where you could see the last post on the main page. I'm leaning towards the latter at the moment because I like seeing more of what was updated recently, but if people would prefer less scrolling to see the various sections, that also works.


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8/03/2020 6:13 am  #11


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I want a bit more discussion on the splitting up the main section, but calling a day's notice on streamlining the Other Pop Culture section. If no one objects I'll make those changes tomorrow morning. I'll also make the other changes if enough discussion ensues.


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8/04/2020 6:37 am  #12


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I streamlined the Other Pop Culture section as promised. I also played around with the colour a bit but most changes didn't look so good so I reverted them back; the one change I did like was changing the blue bars red. If you have other colour suggestions for various portions of this site, let me know and I'll try them out.

I'll give splitting up the main section another week to find out what people's thoughts are.


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8/14/2020 8:50 am  #13


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Following up on people's thoughts. If I haven't heard to the contrary, in the next few days I'll split up the main section as per my preferred means as described above. So last chance to weigh in!


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8/14/2020 9:33 am  #14


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Further to the above, here are the categories I see for the main reference section, in order:

Individual Handbooks/Files Books (including trades/hardcovers). New Handbooks pinned until at least three months after publication.
Raw Data (Master List, Sightings, etc.) Master List pinned, Unofficial Index to the Handbooks will be a further sub-sub-section of this.
General Information (material that doesn't fit anywhere else): Q&A thread pinned.
Official Marvel Indices (including trades); putting below General for now as there are no known current plans; I can always move this category up as it becomes active again.
Imaginary Threads and Wish Lists (as these relate to hypothetical Handbooks and entries it makes sense to put with the other threads, but as these are not real, these go below most of the other. A-Z thread pinned.
Non-Marvel: Put last because it's not official Marvel works. As this expands it could warrant its own section separate from the Official Marvel stuff (maybe DC and Everything Else), but with only 17 posts it's not worth splitting up further as yet. Non-Marvel Handbooks pinned.


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8/15/2020 7:42 am  #15


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No one said no so it's started! Expect the shuffling of threads to occur over the next few days. It won't all happen today.


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8/16/2020 6:12 am  #16


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I made the changes! It took less time than I thought since I defaulted to individual handbooks, the category with the most threads. To find the new location, do a search on the main page or go into the Individual section and check the Moved redirect link. Some threads could go in more than one category so post any suggestions for different locations here. Hopefully this will make it easier to spot recent discussion.


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8/25/2020 10:42 am  #17


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User ErickDit was clearly a bot (his now deleted post on the Update '89 Index thread made a reference to an index but was not at all comic related) so it's been deactivated on this site. As always I don't mind the occasional off topic post but I know the difference between that and a spammer.


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If you saw a now deleted thread started by Zelenatpg demanding to know where the Admin is, that user is no longer here. I was already suspicious because I don't exactly hide on this site, so because I have access to his email address I did a search. The one result, in another language, was a threat starter elsewhere promoting a casino, followed by people posting links and thanking him for the info. That was all I needed to know.


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