ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo has recently become a hot topic online after some photos of him on campus were released.
Cha Eun Woo is currently studying in the Performing Arts department at Sungkyunkwan University. Photos of him on campus in a crisp white shirt and black jeans have popped up on portal sites and online forums, along with eyewitness accounts of people who caught a glimpse of him at school.
Well, at least we’re pretty sure they are. Despite repeated inquiries to clarify the contents of their blog post in regards to BSN, BioWare has refused to elaborate on the following:
How will the approximately 4100 BSN Projects (fan-created mods) be affected by the closure of the site?
How will the official Dragon Age: Origins (DAO) Toolset be affected by the closure of the site?
How will the official DAO Toolset Wiki be affected by the closure of the site?
How will the official DLC and Patch downloads for DAO, Dragon Age II, and Mass Effect 2 be affected by the closure of the site?
How will the soundtrack downloads for Mass Effect 3 be affected by the closure of the site?
How will the redemption of promotional codes be affected by the closure of the site?
How will the registration/verification of game content be affected by the closure of the site?
Nice of them to omit all this info, eh?
Not to mention, that blog post reads like a bad meme, right? “Your feedback is important to us… so we’re going to close our official forums.”
What really puts a foul taste in my mouth besides them dropping this announcement on us and then fielding questions for all of one day… (Sidebar: Seriously, the Community Manager, Conal Pierse, hasn’t made a single post since August 2nd, and nobody from BioWare has bothered to respond to any of the above questions that have been asked repeatedly by players.) … is the obvious calculation that went into the timing of this announcement:
The announcement was made on a Friday, which lessens news coverage.
The announcement was made at the very end of July, when many folks are on vacation, lessening the amount of people who will see it.
The announcement gives the community only a month of warning before the change to read-only, which is a very short time span.
Conveniently, this time span corresponds to when many college-age players are moving back to college to start the new academic year.
The announcement was made well in advance of their next title, ensuring that any drama from the closure will have died down prior, and ensuring that any drama related to ME:A cannot be posted on the forum.
Well done, BioWare.
So, what about all those 4100 Projects? They are about to be lost, unless they are hosted elsewhere.
What about all the gameplay and modding guides contained in forum posts? Gone.
What about player blogs where they shared modding advice, fan fiction, or musings on their favorite characters? Bye-bye.
What about the players who haven’t logged into the forums since mid-July and happen to try to log back in on November 1st? Nope. Sorry. The forum will be completely gone.
So, myself and some others have started two projects:
A website. Because all the information related to the closure will be gone come October 25th. This website will explain to users what happened and what – if anything – they can do about their content. Mods, blogs, etc.
Site Archives. A couple folks are working on archiving the entirely of the existing BioWare Forums site, the BSN, and the original ME1 site, which is still around.
Please help let folks know about the closure by reblogging this post. Also, please spread the link to the website. We need to build hits before the forums close, to ensure that folks will be able to find the site with their search engine.
Thanks for reading and next time I’ll have news of ThaneMOD :)
Come August 26 Bioware will be shutting down their forums for good. An official post has been made with the reason for the shut down being:
“In the past, our forums were the only way we could speak to you directly. They allowed our developers to talk with fans, and gave our players the opportunity to talk with each other about our games. But with the rise of social media and geek culture, there have never been more ways for us to connect.”
After the launch of Phonebloks, in September of 2013, we got a lot of emails, Facebook messages and tweets containing fantastic ideas, great feedback and smart suggestions on how to improve and expand our concept.
We quickly decided that we wanted all these voices to be heard and for that we needed a place, a community, where people could come together and push the project forward. We thought, and still think that if we all work as a collective, we can achieve fenomenal things.
I am building an application and I noticed that the tab key was behaving was inconsistently, so I asked about it on a programming forum where I use a female name.
I got a reply insisting that tab can never move focus between radio buttons in the same container and that they must actually be in different containers. So I posted screenshots of the focus on each radio button and of a diagnostic message showing that they’re all in the same container.
Then I got a reply saying that, despite what I said, I must have used the arrow keys instead of the tab key. So I posted a video showing me hitting the tab key and the focus moving from one radio button to the next.
At this point, they couldn’t deny that they were completely stumped. I got replies like “Not sure what you want at this point” and “What are you actually trying to do here?”
Apparently it’s unfair to ask a mansplainer a question he might not know the answer to!
People always talk like Tumblr’s culture is uniquely weird, but man… I’m a member of an online forum where the moderaters once had to issue an official ruling - pursuant to an actual, reported incident - on whether using the forum as a sympathetic connection to cast spells on other registered users was permitted within the site’s terms of service*. This was back in like 2005. Truly, there’s nothing new under the Sun.
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I am used to the profanity on gaia, and let me tell you how hard it is to watch my mouth on FR.
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Wow. There’s so much stuff going on with this blog this week. It’s all thanks to GGO! Remember that forum I spoke (briefly) of a few months ago? Well it’s done and up and ready for use!
The intention was for all the fans here to be able to discuss with one another without having to comment through the ask and wait for us to post it aha;; Plus, what better time to have a SAO forum then now? We can all talk about GGO when it premieres later this morning!~
So if you’re planning to join, please refer to the rules first before posting anything. Also with GGO coming out, TAG YOUR SPOILERS WHEN USING THE FORUM.
Eternal September or the September that never ended is Usenet slang for a period beginning in September 1993, the month that Internet service provider America Online began offering Usenet access to its many users, overwhelming the existing culture for online forums.
Before then, Usenet was largely restricted to colleges and universities. Every September, a large number of incoming freshmen would acquire access to Usenet for the first time, taking time to become accustomed to Usenet’s standards of conduct and “netiquette”. After a month or so, these new users would either learn to comply with the networks’ social norms or tire of using the service.
Whereas the regular September freshman influx would quickly settle down, the influx of new users from AOL did not end, and Usenet’s existing culture did not have the capacity to integrate the sheer number of new users following September 1993. Since then, the popularity of the Internet has brought on a constant stream of new users and thus, from the point of view of the pre-1993 Usenet users, the influx of new users in September 1993 never ended.
The term may have first been used by Dave Fischer in a January 26, 1994, post to alt.folklore.computers: “It’s moot now. September 1993 will go down in net.history as the September that never ended.”
Game Geeks Online is a community dedicated to gamers one and all. Whether your a table top or a top console gamer, this is the place to be.
Come and join our new forum. Origins dating back to 2006-2007 between three friends, we have wanted a friendly, drama free forum for people to come together to talk and have fun. There’s also places to talk about books, television shows and music so there’s something for everyone.
We’re still working out kinks and bugs so if you run across anything PM one of the admins: SindarinQueen (myself) or SirArokie (aka the banishedjedi)