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⚠️ The DashNet forums will be shut down on September 12th 2019.⚠️

Please see here for more information.

⚠️IMPORTANT⚠️ Forum shutdown in September

OrteilOrteil Posts: 122Administrator, Game Dev Admin
Hey everyone,
before Discord, we mostly interacted with our community through the DashNet forums. There's been a lot of neat stuff on these forums - people shared strategies and weird bugs, bragged about cookies, pondered about eggs, talked about everything and nothing, and made friends. I know a lot of our current mod team on this server dates back to the forum days.
Since then, we've launched the Discord server, which quickly grew to over 44,000 members! We're amazed with how far it's come in the past year.

This however means that we're now finding ourselves moderating and maintaining 2 platforms at once; a modern Discord server to which most of our community has already migrated, and an old forum which is not only on the verge of being a ghost town, but is also kind of a pain to work with due to a variety of quirks and bugs in its framework.

After giving this a lot of thought over the past year, we've decided to close down the DashNet forums in 3 months. Discord is officially our new home.

There's one thing Discord can't really replicate however, and that's persistent, threaded conversation; thankfully, Reddit is just the right replacement for this. There are already active (unofficial) communities on www.reddit.com/r/cookieclicker and www.reddit.com/r/idlegamemaker , and we've just created www.reddit.com/r/randomgen . There's also a couple subreddits for NeverEnding Legacy : www.reddit.com/r/LegacyTheOrteilGame and www.reddit.com/r/NeverEndingLegacy . Make sure to read the rules before posting on any of those!

The DashNet forums will close down on September 12th 2019, 3 months from now. We've contacted the people responsible for the platform hosting them, and unfortunately they do not have an export solution, meaning we cannot keep an archive. If there's any content on there you wish to preserve, PLEASE copy it and save it somewhere else before the forums shut down for good.
In particular, any Idle Game Maker or RandomGen threads are good candidates for moving to the aforementioned subreddits. The Cookie Clicker subreddit will also probably welcome any pertinent Cookie Clicker-related content. And as always, our Discord server remains available for anything from casual conversation to theory-crafting.

Thank you for a fun 5 years of DashNet forums! 🍪
-Orteil & Opti

Comments

  • DarkyDarky Posts: 958Member, Friendly, Cool, Funny ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm glad this forum gets shut down now though because it is pretty much just like a ghost town, its time to put this place to rest.

    Pack up your things and lets move out.
  • ViniVini Posts: 3,600Member, Friendly, Conversationalist ✭✭✭✭✭
    !remindme majoras mask joke in 30 days

    On a more serious note... Well, actually, I don't really have anything to say right now.
    It's been an interesting ride, to say the least. I don't regret getting myself involved in this place as much as I did. If anything, I regret I won't get my fifth anniversary badg-- Oh wait, they gone.

    Yeah, all things considered, 'twas fun while it lasted.
    Godspeed, DashNet.

  • zyzzyzyzzy Posts: 1Member
    edited June 12
    Even though I had my account deleted (though my own choice) and stopped coming here I'm still a little sad to see it end. I was surprised they went on this long though.
    If the forums could speak they would say:
    "Don't cry for me, I'm already dead."
    (can't post links on this account so that will have to do)
  • ¤RunninginReverse¤¤RunninginReverse¤ Posts: 15,856Member, Friendly ✭✭✭✭✭
    Vini said:

    !remindme majoras mask joke in 30 days

    On a more serious note... Well, actually, I don't really have anything to say right now.
    It's been an interesting ride, to say the least. I don't regret getting myself involved in this place as much as I did. If anything, I regret I won't get my fifth anniversary badg-- Oh wait, they gone.

    Yeah, all things considered, 'twas fun while it lasted.
    Godspeed, DashNet.

    "in 30 days"

    It's June, though? We have 3 months?
    Warning! Warning! One left in the way
    ---
    Soundcloud
  • AgentpersonAgentperson Posts: 43Member ✭✭
    Darky said:

    Pack up your things and lets move out.

    And move to a terrible better place called Discord
    Oof
  • ViniVini Posts: 3,600Member, Friendly, Conversationalist ✭✭✭✭✭

    "in 30 days"

    It's June, though? We have 3 months?

    Check my activity post. Today was the first day. In 30 days, it will be the second.

  • LunaticLunarianLunaticLunarian Posts: 1,042Member ✭✭✭✭
    not sure how i feel about this. unlike many others i don't have any fond memories of this place when i was still active, or maybe it's just that i forgot about them
    i'm not going into more details, that's a wall of text for another day (and thread), if i even get the motivation
    i'm not moving to the discord for personal reasons, if you care enough to want to know where else i am there are 3 people there who do
    shut the fuck up lun no one cares
  • Chaotic_NeutralChaotic_Neutral Posts: 3,446Member, Wiener ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 14
    Whelp. The end is nigh. Couldn't say I didn't see it coming, but I'll shed a tear when the place shuts down, since this place was a big part of my teenage years.

    Can't say I'm not happy that much of my cringy high-school internet posts will burn to the ground though.
    As much as you want to pretend, self-awareness is not a get-out-of autism free card.

    "HEY, THAT'S PRETTY GOOD"
    -EDUPS
    [insert tilde here]
  • vbgamer45vbgamer45 Posts: 1Member
    Sad long time lurker. I do run createaforum forum hosting and can host at no cost if you can get an export of the SQL data. I did read vanilla's policy on an older post blog.vanillaforums.com/news/vanillas-data-export-policy not sure if it changed.
  • The_QQQQThe_QQQQ Posts: 182Member ✭✭✭
    i cry
    ~{QQQQ}
  • erdbeereerdbeere Posts: 3,384Member, Helpful ✭✭✭✭✭
    Purple Tellurium.

    In all honesty though: Thank you to all the amazing people who made this place what it was.
  • IdlerIdler Posts: 3,226Member, Wiener, True Wiener ✭✭✭✭✭
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......

    Just kidding, but to be honest, it is to be expected, since basically, this forums is now just a ghost place. I am on Discord. If you would like to, I could also send you my name and ID.
    "Banned for not putting your quote to signature." - Tellurium
  • Korrupt86Korrupt86 Posts: 88Member ✭✭
    Whats the link to discord?
  • AgentpersonAgentperson Posts: 43Member ✭✭
    Korrupt86 said:

    Whats the link to discord?

    https://discord.gg/cookie
    Oof
  • MiningcookiesVIIIMiningcookiesVIII Posts: 1,861Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 3
    I've had a lot of good memories on this server. People met, ideas learned, events entered... Even though I barely use it anymore, it's going to be a little sad to say bye. I'll miss you, DashNet Forums. Even though it's going to be gone, the friends, lessons, and memories will stay with me. You'll always live on in my heart <3
    I said, STOP SUICIDING. ~Idler
    Uh your so ugly I frgotz how 2 grammer ~Darkmatterfire
    Why is 10 afraid of people who can't count? Because 7 8 10! ~Pighouse
    You can't get into sigs if you try hard!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!11!!~Darkmatterfire
    Post farmer, an IGM game I made. Thingk RPG, a creative forum game I made. Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.
    ~A. Dumbledore
  • BurnCookieBurnCookie Posts: 31Member ✭✭
    Give idler true wiener
    [3]

    I know who did 1/11.
  • JacobMIXJacobMIX Posts: 1,516Member, Helpful, Flagger, Conversationalist ✭✭✭
    It was a joy being part of the forum in the early days.
    Only makes sense to return at the end to say goodbye.
    I’m me and that’s that
    GG = Good-Game
    Does anyone still keep count? :
    SOPA 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0 | PIPA | ACTA
    CISPA | PCIP | FISA | NDAA | TPP

    And if you need any help you can get it here: Part 1, Part 2, Read, DUPES, 2.0
    image
  • Ian5Ian5 Posts: 137Member ✭✭
    Yeah, i really am gonna miss this place. it was nice to have a community where pretty much everyone knew each other. The only thing I ever really got into was delicious cookie deluxe, but its always sad to see a place like this die. See everyone on the discord!
    ONE MORE TIME! Lets beat the game before the fourm gets killed! Link.
  • LGameMaker13LGameMaker13 Posts: 51Member
    I'm just sad to see this place go. I just signed up, but I like Cookies!
  • IdleGamesRockIdleGamesRock Posts: 2,855Member, Flagger ✭✭✭
    bye
    chernobyl
  • PurgePurge Posts: 2,000Member, Friendly, Helpful ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was the Owner of http://www.reddit.com/r/idlegamemaker, but i deleted my reddit account, and the other mod is inactive. I would suggest creating an alternative for that or someone requesting to own the sub to reddit admins due to inactive mods
    ""My game will be playable on all Samsung Microwaves with firmware update 5.3.2 and up." - Audiot" - RunningInReverse
  • OrcaguyOrcaguy Posts: 879Member, Flagger, Wiener ✭✭✭
    Huh. I haven't used this forum actively in years, and yet this made me feel really sentimental for some reason. Having joined in early 2014 makes this weirdly nostalgic, even though it's only been 5 years.
    Just opening a thread that's years old, jumping to the first page and seeing all the familiar names from the internet's equivalent of ancient past is like going back to your elementary school; old memories that you've completely forgotten hit you like Ron Jeremy's money shots in his heyday. It feels a bit bitter, yet at the same time, a little bit sweet (wasn't there a word for that?)
    I mostly just shitposted, but it still feels like a large part of my life. I guess shitposting online filled the socialising quota for my younger, more introverted self (I probably still am considering it took me nearly an hour and a half to compose this comment).
    I'll probably forget about this forum again come tomorrow morning, but those moments when I see some other forum members on the web (like how I just saw a comment from CWS on youtube, which incidentally is the reason why I came back here) will probably make me think back to this forum fondly.

    Bon voyage to the wonderful idiots who made this forum what it is o7
  • LGameMaker13LGameMaker13 Posts: 51Member
    even IF this is closing down, i'm still gonna make the most of it before it's shut down for good...(also because i can't use reddit OR discord)
  • AgentpersonAgentperson Posts: 43Member ✭✭

    even IF this is closing down, i'm still gonna make the most of it before it's shut down for good...(also because i can't use reddit OR discord)

    Why can't you use either?
    Oof
  • LGameMaker13LGameMaker13 Posts: 51Member
    my parents
  • BrainstormBrainstorm Posts: 11,227Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh wow, this is... damn... I'm pretty late I guess

    Really, this forum and my other childhood forum (deepworld) are closing in the same month, so hey, I'll actually miss this place..


    Welp, I'll write the most gianormous and epic ending to Dashnet RPG, one that will only make everyone amazed at how it all turned out

    "Calm your caps, bro." -Brainstorm

    the following link is the best thing that could happen to you: http://forum.dashnet.org/discussions/tagged/brainstormgame

    Currently managing a large-based forum game.. DashNet RPG! Play it now: http://forum.dashnet.org/discussion/15882/dashnet-rpg-dashnets-greatest-forum-game-of-all-time
    Dashnet RPG Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/6301gzzx
  • tehkilla515tehkilla515 Posts: 33Member ✭✭
    Damn.
    I wasn't really active here, but I absolutely snooped by a lot.
    There goes a year of IGM work.
    Also, RIP forum games :(
    I'll make some wayback machine pages
  • IronDizasterIronDizaster Posts: 44Member ✭✭
    @tehkilla515 the forum games will be moved to the Reddit page
    delayed update > rushed update
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