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We are LIVE!!! - Knex Flux - General purpose Knex forum Answered

Knex Flux is live now, you can visit it here: http://knexflux.net

So, I randomly had that idea and Sandro likes it too and stuff, so yeah,
is there any demand for a general-purpose knex forum uniting all the parts of the knex community under one hood? Of course such a forum would need people who actually use it, thus me asking if it would be used ^.^
I could do the hosting, I know my way around such stuff :)

This would be in particular good for sharing progress, which isn't really possible on instructables, sharing small projects you don't think are worth a whole new instructable, helping others out and of course all just having a fun time together!

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parshan
parshan

2 years ago

Gotta say, Knex Flux is a lot more active than Instructables now.............

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 2 years ago

Feel free to join us! ^.^

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parshan
parshan

Reply 2 years ago

I've been there for 5 days now......

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 2 years ago

Oh, you are "PartMan"? ^^

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parshan
parshan

Reply 2 years ago

Yep.

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parshan
parshan

Reply 2 years ago

Why is my Discussions page showing your comment as posted 14 hours ago?

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random_builder
random_builder

3 years ago

I tried to join knex flux and it wouldn't send me the email. Please help!

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 3 years ago

Did you try checking your spam folder?

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random_builder
random_builder

Reply 3 years ago

How do you find your spam folder? I know what it is, but I can't find it. I use outlook for my email.

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random_builder
random_builder

Reply 3 years ago

I think that is about an older version of outlook. I checked the delete and the junk folders and it is not there.

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random_builder
random_builder

Reply 3 years ago

I just tried that and it said that the email was already used. I tried to login and it said that it emailed me a code, but it doesn't send it.

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 3 years ago

I have to look into this.....in the mean time I went ahead and activated your account manually :)

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Kona-chan
Kona-chan

4 years ago

I'm thinking about joininh knex flux

but the thought of my IP being recorded holds me back big time

I'm a big fan of what little privacy I have left and that is just too much for me

maybe I'll join as a guest tho :/

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

believe me germany is a legal hell, lol

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

Oh that's just the standart legal text so that we stay on the legal side. The thing is that with every request to a website, including instructables, you do actually transmit the IP, so in theory you trust every single website to not do harm with it.

I can assure you however that I am a huge protector of privacy and do everything to protect it :)

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Lucas The Boss
Lucas The Boss

4 years ago

I tried signing up, and it says that the letters under the verification part is not correct. I've listened to the tape and everything but it says there not right. Please help!

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

Did you try hitting that button to get different letters?

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

If that fails can you PM me your email and I can manually add you?

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sonic broom
sonic broom

4 years ago

I tried signing up but i'm not getting an activation email.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 4 years ago

Have you checked your spam folder? Unfortunately, lots of email hosts tend to see the emails of forums as spam, even if this isn't the case.

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sonic broom
sonic broom

Reply 4 years ago

I don't see anything in my spam. Can I PM you my email and you can send me a link?

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

The issue is on my side, seems like outlook doesn't want to receive my sent emails, hang on, looking into it. For now I verified your account manually so that you can already log in!

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sonic broom
sonic broom

Reply 4 years ago

Thanks!

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 4 years ago

Assuming it's your account that's currently awaiting activation, we can manually activate your account. Just to be sure, are you Naxon?

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sonic broom
sonic broom

Reply 4 years ago

Yes it is Naxon.

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

The issue is that we are on the hotmail blacklist for some reason, hang on, reading through how to get whitelisted.

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

Sent a whitelist request now, they say it usually takes 2-3 days

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

Wow, that was quick, we are whitelisted!

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

That is why all the emails are DKIM verified so that they do *not* land in spam, lemme check error logs and stuff

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Sorunome
Sorunome

4 years ago

The forum KnexFlux is in the works and is soon-to-arrive, we still need to set up some things for an immediate awesome user-experience, to make sure that it'll succeed!

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sonic broom
sonic broom

Reply 4 years ago

Cool! I will join when it goes live!

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

Looking forward to it, too :P I am currently working on the feature to add instructions and such in a way that it integrates into the forum experience!

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sonic broom
sonic broom

Reply 4 years ago

Cool!

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sonic broom
sonic broom

4 years ago

I see there is a KNEX subreddit does that not satisfy KNEXers? I think a forum would be pretty cool!

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CorgiCritter
CorgiCritter

4 years ago

There is already this forum. It works fine.

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

The thing is there is only one category: knex. And if anything about the theme, about management or anything is not how we like it we are screwed because i doubt 'ibles would change something if only a few members are complaining, while those few members are actually a large portion of the knex community.

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CorgiCritter
CorgiCritter

Reply 4 years ago

OK. I would join a new forum.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 4 years ago

I'm looking into collaborating. To clarify, it'd be more of a full-blown website, though the forum would be the focus. I just need to make sure my goals line up with theirs and that we can agree on how to make the site, then I'll join in.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

4 years ago

I've thought about this. I had an idea for a general purpose K'nex website with the ability to import instructables too just to make the transition easier. And while some people liked the idea, there were still a lot of people who opposed it. Without support from the entire community, we're only fragmenting it more, which isn't good. Sadly, we're stuck on 'ibles. I think people have grown too content without really realizing how nice it would be to have a custom website of our own. Anyway, I figured at some point after I'm done with my current personal project that I'd throw together a demo of what I had in mind, show anyone who's interested, see if I couldn't get more people onboard the idea, then worry about getting a domain and host if people change their minds.

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Sorunome
Sorunome

Reply 4 years ago

I already configured and modded some SMF forum earlier today for usage...I also thought that some model database or something would be nice, and importing instructables is actually fairly simple due to their undocumented API.

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www139
www139

4 years ago

I think that would be more than worthwhile.