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Would any one be interested in... Answered

Another new knex forum? I know we have KI but I really just need to be working on a forum right now. I'm not trying to like have revenge on KI (I don't even have a reason) but I just don't care for it. They're moving at a snails pace. Sure I won't be able to get a payed host (is it even worth it for knex?) but I don't really think a domain name maters all in all. What you'll have right away if I do start it is. -A front page with details like new posts, latest polls, and of course the Xat chat right there. -I'll probably find some sort of cool style instead of the default. You'll still have a choice in case you're one of those weird people who likes blue, white, and grey. -I'm hoping to have the karma mod installed right away which will basically be rep -I'll hopefully implement a ranking system using knex pieces as images. -I'll have a handful of bbcodes ready such as a spoiler code that you click on a button to unhide whatever you choose to put in it and a youtube code in which all you need is the video ID. There will be others. -I'll have more forums than just knex. I'll still keep the common theme but y'know I think everyone should be able to make a topic in a variety of categories other than "misc." -I don't know basically I'll be taking requests which I usually answer within the week they are posted. If it's a new forum topic that you want then I'll usually add it if it isn't a stupid idea. I'm hoping to add later on a cash and shop system although I'm not sure how soon that will be. Mods will be payed. I'll pick out a good few mods to work the forums for me. You won't need any real exp. all you need is to have good grammar (get firefox! it's a must!) and be active. So will anyone actually go to it if I make it? Please any loyal KIers don't find this as any more of aggression against you. Like I said I just really didn't like your forum and I want to make a forum so I figured I might as well make my own. Alright so if I get at least 5 approvals then I'll make it. It's a lot of work starting out so I might not do it if I end up not getting too far in a limited amount of time. Hopefully I'll have a friend helping me out but if not then it might be slow starting out. I really want to get us a good place to migrate to without being forced to KI. I know some people don't really care for it but I promise I'll try making this place better for those people. I'm not saying that this will be any better than KI but it is another option if people want me to do it. Once again KIers I don't want to start anything so don't think of this as a competition or anything I'm just giving everyone else the option.

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TheDunkis

9 years ago

Alright well I'd edit the thread but because of the category select bug I can't I'm just going to post telling you all I'm making a new forum. I need a name for it though so any ideas? I'm getting a friend to help who's really good at making websites. He's also sort of a knexer and made his own designs. He made a box gun (similar to that one that was recently posted where you put a dark grey on a rod and a rubberband on it) and his own rbgs on his own. I'll get you all a link when it's in beta. Remember I'm open to any suggestions you have so even if you think you won't like the site, tell me why and I may fix it.

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TheDunkisTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

Ok I started up the forum. I'm going to finish up with my friend tomorrow by adding a color scheme and other stuff to pretty it up. Hopefully people will be able to start joining on Monday or Tuesday.

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TheDunkisDer Bradly

Reply 9 years ago

Alright well I'm releasing the forum early so that I can get some suggestions. I haven't added too many extra features but you'll have the basics like a chat room and such. I have a good amount of forum topics and will add more if requested. We're still working on the homepage so don't worry about that at the moment. Right now our host is acting all funky so you might not be able to get to our site but when it starts working again here is the link.

http://knexables.uuuq.com/forum/index.php

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Der BradlyTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

It is not loading It says : Web page is not availible

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TheDunkisDer Bradly

Reply 9 years ago

Did you read my entire post or decided to just click the orange thing without reading my post even though it might say in it "hey this is a virus. I laugh at everyone who clicks this link without reading because now they're infected"? Anyways I just said that it's not working right now.

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TheDunkisDer Bradly

Reply 9 years ago

Alright sorry this should be fixed now. However if you run into more problems please continue telling me.

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Der BradlyTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

I know, I read your post. Just letting you know because It may be different for other people And what host site are you using?

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apples!!!!!

9 years ago

Yeah I guess I'm in too...

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combatknex

9 years ago

post ur m16 or m4 carbine plzzzzz

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shadowninja31

9 years ago

Ill do it. And if someone else is gonna ill help. i use www.phbb.com.

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TheDunkisDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Is that something different? I'm going to use phpBB3 and that doesn't stink.

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DJ RadioTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

i could not get to the home page when logged in

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TheDunkisDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Well I don't know why that happened. It was glitch only located at KI so it doesn't mean it would happen at the site I was going to make.

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shadowninja31DJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

hm... ok well i used it a while ago and it was fine. maybe they just got worse. ok though

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s0lekill3r

9 years ago

I think that KI just wanted to pull over all of the Knelders and that's about it. You should definitely make a site to recruit all of the newer builders and get them off of here. Right now I see KI as the place where innovative designs are happening. Great guns are still being posted here, don't get me wrong. KI is more of a technical place than Instructables and if you could transfer the k'nex community to a site that would be awesome.

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TheDunkiss0lekill3r

Reply 9 years ago

That's what I'm saying. I want to pull off what KI didn't. Yet people here resist for that very reason...they don't like KI but they don't understand that this will be different from KI. Anyways I'm not making it anytime soon.

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TheDunkis

9 years ago

Alright guys I'm not going to make it. If no one even likes KI I doubt I could do anything better. Still I ask why is it that some of you don't like KI? I don't like it either but for different reasons entirely and that's why I wanted to offer some different things that you guys might have liked more. Maybe if I get some specific answers I could fix these things for a future forum.

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ironman69

9 years ago

I don't like KI that much

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jollex

9 years ago

No.

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

no, KI has robbed ibles of good knex guns, not to mention knexers. all we dont need now is another deterrent from ibles. KI guns have never been found on google or another search engine. Instructables is the #1 place for knex projects other than the knex official site. i want it to stay that way by the time i complete my next gun (plans in progress)

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TheDunkisDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

This is the very exact reason I want to make the forum!! Dude do you think any one likes us here that is a non knexer? We're annoying and stuff. I personally found out about knex through youtube. I could make an add there. I should be able to make it so we show up on google. In fact if we get it going the more it is used the farther it shows up in google. Why hide guns from ibles when the whole plan is to migrate the 'ibles knexers to there.

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DJ RadioTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

i am friends with a few non-knexers and we get along great. i dont like the plan a lot, it may be easier to post instructions here than your planned site, i have to see it developed further first

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TheDunkisDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah you... That never stopped KIs. In fact I'll probably set it up to be easier than KI. If you try using that argument at KI they'll tell you otherwise and like I said I plan to have a spoiler code and other things like that to help organize instructions.

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DJ RadioTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

well, i dont want to have to post knex guns on both your site and ibles

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TheDunkisDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Dude! You're not getting the point!! The whole idea is to migrate (as in move to) the forum and leaving instructables for good. We'll try to pull in any newbies and get the connected to the forum. Overall this will be better for the community here and for the knexers.

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DJ RadioTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

ok...............i guess. i say "i guess" because i have friends here. ill go with you, but i will still post here too as well as your site

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TheDunkisDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Hey good chance I might not even make it. Do what you wish here all I'm saying is the goal is to stop knex here. If you've got knex stuff then don't bother with it here when I have the forum up if at all. If you have other stuff then go ahead and come around here too.

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DJ RadioTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

well if you do make it, include a flash game based around my video game idea. i do have non-knex stuff, check my second ible

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TheDunkisDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Dude y'know how hard that would be even if it was a simple 2-D shooter? I could include some pre-made flash games but I don't think I could make something like that anytime soon. It would require graphics for our guns which I don't feel like making.

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DJ RadioTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

fine, you dont have to make it, its your site

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Dutchj

9 years ago

People who visit KI are not evil you know. I don't think you should create another forum though.

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TheDunkisDutchj

Reply 9 years ago

When did I say they were? I was apologizing to them for even thinking up the idea.

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DutchjTheDunkis

Reply 9 years ago

You're free to do what you want, I don't think they will smite you if you make another K'nex forum. Wether they will all like the idea is a different matter of course.

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Storm950

9 years ago

Straight answer, no!