Metro's 7 year checkin

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Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby Metro » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:46 pm

Looks like the forum as been purged, just over 1000 pages in "whats on your mind" which is a mite short of the 10K i remember

I kinda stopped coming around a few years ago because my spidery senses were tingling. anyone want to give me the run-down?
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Re: Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby KnotyDes » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:22 am

Metro wrote:Looks like the forum as been purged, just over 1000 pages in "whats on your mind" which is a mite short of the 10K i remember

I kinda stopped coming around a few years ago because my spidery senses were tingling. anyone want to give me the run-down?


BD pissed off the community like what? 5,6 years ago. many left, i became active post whatever the event was, so cant confirm what it was. they BD started being more and more "corporate" and cold towards its customer base. Varka left, still the owner, but just went away. IDK any real information about that. i just know he used to post here on the forums then he stopped.

Oh they removed the forum link from their website and more search browsers. so thats a thing. and they purged a lot of posts to save on storage fee's. which is i guess is reasonable

many former active members move over to these forums https://dragon-hoard.com/ or https://dragonmoor.com/index.php
but they mostly sales.

or discord. i am on this server: https://discord.gg/jMvJDNB its at least somewhat active daily. not the same as the forums though, more real time responses. kinda gotta be there around the time stuff happens.


to sum it all up BD is trying to let the forums die. bout it.
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Re: Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby Metro » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:57 am

Well thats a crying shame. these used to be pretty lively. Some topics pulling in 10 pages or more each day.
If any staff care to fill me in, that'd be much appreciated. (looking at you Audax.) Wouldn't mind hearing from Elo or Kimo either. Totally doesn't surprise me though. There were some really toxic tumblr types joining around the time I thought I should be a scarce. Also those little dragon egg -> dragon grow up emojis were pretty popular at the time and were eating up loads of space on the server. Also some problems with fraud in the "used toys" topic that got that shut down. Probably a good thing, but still sad to see such pricey toys find their way to disuse and the bin.
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Re: Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby MachineDoll » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:46 am

Staff reply in the forums? That's certainly something before my time. Staff don't monitor the forums anymore. Even reported spam postings sometimes take 3+ days to have removed.
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Re: Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby eloeelwe » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:12 pm

Metro wrote:Well thats a crying shame. these used to be pretty lively. Some topics pulling in 10 pages or more each day.
If any staff care to fill me in, that'd be much appreciated. (looking at you Audax.) Wouldn't mind hearing from Elo or Kimo either. Totally doesn't surprise me though. There were some really toxic tumblr types joining around the time I thought I should be a scarce. Also those little dragon egg -> dragon grow up emojis were pretty popular at the time and were eating up loads of space on the server. Also some problems with fraud in the "used toys" topic that got that shut down. Probably a good thing, but still sad to see such pricey toys find their way to disuse and the bin.


Hi Metro!
I still check in every couple days. D
Audax was let go about three/four years ago, though I still talk to her on Facebook once in a while. Still, I miss her here as well.
As for purges, probably been around 3 or 4, most recently in the last week. I have lost over 7000 from my post count, so yeah, pretty much a dead horse around here. Very sad...

I am also at Dragon Hoard, but it's pretty dead there too.
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Re: Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby Metro » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:39 pm

Ah well. Everything goes the way of the dinosaur eventually. I should probably check in on OddlotsIrregulars to see if the servers are even still up. Its probably been 10, maybe 12 years since there was anything resembling activity there. Such Nostalgia for forums.
Good to see you're still around Elo, how've things been?
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Re: Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby eloeelwe » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:21 am

Metro wrote:Ah well. Everything goes the way of the dinosaur eventually. I should probably check in on OddlotsIrregulars to see if the servers are even still up. Its probably been 10, maybe 12 years since there was anything resembling activity there. Such Nostalgia for forums.
Good to see you're still around Elo, how've things been?


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So corporate fired me for violence.
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Re: Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby Kimmo » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:06 am

That's some BS, Double E!

Hi Metro, just dropping by to say my hellos really. Good to see some of the faces again :)
I'm doing well enough. Got to move pretty soon but shouldn't be too big of a problem finding a place to stay (fingers crossed)
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Re: Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby eloeelwe » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:48 pm

Kimmo wrote:That's some BS, Double E!


Well Hello! *great big Hugs*
Yes it was! I will be eligible for rehire in 3 months, if I can't find anything else. There may not be a choice, with the unemployment rate as high as it is (28% last I checked).

Great to know you are still alive and kicking!
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Re: Metro's 7 year checkin

Postby Kimmo » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:43 pm

Oh I'm kicking alright!

Kinda strange to see this forum sort of going away.
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