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blackvault
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October 17, 2014 - 9:26 pm
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Hello everyone,

Well, I am not sure if this is the right thing to do, or a mistake, but I feel it's time for a change.

Over the past year, the volume to the message forums here has really gone down. And I feel it's for a few different reasons, but mainly, the programming here does NOT integrate with my main site the way it should. In fact, the developer of this software that I am using, stopped supporting it in it's current form, because of the issues that came up. Grrrrr.

So, I have put bandaids on some pretty big wounds, and now, I am getting hit hard with SPAM. So, I feel with these reasons, I may try and integrate this board into the news site for The Black Vault called http://www.governmentsecrets.com.

Here is the good news:

1) If all goes well - we won't lose any posts
2) If all goes well - all accounts will be migrated over, and will be retained
3) Spam should be non-existent once the new system is setup
4) A big cosmetic change will take place, and the boards will be integrated in with GovernmentSecrets.com. There might even be a much better mobile version that I could implement.
5) There have been some login problems here on The Black Vault (ie: login on the main site, come to the forums, and it's not automatically logged in like the old days).

The bad news:

1) It's different... and I know some of you HATE change 🙂

What is everyone's thoughts on this?

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October 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
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Things change, and us old timers have seen a few board changes over the years. The part most of us do not see and understand is the nuts and bolts, behind us just logging on and just posting. How things change inside those programs over a few years, and have to be corrected by the brains behind what we get to do.

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October 17, 2014 - 10:49 pm
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The idea and concept for me is not only functionality - but to make The Black Vault the research and learning site - and there remains the possibility to post on each and every page there, so discussion will continue, but the actual message forums will be combined with the site that runs the news articles... therefore focusing on the topics of the day.

That's my thought anyway. I am open to ideas.

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October 18, 2014 - 12:48 am
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All up to you, homie. We'll figure out whatever changes we have to, not goin' anywhere.

War is an extension of economics and diplomacy through other means.

Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.

Securing resources is the one necessary behavior for all living things.

War = Life

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October 18, 2014 - 2:35 am
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Will the new change still have different forums, and topics, that can continue, or will they just scroll away in 2 days like facebook?

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October 18, 2014 - 6:09 pm
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No, not like Facebook. It would be the same format as here, topics, forums and all.

Just cosmetically different, and probably function a LOT better.

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October 18, 2014 - 6:35 pm
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Sure be nice to get rid of the kitchen spammers Laugh

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October 18, 2014 - 6:40 pm
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Tell me about it. And... have a fresh clean look and feel.

The Black Vault has grown so large... this would allow the communication and discussion on GovernmentSecrets, along with all the news story, and The Black Vault is mainly the research archive, complete with additional options to post comments and have discussions on all the research topic pages.

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October 19, 2014 - 8:50 pm
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Do what you have to do to keep your site going . It's an important site.
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October 19, 2014 - 9:35 pm
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"bionic" wrote: Do what you have to do to keep your site going . It's an important site.

100% agreement with bionic, BV; it's your show and I'm thankful you've let me watch thus far. I'm not a fan of change solely for change sake, but it sounds like there are performance issues being addressed which would make TheBlackVault stronger and better. I'm definitely all for that.

The only concern is if the change would make member accounts dependent upon facebook, twitter, etc. I don't participate in those social media sites and therefor wouldn't be able to post if they were. Yes, I could just create an account on one of those sites if it came down to it, but I was hoping...

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