An Offer I shouldn't Refuse

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Should I take the new hosting offer?

Are you a moron? YES!!! Take the deal. We'll follow you wherever you go
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NO! NO! NO! I fear change and will keep my bushes
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An Offer I shouldn't Refuse

Postby Cheyenne Wright on Thu May 18, 2006 2:34 am

Hey guys,

I got an offer tonight from a site that wants to take over the hosting of Arcanetimes.com

They are offering me 100% free web hosting of not only the comic -- but my main site as well -- that's a $240 annual reduction of operating costs for those of you playing the home game

No ad's -- except those that I want, when I want, and where I want them

And a personalizd Forum

the main downside is that everyone would have to move over to the new fourm -- after only a week of this one --- GAH!

so ... should I do it?
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Postby Corgi on Thu May 18, 2006 6:20 am

Saving $240? DUDE! Grab it before they start crocheting loopholes!

We can be silly anywhere.
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Postby Bad cat robot on Thu May 18, 2006 9:51 am

(you say it's a poll -- so where are the little clicky poll-buttons?)

Behold the wisdom of Corgi. I would further add we can be silly in multiple places. Go nuts.

(pfah. You have to log in to get FUNCTIONING poll buttons.)
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Postby Randomthoughts on Thu May 18, 2006 10:33 am

If all your worrying about is us, then just take the deal. We'll follow the site wherever it goes.

Kind of like Tucan Sam and his tragic Fruitloop addiction. :wink:
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Postby AndersOlsson on Thu May 18, 2006 11:07 pm

I can even be silly in different languages if that helps, so where I post my random thoughts and stupid comments dosn't bother me.

So grab the offer quickly!

Ps. Can we come with suggestions on how the new site should be desigend, i.e. what functions we want?

Besides, this forum doesn't really capture the spirit of Arcane Times, needs more of a sppoky feel.
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Postby Randomthoughts on Thu May 18, 2006 11:14 pm

so where I post my random thoughts and stupid comments dosn't bother me.


You don't own me! You can't post me anywhere I don't want to be! :P
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Postby Cheyenne Wright on Fri May 19, 2006 1:16 am

AndersOlsson wrote:Ps. Can we come with suggestions on how the new site should be desigend, i.e. what functions we want?

Besides, this forum doesn't really capture the spirit of Arcane Times, needs more of a sppoky feel.


Sure -- suggestions are always welcome
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Postby Corgi on Fri May 26, 2006 11:34 am

Soooo... what's the word? Moving? When/where?
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Postby Cheyenne Wright on Fri May 26, 2006 11:53 pm

possably at the end of this month -- full details when everything is locked in
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Postby AndersOlsson on Sat May 27, 2006 9:14 am

Well concerning the forum, I have no real idea.
But if you are going to remake the entire site I have some suggestions.
First, an easy guide how to dra would be if you could show some sketches in different stages of development etc.
Also, keep the comment function on your posts, it's better to comment there than starting a new thread everytime we (your small group of loyal peons) want to say something about your latest post.
Last, one way to cash in some extra $$$ is to follow http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/index.php and make some fans pay to for a premium package, which might include "looking" special in theforum, access to extra material (like work in progress and things that never got finished etc) I'm not able to pay alot, but I would be willing to pay a few dollars for some perks.

What do the rest of you think?
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Postby Cheyenne Wright on Sat May 27, 2006 1:37 pm

AndersOlsson wrote:Well concerning the forum, I have no real idea.
But if you are going to remake the entire site I have some suggestions.
First, an easy guide how to dra would be if you could show some sketches in different stages of development etc.


I will add that to the dry-erase TO DO list

AndersOlsson wrote:Also, keep the comment function on your posts, it's better to comment there than starting a new thread everytime we (your small group of loyal peons) want to say something about your latest post.


The new site would use a "ShoutBox" to the left of my news posts where you guys can comment your nights away

AndersOlsson wrote:Last, one way to cash in some extra $$$ is to follow http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/index.php and make some fans pay to for a premium package, which might include "looking" special in theforum, access to extra material (like work in progress and things that never got finished etc) I'm not able to pay alot, but I would be willing to pay a few dollars for some perks.


I'm wary about premium content. I wouldn't do it unless I felt I was giving you guys something worth it... and to me that would have to be alot. And if I was going to put that much work into it -- It would be better served to give it away -- and bring in new readers.

Right now my buisness model is... Put up a good comic for free and get readers. While I'm waiting to have enough good comics to publish, make cool side stuff for the fans. When I have enough good comics -- Publish a trade paperback. Start over.
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Postby Randomthoughts on Sat May 27, 2006 1:53 pm

AndersOlsson wrote:Well concerning the forum, I have no real idea.
But if you are going to remake the entire site I have some suggestions.
First, an easy guide how to dra would be if you could show some sketches in different stages of development etc.
Also, keep the comment function on your posts, it's better to comment there than starting a new thread everytime we (your small group of loyal peons) want to say something about your latest post.


What he obviously meant to say was “keep making new topics in the forum for each new comic because it‘s easier for new readers to catch up on old jokes but keep the comment on a page thingy too”.
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Postby Corgi on Sat May 27, 2006 3:05 pm

*polite cough*

Hair tutorial? Maybe eventually?
*makes big puppy eyes*
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Postby Randomthoughts on Sat May 27, 2006 11:14 pm

Haaiiiir......
(Man, I read that last post late at night and I swear it said “Makes Big Muppet Eyes”)
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Postby AndersOlsson on Sun May 28, 2006 2:50 am

Randomthoughts wrote:
What he obviously meant to say was “keep making new topics in the forum for each new comic because it‘s easier for new readers to catch up on old jokes but keep the comment on a page thingy too”.


Yeah I think that captured my idea.

Please excuse my sometimes bad english, when I'm tired I can't spell correctly in any language and I sometimes ramble on in a way that is perfectly logical to me, but not to anyone else. But I'm happy to see that my thought got through.
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Postby Randomthoughts on Sun May 28, 2006 12:32 pm

Words are highly overrated on forums anyway. Given a large enough variety of smiley faces you can do away with them entirely. :D
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Postby Cheyenne Wright on Sun May 28, 2006 3:07 pm

OK -- the new site is a-go!

hop on over to...

http://www.arcanetimes.com

and take a look -- the new forums can be found at

http://isolatedgamer.com/forums/index.php?f=340

dosen't that just have a ring to it?
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Postby Bad cat robot on Sun May 28, 2006 4:44 pm

Comic missing! Moebius link in action! (Wailing and gnashing of teeth, et cetera ....)

Other than that minor detail, looks nice.
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Postby AndersOlsson on Mon May 29, 2006 12:08 am

Looks nice!

A bit more personal, I like it.
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