There's nothing unethical about pointing a person in the direction of something you enjoy in the hopes that they would enjoy it as well. It's not like they have to make a choice of one over the other. I think it'd be different if, say, Richard sent out a mass e-mail to all the members over there saying "Hey, come check out my forum." But if you want to send a note to a few people saying "Hey, I like this forum, and you might, too." then I don't think there's any reason why you shouldn't.Originally posted by Jolly Roger:
I have a serious question. Would members here be allowed to contact all the regulars(the ones with good posts) over on the Cafe, and invite them over here? I am curious whether this would be unethical, illegal, or really a rather good idea! JR
Pretty much depends on whether any hard drives had to be replaced and if so how recently the BBS (posts/ads/membership info) was saved to backup.Originally posted by Nordatrax:
Since I am a complete computer neophyte, can anyone explain the ramifications of what this means?...
It depends on the nature of the problem. They should have everything backed up, and if they backup once a day, then the worst that could happen would be that they'd potentially lose the posts from up to 24 hours prior to the crash.Originally posted by Nordatrax:
Since I am a complete computer neophyte, can anyone explain the ramifications of what this means?
I assume they will be back up and running when things get corrected, but will all the posts and topics be lost (assuming they weren't backed up... can they even be backed up?)?
I'm very worried that some of my insightful comments will be lost to the magic world forever...
This raises a good point... I bet most poster at the MC know of the genii board - so why DON'T they post here?I have a serious question. Would members here be allowed to contact all the regulars(the ones with good posts) over on the Cafe, and invite them over here? I am curious whether this would be unethical, illegal, or really a rather good idea! JR
Ouch.Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
Just visited and it looks a little bit after 2am on January 6th 2007.
Things like this make people lose confidence in a discussion board.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
OH BOY, what a mess. Looks like we's gotta start all over again. Tsk, tsk! :eek:
Me too. The link for the new password is still down.Originally posted by podcastrant:
The cafe says I don't exist... :(
What gives me the impression that you are "worried" about it is that you started this nonsensical thread in the first place!Originally posted by Jolly Roger:
"For someone who was banned from the cafe, you seem to be worried an awful lot about it."
Bill, my friend.... I have no idea what gives you the impression that I am "worried" about it! I am simply curious as to what is going on over there, as are many others! JR