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Poll: Gp32X.com - Future (107 member(s) have cast votes)

What new domain should gp32x.com use?

  1. openhandhelds.org (95 votes [88.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 88.79%

  2. gp32x.de (8 votes [7.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.48%

  3. gp2x.eu (2 votes [1.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.87%

  4. gp2xwiz.de (2 votes [1.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.87%

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#1 EvilDragon

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:54 AM

Hi!

I'm really sorry for the long time not really visiting these boards - as most of you probably know:
I took on the task moving the Pandora production from Texas to Germany... and that was a lot of work.

Most of it has been done, so I'll try to visit these boards more often again!

The post I'm doing today is a pretty important one.
As some might know, I'm hosting GP32x.com on one of my servers.
The server will be shutdown in February, so I need to move the full site.

However, the domain is owned by hando. I tried to reach him using different ways - I never got a reply.
What's even worse, the domain is open for sale... so it could go any time.

The only one who can move the domain to a new server is hando.
And the server will be shut down next month, so we HAVE to move.

I'll still try to get in contact with hando, but it seems to me the best option is to use one of my domains and move everything to one of my servers.
I'd also offer to pay the upgrade to the latest IPB, so the spam should all go away.

Once the movement is done, we could upgrade the website with new features. Anyone is happy to help.

So, what do you think?
I've added a poll for your favourite domain.

If you got any other ideas, let me know as well.

#2 WizardStan

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:10 AM

I approve. Especially on the spam front. So much spam. So very much GAH THERE'S ANOTHER ONE! KILL IT! KIIIILLLL IIIIITT!!!!!

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:19 AM

As we've discussed this some time ago you already know my opinion about that.

But this pool definatly need more advertising. At least being a news on the front page and/or posted in all "general section" as well
Edit: done in the section where I'm known (caanoo, pandora) but need more advertizing

Edited by sebt3, 20 January 2012 - 02:23 AM.


#4 EvilDragon

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:25 AM

I put it into the news, so it will appear as news on the frontpage.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:43 AM

I guess many would be sad to see the GP32X name go, but I think openhandhelds.org is a good choice. It represents a greater range of hardware, and of course ties in with the file archives.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:47 AM

I guess many would be sad to see the GP32X name go, but I think openhandhelds.org is a good choice. It represents a greater range of hardware, and of course ties in with the file archives.


Yes, I'd like to include the file archive better on the website as well.
The new IBP can include RSS feeds (like the OpenPandora boards does it with the repo), so we could have the latest files here as well.

#7 Hooka

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:17 AM

I'd say maybe go with something like gp32x.openhandhelds.org, as atleast we still know it's gp32x... glad to hear things are being done to make sure that it doesn't disappear into the ether...

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:59 AM

Openhandhelds has my vote, or something like Hooka's suggestion is good to. When this is all said and done we need an Android section added though. There's some consoles hitting the market now and it's only the beginning imo.

Can everything from the current forums be saved as it's on your server or is it all getting wiped and restarted from scratch?

#9 HunterZ

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:07 AM

If the domain is going up for sale, then why can't you buy it?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:31 AM

The GP2X and Wiz (etc.) machines are becoming older and the community has definitely dropped off over the years. Other (non GP/GPH) machines have dedicated forums elsewhere, and have taken many of our old regulars (including many Pandora fans/owners). With the new ranges of Android etc. machines now out there I think that OpenHandhelds makes a lot more sense - open up the forums to any and every open source console/handheld/mobile device.

Whatever the choice, I'm sure many of us will continue to visit the forum, no matter what it's called. And hopefully more Admin/Mod involvement should reduce the amount of spam we're seeing here.

Edited by iprice, 20 January 2012 - 07:31 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

Voted too ;)

If you need someone to admin/mod ect... I'm in. I've discovered many great things on Gp32x, it must not die.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:35 AM

i think along with the domain name change, a slight change in focus (and vision) would be welcome as well. open it up to *all* 'open' handhelds, as mentioned above, and make it more inclusive.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

Whatever we do, I think it's important to preserve the database. Basically all GPH device history is here, as well as good part of pandora's.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

I guess many would be sad to see the GP32X name go, but I think openhandhelds.org is a good choice. It represents a greater range of hardware, and of course ties in with the file archives.

i think along with the domain name change, a slight change in focus (and vision) would be welcome as well. open it up to *all* 'open' handhelds, as mentioned above, and make it more inclusive.

Whatever we do, I think it's important to preserve the database. Basically all GPH device history is here, as well as good part of pandora's.


I agree to all of the above but especialy Notaz's point. It would be a real shame to loose any of that info and history; not only about the GPH devices, but all the original idea threads for the Pandora too.

Edited by Tripmonkey_uk, 20 January 2012 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:20 AM

Whatever we do, I think it's important to preserve the database. Basically all GPH device history is here, as well as good part of pandora's.


This - There's a lot of info held on here that's still handy to search through.

How about boards.gp32x.openpandora.org? :)

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