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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by hossthehermit, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Well, I went over there and took a look around.
    40 years ago I started working at a paper mill.
    We made a good product.
    The company made good money, operated at a profit every year.
    The people that worked there made good money, took pride in their work.
    Company got sold, still made money, some changes were made, people weren't happy, but still made a living, a lot still took pride in their work.
    Company got sold again, stockholders and execs made some money, people still had jobs, some took pride in doing their jobs well.
    Company got sold again, somebody obviously made some money,some people still had jobs,realized that if they wanted to keep their jobs, they needed to do as they were told, keep their mouth shut.

    Sooooooooooooooo, change is good, right, that's why there is a "new, trial, check it out give us your thoughts version", right?????

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Change is not good unless it offers improvements.

    We actually changed forum software twice before. The original forums had one big room. I think that was 1998-2001
    Then we used a package call pmachine...which was upgraded a couple years later to this one.
    We've used this since 2006 or so....

    There is no way I would consider a change unless it brought some big advances to the table....or there were other big reasons.
    Enclosed is a pic of our forums in 2000. Do you think that is as good a "product" as today?

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  3. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    OTH it doesn't look like the topics have changed much. :lol: and where the heck was Dennis? He couldn't have had more than 2000 or 3000 posts back then.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Aye, those were the days. And I really don't want to go back to them.
  5. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    The new forum is much better than this one IMO. Not that this one is horrible, but I find the search or new posts on the new one to be better, looks to be about same as a forum setup with the vbulletin software. (most use that nowadays)

    I know all you old timers can't deal with the change though. (hehehehe)
  6. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I think the search is cool at the new one. I can even make it better - for instance, I can set it for two letter words

    VC PE LP etc.

    Check the search and how easy you can find members.......

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