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    Default Farewell no more Friends.

    Ahoy everybody

    I saw the discussion here https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...arewll-Friends today and I thought, like RAB11, that reddit would be the perfect platform but, like RAB11, my account wasn't authorized for creating a subreddit.
    So, I sent a message to reddit and they answered very swiftly.
    I stated our case and that we were seeking a new home where we could host our seasons in a forum that is comfortable and manageable.
    Reddit created a subrettid for us at https://www.reddit.com/r/seasonsoftheukelele/.

    I posted GinnyT11's invite (https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...of-the-Ukulele!) there and pinned it and I posted a link to this week's season (I hope that was OK).

    At the moment I am the moderator of the site and I am more than willing to share that responsibility with others that probably know more about moderating than me (I have never moderated before)

    If people are willing then https://www.reddit.com/r/seasonsoftheukelele/ can become our new home (or at least a home away from home that we can also use)
    What do you all say?
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    thank you for doing that! i've signed up on reddit and discord. just chatting on both of the seasons pages on those sites, for now, and coming back here to UU to post vids etc and follow the usual season flow, but it's good to have those sites as backup, and a chance to get used to them before UU forum maybe goes
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    Caz,

    Thanks for starting a new thread and for taking the initiative to set up an alternate space where we can experiment and see how things work. Like Lynda, i've been following the conversations both on UU and Discord. I'll go over to reddit and see what is required for me to follow there as well . . . .
    Talk less, play more . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazteclo View Post
    Ahoy everybody

    I saw the discussion here https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...arewll-Friends today and I thought, like RAB11, that reddit would be the perfect platform but, like RAB11, my account wasn't authorized for creating a subreddit.
    So, I sent a message to reddit and they answered very swiftly.
    I stated our case and that we were seeking a new home where we could host our seasons in a forum that is comfortable and manageable.
    Reddit created a subrettid for us at https://www.reddit.com/r/seasonsoftheukelele/.

    I posted GinnyT11's invite (https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...of-the-Ukulele!) there and pinned it and I posted a link to this week's season (I hope that was OK).

    At the moment I am the moderator of the site and I am more than willing to share that responsibility with others that probably know more about moderating than me (I have never moderated before)

    If people are willing then https://www.reddit.com/r/seasonsoftheukelele/ can become our new home (or at least a home away from home that we can also use)
    What do you all say?
    Hello, Caz! Thank you for doing that ... I think I have signed in. (Haven't ever used "reddit" before ... but I will learn!)
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    CAZ YOU LEGEND! Hopefully we wont need to migrate but it may be worth copying over Pa's sign up thread too. Just the first few posts with available threads and past themes.
    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAB11 View Post
    CAZ YOU LEGEND! Hopefully we wont need to migrate but it may be worth copying over Pa's sign up thread too. Just the first few posts with available threads and past themes.
    I'll try and do that (I send you a mod invitation on Reddit as I have little clue as to what I am doing and would not mind a partner in this)

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    In terms of mods, I think we'll need people who are always around who can manage the long-running threads as needed. I doubt we'll need much to settle disputes around here as we're good like that, maybe being on reddit might invite some trolls who stumble across us but if we have a mod in each major time zone that should be dealt with easy enough.

    What I can do later is lay a ground rules post for the subreddit so then if we do get trolls we have grounds to take action against them.

    In the long term, you can customize the look of the sub through CSS I believe. If we have anyone proficient in that, great, if not, I have a lot of time on my hands to learn!
    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

    Shouting Into a Tin Can EP on Soundcloud now!

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    Reddit looks interesting, although on my old laptop running Chrome, I can't see who has made each post. On my phone I see their avatar and name. On the laptop - nothing, just the message and how many hours ago it was posted. So, maybe a problem. Anyone else? And no preview of the videos, which is not the end of the world, but a pity.
    Discord is also possible IF we can manage the addition of a new channel for each season.

    But reading the long thread in the UkeTalk section, my gut feeling is that Ryan will look for another forum-based platform and all departures might not be required. I say stay here until all hope is lost, even if it means paying a little to keep it running.
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    Oh no! I fear what might happen if we change a winning formula. I was on the Seagull Merlin Group on the much maligned Google +. It was a thriving community with lots of posts. Then Google+ closed down and a member set up an alternative (must have taken hours of organising) a few of us signed up for it, but nowhere near half of the original members. After a slow start, it dwindled to a trickle and is now virtually idle. I hope that doesn't happen to the Seasons.

    What is it about tech companies that they have to constantly fix what ain't broken?

    If I am not happy with the new platform and if it destroys our community here, I will definitely withdraw my financial support for the UU site.

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    Hi Berni,

    I hope we can figure a way to work this out.

    I'm not a techie (at all), but my office went through a similar situation to UU's about five years ago. We had used a vendor who had used the same web platform since 1996, and after 20 years, the platform just plain pooped out. It wasn't designed to handle graphics and videos and the number of posts that had accumulated over the years. The phrase "held together by chewing gum and bailing wire" seemed to apply. And we had to pay a lot more to the vendor because they were constantly patching together the site.

    So we switched to another platform that was, as they say, more robust. It's terrific. But all our old stuff is hard to find with search features.

    I have an idea the mods here are in the same boat with whatever provider is supplying the template ('architecture') of the UU Forums. Rayan, et al., didn't design this themselves. They're leasing it from a tech company, and it probably was obsolete a couple of years ago, but they've kept it going.

    I hope we don't lose access to this forum, but I know what they're going through and empathize.

    What's not clear: Where we go next, if we must. An app-based setup like Discord may be the answer, but it'll be different. Maybe Facebook (if we trust it?) We could set up an invitation-only group there, I think.

    IOW, open to suggestions/willing to try new stuff.

    My guess is COVID-19 is forcing the mods to make decisions they'd rather not. Much like many of us.

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