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The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby Dom » 1:48pm on 17 Dec 17

Any viable way to relocate the Tavern elsewhere as UKRP is closing?


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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby First Age » 4:25pm on 17 Dec 17

Yes there is...

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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby satbunny » 12:46pm on 19 Dec 17

Yes, it's not technically difficult.
The bigger issue is whether it's viable.
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby ragr » 2:35pm on 19 Dec 17

satbunny wrote:The bigger issue is whether it's viable.


What does viable mean?

The old Tavern ran in tandem with UKRP and it provided a very specific, although difficult to quantify, counterpoint. I couldn't tell you what my reasons were in any measurable way but I always instinctively knew when I thought of a new thread whether it would fit here better or in the Tav.

Being honest, since the Tavern moved to a hosted forum here it hasn't actually existed for me as it's own entity, it has just been another set of threads. It's been nice to have but the loss of differentiation for me eradicated its own identity and focus.

With this in mind a "new" Tavern could not be the new UKRP; potentially disastrous given that UKRP has died. It could be the "old" Tavern but is that enough to sustain interest?

I loved the Tavern and was gutted when it folded. Part of me would like to see it back. Part of me thinks that forums are ****ed right now. I'd be leery of joining another board where I'd be thinking that 1000 posts later it would all be gone again.

I also strongly associate The Tavern with you, Tom. It had your fingerprints and DNA all over it. For better, mostly. :wink:
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby dpmcalister » 8:34pm on 19 Dec 17

I agree with ragr. Tom is the Tavern and the Tavern is Tom.
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby BenQ » 5:54pm on 22 Dec 17

I agree too! You've always run a friendly bar Tom.
I've not frequented as much since the move, partly because life has been busy, but also as ragr has suggested, somehow it didn't feel the same (don't really know why). If it was to emerge again, I'd certainly frequent from time to time, it has has been my local of choice since discovering it.
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby maddz » 8:09pm on 24 Dec 17

Oh bummer. I'd love to go back to a semi-private forum, but it's going to be the visibility issue. The old Tavern suffered from that problem. I think we've seen several new faces since moving to UKRP, presumably because they've dropped in, liked what they saw and stayed.
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby satbunny » 10:26pm on 24 Dec 17

Love you all.
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby Peanut » 2:30pm on 08 Jan 18

maddz wrote:Oh bummer. I'd love to go back to a semi-private forum, but it's going to be the visibility issue. The old Tavern suffered from that problem. I think we've seen several new faces since moving to UKRP, presumably because they've dropped in, liked what they saw and stayed.

I just got lost...
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby dr_mitch » 11:47pm on 11 Jan 18

Thinking about it, rationally or not, after the loss of the Tavern and now UKRoleplayers, I'm reluctant to invest energy in posts on another forum. Knowing it's vanishing soon, I can't really invest any energy in posts on UKRP.

This is purely on me, and nobody's "fault"; I'm certainly not entitled to anything.
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby John_B » 1:16pm on 12 Jan 18

Sorry dr_mitch but you are wrong. You are entitled to something, your opinion. :D
Why is it anything you are looking for is always in the last place you look.

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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby maddz » 6:28pm on 12 Jan 18

So, are we going to relocate? Or just cry into our beer and moan about another decent local closing down...
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby BenQ » 6:49pm on 12 Jan 18

maddz wrote:So, are we going to relocate? Or just cry into our beer and moan about another decent local closing down...


I have some webspace and could potentially set up a forum for the Tavern if wanted, but probably only something simple. Can't promise to be such a present or pleasant barman as the Guvnor though.
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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby satbunny » 10:43pm on 12 Jan 18

BenQ wrote:
maddz wrote:So, are we going to relocate? Or just cry into our beer and moan about another decent local closing down...


I have some webspace and could potentially set up a forum for the Tavern if wanted, but probably only something simple. Can't promise to be such a present or pleasant barman as the Guvnor though.
Watch this space..

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Re: The Asteroid is coming... we have three months

Postby Dom » 1:43am on 13 Jan 18

Check the licensing applications...


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