We are in dire need to replace our aging phpBB forums, and after lengthy consideration and various test installations Lemmy is the current favorite. Let us know what you think ;)

@aeroplain
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Lemmy is finally taking off!

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poVoq
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Well, given how dead our forums have been the last couple of years… maybe not ;)

@charlieg
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Dead is harsh. Open source games are a little light on life but they’re not dead :)

@Jastiv
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well, you can always replace the current graphics in open source games with zombies, and then we can necro them back to life.

@aeroplain
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Well, we’re finally seeing more lemmy instances starting to pop up

@jiminycricket
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If you do host a lemmy instance, would you allow FOSS games to create communities there? (I contribute to Veloren and am in the Tomatenquark community)

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That is exactly the idea, similar to how our current forums host a series of FOSS game projects like SuperTuxKart.

@Jastiv
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I think we need genre specific forums like rpgs, fps, mmos, puzzle games, platformers, strategy, simulators. and edutanement (educational software)

poVoq
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Why? I think subforums only make sense if there is enough traffic that would drown out some topic specific discussions otherwise.

Given the low number of posts on our forum these days, a single forum with a STK subforum would probably suffice tbh.

@SirLotsaLocks
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that would be awesome

@Jastiv
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Yeah, when are we going to get actual forums again instead of looking at the server owners old resume.

poVoq
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I actually get the SQL error, but Hagish previously explained that there is some routing issues when it goes down, so some other stuff on the same server can come up ;)

@SirLotsaLocks
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This is exciting! I would love to see more users, especially libre software focused ones.

Dessalines
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Neat. If they don’t want to host their own, they could also just make a community here, and we’ll make sure they mod it.

poVoq
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I am one of the main moderators and system admins of Freegamedev.net ;) And since we are hosting other projects, our own instance would be better for sure. Lets see :)

@charlieg
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Charlie here. So that makes 2 of us.

poVoq
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Welcome to our new OpenSourceGames moderator ;)

@4g4th4
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@Armen138
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I am in favor!

@Armen138
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any news on this?

poVoq
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Waiting for 0.9 release for testing it on my server.

@Bloodaxe
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FOSS and indie games getting their own Lemmy instance? I love the idea! Gimme a PM or something when you’re live, I’d love to follow 😀👍🏻

@Lowey
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Lemmy and discourse are your best choices (IMO). But Lemmy seems much more smooth :)

poVoq
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Discourse (and the similar Flarum) was my first thought too, but besides it being quite server resource intensive (typical Ruby software), I received a lot of push-back from current users about the heavy javascript use and general dislike of the UI.

MobocraticEgoi[old]
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I think if you’re planning to replace phpBB regardless, Lemmy seems like a good fit.

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