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Destroyah_Des
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Hey folks. I've been thinking it over and it looks like the whole Cars thing was a bad idea. I made a mistake and I can admit that. It was a five month obsession for me that has now fizzled out. Don't get me wrong. Just like SpongeBob I still love Cars, I'm just not obsessed like I was. So, once again I've been thinking about giving the board a make over.

This time I really thought about it and didn't just rush in. Last time I jumped on the band wagon and that was bad. What this board needs is something that isn't a trend, or something that will be a temporary obsession for me that I'll eventually leave behind. It has to be based on something that is broadly accepted by many people on different countries and of course by myself. Of all the things that I've loved I thought, "What is something that I've NEVER let go of? What is something I've always had with me despite everything else coming and going?" The answer to that has been BIRDS and in a still more general sense Nature/Science.

So here's the plan. I'm seriously considering changing this place into a bird/gardening/nature/science forum. That will be the main focus along the lines of the Birds and Blooms magazine. It will focus on gardening that attracts birds, wild birds and conservation. Science will be discussed as well. There will always be an off topic of course and I won't make the mistake of deleting the posts we already have. As far as the SpongeBob and Cars stuff, I will just make them subforums of the off topic along with the art forum. The art forum will be very general as well. I'm not expecting it to be big, but I do hope to draw a more diverse and preferably a more mature group. I have some friends from my journal that said they'd join if I did this and that's been a big incentive for me to do this.

I'm not going to do it right away since I want people to find out about this and prepare for the changes. Of course I love my regulars. Wuv, Insane, Big Fan, Stef, Muse. You guys I know would probably stick with me even if I turned this into an 'under water basket weaving' site. :hug: :lol::rolleyes: But seriously, this will be the last time I do this. Kinda like the whole crazy name change I went through. That was a mistake as well. No one hates change more than I do, but this will be for the better. I'm disapointed with the Cars members we've had join. I can only think of one that seems loyal and that's Chriska. Anyway, do respond and let me know what you think. We're still the best no matter what we do. :number1:
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I think that I'm looking forward to a change. I also (well not into them as much as you Des) love different birds. Also one of my favourite programmes on tv is science related. The change will be directed at a wider range of members and not so much mainly just the younger ones if you get what I'm saying, even if some or most of us are teenage and up. Just one last thing though "'under water basket weaving' site." :lol::lol::lol:.



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Aww thanks bigfan. :hug: I had a feeling you'd like to hear about this. Tee hee, I first heard that when I'd started college.



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Sounds like the song "Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away", which unfortunately have as an mp3 :nofocus:. Anyway so will the pets forum now be part of the main discussion or will you still be keeping the pets forum as a sub board or moving it to become another main board? Just wondering.

I'm now going to try and do some related banners and avatars for me to use, but I do have a bit of time to do them 8).
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Sounds like a good idea. I'll still be here. Science isn't really my thing, but like I said before, I can't bring myself to leave this place. :hug:



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Don't worry, I'm not exactly what you'd call a boffin either but then again everything has atleast one thing science related even if it is basic like gravity :smile:. So you don't have to know much about science to get involved in scientific discussions :wink:. *Puts on lab coat and safety goggles* :rollin:.

Ah maybe that could be included in a discription for say if there's a science board "CAUTION, Lab coats and safety goggles needed here!" just a crazy thought and just trying to help :smile:.
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Hee hee, I'm totally open to suggestions from you guys. I just want to make it easier for everyone to have somewhere to post besides the off topic. The pet forum will stay but I haven't decided yet if it will be a subforum or a main forum. The main forums will probably be:

Bird Gardening: But not just limited to birds.

Nature/Ecology

Science

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Art

And then probably the subforums that we still have. Thanks Insane. I know you're one of the ones that would stick with us no matter what we become. I'm a biologist so I'll probably just mostly talk about bio, but discussions on physics and chemistry are allowed too, though I don't know much about chemistry.:happy:



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Dont worry! I'll still be here.:hug:


I think the change is fine though. But I think you probably did expect more people to join the board because you changed it into a board about Cars. Well, I say go with your plan!:smile:



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Thanks Wuv. Yeah I thought that would bring lots of people in. Boy what was I thinking. :rolleyes:



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Like you said I'd stay here even if it was a board about... um... well, something I didn't even like! I only had one bird in my entire life, a budgie called Mozart, then he died... But I like science and I'm getting a scanner soon so I could post up some (horrible) artwork. I think it's a good idea, I still can't believe I haven't see Cars yet. :lol:

Anyway, up for it :number1:



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Don't worry, I still haven't got around to watching it either, nor can I draw. I recently treated myself to a graphics tablet but detached it when it was making a game I was playing. I'm just getting used to it, but it came with a great graphics/photo editing program. I do have quite a few interesting links which I'll post also when the time comes. I'm also debating whether I want a name change also, which is very possible.

Anyway :hug: to the regulars who are and have sticked around throughout :smile:.

Sorry about Mozart, Muse. We had a budgie who died years ago (the one on my sig) when either he got sick or injured himself. We're not sure, but it might have something to do with the breeding.

Anyway, I'll try and help as much as I can i.e. with suggestions :smile:
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Aww you guys are awesome! :number1: I'm only going to wait a little longer because I know there are a few people that haven't seen this yet. I'll probably announce it on DA since the few Cars people we have here that show up rarely have no clue about what will happen. Well I'm going to bring back the colors of the old Square Board because I loved those blues and greens. I think they'll work well with the nature theme. I'm going to have to find some nice looking backgrounds too. I'm not looking forward to fighting with the control panel again though. :confused: It's one of the few complaints I have about bbboy. Very confusing and difficult. THAT GOODNESS I had the foresight to copy and paste all the color codes into a word pad. WOO HOO!! Now if I can just remember where I saved taht. :um:



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Poor old Mozart died of old age, I was about six at the time.

Anyway, the control panel? :lol: I know how bad those things are. Kinda the reason all the boards I tried to make ended up in a trash bin. :lol:



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Yep, bbboy has the most confusing and complicated control panel of all the boards I've been an admin on. That's one of the few good things about ezboard. They were easy to set up and customize.



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Ugh, colour control panel codes. I can't remember where it was I had to use them. I know nothing about what codes are for which codes. Colour codes and html, which I can't get the hang of. I use Frontpage to edit my site which is a shame you can't do the same with forums. One thing I liked about the old colours is that you could see the tickers properly, whereas you can't with the blacks here. I've just had a look to see if i can find any nature related images you might be able to use. I have a few, but they're not one's which I've taken but a lot of which I've found on the internet in various places and loved so saved to my computer. The only good one I could find at the moment is a pic I took one day of a swan, which looks like it's sort of posing at our main park. Oh lastly I am trying to think of a new name, which I will create as a new account. Would I have to redo all my signatures or can they be transferred across?



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Hum, yes. Blackbackgrounds will eat black text. I love black, but not for this. I need to think of a name for the board actually. I'm going to leave it like this for one more week then I'm going to start changing things around. I know html and hexidecimal color codes are not bad. It's what changes that gets confusing. Things like: threadlist header color, threadlist background color, thread list border color, thread bar background color, thread list bar background color. WHAT THE?? I HATE HATE HATE that about bbboy. :mad: And some parts are connected to bars on the bottom that you never would have known. ARG! This is it. I wont mess with the colors again because it's such a pain.



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Well, I guess I can't say that I'm too surprised, considering the way you've been talking on your LJ. I'm kind of sad to see that the obsession is gone, but I guess that's just how things go.

I'm not too into birds or science/nature, so I kind of doubt I'll have much to say when the board changes (not that I had time to say much before, either...), but I like the atmosphere here. It's cool to see a group that kind of trusts each other and sticks together. I'd like to think I'm developing the same sort of environment on my Sonic board.

So I guess I'll see ya around :smile:



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Yeah, and as you see we don't have much activity. I think this is best for us. If the Cars thing had taken off and been active I probably wouldn't be taking these measures. It's too bad you're leaving us. Wish you had posted more. But yes, we're definitely a very close group here. I want something that my members will also enjoy. It means a lot to me that they stick around even if they don't have much to say on the main forum. We still have the off topic and that's what counts. The obsession is gone, but I still like the movie and the characters. That won't ever change.



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Done it. I've now created a new user name so have now got the task when I have time to copy my sigs from my Bigfan account to this new one.

As just mentioned I'm Bigfan05. Des, would it be possible to transfer my post count to here and put my Bigfan post count to none please if possible?
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I'm glad it's you. I'm so jumpy about new names I thought you were a troller. Hee hee. Thanks for letting us know and seeing your original user pics helps. I set Bigfan to 1 and set doodlebug to 409 which was where Bigfan had left off. Unfortunately these are only specific to my board. If someone looks at your profile they'll see the real numbers.



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That's okay thanks. Actually putting the same images were easy as they're sort of saved in my browser (if you get what I mean where I click where to add the link and the link shows to click on). I still might use Bigfan on another board if I join another bbboard, which is something I am a big fan of, or I can use doodlebug. It probably will depend on the board though.

  
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I LOVE These colors!! I'm so glad they are back!!! Now I just need to work on the background images and forums.



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It's now looking familiar again :smile: :smile:



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It's half Square Board, half Radiator Springs Car Board. :rotflmao: But it's starting to look good. I thought doodlebug0701 was a new member, I'm glad to see it's bigfan.
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:lol: Yeah it's half and half right now. I am going to bring back the Square Board at least the Krusty Krab forum as a subform along with the Radiator Springs forum. They'll probably go in the off topic.

Oh and on that note. I need to come up with a good title for the new board. So please suggestions.



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