What started out as an experiment in Linux, php, and mySQL, has blossomed into a new place to discuss Revit and whatever else we feel like!
The recent problems with alt.cad.revit, had me a little worried. Was our beloved newsgroup going to stick around? Would it be scrapped, only to be replaced by a new, moderated group on AutoDesk’s discussion servers? And while these are probably nothing more than leftover fears from the takeover days, the thought still lingered in the back of my head. So I thought I would look into hosting a non-moderated (with a few exceptions - see below) on my newly built web server. As it turns out, it really wasn’t that hard; two nights later we have a working forum. Thanks to beauty and genius of Linux and the GNU GPL, all of this was created for FREE!
It is certainly not my intension to for this discussion forum to replace alt.cad.revit or the RUGI message board, but rather supplement them. This site just provides another way to talk about the same thing. But, do we really need another way? Well, there are a few advantages to a UBB style forum. For one, everybody uses a (customizable) web interface so it will look the same no matter where you are or who’s computer you are on. You also don’t need a newsreader program. This board also includes several features an NTTP server does not (private messaging and later, instant messaging, to name a few) Personally, I’ve always preferred this style of forum. But, it’s really not important what I want, it’s up to you, the users! If this place flops, then “oh well”, at least I had fun making it. If it takes off, then we’ll continue the experiment together, hopefully having great time along the way!
A word about Moderation:
What many of us love of about alt.cad.revit is that simple fact that it is un-moderated. It’s place where you can speak your mind, good or bad or indifferent, without fear of your post being deleted. However, the big disadvantage to this is, of course, SPAM! Well, think of this place as alt.cad.revit ultra: “all the flavor, with none of the Spam”. We will use moderating powers sparingly; there are only few things that will not be tolerated (any racial or ethic slurs for one, it saddens me that I would even have to say this). I encourage everyone act in a professional manner.
I will be adjusting themes and adding new features over the next couple of days, so bare with me. I’m expecting my web server to take a beating, so things may run a little slow until I get the board optimized. Please let me know if you are experiencing excessive slow downs.
Well I guess that’s it, please feel free to drop a suggestion in the suggestion box, this is your forum!
Above all, we want to here what you have to say!