Is it time to close Druchii.net?

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Is it time to close Druchii.net?

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I hoped that D.net would revive with the coming of T9A's Dread Elves.
It turns out, it did not happen.
What purpose serves Druchii.net nowadays?
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It's true that the forum is pretty much dead. People have moved on to other formats, such as Discord, where the WH Fantasy community is thriving. However, Druchii has it's value for me as a source of tactical information. I often look at the the old threads to see how people used to deal with different armies and threats. It functions as an archive of knowledge of sorts.

I don't know how, but if I could I'd download the entire website and store it somewhere...
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Have tried to start a few topics in the AOS thread. But have not been really successful in that.
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On the one hand, it's pretty clear that D.Net as a thriving active community hub is basically dead. It's been dead for a long time, sadly.

On the other hand, it does possess significant archival reference value. It would be a shame to lose that. Imagine if it was deleted tomorrow and then you wanted to look something up on it in two years time, you would be saddened by not being able to do so. It would be hard to change the format of the site to be more archive-like though, I imagine, and it might lose some of its accessibility if the format was changed too. Really the best way to keep it as an archive would just be to leave it untouched.

So, I guess the real question is whether the repository role of the site justifies the costs of keeping it running. I don't know how much it is per month, but at some stage whoever pays that bill may decide it's not worth it to keep a basically static archive up.
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Red... wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:56 pm
whoever pays that bill
That's Daeron.
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The cost is acceptable. The software running the site will need the occasional upgrade, but for now the phpbb platform is still supported so the upgrade path should be manageable.
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i hope it stays alive lots of good infomation here and had good discussion with many people here , if you know what i mean
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