***FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT RE: TRANSIMPERIAL FORUMS***

Started by bosk1, April 02, 2010, 06:31:05 AM

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bosk1

I wasn't quite expecting the popularity of the TransImperial Forums idea, but it really seemed to revive this place in a way I hadn't anticipated.  It also seemed to revive in a lot of us that love we have for the Star Wars movies.  After discussing the idea at length with the other mods, we have decided to change the direction of the forum somewhat.  Going forward, it will be a combination Star Wars/progressive metal forum.  Really, when it comes right down to it, Mike Portnoy already really has what many would consider the biggest "Dream Theater forum" at mp.com.  But there are literally millions of Star Wars fans, so a Star Wars/progressive metal forum just seems to make more sense.  I'm still working out the details, but the forum theme will stay in place, and you will begin to see other changes of the next few days while we work it all out.  I'm off to go research some domain names so we can get a good forum name and cool new banner.  May the force be with all of you!

PlaysLikeMyung


robwebster

Fantastic. Just the injection this board needs. Here's the REAL April Fools'. :D

Zydar

This can be an interesting direction, although I'm personally not a fan of the movies. Barely seen them.

skydivingninja

I honestly hope you're joking about this (I only ask because it was posted today and not yesterday)...I like my DTF, if I wanted to join a Star Wars board (and deal with billions of people who know every EU factoid) I'd join one.

zerogravityfat

yea the post date is extremely disturbing. this better be a joke bosk one.

PlaysLikeMyung

i kinda like the idea. And its not like we have to talk about SW. Theres plenty else to talk about

Neon

Cute idea, but I'm personally hoping this is an April Fools prank.

I hate the white on white color scheme.  Makes it harder to read.

But then again I've never dealt with change well.  I've always had a hard time adjusting whenever this board (or the old dt.net) changed. 

73109

#8
Quote from: skydivingninja on April 02, 2010, 06:50:43 AM
I honestly hope you're joking about this (I only ask because it was posted today and not yesterday)...I like my DTF, if I wanted to join a Star Wars board (and deal with billions of people who know every EU factoid) I'd join one.

Quote from: zerogravityfat on April 02, 2010, 07:01:39 AM
yea the post date is extremely disturbing. this better be a joke bosk one.

Um...yeah. These.

Edit:

I just realized, if he is being serious, having a Star Wars/ PROGRESSIVE METAL theme, that would mean that we would lose the boards DT side...

XJDenton


AcidLameLTE


Phantasmatron

Hey, bosk, you know it was April 2nd when you posted that, right?

Because you're only allowed to fuck with people on April 1st.

*shakes finger reprovingly*

Ultimetalhead



Nick

Quote from: 73109 on April 02, 2010, 08:03:52 AM
Quote from: skydivingninja on April 02, 2010, 06:50:43 AM
I honestly hope you're joking about this (I only ask because it was posted today and not yesterday)...I like my DTF, if I wanted to join a Star Wars board (and deal with billions of people who know every EU factoid) I'd join one.

Quote from: zerogravityfat on April 02, 2010, 07:01:39 AM
yea the post date is extremely disturbing. this better be a joke bosk one.

Um...yeah. These.

Edit:

I just realized, if he is being serious, having a Star Wars/ PROGRESSIVE METAL theme, that would mean that we would lose the boards DT side...

Says who? Progressive Metal is represented by Dream Theater, they would obviously still be the flagship band.

I think a lot of you don't see the potential here to take what was a rather selective forum and open it to a much wider and diverse musical world.

Ultimetalhead

I think one of the benefits of this community is that it's fairly selective. I feel a lot closer to all of you because of it, on a musical taste level and as friends.

I still REALLY fucking hope this is just a joke. Do we seriously want rabid Star Wars fans running all over the place?

Nick

Star Wars is a little better known than Dream Theater, and so their fans are well known for being rabid, but when you think about it, are they really any worse than Dream Theater fans?

Phantasmatron

Quote from: Ultimetalhead on April 02, 2010, 09:09:12 AM
I think one of the benefits of this community is that it's fairly selective. I feel a lot closer to all of you because of it, on a musical taste level and as friends.

I still REALLY fucking hope this is just a joke. Do we seriously want rabid Star Wars fans running all over the place?

Calm the fuck down, dude.  You really think Bosk would just make this decision in one day without consulting the rest of the community?



















Of course he would.  NOW EMBRACE THE CHANGE, DAMMIT.  

73109

Quote from: Ultimetalhead on April 02, 2010, 09:09:12 AM
I think one of the benefits of this community is that it's fairly selective. I feel a lot closer to all of you because of it, on a musical taste level and as friends.

I still REALLY fucking hope this is just a joke. Do we seriously want rabid Star Wars fans running all over the place?

I am in complete argreement.

First, I love this forum because not a lot of people use it and it creates the feeling of a tight community that you get almost no where else.

Second, We really don't need a bunch of crazed star war lovers running around, we already have Sigz and his Steven Wilson mania. We can't have thousands of people joining these boards to masturbate to a picture of jabba the hut.

ZBomber

If it means I can keep my Ponda Boba avatar, than I am happy.  ;D

tri.ad

#20
Sorry, I don't approve of this. DTF is a nice forum for what it is, there is no need for any additions like that imo.

I'm with those who hope that this is just a massive joke.

AcidLameLTE

I'm still hoping this is a joke but this was the exact same mentality that created 5/8.

tri.ad

Quote from: acidrainlte on April 02, 2010, 09:18:48 AM
I'm still hoping this is a joke but this was the exact same mentality that created 5/8.

That's the same exact thing I thought as I was reading the OP.

Ultimetalhead

Quote from: acidrainlte on April 02, 2010, 09:18:48 AM
I'm still hoping this is a joke but this was the exact same mentality that created 5/8.
Exactly this.

I guess we should decide now who's making the new DTF if this is actually true.

ZBomber

Quote from: tri.ad on April 02, 2010, 09:19:51 AM
Quote from: acidrainlte on April 02, 2010, 09:18:48 AM
I'm still hoping this is a joke but this was the exact same mentality that created 5/8.

That's the same exact thing I thought as I was reading the OP.

Which is why I'm assuming its a joke. Pretty sure it was a jab at that whole situation.

AcidLameLTE

Quote from: Ultimetalhead on April 02, 2010, 09:20:53 AM
Quote from: acidrainlte on April 02, 2010, 09:18:48 AM
I'm still hoping this is a joke but this was the exact same mentality that created 5/8.
Exactly this.

I guess we should decide now who's making the new DTF if this is actually true.
I know this sounds like we're overreacting but I would be willing to shell out for it. I have the money to keep it running anyway.

ZBomber


Adami

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bosk1

No joke.  And rebellion against the forum will not be tolerated.  As a mentor of mine once said, "See for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion."

sonatafanica


AcidLameLTE

Quote from: Lord Väder on April 02, 2010, 09:55:06 AM
No joke.  And rebellion against the forum will not be tolerated.  As a mentor of mine once said, "See for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion."
So, it's a joke, yeah?

Adami

Quote from: Lord Väder on April 02, 2010, 09:55:06 AM
No joke.  And rebellion against the forum will not be tolerated.  As a mentor of mine once said, "See for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion."


Bosk, I just have to warn you. If you keep this up, someone with a billy dee williams avatar is gonna show up and blow this whole place up. Let's try to avoid that, yea?
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Samsara

This has extended "April Fools" written all over it.

In case this is serious, I am very much against the idea.

Genowyn

Quote from: Samsära on April 02, 2010, 09:59:50 AM
This has extended "April Fools" written all over it.

In case this is serious, I am very much against the idea.

bosk1

Quote from: Adami on April 02, 2010, 09:58:50 AMBosk, I just have to warn you. If you keep this up, someone with a billy dee williams avatar is gonna show up and blow this whole place up. Let's try to avoid that, yea?

Adami, stop being so negative all the time.  This changeover will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the forum.  Instead of fighting against it, join me.  And together, we can rule the forum as father and son.