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Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: KingPepe on May 18, 2018, 12:58:49 PM
So apparently, ZetaBoards is planning to move over to the Tapatalk platform. (http://support.zathyus.com?topic=7021172/1/) I'm not sure when these changes are going to be rolled out but all I know is I can't do anything to stop this. I know of another forum who moved to the Tapatalk platform (Invision moved over to Tapatalk earlier) and all I know is the topic and the posts will remain and shouldn't be removed. However, the overall look of the forum will change (in my opinion, for the worst, it's all white and bland but that's besides the point).

I'm currently monitoring the situation with ZetaBoards and Tapatalk and if anything comes up regarding it, I'll post about it here. (Although in the case I missed something, feel free to post it)
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Sink Penol on May 18, 2018, 06:49:25 PM
In Korea, Tapatalk is not known well. I hope there should be any alternative choices for Asians :(
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: KingPepe on May 18, 2018, 10:26:32 PM
Trust me, not a lot of people seem to be a fan of Tapatalk...

As of now, it's still up in the air about what to do with this forum, I don't really have a solution just yet. I'm still not sure when the update will happen, Brandon from Zetaboards has been quiet after posting that announcement.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Sink Penol on May 18, 2018, 10:40:15 PM
KingPepe // Got it, I have to wait, then.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Mr. Vr on May 19, 2018, 10:41:03 AM
i never heard of this "Tapatalk" until now
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Sink Penol on May 19, 2018, 10:42:46 AM
Mr. Vr // Same here, I heard about Tapatalk first time today(GMT+9) and I searched for it to reply this thread.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Brn89 on May 20, 2018, 03:54:47 AM
KingPepe
May 18 2018, 10:26:32 PM
Brandon from Zetaboards has been quiet after posting that announcement.[/quote]And the silence is most likely to continue, but the uproar had already happened.

Before KingPepe made this announcement, I told him about it first and like him, I'm unsure of what to do with my forum although my initial decision was to just let it go, until many of my members protested. Also to note, Brandon forgot to include the customisable Javascript and CSS that ZetaBoards had and with the most popular codes within the ZB community be included. This only added more fuel to the fire.

Now, even though you may decide to forfeit and lose all eight years of history of this place, remember you still have BGW on your side, and the dedicated Discord server too.

Let's keep strong though.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: KingPepe on May 20, 2018, 11:56:39 AM
If I eventually decide to move from this forum, my biggest concern is how to exactly preserve this old one. Tapatalk has an inactivity policy where if there has been no posts in 90 days, the forum can get purged which is a massive problem. I've also heard Tapatalk staff has also deleted posts that they don't agree with or believe violate their Code of Conduct which is another issue. And the cherry on the cake... I can't download a backup database of this forum at the moment despite it being requested for years.

Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: kelvin donna on May 20, 2018, 12:48:15 PM
wait, does this mean that this forum is going to be closed FOREVER?  :huh:

i can only hope, that this Forum will still stay  :(

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/048625568a9e156c22094211edcf6fca/tenor.gif?itemid=4519803)
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: KingPepe on May 20, 2018, 12:53:41 PM
Definitely not, I have no plans on closing this forum. My options are either to stick to this new platform (which has a bunch of its own issues) or I move the forum to another platform.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Brn89 on May 20, 2018, 12:58:16 PM
kelvin donna
May 20 2018, 12:48:15 PM
wait, does this mean that this forum is going to be closed FOREVER?  :huh:[/quote]No. It's just that this one will be converted over to TT although right now, certain forums are getting previews done and hopefully there'll be one of this place quite soon.

KingPepe
May 20 2018, 11:56:39 AM
Tapatalk has an inactivity policy where if there has been no posts in 90 days, the forum can get purged which is a massive problem.[/quote]Now we have another reason to hate on them, nevermind all the other bullshit they came up with :facepalm: And as I told you in the PM, you are unable to download the forum's database because Brandon never believed in a thing like that. That means you're going to have to start from the ground up again and I know that will hurt a lot, but I'm sure you and others can rise again no problem. However, you can use a thing called HTTrack which is just as effective.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Mr. Vr on May 20, 2018, 11:07:35 PM
i don't know what you are going to do, horever, you should archive the most important threads and topics in wayback machine, to keep it saved and safe forever (this is just a sugestion, ok ?)
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Brn89 on May 23, 2018, 03:39:30 AM
Well now... a Tapatalk preview (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/PGC_Forums/index.php) of this forum had surfaced and, it looks horrible. I mean, what the hell happened to that lovely banner? :'(
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Sink Penol on May 23, 2018, 04:07:45 AM
Brn // Only just a half  :angry2:
Well, it seems that Tapatalk supports only 1-image banner. PGC Forum banner is in 2 pieces of images, as everybody know.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Brn89 on May 23, 2018, 04:44:32 PM
Sink Penol
May 23 2018, 04:07:45 AM
PGC Forum banner is in 2 pieces of images, as everybody know.[/quote]I've been here for seven long years and I've only realised that today >_<
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: brightentayle on May 31, 2018, 12:59:55 PM
Good lord, for how awfully bland it looks, Tapatalk actually takes up more bandwidth than Zetaboards in its' current state.

where the fuck are we going again
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Brn89 on June 02, 2018, 06:30:04 AM
Crash Nicker
May 31 2018, 12:59:55 PM
Tapatalk actually takes up more bandwidth than Zetaboards in its' current state.[/quote]Does it really? I'm surprised, considering that everything about TT is more minimal than Zetaboards (and in a bad way. There are actually forum softwares with some minimalism that are quite good, such as Vanilla Forums). It seems that these fucks are putting hardly any effort in them :facepalm:

It's only going to get worse and, I wonder if KingPepe's made any progress of moving this place elsewhere. Better be quick though, as it's rumoured that the conversions will happen throughout the summer, according to a few that were talking about it in the official ZB support forum.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: brightentayle on June 02, 2018, 04:47:18 PM
No shit, according to Pingdom Tools, the Zetaboards version of this forum's index page is nearly 700K (which is a lot IMO, but still fine). The TT version, however, is nearing 2 fucking megabytes. TWO. FUCKING. MEGABYTES.

I mean, you fucking kidding me, for a platform that's basically mobile-first - and I am rate limited when on the phone - this sure looks like it'd eat my 500MB limit in about a day. Just no.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Brn89 on June 03, 2018, 10:42:55 AM
Well, that's now another reason to avoid these bastards. I better bring this to the attention of the ZB community folk.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: brightentayle on June 04, 2018, 02:47:01 PM
If you do, don't make them delete their boards just yet.

Pretty please.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Brn89 on June 05, 2018, 02:57:04 PM
Some of them have already done that and have moved their communities to other platforms since. Now, it's going to me much harder for those still in the process of doing it as IcyBoards, which had been a favourite by many, is set to close at the end of next month. To clarify, it's a platform that uses the MyBB software. Even so, most are moving to Jcink and I'll be going with them too. It has its familiarities with ZB but, is actually based on IPB and also lacks some of the features that ZB had for instance, multi-quote.

And I had announced that other complaint to them although, it may not be much of an issue if you access a TT forum via their app but I don't think that makes much of a difference. They're still money-grabbing unprofessional bastards anyway, and that is a fact my friend.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Doomkid on June 16, 2018, 09:37:58 PM
This is dreadful news.

I just have to clarify - Are these forums and all posts going to be archived somehow? There's so much info here from the pioneering era of learning about famicom bootlegs, it would be beyond awful to lose all of that due to this switch they're foisting upon us.. I know I haven't been properly active here for years now but I'm still an avid bootleg collector and find myself referencing pages on this forum in my searches and whatnot quite regularly. I know a ton of people would be devastated if the forum history was lost.

Just had to pipe up and ask - Sorry for the massive headache this has been/will probably continue to be for you, KingPepe.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Brn89 on June 17, 2018, 02:37:53 AM
One can use HTTrack to preserve this forum's history, from what I've heard.
Title: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: KingPepe on June 17, 2018, 12:55:13 PM
I'm still looking into how to archive the forums at the moment. I definitely want to keep this forum up somewhere. At the moment, Wayback seems to have archived most of the forum but I'm not sure how much of it.
Title: Re: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: Brn89 on October 11, 2018, 01:05:45 PM
I know this hadn't been posted in a while but, I'd like to confirm that ZetaBoards has now completely absorbed into Tapatalk, as of September 27th although, it had already died as a service weeks before when the official support forum got converted (and then made into a read-only archive). Oh well, it's been a long run. I'll miss you, ZB. You were great, and a lot of fun. Especially when I first brought out that one forum with it.

And as you can see, this place has found a new home :)
Title: Re: Zetaboards moving to Tapatalk
Post by: xcrazyboy92x on November 03, 2018, 04:19:25 PM
RIP Zetaboards

200X - 2018

Tapatak sucks ass