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WWW, February 12, 2009 - In the previous Dubroom In-Site, we asked ourselves: "where are the Dubroom Message Boards"? In the meantime, the answer has been found. Here are the Dubroom Message Boards!

Actually, it's pretty sad. The Dubroom Message Boards have been hosted at Xsorbit for many, many years. Throughout that time, a complete archive of articles, reasonings and much more is produced.

At the moment this is written, the Xsorbit servers are still offline. Some of them are even parked at Go Daddy, indicating that they're soon gonna be offline "forever"... The Dubroom Messageboards at Xsorbit are now offline for almost a week.

It's not the first time, that Xsorbit went off-line. Searching the Dubroom for "xsorbit" reveals a history of server outages and other inconveniences. In 2004, an attempt was made to migrate the Message Boards to the Dubroom by using open PHP software, but that attempt failed when the software was hacked.

The enormous amount of information at the Xsorbit boards was the main reason why the Dubroom Message Boards were maintained there, but frustration did grow. The frustration needed a trigger, the bucket needed just one drop, and that has happened last week.

Even though it is unclear as to whether the xsorbit boards will be online again, it should not surprise us when they will not be. But even if they will, the Dubroom Message Boards will no longer be hosted by the Xsorbit servers. An attempt will be made to put all the information into a giant PDF file, that's all.

The bills are paid until the middle of March, after which they will probably be deleted anyway. The subscription has been cancelled.

So, where are the Dubroom Messageboards?

Here are the Dubroom Messageboards!

A few days ago, new boards were created at the Yuku website. Yuku is the follow-up of ezboard, and has an enormous amount of features that were not on the xsorbit board. You can read all about it in the Quick Start manual.

Nothing unfortunate?

Well, eeh, unfortunately you have to re-register, since, eeh, unfortunately it is impossible to import the postings from the xsorbit boards into the new ones.

Everything has to be built from the ground again, and it will take years before the new Message Boards will have content similar to that of the old one. But still, better to re-build than to mourn over the past.

I hope to see you soon in the new Dubroom Message Boards!

One Love, Give Thanks
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

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