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Offline Random Redshirt

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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #10 on: 22 February 2008 11:55 PM »
haha, i suppose you are correct. However, i don't think well be getting any more users for a bit...i can't believe the sto guys deleted your posts. i never did like their mega high standards. the site closing down...why not allow the members to gather elsewhere?

I wanted to comment on that as well. It seems to me that the STOnet Mods have been a little harsh in how they have treated other sites trying to make a name for themselves and trying to keep a community together.

It seems to me that if they really respected the community as much as they claim, they would be laxing their standards a bit to allow others a chance to keep things rolling. But alas, for the most part ithe impression I get from them is one of disdain for anyone that is not them, yet it is them who are closing their doors.

For the most part I appreciate what STOnet did for all of us. They created a great community that was of a much higher quality than the likes of the WoW community, but I don't feel that snubbing other communities, ESPECIALLY, when you are about to close your doors, is a tactful or classy way to go out.

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Offline Demosthenes

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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #11 on: 23 February 2008 12:52 AM »
To be honest guys, if the intention was to snub other communities and restrict people from swapping addresses and alternate locations, we wouldn't have made the announcement seven days before our intention to shut down, but the point is there are seven days and right now we'd rather just let people say their goodbyes to one and other and say what they have to say without every other post being an advert for another site. That will come, STOnet's pages might close but the server isn't shutting down immediately and we'll have a static page redirecting our visitors to the various sites which will maintain the remnants of the community in our absence. I appreciate we aren't perfect, but the thread isn't a license to throw out all the rules, even if we will relax it over the next week, our guidelines and policies worked for us, and when it comes to talking of respect, I guess that's all we're asking for a little of in our eleventh hour.

Thanks, and I'm really pleased those of you who want to have somewhere to keep up the discussions, frankly, the last three years have me worn right out!

Best wishes,

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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #12 on: 23 February 2008 01:01 AM »
To be honest guys, if the intention was to snub other communities and restrict people from swapping addresses and alternate locations, we wouldn't have made the announcement seven days before our intention to shut down, but the point is there are seven days and right now we'd rather just let people say their goodbyes to one and other and say what they have to say without every other post being an advert for another site. That will come, STOnet's pages might close but the server isn't shutting down immediately and we'll have a static page redirecting our visitors to the various sites which will maintain the remnants of the community in our absence. I appreciate we aren't perfect, but the thread isn't a license to throw out all the rules, even if we will relax it over the next week, our guidelines and policies worked for us, and when it comes to talking of respect, I guess that's all we're asking for a little of in our eleventh hour.

Thanks, and I'm really pleased those of you who want to have somewhere to keep up the discussions, frankly, the last three years have me worn right out!

Best wishes,

Jon


Hey Demo. I dont think it was anyones intention here to offend you in any way. We are just trying to promote this community for the refugees of STOnet to come to. Hopefully we can keep an STO flame burning for a little while :)

Hope you will participate in the threads and discussions that emerge here.

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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #13 on: 23 February 2008 01:05 AM »
I'm not offended, don't worry, but like I say, there's no ulterior motives at work, our interest is the people we made a site for. As for me sticking around, I might drop by occasionally, but I too will probably be taking an extended leave from all of this, the last 36+ months have been intensive!
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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #14 on: 23 February 2008 01:13 AM »
Demo, welcome and I'd like to offer a personal thanks for all the hard work you and the other admins from STO.net put in over the last 3 years. I really do appreciate it.

While no one is happy about STO.net closing, let's try and remember that they were serving the entire community of their own free will, and giving of their time. While we may not agree with their policies or procedures, they still don't deserve to be publicly bashed about it. They made the decisions they felt were best for them, and that was their choice.

Welcome to all of the ex-STO.net community members. We're here for the long haul, and aren't going anywhere. Our aim will be to provide a complete community resource for the STO community. Please allow us time to get everything setup and going strong.
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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #15 on: 23 February 2008 01:37 AM »
 I also would like to welcome my fellow STOnet'ters into this great site. I know I will miss the interactions over there very, very much, and I hope that those of us who walk in the Hailing Frequency doors will remember the long hours Jon and the rest of them have put in SO FAR and that we all can continue on here for the interim...when Star Trek:Online become a new reality in an Un-alternate Universe.
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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #16 on: 23 February 2008 02:20 AM »
For some strange reason, I seem to have lost my Starfleet Issue towel. Any chance I can get in without it?  :andorian1:
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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #17 on: 23 February 2008 10:05 AM »
I must admit in my opinion these are dark times for STO as a whole, with the loss of a true dedicated and open developer it hurts fans moral. I hate seeing STO.net go, but it cheers me up a bit seeing that there are still places to gather and talk STO. In all reality I see this as a negative and a posotive, on one hand STO is "up in the air" on the other hand the new devs might actualy make the project more geared towards the trek fan, rather than the MMO fan... who knows. All I can say is in the future months I will be bringing speculation up again (as I did in the past when we knew almost nothing about PEs intentions). I look forward to continued interaction with all of you because I seriously feel that the community at STO.net was one of the best I've ever been honored to have been part of and I'm very happy to see some of the "reagulars" here at HF.

Hopefuly the world of STO gets a little brighter in the coming year, I've personaly prepared myself for "another '07" which that means dev silence haha. Again I'm glad to see my friends (yes I consider you guys friends, in an onlineish way) have gathered together to continue the STO vibe! Live long and prosper STO!

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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #18 on: 23 February 2008 12:10 PM »
Thank you, HF, for PMing me to let me know where to go. Sad news, this whole thing. But I look forward to getting to know all of you here.

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Re: Remnants of STO.net
« Reply #19 on: 23 February 2008 12:13 PM »
Thatk you, HF, for PMing me to let me know where to go. Sad news, this whole thing. But I look forward to getting to know all of you here.

I was never a real power-poster in any forum, but I lurk, read a lot, and post when I have something to add. :)

Welcome DaBruuzer!