After CompuServe

Discuss whatever you want here ... movies, books, recipes, politics, beer, wine, TV ... everything except classical music.

Moderators: Lance, Corlyss_D

Post Reply
John F
Posts: 19131
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:41 am
Location: New York, NY

After CompuServe

Post by John F » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:20 am

We've been told in CompuServe's forums that a group are setting up a new web site with forums like CIS's, where the dispossessed can go and resume normal services. The current info is here:

http://forums.compuserve.com/discussion ... v=messages

When the new site opens, I'll post its address here. Hardly any members or conversations about music, but other useful forums include Windows Support, where I've gotten help many times over many years.
John Francis

lennygoran
Posts: 13283
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:28 pm
Location: new york city

Re: After CompuServe

Post by lennygoran » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:28 am

John F wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:20 am
where the dispossessed can go and resume normal services. The current info is here:

http://forums.compuserve.com/discussion ... v=messages
John thanks-I've been following this closely-while classical music is way down on messages many of my other forums are doing quite well and I do hope they'll be brought back on the new site. Regards, Len

John F
Posts: 19131
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:41 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: After CompuServe

Post by John F » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:38 pm

At about noon today, CompuServe wiped out its forums, their messagebases and libraries, as they had told us they would do. This is their message:
The Forums have been removed

Dear Forum friends and family,

We regret to inform you that the Forums were removed from the CompuServe service on December 15, 2017. For more than two decades, the CompuServe Forums paved the way for online discussions on a wide variety of topics and we appreciate all of the participation and comments you have provided over the years.

All of your email, news, weather, sports, and entertainment information will remain available to you after this change. We are constantly evaluating the content and services that are available through the service, and look forward to bringing you new content and services in the future.

Most of the forum communities have decided to move to a new site that is independent of CompuServe. If you are looking for your friends from the forums, please look for them at their new home, http://forumania.com/. Each of the communities that is moving has its own new home hosted at http://forumania.com/.

Some of the forum communities are moving to different homes, like https://thelitforum.com/. The forums for the Netherlands moved some time ago to http://www.nlcomputerforum.nl/.

Sincerely,
The CompuServe Team
http://forumania.com/ is up and running, and some former CompuServe members have already posted there, but not many. I don't expect it will have anything like the vitality of CompuServe in the '90s, or indeed of Classical Music Guide today. They have set up a Classical Music section to the Lifestyle forum, but because of some bug it's not usable - messages can't be posted there or replied to. The managers have been told of this and presumably will fix it. All the other forums and sections work as they should. Even so, CMG is my home now, and I doubt I'll spend much time at Forumania.

The CompuServe music forum had declined to the point that hardly any new messages were posted, maybe one or two a week, but I'm saddened by its disappearance. A member for 32 years, I met many fine people online and some of them in person whom I'd never have known otherwise. Hail and farewell.
John Francis

lennygoran
Posts: 13283
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:28 pm
Location: new york city

Re: After CompuServe

Post by lennygoran » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:23 pm

John F wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:38 pm
I met many fine people online and some of them in person whom I'd never have known otherwise. Hail and farewell.
John I met many fine people too including you! Regards, Len :D

PS-my garden forum over there goes forward!

John F
Posts: 19131
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:41 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: After CompuServe

Post by John F » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:59 am

Forumania, the new home for some of CompuServe's forums, is using inferior system software - phpBB here is much better - and there's very little action. I'm the only one who has posted in the Classical Music subforum, and I doubt I'll keep doing it for long.

Still in mourning for the CompuServe that was and which is no more. I gave it the best that was in me for 30 years, and while I seldom visited the Music Forum after discovering Classical Music Guide, the demolition of my former online home has left an empty space in me.

If classical music is (apparently) dead on arrival at Forumania, some of the other post-CompuServe forums appear to have gotten off to a good start. lennygoran is meeting up with folks in the Gardening Forum and the Cooking subforum of Lifestyle, for example. CMG members with an interest in these and other topics may find Forumania a nice second-string place to go online, after CMG. But the site's administrators are still trying to get the forum software to work properly, and indeed to learn how it's supposed to work, since the vendor does not provide a manual or a comprehensive Help site. So it may be best to wait a while until Forumania's shakedown cruise is done.
John Francis

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests