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Thank you Sixen for your hard work.
Quote from michaelknives: Go
It shouldn't be that hard getting a new community going. I would use a modified vBulletin forum with the Apple IOS options and I am pretty sure you can still use the assets from this site on your new web site. The community should pick up with the new HOTS editor and level creation assets. The way Dustin Browder talks about staying in contact with the design community you would think there would be a official blizzard dedicated web site for map design, custom map uploading etc. directly connected with battle net. Or maybe even a community forum about map editing within the client. I suppose you could create a custom group for map editing in the HOTS release. Good luck with you're new website. I will be more then happy to assist you or support you're new community if they are going to let this web site die. Look at things this way you have an opportunity to make a self sufficient website where any income from advertising can go to you. You can stream custom map spot lights on twitch as well as try to become partnered with youtube creating custom mapping content. You could perhaps even grow a greater community. I would pitch a custom map spotlight to machinima realms in which you put out 2 or 3 20 minute high quality content shows a month.
Good luck in your endeavors. Shameless plug your new web site on these forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for being so optimistic, much appreciated, I may have to shoot you a PM! :).
Quote from Fullachain: Go
Well have to say a bit astonished in the past years, that the forums never got organized properly, 4-5 map forums? :/
But anyways good luck to you Sixen.
I did my best, the problem with consolidating is that it'd break any/all previous links, which I tried to avoid.
Quote from progammer: Go
Analogy of raising a child for years and then get taken custody from you. Tears commence...
This is sad news but at least we can be sure that the site is not going down in the near future. Since the new admin is going to run multiple sites at once, there's no reason not to keep the mod team (including Sixen) around. Optimistically, everything will run like usual. Things might get slower than it already were (bug fix, respond etc...) We might get shutdown at any moment (after HoTS or after LotV).... etc. There's no need to panic.
Or we could just start a slow transition to a new site.
It seems as if I may be able to stick around after all, but we'll see? I'm not entirely certain.