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TalkBloodBowl is shutting down!

Discussion in 'General Blood Bowl News and Discussion' started by MadBanker, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. MadBanker

    MadBanker New Member

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    I've just read an announcement on TBB that they will be permanently shut down on november 8th 2009 on the request of Games Workshop... :eek:

    Damn! I've posted there for years... :(
     
  2. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    Indeed will be a shame, might get busier over here instead though.
     
  3. MadBanker

    MadBanker New Member

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    Well... you might just have had the right timing...
    We will see how it goes.
     
  4. BoBliness

    BoBliness Member

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    what was the games workshop justification/reason?

    IP infringement I'm guessing?
     
  5. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    Trademark protection as far as I know
     
  6. BoBliness

    BoBliness Member

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    Sigh, I'm really not sure where Games Workshops head is at sometimes.

    Oh well.
     
  7. Patchwork

    Patchwork New Member

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    The news did get me to register over here. Also a potential plus is that I can come by this site when I'm at work, so I might be able to check the forum when it's slow!
     
  8. Patchwork

    Patchwork New Member

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    The announcement on TBB said GW wanted TBB too;

    Immediately cease and desist from any activity which infringes GW's intellectual property.
    either remove remove your website or the reference to 'Blood Bowl' in your website name.
    Remove the donations button from the page.
    Confirm by return that you will not infringe GW's intellectual properly rights at any time in the future.

    and because JohnnyP hardly ever goes by the site anymore and has other more important priorities then doing the work to jump through the hoops for GW, that it was time for him to let it go.
     
  9. voyagersuk

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    Busy... there could be a literal explosion of members
     
  10. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    sounds messy, as long as someone else cleans them up I don't mind
     
  11. voyagersuk

    voyagersuk Member

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    would you be up for taking some of the better tactics articles into your Database? or should we just start them again here?
     
  12. Agamon

    Agamon New Member

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    I tried for over two years to get into that forum, but my app was never accepted. Good riddance, I say.
     
  13. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    Well as you can probably see I'm doing a separate page for each individual breakdown of each aspect of the game. Coupled with real life and doing technical things behind the scenes it is going to take me a while.

    So if you want to go ahead and post a thread outlining a whole race in one go then feel free to do so. I'm sure others will benefit from that info before I get their certain race done on the main site.
     
  14. voyagersuk

    voyagersuk Member

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    ok then we can try to save stuff if it looks like the domain change is not going ahead
     
  15. voyagersuk

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    Wow, mot feeling the love Agamon. as a moderator on that site I can tell you the Admin team did a fabulous job with what they had to work with.
     
  16. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    Well my own account got activated by I still couldn't log in, just said you are tying to use an inactive or non existent account.

    I'm sure I wasn't alone, the site was rather out of date in a bad state so it isn't all bad.
     
  17. voyagersuk

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    that is what I meant. JP pretty much left us to our own devices
     
  18. Agamon

    Agamon New Member

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    I can't really say one way or the other, all I know is, I and my whole TT league tried fruitlessly to get in, so you can understand what we think from our perspective. Personally, I'm more for open discussion at places like here.
     
  19. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    Poke the ribs of your league mates to get them to sign up here as well!
     
  20. TBB refugee reporting for duty!

    Nice to meet ya, Coach! Name's Matt.