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Future of KoratFart.com
« on: November 16, 2018, 11:38:36 AM »
What does this mean the forum is no more? :-(

KoratFart.com is a web board containing information, and more information can be added at times. What needs to be done from time to time is sorting this out, so readers can find their way through this abundance of information. Maybe I'll get to do this a little now. What good is a web board, where the info can only partially be found over the search engines or the search function of the board? Not much, because one already needs to know what to look for. A local web board like this here also gives a lot of new information and recommendations; only they gotta be sorted into categories. Readers tend to look up categories and then choose from what articles and discussions are offered. That sorting was rather neglected over the last years. So what needs to be done now is refining the web board, making information easier to find. As time goes by new information will be added. Changing the structure of a web board from a social medium to a source of information is a step forward. We'll work on that.

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 03:17:25 PM »
Right, JF, that's what we could use: a web board full of classified information, no meaningless chatting, no fighting!

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 10:25:44 AM »
Quote from: Roger on k-f
I'd be really sad to see KFart close after all the effort.

No, Roger, it won't close. All the relevant and good work put into it by members in the last nine years will remain for those who want to look up information; it won't go the same way as the old koratfarang.com. It is now a fully developed site with an abundance of information and well known on the web.

Luckily koratfart.com did not become as chaotic to the point, where sorting the information is just too much work. But as far as the addition of new and more information is concerned, things might go a little slower than before. By the time some outdated and irrelevant posts will be removed. But sending the whole to the dustbin now, when one member declared himself unable to carry on, would mean betraying all those who contributed valuable information before. This were against forum ethics. If the number of unique visitors would drop significantly like below 100 in 24 hours, this could be thought about, but at the moment we got more than a 1,000 - and without cheating: the figure is real!

I'm sure, if I offered a developed site like this for sale, I could get a good price from somebody who'd want to run ads on. But that is out of the question, too! I will just preserve the work notable members like thaiga, Saf, Lebowski, dirtydog and more put into this forum. That no other or new members add or update info cannot be a reason to forget or even destroy what others have done for us farangs in Korat in the last years. Maybe somebody with energy and ideas will still come along. I myself am getting old as well after almost 30 years in Korat.

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 01:54:00 PM »
OK Johnnie - thanks.

I remember Saf and Lebowski well. To be getting a 1000 looks a day is good !

They say you're as old as you feel - but that's the trouble isn't it ? ATB

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 09:36:51 AM »
Looks like the board will remain with its functions, not just readable. But all of the mods have gone. Don't know, whether I feel like reinstalling all that. Anyway, I'm impressed by some of the functions of that new SMF 2.1, of what I have a first release candidate running on http://www.koratforum.com. Upgrading to that, once it gets final, would render all the mods useless anyway. It's got a lot of good functions integrated already. We'll see how things go on... :)

The photo gallery still does not work. I might have a look at that later... :spin

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 11:14:13 PM »
Thanks! I'm glad to see this board continuing with valuable and important information. The nonsensical chatting and spilling can well be done somewhere else. Very few would ever miss that. ;)

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 09:56:33 AM »
Hi Nuko,

please don't underestimate the importance of social connections. If you always have to talk seriously and with high value content, you might not get your head free from the problems around you. Sometimes only nonsensical chatting can help you breathe again. But of course, the spilling of hatred, insults and defamations should better be kept to yourself or at least not posted on a public forum; that's what private forums are for! ;)

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 12:01:52 PM »
Your right JF, reading quality articles is a lot easier than writing such myself. And quality comments are even more difficult to author. So many of us have to be careful to not get torn apart by mates who don't understand and tolerate that aging leaves us less capable by the time. Therefore I thank you for this possibility of posting comments anonymously.

Please do keep up this forum at its known quality. That some people are getting older and grumpy is just natural. Nobody should be blamed for aging and gradually loosing his ability to communicate intellectually. They should also have a place matching their leftover capabilities. Can there be a peaceful coexistence?


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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2019, 12:49:59 PM »
Hi Too Direct,

thanks for your comment! But I have to admit, I don't quite understand, what you're aiming at. Maybe you can elaborate a little, what is meant by your question "Can there be a peaceful coexistence?" Is anybody not peaceful here? :)

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2019, 01:04:50 PM »
Sorry, Johnnie F., I wasn't aiming at you or this forum. I made use of the opportunity to address expats in Korat anonymously, as I tried to point out. Expats I could not be open and direct to, if they knew my real identity; they would not tolerate or even understand my openness.

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2019, 01:15:38 PM »
The striving to exert influence over mates is a negative feature indeed. You can only either give in to or ignore their attempts and loose those friends. Some are getting worse by age. Better live and let live!

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2019, 07:37:56 PM »
The photo gallery still does not work. I might have a look at that later... :spin

I decided to not mind any further the failure of our Coppermine photo gallery connecting to the database that got corrupted in these server problems, as the "GALLERY" function of this board seems to be working fine. It was just the AEVA MEDIA mod that years ago did not have such "exciting" functions. So for now I rather look into that gallery already integrated into the forum software. Please let me test it for a while and find out in what way it is best used and what it is best used for!

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 07:31:25 PM »
Hello,folks,I just want to say thanks to all who made this forum.I enjoy reading old and new articles and conversations.Best I think is,that there sorted out in categories.Special thanks to the person who keeps this forum tidy!

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Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 08:58:39 PM »
Hi Phil,

thanks for the appreciation. There were lots of people involved in making this forum to what it is. Unfortunately some have passed away, before they even could see what good they had done to the Korat expat community.

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