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    *URGENT* Announcing plans for the future of the Database and Community. *URGENT*

    Shad0wChas3r
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    Post  Shad0wChas3r on May 22nd 2019, 1:38 pm

    Hello everyone, long time no see.

    I hope this message is coming to you in good health, and to be completely honest with you, I'm partially relieved that I could be making this post right now.

    John was made aware, but not many others here have been informed, so instead of keeping to the vagueness, I'm going to tell you outright what's happened. The other day, Sunday May 19th (if you hadn't checked the server for yourself) the forum suffered a total shutdown. There was no archive, there was no means of accessing anything, there was no forum.

    After seeing our years of hard work and dedication to our stories be instantly wiped without any means of recovery, I felt devastated, as I knew many of you would be to. I messaged John over Facebook to inform him of what had happened, but there was no other means for me to contact any of you.

    Thankfully, by whatever grace of whatever forces are at work, the Database is back online. However, I have no idea if any of this is going to happen again. That being said, I would like to take this moment to make a contingency plan on the off chance that the forum dies again, but permanently.

    If anyone present on the forum is familiar with the app 'Discord', I know Vale and I have each other added on there, but I don't have any of you added there. It won't be as good to post our stories on like the Database here is, but it does at least guarantee that we'll have communications if the Database ever explodes again.

    With all of this being said, here is my plan for the Contingency:

    -Save ALL of your stories that you wish to. Whether it's on an external or internal text document application on your computer.

    -Add each other on Discord if applicable, and create a 'Database 2.0' with the express purpose of keeping us in touch with each other.

    -In the event the Database dies, we focus solely on using the Discord as our main hub, but use other websites such as Fanfiction.net or Wattpad as our outlets and link the stories on Discord.

    Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this word vomit of an announcement, and I can't express how happy I am that I could even make this post, despite it's basis being severely unfortunate.

    If you do possess Discord, or if you don't have Discord but would like to get your hands on it. Please post your Username or state that you would like to get one (and I or someone else with it will help you set up.).

    Remember when posting your Discord tag, you need to include the string of four numbers as well as the # symbol. For example: My username is JollySaltGod#4310 .


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    Post  Shad0wChas3r on May 25th 2019, 3:38 pm

    I wanted to clarify in case my post didn't make sense regarding it. The Database here will continue to run so long as the hosting site doesn't remove it permanently.

    That being said, after this recent scare, I want to ensure we have a back up plan just in case things go south. Discord is the current plan because it's what most everyone nowadays uses anyway. I urge you to respond as soon as you can, whether it's adding me on Discord and informing me or that you need help in any capacity.


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    Post  Bad John on May 26th 2019, 11:14 am

    I approve. This place brought me a shitload of joy, but it's obsolete at this point. Discord would be a safer, more interactive, more sustainable platform. We can make a worthy spiritual successor there.

    Plus, it'd be marketable.

    Speaking of which, I wanted to change something. I know this place started as the "Halo Database", and I'll always love Halo, but maybe we should just make our new outpost on Discord a creative writing forum wholesale.

    What do y'all think about that?
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    Post  Shad0wChas3r on May 26th 2019, 4:36 pm

    Bad John wrote:I approve. This place brought me a shitload of joy, but it's obsolete at this point. Discord would be a safer, more interactive, more sustainable platform. We can make a worthy spiritual successor there.

    Plus, it'd be marketable.

    Speaking of which, I wanted to change something. I know this place started as the "Halo Database", and I'll always love Halo, but maybe we should just make our new outpost on Discord a creative writing forum wholesale.

    What do y'all think about that?

    I was thinking of either calling it 'The Database' or 'The Index'. Of course, I'm always down to take suggestions and change it to whatever everyone decides on.

    Also, instead of everyone adding me on discord. I've decided that it'd just be easier to make the discord and just create an open ended invite link.

    So if you want to be a part of the future of the Database community, this is your link: https://discord.gg/qwgVVuR


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