Forum Closing-Down in 2024

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Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by MoDaD » Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:53 pm

As the level of participation has significantly dropped and 2 of the 3 founders of the MegakatCity.com forum have since resigned over the years, I've reluctantly decided that this will be the last year for this location. From a functional standpoint this site has not aged well, and to upgrade everything is a task that I don't think will be worth the time and money to achieve, particularly as there are now many other venues via social media for fans to gather and coordinate from. This type of platform doesn't work well in today's online environment, and supporting it into the future will prove more difficult. I unfortunately will not be releasing the database to any third-parties who may express an interest in wanting to run this site themselves - I don't feel comfortable releasing what may be people's private data from their user profiles and PMs.

That's not to say that everything here will be deleted, but it will be archived in a non-editable fashion, meaning that users will no longer be able to login, check PMs, etc., so if you have anything you want to save make sure to do so before then.

So, this is just a heads-up, that after 2023 concludes this forum will be locked and archived.


Ample time to include anything pertaining to SWAT Kats' 30th Anniversary (should anything of note happen to occur - not guaranteed).

Official closing statements will be made in about 11 months.
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Re: Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by T-Bone » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:19 pm

Maybe will better to create forum on other platform, for example freeforums.net, what do you think?
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Re: Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by MoDaD » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:49 pm

Maybe will better to create forum on other platform, for example freeforums.net, what do you think?
People are welcome to explore other options if they want, but if a freeforums.net location is made it will not be part of SWATKATS.info, so anything pertaining to content/moderation will be run by someone else.
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Re: Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by Kooshmeister » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:53 pm

A shame. Another SWAT Kats forum bites the dust. RazSad
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Re: Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by Mikazo » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:20 pm

That's too bad, but understandable. Thanks for the heads up. Appreciate everything you've done and for providing this space!
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Re: Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by Rusakov » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:12 pm

FWIW I haven't been participating in the forums as much due to other stuff taking up my time.

Still, bummer. RazorAnnoyedCait KittyEyesChanceIcon
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Re: Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by Mr. Goodkat » Sun Feb 05, 2023 8:59 am

It's a pity that this forum is closing down, but it's not really a surprise considering the activity here lately. I guess every platform has its time and the time for a classic forum like this one seems to be over.

I like to thank the founders Poecat, Felony and MoDaD for providing a place for us where we could share art, stories as well as other projects and could have productive discussions about every aspect concerning SK. I think MoDaD should especially being thanked for keeping every thing up and running all these years.

I have this forum in good memory for the most part although there had been a few unnecessarily toxic moments, especially during the time after the Kickstarter event was completed and things got rather quiet around the Tremblay Brothers after that. But I guess such things happen on every forum and on every social media platform.

For me this forum was actually my starting place into the fandom, after watching it from the shadows as a guest for quite a while. I met some very nice people here and had some interesting discussions with them, that I really appreciate. I mostly disappeared back into the shadows again some time ago as I currently haven't any productive input I could provide to the fandom. But I'm still watching it from time to time. So just call my name on the Discord server if you want to summon me, but please be patient as I probably won't be summoned immediately. redlynxicon

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Re: Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by Rusakov » Thu Feb 09, 2023 4:13 pm

A lot of the stuff I look at is science/tech news so that's another reason why I haven't been posting here. I don't know how interested people would have been in that stuff. fungusicon
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Re: Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by Rusakov » Fri Feb 24, 2023 2:17 pm

I just want to say that it's been fun posting here. I really wish things didn't have to go this way, but I suppose that's life.

I think you're all wonderful people and I hope you all will have a good time wherever you might end up. BroFistIcon
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Re: Forum Closing-Down in 2024

Post by Dr. Ascara » Sun Feb 26, 2023 10:19 am

Everything comes to its end, I guess... Then let me thank anyone who has taken part in that site and fandom in general. Without a random meme on reddit I wouldn't have discovered this niche pearl of animation.
I wish everyone all the best. Да пабачэння / Da pabachennya / Goodbye (in Belarusian)
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