Forum:Fish bowl the old forums?

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With the advent of this new forums system on the wiki itself, as well as such things as the salon bar, has the old forums gone obsolete? There is something to be said for keeping everything in a consistent place, and the old forums felt like a "different site" to me at least. Is it time to close it up? I wouldn't delete it or anything, but just shut it down to new posts/users and allow only read-only access i.e. fish bowl it? — Unsigned, by: tmtoulouse / talk / contribs 23:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Well, the activity level is so low that keeping them open isn't harmful. But if something gets posted there, it's likely to not receive any attention. I suppose "fish-bowling" them as you say would be useful, just stick a massive sign up saying to direct queries here instead. Scarlet A.pngtheist 07:51, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Only if you can get Nakayama to sign up here on the Wiki so I can debate him on relativity. - π 07:54, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
In passing, I changed my email on the forum s & got kicked out (SusanG that is) I have just eaten Toast& stiltontalk 09:28, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
I'm with Pi - "yes, but only if our personal Gene Ray comes to the wiki". ħumanUser talk:Human 01:06, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Can we at least start by taking it off the community box? Its too complicated having two forums in there. tmtoulouse 01:34, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Go ahead, fine by me. And pluralize "forum" while you're at it... ħumanUser talk:Human 02:20, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Did you actually go ahead and delete them, or change the url? I'm getting a 404 at ħumanUser talk:Human 23:29, 15 January 2010 (UTC) just has the message: It works! - π 05:01, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Um, ok. Not sure if that answers my question... ħumanUser talk:Human 05:22, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
I think it is dead. So long cabal. - π 06:48, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Oops. Fixed. tmtoulouse 06:45, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! But I think it was better gone bye bye... ħumanUser talk:Human 07:34, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Put it out of its misery: a merciful death would be merciful. I have just eaten Toast& stiltontalk 07:47, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
I have no intention of killing it off, completely, fish bowling is the plan, just have to go about doing it....tmtoulouse 08:06, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Well for those of you who care, the deed is done. Leninized. tmtoulouse 18:09, 21 January 2010 (UTC)