I think this may also be a bad thing for this project, since I think that a lot of people found out about the project via Portent. I know I did. Where will we get new members now?
Oh I don't know, maybe they might follow the link in my sigature on 40konline , also destecado advertises the ASP in his sig, I think kage might aswell though i'm not sure, maybe when you join another board you might consider doing that aswell. I also try and drop hints about the ASP in other forums as much as possible. Actually it was Kage doing that that led me to the ASP, so it does happen.
Websites like 40konline and Dakka will probably come around. Portent had, what, a million members? Unless they all commit suicide now that Portent is gone, they'll probably want to go somewhere else to continue their discussion. And they'll probably want to go to a forum that they've heard of. It'll all probably snowball and then we'll get another Portent. And then history will repeat itself, but still.
Edit: And why did they really have to close Portent? If it was money, they could have just told everyone to pay up, or the website dies. I think a lot of people would have sent some money. If it was the administration, then.. well, what takes so much time anyway? Enlight me.
From what I understand Engel and a few others are attempting to re-start portent but to make it into a cost-effective venture. i would imagine that they mean that all members would have to be guilders, which would cover any costs incurred (theoretically).
Just go to 40kOnline... it doesn't have the scope and depth of Portent, yet, and also 'suffers' from a large number of new posters, but at the moment that is a good thing. It's whereI spend most of my 'off time' at the moment.
Oh, and it remains free!
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