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This forum will close permanently at 6:00 PM New York Time.

Sorry. It's making people unhappy. Find another place to chat.
Permalink Joel Spolsky 
January 24th, 2006
Which people? I accept it's your place to do with as you please, but "making people unhappy" is both a vague and lame reason.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 24th, 2006
I didnt complain. I'm no freak.
Permalink Vineet Reynolds 
January 24th, 2006
Maybe some christians are freak?
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 24th, 2006
He's really going for troll of the year
Permalink  
January 24th, 2006
I doubt it. The sidebar's been cleared. That's the first indication that something's not good.
Permalink Vineet Reynolds 
January 24th, 2006
I'm upset about this.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 24th, 2006
It'd be nice if it could close later, say tomorrow afternoon.
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 24th, 2006
Time to copy old discussions...
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 24th, 2006
Yeah not much notice...oh well i was going out of town the rest of the week anyways..
Permalink Phil 
January 24th, 2006
I'd be a nice of we could get a copy of the database. I've always wanted to be able to visit old posts (which was always a bit difficult on this site)
Permalink Almost H. Anonymous 
January 24th, 2006
'Tis Joel's haus, and it's always been an aberrant forum (since the nascent days of political discussion).

Ultimately I think it has been expected for time eternal.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 24th, 2006
I realize this is Joel's property we are squatting in.

I realize I haven't been a Joel cheerleader.

But the discussion of Joel vs. Paul Graham made me realize how utterly business-y Joel is.

I should have seen this coming. It makes perfect sense that any negative publicity would mean we are out, period.

While it is a logical conclusion, it still bothers me.

I'm sad to see ?off go.

Thanks anyway, Joel. Sigh.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 24th, 2006
The contents of this forum are a social archive.

To close it to new posts is one thing, but to delete the database would be a terrible loss.
Permalink Ian Boys 
January 24th, 2006
Deleting the database would also permanently lose the last posts Chris made online, which for some reason seems even more tragic than it ought to... If Joel can provide the schema for FogBugz, could we not attempt to import it into wherever we end up?
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 24th, 2006
"If Joel can provide the schema for FogBugz, could we not attempt to import it into wherever we end up?"

Or you could just buy a copy, its only like $150.
Permalink Phil 
January 24th, 2006
...or we could hope it crashes again in a minute, as that pretty much reveals the innards. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 24th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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