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The Future of Brickset Forums - Committee Members Needed

Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,359
In an effort to get the conversation moving sooner than later, I wanted to solidify a committee of sorts among the forum users who would work in conjunction with Huw to narrow down options, determine new minimum operating standards, and test options in order to have a seamless transition once the current subscription closes out. 

A few have already expressed interest in the Forum Closure 2023 thread. I'll ask that if you've already done so there, that you again indicate your interest here. 

I'll keep this initial phase open for at least a couple of weeks so we don't miss anyone. From there, the group as a whole can determine the most ideal way to communicate and pass along ideas, thoughts, and questions. 

Although I may be the one starting this thread, I am by no means taking the controls over. I'm not "in charge," but simply a member of the community that is committed to seeing it stick around for as long as possible. If necessary, we can elect a main point person, though it may not be necessary in the long run. 

I'm looking forward to getting some options nailed down and helping bridge the gap between what is and what will be! Thank you for your interest, whether you decide to join or not!


  • KeilupKeilup Member Posts: 236
    I'd be happy to help out where I can.  I don't post a lot but been around since 2016.  I've really enjoyed this forum and will say that this forum along with Brickset itself are my primary sources of all things Lego. I come here more than pretty much anywhere else on the Web.  If this shuts down I honestly have no idea how or where I'd fill the void.

    I wouldn't be a good person to be a "lead", but I certainly will be happy to provide constructive feedback, opinions, do some brainstorming, some research, test things out etc.
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,392
    Count me in!
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,425
    I'm in still.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,925
    I'm very much non-tech-savvy: I've never owned a computer. So I don't know what I could do to help, but maybe this makes me a good guinea pig for potential user-friendliness issues of whatever we end up doing? I certainly don't want to lose this forum. 
  • M_BossM_Boss Member Posts: 257
    I know I haven’t messaged here in a long time, but if people want help exploring Discord as an option, I’ve been using it for a few years now and run a server of my own, so I can provide some insight there.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,225
    Count me in, even if that just means listening.
  • sklambsklamb Member Posts: 516
    edited May 10
    Like several others on this thread, I'm not very tech savvy, but I've enjoyed the Brickset forum for many years and would be glad to help do something to keep it from shutting down.
  • FizyxFizyx Member Posts: 1,359
    My job makes it hard for me to commit to something like a committee, as it's pretty unpredictable... but I would certainly be happy to chip in cash as I can and help as I can as well.
  • UmandraugUmandraug Member Posts: 91
    I don’t know how I can help, but I’m open to helping.
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,533
    Count me in.
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 671
    I’m in for whatever I can do.  Not at all tech savvy.
  • MaffyDMaffyD Member Posts: 3,535
    I'm here for it. Discord is familiar to me (fwiw). 
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 365
    I'm not techy either but this is my home and I'd love it to stay for the excellence it is. My LUG has a forum and WhatsApp is where they're gone so I'm All alone there. My "can and wire" tech has left me out of touch there!
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,689
    I'll struggle to commit much time to the logistics of it and IT is not my field. I don't really want to lose the forum and would like to help in some way, even if it's only as a sounding board. 
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,492
    Mr_Cross said:
    I'll struggle to commit much time to the logistics of it and IT is not my field. I don't really want to lose the forum and would like to help in some way, even if it's only as a sounding board. 
    I'd echo this... I'll pretty much be useless for setting anything up but will move to wherever this goes and will be happy to provide feedback on ideas!
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,177
    Ditto a lot of the above.  Not with the times technically speaking but happy to try to help as family obligations and life in general allow.
  • im2cre8ivim2cre8iv Member Posts: 168
    I’m a backend web developer, but most of my experience is in C#, .NET, and Azure. I am
    happy to help in whatever capacity I can
  • lowleadlowlead Member Posts: 683
    *holds two danish pastries on head*

    General, count me in.
  • jason1976jason1976 Member Posts: 322
    I'm happy to help out too - may not be available all the time because of work and life but will help where I can
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 860
    I don't have any experience administering or moderating a forum, but I've used plenty of them in my decades of life. I'm happy to test candidates and give feedback along the way.
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 1,156
    Just like Myspace...let it die.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,117
    I don’t have much tech experience. But I am happy to help in any other way. 
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged Member Posts: 2,250
    I'd be interested in whatever capacity was required. I'd really miss the forum if we lost it.
  • OldfanOldfan Member Posts: 706
    I'd be happy to help flesh out ideas. There's lots of good things in the forums that should be preserved and/or continued in some form.
  • masterX244masterX244 Member Posts: 534
    Oldfan said:
    I'd be happy to help flesh out ideas. There's lots of good things in the forums that should be preserved and/or continued in some form.

    Best to have a month of read-only on the old subscription, that way a full dump can be pulled and stored on the internet archive (i did that before the first closure announcement already)
  • LinuxBrickieLinuxBrickie Member Posts: 42
    Happy to volunteer for committee and/or technical help. Been using discord for some time now and am about to start writing a discord bot. Basically a software developer with time on his hands atm.
  • MorkManMorkMan Member Posts: 916
    @Switchfoot55 I’m interested. Disregard my DM!
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