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Fournier

¶ The Typophile forum is still on stand by. It reads: "Typophile is migrating to a new system. We'll be back soon."

¶ It's been a long time now. Seems like ages.

¶ Any news? Any date of re-opening?

 

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Ralf Herrmann

According to the feeds they are in private beta:

 

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Fournier

¶ Have you applied to the job of Typophile·colonist?

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Ralf Herrmann

No. After my mentions of Typography.Guru got deleted on Typophile.com, I'm not sure I am very welcome there. :winking:

Maybe @Riccardo Sartori joined?

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Riccardo Sartori

Maybe @Riccardo Sartori joined?

I didn’t applied either. Part because I lost hope some time ago in the ability of Typophile’s owners to keep things together, and part because lately I had little time to dabble in typography (hence my sparse presence here too).

It’s a pity, though, for some of the content, and some of the people.

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Ralf Herrmann

An archive of Typophile posts: http://typophile-archive.simon-cozens.org

Unfortunately not built from the original data, but from the web scraping system of the Wayback Machine. So there might be all sorts of glitches and holes in it. But better than nothing of course. 

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Fournier

The Typophile Forum re-opened. They now show your full name as opposed to the username of the past.

The general graphic design of the forum is very bare.

http://www.typophile.com/forum/1

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Riccardo Sartori
5 hours ago, Fournier said:

The general graphic design of the forum is very bare.

So is its functionality. Also, a good chunk of the old content hasn’t (yet?) been ported.

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Fournier

Oddly enough, it was closed to update it. Where is the update?

The old forum was okay.

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Ralf Herrmann
13 minutes ago, Fournier said:

Oddly enough, it was closed to update it. Where is the update?.

The owner said in a post somewhere that they attempted to move to other forum systems, but then returned to Drupal, which I guess is now up to date with a new layout and some other modules. So it basically IS the old forum. 

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Riccardo Sartori
32 minutes ago, Fournier said:

The old forum was okay.

It was far from okay, both from a technical and from a management point of view.

I don’t see much improvement on either side, but I’m glad it still exist.

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Vince42

I tried to register with typophile a while ago and did not even get a registration / confirmation. 

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Ralf Herrmann

Again something new from Typophile. It has been hacked in is now used for crypto mining. 

 

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Riccardo Sartori

🤦‍♂️

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George Thomas

Jared Benson, who runs Typophile, notified users about an hour ago that the offending code has been identified and removed. Typophile has returned to normal.

 

 

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Riccardo Sartori
7 minutes ago, George Thomas said:

Typophile has returned to normal.

Unfortunately it doesn’t mean much…

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Vince42

I do not have much experience with Typophile. Is it a good or a bad thing when it is back up and resuming normal operation? Is it worth registering? Should it be avoided?

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Kevin Thompson

George, you must be special, because I’m a registered user at Typophile and received no such notification.

Vince42, I used to enjoy the old Typophile site very much, but in its latest incarnation its font identification forum has been overrun by a poster who goes by LiLianJie. While said poster occasionally IDs a sample correctly, he or she mostly repeats others’ IDs days later, all the while posting links for en.likefont.com / en.fontke.com (sites that offer up dubious download links for licensed typefaces). Complaints by myself and other Typophile users asking that LiLianJie be banned from the board have gone unanswered.

In general, no one appears to be moderating the site (Ralf is a rare breed).

The other forums on the site don’t get anywhere near the traffic they used to; it was offline so long during the retooling that people found other outlets. I mostly use it as a resource for older posts (pre-retooling).

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George Thomas

@Kevin Thompson -- Special? Why yes, and thanks for noticing. Just kidding; wish I was.  🙂

That being said, I was too inclusive when I wrote "users" when in fact all Jared did was reply in the TypeDrawers thread about the issue. That's pretty typical of him, I think, because I'm not sure he cares much about Typophile anymore. Try getting a moderator's attention when there is a spam problem, for instance.

You're right about being off-line causing the problem. I had given up hope it would ever start up again and when it did, it was a big disappointment. The archives are really the only thing useful about the site. I rarely go there anymore.

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