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Propellerhead Software pulls the plug on the official Reason forums


Paralytik

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On Thursday Jan 22nd, we are launching a new version of our website. The current website is getting old, both in technology and content. We need a new site that’s modern and better suited for mobile, for our entire product line and well… for 2015.

 

The Propellerhead Forums are not being brought along to the new website, which means this place is going to close next week. A big thanks to all the people who have contributed to the forums over the years. Let’s keep the conversation going on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Google+!

 

See you!

/The Propellerhead team

 

Personally I think this is the worst idea ever. :(

 

The Reason forums has LOADS of info and knowledge, built up through years and years. I'm really sad to see it go away, and I can't understand why they've made this decision.

 

https://www.propellerheads.se/forum/showthread.php?p=1579099#poststop

"My milkshake bringeth all ye gentlefolk to the yard. Verily 'tis better than thine, I would teach thee, but I must levy a fee."

"When Kleiner showed me the sky-line of New York I told him that man is like the coral insect—designed to build vast, beautiful, mineral things for the moon to delight in after he is dead."

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Let’s keep the conversation going on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Google+!

This is the most terrible idea I've heard in a long time. One hallmark of social media is that the information is streaming: there's always new info, and old info is incredibly hard to find. A forum is a more permanent medium, much more suitable for storing user created content.

 

Can we get archive.org to index the entire site?

You can call me Phi, Numbers, Digits, Ratio, 16, 1618, or whatever really, as long as it's not Phil.

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There are lots of different things going on right now trying to accomplish something like that. We're talking about 10k threads and 15 years of accumulated community knowledge here, so I hope there will be some preserving of the old boards.

"My milkshake bringeth all ye gentlefolk to the yard. Verily 'tis better than thine, I would teach thee, but I must levy a fee."

"When Kleiner showed me the sky-line of New York I told him that man is like the coral insect—designed to build vast, beautiful, mineral things for the moon to delight in after he is dead."

https://soundcloud.com/paralytik

 

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I've seen many of my favorite bands do this in recent years. The result is a lot of alienated, knowledgable fans who become solely observers. Maybe most bands don't care, but for the developers of a software suite like Reason, killing their forum in an attempt to force people over to venues that foster, by design, shallower, less detailed discussion is just an awful idea.

 

But wait... Like Propellerhead said, this is 2015. There are plenty of full-fledged DAWs available.

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