EDIT2: result of first poll
i tried to summarize everything so far here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5056&p=47056#p47056
the second poll deals with the question where we want to move the forum + downloadsection....both are totally buffalo centric and therefore in the wrong place. it deals with the general question where users want to see the forum + downloadsection.
-- mindbenderEDIT: Polls Changed to reflect the popular choices
It's been quite a while since I've been around. Just to let everyone know, I did not disappear; I just had some personal matters to attend to. As you know, mindbender has heard your voices, and I did read your PMs and emails, and the staff here believes we need to take steps to bring back our identity.
Here's a little background on why we moved to nas-central.org in the first place. For almost a year, linkstationwiki.net and kurobox.com were in talks about merging together. Clearly, since the boxes are very similar in nature, it simply made sense. Later, we decided that it would be nice to incorporate terastation.org into our community, so that we would have a complete buffalo centric hacking organization.
Unfortunately, we ran into some logistic problems when trying to figure out how to accomplish this. We had planned to merge during the server upgrade phase, and we needed a domain name fast. Waite, from kurobox.com, expressed the notion that he did not want "buffalo" in our new domain name, since the kuroboxs are from Revogear, not directly from Buffalo. We decided on nas-central.org which would encompass all our beloved boxes, but however ended up being too generic (causing a huge misconception of nas-central.org's purpose, and resulting in a slightly confusing superwiki).
We want to take proper steps to resolve this issue, and we now have a plan. Admittedly, the solution being presented is not a perfect one, but we believe it to be a better one than the nas-central.org solution. Since we do not want to keep changing domains, we are asking the community for input, so we can make this transition a final and lasting one.The plan is as follows:1)
We'll keep nas-central.org as a general landing page/wiki for many manufacturers. However, nas-central.org will no longer represent our specific buffalo centric community.2)
The new domain name will be ltk-united.org (ltk = Linkstation + Tera + Kurobox).3)
We'll use the following domains for search engine optimization purposes.
* linkstationwiki.net (used to point to our specific wiki landing page)
* kurobox.com (might be changed, and used for kuro page)
* terastation.org (if possible....used for terastation landing page).
The four SEO domains will behave similarly to how linkstationwiki.net does currently.
The plan to move from nas-central is definite, however the domain names are not completely set in stone. Please vote whether or not you like this plan. Please reply to this thread only if you have suggestions for using a different domain name. Keep in mind, the new main domain name::
* Must encompass all three buffalo devices: linkstations, kuroboxes, and terastations
* Cannot use the word "buffalo" to be fair to the kurobox community.
* Cannot be generic, encompassing every NAS and Embedded device known.
Thanks for you input. We will stop all site development (i.e. wiki changes) until we firmly decide the best way to preserve our identity and implement the plan. The polls will remain open until Sunday, January 27th, 2008, when mindbender returns. Thanks.