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Squeller
post Aug 8 2006, 09:10
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The last article in the mpc forums is from July 1st. This is more than dead.

Isn't it time to remove the direct links to mpc forums? mpc is like a dead limb in ha.

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Klyith
post Aug 21 2006, 23:33
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I like MPC, still have 5 gigs of them (20% of my music by bits), and still occasionally encode a cd in mpc. That said, it's a dead or dying format, and I don't think there's much need to keep the forums active or in the prominent position they have now. But deleting them is a bad idea, and merging into another forum is nearly as bad. The posts should be preserved, and moving them into another forum could cause problems for the receiving forum (like pollution of search results).

One preliminary idea that I think almost everyone could agree one: merge MPC General & MPC Tech into a single forum. That would at least make any subsequent move easier to do in a single step....

A question: Can Invision do a subforum without having the parent being a "holder" without posts? Could we put MPC as a subforum of Lossy Codecs without changing how Lossy is? The example I'm thinking of is the hardocp forums where the video cards forum has two subforums for ATI & nvidia specifically, but is still a full forum with posts of its own.


QUOTE (Gabriel @ Aug 9 2006, 03:41) *
I think that merging the mpc section into the "misc lossy" could be a bad move, making historical information retrieval more difficult.
I like most of Gabriel's ideas.

QUOTE (Alex B @ Aug 9 2006, 07:20) *
The MPC forum history is precious and should be preserved forever (as long as HA exists, hopefully even longer in some form of Internet archive).

I agree. And unfortunately, archive.org is pretty horrible when dealing with forums. I'd love to see some of the stuff I posted to the Arstechnica forum way back (heh, pun) in like 1999, but first archive wasn't indexing it back then, and second it is nearly impossible to navigate a forum on archive. Damn, I'd love to reread the 3dfx vs nvidia flamewars I got into.
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post Aug 22 2006, 01:15
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QUOTE (Klyith @ Aug 22 2006, 00:33) *
I like MPC, still have 5 gigs of them (20% of my music by bits), and still occasionally encode a cd in mpc. That said, it's a dead or dying format, and I don't think there's much need to keep the forums active or in the prominent position they have now. But deleting them is a bad idea, and merging into another forum is nearly as bad. The posts should be preserved, and moving them into another forum could cause problems for the receiving forum (like pollution of search results).

One preliminary idea that I think almost everyone could agree one: merge MPC General & MPC Tech into a single forum. That would at least make any subsequent move easier to do in a single step....

A question: Can Invision do a subforum without having the parent being a "holder" without posts? Could we put MPC as a subforum of Lossy Codecs without changing how Lossy is? The example I'm thinking of is the hardocp forums where the video cards forum has two subforums for ATI & nvidia specifically, but is still a full forum with posts of its own.


QUOTE (Gabriel @ Aug 9 2006, 03:41) *
I think that merging the mpc section into the "misc lossy" could be a bad move, making historical information retrieval more difficult.
I like most of Gabriel's ideas.

QUOTE (Alex B @ Aug 9 2006, 07:20) *
The MPC forum history is precious and should be preserved forever (as long as HA exists, hopefully even longer in some form of Internet archive).

I agree. And unfortunately, archive.org is pretty horrible when dealing with forums. I'd love to see some of the stuff I posted to the Arstechnica forum way back (heh, pun) in like 1999, but first archive wasn't indexing it back then, and second it is nearly impossible to navigate a forum on archive. Damn, I'd love to reread the 3dfx vs nvidia flamewars I got into.

Take a look around, things have already changed since 09/08/06.


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- Squeller   mpc, rest in peace   Aug 8 2006, 09:10
- - halb27   QUOTE (Squeller @ Aug 8 2006, 10:10) ...I...   Aug 8 2006, 10:24
|- - seanyseansean   QUOTE (halb27 @ Aug 8 2006, 10:24) QUOTE ...   Aug 8 2006, 10:57
- - guruboolez   I guess that the original demand isn't to forb...   Aug 8 2006, 11:31
|- - halb27   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 8 2006, 12:31) .....   Aug 8 2006, 13:46
- - stephanV   I'm not sure if one month of inactivity is eno...   Aug 8 2006, 11:35
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (stephanV @ Aug 8 2006, 12:35) I...   Aug 8 2006, 11:50
- - stephanV   I'm not against Flac and Wavpack getting their...   Aug 8 2006, 11:58
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (stephanV @ Aug 8 2006, 12:58) But ...   Aug 8 2006, 12:07
- - smok3   yes, well it seems like HA video section is a plac...   Aug 8 2006, 12:27
- - CiTay   The MPC forum will stay, it's a good resource ...   Aug 8 2006, 14:07
- - Squeller   I would even think about (maybe by the end of the ...   Aug 8 2006, 15:18
- - flipik   there's no need for any sentiment mpc is good...   Aug 8 2006, 15:53
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (flipik @ Aug 8 2006, 16:53) mpc (....   Aug 8 2006, 16:39
||- - flipik   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 8 2006, 17:39) QU...   Aug 8 2006, 17:18
|- - skelly831   QUOTE (flipik @ Aug 8 2006, 07:53) there...   Aug 8 2006, 17:02
- - vinnie97   LOL @ Guru. I received quite the beating in that ...   Aug 8 2006, 17:29
- - DARcode   I subscribe to the WavPack and FLAC forums idea.   Aug 8 2006, 19:26
- - Muzzy^F8   You can do what you want with the forum. But sayi...   Aug 8 2006, 19:26
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (Muzzy^F8 @ Aug 8 2006, 20:26) I en...   Aug 8 2006, 19:30
|- - Muzzy^F8   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 8 2006, 10:30) I ...   Aug 8 2006, 19:53
|- - beto   QUOTE (Muzzy^F8 @ Aug 8 2006, 15:53) Test...   Aug 8 2006, 20:06
|- - kwanbis   QUOTE (Muzzy^F8 @ Aug 8 2006, 18:53) MPC ...   Aug 8 2006, 20:09
- - Gabriel   QUOTE But sayin' that MPC is dead??? I encode ...   Aug 8 2006, 19:36
- - guruboolez   So if q6 have a "wider stereo effect" it...   Aug 8 2006, 20:18
- - richter   Coincidentally I ditched MPC from my library just ...   Aug 8 2006, 20:55
- - bubka   hows that new PC going?   Aug 8 2006, 20:56
- - xmixahlx   what is going on with musepack? usability (decodi...   Aug 8 2006, 21:14
- - guruboolez   It's a bit off-topic, but if lucid anti-mpc ze...   Aug 8 2006, 21:45
|- - xmixahlx   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 8 2006, 13:45) It...   Aug 8 2006, 22:18
- - NRAninja   QUOTE (bubka @ Aug 8 2006, 11:56) hows th...   Aug 8 2006, 21:59
- - CiTay   guruboolez, assuming MPC is dead, then you're ...   Aug 8 2006, 22:27
|- - flipik   QUOTE (CiTay @ Aug 8 2006, 23:27) guruboo...   Aug 8 2006, 23:21
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (flipik @ Aug 9 2006, 00:21) well j...   Aug 9 2006, 00:00
|- - Never_Again   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 8 2006, 19:00) Th...   Aug 24 2006, 07:50
|- - audiomars   QUOTE (Never_Again @ Aug 24 2006, 12:20) ...   Aug 25 2006, 08:05
- - guruboolez   QUOTE ...obvious trolling From Shy, indeed... Or i...   Aug 8 2006, 22:50
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 8 2006, 18:50) it...   Aug 8 2006, 23:16
|- - CiTay   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 8 2006, 23:50) Wh...   Aug 8 2006, 23:43
- - kwanbis   you are not obligated to read the MPC forum, you k...   Aug 8 2006, 23:30
|- - flipik   QUOTE (kwanbis @ Aug 9 2006, 00:30) you a...   Aug 8 2006, 23:36
||- - kwanbis   QUOTE (flipik @ Aug 8 2006, 22:36) and do...   Aug 8 2006, 23:49
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (kwanbis @ Aug 9 2006, 00:30) you a...   Aug 9 2006, 00:17
|- - kwanbis   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 8 2006, 23:17) Do...   Aug 9 2006, 01:08
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (kwanbis @ Aug 9 2006, 02:08) QUOTE...   Aug 9 2006, 01:35
|- - kwanbis   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 9 2006, 00:35) Wh...   Aug 9 2006, 01:47
|- - guruboolez   kwanbis> I don't see where's the proble...   Aug 9 2006, 02:05
|- - kwanbis   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 9 2006, 01:05) th...   Aug 9 2006, 02:44
|- - guruboolez   The mess comes from the decision to create an uniq...   Aug 9 2006, 03:07
- - vinnie97   I think Guru's mission is a valid and noble on...   Aug 8 2006, 23:46
- - vinnie97   And perhaps the mods can put a deadline for MPC su...   Aug 8 2006, 23:51
|- - CiTay   QUOTE (vinnie97 @ Aug 9 2006, 00:51) And ...   Aug 8 2006, 23:58
- - Canar   foobar2000 plays and converts to and from .mpc ver...   Aug 9 2006, 00:08
- - Lefungus   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Aug 8 2006, 23:50) Bu...   Aug 9 2006, 00:26
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (Lefungus @ Aug 9 2006, 01:26) It...   Aug 9 2006, 00:50
|- - Squeller   QUOTE (Lefungus @ Aug 8 2006, 15:26) Whil...   Aug 9 2006, 07:05
- - skelly831   I think a good option would be, as guru says, to m...   Aug 9 2006, 02:05
- - kwanbis   why don't we create a poll? "What should...   Aug 9 2006, 03:18
|- - guruboolez   The poll isn't a bad idea, but we must be sure...   Aug 9 2006, 03:24
- - kjoonlee   Leave aloneMerge into "Other codecs"Lock...   Aug 9 2006, 03:28
|- - guruboolez   kjoonlee> I also thought about locking current ...   Aug 9 2006, 03:39
- - bubka   whats Frank doing with that computer that people b...   Aug 9 2006, 06:11
|- - jarsonic   QUOTE (bubka @ Aug 9 2006, 01:11) whats F...   Aug 9 2006, 06:15
- - sony666   It was an interesting format for geeks until AAC a...   Aug 9 2006, 06:37
- - Gabriel   I think that merging the mpc section into the ...   Aug 9 2006, 08:41
- - tgoose   I don't know how well this would work, but the...   Aug 9 2006, 11:12
|- - m00   I don't post much here, but I do find the foru...   Aug 9 2006, 11:18
- - Borisz   Personally I think that Musepack has next to no pr...   Aug 9 2006, 12:10
- - Alex B   The MPC forum history is precious and should be pr...   Aug 9 2006, 12:20
- - Klyith   I like MPC, still have 5 gigs of them (20% of my m...   Aug 21 2006, 23:33
|- - DARcode   QUOTE (Klyith @ Aug 22 2006, 00:33) I lik...   Aug 22 2006, 01:15
- - anark   ok ive tested mp3, wma, aac, ogg, mpc in ~240 bitr...   Aug 24 2006, 06:11
|- - pepoluan   QUOTE (anark @ Aug 24 2006, 12:11) ok ive...   Aug 24 2006, 06:16
|- - anark   QUOTE (pepoluan @ Aug 23 2006, 23:16) QUO...   Aug 24 2006, 09:50
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