Intermorphic Forum Being Retired

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Intermorphic Forum Being Retired

Post by imtim » Thu May 10, 2018 2:36 pm

Important notice for our Forum members

HEADS UP: We will deactivate/decommission the Intermorphic Forum on or before 24th May (and it may well be before then). If there is any information on it you wish to refer to then you will only be able to access that whilst it is there, so don’t delay. When it is gone, it is gone.

Dear Forum member,

We have some momentous and sad news for you concerning the Intermorphic Forum.

Intermorphic develops generative music and creativity software and has done so for many years - and we hope and plan to continue doing so for many more years yet (so don’t worry about that); this is about the Intermorphic Forum.

The world of software is changing ever faster and to keep our software moving forwards requires us to give every second we can to it. Our PHPBB3 Forum has just about managed to keep working over the years and has required little by way of maintenance (it has gone wrong a few times and by some miracle we were able to get it going again)! However, as sometimes happens in life, things are about to change in a big way.

Data Protection law is changing 25th May 2018 and new regulations coming into force then. These are referred to as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR is a very complex piece of legislation with enormous ramifications for businesses of all sizes. Small businesses do not have the resources of larger businesses so it hits them much harder. We are not even a small business; we are a micro business with very meagre resources at our disposal. We are not lawyers, SQL database specialists, PHP specialists or admin junkies - we are a 2 man team working our socks off to make useful and rewarding creativity apps for a small niche audience, and just doing that and managing to survive is plenty hard enough.

A Forum is a complex, multi-faceted thing. Because of what the Forum is and the way it works then to modify it to be GDPR compliant (were that to be even possible) is simply way beyond our capabilities or the time we have available and we simply could not afford to bear the costs we would need to incur to do it (i.e. legal advice). The only thing we can do, therefore, is to remove it all together - so, with a sad and heavy heart, that is what we are going to do.

We will keep an eye out in the future for some new kind of GDPR-compliant ‘watering hole’ that is sufficiently admin free and economical to deploy. However, that would mean a fresh start and we might never find one. We may even be able to use YouTube videos as a kind of hybrid; we just don’t know yet.

We know it may be little by way of consolation, but we are at least relieved that GDPR is coming into force only after we have finally made the transition to Wotja / Wotja X - the future for all our older, now retired apps, e.g. Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl, Tiklbox and the older Partikl Sound Engine.

As a quasi-replacement for the forum we will therefore be working to find a way to improve our Wotja FAQs and we will still retain information on our website for our now retired apps.

Thank you for being forum members, and for your contributions and mutual support over the years. We wish you all the best in your creative endeavours.

Tim and Pete

P.S. For those of you who have not already done so, we hope that in the future you may wish to check out Wotja!

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Re: Intermorphic Forum Being Retired

Post by spidergod » Thu May 10, 2018 9:38 pm

That is a shame, as these forum boards have been great in communicating with yourselves and other users.


What about twitter?

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Re: Intermorphic Forum Being Retired

Post by imtim » Fri May 11, 2018 6:48 am

spidergod wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:38 pm
That is a shame, as these forum boards have been great in communicating with yourselves and other users.
Indeed, we know. :(.
spidergod wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:38 pm
What about twitter?
We already use Twitter, and can easily be contacted by that. Same goes for Facebook and YouTube. They are not the same though.

Until we can think of anything else we will see if we can figure out to use them better!

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Re: Intermorphic Forum Being Retired

Post by dsic » Sat May 12, 2018 7:25 pm

what's your Facebook page, I couldnt find it

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