23 October 2019 -
Yes, we have a forums
By Jason M. Knight (aka Deathshadow)
From the day I launched this site I had planned on adding a forums, but just never got around to it because there were plenty of existing decent ones, so why compete?
But over the past year I've seen three web development forums go belly up, and a fourth claims to be on its way out the door. The reasons for their failure is never a matter of popularity, but typically mismanagement, an over-eagerness to please everyone even if that means letting beginners get suckered by the scam artists, but worst of all? Flippers.
Flippers are the folks who treat websites like a commodity. They have zero real interest in the topic of an existing website, or what they are creating. Instead they either fly-by-night create something to dupe the rubes with, or they buy up something successful to flood it with advertising, milking a good name and a success for every last penny, leaving the body bloody and battered in the street.
The most recent site to have this happen is decidedly the latter of those.
So... when I heard monday that a forums I frequent was shuttering its doors the very next day (even though it's still up right now, the owners have said it's done) I tossed together a stock SMF install and got the basics set up in about 30 minutes... which apparently most people think is a whole day affair. I have since roughly skinned it appropriate to the look and feel of this site -- about 4 hours of coding that some folks think is two weeks work. And I thought I went overboard on Mr. Scotting my time estimates!
So go ahead and visit our forums at forums.cutcodedown.com. Should be a hoot since it's been years since I adminstrated a forums; even though I spent nearly a decade doing so.