SONM and GRcade Merger

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PostSONM and GRcade Merger
by Karl » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:08 pm

tl;dr We are merging with SONM, HDYFRN? is their space, vote for best Nintendo game, PM me about AYAW?, OrangeRakoon is staff now, be nice to new members.



Hi all,

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About two years ago we became affiliated with SONM. Formed from a Future magazine forum after its closure, SONM is a board whose story and culture closely echoed our own. Over the last two years it has been our pleasure to welcome their members here, and our privilege to be welcomed to their community in turn.

It is with genuine sadness that I report our sister site is now closing. It's not the end of SONM's story or community, though, as we've decided to merge the two forums and welcome SONM's membership into our own. I'd like to ask everyone on GRcade to take a couple of minutes to read this post that explains the merger.

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What will change on GRcade?

The most obvious change is that we are likely to get some new members. We anticipate they will bring a new chat room style thread with them, How Do You Feel Right Now?, and we suggest this will be a primarily SONM space (though feel free to post there if you want, obviously!). We will also be incorporating a little bit of SONM's branding into our own style, possibly by adding a little colour to the theme or altering the logo slightly, though - full disclosure! - we aren't quite sure what this will look like yet. (We look forward to announcing that last bit properly once we finalise the details.) Finally, we're happy to welcome SONM's admin, OrangeRakoon, to our own team: he will be Secretary for SONM.

How will we mark the change?

We're going to have a couple of logo doodles running, and we'll run a 'Best Nintendo game ever' discussion & poll. SONM loves forum games, so I think it might be a good time to run a new Are You A Werewolf? as well. I have some ideas for this, but give me a PM if you're interested in running it or have any suggestions. I have one last point which is less exciting (unless like me you love data!), but: GRcade is going to have an official census once things have settled down, possibly in early March.

What is expected of us?

Please welcome any newbies earnestly and genuinely. This forum is very friendly so let's make sure they see that side of us. (I am officially killing the "piss off noob" meme -- don't post nonsense like this, no matter how 'obviously a joke' you feel it is.)
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Finally, I'd like to use this post to officially say farewell to the SONM site and to welcome again the SONM community. Many of us here see GRcade as a kind of online family, and I hope you will accept GRcade as your new home.

All the best,
Karl



P.S. A note from OrangeRakoon: if you'd like to remember SONM in your GRcade signature, feel free to use one of these userbars!
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EDIT: P.P.S. A brief follow-up with some thoughts here: http://grcade.co.uk/t:sonm-and-grcade-merger?p=4253401#p4253401

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Moggy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:13 pm

Killing off the “piss off noob” meme? Pfft. Next you’ll be forcing us to respect drive-thrus. :x

Welcome to the SONM peoples, I only know a few of you so it’ll be great to see some new faces!

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by rinks » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:13 pm

Piss off Karl.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Wrathy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:21 pm

I had an account here before it was cool.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by more heat than light » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:24 pm

Welcome SONM folk. :)

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Cheeky Devlin » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:33 pm

Welcome all!

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by LewisD » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:34 pm

They won't have the post count to pull this off.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Moggy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:36 pm

LewisD wrote:They won't have the post count to pull this off.


:lol:

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:37 pm

Hello everyone I'm OrangeRakoon from Super ONM I look forward to posting here :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I made a proper farewell to SONM post over there if anyone is interested. This is of course a sad moment, but I'm also excited by us officially joining here - I can't think of a better future for our community :wub:

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Garth » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:39 pm

Welcome! Cool to have more former Future forumites on board! :toot:

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by jawafour » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:48 pm

Whilst sad to see the end of Super ONM, especially as Orange and the team put so much effort into running the site, I know that GRcade will be very welcoming to SONM members who join in with the chat here.

I am excited about the new folk arriving and I hope that at least one or two of them will join me in talking passionately about the Wii U :toot: .

Oh, yeah, and Switch, too. If we have to ;) .

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Preezy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:51 pm

I for one welcome our new SONM underclass.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:53 pm

I did wonder about the logo. Sad to see another forum close, but welcome to all who make the jump to GRcade!

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Hyperion » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:55 pm

Excellent, more people to berate jawa for never finishing Ocarina of Time

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by <]:^D » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:02 pm

hi newbs! :wub:

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Dowbocop » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:03 pm

I will now stop accidentally clicking the SONM link at the bottom of the page and going to the wrong forum. I therefore fully endorse this merger.

Welcome to GR, it's safer here...

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by GuitarHero » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:07 pm

ONM forums in some form or another managed to run for about 12 years, so we had a good run ✌

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Buffalo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:09 pm

GuitarHero wrote:ONM forums in some form or another managed to run for about 12 years, so we had a good run ✌


Your avatar seems to run for about 3, mate.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by D_C » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:10 pm

Wrathy wrote:I had an account here before it was cool.


Hold my beer.

Good to see you dude :)

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Winckle » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:11 pm

If you weren't on DailyRadar in the 90s you're a noob. That's just how it is.


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