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Thinking With Portals Returns

Great!!! Thanks for putting the site back up. :) :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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This is an exciting surprise! The sudden vanishing of the forum definitely left a huge gap in the Portal mapping scene and I'm glad to have the combined knowledge back.

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So why was mAI unaffected by this, and also, where did it go?

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Sejievan wrote:
Ya should incorporate too the Discord server =)

Great idea. Who do I talk to about doing that? I don't use Discord myself.

buggy715 wrote:
Awesome awesome awesome! But have you considered switching to another forum software? I feel phpBB is a bit outdated nowadays. How about myBB or Discourse? Both are free to download and set up.

...also how can't I change my avatar or title? >:/

You can change your avatar in the User Control Panel. Your title is set automatically based on your post count - unless you are part of a user group like the Community Contributors, or you are a special person and I want to fuck with you and give you a title that makes me laugh.

The primary (in fact, the only) reason that I went with phpBB initially is because there was an existing and feature rich download mod, which is kind of the back bone of the entire site. A custom map site needs a rock solid download feature. MyBB was also far less utilized and supported at the time of TWP's inception (back in 2007), so I went with what I was familiar with and what I knew would work.

Unfortunately I kind of don't really have the time to migrate the existing content and port over things to a new download system (assuming something comparable exists in MyBB or Discourse). If someone wanted to take that project on with me I'd be open to it, but be aware I have very particular list of requirements for how that system needs to work.

Plus, with the advent of the Steam workshop, I feel like sites like this are far less of the foundation of game communities.

Ciirulean wrote:
So why was mAI unaffected by this, and also, where did it go?

I don't own or control the domain (which was the agreement for me to host them...), so you'll need to have whoever does own it talk to me. I still have the content, and I can set it up as it's own new subdomain (mai.withportals.com maybe?), but if you want the actual "myapertureinnovations.com" domain to work, I need to talk to whoever owns it.

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Wow, I'm incredibly happy this place is back up. Thanks a ton for your hard work, msleeper and welcome back everyone.

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It's been a looong time...
Nice to have this back now. I'll always be grateful because this site brought me back to making maps in 2011.

Big thanks for reviving this site!
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I didn't think TWP would ever be back.

A pleasant surprise for sure! It's great to be back.

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This really made my day! TWP was a big part of my gaming life for a couple years there. Fantastic to have it back. :thumbup:

My maps: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8].

Nice. :thumbup:

Ciirulean wrote:
So why was mAI unaffected by this, and also, where did it go?

Not sure what happened, but you can still download the files!

https://myapertureinnovations.com/