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DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
JAS84 posted:
We don't have long to wait to see if this DS poster is talking rubbish.

The closure announcement will be made on Monday at 6PM! (if true)
Well, looks like the guy who started this off needs to eat his words. Date passed, just tumbleweed.


Why would he do that? He can just say that the plans have changed after last minute discussions, or they've simply been postponed. As for his sources, their confidential and the people who told him could lose their job if they're revealed.

It used to be up to the reader to verify things that sound unusual, but we seem to have simultaneously developed the ability to believe anything that's put in front of us without question, and the desire to be seen as in-the-know, leading to people making up all sorts of nonsense just to get recognition.

(See also: Brexit)
Brekkie and London Lite gave kudos
PI
picard
He got banned.

I would be surprised if the forums are kept live in the current form. If they intend to keep them running, please god update them. I still think they will close soon. I suspect the shutdown will be a there today, gone tomorrow type shutdown.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
But where will all the TV licence moaners go? Sad
PL
PaddyLee84 UTV Newsline
DS recently made upgrades to the forum software, something that a mod confirmed to me in a PM when trying to sort an issue out with my account. I doubt they would be updating the software if they intend to close the whole thing shortly.
PI
picard
DS recently made upgrades to the forum software, something that a mod confirmed to me in a PM when trying to sort an issue out with my account. I doubt they would be updating the software if they intend to close the whole thing shortly.


It can't have been anything significant. They are still on vBulletin 3.6.9 (from 2007). The search is busted, many links are dead.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Reading the DS forums on a tablet really does show the age of the software. The mobile look is also dire.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
He got banned.

I would be surprised if the forums are kept live in the current form. If they intend to keep them running, please god update them. I still think they will close soon. I suspect the shutdown will be a there today, gone tomorrow type shutdown.
Imagine if they posted this on Christmas Day: "We regret to announce that DS Forums will be going offline on December 31st 2016. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!" Wink

There would be fireworks!
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Reading the DS forums on a tablet really does show the age of the software.


Reading what's actually on there also shows the age of the users...
London Lite and Rory gave kudos
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Or their IQ... which is likely lower than their age.

13 days later

GO
gottago London London
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/announcement.php?f=253&a=397

So the forums aren't being closed, they're being upgraded. Improved search, emojis (ugh) and embedded videos coming soon.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
One of the things I always liked about DS was that you couldn't post images & videos in the posts. Obviously that's changing...
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Interesting that they're having a ban amnesty.

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