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Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« on: December 03, 2013, 02:40:24 PM »
Junker has kindly given me control of the tfes.org domain name, and I'm thinking of switching to it as our primary name. The main advantage is that it's shorter, although uncommon domain names sometimes scare people for inexplicable reasons too.

Specifically, we would have:

forum.tfes.org -- This forum.
wiki.tfes.org -- Flat Earth Wiki.
library.tfes.org -- Flat Earth Library.
www.tfes.org -- Homepage (CMS/blog, still being set up).
tfes.org -- Redirect to the forum, but probably eventually to the CMS/blog.

Any comments/suggestions? This is as much your site as it is mine, so I don't want to make a unilateral decision here.
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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 03:09:26 PM »
I think the .org domain as well as a shorter url would both be boons. 

I say yes.

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 03:21:46 PM »
Sounds good to me.  Given all the links we've posted on .org, though, we should make sure that the current URL redirects to tfes.org.  We don't want anyone following a dead link and getting confused.

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 03:23:30 PM »
Given all the links we've posted on .org, though, we should make sure that the current URL redirects to tfes.org.  We don't want anyone following a dead link and getting confused.

That goes without saying. I'm not Daniel.
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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 03:52:19 PM »
Are the posts here going to transfer to tfes.org, or are the posts going to start from scratch again?
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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 04:55:51 PM »
Are the posts here going to transfer to tfes.org, or are the posts going to start from scratch again?

All content, including the posts, will remain the same. Only the domain will change.
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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 05:01:08 PM »
I think it's a better option for now. Hopefully we can get our hands on something nicer in the future.
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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 05:02:37 PM »
http://ie.godaddy.com/domains/searchresults-new.aspx?ci=54814

Any of these look nice? Just wondering, I wanted to check if .com was still 2000+. It is. But the others aren't too bad.
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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 07:33:10 PM »
Please do this. That's a way better url. Only downside is google ranks sites with the words 'flat' 'earth' and 'society' in the title higher, but .org will rank higher than .sjm.so

Thank you junker.
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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 09:12:31 PM »
Go for it. 

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 09:23:39 PM »
I like the idea.



Please do this. That's a way better url. Only downside is google ranks sites with the words 'flat' 'earth' and 'society' in the title higher, but .org will rank higher than .sjm.so

Thank you junker.
I knew you'd thank me for this someday.

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 09:27:10 PM »
I see 'flatearthsociety.org' is up for auction.  Parsifal, I don't know how you feel about it, but I'd be happy to bid if people think it would be better.

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 09:31:04 PM »
I see 'flatearthsociety.org' is up for auction.  Parsifal, I don't know how you feel about it, but I'd be happy to bid if people think it would be better.

I think it'd be better, but it might cause some confusion.
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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2013, 10:04:24 PM »
I see 'flatearthsociety.org' is up for auction.  Parsifal, I don't know how you feel about it, but I'd be happy to bid if people think it would be better.

I think it'd be better, but it might cause some confusion.

Nothing a few forwarders and redirects can't fix.

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2013, 10:04:42 PM »
I see 'flatearthsociety.org' is up for auction.  Parsifal, I don't know how you feel about it, but I'd be happy to bid if people think it would be better.
Is Daniel selling the forum/domain?

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2013, 10:06:26 PM »
I see 'flatearthsociety.org' is up for auction.  Parsifal, I don't know how you feel about it, but I'd be happy to bid if people think it would be better.
Is Daniel selling the forum/domain?

No.

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2013, 10:07:00 PM »
I see 'flatearthsociety.org' is up for auction.  Parsifal, I don't know how you feel about it, but I'd be happy to bid if people think it would be better.
Is Daniel selling the forum/domain?

No.
Why is it up for auction, then? Or is it a different domain?

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2013, 10:07:54 PM »
I see 'flatearthsociety.org' is up for auction.  Parsifal, I don't know how you feel about it, but I'd be happy to bid if people think it would be better.
Is Daniel selling the forum/domain?

No.
Why is it up for auction, then? Or is it a different domain?

Yes.

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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2013, 10:08:32 PM »
I see 'flatearthsociety.org' is up for auction.  Parsifal, I don't know how you feel about it, but I'd be happy to bid if people think it would be better.
Is Daniel selling the forum/domain?

No.
Why is it up for auction, then? Or is it a different domain?

theflatearthsociety.org vs flatearthsociety.org
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Re: Comments wanted: Switching domain to tfes.org
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2013, 10:10:40 PM »
Do it Parsifal.
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