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10-27-2004, 09:21 PM
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Hello everyone,

After serious and very hard thoughts, we have made some drastic decisions as to the future track on KVCD.Net.

Starting on November 1'st, we are going to start a forum cleanup.
There will be no more DivX/XviD topics on this site, as this has caused KVCD's quality to be "questionable".
I should have done this a VERY long time ago, but due the preassure from many users, who asked not to stop DivX related topics, we just kept on adding more and more DivX threads, etc.
Until DivX (or other newer technologies) become more main stream, then we "might" reconsider. In the mean time, we will deal only with prime sources, such as personal DVD backups.

As Vinicius has told me that he wishes to start his own DIKO form, to support his users directly, the DIKO forum will be locked "Read Only", starting on November 8.
The forum will also be renamed to "DIKO - Unofficial Forum", with a big sticky post on the top of the forum, directing the users to visit the official site at www.vmesquita.com.

On or about January 1'st, the DIKO forum will be deleted, leaving the original sticky, redirecting users to vmesquita's site.

Also, on November 1'st, we will start a massive cleanup on ALL forums, removing all DivX/XviD related threads.
The "AVI(DivX, XviD, MPEG-4) to KVCD/KDVD" will be renamed to something like "AVI(Lossless Captures, TV Shows) to KVCD/KDVD" or something like that, with a very clear sticky post related to NO DivX/XviD talks. This will help cleaning up some of the chaos that we are seeing on the forum, in the past weeks.

So in general, we are going back to the oiginal idea and goals of KVCD.Net, that it was supposed to be for high quality captures or DVD backups, and not from DivX, or second generation encodes to KVCD/KDVD.

Also, because of the support we are currently getting by new user registrations, this has motivated me to start sharpening up my development tools. So you'll be seeing more stuff in a while other than CalcuMatic, CQMatic, etc.

Change of moderators.
Starting today, Jorge and Phil will be the global moderators for all forum areas. Also, on the Portuguese forum, the following wil be the only moderators:
muaddib, jorel, dialhot
This will stop the current problems where some moderators don't agree between each other, and help stabilize the forum area.

Sorry if some of you don't agree with this, but it's our final decision, and it's for the best of this forum, and for the piece of mind of many.

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-Karl
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10-27-2004, 10:26 PM
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i'm thankful Karl!

but sad at the same time cos was not my will the last month full of problems and i coud not found better idea than ask you what to do after that big problems in portuguese forum.
you did wise decisions let me tell you a short story:
one new member that was the owner of the "divx Brasil" a very big site full of divx. he post for all there: " i know what you're feeling jorel, i left and close my site cos nobody follow the rules and in the end they was against me"....he is now an portuguese forum member and have extreme care to don't post about downloads and divx cos he feel in his skin how hard is to mod/adiministrate brasilian boys.
with the help of Phil that is positive,wise and fast to solve all kinds of problems including "funny guys" that want and insist to post ilegals and with muaddib that have extreme knowledge, dedication and is my friend a long time here, i have all that i need to care of the portuguese forum.
is and was always my desire a clean forum and that's the reason why i ask you Karl to answer my questions here in mods forum. i could not find a better way to remove the problems .
again you did something in my favor and in the favor of the kvcd forum cos i always did exact what you want and i'm still doing even getting problems and alone "fighting" against new members that came from that ilegal forum and they came like a rain of confusion.
using words i can't thank you, only taking care of the whole forum i can show how this place is important for me!...i will do my best and this not means that i have wise or knowledge for this all....i have empathy with you and your forum and i'm here all day long doing a little for you and for all but with extreme care and dedication.
i will never frustrate you but with Phil and muaddib helping me i can do all in peace to restore the portuguese forum.
i will that the mods removed from there don't feel the pain that i had cos i don't want that pain for nobody.

in this moment, all i can do is thanks to you for trust me.
....i will do my best, this was and is my intention.
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10-28-2004, 03:20 AM
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After 30 days, on or about December 1'st, the DIKO forum will be deleted, leaving the original sticky, redirecting users to vmesquita's site.
Aggreed with but only a sad feeling about this. Diko has grown grant to kvcd.net and now VM is doing money from it (this is not said with bad feelings). But that is just a personnal concerns about that.
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10-28-2004, 03:31 AM
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Karl, ...

I would just merge the topic "avi" with "capturing" to one forum using a name like you suggested.

Many users do capture in Huffyuv, mjpeg, mpeg2, and also mpeg4!
SO!: DIKO still gots its purpose in THIS kvcd.net area as its a VERY good tool to bring several caps to one DVD-R! We should keep that in mind.
Im a bit busy right now but my purpose is to code a dll out of my mencalc, so Vmesquita can easely integrate it for a full PAR compilant reencoding of captures to DVD.

But that (and there I do agree with you) could again be seen by some users as "grey"-zone where again some source-dvd-mpeg4's topics could rise. But thats maybe just a matter of a strict handling of such an area.

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10-28-2004, 10:38 AM
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Vinicius has asked me to give him more time before I lock the DIKO forum.
So I'll lock it on November 8'th, and I won't delete the forum until January 1'st.
This should help people that still don't know about DIKO, and redirect them to Vinicius new site and forum.
However, all DivX "Warez" and "Warez Obvious" posts will be deleted in all forum areas.
I will clearly rename the DIKO forum to some description that people are aware that the forum is closed (Read Only) and a visible link to vmesquita.com
I don't want people registering here specifically for DIKO, paying, and then finding out that the forum is closed.
So far, all new registrations have exceeded my expectations, and only about 4 users really registered for DIKO.
I can clearly see the new users searching and reading all other forum areas.

-Karl
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10-28-2004, 08:42 PM
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on the Portuguese forum, the following wil be the only moderators:
muaddib, jorel, dialhot
Hey! I think that this is a big mistake!

I have been moderating very sporadic the PT forum.
I think that I just deleted some inappropriate posts like the “silent moderator” (as kwag said), and PM the problematic user. No user have complained about it...

But Correia and Vinicius are far better and active moderators than I could ever be!

I feel somehow like GFR... a “passive moderator”. So I believe these guys have already proved to have more time and ability to moderate than I.

I would like to still as a moderator in the PT forum. I think that sporadic (as I already said) I can help there, but I’ll DEFINITELY NOT want this if this means to loose Correia and Vinicius.

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This will stop the current problems where some moderators don't agree between each other, and help stabilize the forum area.
I’m sure this is not the case of these moderators - Correia and Vinicius.
In fact they have helped a lot there!
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10-28-2004, 09:35 PM
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Hi Ademar,

There seemed to be many misunderstandings mostly between jorel, alex_matrix and ginoboy.
That's why I deleted their mod permissions.
Ever though they were told about how to handle situations, they went in opposite directions againt jorel. Mostly.
So it's best to discuss moderation rules here, and only the mods here will be the mods in the forum too.
Even though you moderate sporadically, that' just fine
I wish I could see more moderation efforts from others, but Jorge and Phil spend quite a lot of time in the forum, and that's why they were chosen as global moderators.
I myself, because of work, can't spend the time I used to.
But I'm certainly logging in at least three times a day from work, and I will make sure to do that every day, just to keep the forum in order, specially deleting wild posts, because I'm sure it's going to happen as soon as we change the forum.
And I thank you for the "silent" deletions

-Karl
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