WALLACE & GROMIT CHAT » IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SITE CHANGES
Hello Wallace & Gromit fans,
We are having a spring clean of the Wallace & Gromit website and re-arranging some of the website content based on what you guys have been using the most. Responding to this, from September 2nd the forums will be closed to make way for more focussed discussion in the news area of the website.
You will still be able to have your say in the news section of the website and show your creations in our gallery. For budding animators, there is also the opportunity to take part in lots of animation challenges on Aardman’s Animate It! website, pick up animation tips and chat with other animation fans. We will also soon be creating a “Your Top Tips” section of the site where we invite you to submit your own tips, hints and tutorials to help out other members! Look out for more information coming soon…
Forum pages will be taken down on September 2nd but you will be able to visit any thread up until this time. If you have any questions about the change or suggestions for other features you’d like to see on the site please comment below!
What is going on?? Why are you doing this??
YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!! This site has been a part of the good percentage of my life, and I would hate to see the only part I LOVE thrown down the toilet to make this website look more like it's for 5 year old kids.
Please, Please, PLLEEAAAASSSE keep this area!
Also, If it does go, I'm sure I'll go...
So in conclusion No, you just can't do this.
I started a petition on SHaun the Sheep, we should do one here too.
The profile picture idea is a good idea too.
If everyone wants it to stay the same then why change it?
Yep, Aardman will definitely be losing a viewer if they change it.
I like the idea of the top tips bit but I'm not sure about getting rid of the forum...
(Copy and pasted from STS)
You wouldn't be getting more out of your accounts any way you look at it. You would be getting less, because without the forums, there isn't any reason to set up an account because you don't need one to watch clips or play games and after they get rid of the forums those will pretty much be the only things to do. So in reality it's pretty much making accounts completely irrelevant.
It's not that I'm mad, It's that I feel betrayed.
it is not like they are closing the website completely though - fellow TMP people will know how totally awful that was (and still is)--- I so wish they had been able to do that (just close forums) with that website
So, try to think positive, we can still draw pictures, make animations, play games and find out about stuff.
I agree with emmab, aardman probably have other plans for the future of w&g.com which they haven't releasea yet and this is a step in the new and updated direction! Who knows what's instore for the website in the future!!
Wow, You guys popped up with bad news two days ago. and now no follow up?
I am very dissapointed.
Please do not get rid of the forums! http://wallaceandgromit.com/forum/read/52261/1/1#new_messages
Aardman don't work weekends, I don't think.
Oh no this is sad, the forum has so many different memories, it was a good way to discuss fun topics and w&g things with friends! Can't you somehow put them on lock, so we can't post on them, just read them I can't stand to see them go, ive made so many awesome w&g buddies
@samuelhayhoward Yeah, that's right.
Please don't get rid of the forums!
Hi everyone. It's be fantastic working on the forums over the years and getting to know so many fans from around the world. It's not been a quick decision to make - over the past couple of years we 've seen a big drop in the amount of people posting and using the forums and moving to other areas of the site.
I can understand you are upset and we ceratinly don't want to lose our biggest fans. There will still be chance for comments in the news and creations sections of the site and there will also be lots of animations resources to use on the Animate It website. As I mentioned previously, there will also be the opportunity to submit your own tips and tricks to share with fellow animators which I hope will appeal to some of you.
We had planned to remove forum pages from the site 1 month after the forums closed, but I'll look into whether they can be archived in some other way so that you can still read through them after the forums have closed (and the same for Shaunthesheep.com) If you have any other questions or suggestions please let me know.
Wouldn't removing users ability to create their own threads, make them go off topic on the news threads to talk about what they want? What I suggest is to do what you are doing however have at least one forum in which users can talk freely about what they want and make their own threads. What I think is to keep only the news section, wallace and gromit chat and possibly general chat. Oh and I think making a new movie would attract more people to the site
I appreciate Aardman's plans on changing the site. I will also miss the happy and fun moments I and my pen pal friends (friends that i did not see yet but look to me as if they were really best friends) have shared and helped togehter.
The animation tips and tricks would be great. I guess Aardman has noticed that all of us are helping each other on a each specific thread about animation, clay modelling, drawings and even fun random stuffs like Doctor who, minecraft, guess whos gonna comment below etc.
I suggest that Aardman will continue with their plans BUT Aardman must leave the threads archived and make a chatbox for everyone (like in other animation sites), only ONE thread for everyone to share.
Please, threads and forums here are very important to us. It keeps our friendship, bonding and hospitality always present in everyone. The idea of the changes are good actually a cracking idea but please do not deprive us from communicating with each other freely with what we want. Off course there would be still moderator, right?
So to conclude, Aardman must continue their plans but make a thread for everyone to share. This is our only way wherein we can get to keep the bonds of our friendships. Thanks so much!!!
(I did not make this to disapprove, protest, rebel, harbor anger or anything. This is only a suggestion of mine that I think can be for the good of Aardman and for the good of our members)
what i mean is ONLY ONE thread would be good for us. does anyone agree? if any more suggestions then please share it... thanks!
Yeah, I suppose.
How about a regularly uptated production blog? It doesn't have to be wallace and gromit...
i am not happy that the site is going to chanche..this site is fun enough like this..
So mmasonghi studios do you agree?
The animation resources on the animate it website will be great Katie!
By the way Katie, I don't know if I can say this but....
...does everyone know there is a website that automatically archives all websites , you can go look at the old forums this way? I often look at the TMP on this site, it is nice to know that a record of it is still there, and will be of the forums here too.
What site is this??
"the Tate Movie Project" which I couldn't even use it because it was only for the UK.
I'm looking forward to the animation resources coming!
To be honest, Im not bothered about the W&G forum closing. Seeing as it's pretty much unactive most of the time... We will be getting a W&G news section right, to talk on? That would be fine talking about Wallace and Gromit.
I just don't like the fact Sts forums are closing, seeing as I thought they were pretty active.
us TMP people wet through worse, we lost the whole website!
cheer up you can all talk to each other on this site and animate it, just not through the forums.
I am really sad to see the forums go. I know they have slowed way down but I wish you'd reconsider removing them.
Keep the site forums
It's a shame really. What I think should happen is just have 1 big forum run by Aardman admins with sections for each subject of the Aardman creations. It's because I often come and go at a whim that I end up not bothering signing up for so many forums nowadays because I lose interest for a bit. I can't even remember when I last used my STS forum account.
It needs to be all brought together. Then it might be a lot more active because the Shaun forum members will get migrated together.
I think the only reason for the drop in site population is just because there hasn't been a W&G film for a while. It's the same with any character related website, when a new film comes out, more people come to the site, then it quietens down a bit until the next film.
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