the end of my opera

  • I don't know to what extent the end of my opera will affect these forums; it would be a big mistake IMHO to do away with the forums inasmuch as they are a resource for past responses for those of us who need them as a reference. What is the plan?:yikes: :yikes:

  • I have heard that the plan to build up at least some kind of new forum - but if that will work out? Don't know.

    In the meantime several of the Opera employees and many users (me included) moved to https://vivaldi.net which was founded by the co-founder of Opera and several of the old Opera employees and offers forums, blogs, albums and mail for the my.opera users. May be you can give it a spin too and it solves your problem....

  • As QuHno mentioned, the vivaldi.net community site is a good alternative. It's been intimated that "some" of the more helpful forums would remain intact even after the March 1st date. Which forums those might be has not been revealed. 😞

  • Originally posted by QuHno:

    IIn the meantime several of the Opera employees and many users (me included) moved to https://vivaldi.net which was founded by the co-founder of Opera and several of the old Opera employees and offers forums, blogs, albums and mail for the my.opera users. ...

    Thank you, QuHno!

  • it reminds me of some data trashing that occurred a long time back ...it was something (name escapes me) like use.net or whatever but it just shut down trashing multitudes of documents forever ...more recently we have seen magaupload do the same under legal attack ...the wealth of info about opera is going to be trashed leaving only what "interests" the Norwegians but may interest others to keep the "old stuff" for many around the world who use old devices with old opera... I say keep it all ...

  • A lot of "official" site data on old Opera versions has already gone to that bit-bucket in the sky, as can be attested by anyone who's looked lately following the website "redesign". (EG: try checking out the Opera Settings File Explained database at http://www.opera.com/support/usingopera/operaini/). But then again, how much obligation does the maker of a free browser have to fund the storage costs for documentation of previous free versions? I only wish Opera had warned everyone that the data was going away so that some of us that were interested could at least have made copies of it... there certainly wouldn't have been much if any cost to that.

  • I just set up a new forum for those of us who prefer the forum format instead of blogs and social networks: http://www.operaforums.com

  • opera is a few geeks from norway & a little spot on the earth in california so they say & they emulate microsoft being bullies and ignore their pitiful little following (self included) ...I use opera every day & am enraged the fund of knowledge is gone ...so be it; they have no respect for 3rd world people who use old equipment and old software to their credit ...they disrespect their users just like the rest of the browser buffoons ...surely I will be banned for these final comments on their miserable forum

  • There's always sites like Opera Wiki

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    But then again, how much obligation does the maker of a free browser have to fund the storage costs for documentation of previous free versions?

    Come on blackbird71, by all respect I have for you, this is a ridiculous argument to say the least.
    Funding 500Kb of data??? What efforts or costs might it take for Opera ASA???
    Let me give you the exact answer: $0.00
    As for obligations, indeed they have none, except generating profit...

    Anyway I've saved the setting-pages because I saw it coming.
    You can download them from here

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    but then again, how much obligation does the maker of a free browser have to fund the storage costs for documentation of previous free versions?

    Previous?

    Originally posted by Krake:

    this is a ridiculous argument to say the least.

    +1

    It's probably more effort to delete it than to keep it.

  • sorry for my rant but not sorry for my point not couched as politely as I would have desired ...but I feel sorry the help forums are not preserved ...there are many cloud locations that are very inexpensive for opera to use to park their stuff...

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    A lot of "official" site data on old Opera versions has already gone to that bit-bucket in the sky, as can be attested by anyone who's looked lately following the website "redesign". (EG: try checking out the Opera Settings File Explained database at http://www.opera.com/support/usingopera/operaini/ ).

    There is always a good chance that archive.org (waybackmachine) has spidered it:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20130302151555/http://www.opera.com/support/usingopera/operaini/

    😉

  • Hi,

    I have a suggeration for MyOpera Mail team. How the mail service will be shutdown in next day because you don't have enough resources for maintain the MyOpera community, it could be very useful and will show if Opera team are programming and think about her users if you release the source code of MyOpera mail server with a OpenSource license and a simple guide that let users have her personally version of my opera Mail in her computer/server.

    What you say about that?

  • Originally posted by Krake:

    Originally posted by blackbird71:

    But then again, how much obligation does the maker of a free browser have to fund the storage costs for documentation of previous free versions?

    Come on blackbird71, by all respect I have for you, this is a ridiculous argument to say the least.
    Funding 500Kb of data??? What efforts or costs might it take for Opera ASA???
    Let me give you the exact answer: $0.00
    As for obligations, indeed they have none, except generating profit...

    Anyway I've saved the setting-pages because I saw it coming.
    You can download them from here

    It really wasn't an "argument" so much as a very unsuccessful attempt at sarcasm. Smilies would have probably helped, but for some reason, they don't insert properly for me in these forums most of the time any more... usually I have to hand-craft the symbols for the ones I know, and those will render.

    Anyhow, thanks for the setting-pages file. It's a key one that I wasn't able to grab before it suddenly evaporated.

  • Vivaldi.net https://vivaldi.net is coming together nicely. Lots of people over there now making it their new home. I'm sure you will see familiar faces there and maybe make some new friends in the process! 🙂

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    Anyhow, thanks for the setting-pages file. It's a key one that I wasn't able to grab before it suddenly evaporated.

    I *think* most should all be saved on the Archive.org web archive. I have to say I wasn't expecting them to evaporate while the Presto version was still current on Linux.

  • Originally posted by Frenzie:

    Originally posted by blackbird71:

    Anyhow, thanks for the setting-pages file. It's a key one that I wasn't able to grab before it suddenly evaporated.

    I *think* most should all be saved on the Archive.org web archive. I have to say I wasn't expecting them to evaporate while the Presto version was still current on Linux.

    I believe you're correct... the settings page is definitely there, as are the linked pages on it (and thanks to QuHno for suggesting it). But it's just sad that a web archive is the only safety net for something like this, though I'm certainly glad it exists. Opera never gave any warning I ever saw that they were dropping the data from their own sites; some of the pages even worked fine from browser bookmarks after the redesign of the site began and page links to them evaporated, only to suddenly have them completely disappear without any warning or links later on. I kept thinking Opera would certainly keep a record on its own servers with links from its new site pages, as an Opera archive. It's a sorry testimony for even low-cost support of a browser version (12.16) Opera still offers as a download and workaround for users who want it instead of Blink Opera. I wonder how many Old Opera users with settings questions will ever think to try an independent archive site or view this thread... 😞

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