> Voted no, but with the caveat that locking the forum or requiring moderator approval
> for all new posts may be a good idea for the foreseeable future (along with a sticky
> detailing why this happening). This would give the project a chance to get back to
> releasing updates while preserving whatever useful info might be contained within the
> To be perfectly honest, though, I can't recall ever using MAME Plus, and have no real
> attachment to the emulator. But I can see where having the forum posts available may
> be of benefit to someone who is looking for info regarding an issue they're running
> up against or similar.
in it's day it was the most popular of the approved MAME derivatives, offering may features users were interested in that weren't available in the main builds, for example the graphical filters, and was the main place such code was maintained.
these days it's pretty much irrelevant tho. as with many other forks, the cost of maintaining it became too high, bugs crept in, and the general failings of MAMEUI on which it was originally based started to become apparent.
unfortunately, due to being the most popular, it was also the base of a lot of other builds that just wanted to shit all over the project, which probably wasn't the most motivating factor.
I don't really think there's much point in keeping the forum at this point. I think it's been 'dead' for a fair bit longer than a year in the sense that none of the later releases they put out even worked properly.